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September 2015
Free

Lubec’s Coastal Cleanup, Lubec

September 19 - September 26
Lubec Memorial Library,
55 Water St
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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Lubec Coastal Cleanup

Every year volunteers in Lubec grab a trash bag and data sheet at the Lubec Memorial Library (207-733-2491) during Maine Coast Week to sign up to clean and record trash for a part of Lubec’s 97 miles of coastline. Organized by APPLE (Association to Promote and Protect the Lubec Environment), this year’s coast week is September 19 – 26, part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Go with a group to clean at West Quoddy Head State Park (207-733-0911),…

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Free

Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Freeport

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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MOFF at L.L.Bean

BROKE AND STOKED SHOWCASE L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Freeport, Maine, Saturday September 19, 2015 The Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the Broke And Stoked Video Contest SHOWCASE – an evening of short, Maine-made, high energy outdoor adventure films at LL Bean’s Discovery Park. Bring a blanket and/or a chair. Tonight’s program begins with 38 minutes of other 2015 MOFF selections and concludes with all ten Broke and Stoked Finalists. Films will begin at dark (7:30pm) and the total running time…

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Free

Kite Flying at The Hobbs Farm, Acton

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Hobbs Farm,
651 Foxes Ridge Rd
Acton, ME 04001 United States
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Come join the fun as kites and spirits soar above the beautiful Hobbs Farm property in Acton, Maine. There will be kite enthusiasts with fancy kites, novice flyers with simple kites, and spare kites to share for those who do not own a kite. As always, we will have freshly baked cookies and local apple cider to refresh our flyers and we encourage you to pack a picnic and eat on the grassy slopes.

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$7.50

Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryeburg

September 25
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All weekend!
Swans Falls Campground and River Access,
189 Swans Falls Road
Fryeburg, ME United States
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photo by Michelle B. SRRC

Saco River Recreational Council’s Swans Falls Campground and Saco River Access Open House- 50% off camping ($7.50 pp) and $5 off parking if you mention you are participating in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Come enjoy a fall weekend at the campground along the Saco River and maybe take a beautiful fall paddle on the Saco River. You could also go for a hike in the many trails within half hour of here or enjoy the shopping and restaurants, corn…

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Free

The Incredible Trail Guys Challenge, Jefferson

September 25
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Self-guided adventure - open all weekend!
Hidden Valley Nature Center,
131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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The Trail Guys is a game developed by world-renowned game-maker Aaron Weissblum. The Trail Guys Incredible Trail Challenge is a trail game for all ages. Here’s how it works: There are more than twenty five Trail Guys posted at key intersections of trails across the entire nature center – that’s 1,000 acres! Each trail guy is a colorful, but unique wooden figure. Next to each trail guy is a letter. Players will pick up a map and play-sheet at the…

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Free

Fall Foliage Viewing from Penobscot Narrows Observatory, Prospect

September 25
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Open May 1 through Halloween
Penobscot Narrows Observatory & Fort Knox,
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981 United States
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Ride an elevator to 420 ‘ feet up to the top of the world’s tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world for tremendous views of Maine foliage. After visiting the observatory, explore the massive cannons and dark passageways of one of America’s best-preserved granite fortifications, Fort Knox! Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory (closes at 5PM) is open daily at 9 AM until dusk through Halloween. The observatory is open until 5 PM, but will remain…

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Free

French Mountain Hike, Rome

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Join us for a hike along the French Mountain Interpretive Trail and learn about its history and the diverse mountain ecosystem! The French Mountain Trail is an easy 0.8 mile loop with beautiful views of the Kennebec Highlands from the summit.

