++ Get out (but, like, not too far). We all love and appreciate the positive effects of the Maine outdoors. Hopefully we’ll be back to all kinds of adventuring soon. But for now, press pause. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has some great advice: stay close to home, steer clear of busy locations, keep your distance (and stick to walking/hiking with folks from your household). ++

Debsconeag Ice Caves: Climb inside this cool pile of heavy boulders

Stationed inside the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area, just south of Baxter State Park, the ice caves were created by glaciers during the Ice Age and now we humans can climb inside and...
Kayakers paddle across lake with mountain and blue sky behind them

Kayaking Old Saco River + Kezar Pond in Fryeburg (with views of the White Mountains!)

Covered bridge, winding river, and a wide-open pond with a sandy beach to picnic on and the white mountains as a backdrop. This paddle has all the things.
Waterfall rappelling with northeast mountaineering

Rappel down a waterfall with Northeast Mountaineering

Rappel down 100-foot Ripley Falls in Crawford Notch in New Hampshire's White Mountains, even if you've never rappelled down anything before. Waterfall rappelling is exciting and thrilling and kinda scary at first...

Outdoor dance in Portland with Veeva Banga and Embody the Rhythm

Dance outdoors in Portland this summer in an Afro Beats class on the Eastern Prom or Guinea-style West African dance class in Payson Park
Beginner friendly paddles Maine kayaking runaround Pond

Paddling Southern Maine: 10 beginner-friendly places to kayak and SUP

Sandy Moore and Kimberlee Bennett, authors of "Paddling Southern Maine," were kind enough to share some of their favorite paddles - from coastal routes to easy-going rivers.

Yoga with the alpacas: Head to Westport Island for a class in the grass at Lulu’s Barn – via Portland Phoenix

Do yoga in the grass next to Lulu's Barn & Alpacas on Westport Island, where you can relax into savasana, gaze up at the canopy of trees framing the sky overhead, and...

Island overnight! Kayak + camp on Jewell Island with Portland Paddle

Kayak to Jewell Island for a camping overnight with Portland Paddle. You'll explore towers and island trails, eat dinner over a campfire, and doze off to the sound of lapping waves. It's...

Sunset and full moon canoe tours on the Scarborough Marsh with Maine Audubon

During a sunset or full moon canoe tour on the Scarborough Marsh, you'll get a sunset (and maybe a moon rise) on the water, in a canoe, at a place that's supremely...

Away to Franklin: Off-the-grid cabin on Great Pond + lots of great hikes nearby

Revel in rustic perfection at this cabin on a pond in Franklin, where you can spend the day floating on the pond or catching fish from the dock, toast marshmallows over a...

Free ride (please tip your guide) – via Portland Phoenix

For the month of June, Summer Feet is offering “Tours for Tips,” free guided bike rides for locals. At the end of the ride, simply tip the guide.
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