The full moon brings out all the best events – like a full moon canoe in Old Town, full moon yoga on a Portland rooftop, and full moon hike on Noyes Mountain in Greenwood. But you can also enjoy a morning workout at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, do yoga and get a surf lesson in Scarborough, run the streets of Munjoy Hill at night, and tackle an amazing assortment of obstacles on the mountain at Sunday River.
For the weekend of July 27-29, 2018:
Full Moon Paddle
8-9:30 p.m. Friday. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Old Town. $10/$5 children. www.facebook.com
Embark on a peaceful moonlit paddle down Pushaw Stream. Observe beavers beginning their nightly work under the beams of the moonlight. Hirundo provides the canoe, paddles, and life jackets. Plus a guide! No experience necessary.
Fit Maine checked it out: Full Moon Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town
Nordic Trail Festival
Friday night and all day Saturday. Nordic Heritage Sport Club, Presque Isle. $10-$220. nordictrailfestival.com
A celebration of community, trails and lifestyle, the Nordic Trail Festival is all about the hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Get a team together or tackle the 6-hour bike or hike/run on your own. Enjoy live music, games for young and old, contests, food, racing and the awesome trails of the Nordic Heritage Center.
Tough Mountain Challenge
8 a.m. Saturday, July 28. Sunday River, Newry. $150. www.toughmountain.com
The Tough Mountain Challenge is “an adventure obstacle race that tackles alpine terrain and throws in natural and man-made challenges to mix things up.” Because why not add an actual mountain to your obstacle race, right? Obstacles include the “cage choker,” “Bust N’ Burn” and “Fire pit.” Registration includes a free beer. Pre-registration spots have filled up, but there are 100 spots for day-of registration.
Wild Vibes Yoga Festival
Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Spring Hill, South Berwick. $15-$64. www.wildvibes.org
Enjoy a full day in nature with live music, yoga classes, workshops on things like cooking with foraged foods and hebal tea blending, plus a marketplace with local and international artisans and food vendors, kids corner, SUP yoga and paddleboarding, and more. A portion of festival proceeds benefit Pursea Humanitarian Foundation and Yoga & Cancer Satya. Kids ages 12 & under free and this year there’s a kids camp corner.
Yoga Under the Full Moon on Old Port Rooftop
5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. 27 Pearl St., Portland. $30. www.facebook.com
Practice yoga under the full moon in the heart of the Old Port on a rooftop! There will be a Full Moon Meditation + Yoga Practice (moon salutations, feasting the senses + tapping into the elements) and time to network/mingle with other yogis. You’ll also get a raffle ticket and chance to win prizes. Portion of proceeds donated to nonprofit organization: Maine Immigration Refugee Services. Rain date Sunday.
Sunset/Full Moon Hike up Noyes Mountain
7-9 p.m. Saturday. Noyes Mountain, Greenwood. Free. www.facebook.com
Hike up as the sun goes down with the Western Foothills Land Trust. This moderate to strenuous 2.4-mile round trip trail walk up Noyes Mountain in Greenwood will have you at the summit to catch the sunset/moonrise. Weather permitting, of course.
Take The Night 5K
9:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday.145 Cutter St., Portland. Free. www.facebook.com
A nighttime run through the streets of Portland. This free race is an alleycat-style 5k run around the hills of the East End and Munjoy Hill. First male and female will earn the choice beverage and a medal. Prizes for the rest include sweat, glory and a hand shake. ALL levels and ages are welcome.
Surf + Yoga Session
9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Scarborough Beach State Park, Scarborough. $99. www.surfcampme.com/surf-yoga
Yoga and surfing – whether you’re brand new or have years of experience. The morning will start with a balanced yoga practice on the beach. Then you’ll get a surf lesson and time to explore the waves on Scarborough Beach. We will close our event with a restorative practice designed to help you go from stoke to zen and leave you feeling recharged. Surfboards, wetsuits, and yoga mats provided.
Barre & Bootcamp
10 a.m. Sunday. Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth. $15 drop-in. www.facebook.com
A one-hour outdoor bootcamp-style class with interval training, barre exercises to warm up and cool down, with the backdrop of beautiful Casco Bay at Fort Williams Park. Classes will involve body-weight movements, some weights (kettle bells) and/or resistance bands, running/sprinting and movements to increase balance and agility. All ability levels are welcomed and encouraged. Continues every other Sunday in August and September.