Danielle Tourigny Explorer

  • Summit Bald Peak and Mt. Pleasant

    After turning on Mountain Rd, look for East Pinnacle Condominiums. The trailhead is about 0.1miles after that on the right between the telephone poles marked 49 and 50. There is a dirt parking lot to pull into.  Now on to the hike! This hike begin...

    6 miles 1450 ft gain

  • Hike to Jewell Falls

    Fore River Sanctuary is 85 acres in the heart of Portland right off of Congress Street. It is a unique place where the river meets the ocean and creates a marshland landscape, which provides a plethora of opportunities to see wildlife (especially ...

    2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Photograph Sunrise at the Old Orchard Beach Pier

    Few things create a more dramatic scene for a sunrise than a pier spanning out into the water, and the one in Old Orchard Beach is pretty iconic. Normally the area is pretty packed, and it can be tough to find a parking spot (especially in the sum...

  • Hike the Mt. Moosilauke Glencliff Trail

    To get to the trailhead, take the 25N, turn right onto High Street and continue along this road until it comes to an end. The Mt Moosiulauke Glencliff Trail takes you through seven miles of forest and mountain scenery. The trail features impressiv...

    7.1 miles 2454 ft gain

  • Hike Southern Middlesex Fells Loop

    Park in the parking area near Bellevue Pond. There are multiple entrances to the reservation (some closer to the reservoir itself than others). I have spent days in there hiking around and never seeing the water and there are days when I just hike...

    3.5 miles 756 ft gain

  • Backpack to Enchanted Valley Chateau

    This backpacking trip can easily be done in 2 days, but some people prefer to stretch it out to 3. Luckily there are several different spots to stop and camp, so you can split up the distance however you are the most comfortable. The elevation ove...

    30 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Hike The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills

    Park in the lot across from Batterymarch Rd off of Willard St. Access the Skyline trail from here, it is marked blue. Follow the signs. The trails in Blue Hills are perfect for training for backpacking because they are so steep and rocky. I would ...

    12.7 miles 2542 ft gain

  • Photograph Lepreau Falls

    The interpretive trail offers several different vantage points of the falls, and they are all equally beautiful. It was pouring rain while we were there, but it didn't stop me from running around for almost 45 minutes taking pictures and enjoying ...

  • Hike Paradise Park

    The hike begins at Timberline Lodge, which sits on Mount Hood at 6,000 feet of elevation. Find the Timberline trail behind the lodge by following any of the maze of trails heading east and you will be on your way! After 1.2 miles, you reach Little...

    12 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike the Grand Canyon of Maine (Gulf Hagas)

    Find the trailhead by turning left at the Brownville junction and then turning left onto Katahdin Ironworks Rd. This is a well maintained dirt road (had no trouble getting down it with a Corolla). There is a checkpoint where you need to pay a day ...

    8.6 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Sargent Mountain

    This has been one of my favorite winter adventures that I have had in a long time. There were gorgeous views of Somes Sound, we saw three snowy owls and there is a gorgeous  frozen waterfall on the way up to the summit! Because much of the Park Lo...

    4.4 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Carrigain

    Park on Sawyer River Road at the Signal Ridge Trailhead. Trail starts out as a mild climb and meanders with the Whiteface Brook. When you arrive at the Carrigain Notch Trail junction, turn left. Enjoy three miles of steep uphill along the mountain...

    10 miles 3250 ft gain

  • Cross Country Ski the Trails at Harris Farm

    Harris Farm is a great place for beginner cross country skiing or to hone in on already developed skills. They provide rentals ($15pp) and the network of trails is several miles long. The trails range from green (easy) to red/black (more difficult...

  • Hike up to Maiden's Cliff

    With a total elevation gain of 1000 feet in one mile to the top, the entire hike is uphill. The whole hike is within tree line until the very top, but there is a beautiful stream to hike next to for at least half. At the top, the view opens up to ...

    2 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills State Park

    After driving in to Camden Hills State Park, there is a fork where you can go straight (to the campgrounds) or left (to head up Mount Battie). Take a left and then park in the parking lot immediately on your right. That is the trailhead to Mount M...

    2.9 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Snowshoe the Northern Loop Trail at Bradbury Mountain

    Bradbury mountain has ample parking and multiple trails that lead around the mountain and up to the summit.  We took the Northern Loop, which is the longest trail up the small mountain. It is a gradual incline of 407 ft over 1.0 mile. It is a perf...

    2 miles 407 ft gain

  • Off-season Camp at Blackwoods Campground

    When we saw that the weather in Acadia was going to be mid 40's and sunny in March, we decided we had to go. However, when you go in March there are a lot of different things about Acadia National Park that are helpful to know.First of all, it is ...

    0.75 miles

  • Snowshoe Mount Jackson

    The hike starts across the street from the AMC Highland Center on route 302, which means there is plenty of parking and when you finish there is a fireplace and snacks to warm up with! It starts at the Webster Jackson trailhead and after 1.4 miles...

    5.2 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Run the Arnold Arboretum Trail

    Park in the lot off of Arborway to access the trail. This place is gorgeous year round. The winter offers a quiet solitude, fall boasts bright colors, spring is the most beautiful as the flowers start to burst and cherry blossoms take over, and su...

    2.6 miles 150 ft gain

  • Backpack Cutler Coast

    This is a great hike for beginner backpackers! We were able to successfully complete it with our 4month old puppy! At the trailhead, there is plenty of parking and an outhouse. We took the coastal trail to the ocean and continued along the Fairy H...

    9.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Run the Jamaica Pond and Victorian Jamaica Plain Loop

    Park in the Jamaica Pond parking area. You can go either direction on this loop trail, which is highly trafficked and dog-friendly. Keep a lookout for (and a respectful distance from) the wildlife that live here. The loop around Jamaica Pond itsel...

    1.5 miles 95 ft gain

  • Photograph West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

    We started our adventure in this area by backpacking the Cutler Coast (adventure to come on this)! After our night in the backcountry we drove 20 minutes to the adorable town of Lubec. At West Quoddy State Park, you are able to walk around the cli...

  • Snowshoe to Carter Notch Hut

    The nineteen mile brook trail is a winding path up approximately 2200 feet of elevation over the course of 3.9 miles. That distance feels a lot farther when you are breaking trail in 18-24 inches of snow and you are carrying 35 lb packs on your ba...

    7.8 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Walk the Freedom Trail

    Park along the trail and then hop on. The Freedom Trail allows you to not only see the most beautiful parts of Boston (which is an absolutely gorgeous city) but you can learn some history too! Head off the trail a bit to explore the Charles River,...

    2.9 miles 121 ft gain