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Royal River Explorations Treasure Hunt, Yarmouth

September 16 - September 18

Explore the preserves and trails of the Royal River Conservation Trust and enter a drawing to win a prize. We have designated four preserves for the GMOW – Littlejohn Island, Knight's Pond, Pisgah Hill and Runaround Pond. Each preserve will have a special GMOW sign along the trail. Snap a picture of the sign and post it (and other scenic photos) on our Facebook page during the weekend of September 16-18 and you will be entered into our prize drawing. (If…

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Association of Maine Outing Clubs Conference, Freeport

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 3rd annual AMOC Conference will once again be held at the L.L. Bean Paddling Center in Freeport! We will be working with the Outdoor Discovery School (ODS) to provide an exciting program including time outside on the water stand-up paddleboarding (SUPing) and sea kayaking – a great model for an Outing Club trip – as well as discussions on the future of AMOC and how the association can collectively tackle issues facing OC programs. All advisors, aspiring advisors, interested…

Portland Paddle Fort Gorges

Sea Kayak Tour to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay, Portland

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fort Gorges, a Civil War-era granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it's only accessible by small boat. This three-hour guided trip is the best way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region's most interesting historic landmarks. We'll start off with a paddle into Portland harbor and then make the crossing out to Hog Island, where we'll land on a beach…

Yarmouth Community Services

Free Canoes at Royal River Park, Yarmouth

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Yarmouth Community services keeps 4 canoes for the public to sign out and rent. On Friday September 16, use of the boats will be free and there will be a staff member available on site all day to help get you into and onto the the water. Paddles and adult PFD's are provided. Kids PFD's are not provided but kids are required to wear a life jacket anytime they are in a boat.

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Pondicherry Park Guided Walk, Bridgton

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Lakes Environmental Association educators for a fun and easy walk in Pondicherry Park in the heart of downtown Bridgton. We will talk about local flora and fauna, a little history of the park, and mostly just enjoy being in the woods. Maps of the park will be available. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon outdoors! We hope to see you!

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Lakes Environmental Association Community Potluck, Bridgton

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Lakes Environmental Association in a relaxed family style potluck at the Maine Lake Science Center. We will have an opportunity to break bread, enjoy the quiet woods abutting Pondicherry Park, and sit outside under the shaded canopy. A fun and delicious way to kick off the Great Maine Outdoors Weekend! Please let us know if you are coming, and bring a dish to share!

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2016 Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

THE MOUNTAINS CALL. The 2016 Loon Echo Trek will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton, ME. Tackle the Toughest Century in Maine or choose to ride 25, 50 or 80 mile routes in the foothills of western Maine. You can also hike 4.5 or 6 miles across the ridge line of Pleasant Mountain. Do a bit of both with the Trek's Hike & Bike option. Enjoy a post-Trek party with a taco…

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Trail Day on the Sebago Lake Land Reserve, Standish

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate forests, recreation, and clean water with the Portland Water District! The 1,700 acre Sebago Lake Land Reserve is a managed forest owned by PWD and intended to protect Sebago Lake, a drinking water source for nearly 200,000 people. Trail Day events are geared towards different age groups- from young children to teenagers and adults. There is something for everyone but spaces are limited! Events include Learn to Fish, Intro to Kayaking, Forest Fitness Boot Camp, Woods Walk and Talk,…

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Half-Day Sea Kayak Trip on Casco Bay

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This trip offers an island-hopping adventure in the archipelago of gorgeous islands that lie along the edge of Casco Bay. This has long been our most popular trip. The many islands create endless options, so your exact route will depend on the weather conditions and tide cycles. On some days we take a one-way route that allow us to venture further into the islands and keep the wind at our backs as much as possible. You'll look out for wildlife…

LEA Holt Pond Family Day

Family Day at Holt Pond, Bridgton

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Lakes Environmental Association Educator Mary Jewett for a fun morning out at the Holt Pond Preserve. Explore the trails and boardwalks, and enjoy time in the woods with your family. Trails meander over stone walls, through a red maple swamp, and out onto a floating sphagnum moss mat complete with pitcher plants and leatherleaf. See if you can spy the local beaver family working on their lodge or dam! Join Mary for a short walk and outdoor activities, or…

WCLZ back cove cleanup

WCLZ’s Back Cove Clean Up, Portland

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

WCLZ is teaming up with the Maine Coastal Program again this year for Coastweek 2016, and we’ll be cleaning up Back Cove in Portland. Meet us Saturday, September 17th at 9am near the parking lot across from Hannaford. All the CLZ hosts will be there, and we’ll supply everything. We’ll need as many volunteers as we can get because we need to clean the entire 3.5 mile shore of the Cove. Everyone who participates will get a limited edition commemorative…

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Mill Brook Preserve Trail Walk, Westbrook

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust on Saturday, September 17 at 10am for a two hour walk at our new Mill Brook Preserve in Westbrook as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Just a few miles west of Portland, you will be amazed how wild and beautiful our newest Preserve is. The walk will be led by Toby Jacobs, the land trust Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. Toby will both share his experience designing and building the trail and highlight…

Sebago Lake State Park Trail Day, Casco

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We will be working on improving a few sections of trail on and around Songo beach. This will include shoveling gravel, raking, moving rocks and limbs, and other odds-and-ends. Be sure to bring sturdy and comfortable foot wear and clothing which is weather-appropriate, as well as any food and snacks you may need!

Yarmouth Community Services

Fall Family Campout at Camp SOCI, Yarmouth

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 18 @ 9:00 am

In its third straight fall, the Fall Family Camp Out is an overnight planned for you and your family in one of Yarmouth hidden gems: Camp SOCI! YCS and the Yarmouth Parks and Lands Committee, invite you to join us for a cookout, campout and activities at our ocean-side location. We will provide grillable dinner foods, condiments, breakfast, and drinks. Cooperative duties will be assigned for food preparation, clean-up, and other tasks. Registrations are required. Resident and non-resident fees must…

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Sunset Tour, Portland

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This guided tour offers the opportunity to watch the sun setting over the Portland waterfront from atop stand-up paddleboard (SUP). The hour before sunset is the most beautiful time to be on the waters of Casco Bay and it's also when seas tend to be calmest and best for SUP. We'll start off with a quick SUP lesson and then take a leisurely paddle along the Portland waterfront. As we venture out onto open water we'll enjoy a panoramic view…

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BROKE and STOKED Showcase at L.L.Bean

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Outdoor Films, Shown Outdoors. The Maine Outdoor Film Festival celebrates the active outdoor community and inspiring expression since 2012. The BROKE and STOKED event highlights amateur Maine filmmakers. A portion of the proceeds from 2016 Maine Outdoor Film Festival programming goes to benefit Teens To Trails! This event is free, but a $3-5 donation is suggested to support this great program!

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17th Annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk, Portland

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join almost 2000 runners and walkers for the 17th Annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk and support the trails you love. There’s nothing better than a run or walk along Portland’s waterfront trails in their most glorious season. Pair that run/walk with pizza, beer, yoga, massages, healthy snacks, and a DJ’d dance party to meet you at the finish line–and you’ve got Portland’s favorite fall 10K! Race starts at 9 am, party starts as soon as you cross the finish…

Portland Paddle Fort Gorges

Sea Kayak Tour to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay, Portland

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fort Gorges, a Civil War-era granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it's only accessible by small boat. This three-hour guided trip is the best way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region's most interesting historic landmarks. We'll start off with a paddle into Portland harbor and then make the crossing out to Hog Island, where we'll land on a beach…

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