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Free

Vaughan Wood’s History Revealed, South Berwick

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vaughan Woods State Park,
28 Old Fields Road
South Berwick, ME 04002 United States
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Vaughan Woods State Park

Join us for a walk exploring the park’s historic woods! Learn about: Native Americans of Berwick The early Europeans who lived here The importance of Salmon Falls Animals which live here Explore & Discover: Natural & man made artifacts Our magnificent trees Interesting historic events Free with park admission, meet at the picnic area. For more information: Call the park (207)384-5160 or visit us online at: www.maine.gov/vaughanwoods

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Free

Introduction to Fort McClary, Kittery

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Friday & Saturday from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fort McClary State Park,
Kittery Point, ME United States
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Fort McClary State Park

Join us for an informative Guided Tour of the Park’s historic structures. Learn about: – The early history of Kittery Point – The five wars & the Fort – Events this harbor has witnessed – Recent changes to the Fort – The men who served here Explore & Discover: – Our trails – The artifacts & structures here – Scenic Barters Creek – History along the Harbor Trail Meet at the bulletin board for the guided tour, where you’ll have…

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Free

Pocumcus Trail Hike, Grand Lake Stream

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand Lake Stream School Building,
15 Water St.
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637 United States
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Join Downeast Lakes Land Trust as we celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a hike along the Farm Cove Community Forest’s Pocumcus Trail.  Enjoy learning the natural history of the area and beautiful autumn views of Pocumcus Lake. Participants should meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 3 p.m. to carpool. The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor-oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active…

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$5

Erickson Fields Preserve Trail Grand Opening, Rockport

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Erickson Fields Preserve,
124 West St.
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Join us for a celebration of the grand opening of the Erickson Fields Preserve Trail. The event begins with a garden tour followed by a guided trail walk.

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$39

Full Moon Dinner – Harvest Moon, Bethel

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday River South Ridge Lodge,
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME United States
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Sunday River Peak Summer

Each month, Sunday River throws a party at its mid-mountain Peak Lodge nearest to that month’s full moon to celebrate the many splendors of summer. This one-night party kicks off with a scenic lift ride up the mountain on the Chondola before being greeted by an outdoor party on the lodge’s terrace, followed by a themed dinner inside. Drawing inspiration from the Farmer’s Almanac, Sunday River’s own master chefs will be tasked with preparing a Harvest Moon menu inspired by…

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Free

Film Screening – Best of “Guide to the Outdoors”, Freeport

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors

Join us for a special showing of the best moments from this season of “Guide to the Outdoors.” Watch as host Bill Gorman, L.L. Bean’s great-grandson, takes you on thrilling adventures to some of the world’s premier hunting destinations. Bill has teamed up with JBO Production’s Addicted to the Outdoors and award-winning producer Steve Finch to capture every moment. Located in the L.L.Bean Hunting & Fishing Store, Second Floor.

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Free

GMOW Speckled Mountain Hike, Evans Notch

September 26
Speckled Mountain

Join us for a Great Maine Outdoors Weekend hike to great views from the top of Speckled Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest via Bickford Brook Trail. 8.6 miles r/t, 2300′ elevation gain at an easy pace. Possibility of returning via Blueberry Ridge Trail. Registration is required – please contact the trip leader Roger David via email – rd04342@gmail.com

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The Maine Adventure Relay, Brunswick

September 26
Brunswick Executive Airport,
15 Terminal Road
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Maine Adventure Relay 2015

The Maine Adventure Relay is Maine’s premier running event. Participants will experience the breathtaking beauty of Maine’s foothills, mountains, rivers, lakes, farmland and legendary coast while building memories that will last forever and friendships that last a lifetime. The camaraderie and scenery are just two elements that make the M.A.R. the most fun you’ll ever have. As the name implies, this event is a relay. Teams will run in relay fashion during 24 hours- around the clock, over a 200 +…

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$207

Guided Dead River Paddle Trip to Grand Falls Hut, Kingfield

September 26 - September 28
Maine Huts & Trails Dead River

Guided Canoe Trip to Grand Falls Hut – 3-Day/2-Night @ 1 Hut (Grand Falls Hut) Paddling down the Dead River to get to our Grand Falls Hut might just be our favorite way to make the journey, which is the reason we designed this fully-guided adventure. Let a Registered Maine Guide lead you on a 6-mile, flat-water paddle down the Upper Dead then stow the boats and hike the remaining 2 miles to the Hut. Spend two nights at Grand…

