Outside Journey in Maine: Updates on Trails, Parks, and Occasions | Rachel Perkins


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Maine is a state known for its outdoor recreation, with an abundance of hiking trails, parks and natural areas offering endless opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. Here’s a closer look at some of the updates on outdoor activities in Maine:

New trails and parks in Maine

Maine has a number of new hiking trails and parks worth visiting if you love the great outdoors. For example, the Portland Trails organization recently opened a new 3.5-mile trail called the “Ferry Road Trail” that connects Portland to the city of Falmouth and offers stunning views of Casco Bay (Source: Portland Trails). In addition, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has announced the acquisition of a new 70-acre property in Penobscot County to be developed into a public park (Source: Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry). These are just a few examples of the many new trails and parks being developed in Maine, offering outdoor enthusiasts even more ways to enjoy the state’s natural beauty.

Changes in Maine Hunting and Fishing Regulations

Maine has a rich hunting and fishing tradition, and state regulations are designed to protect and manage these important natural resources. In recent years there have been a number of changes in Maine’s hunting and fishing regulations. For example, the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has announced changes in the hunting season for deer, elk, and bear, as well as changes in limits on the number of animals that can be harvested (source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife). These changes are intended to ensure the sustainable management of these species and protect their populations.

Outdoor events and festivals in Maine

Maine hosts numerous outdoor events and festivals throughout the year that celebrate the state’s natural beauty and outdoor culture, such as the Maine Lobster Festival and the Old Port Festival. The Maine Office of Tourism has announced a number of new events and festivals for the coming year, including the Maine Outdoor Film Festival and the Maine Brew Fest (source: Maine Office of Tourism). These events and festivals offer locals and visitors a chance to experience the state’s unique culture and enjoy the great outdoors.


Maine is a state with a rich tradition of outdoor recreation, and there’s plenty of news about these activities worth noting. From new trails and parks to changes in hunting and fishing regulations to outdoor events and festivals, there’s always something new and exciting happening in the state. These updates underscore the importance of recreation and outdoor activities in Maine and the benefits they bring to the state’s economy and quality of life. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there are endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Maine.


  • Portland Trails (source for Ferry Road Trail information)
  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (source for information on acquiring a new 70-acre property in Penobscot County)
  • Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (source of information on changes in hunting and fishing regulations)
  • Maine Office of Tourism (source for information on outdoor events and festivals)