The Maine wilderness is among the most beautiful places I have experienced, from the captivating mountains to the raging rivers and the wildlife, and yet there’s so much more that Maine has to offer, like Acadia National Park and its stunning coastline, as well as some of the best hiking trails in the country. In the winter, much of Maine is covered in thick snow which makes it a skiing hot spot, but in the summer the state offers visitors a thriving world of adventure sports. And no one does it better than Northern Outdoors, an adventure resort located in The Forks, Maine.
Every so often something in my travels takes my breath away. It can be a stunning, picturesque view or a spiritual feeling a place gives me, or sometimes it’s the taste of real, good food. I had one of those moments at the Coplin Dinner House in Stratton, Maine, home to Maine’s famous skiing adventure land: the Sugarloaf Mountain. Not only is it a beautiful area with stunning wilderness and impressive mountains, the Carrabassett Valley area offers the summer visitor a wealth of attractions, from panoramic hikes to kayaking and nearby whitewater rafting.
Among the latest health crazes is a true medicinal plant that has been vilified for decades as being evil, and causing people to lose their minds and to make bad decisions, yet now with the evolution of thought inspired by the advent of the internet, the truth has come out and a new way of healing is available for those who wish to avoid the negatives of prescription drugs. That medicinal plant is better known as marijuana, or the latin name for the entire plant (male and female) is cannabis, which has been shown to heal* and have positive effects for a myriad of ailments and issues that we go through in this crazy modern world.
Open all year round, Maynard’s in Maine has become a staple of inland Maine by providing wonderful cabin rentals along with a fantastic family style restaurant. Nestled in Rockwood, sitting along the Moose River, Maynard’s is in the perfect placement for anyone who wants to experience Moosehead Lake, the mountains, and the wilderness, or simply look for moose. While Maine is ravaged by tough winters every year, Maynard’s remains open, with hunting, boating, hiking, and other outdoor opportunities right there or conveniently close by. They even have their own personal docks and boats that can be rented, too; AND they will fry up your catch of the day, upon request. How cool is that?!
In Maine, perhaps the hottest spot is Mount Desert Island, home of the famous and naturally gorgeous Acadia National Park. There are a lot of highlights that are can’t misses like waking up to the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, hiking the rocky coast and looking for puffins, but there are other fun things one can get up to on the island, like seeing how much seafood you can eat or simply road tripping around the entire island to see what else this magical place has to offer.
In Maine, the lobster is king, and few do it better than Beal’s Lobster Pier in Southwest Harbor, which is mere minutes away from parts of the famous Acadia National Park. Or at least that was my experience during my honeymoon last week. Acadia is what attracted my newlywed wife and I to the area, but it was Beal’s Lobster Pier that offered a unique experience, because not only do they offer the freshest seafood, they make it fun, messy and something to always remember.
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