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$7.50

Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryeburg

September 26
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All weekend!
Swans Falls Campground and River Access,
189 Swans Falls Road
Fryeburg, ME United States
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photo by Michelle B. SRRC

Saco River Recreational Council’s Swans Falls Campground and Saco River Access Open House- 50% off camping ($7.50 pp) and $5 off parking if you mention you are participating in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Come enjoy a fall weekend at the campground along the Saco River and maybe take a beautiful fall paddle on the Saco River. You could also go for a hike in the many trails within half hour of here or enjoy the shopping and restaurants, corn…

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Free

The Incredible Trail Guys Challenge, Jefferson

September 26
|Recurring Event (See all)
Self-guided adventure - open all weekend!
Hidden Valley Nature Center,
131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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The Trail Guys is a game developed by world-renowned game-maker Aaron Weissblum. The Trail Guys Incredible Trail Challenge is a trail game for all ages. Here’s how it works: There are more than twenty five Trail Guys posted at key intersections of trails across the entire nature center – that’s 1,000 acres! Each trail guy is a colorful, but unique wooden figure. Next to each trail guy is a letter. Players will pick up a map and play-sheet at the…

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Free

Fall Foliage Viewing from Penobscot Narrows Observatory, Prospect

September 26
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Open May 1 through Halloween
Penobscot Narrows Observatory & Fort Knox,
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981 United States
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Ride an elevator to 420 ‘ feet up to the top of the world’s tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world for tremendous views of Maine foliage. After visiting the observatory, explore the massive cannons and dark passageways of one of America’s best-preserved granite fortifications, Fort Knox! Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory (closes at 5PM) is open daily at 9 AM until dusk through Halloween. The observatory is open until 5 PM, but will remain…

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Free

Fight Back Festival, Pineland

September 26 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pineland Farms,
15 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester, ME 04260 United States
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Cancer Community Center Fight Back Fest

Fight Back Festival is an annual family fundraiser supporting the Cancer Community Center, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting adults affected by cancer with free services. Fight Back Festival 2015 will take place Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. You can choose between a 1-mile stroll, 5K trail walk, 5K trail run, 10-mile bike ride, 25-mile bike ride, 60-mile bike ride, and Kids Fun Run. You pay a small registration fee, and then raise money…

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Free

CCCP Saturday Morning Ride, Portland

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Back Bay Bicycle, Portland,
333 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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CCCP

The Saturday Morning Ride is an inclusive, friendly, medium paced (16-18mph), no-drop ride which leaves Back Bay Bicycle every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. (333 Forest Ave, Portland). This ride is a good introduction to group riding, great training for charity rides, and an opportunity for veterans to add a recovery ride while lending experience to newer riders. Routes vary each week, ranging from 25 -50 miles. We also offer a shortened loop whenever possible. The CCCP blog (http://cccportland.blogspot.com/) is updated weekly…

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$25

Paddle on the Saco River, Brownfield

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Woodland Acres Campground,
33 Woodland Acres Dr
Brownfield, ME 04010 United States
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September 26–Paddle on the Saco River In Brownfield. Join us for a fun day of paddling on the Saco River as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! The journey will begin at the Woodland Acres Campground in Brownfield. Their crew will shuttle participants, canoes, kayaks and gear to Walkers Bridge in Fryeburg. Once on the water, we will float amongst scarlet swamp maples, sand bars and migratory birds on our way back to the campground. Meet at Woodland Acres…

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Free

Fall Foliage Volunteer Trail Work Day, Carrabassett Valley

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Airport Trailhead, Carrabassett Valley,
1236 Carrabassett Dr.
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 United States
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MH&T Trail Work Day

Join us this September 26th for our Fall Foliage Volunteer Trail Work Day! For the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend this September, we invite you to come get your hands dirty and have some fun while helping us clear and maintain parts of our trail. Trail work days are a great way to get outside, get to know our trails and help us keep them in great shape as they are free for all to use 365 days a year! Trail…

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Free

Island Cleanup around Deer Isle with MITA

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maine Island Trail Association,
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) cleanup

