STATEWIDE- The Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism organization held the first virtual panel of their series about life outdoors Downeast.
The panelists spoke about what people should do to be safe when they hike, including bringing weather appropriate clothes and enough water to last the hike.
The panelists also gave other tips for safe hiking while making sure to tell panel attendees to enjoy hiking in Downeast’s most popular hiking spot if and when they get out there.
“There’s a lot of points of interests in Acadia National Park and I think sometimes people just get used to pulling up, getting out of their car, snap a photo, get in the car, drive to the next one. Spend a little time, don’t be afraid to carve out a day, then you’ll always have a reason to go back to visit the other ones,” said Ray Ruby, a panel member.
On March 24, Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism will host another panel called, Downeast Maine from the Saltwater, it will be about what people need to know about being on the water in Downeast Maine if you’ve never been on the water.