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Outdoor Recreation: Spending Time—Safely—During the Pandemic In Maine's Great Outdoors


Getting outside while the weather is still good and making the most of Maine's abundant outdoor recreation opportunities is one way to get through the pandemic, and stay distanced from others. We discuss the top-notch outdoor recreation options that can be found in Maine and New England, including different forms of recreation and different places to go. We highlight better known attractions as well as hidden gems, and how to enjoy them safely.



Abbey Gingras, associate audience editor, Outside magazine

Carolann Ouellette, director, Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation

Matthew Polstein, owner/operator, New England Outdoor Center

Rob Holmes (call-in), producer, GLP Films; recently worked on a film about Maine's Lakes/Mountains region

Kathy Murray (call-in), integrated pest management entomologist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry




Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.