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Redington Township

1956 Topographic Map of Redington Township

The township is northwest of Mount Abram Township, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Redington is remote from other communities.  Its interior is accessible only by traveling south off Route 16 in Coplin Plantation along secondary … Continue reading

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Riley TWP

Location Map for Riley Township

a township in Oxford County, just north of the town of Gilead on the border with New Hampshire. It is home to no lakes, few people, several mountains in the Mahoosuc Range, and the source of Sunday River. It is the entry point for the Appalachian Trail in Maine in a section of the state’s Public Reserved Land. From here it is 281.4 miles to go to reach the summit of Mount Katahdin. Continue reading

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Royal River Canoe Trip

Royal River Trip

The Royal River traces its origins to Sabbath Day Lake in New Glouceste. It is joined by several brooks on it way south through Auburn, back to New Gloucester, then to Gray, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth before entering Casco Bay. … Continue reading

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Russell Pond

Photo: Mount Katahdin from Sandy Stream Pond (1996)

Russell Pond campground in Baxter State Park is a 7.2 mile hike from Roaring Brook campground, the location for nearest automobile access. Hikers may choose to begin on the Sandy Stream Pond trail, which, northwest of the Pond, links to … Continue reading

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Sandy River Plantation

Location Map for Sandy River Plantation

About 35 miles northwest of Farmington on Maine Route 4, just south of Rangeley, the community marks the source of the Sandy River in the Sandy River Ponds. See map, video and photos. Four Ponds Public Reserve Land lies just east of Mooselookmeguntic Lake. Access is by the Appalachian Trail off Route 4 in Sandy River. Continue reading

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Sandy River, Phillips to Farmington

Below the Bridge in Phillips

This section of the Sandy River provides spectacular views of boulders, rock-strewn shores, and high banks sheltering cliff swallows. Beginning in Phillips well below the bridge, the river passes through Avon and Strong before arriving at Farmington. It is populated … Continue reading

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Sheepscot River Whitefield to Head Tide

Sheepscot River Map from Whitefield to Head Tide Village

canoe tripsThis is a pleasant, scenic, and sometimes challenging trip, on the Sheepscot River. Click on numbered canoe icons at right for video clips. The river at this point runs north to south for about six miles from the East … Continue reading

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Short Hikes in Maine

This is a new feature that will have more content in the future.  For longer hiking opportunities, see the Appalachian Trail. Harpswell’s Cliff Trail Bradbury Mountain State Park Trails Mount Kineo Hike (2011)

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Skiing, Boys

Consecutive Championhips School No. Years Mt. Blue 6 2000-2005 Mt. Blue 5 2007-2011 Edward Little 4 1968-1971 Yarmouth 4 2006-2009 Year No Classes Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1946 Edward Little 1954 Gould Academy Bridgton 1947 … Continue reading

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Skiing, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Years Mt. Blue 11 1992-2002 Mt. Blue 8 2005-2012 Edward Little 6 1967-1972 Yarmouth 6 2007-2012 Madawaska 5 200-2004 Year No Classes & A Class B Class C Class D 1958 Farmington 1959 Farmington 1960 Edward … Continue reading

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Soccer, Boys

Consecutive Championships School No. Years Scarborough 4 1973-1976 Richmond 4 1976-1979 Falmouth 4 2001-2003 Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1970 Gorham 1971 Gorham 1972 Gorham 1973 Scarborough Yarmouth 1974 Scarborough Greely Richmond 1975 Scarborough Greely Georges … Continue reading

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Soccer, Girls

Consecutive Championships School No. Year North Yarmouth 5 2003-2007 Year No Class Class B Class C Class D 1980 Waterville 1981 Waterville Class A 1982 Waterville Hyde 1983 Waterville Penobscot Valley 1984 Waterville Penquis Valley 1985 Mount Ararat Penobscot Valley … Continue reading

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Softball

Softball Image public domain

Consecutive Champions School No. Year Madison 4 1994-1997 Traip 3 1988-1990 Jonesport-Beals 3 1992-1994 Year Class A Class B Class C Class D 1977 Winslow Hermon Massabesic 1978 Mt. Ararat Gorham Searsport 1979 Winslow Massabesic Madison 1980 Gardiner Van Buren … Continue reading

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South Branch Pond

Photo: Hiking Trail Signs (2007)

is the northern most campground in Baxter State Park. The site, in T5 R9 WELS township, offers tent sites, cabins, a bunkhouse. Canoeing and hiking provide opportunities for sweeping scenic views, and wildlife observation. Hiking trails are well marked as … Continue reading

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Sports Championships

Baseball Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Cheerleading Cross Country, Boys Cross Country, Girls Diving Field Hockey Football Golf Gymnastics Hockey Lacrosse Skiing, Boys Skiing, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Softball Swimming Tennis, Boys Tennis, Girls Track, Outdoor, Boys Track, Outdoor, Girls … Continue reading

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St. Croix River Canoe Trip

Russell

Vanceboro, Maine in eastern Washington County is the starting point of this trip. The launch is in a private area where the narrow river is literally a stone’s throw across from St. Croix, New Brunswick, Canada. The river is managed … Continue reading

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State Parks

Camden Harbor (2001)

and other public outdoor recreational areas State Parks Allagash Wilderness Waterway (Aroostook County). A canoe camper’s paradise. This 92-mile corridor of lakes and river is surrounded by a vast commercial forest. If you plan to canoe the Allagash, contact the … Continue reading

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Swimming and Diving

Girl Swimmer

Consecutive Championships School No. Year Old Town (Boys) 14 1985-1998 Old Town (Girls) 6 1992-1997 Mt Desert (Boys) 6 2004-2009 Bangor (Boys) 6 2007-2012 BOYS GIRLS YR Class A Class B Class A Class B 1961 Brunswick 1962 Portland 1963 … Continue reading

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T1 R10 WELS

1952/1949 Topographic Map of T1 R10 WELS

The township is immediately adjacent to T1 R11 WELS, host to the next northerly section of the AT. Traveling south, hikers continue along the southern shore of Nahmakanta Stream and Pemadumcook Lake. The trail then turns south, skirting the eastern … Continue reading

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T1 R11 WELS

Detail of 1952 Jo-Mary Mountain, Quadrangle Topographic Map

The township is completely within a tract of Maine Public Reserve Land and lies immediately south of Rainbow Township, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail. Traveling south, hikers encounter Nesuntabunt Mountain and Nahmakanta Lake that reaches … Continue reading

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