Posted by: Sally Ingraham | May 13, 2011

The Maine State Parks Project

I just came up with a new fun way to further explore my home state: This year I’m going to try to go to as many of the state parks as I can. I believe there are about 26 of them, and I think I’ve only been to 7. Obviously I have my work cut out for me.
Today I kicked off my adventure with a pleasant trip to Lamoine State Park, a lovely bit of beach and grassy fields and woods that overlooks Frenchman’s Bay and offers a great view of Mount Desert Island. I spent over an hour puttering about taking pictures and enjoying the dandelions and sea breeze. I was the only person there aside from an elderly man walking his dog, an employee on a distant mower, and the lady at the entrance gate, who was working on a quilt on a picnic table outside the gatehouse. She told me to keep an eye out for “the eagle” but I didn’t see it. However there were plenty of other things to place in my mental scrapbook:


  1. I really like that last image. Good luck with your project.

    • Thanks, and thanks Dad!

  2. sounds like an exciting project.. do keep us updated with the gorgeous photographs.

    • Thanks L – will do! Although there is rain in the forecast every day for the next two weeks… Pooh.

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