The full moon is a fine time to be outside - paddling the marsh, hiking a trail, or wandering the dark streets of an historic village. And you can do all of these things on Friday, June 9, when the full moon makes its grand appearance.
For novice mountain bikers - or curious folks who'd like to give it a try - there are free mountain biking skills classes being held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Eastern Prom and Stroudwater Trail in Portland.
The Ladies Adventure Club is an all-ages, all-abilities group for like-minded Maine women who want more adventure in their lives, from day hikes and meditation to archery lessons and full moon snowshoeing.
Getting outside onto the road, trail, or water is a life-enhancing experience on its own. But it's also way more fun when you're with other people who also love to hike, paddle, run, and ride. Check out these Facebook groups and Meetups to meet people who like doing what you like doing!
Start running right now, whatever your level, with the free Winter Warriors running groups offered by Fleet Feet Maine Running in Portland and Brunswick.
For budget-friendly winter gear, check out Portland Gear Hub's selection of used equipment. From ice skates and sleds to snow pants and cross-country skis, the Hub has the goods.
Some say the full moon makes people go mad. But that big dome light of the night is brightest when it's full, which makes it really nice to hike under (or in the case of winter, ski or snowshoe under).
Rent a bike for a few hours or the day and cruise Portland Trails, see the lighthouses, head up to Mackworth Island, or go wherever else you'd like.
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.
Folks who don't typically shapeshift with the appearance of the full moon will appreciate the uphill trek to Mt. Abram's peak, where music and mountain revelry await.