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Don Perkins

Don Perkins is a freelance writer living on Sebago Lake in southern Maine.

In addition to plying the waters in his homemade houseboat, “Moonrise,” Don enjoys reporting on New England history and is an authority on barns in the Pine Tree State. Don writes a monthly column on barns for a local newspaper. Poetry, photography and hiking are his other passions; he enjoys combining all three with visits to the mile-high Mount Katahdin in Maine’s Baxter State Park.



August 17, 2012

Sebago Lake, Maine

Maine's Deepest Pool and Home to Record-Breaking Fish

Don Perkins fulfills a long held ambition to build his own boat to sail on Sebago Lake.

June 21, 2012

The Beauty of Baxter State Park

Maine’s Baxter State Park is a resplendent fall destination full of singular, rugged beauty.

April 30, 2012

Maine’s Baxter State Park

Part 2 – Mount Katahdin: Baxter State Park’s Shining Jewel

In the concluding installment of Don Perkin’s review of Baxter State Park, he climbs Mount Katahdin.

April 24, 2012

Maine’s Baxter State Park

Part 1 – “Forever Wild”: The Legacy of a Famous Philanthropic Family

A former Maine governor and man of means, Percival Baxter bought a mountain in 1930 solely to give it to the people of Maine.


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