Maine Warnings and Dangers

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  • Warnings and Dangers
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    Ocean Trail, Acadia NP
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Maine Warnings and Dangers

  • WATCH FOR MOOSE

    Every once in a while, driving through Maine, you will see WATCH FOR MOOSE signs. They are very large and hard-to see animals. They can usually be seen by the roads in early morning or around dusk. The signs are usually place where moose have been known to cross the road and the sign will tell you to "beware" for the next ??? miles.Hans and I...

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  • Poison Ivy and Brown Tail Moths.

    Like all Maine islands Cliff has it's share of poison ivy...but unique is it's Brown Tail Moth infestation.To some people this means nothing....but to the people who are senstive to their little tiny hair-like filaments that float in the air after they bust out of their cocoons, they mean lots of itching and rash like reactions.I am personally...

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  • Bad hiking trail on Katahdin

    If you decide to climb Katahdin, I would not recommend the Saddle Trail. If you do, be careful. I slipped and fell down some of the landslide in the photo. It was too steep to walk, and not solid enough to climb. All the rocks are loose and there really isn't a good way to go down. See Sports tips for more details.

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  • Moose are a Lethal Road Hazard at Night

    Be careful of moose when driving Maine's country roads at night, especially along the northern tier. Every year, several Maine motorists die in collisions with moose, an animal perfectly designed to have the most devastating impact on drivers. With tall spindly legs and a huge torso, most of the weight of the beast ends up in the driver's seat...

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  • Cold Weather = Hypothermia

    Hypothermia can be a real issue in Maine. The combination of water and cold weather can be lethal. If you are planning to be outdoors for any extended period of time where you might be isolated from civilization and get wet, wear a material that will keep you warm when water-logged (such as wool or some of the newfangled stuff). If you travel to...

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  • Avoid Sunday afternoons to leave Maine....

    Traffic coming and going into and from Maine is "horrific".We always plan on driving into Maine during the Midweek, and also try to leave on Monday.If that is possible with your vacation time, it will make things alot more enjoyable.We have waited for periods of a hour just to get through the main toll gate or through New Hampshire where all routes...

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  • A long way...for nothing

    Caribou, Maine. I've always wanted to go here. I don't know why...perhaps because it's the town farther north than any other on the US east coast. There aren't any big cities close to it...it's just so out of the way and isolated all tucked up in the NE corner of Maine. We were both very excited about going here, so there was no argument about it...

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  • When the fog sets in...

    It REALLY blankets the coast. As mentioned in my must see activity on Acadia, we tried to go the park in bad weather. Make plans to go there for a few days at least because if you're trying to escape the remnants of a hurricane, chances are it will catch up with you at some point. And even more likely, there will be some fog of cloud cover when...

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  • Mosquitos

    Visitors to the North Woods in the summer should be prepared for mosquitos. The mosquitos breed in the numerous lakes and ponds that dot the North Woods.There are stories from the frontier times that tell of people actually being driven insane by the swarming insects. Moose have even been known to spend most of their time in lakes to avoid the...

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  • Moose on the Loose

    An ever-constant danger in most of Maine are the large numbers of Moose that roam through the vast forests and across many of the highways. The problem is more acute in the autumn months when they are really on the move and darkness falls early as winter approaches. These are large animals, very dark in colour and they can suddenly trot up out of...

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  • watch your weight...

    It is easy to pack on the pounds when in Maine. Between the fine food and great beers, it is likely your weight will increase so if in the Desert of Maine, heed the signs. I have not been under 75lbs in some time.

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  • a very big "Indian"

    only a danger if you try to get up close and personal with this big guy. Find hi on route 1 north bound just befor Freeport

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  • mantis

    beware oversized praying mantis on the garden path at the Cry of the Loon. See south Casco page for more Cry of the Loon. Looks like this carnivore could have recently emptied the park bench of an unwary tourist

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  • Bugs, Bugs, Bugs....

    A fact of life when visiting anywhere in the great northern woods of New England or the Maritime Provinces of Canada is that there are millions of mosquitos and blackflies out there looking for their next meal! They are at their worst during the early and peak summer months of May to July and really only calm down in September when temperatures...

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  • Snow in April

    In Maine and most of New England, the weather is pretty unpredictable...Snow in April is NOT that strange and don't be surprised if you get 82 degree weather in a couple of days.

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  • Mosquitoes!

    We found a fabulous campsite in Cobscook State Park. Beautiful. But as soon as the sun started to go down, we were swarmed with mosquitoes. They were relentless. You may want to eat early and get in your tent before they come out or eat very late when they have been slowed by the cooler weather.

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  • Monstrous Maine Fleas

    Really--these were the biggest fleas we've ever seen! And in September too! We had to rush to the nearest vet to grab some top-spot which thankfully worked before we had infested our cottage with vermin.

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  • Maine is one of the safest...

    Maine is one of the safest states in the U.S. and boasts a very mild temperature during the summer months. However, winters can be long and harsh if your not prone to enjoying winter sports and activites. Temps can drop to 20 below and windchill factors can drive it down to around 50 below on some occassions. Snowfall, while not as bad as times of...

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  • Be careful, there's a lotta...

    Be careful, there's a lotta moose! Really, watch out, especially at night, but even in the day time. We saw this small moose less than 30 minutes after entering the state and seeing numerous signs warning us of moose crossings. There are huge flashing signs warning you of these animals... well, warning you about not hitting them! This one was...

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  • Maybe its because my dark...

    Maybe its because my dark green van blends in so well against that pure white snow...but...was it just me or does everyone driving in Maine pull out right in front of you like you aren't even there? The speed limit in Maine is 55, not because of the moose, the curves, or the small towns, but because the law there is if a car is coming, wait till...

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  • Brake for Moose. It could...

    Brake for Moose. It could save your life. There are loads of these signs around, especially when you get out of the populated areas. Pay attention, and please try your darndest not to hit a moose, it will total your car. The moose will probably live.

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  • This is gonna sound silly, but...

    This is gonna sound silly, but be careful when walking on rocky beaches, especially if it's damp or the tides recently gone out. It's very easy to take a nasty fall, and the landing won't be too soft, either!

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  • Be careful the weather in...

    Be careful the weather in Maine is always a little funny. Somethime foggy, somethimes sunny, somethimes you can see the sun, and when I was in Maine we had extremly hot. If you have a car you have to look around. Because the moose and the weather.

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