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Out and About in Orono Today

Out and About in Orono Today

Today I saw many people outside enjoying the Bangor City Forest and the Orono Bog Walk. The parking lot was packed with people. I loved getting out on the boardwalk to walk the loop and see firsthand the arrival of spring in the bog. After a walk thru the forest I went to Orono to stop by Maine Maven. The store was having a tea tasting with Baxter Tea Company and beautiful items from Madder Root. If you are looking for something made by a local you should check out Maine Maven. For lunch I went to Verve Burritos which makes amazing west coast style burritos. I swear I think I go at least once a week to Verve trying everything on their menu.

Go For a Walk Along the Kenduskeag Stream

Go For a Walk Along the Kenduskeag Stream
If you are ever in Bangor you should check out the Kenduskeag Stream. There is a 2 1/2 mile trail along the stream that you can walk or bike. Its best known for being an inspiration to Henry David Thoreau and the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The race is held the third Saturday in April every year where over 700 people travel down stream in canoes or kayaks 16 miles from the town of Kenduskeag to the finish line in downtown Bangor. What I like about this area is that you can park and enjoy your lunch with views of the stream.


 

Orono Bog Walk Opening May 1st

Orono Bog Walk Opening May 1st

Glancing at the calendar I got all excited realizing on May 1st I get to venture out and walk on the boardwalk at the Orono Bog Walk. I walk the trails of the Bangor City Forest year round, but one of my favorite parts of the forest is the Bog Walk. Its a 1-mile walk on the boardwalk that is jointly managed by the Orono Land Trust, the City of Bangor and the University of Maine. Its such a beautiful walk and there are benches out there where you can sit and relax. It is a wheelchair friendly too. Check out the Orono Bog Walk website to find more information. The boardwalk is open 7am-6:30pm starting May 1st.

Movies: "Fast Five"

Movies:  "Fast Five"

With the arrival of “Fast Five” in movie theaters, I declare the summer movie season officially open.  

 

This continuation of the “Fast and Furious” franchise delivers all the rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem summer audiences are presumably looking for, while borrowing plot points from the far more sophisticated “Oceans Eleven” series.  Still, it’s a rousing action pic set in exotic Rio de Janeiro, which makes for a different point of view, I guess.