I Found My Thrill… on Blueberry Hill in Maine!

Happy belated Martin Luther King Jr. day!

When you think of hiking and discovering beautiful colors in Maine, your mind probably runs to our warm summers or dazzling autumns.  However, the colors and fresh air I enjoyed over this past weekend were found in Maine and, that’s right, in January! Regardless of the chilly air.


I drove to Blueberry Hill in Winterport, Maine.  A jacket and hat provided plenty of warmth when combined with the healthy exercise of walking the loop trail (a distance of only about 1 mile).  The sight at the top of the hill alone makes the trip worth it, and you can get that far by car.


I’d been here before and during the summers, when the air is buzzing with bees busying about their work, it’s a gorgeous spot.  What a surprise to see that God had draped His nature in glory even amidst these chilliest of months.


The loop trail is only a mile around, and with some yak tracks, or good L L Bean boots, it’s easily manageable.  It gave me a great chance to snap some pics and take in the sights.  When my walk had almost drawn to a close, I was even treated to the sight of an owl in the trees.  Can you spot him?  His camouflage was impeccable.


I couldn’t help but remember that the reason I had time to hike yesterday was due to the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  What better way to close this post than to quote him and to reflect on his legacy – which is every bit as beautiful as the sights I enjoyed out in Winterport.


“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr.


What about you?  How are you finding ways to enjoy Maine this winter?  Have you discovered any new places, or new-old places that you’ve never visited in the cold? Share in the comments below and join in the conversation!

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Danielle Hines

About Danielle Hines

Hello there! Glad you stopped by. My name is Danielle Hines and I’m a newlywed and a resident of Bangor, Maine. The funny thing about locals is that we rarely seem to find wonder or excitement in the places that surround us. We get caught in the rut of going from home, to work, then home again, etc. We spend months and months planning and saving for vacations to take us away from that very rut. But this is Vacationland!!! We are the destination that so many scheme for months to be able to come to. Behold, I offer you an alternative: why not try adventuring right here in your home state? What better way to spend weekends and days off, than to take a short drive and experience something amazing. So join me! Within the pages of my blog you’ll find date night ideas, quirky shops and stops, outdoor adventures, and unique destinations you never knew Maine had to offer. Grab your coffee and lace up your Bean boots – together we’ll discover and explore this great state of ours.