Monday, December 9, 2013
Summer in Maine can be short. Flipping through a calendar, you’ll find every season is the same length, but in Maine the warm months seem to fly by. Snow usually lingers for 6 months, so we tend to celebrate summer pretty hard. What better way than hammering down on a Harley at 50MPH down a country road. Fresh mountain air surrounding you. Nothing separating you and Mother Nature.
We bought our second bike this spring and have put on 10,000 exploring the coast of Maine to cruising over the mountains and around the lakes of Western Maine. Overnight road trips to national parks in New Hampshire – no destination seems to far away. Pack light and let the pipes roar down the road.
Set out for yourself down Route 17 to Rangeley. Stop at the Height of Land for a few photos with the family. Get out early enough to watch the sunrise and follow it up by hitting the Gingerbread House for breakfast in Oquossoc (right at the end of Route 17). Even take the afternoon for a seaplane or helicopter ride at Acadian Seaplanes. There is always a host of activities apart from fishing and camping.
Here are a few photos from one of my favorite places in Maine, Rangeley. Nothing speaks to picturesque Maine like the rolling hills, beautiful lakes and bright blue skies quite the same. I call it Big Sky Country simply as the sky-scape always seems to be so dynamic.
Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys.
Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout.
Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.