Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Walk at Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm

Last week I took a beautiful walk at Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm, which is situated along the Presumpscot River estuary just five minutes from Portland, Maine. it is Audubon’s headquarters and a 65-acre sanctuary with more than two miles of trails winding along a pond and through woods, meadow, orchard and salt marsh. Usually I snowshoe there in the winter when I have more time away from the inn but it was such a beautiful warm fall day and crystal clear blue sky so I had to take a break from the inn and go for a walk.

As I was walking along the trails I saw chipmunks scurrying around gathering food for the winter along with many birds on the water and flying over the fields. Some of the trees had started to turn colors. It was a spectacular day for a walk. I thought how lucky we are to have such a beautiful spot to take a walk so close to us in Portland!

Diane Edwards
Wild Iris Inn
273 State Street
Portland, ME 04101