close
Calendar | Active things to do in Maine


Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com

Jun
8
Fri
River Canoeing Expedition and Workshop @ TBD
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day
River Canoeing Expedition and Workshop @ TBD

North Star Adventures and Northwood Natural Learning are partnering to offer an engaging and fun canoeing experience. The trip is geared for folks who want to increase their backcountry camping and canoeing skills, safety awareness, and leadership ability. The content is designed for those planning on become Maine Guides, however it is also appropriate for anyone who wants to become a better, safer and more educated paddler. A medium level of fitness and experience camping will make this trip a more enjoyable experience.

Location will be determined by conditions and accessibility.

Skills covered include: River canoeing, weather prediction, water rescue, campfire cooking, Leave No Trace, navigation, survival, and wild edibles.

Sliding scale: $275 – $450 Please contact Nancy at North Star Adventures

Check out Northwood Learning by clicking the link: Northwood Natural Learning

Jun
29
Fri
100th Anniversary: Knubble Bay and Beal Island @ AMC's Knubble Bay and Beal Island
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day
100th Anniversary: Knubble Bay and Beal Island @ AMC's Knubble Bay and Beal Island | Georgetown | Maine | United States

Celebrate the Worcester Chapter’s 100 years of history with this traditional outing to AMC’s Knubble Bay and Beal Island facilities on Maine’s tidewater mid coast. On Friday enjoy the Knubble Bay cabin or camping space then on Saturday camp on Beal Island. Canoeist and kayakers of a wide range of abilities are welcome though some paddling experience is required. The emphasis is on good company, good food, and having fun. Two breakfasts and two dinners are included. Provide your own lunches and snacks for Saturday and Sunday. Activities will include Full day paddles on Saturday and half day paddles on Sunday, and/or hiking the Island. Paddling trips will be offered for different levels. PFD’s are required and must be worn at all times while on the water which will be Maine cold. Bring your own canoe or kayak (describe during registration), and your own camping gear. The number of participants is limited. Price : $125 pp. Payment due by May 25th.

FMI: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/103314

Jul
19
Thu
Exploration in Art: Canoeing and Woodworking @ North Star Adventures LLC
Jul 19 all-day
Exploration in Art: Canoeing and Woodworking @ North Star Adventures LLC | Unity | Maine | United States

The day begins with a canoe exploration of the wetlands and islands of Unity Pond. After several hours of exploring we will have lunch made from local organic ingredients. Following lunch artist Jim MacDonald will work with you to create a functional maple cutting board. We finish the day by paddling back to our starting point with a champagne toast.

FMI: northstaradventures.me

Aug
1
Wed
Adventures in Art: Paddling, Hiking & Paddling with Rachel Littlefield @ North Star Adventures LLC
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
Adventures in Art: Paddling, Hiking & Paddling with Rachel Littlefield @ North Star Adventures LLC | Unity | Maine | United States

Spend four unforgettable days in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine. Known for remote islands, and 4000’ mountains this is a perfect venue to challenge yourself physically, mentally and creatively. Immerse yourself in the awe inspiring scenery as you open yourself to your creative inspiration and physical challenges.

FMI: northstaradventures.me

Aug
7
Tue
Allagash River Yoga & Canoeing @ Allagash River Wilderness Waterway
Aug 7 – Aug 11 all-day
Allagash River Yoga & Canoeing @ Allagash River Wilderness Waterway

Canoe the Allagash River Wilderness Waterway in the heart of Maine. Sit quietly by the water or by the fire, breathe deeply during your yoga practice surrounded by nature and enjoy the company of others on guided canoe adventure down the Allagash River.

Yoga & canoeing retreats include canoe instruction, daily yoga classes, delicious meals and exploratory adventures through natural wonders. You will leave a yoga retreat feeling refreshed, renewed and grounded in nature. Leah is a registered Maine Guide with fifteen years of canoeing experience and professional guiding of novices and experienced canoeists. Registration Closes July 20th.
5 day adventure: August 7-11, 2018

Each day, we facilitate yoga practices to take advantage of the natural rhythms of the body and to compliment our level of canoeing for the day.

Cost: $1,000 before June 30th and $1,100 after.

What’s included:

Canoes, life jackets, paddles, tents (If you have your own you are welcome to bring them!)
All meals and snacks
Daily guided yoga practice & meditation
Canoe instruction & safety training
River permits and shuttle service to the river

FMI: www.foreverwild.yoga/allagash-canoe-yoga-adventure/

Oct
5
Fri
Yoga in Nature Retreats @ Rangeley Maine
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
Yoga in Nature Retreats @ Rangeley Maine | Rangeley | Maine | United States

Rangeley, Maine

Come to historic Rangeley Maine in the heart of the mountains for a yoga in nature retreat. Enjoy the outdoors and wilderness and deepen your practice while surrounded by the beauty of the woods and water. Sit quietly by the water or on a mountaintop, breathe deeply during your yoga practice surrounded by nature and enjoy the company of others on guided adventures through the rangeley region.

Yoga retreats include high-quality daily yoga classes, delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, relaxation, and exploratory adventures through natural wonders. You will leave a yoga retreat feeling refreshed, renewed.

Grounded in Nature
October 5-7, 2018

Join us for a 2-night, 3-day retreat that combines adventures of the body (hiking and canoeing in Western Maine) with adventures of the soul (yoga twice a day, journaling, meditation and relaxation). All athletic abilities are welcome—come renew your spirit and reawaken your passion! Click here for a sample retreat schedule. Registration closes September 21st.

Each day, we facilitate 2-3 yoga practices to take advantage of the natural rhythms of the body: an energizing morning practice, a mid-day practice and a restorative, relaxing evening practice. We also tailor our yoga practice to complement the season and our outdoor activities. Click here for a sample menu!

Cost: $550.00 before Sept 1st. $600 after.

What’s included:

2 nights’ accommodation at Red Quill Cabin
(see accommodation page for a list of amenities)
3 catered meals a day and snacks by a personal chef from Phia’s: “Feel Better With Every Bite”
Daily guided yoga practice
Guided meditation
Daily guided adventures (includes all equipment)
Access to canoes, bikes, hiking trails
Essential Oils Wellness Sessions

FMI: www.foreverwild.yoga/yoga-in-nature/