Join the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) on Saturday, September 26th for an annual fall cleanup of islands around Deer Isle & Stonignton. Skiffs driven by experienced MITA volunteer skippers will take crews out to targeted islands to clean the shorelines of wild islands off Deer Isle, departing from Brooklin at 9 am and returning by 3 pm. For more information or to sign up, contact Maria, maria@mita.org or 207-761-8825. This is a great way to get out on the…

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Free

Falmouth Nature Preserve Guided Nature Walk, Falmouth

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Falmouth Nature Preserve,
178 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Enjoy a crisp fall day with Maine Master Naturalist, Bryce Hatch, for a guided hike of the Falmouth Nature Preserve. Discover the fascinating flora and fauna and geology of this ecologically rich property. Pre-registered participants will receive a Falmouth Nature Preserve Field Guide. You can register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/falmouthcommunityprog/Home

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$15

GMOW Exploration at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center,
20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Maine Audubon Gilsland Celebration

Join us for a morning of fall crafts, exploration and fun! We will have some time indoors to be creative, learn about why leaves change color and habits of plants and animals in the fall. Then we will head outside to look for signs of fall. Come prepared for the whole family to explore our trails.* Please bring a snack and appropriate clothing and footwear. *No charge for siblings under 2 and maximum of three children Advanced registration encouraged! Drop-ins…

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$40

Yoga, Hike & Sauna, Denmark

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nurture Through Nature,
77 Wilton Warren Road
Denmark, ME 04022 United States
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Nurture Through Nature

1) Join seasoned yoga teacher Jen Deraspe for a holistic Hatha Yoga experience intended to bring balance, mindfulness and fluidity into your life. Open blocks, release stress, heal yourself. All levels welcome. Saturday 10am. 2) Hike on our 33 acres of trails, following along a sweet brook finding your way to the top of Pleasant Mountain offering stunning views. Hike from 11:30am to 1:30pm. 3) Experience our healing temple in the woods; hand~crafted circular, cedar-lined, wood-fired sauna near our spring~fed…

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Free

Paddle Biscay Pond to Pemaquid Pond, Bremen

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Biscay Pond, Bremen,
163 Fogler Rd
Bremen, ME 04551 United States
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PWA DLWA paddle pemaquid pond

This paddle, from Biscay Pond to Pemaquid Pond, in collaboration with the Pemaquid Watershed Association and the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, celebrates Maine Great Outdoor Weekend. This trip will be easy in difficulty and will be cancelled if raining. All paddlers participating are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions, and the venue, are suitable for their skill level. Participants must provide their own kayak or canoe, wear a personal flotation device (aka…

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Free

Hike, Paddle, Tour or Visit, Bethel

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mahoosuc Land Trust,
18 Mayville Rd.
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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Mahoosuc LT

Choice of morning activities include a hike up Buck’s Ledge, paddle on Songo Pond, or tour of the Mt. Abram Ski Area solar electric panels. Noon time BBQ at the Mahoosuc Land Trust Office. The Beauty of our Backyard Arts Celebration will open at 11a.m. and traditional arts demonstrations begin at noon and run through the afternoon. Children may choose to build a fairy house in the woods behind the Land Trust.

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Free

Apple Pumpkin Festival, Livermore Falls

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Livermore Falls Recreation Field,
Livermore Falls, ME United States
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Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce Annual Apple Pumplin Festival

Family friendly fun day to celebrate Fall in the Androscoggin River Valley. This FREE event features vendors, food, music, kids’ activities, games, & more!

