Calendar | Active things to do in Maine

Run the Ridge Trail Race | October 20, 2018
Enjoy fall colors on this scenic trail run at Sunset Ridge in Westbrook. 5k, 10k, and K9 5K (run with your dog)!
More info and to register:
Also: Run the Ridge Registration Party on Sept. 26 at Mast Landing Brewing Co.

Goosepecker Trekker @ Hills to Sea trail, Freedom
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Goosepecker Trekker @ Hills to Sea trail, Freedom

Join us for this foliage- and farm food-filled day!

Hike a section of the Hills to Sea trail between Montville and Freedom and enjoy a lunch afterwards with other Midcoast Conservancy members! A shorter Nature Scavenger Hunt route will offer a kid-friendly option.

Please register for the lunch (with or without the hike!) by September 28th. Hikers should meet at the Freedom Mill parking lot on Pleasant Street in Freedom at 8:30 a.m. to be shuttled to the start of the hike. Following (around noon) will be a delicious lunch including local food, refreshments and music at Villageside Farm, a premier community supported agriculture family farm in Waldo County.

Cost is $35 for families of 4 ($5 for each additional kid), $15 for adults, $7 for children 3-12, and free for children under 3. Adult lunch includes a Goosepecker Trekker Ale from Marshall Wharf brewery!


Goat Yoga & Cheesemaking Day Retreat at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Goat Yoga & Cheesemaking Day Retreat at Sunflower Farm @ Sunflower Farm | Cumberland | Maine | United States

Join Kelly Rich and Hope Hall to kick off Open Creamery Celebrations in Maine with a special gathering on Saturday.

Ticket includes:

•12:45-1 Check in

•1:00-2:00 Yoga in pasture led by Kelly.
Sunflower Farm’s Nigerian Dwarf goat herd will be invited to join the practice. Bring your own mat!

•2:00-2:15 Local Bagel & Goat Cheese Break

•2:15-3:00 Workshop Options
Option #1 Reflective Writing with Hope Hall: What does your inner voice sound like? What is it saying? Leave with a fun piece of writing as a reminder for when you get busy and the noise of life begins to drown out the part of yourself who most deserves to be heard.
Option #2 Seasonal Self Care with Kelly Rich: Do you have a daily self-care routine? Does it shift with the seasons? We will dive into an Ayurvedic daily regimen to enhance and cleanse the six senses, along with tips for an autumn detox!

•3:00-4:00 Goat Snuggling & Cheese Making Rotation!!
Spend Half an hour in the cheese kitchen mixing up your own chevre and learning a bit about cheesemaking with Hope. Then head out to the pasture for some goat time. Lila and Chris will be happy to answer all your goat keeping questions, or you can have Kelly take your picture with your favorite goat friend!

•4:00-4:15 Running of the goats and Seasonal Farm Treat (think homemade caramel sauce + more)

•4:15-4:30 Meditation in the Barn led by Kelly & Hope

Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Buy one get one half off (savings: $37)

{After you have had a great day at the farm, consider returning for the farm’s Open Creamery Celebration on Sunday from 10-3. There will be a number of women-owned, dairy-related businesses set up for a mini farmer’s market in the driveway, and Locally Sauced Food truck will be serving up a delicious lunch — burritos with Sunflower Farm chevre. A collection of varied Creameries open their door around the state. If you head to the Maine Cheese Guild website you can download a map and see how many you can see in a day.}


Trust Trail Fest @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am
Trust Trail Fest @ Kennebunkport Conservation Trust | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

TIME TO LACE UP AND HIT THE TRAILS! We are excited to be hosting two trail races this season. Join us on Sunday, August 19th and Saturday, October 13th for a fun day at our headquarters! Pick from a 5k, 10k or half marathon….something for everyone! The course winds through our beautiful trail system and ends at our headquarters with a party you won’t want to miss! The events will feature music all day from The Music Man DJ Service, a beer tent, delicious food and games for the whole family!

All proceeds from the trail races benefit our educational programs. A win for everyone!