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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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Beginner friendly paddles Maine kayaking runaround Pond
by: Shannon Bryan

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...
by: Fit Maine

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,...
by: Shannon Bryan

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...
by: Shannon Bryan

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...
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
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