Littlejohn Preserve

The summer of 2021 was the summer of Littlejohn Preserve. A section of land of about 23 acres, there’s plenty of exploring to do. A locally known slice of paradise, the preserve is the perfect place to go for a swim, explore the tidepools, take a short walk through the woods, or trail run laps…

Dirt

Okay. So, first post as Amelia Marjerison–Dirigo Adventures. Exciting stuff! I want to write about what feeds my soul. Although simple and most likely seen as a nuisance, dirt is awesome. But regardless, I think it makes up part of my essence because Dirt has been a part of my childhood. From a baby, to…

Amelia’s Takeover

This website was started by my brother, Sam Marjerison, to highlight the best outdoor adventures Maine has to offer.  Of course, he then moved to Utah for college, leaving me to man this site and turn the content upside down! As Mainers, we don’t always realize how easy we have it. Life in the Pine…

“The Search for Stripers” with Caleb Kern

Every summer, as the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, striped bass make an annual pilgrimage to the coastal waters of New England to feed on baitfish such as pogies and herring. As these fish make their way up the coast, so do many anglers including Caleb Kern, an avid fly fisherman in…

A Day with Ramsay Charters

With the stripers following bait out of the rivers to the island ledges and beaches, I joined Charles Ramsay of Ramsay Charters as we chased flocks of birds in search of schools of stripers. In addition to a pretty good day of fishing, I was also able to put together another installment of my outdoor film…

Smooth Ledge

The Rapid River is one of the premier whitewater runs in Maine and is made even more special by its limited availability.  Thanks to American Whitewater, there are at least 4 weekends of high-water releases every year for whitewater fun. Overall, the Rapid is a challenging Class IV read-and-react run with plenty of sharp rocks…

Criehaven Island Clean-up

When Luke’s Lobster teams up with United by Blue for an island clean-up, you know it is not going to be a picnic cruise to a local isle. At Tenant’s Harbor, you get the real deal. I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot of the island clean-up and the trip did not disappoint….

Films Featured by Orvis

A special thanks to Phil Monahan of Orvis for featuring my short film A Pretty Good Day on Orvis News and including White Clousers & Schoolies in a Orvis Weekly Fly-Fishing Film Festival post.  As usual, Liam Ireland was the fishing talent in both shorts. The Orvis News Post can be found below: Young Sam Marjerison is…

“White Clousers and Schoolies”

  Our normal fishing grounds in the Royal River have been inconsistent. This time of year is all about catching big numbers of fish and the Scarborough Marsh is the hot spot. We headed out for a perfect falling tide at Ferry Beach, but wind out of the East made us work for every fish….

“A Pretty Good Day”

Spring has sprung and trout season is in full swing. Liam Ireland and I took a trip to a not-so-secret spot on the Little Androscoggin for a day of fast trout and landlocked action. In addition to a pretty good day of fishing, I was also able to put together the second installment of my…

2018 Ice Fishing Recap

This was our winter– knee deep snow, school cancellations, and tons of fish. Although we fished hard and caught plenty of fish, most trips were taken without a camera in hand. With this in mind, here is film made from the few times that a camera was taken with us. Shot during trips to Range…