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Enock's Adventures: Ferry Landing
Enock's Adventures: Ferry Landing
Hey hikers! This trail adventure was very unique, in the sense that I encountered some things I had never seen before. I had a few moments of "why did they do it that way." It all made for a both fun and challenging day in the woods. This fun…
February 8, 2024
Enock's Adventures: Momentum Hikes
Enock's Adventures: Momentum Hikes
Hey fellow hikers! I have a totally different story for you this time. We at MTF have been working toward recruiting a group of ambassadors with different disabilities than I have. We are hoping to be able to provide the best information about trails…
January 12, 2024
Enock's Adventures: Grant's Meadow
Enock's Adventures: Grant's Meadow
Hey hikers! I was just looking through my phone picture gallery trying to decide which trail adventure I wanted to write about next. It is interesting how things blend together, I didn’t realize how many trails I had done on that particular day…
January 12, 2024
Enock's Adventures: Atlantic Way Trail
Enock's Adventures: Atlantic Way Trail
Hey fellow hikers! Once my trip to the county had finished, I stuck a little closer to home and started checking out more of the southern end of Maine. My first trek took me to the Atlantic Way Trail in Saco. This is part of a network of trails…
January 4, 2024
Enock's Adventures: Lincoln Community Walking & Fitness Trail
Enock's Adventures: Lincoln Community Walking & Fitness Trail
Hey fellow hikers! On my way home from the County, I made a couple stops in Penobscot County. My last blog was about my visit to the Mike Michaud Trail in Millinocket; my next stop was the Lincoln Community Walking and Fitness Trail. I had been…
December 28, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Mike Michaud Walking Trail
Enock's Adventures: Mike Michaud Walking Trail
Hey hikers! After my jaunt to the County, I made a couple more stops on my way home to Bethel. My first stop was in Millinocket to check out the Mike Michaud Walking Trail. I have actually known Mike since I was a kid. He got me my first autograph…
December 14, 2023
Enock's Adventures: The County Wrap Up
Enock's Adventures: The County Wrap Up
Hey hikers! My final few stops in the county were short trails and some not so doable trails. I did one final trail in Fort Kent, and checked out a couple more that were not so doable in Madawaska and the Presque Isle area. I will focus on the Fort…
December 7, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Farm Brook Trails
Enock's Adventures: Farm Brook Trails
Hey hikers! One of my final adventures in The County took me to Madawaska, to the Farm Brook Trails. The description on MTF is pretty good, in the sense that all the trails are named and it describes that there are loops for shorter hikes. It also…
December 1, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Fort Kent Outdoor Center
Enock's Adventures: Fort Kent Outdoor Center
Hey fellow hikers! For my next adventure in the County, I decided to revisit the Fort Kent area. If you have been following my blogs you know I went there last fall. I am only one person with only so much time, so I missed a few awesome hiking spots…
November 17, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Woodland Community Trails
Enock's Adventures: Woodland Community Trails
Hey fellow hikers! My next stop in the county was Woodland Community Trails, located behind the Woodland Community School. I have to say I went into this one with some bias. In my mind, I thought that a small community would not be able to afford to…
November 2, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Mantle Lake Park
Enock's Adventures: Mantle Lake Park
Hey fellow hikers! If you are following along on my adventures, I've finished up my trip down east. I love that part of Maine, but I love every part of Maine. We have such a unique landscape that it is hard to pick a favorite area. However, I do hold…
October 25, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Calais Walkway
Enock's Adventures: Calais Walkway
Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist, ventures way down east to conclude his trip to eastern Maine, and checks out an in-town trail along the St. Croix River in Calais.Hey fellow hikers! My last stop on my trip downeast was to check out the Calais…
October 20, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Alfred and Cynthia Sudsbury Walking Trail
Enock's Adventures: Alfred and Cynthia Sudsbury Walking Trail
Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist, checks out a waterfront trail in downtown Milbridge as a part of his exploration of downeast trails.Hey fellow hikers! One of my stops in Milbridge, as a part of my trip downeast, was at the Alfred & Cynthia…
October 13, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Stone Barn Farm
Enock's Adventures: Stone Barn Farm
Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist, takes readers along on his journey through the fields and woods at the Stone Barn Farm trails on Mount Desert Island.Hey fellow hikers! Stone Barn Farm on Mount Desert Island was my next stop on my Downeast…
October 6, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Ellsworth Trail
Enock's Adventures: Ellsworth Trail
Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist, explores an in-town trail in the City of Ellsworth, as a part of his visit to trails Downeast.Hey fellow hikers! The second trail I checked out on my trip Downeast is the Ellsworth Trail. This is a completely…
September 26, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Reed Brook Trails
Enock's Adventures: Reed Brook Trails
Explore this trail near a school in Hamden with Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist. Part one of his latest downeast adventures.   REED BROOK TRAILS Hey fellow hikers! Our school trails project brings me to the down east area this week. I…
September 7, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Three Strikes You're Out!
