++ 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). ++

Home workouts: Online fitness classes from your favorite Maine-based gyms, studios + trainers

Now is probably a good time to acquire a fitness routine, both because it's good for your health and also to prevent yourself from going downright stir crazy in your living room...

Mount Kineo: Boat over, hike up, revel in views of Moosehead Lake from atop a fire tower

It's definitely the boat ride over on Moosehead Lake that makes a visit to Mount Kineo State Park so alluring. It could also be Kineo's striking cliffs, which rise up 700 dramatic...
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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,' pretending you're a stealth forest spy, paddleboarding on your driveway, staring at...

Hike Mt. Washington in the winter with Maine Alpine Guiding

The northeast's tallest peak AND home to some of the worst weather in the world. Two reasons that make people really really want to hike Mount Washington, even in the winter. Maine...

Ride on: Virtual 2020 Trek Across Maine

The popular Trek Across Maine, 180-mile ride that typically takes place Father's Day weekend, is now a virtual event.

Full Moon Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town

Between the beaver spottings, the calm, winding waters of Pushaw Stream, and the big, bright moon lighting the way, a full moon paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is something special.
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Maine’s most excellent races and places, events and adventures (aka, Active Mainer’s Bucket List)

Maybe it's my way of looking ahead or keeping my chin up, as they say. Maybe it's a respectful nod to so many of the incredible experiences Maine usually offers us -...

Close-to-Home Scavenger Hunt + Indoor Challenges

An entertaining close-to-home scavenger hunt for the Fit Maine Social [Distancing] Club (until we can adventure together again). Challenges start in the Fit Maine Social Club Facebook group and then get archived...

Trail run or easy hike with river views at Dodge Point Preserve in Newcastle

Dodge Point has 6.1 miles of trails and they're all lovely. (But come on, that Shore Trail, with its pine needle floor and that view of the Damariscotta River, is just perfect.)
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Short hike + stone lookout tower on Douglas Mountain in Sebago

Enjoy a short hike up Douglas Mountain and climb up the stone tower at the summit to enjoy views of the Maine Lakes Region - and maybe act out some dragon-slaying castle-saving...
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