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++ 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). ++

Month: June 2020

by: Shannon Bryan

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...
by: Fit Maine

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...
person in shorts jumping into swimming hole
by: Shannon Bryan

Hike & Swim: 20+ trail hikes that include a refreshing swimming hole dip

Summer heat calls for cool dips in Maine's lakes, rivers, and that refreshingly cold ocean - but first, a hike...
by: Shannon Bryan

Summit, skulls + scat: Hike and learn at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary

Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary offers a pretty rockin' hike up Borestone Mountain and a small Nature Center chock full of...
by: Shannon Bryan

MY FIRST TIME: Michael Hitz goes rock climbing with Equinox Guiding Service

Michael Hitz of Portland has been wanting to try rock climbing for years. With guidance from Noah Kleiner of Equinox...
by: Shannon Bryan

Outdoor workouts: Group exercise moves to the grass and asphalt – via Portland Phoenix

Gyms, fitness studios offer yoga, strength training, boot camp classes outside