No crowds in Maine, just you, your family, friends, whoever tags along.
To hike, to bike, ski, paddle into neat out of the public eye places. Maine is loaded with them. To collect experiences that never fade when you involve kids of all ages. To be one yourself again. To tutor them on what to continue for traditions in Maine.
The cost is low, reward high.
Invest a few gallons of gas when you are lucky enough to be planted in Maine full time, all four seasons. A knapsack or tailgate buffet for the hungry hikers, modern day explorers to enjoy after the trek in and out.
Lots of high calorie, trail mix, Glorp or fruit. All natural snacks for the munching, refueling, wandering. Finding your way along hidden paths. The sames ones that get returned to at all the different stages of your life. Often with a few members, some loved ones missing because time goes by. Life is too short to waste.
Nothing is forever. Enjoy the moment, the season. Have you been to Maine?
So get off the couch.
Dig out the map. Put down the channel clicker. Put the snack bowl reached into out of boredom on the kitchen sideboard. And round up, make plans to hike in Maine.
Picking small outings like Hastings Brook Falls, up Haystack Mountain in Aroostook County.
Bike the 50 mile Acadia National Park trail network a portion at a time, bite sized approach. Marvel at the stone work on the bridges. Share the pathway with horse drawn carriages. Strangers you meet don’t stay that way for long either.
Then working yourself up to larger, more challenging, longer hills and dales to step by step arrive at new, off the path, to venues in Maine.The kind the tourist information four color glossy fold out with all the ads left out.
The kind of areas that Maine wildlife are pretty familiar with because you are on their home turf now Sport. Invited in to tread lightly. To carry in and out. Be good stewards, respectful. Mind your P’s and Q’s. And you get invited back, return tickets because you are now a partner with nature’s delicate balance.
All eyes and ears careful. With a swelling, building inside feeling of awe. From the natural habitat, the mixed woods, crystal clean waterways. Can you stand the Maine noise of all that quiet? Hear Suddenly be able to hear yourself think.
The setting is Maine. Are you tapping into the resource that hits you deeply, satisfies to the bone, other places too you did not know you had. Down near your soul.
Open up all your inside doors and windows, let the sunshine, fresh air in. Feel the weight of the World lifted, removed, air brushed out of your way.
These spots you revisit, expand your closeness, the outdoor intimacy to drop dead gorgeous Maine who casts her spell.
Build into your vacation and any time you can sneak away to incredible spots. That are all one of a kind. Not man made and free for just the planning, scheduling or spur of the moment to enjoy. Maine, unfiltered, pure, all natural. Get to the place with the space.