I’M QUINCY KOETZ

An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Chicago. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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 By Quincy Koetz

Guide to the Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park, Maine

“A quite slice of Acadia” Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park, Maine Contrary to the often packed trails of Mt Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula is a much quieter part of Acadia National Park. This portion is the only part of the park that is not island based, but still provides similar beauty. Due to its...

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Introduction to Acadia National Park, Maine: Three Parks in One

“I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California, but I couldn’t find the palette of green, granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.” ~Parker Stevenson (actor) Acadia National Park, Maine While much is written about Acadia National Park and its natural attractions, I was completely blown away...

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West Quoddy Head, Maine: America’s First Sunrise

“We prop up the sun every day” ~Maine expression I once heard Sunrise West Quoddy Head Maine Watching the sunrise is a unique experience for a variety of reasons. There’s a brilliant color display and crescendo of light that finally brings warmth. I’ve seen many a glorious sunrise on many different horizons but none com...

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Mt Katahdin and the Heart of Maine’s Wilderness

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there. Simple races, as savages, do not climb mountains, — their tops are...

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