Have you checked out the Eastern Trail yet? Managed by the Eastern Trail Alliance, it’s a 65 mile recreation/transportation greenway connecting Casco Bay to Portsmouth, New Hampshire! Learn more about the trail and the fun events (moonlight walks, running races, snowshoe hikes!) they host year round and especially during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.
The good folks at the Lake George Regional Park and Skowhegan Parks & Rec Department are a perfect example of how to combine forces and bring in community partners to put on fantastic events! “Once you get ‘em here through an event, people come back again and again!”
This is one of our favorite MVP interviews with Andrew, Jed, and Preeya from Saco Bay Trails. Their organization helps maintain & build trails all over Saco & Biddeford – all by members & volunteers! For the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend they’ve hosted some fun, family friendly events like building fairy houses – and Preeya shows… Read More»
With three different locations across the state to celebrate, our friends at Maine Audubon have always put on a fantastic show for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Join them at Fields Pond in Holden, Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, or Scarborough Marsh.
The small but mighty Three Rivers Land Trust has participated in so many of our Great Maine Outdoor Weekends – with hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating, and kite flying! Learn more from Larissa & Ruth!
One of our favorite MVP organizers, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, has hosted some fantastic fall and winter events at their preserves in Hancock County. We visited them at their amazing office location at their Tidal Falls preserve – what a backdrop, right?! Learn more about their work from Eileen Bader & Iris Simon!
Did you know Falmouth has more than 50 miles of trails? Our friends at Falmouth Community Programs have hosted some great outdoor events for their community during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Lucky D’Ascanio, the Director of Falmouth Community Programs, highlights some of their best events so far!
L.L.Bean has been on board for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend since the very beginning -with their very own Scot Balentine serving on the planning team! With events at their flagship store and at their Outdoor Discovery Schools, L.L.Bean sure knows how to celebrate the Maine outdoors!
The GMOW Planning Team is excited to welcome Chandler Ryan, our Summer/Fall 2016 GMOW Intern! … Hi All! I’m a rising Sophomore at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, but my hometown is Delmar, NY. At Bates I’m a probable English and Photography double major. I’ll be a Junior Advisor in Residential Life on a first-year… Read More»
Mother Nature helped us out in the weeks leading up to our February 14-16, 2016 Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by gracing us with some fresh snow, but she also brought us frigid temperatures. Cold weather didn’t stop our hearty Mainers from heading out and enjoying all the outdoor opportunities our beautiful state has to offer!… Read More»