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Beyond the Shelves Archive

Books and Tools
Books and Tools  Books can enhance your hiking experience whether it is a field guide or a story told in the wilderness or a picture . . . read more »
Cooper Farm, Sedgwick
Try this easy winter hike with the family.  Get out and explore Cooper Farm and Caterpillar Trail, a Blue Hill Heritage Trust Property. You will . . . read more »
Books with a Winter Theme
Here are some books from our shelves to inspire you this winter!  » Read more: Books with a Winter Theme  »
Create a Nature Notebook!
If you do not already have a notebook for recording your observations while hiking, it is time to grab one and create a hiking journal.Take . . . read more »
Carter Nature Preserve, Surry
Photograph by Susan Guilford About Winter is the perfect time to try some family hiking. Get out and explore Carter Nature Preserve, a Blue Hill . . . read more »
Winter Hiking Tips
  Along with Leave No Trace practices the winter hiking season has some special requirements of its own. Just as summer requires extra thought when . . . read more »
Harriman Point, Brooklin
Harriman Point, Brooklin About This month I invite you to explore Harriman Point in Brooklin. A forty-five minute drive from Castine, it is a beautiful . . . read more »
Shells on sand in a circle pattern
Nature Art
While we practice, Leave No Trace Ethics when we visit all natural environments, here are some ideas for you on the hike or at the . . . read more »
Leave No Trace
Each of us has the job of protecting the environment for generations to come. We can do this by being aware of how we’re interacting . . . read more »