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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). ++

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I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym.
by: Shannon Bryan

Close-to-Home Scavenger Hunt + Indoor Challenges

An entertaining close-to-home scavenger hunt for the Fit Maine Social [Distancing] Club (until we can adventure together again). Challenges start...
by: Shannon Bryan

Trail run or easy hike with river views at Dodge Point Preserve in Newcastle

Dodge Point has 6.1 miles of trails and they're all lovely. (But come on, that Shore Trail, with its pine...
by: Shannon Bryan

From hospice to healthy: Meet 89-year-old Millie Donahue, the inspiration behind MamaSezz

Millie Donahue has a big heart. You can feel it in the warmth she exudes as she proudly talks about...
DOuglas mountain sebago summit
by: Shannon Bryan

Short hike + stone lookout tower on Douglas Mountain in Sebago

Enjoy a short hike up Douglas Mountain and climb up the stone tower at the summit to enjoy views of...
by: Shannon Bryan

VIDEO! Tips for Training for the Trek Across Maine (1. Seat time. 2. Snacks!)

The Trek Across Maine is coming up on Father's Day weekend. Your first step: SIGN UP! Then it's time to...
by: Shannon Bryan

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...
by: Shannon Bryan

Peaks Island in the off-season: Battery Steele, quiet streets & a rope swing

Peaks Island is pretty sweet to see, even in the off-season. You can explore Battery Steele, climb the coastal rocks,...
by: Shannon Bryan

Snowshoe to Arethusa Falls, Crawford Notch, White Mountains

Trek through the snow-covered woods to see the frozen 160-foot Arethusa Falls in Crawford Notch. It's downright magical.
Ovens Mouth Preserve in Boothbay, Maine
by: Shannon Bryan

Hike Ovens Mouth Preserve in Boothbay: Coastal views on two peninsulas

Ovens Mouth Preserve is the perfect hike for new hikers, kid hikers, or anyone who wants to get into the...
by: Shannon Bryan

Do something awesome: Summer Solstice SwimRun at Sky Lodge in Moose River

Starting and ending at the historic Sky Lodge in Moose River, Maine, the Summer Solstice SwimRun is an event for...
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