Kayak to Jewell Island for a camping overnight with Portland Paddle. You'll explore towers and island trails, eat dinner over a campfire, and doze off to the sound of lapping waves. It's a summer dream-come-true.
Late fall is an ideal time to visit Maine Huts and Trails. It's self-service season, which means you'll bring and prepare your own food, and the rates are much lower, too.
A half-day ride away, New Brunswick, Canada, offers some fun island camping and hiking adventures that are easy to reach by car (and don't require a full week of vacation).
Active ways to explore Maine, whether you're visiting Maine for a short time or you live here all year long. Hike, bike, paddle, and walk - and make brag-worthy memories along the way.
Perfect for occasional campers or new-to-camping local who want to get into the woods, Maine Camping Gear Rentals has gear kits that include all the things, from tents and sleeping bags to dishes, lanterns, a cooler, and a cutting board.
These Maine (or close to Maine) retreats will give you 2-4 days of de-stressing glory. Most include yoga - some also include paddleboarding, meditation, hiking, s'mores, bonfires, sailing, and archery!
For the last two years, Tara's been leading yoga and nutrition-based classes and retreats on the island she's called home for over a decade.
These active summer getaways and retreats will take you to some of Maine's most stunning locations - in the woods, along the coast, and on the water - and you'll get there via bike, boat, kayak and foot.