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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: racewire.com
Also: Run the Ridge Registration Party on Sept. 26 at Mast Landing Brewing Co.

Sep
30
Sun
Round Mountain Hike @ Round Mountain
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Round Mountain Hike @ Round Mountain  | Hunts Corner | Maine | United States

Join folks from Mahoosuc Land Trust, Mahoosuc Pathways, Inc. and Western Foothills Land Trust on this lovely Bethel area hike. Round Mountain is a relatively short hike with a nice payoff. The views from the ledges include the White Mountain National Forest in Maine and west towards Mount Washington. Bonus: make an account on the Second Nature Adventure Challenge website to collect your online badge, and work your way towards completing all 9 hikes in the challenge! More info here: https://secondnaturemaine.com/

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/

Oct
6
Sat
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!

FMI: www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/goosepecker-trekker/

Mountain Top Yoga @ Bradbury Mountain State Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am
Mountain Top Yoga @ Bradbury Mountain State Park | Pownal | Maine | United States

*Please sign up online at llbean.com, to reserve your spot.*
Take your yoga practice outdoors with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools. Our certified yoga instructor will lead you on a rejuvenating short hike to the summit of Bradbury Mountain to warm up your muscles. At the summit you will be guided through a restorative yoga session that will help you be more limber and mindful, all while enjoying a spectacular summit vista. This outing is suitable for those new to yoga, and is designed for all levels of fitness, so come join us for an energizing experience you won’t want to miss.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate.
WHERE TO MEET: Bradbury Mountain upper parking lot (there is a park entrance fee).
WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), appropriate hiking footwear, water, yoga mat in a day pack, snacks, personal medications.
OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED ITEMS: Sunglasses, sunscreen.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/700395290309266/

Oct
12
Fri
Adventures in Art: Hiking & Writing with Stephanie Wade @ Gulf Hagas
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
Adventures in Art: Hiking & Writing with Stephanie Wade @ Gulf Hagas | Brownville | Maine | United States

Experience the Grand Canyon of the East as we explore the Gulf Hagas region of Maine. We will camp on the Pleasant River. After an evening around a bonfire and stargazing you will be rocked to sleep by the gentle rhythm of the river.

Once again we have the pleasure of working with Stephanie Wade as she joins our community to inspire and ignite our creative self. We will engage all our senses as we immerse ourselves in the natural environment. Autumn is a time of transformation both internally and in the outer world. With inspiration from the natural world you have the opportunity to engage in poetry or prose. To build community, we will share informal writing, develop the ability to listen to each other, and practice asking good questions. We will conclude with a celebration of our work and our connections to nature.

FMI: northstaradventures.me

Oct
13
Sat
Peak Fall Foliage Yoga Hike in the Whites @ Welch Dickey Mountain Trail
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Peak Fall Foliage Yoga Hike in the Whites @ Welch Dickey Mountain Trail | Thornton | New Hampshire | United States

JOIN US FOR A PEAK FALL FOLIAGE GUIDED YOGA HIKE AND A DAY OF GETTING BACK TO NATURE IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS!

WE WILL BE HIKING THE WELCH-DICKEY LOOP TRAIL IN THE PRISTINE WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST.

Be guided through the pristine forests of the Mount Washington Valley with a mountain top yoga class. We will meet at the trailhead and enjoy a guided hike, mountain top yoga class and a healthy box lunch. Experience yoga at its fullest by practicing in, and becoming one with, nature.

We will summit Welch at 2,500′ and Dickey at 2,700′
Trailhead Meet Up: 9:30 am.
Roundtrip distance 4.4 miles, includes Yoga class + Lunch
Hike to conclude at 3:00 pm.
Beginner to Moderate. All-level hikers welcome.
Proper Footwear required.
Please bring a yoga mat or feel free to use the earth as your mat.
Rate: $55.00 per person
Rain Date: Sunday

Upon registration you will be asked to complete an emergency form including contact info, emergency contact, dietary restrictions and prior hiking and yoga experience.

This day hike is sure to leave you feeling grounded and inspired with a deeper connection to the earth and to yourself.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/225126841691200/

Oct
19
Fri
Adventures in Art: Hiking, Movement & Dance with Shana Bloomstein @ Rangeley Lake
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Adventures in Art: Hiking, Movement & Dance with Shana Bloomstein @ Rangeley Lake | Rangeley | Maine | United States

Shana is excited to be offering a weekend retreat with Nancy Zane that will integrate Yoga, creative movement, massage, visual art and journaling with our explorations of the natural world. This weekend hopes to provide a nourishing and grounding environment for everyone to begin a personal reflective journey into somatic movement, create a simple daily practice incorporating massage, yoga and movement, while being effortlessly inspired and in awe of our natural world. It is through our journeying outside that we hope to feel a peace that will allow integration, processing through creative play and movement and an unfolding into our inner emotional and personal landscapes.

This nature based art retreat is for people who want to explore creativity as a means for self-discovery and reflection. It is a retreat integrating movement and art for self-care and exploration. This is an open and non-judgmental environment to freely explore creative self-expression; self-care rituals, and a peaceful time away to delve deeper into you! We intend to explore the healing potential of our minds, bodies and souls together. This weekend retreat in the transformative Autumn air, will fold in the unique offerings of each individual, and is bound to inspire a spiritual connection to our outer world, while we dive deep and tend to our inner landscapes with love and support.

FMI: northstaradventures.me