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Welcome to the Medomak Camp blog, a place for us to share with you, our campers, all sorts of goodies that you might be interested in.  From food and living off the land , to what Medomak looks like in the off-season and a behind the scenes look at our winter office, check back often for all new posts.

The 5 Coolest Birds You Might See in Maine

May 27, 2013

Common Loon: It’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll see a loon while you’re at Medomak. And, if for some reason you don’t, you’ll certainly hear one. The wail of the loon echoes across the whole lake, and can sometimes be mistaken for that of a coyote or wolf.Loon

Photo Credit: keithcarver

 

Bald Eagle: Another one that resides on the lake; the sight of it swooping over the pontoon boat is one that you’ll never forget.

Eagle
Photo Credit:KellBailey

Barred Owl: A little less likely to be seen (you’ll have to stay up late), the barred owl is one of about a dozen species of owls that can be found in Maine.
Owl
Photo Credit: TimothyJ

American Bittern: This stocky heron stays mostly hidden but it, too, can often be heard. Its call is recognizable and kind of… funny, like a low gulping sound.
Bittern
Photo Credit: Michael Hodge

Great Blue Heron: As a kid, I would see these on the pond near my home in upstate NY and I would always be really impressed. There’s something triumphant about the sight of a great blue heron holding a fish in its beak. These can be found all over Maine too.
Heron
Photo Credit: Wildlifeshoots

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Posted by: Rick
Topics: Nature, Wildlife

Another great spot…

April 23, 2013

One of the coolest things about being at Medomak is that it puts you in close proximately to a large number of really unique establishments. I’ve already talked about some of my favorite food places in the area, including Moody’s Diner and Morse’s Sauerkraut, but today I wanted to highlight a different kind of business.

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery was founded in 2005 by Keith and Constance Bodine. Located at 347 Carroll Road, in Union, Maine, Sweetgrass encompasses 70 acres of farmland which had been owned since the 1800s by Carroll family before the Bodines acquired it to open the winery. Since then, their many wines, whiskeys and other spirits have received praise in multiple publications. The Back River Gin, arguably their most popular product, was called “Maine’s best gin” by Down East Magazine.  It’s even got its own Facebook page.

If you’re planning on visiting the winery, you’ll have the option to sample 6 different spirits for around three bucks while you’re there. This season, their opening day will be Sunday, May 12th for a “Mother’s Day Maine wine and chocolate extravaganza.” According to their website, they also are open by appointment or “by chance” during the off-season. For contact information, try Sweetgrass’s website. For photos of the farm and updates about special events, you can “like” them on their official Facebook page.

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Posted by: Rick
Topics: Activities, Food

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