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$25

Cycle for Sweetser: A Family Fun Ride, Saco

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sweetser School,
50 Moody St.
Saco, ME 04072 United States
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Cycle for Sweetser is a community bike ride which will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and will take place entirely on the Eastern Trail in Saco. Registration will open at 8:30am at 50 Moody Street in Saco. The rides begin at 10:00am and start/end at 50 Moody Street. The Eastern Trail runs alongside Sweetser’s Saco campus and makes for a perfect bike ride for families, community members, and biking enthusiasts. Post-race activities will include refreshments, apple cider pressing…

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Free

Vaughan Wood’s History Revealed, South Berwick

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vaughan Woods State Park,
28 Old Fields Road
South Berwick, ME 04002 United States
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Vaughan Woods State Park

Join us for a walk exploring the park’s historic woods! Learn about: Native Americans of Berwick The early Europeans who lived here The importance of Salmon Falls Animals which live here Explore & Discover: Natural & man made artifacts Our magnificent trees Interesting historic events Free with park admission, meet at the picnic area. For more information: Call the park (207)384-5160 or visit us online at: www.maine.gov/vaughanwoods

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Free

Round Top Geocache, Rome

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Try your hand at geocaching at the summit of Round Top Mountain! Hike through picturesque hardwood and conifer forests along the Kennebec Highlands Trail. Bring your smartphone or GPS unit, muggles welcome! The Round Top mountain trail is a 3.9 mile loop through varied terrain and rated for intermediate hikers. Registration is required – contact the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance: (207) 495-6039; brcaeducator@belgradelakes.org  

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Free

Pointing Dog Demonstrations with NAVHDA, Freeport

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Happening from 10:00-11:00 and from 2:00-3:00 on both Saturday and Sunday
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Join L.L.Bean & the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) for a demonstration of pointing and searching – the two major aspects of the hunting dog’s work. Join us for this fun, fascinating display of animal talent at the L.L.Bean Discovery Park.

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$7

Punkinfiddle Family Festival & National Estuaries Day, Wells

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm,
342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Wells Reserve Punkinfiddle Family Festival 2015

Punkinfiddle features traditional crafts, hands-on learning, lively music, old-fashioned games, fun food, farm animals, and lots of happy faces in a historic seaside setting. This event has become a tradition for both locals and folks from away. All outdoors, all day, all for families! Stuff a scarecrow, stomp your feet, paint a pumpkin, churn butter, quiz a fiddle maker, create a craft, walk the beach, and leave smiling.

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Free

Paddle Tour of Gulf Island Pond & Riverlands State Park, Turner

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner,
Off Center Bridge Road
Turner, ME United States
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Androscoggin Land Trust paddle

Come and celebrate the changing of seasons with a paddle on Gulf Island Pond along the shore of the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park! The paddling trip will depart from the boat access on Center Bridge Road in Turner at the northern end of the park, and include a round trip of approximately eight miles depending on the weather and water conditions. As paddlers follow the shoreline of the Riverlands State Park they will learn the history of the property that…

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$15

The Great Hike, Boothbay Harbor

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
BBRLT Ovens Mouth

In celebration of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) will again host The Great Hike at Ovens Mouth Preserve. Stroll along the salt marsh and tidal waters of Ovens Mouth while searching for clues for fabulous prizes in a fun for all ages scavenger hunt! After the hike, a BBQ on the abutting private farm will take place, which will include live music by The Spaceheaters and more games! The hike, fun games with prizes, and…

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$18

GMOW at Fields Pond, Holden

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center,
216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Maine Audubon Gilsland Celebration

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend at Fields Pond! The grounds are open to the public all day for hiking the trails paddling on Fields Pond. The Center and Nature Store are open Thursday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. As part of this year’s festivities, we are offering a mushroom workshop for adults (register here).

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Free

Introduction to Fort McClary, Kittery

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Friday & Saturday from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fort McClary State Park,
Kittery Point, ME United States
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Fort McClary State Park

Join us for an informative Guided Tour of the Park’s historic structures. Learn about: – The early history of Kittery Point – The five wars & the Fort – Events this harbor has witnessed – Recent changes to the Fort – The men who served here Explore & Discover: – Our trails – The artifacts & structures here – Scenic Barters Creek – History along the Harbor Trail Meet at the bulletin board for the guided tour, where you’ll have…

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Tip Toe Mountain Preserve Geology, Vinalhaven

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Skoog Park, Vinalhaven,
12 Skoog Park Rd
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
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Vinal Haven LT geoglogy

The geology at the shores of Tip Toe Mountain Preserve is unique to Vinalhaven. There are formations and rocks there you will not see anywhere else. Join geologist George Kendrick to learn more about the geologic events that created them. This is a not to be missed reprise of one of our more popular walks this summer. We’ll hike in along an uneven woods trail, then there will be some rough footing over the seaweed and rocks.

