Sports & Outdoors

Northern Forest Center offers grants for volunteer-led recreation projects

Franklin County projects are eligible to apply

CONCORD,NH — The Northern Forest Center is offering grants of up to $2,500 to volunteer-led organizations working to increase local participation in outdoor recreation in Northern Forest Communities. Proposals are due March 31, 2023. “We’re increasingly aware of the positive physical, social, and economic benefits of outdoor recreation, and that sometimes a small investment in equipment, staffing, or infrastructure can […]

Saddleback Maine gets Maine’s Finest Athlete Donny Pelletier to lead “Roadside Marketing” efforts

RANGELEY — Maine’s Finest Athlete, Donny Pelletier, not only visits Maine’s Favorite Mountain, but he gets hired by Saddleback for “Roadside Marketing” in a recent advertising and social media stunt. Donny is the beloved alter ego of Maine mogul skiing Olympian Troy Murphy, best known for his heavy Maine accent, out-of-control hot dogging, and love of Moxie. In 2022, Saddleback […]

Fly Rod Crosby Carving Event at Maine’s IF&W building in Augusta

The short presentation can be attended live or virtually

AUGUSTA — An exciting, new, life-sized carving of Fly Rod Crosby, a 2017 inductee to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, has found a home in Maine’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife building in Augusta. Thanks to the High Peaks Alliance of Franklin County and two generous donors, this six-foot, one-of-a-kind likeness by artist Brian Stockman of New Hampshire, is available […]

8th Annual Fat Tire Bike Loppet

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. – Racers register by 5 p.m. Friday

RANGELEY — It’s time to ride with some pedal power! Don’t Miss the 8th Annual Fat-Tire Bike Loppet at Rangeley Lakes Trails Center Sunday, Jan. 29. Registration deadline Friday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. The bike courses take advantage of the beautiful and varied terrain at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, from wide straight-a-ways to gradual ascents and descents, to […]

Maine Audubon’s 2022 Loon Count brings in new lakes, counters

The count covers areas south of the 45th parallel, roughly south of a line from Rangeley to Calais where enough lakes are counted to make a reliable estimate

FALMOUTH — Final results from Maine Audubon’s Annual Loon Count for 2022 estimate that adult loon numbers dipped slightly this year but chick numbers are up! Long-term trends continue to show a strong adult population that has grown steadily over the years, and a stable population of chicks over time. In 2022, more volunteers than ever—more than 1600—gathered up their […]

Know a Registered Maine Guide who should be considered a legend?

Submit your nomination by Feb. 17, 2023

AUGUSTA – The Maine Professional Guides Association is currently seeking nominations for the annual Wiggie Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award. If you know a Registered Maine Guide who might be a deserving candidate for this award, please submit your nomination by Feb. 17, 2023. This award is presented annually in memory of Master Maine Guide Wilmot (Wiggie) Robinson. To be considered […]

Maine Warden Service Urges Caution Before Venturing Out Onto Any Ice

AUGUSTA – Ice conditions vary across the state, and the Maine Warden Service is urging everyone to check the ice before heading out onto any of Maine’s lakes, ponds and rivers. “Ice conditions on many of Maine’s larger lakes are still unsafe, and even though smaller ponds may have ice, we are urging everyone to check the ice before heading […]

Ski & Snowshoe Trailers visit state parks this winter

Free equipment with park admission

AUGUSTA — The Maine State Park Ski & Snowshoe Trailers will be visiting select parks this winter to loan equipment, free of charge, to park visitors during their visits. Locally, the Ski and Snowshoe Trailer will be at Mt. Blue State Park in Weld the weekends of Jan. 28-29; Feb. 4-5; and March 4-5. Visit the trailer anytime between 10 […]

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