Perfect for an easy-going spring paddle or a jaunt on a summer evening, Runaround Pond is a quiet, beginner-friendly place to put in a kayak.
Koan Wellness in York offers paddleboard yoga classes on the York River every weekend and some weekdays. Beginners welcome!
Put you SUP or kayak in the water at the Crescent Lake boat launch and explore Crescent Lake, Tenny River, AND Panther Pond. Threefer!
Whether you're new to paddling altogether or you've been paddling for ages and just like the idea of meeting up with new-to-you people, check out the Windham/Raymond Paddle Club.
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.
Back40 rounds up a range of guided outdoor adventures - for novices and more experienced folks - offered by guides from around Maine, as well as New Hampshire and Vermont.
Keep a little bit of summer going with indoor paddleboard yoga. It's also a chance for beginners to give it a try in a place that's notably less daunting than open water.
Wake up early for a swim in the lake, hike Mount Blue and Tumbledown (then plunge yourself into the pond at the top), rent a kayak on a calm evening, and then hang out by the fire by at your campsite. Sounds nice, right?
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.
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!