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Free

Explore Tide Pools, Freeport

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park,
426 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Join staff at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park for this informal program on the rocky shore near Googins Island to discover the secrets of a tide pool. Free with park admission. Meet at the shore across from Googins Island. To get there, park in the first parking lot and follow the trail at the far end of the parking lot with a sign saying “To Shore and Casco Bay Trail” straight to the rock steps leading to the shore.

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Free

Vaughan Woods History Walk, Hallowell

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vaughan Homestead,
2 Litchfield Road
Hallowell, ME 04347 United States
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Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead History Walk

Join us for a scenic stream-side hike and learn the story behind Vaughan Woods’ historic trails and stone bridges, including the fascinating tale of family land lost to industrialization during the mid-nineteenth century and two brothers’ life-long commitment to its piece-by-piece re-acquisition and resurrection as a nature preserve.

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Pointing Dog Demonstrations with NAVHDA, Freeport

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Happening from 10:00-11:00 and from 2:00-3:00 on both Saturday and Sunday
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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L.L.Bean pointing dog demo

Join L.L.Bean & the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) for a demonstration of pointing and searching – the two major aspects of the hunting dog’s work. Join us for this fun, fascinating display of animal talent at the L.L.Bean Discovery Park.

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Free

Ducks Unlimited Youth Duck-Calling Contest, Freeport

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Join Ducks Unlimited and a panel of judges for an amateur Duck-Calling Contest. Whether you’re an expert or just want to give it a try, all are invited to try their hand at calling ducks for a chance to win L.L.Bean gear. Located on the First Floor, Hunting & Fishing Store

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$99

19th Annual Harvest Dance Featuring North of Nashville, Freeport

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Farm Mallet Barn,
625 Wolf Neck Rd
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Wolfes Neck Farm Harvest Dance

19th Annual Harvest Dance Featuring North of Nashville Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015 Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM Ages: Must be 21+ Our historic Mallet Barn (built in 1891) provides a unique venue for an evening of local food, local music, local brews and lots of fun! Doors will open at 6:00 PM a cash bar and an assortment of local food trucks and vendors. From 7:00 to 8:00 experience Contra Dance fun, then at 8:00 North of Nashville takes…

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$12

Full Moon Canoe Tour, Scarborough

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Saturday & Sunday
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center,
136 Pine Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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Maine Audubon Scarborough Marsh Canoe Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water. Arrive no later than 6:00. $12/ Members; $14/ Public Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100 Contact: smac@maineaudubon.org (207) 883-5100    

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L.L.Bean & Celestron Star Party, Freeport

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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This event is happening on Saturday & Sunday at the L.L.Bean Discovery Park
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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LLBean star party

Join Celestron telescope manufacturer representatives and our expert staff for two amazing nights of star gazing in the Flagship stores’ Discovery Park. You’ll learn about planets and constellations and how to identify them while we teach you how to use a telescope and binoculars. The most exciting part of the party is that we might be able to observe the total Lunar Eclipse, late Sunday night, a rare treat! As an added bonus there will be a solar telescope set…

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$7.50

Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryeburg

September 27
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All weekend!
Swans Falls Campground and River Access,
189 Swans Falls Road
Fryeburg, ME United States
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photo by Michelle B. SRRC

Saco River Recreational Council’s Swans Falls Campground and Saco River Access Open House- 50% off camping ($7.50 pp) and $5 off parking if you mention you are participating in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Come enjoy a fall weekend at the campground along the Saco River and maybe take a beautiful fall paddle on the Saco River. You could also go for a hike in the many trails within half hour of here or enjoy the shopping and restaurants, corn…

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The Incredible Trail Guys Challenge, Jefferson

