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.
Stunning views of coastal Maine (including the fort at Colonial Pemaquid) viewed from the wonderfully buoyant seat of a sea kayak during a tour with Maine Kayak.
Get out on the water early for this weekly morning SUP. Group paddles run all summer, from 7-8:30 am. every Thursday, leaving from Portland's East End.
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.