When our family takes a summer road trip, we’re not the “let’s hurry to our destination” types. Rather we like to check out the places that catch our interest along the way. While driving to Blue Hill, we decided to stop at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Prospect. Located on the grounds of Fort Knox historic site, the 420 foot high observatory is the only one of its kind in the United States and the tallest in the world. In fact, it’s even taller than the Statue of Liberty!
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Posted in Adventure, Parks, Road Trips, tagged adventures, cutepotato.com, family adventures, family travel, fort knox maine, friends of fort knox, historic sites, maine, moon viewing, observatory, penobscot narrows bridge, penobscot narrows observatory, prospect, verona, views on July 30, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Restaurants, Travel, tagged Adventure, cabins, cutepotato.com, Family, family travel, lakes, lodge, maine, maine summers, Millinocket, Millinocket lake, New England Outdoor Center, outdoors, River Driver's Restaurant, summer, Travel on July 15, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
For the kids’ first trip to the Katahdin region, MP planned an overnight stay at New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) in Millinocket. The family-friendly, lakeside resort offers a variety of fun adventures, including moose tours, rafting, canoeing and hiking. For accommodations, guests can choose from rustic cabins to modern lodges.
Posted in Adventure, Trails, Travel, tagged adventures, Baxter state park, cutepotato.com, Debsconeag Ice Caves, Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness area, Family, family hikes, family travel, hikes, Katahdin, kids, maine, Millinocket, NEOC, New England, New England Outdoor Center, Northwoods Trading Post, outdoors, summer, Travel, trips on July 9, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
One of the benefits of the kids getting older is the ability to take longer hikes. With this thought in mind, MP decided the New England Outdoor Center (NEOC), an adventure resort located on Millinocket Lake, would be an ideal home base while we explored the Katahdin region.
While researching different trails, MP was surprised to find a variety of hikes in Baxter State Park that are kid-friendly, each ranging 3-4 miles round trip. She had a few trails on her wish list, but friends from Millinocket suggested we check out the Debsconeag Ice Caves. Part of the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness area, the caves are located located just south of Baxter and Mount Katahdin. The caves are made up of heavy boulders that were pushed together by glaciers during the last ice age, and brave hikers can explore inside. Our family couldn’t wait to experience these uncommon ice caves for ourselves.
Posted in Parks, Travel, tagged Canada, coastal towns, cutepotato.com, easternmost point United States, frank's dockside restaurant, hikes, Lubec, lubec channel, main street lubec, maine, maine state parks, Mulholland Point Lighthouse, New Brunswick, quoddy head state park, summer, Trails, travel with kids, west quoddy lighthouse on July 1, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Last summer, after a weekend camping trip to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, we visited friends at their home in Lubec. We started our day with coffee and catching up while the kids played, and then took a short drive to Quoddy Head State Park. The park, which is located on the easternmost peninsula in the U.S., is home to the candy-striped West Quoddy Lighthouse.
Posted in Trails, Travel, tagged Carrabassett Valley, cutepotato.com, eco-lodges, Family, family travel, group hikes, hikes, kid-friendly hikes, kids, Kingfield, maine, maine woods, nature getaway, outdoors, Trails, Travel, Western Maine on June 24, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
To celebrate the end of a successful school year, families from CP#2’s third grade class met in Kingfield to experience Maine Huts & Trails — a series of backcountry trails and eco-lodges for adventurers of all levels to enjoy. Our brave plan? To hike 3+ miles through the woods to The Poplar Hut, where forty of us would convene for the night.
Posted in Activities, Events, Food, Road Trips, tagged 1839 replica one room school house, 1894 carousel, 19th century dairy equipment, 19th century instruments, 19th century willowbrook village, Adventure, antique farm tools, baked beans, bean supper, classes at Willowbrook in Newfield, cutepotato.com, durgin barn, Family, Farms, gneiss brewing company, gold pearl printing press, hand forged knife, Hilltop Boilers, history, kids, knife making, laura ingalls wilder, letterpress printing, little house in the big woods, maine, maine sugarhouse, maple syrup, maple syrup saturday, maple whoopie pies, newfield maine, restored carriages and sleighs, sap bucket races, Travel, village, willowbrook village, Willowbrook Village opening day, wooden butter churn on March 30, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
With Maine Maple Sunday landing on Easter this year, we knew we wouldn’t have time to visit one of our favorite farms. So, we decided to switch things up a little and make the trip to 19th Century Willowbrook Village in Newfield for Maple Syrup Saturday. The historic, country village has long been on our wish list of places to visit and this special event, which featured carriage rides, maple syrup making, a bean supper-style lunch, and a letterpress demonstration, gave us good reason to go.
Posted in Dogs, tagged Athena Carriere, cute potato family dog, cutepotato.com, dog adoption Maine, dog rescue in Maine, Dogs, dogs and kids, Family, finding a family pet, Hollis Maine, Lab/Hound mix, maine, Pet FInder, pets, portland maine, Saving Georgia Dogs, The Green Ark on March 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
When a family considers adopting a pet, it’s a big decision. That’s what MP told the kids when they asked for a dog. She mentioned the responsibilities involved: walking, feeding and cleaning up after the dog. MP also couldn’t help but consider our busy family schedule: how long can we leave the dog alone in the house? Can he ride in the car? And who will take care of him when we go on vacation?
That being said, seven years had gone by since our greyhound died, and MP was beginning to feel ready for a pet again. She weighed the positives. The kids, at 8 and 9, are old enough to help. A dog would get us all outside and exercising even more. And MP would enjoy having a buddy around on the days she works from home.