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Freshwater Features

Maine’s Inland Waters Buoy Brigade

A hard-working team of three watermen maintains aids to navigation in lakes statewide.

Women, Sports, and the North Woods Camps

As the allure of the Great Outdoors grew in prominence in the late 1800s, Maine’s sport camps and guides sprang up to cater to the new notion of vacationing.

There and Back Again

A seasoned angler is drawn to the small streams in Maine’s western woods, where he learns to keep things simple.

Characters of the Allagash

A Wilderness ranger recalls a typical working day’s encounters in Maine’s northern woods.

Freshwater Renaissance

Born in Maine’s inland watersheds, an increasing alewife population leads to a cultural revival during their annual spawning run.

Big Storm Coming: Head for the Marsh

When Maine’s hurricane hole anchorages fill up, a salt marsh can provide respite from the storm.

Saving a Boatyard and the Working Waterfront

Nonprofit converts Lowell Bros. yard into working waterfront incubator.

Handmade Graphite Rods Inspired by Maine’s Waterways

Maine Fly Company’s hand-made rods are inspired by Maine rivers.

Beaver Magic

No longer viewed as pests, beavers have earned a reputation as Mother Nature’s wetland engineers.

Allagash Adventure

A wilderness trip of paddling, fishing, camping, and friendship.

The Race to Save Maine’s Wild Atlantic Salmon

Preservation efforts include dam removal and planting fertilized eggs.

Museum Tells the Story of Western Maine

Rangeley’s Outdoor Heritage Museum: Preserving Western Maine’s Sporting History.

Experiencing the North Woods and Finding New Love

Hiking, canoeing, fishing: an appreciation for all Maine’s North Woods has to offer

Boating Simplified: A Sailor takes to Canoes

A long-time sailor discovers the hassle-free joy of canoeing.

Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes

Protecting the water supplies in Acadia.