Sports & Recreation

Maine Park Passes Available for Holiday Giving

 

2012 marked the biggest year for park pass sales in the history of the 77-year-old state park system

Access to Maine’s storied state parks and the thousands of miles of trails and spectacular scenery they showcase makes a perfect holiday gift, and can be conveniently purchased online this season in the form of a Maine state park pass.

“Maine park passes are a gift that gives all year, and they offer lots of opportunities for fun and outdoor adventure in some of Maine’s most beautiful places,” said Will Harris, director of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Division of Maine Parks and Public Lands.

Winter Wonderland opening at Harvest Hill Farms

Winter Wonderland opening at Harvest Hill Farms

Punk Rope in Maine!

Punk Rope in Maine!

 

Allison Kennie, who’s in her early 30s, was looking for something different to help her get back in shape after she had her daughter a few years ago. Friends suggested Punk Rope.

If you’ve never heard of Punk Rope, it’s kind of a cross between recess and boot camp. It was created by Tim Haft, a personal trainer and USA Track & Field Coach, and combines jump roping, play and music. Read more.

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease

A leading Parkinson’s disease specialist at Mayo Clinic says there is increasing evidence that ongoing vigorous exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Read more.

37 Pushups and Counting

37 Pushups and Counting

 

How many pushups can you do in 90 seconds? Cheryl Palmieri can do at least 37. That’s a huge accomplishment, because until a few years ago she had never done one. In her entire life. Read more.