All posts by John Holyoke

John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.

How this MDI resident helps preserve Acadia

STORIES OF ACADIA: The friend David McDonald Favorite spot: Eagle Lake. “It’s terrific in all seasons.” He drives by the lake on his daily commute and often stops for a quick walk. “The weight of the day…just evaporates.” David MacDonald’s family moved to Mount Desert Island when he was about 10 years old. His first memory […]

What Acadia means to the Rockefeller family

STORIES OF ACADIA: The heir to the rusticator legacy David Rockefeller Jr. Favorite spot: The Jordan Pond House lawn, though “I don’t necessarily love it when there are 1,000 people,” and the top of Pemetic Mountain. David Rockefeller Jr.’s grandfather helped to establish Acadia National Park 100 years ago. The beautiful stone bridges he commissioned […]