The Traveler Loop

Baxter State Park, like Acadia National Park, is a treasure of the state of Maine. I didn't start spending any quality time in BSP until I was in my 30's (I was obsessed with Acadia in my 20s) and have been making up for lost time any chance I get. I had been hearing about … Continue reading The Traveler Loop


Seawall Campground- Acadia National Park

Winter's long nights give you plenty of time for planning summer adventures and I like to book my weekends well in advance. I recently booked our third year at Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park. This is one of my most anticipated annual trips primarily because its just my son and I- a true test of my single mom … Continue reading Seawall Campground- Acadia National Park

3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

Hello - it's Willow. I was born and raised in the great state of Maine, and I believe that if you are lucky enough in this life, you will get to spend copious time on a lake in Maine. If you are really lucky, you will get to spend some of that time on Moosehead … Continue reading 3 Seasons on Moosehead Lake

Mount Tecumseh – 4,003′ – Winter Adventures

DD & Willow here!  You all know by now that Willow adores winter.  She is the one who exclaims with glee every time the white stuff is falling and love to spread her love of winter with others whenever possible, or at the very least, annoy those around her who hate winter with her excitement. … Continue reading Mount Tecumseh – 4,003′ – Winter Adventures

Running Water in Acadia National Park – Fall Adventures

It’s no secret that Acadia National Park is one of our favorite destinations.  Willow has been hiking there since she was a kid thanks to her parents who got her hooked on ocean views and granite ridges at a young age. This story is from Willow, on one of her solo hikes. Even though the options are limitless in … Continue reading Running Water in Acadia National Park – Fall Adventures

When Instagrammers Unite – Old Speck Adventure Date 1.1.17

Hello! This is Willow. I wanted to share a pretty interesting story about the power of hobbies and social media. I love social media for bringing like minded people together.  Despite being a fairly late adopter and an introvert, most of my closest friends are in my life because of social media- Thanks Twitter, Facebook, … Continue reading When Instagrammers Unite – Old Speck Adventure Date 1.1.17

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The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

The Making of a Winter Hiker I have always loved hiking and I have always loved winter.  In my youth, I spent my days hiking in Acadia National Park, the Camden Hills, Western Maine, Baxter State Park and Vermont.  Despite my lifelong love for the mountains and love of winter, I always hiked in the … Continue reading The Making of a Winter Hiker – Confessions of Willow

Hiking in the Moosehead Lake Region

If you've seen my post about camping on Moosehead Lake, you'll know that my family and I have been camping there for almost 5 years and that it's one of my favorite regions in the state.  One of the best parts of camping in this region is the excellent exploring and hiking that abounds. Mount … Continue reading Hiking in the Moosehead Lake Region

Mud Brook- Lily Bay State Park

  Mud Brook is Lily Bay State Park's group campsite.  Set on a peninsula north of the park, this is a great spot for larger camping crews.  It has all the benefits of the state park, but is a bit more rustic with only one outhouse and no other facilities. After breaking some of the … Continue reading Mud Brook- Lily Bay State Park

Lily Bay State Park

Certainly one of our most beautiful state parks, Lily Bay State Park is located on the northeast shore of Moosehead Lake.  Offering excellent views of Moose Mountain, paddling to Sugar Island and easy access to Kokadjo and nearby hiking, this is a prime location for enjoying all that the Moosehead Lake region has to offer. … Continue reading Lily Bay State Park

Seboomook Wilderness Campground

The Seboomook Wilderness Campground is in the northwest cove of Moosehead Lake, close to the Golden Road and the Canadian border.  We spent time at Seboomook over Labor Day of September of 2012 and 4th of July in 2013 & 2014.  The remote nature and distance from civilization are the best and worst parts of this campground.  Once … Continue reading Seboomook Wilderness Campground

Winter at Beaver Cove Camps

We stayed at the Beaver Cove Camps in February of 2012 on President's Day Weekend. These camps are located in Beaver Cove just south of Lily Bay State Park.  These were affordable cabins with bunks and lake views and are no longer in business, but still have a web cam of the lake so you can … Continue reading Winter at Beaver Cove Camps