Ben Kimball

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Take a Walk!
Take a Walk!
Why Walk? There’s no doubt about it, walking is good for you! Good for the body, good for the soul. For Your BodyYou don't have to run marathons or scale soaring mountain peaks to benefit from physical activity. Dr. Mike Evans explains in his…
February 12, 2020
Winter Fun with Kids: Trail Tips and Tricks
Winter Fun with Kids: Trail Tips and Tricks
Getting outside in the winter with the whole family can be a bit daunting – keeping track of everyone’s layers, mittens and gloves alone seems like it requires an organizational mastermind. Once out in the snowy landscape, however, the magic of…
January 29, 2020
Winter Wonders in Katahdin Woods and Waters
Winter Wonders in Katahdin Woods and Waters
“Wintery Mix” - that pleasant sounding euphemism for the rain-sleet-snow-ice that so often falls on the Maine coast. It was such weather that drove this snow-lover to spontaneously drive 3 hours north on a frigid (below-zero temps forecasted…
December 18, 2019
The County: A Cross-Country Ski Paradise
The County: A Cross-Country Ski Paradise
Early snow blanketing much of Maine can only mean one thing -- it is time to strap on the skinny skis and hit the trails! There are wonderful cross country ski trails across the state, but if you are looking for consistently fantastic conditions…
December 4, 2019
Above the Trees - 5 Maine Fire Tower Hikes
Above the Trees - 5 Maine Fire Tower Hikes
View from Deboullie Mountain, Photo credit: Bill Geller Trees are pretty important in Maine - so much so that our nickname is the “Pine Tree State” and our first flag featured a star and a tree. Trees are so important that in the early 20th…
November 5, 2019
Three Haunted Hikes for Halloween
Three Haunted Hikes for Halloween
It’s eerie season out in the Maine woods. The wind whistling through the leafless trees tends toward a haunting howl as the sun sets in the early evening. Sudden noises in the quiet woods cause hikers and bikers alike to beware - falling stick or…
October 30, 2019
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