Enock's Adventures: Three Strikes You're Out!
Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist, shares his not-so-successful day on a series of trails in southern Maine.Hey fellow hikers! I have been going out on trails since the end of May when it isn't raining... so not that much! I saw someone say…
July 17, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Sea Road Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Sea Road Preserve
Explore this trail near a school in Kennebunk with Enock, Outdoor Accessibility Specialist.        SEA ROAD PRESERVE Hey fellow hikers! I am back for another exciting hiking season exploring all over Maine!  This season we are embarking on a…
June 1, 2023
Faces of Maine Trail Finder: Gary Janson
Faces of Maine Trail Finder: Gary Janson
Maine Trail Finder isn’t just a great tool to help you plan your next Maine adventure. With a free user account, you can log which trails you’ve completed, upload photos, and track your mileage, creating a digital history of your trips. In this…
February 24, 2023
Faces of Maine Trail Finder: Ilse Dunbar
Faces of Maine Trail Finder: Ilse Dunbar
Maine Trail Finder isn’t just a great tool to help you plan your next Maine adventure. With a free user account, you can log which trails you’ve completed, upload photos, and track your mileage, creating a digital history of your trips. In this…
February 17, 2023
Faces of Maine Trail Finder: Charlie Franklin
Faces of Maine Trail Finder: Charlie Franklin
Maine Trail Finder isn’t just a great tool to help you plan your next Maine adventure. With a free user account, you can log which trails you’ve completed, upload photos, and track your mileage, creating a digital history of your trips. In this…
February 10, 2023
Enock's Adventures: Giant's Stairs
Enock's Adventures: Giant's Stairs
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. This year I am hoping to get some group or one on one hikes together…
December 8, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Jay Area
Enock's Adventures: Jay Area
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! I have been wanting to check out some places in…
December 2, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Hawkes & Frazier Preserves
Enock's Adventures: Hawkes & Frazier Preserves
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. This year I am hoping to get some group or one on one hikes together…
November 18, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Harpswell Revisited
Enock's Adventures: Harpswell Revisited
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers, if you have been reading along with my posts, you…
November 4, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Penobscot River Trails
Enock's Adventures: Penobscot River Trails
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! My final stop on my first northern Maine tour was…
October 28, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Presque Isle Bike Path
Enock's Adventures: Presque Isle Bike Path
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! My next stop on the Northern Maine Tour was the…
September 27, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Meduxnekeag River Trail
Enock's Adventures: Meduxnekeag River Trail
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! I made it back from the first half of the Maine…
September 20, 2022
Adventuring with Aggie: Cliff Trail
Adventuring with Aggie: Cliff Trail
This is a guest post written by Molly Perry, Aggie's mom. Aggie is 4 years old and the youngest of 3 very active siblings. She is a full time wheelchair user who loves to go on adventures. Molly is a former professional figure skater turned stay at…
September 14, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Debe Park River Walk and Philbrick Trail
Enock's Adventures: Debe Park River Walk and Philbrick Trail
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. This year I am hoping to get some group or one on one hikes together…
September 12, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Mayberry Hill Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Mayberry Hill Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! I got to hang out with my friends at Loon Echo…
September 6, 2022
Enock's Adventures: A Guided Hike at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Enock's Adventures: A Guided Hike at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. This year I am hoping to organize group or one-on-one hikes . I would…
August 29, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Powder House Hill and Prescott Field
Enock's Adventures: Powder House Hill and Prescott Field
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! I finally made a trip to Farmington to check out…
August 23, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Evergreen Cemetery and Hinckley Park
Enock's Adventures: Evergreen Cemetery and Hinckley Park
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. This year I hope to get some group or one on one hikes together. I…
August 17, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Runaround Pond and West Side Trail
Enock's Adventures: Runaround Pond and West Side Trail
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! I am going for a little contrast this time with a…
August 11, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Swift River Trail
Enock's Adventures: Swift River Trail
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! This is…
July 26, 2022
Off-road, On-trail: Maine's Best Bike Paths
Off-road, On-trail: Maine's Best Bike Paths
If you want to get off the roads and onto paved or gravel bike paths, Maine has plenty of adventures to offer – and we’re not just talking about the famed carriage roads at Acadia National Park! Whether you’d like to cycle through the ocean…
July 21, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Holt Pond Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Holt Pond Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! I stayed a bit closer to home and checked out Holt…
July 19, 2022
Enock's Adventures: A Trip to Falmouth
Enock's Adventures: A Trip to Falmouth
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey, fellow hikers this time we are going to have a teaching moment.…
July 11, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Hope Woods and Emmons Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Hope Woods and Emmons Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! This time I am in the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area…
July 6, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Knight's Pond Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Knight's Pond Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers! You might have seen me on…
June 27, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Harpswell Day One
Enock's Adventures: Harpswell Day One
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey, fellow hikers I almost don't want to tell you about hiking in…
June 14, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Maquoit Bay Conservation Land
Enock's Adventures: Maquoit Bay Conservation Land
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers you are…
June 1, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Kezar River Reserve & Fryeburg Town Forest
Enock's Adventures: Kezar River Reserve & Fryeburg Town Forest
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Hey fellow hikers - I am back for another beautiful hiking season in…
May 25, 2022
From Sea to Rivers: It's Alewife Migration Time!
