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MAINE CALLS YOU

Friendly State Parks, Art trails and more; If you are an outdoors person who is family oriented, you’ve just got to see the State of Maine. The state has 48 family friendly state parks, which offer various activities. During the winter seasons Maine offers Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, and more. There is hiking from the mountains to the sea; many trails with many spectacular views. And then there are my favorites; the fishing, the canoeing, the kayaking, I just can’t wait!!  Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself:  VisitMaine.com

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Maine is A1 for hiking. There are trails to suite almost everyone’s taste. You may be looking for a mountainous island type hike, or a rugged coastal trail. http://www.greaterfranklin.com/maine-high-peaks

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There are trails for those who love an afternoon walk, or even an all day walk, Maine is calling!  mltn.org

Hiking isn’t the only way to explore Maine. Some prefer to bike their way along.

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Maine’s bike friendly roads and paths make the state just right for biking. There is a downloadable map for each bike tour.

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Get more information at: exploremaine.org

 

CAMPING

Camping in Maine provides for many choices.

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There’s simple tent camping.

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There are full service RV resorts.

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And there are cabin rentals.

Learn more at CampingMaine.com

Beach Front Lodging!

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This is amazing. The only thing that I can say is visit http://www.ogunquitbeach.com/

Family Friendly Parks

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As I mentioned, Maine has 48 family friendly parks. The acreage of these beautiful lands range from 1873 to 42818 acres. Remember that many of these lands are closed during the winter seasons.

For more information call (207) 287-3821 or visit

www.parksandlands.com

Alpine and Nordic Skiing!

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www.skimaine.com

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IN closing I would like to acknowledge that I had no idea as to how much Maine has to offer. Within this post, I was only able to scratch the surface, so do your research. I am positive that you will find something in Maine that will please your appetite.  For more information visit  www.mainetourism.com

My Last Climb and Repel

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A two hundred and fifty foot climb and repel. One of the things that I had to give up for marriage….she said it was too dangerous. Well I was working in a prison at the time, and I would think that to be even more dangerous. Oh well….I thank the Lord for being loved by such a caring Person.

People often ask me what I got out of mountain climbing and why I miss it so much. Well… I used to climb trees when I was a kid, (the higher the better) and I got a surge that ran through my body as the wind blew in my ears. The surge became stronger as I reached the top. It was so powerful that it made me sleepy at times (I’ve fallen asleep in many a tree when I was a child). I enjoyed looking down on the houses and buildings but the joy was in the climb. It’s hard to explain, but every limb felt as if it was an accomplishment.

When it comes to mountain climbing (which I truly love although I’ve only climbed a few times as the practice was put to an end by my significant other) it’s a whole new ball game. When climbing a mountain, every decision counts. The mere reality of the phrase “point of no return” sets in. While climbing, I would come to an agreement with myself that there was no ground; only the sky. However, I would always look down after I was about 50 meters from the top. And that was where the effect of the beauty would set in.

Let it be known that I am a God fearing man, and looking down on trees that were thirty (30) to fifty (50) meters high as if they were bushes gave me a perspective as to how small I am to God. Looking down on a small portion of his glory made a tear fall from my eye. Then there are the people whom you meet. Those were some of the most interesting and friendly people I’ve ever met. Some of them were down right lovable.

I never consider myself an outdoors-men, I’m merely a person who enjoys the outdoors and what it has to offer. We all came from nature, therefore we change when we are in nature. The world and all of its troubles don’t seem to matter as much out there. I was focused on the climb and learning from those who are true climbers and outdoors-men.

Climbing Indoor/Outdoor in New Paltz, NY

The inner wallCome to the indoor rock climbing gym located in New Paltz, NY, perfect location, just outside the world-famous Shawangunk Ridge (“The Gunks”).

This is a family oriented climbing facility for adults and children ages 6 and older. Walk-ins are welcome. After school as well as summer programs are available

http://TheInnerWall.com

(845) 255-7625

234 Main St. New Paltz, N.Y. 12561