Canoeing in Maine:

Posted by: MBR on Sun Jul 9th, 2017 7:20 am
Canoeing in Maine: Two excursions and just one tripTwo ponds on the Maine-New Hampshire border each have stories to tell.Two ponds, two states, one day.We recently crossed the Maine-New Hampshire border, exploring Lower Kimball Pond in Maine, and then a mere half-mile into New Hampshire, Upper Kimball Pond. We spent two hours in each, poking about on a sunny, warm morning.The tiny boat launch for Lower Kimball is on the western side of the pond. At the boat launch site for Upper Kimball, turn from the paved South Chatham Road onto the gravel Chatham Road. After about 100 yards, turn left onto the Shore Road and follow a few hundred yards to the access lane down to the water. A sign is posted by the town of Chatham. Park back at the Upper Kimball boat launch and walk the five minutes back down to Lower Kimball. ... -one-trip/
Posted by: MBR on Mon Apr 23rd, 2018 2:23 am
Canoeing in Maine: Its that time to take in the spring sights[i:3837wzpw]A scenic passage around Pleasant Cove in Woolwich is like greeting a long-lost friend.[/i:3837wzpw]What a great time of year. Spring skiing in the mountains, biking the back roads on a mild day and getting the canoe in the water for the first time.An April paddling outing is like a high school reunion a great chance to catch up with old friends and acquaintances. In April that means being on the lookout for the daily arrival of birds.The staging of immature loons in Maquoit Bay this past week tells us that inland waterways may still be iced in so well stick close to the coast for our first outing. Pleasant Cove on Route 1 in Woolwich, just past the Taste of Maine Restaurant, is a superb spot to spy your first osprey, kingfisher or cormorant of the season. We were there a week ago and saw no osprey during our first hour of exploring, and then as we headed back to the launch site from the Arrowsic Bridge we saw four. Hearing their shrill calls in the air again is as much a sign of spring in Maine as the first evening of peeper songs. ... ng-sights/