Hiking in Maine isn't always about conquering Katahdin. This beginner hiking/snowshoeing group is perfect for folks who are new to hiking or haven't been hiking in a while. Easy pace, friendly atmosphere and plenty of socializing, too.
These team sports are open to everyone, whatever your level, so even those of us who have never played rugby or volleyball or inner-tube water polo are invited to join in and give it a try. And have a hell of a good time learning a new sport.
Whether you're looking for fitness pals or people to hike or paddle with, Meetup.com has a lot of options. There are groups for runners and groups for walkers looking to get moving at an accessible pace. There's a paddling group and a weekly paddleboard meetup and a couple of meetups for rock climbers (or people wanting to become rock climbers).
Holly, a yoga instructor based in Orono, is the founder of Maine Yoga Adventures, an event company that combines yoga with an array of other fun activities, from hiking and tennis to writing and wine tasting.
I've been a big fan of the Meetup.com concept. I'm an even bigger fan since joining the Let's Go Do Stuff Meetup for a leisurely paddle on the Pleasant River and some impromptu rope swinging a few weeks ago.
The meetup is geared toward experienced paddleboarders who'd maybe like to expand their paddling horizons (you know, make new paddling friends, explore more of Casco Bay, brainstorm all the ways to combine paddleboarding with other sports - like paddleboard polo!).
sheJAMs is launching a new five-month 10K training program leading up to the Power of SHE 10K in October (the race, put on by sheJAMs, takes place in Portland on Oct. 11 and is also new this year).