100-Mile Wilderness

Planning for summer adventure? Now’s the time to locate—and book—your exciting destination of choice. If you’re thinking of heading north to Maine, here are my top three life-list outdoor destinations to consider. Baxter State Park There is no other mountain like Katahdin in the Northeast. Rising a mile high, this granite monolith features two distinct…

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Most of economic impact, job creation, benefits Piscataquis County FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2016 GREENVILLE, Maine- The Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC’s) spending on activities such as land conservation, sustainable forestry, construction, trails, programs, and salaries in the Moosehead/100-Mile Wilderness region has contributed nearly $16 million to the Piscataquis County economy and $22 million to…

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With summer fast approaching, it’s time to plan your next adventure. Why not go big and commit to one of these seven trips that are probably already on your bucket list? Because one person’s epic adventure might be another person’s day hike, we’ve sorted these trips by duration. Whether you have a weekend, a week,…

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A growing trend is on full, balloon-tire display in northern Maine this season. The fat bikes are rolling, lodge-to-lodge and in between, on AMC’s extensive trail network east of Moosehead Lake in northern Maine. For those who haven’t yet seen this new species of bicycle, fat bikes feature super-sized 3- to 4-inch wide tires that…

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Think of it as the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for forests. That’s the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification for well-managed woodlands, and AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative (MWI) lands recently attained that coveted distinction. That means wood harvested from MWI land can now carry the FSC label— a sign that AMC’s forest management practices conform…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2016 GREENVILLE, Maine—The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has awarded its coveted FSC certification to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC’s) forest management on its 70,000 acres of Maine woodlands in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. Certification verifies AMC’s conformance with 10 principles and 56 criteria addressing the ecological, economic, and social aspects…

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Maine’s “Vacationland” appeal isn’t limited to out-of-state visitors. Head out to the state’s parks, trailheads, or trout streams in late September, and you’re likely to see great gatherings of Mainers enjoying their favorite pursuits. Building on that homegrown passion for the outdoors, the eighth biannual Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW) returns to the Pine Tree…

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Pour a pitcher of water on the ground at the height of land in Crawford Notch, and the portion that dribbles to the west will eventually find its way to Long Island Sound, while the liquid that falls to the east will have the Gulf of Maine as its ultimate destination. This spot, where AMC’s…

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AMC Assistant Director of Research Dave Publicover says American marten don’t like young forests. Large, contiguous tracts of what he calls “relatively mature forest with good structure and deadwood” are favored by marten as preferred hunting and denning habitat. Conversely, “lynx need young, dense spruce-fir” forests, which provide habitat for the snowshoe hares on which…

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Join guide Stephen Madera of Song in the Woods and his four-legged team on a dogsledding journey in the Maine Woods. Read more about dogsledding in One of the Team and browse all AMC videos on YouTube.  

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