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Kennebec Land Trust’s 6th Annual Tri-Sport Challenge in Wayne @ Camp Androscoggihn
Aug 25 all-day
Kennebec Land Trust’s 6th Annual Tri-Sport Challenge in Wayne @ Camp Androscoggihn

The Kennebec Land Trust’s popular Tri-Sport Challenge will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Camp Androscoggin on Androscoggin Lake in Wayne. Individuals and teams will swim, paddle, and run in this fun and casual competition. Stay afterwards for a potluck lunch and cookout and KLT’s Annual Meeting.
All are welcome to participate! Please contact KLT for details or visit or 207-377-2848. To register. Register soon to ensure your participation. $30 for individuals and $60 for relay teams.

Photo: Participants in the 2018 Tri-Sport Challenge. Brian Kent

Acoustic Paddle: Sea Kayak to Fort Gorges for Live Music @ Fort Gorges
Aug 25 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Acoustic Paddle: Sea Kayak to Fort Gorges for Live Music @ Fort Gorges

Fort Gorges, the beautiful granite structure that sits surrounded by water in Casco Bay, is the perfect setting for live music and an ideal kayaking destination!

Cost is $65 per person (includes sea kayak, guide, live music).

If you love hearing live music and you’re into outdoor adventure, this is the sea kayak trip for you! This unique combination of kayaking, live music and history is easily our favorite trip and we’re really excited to bring it back for the 2019 season. Acoustic Paddle is an experience that involves paddling to historic Fort Gorges for a performance by a musician surrounded by the granite walls of the fort. There’s also time for exploring the fort and enjoying gorgeous panoramic views of Casco Bay and the Portland skyline. To top it all off, we paddle back to the mainland as the sun is setting.

June 23: Caroline Cotter
July 14: Sara Hallie Richardson
July 28: Emilia Dahlin
August 11: Fort Gorgeous
August 25: Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

The trips start at 3:30 at Portland Paddle’s East End Beach shop. Portland Paddle’s guides will gear everyone up and provide some paddling tips before the group heads out into the bay to explore the islands of Portland harbor on our way to Fort Gorges. We’ll look out for seals, sea bird and other sights as we make our way across the open waters of the bay.

After some paddling, we’ll arrive at the Fort to settle in for a set of live music. Every Acoustic Paddle features a performance by a different talented artist. The fort provides a perfect setting and the acoustics are incredible. We’ll also provide a small spread of snacks to enjoy as we listen. After the music winds down, we’ll paddle back to the East End just before darkness settles over the harbor.

**Reservations required to join the tour**

First Annual Paddle for the Promenade @ East End Beach
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
First Annual Paddle for the Promenade @ East End Beach

Calling All Paddlers!

Friends of the Eastern Promenade is thrilled to announce the first annual Paddle for the Promenade, a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s mission to restore, protect and enhance the Eastern Promenade (FoEP). The fun-filled event takes place on Sunday, September 8th from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the East End Beach. Participants can choose between a 9.75-mile competitive course, a shorter 4.75 non-competitive course and a .75 miles kid’s course. Both sea kayakers and paddleboarders are invited to participate.

Registration is now open at The participant fee is $30 for early registration before July 25 or $40 after that date. Portland Paddle will be renting SUP’s and kayaks for an additional fee, with 100% of proceeds directed to FoEP.

If you’re a non-profit interested in exhibiting table space, or are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact