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The Desert of Maine: An ecological odyssey at a tourist spot

Davis Dunavin

The state of Maine has deep forests and rocky shores. It also has one small stretch of sandy dunes in the town of Freeport — that looks more like the Sahara than northern New England. It’s called the Desert of Maine. WSHU’s Davis Dunavin explains: it’s not a desert at all — as Off the Path continues its summer road trip to this tourist (sand) trap.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.