As we get closer to finishing and returning to our somewhat more indoor lives, our thoughts are naturally returning to home. We’re savoring our last few days out here before the kids return to school, I return to the office, and Mama Bear returns to field. It’s nice, therefore, to be in our familiar recreational playground- lands we come to every year. So it’s exciting that the Forest Society of Maine, an organization I do a lot of work for back in more normal life as land conservation attorney, is working on a project with Pine State Timberlands, LLC to add to the conserved recreational amenities we’re passing through right now.
Not everyone will have the opportunity to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with their family (although I encourage anyone with that desire to try), but we all have the ability to get out and connect with the natural world when we can. Projects like this one ensure that such opportunities will exist for generations to come. Take advantage of a beautiful place near you this Labor Day weekend and get out to enjoy it. If you have kids you can bring along, all the better.