From Sea to Rivers: It's Alewife Migration Time!
Songbirds get a lot of credit for their impressively long migrations, especially when their trills and descants enliven fields and forests in spring and make awakening in the morning ever more pleasant. However, Maine also hosts another lesser-known…
May 18, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Cross Country Skiing
Enock's Adventures: Cross Country Skiing
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. It has been a rough winter for those of us in Maine that enjoy…
February 24, 2022
Enock's Adventures: Back Cove Trail
Enock's Adventures: Back Cove Trail
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. It’s that time of year when we start getting ready for snow and all…
November 26, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Kennebec River Rail Trail
Enock's Adventures: Kennebec River Rail Trail
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. I decided to stick with the theme from the last few weeks and do…
November 19, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Two Trails in Norway
Enock's Adventures: Two Trails in Norway
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Now that the days are getting shorter I am keeping my hiking…
November 12, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Lewiston, Day Two
Enock's Adventures: Lewiston, Day Two
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. After my adventure last weekend in the Lewiston/Auburn area, I…
November 5, 2021
Enock's Adventures: A Trip to Lewiston
Enock's Adventures: A Trip to Lewiston
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. As I was on my way to Lewiston to check out a couple of the many…
October 29, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Downeast Day Three
Enock's Adventures: Downeast Day Three
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. On the third and final day of our trip, we wanted to head home…
October 26, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Downeast Day Two
Enock's Adventures: Downeast Day Two
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete, and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website.Quoddy Head State Park…
October 15, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Heading Downeast
Enock's Adventures: Heading Downeast
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. Downeast Maine is one part of the state I have explored very little.…
October 7, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Bethel Pathway and Valentine Farm
Enock's Adventures: Bethel Pathway and Valentine Farm
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. September 25th was National Public Lands Day. Sandy and I decided to…
October 1, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Weston Woods and Waters
Enock's Adventures: Weston Woods and Waters
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. If you have been following my posts on Maine Trail Finder, you may…
September 23, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Alewive Woods Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Alewive Woods Preserve
I recently was on Facebook and got a friend request from Steve Minich from WMTW 8 news. I first thought that it was very odd. I have never met him. Why would he be adding me? I saw a few of my friends were on his friends list. I figured it must be…
September 17, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Rangeley Area
Enock's Adventures: Rangeley Area
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. While perusing Maine Trail Finder looking for easy trails, I noticed…
September 13, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Robinson Woods Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Robinson Woods Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website.  With the impending arrival of tropical storm Henri, Sandy and I…
September 1, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Pleasant Hill Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Pleasant Hill Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website.  This week I had been thinking a lot about trying out some designated…
August 24, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Cornwall Nature Preserve
Enock's Adventures: Cornwall Nature Preserve
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website.  For some reason I always choose adventures that take hours of…
August 6, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Pondicherry Park
Enock's Adventures: Pondicherry Park
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, MTF Accessibility Ambassador, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website. After heading to the coast last time, this time we decided to try…
July 29, 2021
Enock's Adventures: Oak Point Farm
Enock's Adventures: Oak Point Farm
This is a guest post written by Enock Glidden, Public Speaker, Adaptive Athlete and Adventurer. To learn more about Enock, please visit his website.  After a friend told me about the awesome new accessible adventures feature on Maine Trail Finder,…
July 15, 2021
Wildlife in Winter
Wildlife in Winter
In the silence of the winter woods, surrounded by swirling snowflakes and the crisp air, it can feel as though you are all alone -- until you look and listen a little more closely. Flocks of birds chitter through the forest canopy and tracks on snow…
February 26, 2020
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
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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