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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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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: 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...
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

Kayaking Chauncey Creek through the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Kittery

During a fall paddle on Chauncey Creek in Kittery, were greeted by marsh grass, an audience of trees, and the...
by: Shannon Bryan

Murderer’s Cave! Hiking trails and homicidal history at Thorne Head Preserve in Bath

During our visit to the 96-acre Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, we didn't intend to go poking around inside the...

Day trip to Monhegan Island: Coastal hiking, cliffside yoga + Monhegan Brewing

You don't HAVE to take a 50-minute ferry ride to Monhegan Island to enjoy a day of spectacular hiking along...
by: Shannon Bryan

Boulders, ponds + a rad fire tower: Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH

If you've been to Pawtuckaway already - located in Nottingham, New Hampshire, about an hour and a half from Portland...
women holding sketchbook with poorly drawn animals on it
by: Shannon Bryan

5 ways to enjoy the Maine outdoors close to home

Enjoy the outdoors close to home, including but not limited to: watching a sunrise, making a sunrise, googling 'dragonfly reproduction,'...
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