As usual, I am restless and want to explore more of nature in and around Augusta, so here is the list what I have done so far:

Thursday 19-Aug – Cane and I went for a hiking in a place called Augusta Nature Education Center.  I really enjoyed my hiking there as the environment kept changing as we hiked.  Wow!

Saturday 21-Aug – Last weekend, Cane’s and Larry’s cousin Rose mentioned about certain place that we must hike.  Larry, Cane and I went for a hiking at Jamie’s Pond Wildlife Management Area in Manchester, Maine.  We hiked around 6.5 miles loop.  Most of the trail were well maintained except in the wetland area.  It was overgrown with some “mean” plants that scratch at you as you go through.  UGH!  This particular area definitely need some bushwhacking!

Sunday 22-Aug – Cane and I went for a hiking at University of Maine  in Augusta Fitness Center (I cannot find the link anywhere about the Fitness Center at University of Main, so no link is available).  According to the website, the Fitness Trail is a set of loop trails totaling 2 miles in length in a forest and is “supposedly” another example of one of Augusta’s hidden gems.   There are fitness stations along the trail.  We found the fitness stations in poor or terrible shape which are unusable due to poor maintenance and age.  The map was nowhere to be found online or at the site for us to use, although the map was posted on large display in one area only.  The markers were not well-marked either.  Nevertheless, we just hiked through and guessed our way through the forest which was fun for both of us.

Tuesday 24-Aug – Cane and I went for a hiking on Round Top trail in Belgrade Lake region.  Roger’s cousin Rose recommended it to us to hike, so we were gladly to explore.  We didn’t get to complete the 3.9 miles circuit as we started late.  There were 3 or 4 more trails in that area, so I imagine that we will come back to complete each of these section/circuit.  Belgrade Lake region was such as beautiful lake area and some wilderness along the lake.