September 27
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Self-guided adventure - open all weekend!
Hidden Valley Nature Center,
131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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The Trail Guys is a game developed by world-renowned game-maker Aaron Weissblum. The Trail Guys Incredible Trail Challenge is a trail game for all ages. Here’s how it works: There are more than twenty five Trail Guys posted at key intersections of trails across the entire nature center – that’s 1,000 acres! Each trail guy is a colorful, but unique wooden figure. Next to each trail guy is a letter. Players will pick up a map and play-sheet at the…

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Fall Foliage Viewing from Penobscot Narrows Observatory, Prospect

September 27
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Open May 1 through Halloween
Penobscot Narrows Observatory & Fort Knox,
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981 United States
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Penobscot Observatory larger

Ride an elevator to 420 ‘ feet up to the top of the world’s tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world for tremendous views of Maine foliage. After visiting the observatory, explore the massive cannons and dark passageways of one of America’s best-preserved granite fortifications, Fort Knox! Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory (closes at 5PM) is open daily at 9 AM until dusk through Halloween. The observatory is open until 5 PM, but will remain…

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Saco River Paddle, Fryeburg

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
USVLT paddle picture

Join us for an exploration of Maine’s scenic Saco River Sunday September, 27th. As the Fall foliage begins, we’ll float through the spectacular Silver Maple Floodplain Forest from Lovewell Pond in Fryeburg to Woodland Acres in Brownfield, and check out the miles of conservation land at the river’s edge along the way. Bald eagles, herons, turning leaves… perfect. Our trip will start at 9:00 am and end around 12 noon. This trip is free for members—boats included!! Not a member?…

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$7

Center for Wildlife & Mt. A Present: “Eyes Like a Hawk”, Cape Neddick

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Agamenticus,
Mount Agamenticus
York, ME United States
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Center for Wildlife Eyes Like a Hawk

Join CFW and Mount A for our popular “Eyes Like A Hawk” program to learn about bird migration with hands-on, live animal ambassadors! Registration required.

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Pointing Dog Demonstrations with NAVHDA, Freeport

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Happening from 10:00-11:00 and from 2:00-3:00 on both Saturday and Sunday
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Join L.L.Bean & the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) for a demonstration of pointing and searching – the two major aspects of the hunting dog’s work. Join us for this fun, fascinating display of animal talent at the L.L.Bean Discovery Park.

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Paddling and Pedestrians Along the Passy Rail Trail, Belfast

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
City Point Central Railroad Museum, Belfast,
13 Oak Hill Road
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Coastal Mountains LT Passy Trail

The newly created Passy Rail Trail follows the Passagassaweak River; we invite boaters to start in Beslfast and paddle up the river and walkers to begin at the Rail Terminus Museum on Oak Hill Road and walk toward Belfast. In the middle, we will host a refreshment table and info booth.

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Skowhegan Fall Fest 2015

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department will host Skowhegan Fall Fest 2015 at Lake George Regional Park, West Side on Sunday, September 27 starting at 1:00 pm. Events will include trail tours, nature scavenger hunt, rock climbing wall, snacks, kayaks & canoeing. For more information call 474-6901.

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Steamer Dig, Freeport

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park,
426 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Wolfe's Neck Woods SP Steamer Dig

Learn about the soft-shell clam, and then try your hand at digging with an experienced guide. Please bring mud sneakers or high waterproof boots, waterproof gloves, and a bucket. Clam hoes will be available to borrow at no cost. Free with park admission. Meet at the nature walk meeting area benches in the second parking lot. Pre-registration is required.  Please call the park at 207-865-4465 to register.

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Pointing Dog Demonstrations with NAVHDA, Freeport

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Happening from 10:00-11:00 and from 2:00-3:00 on both Saturday and Sunday
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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L.L.Bean pointing dog demo

Join L.L.Bean & the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) for a demonstration of pointing and searching – the two major aspects of the hunting dog’s work. Join us for this fun, fascinating display of animal talent at the L.L.Bean Discovery Park.

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Full Moon Walk, Biddeford

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eastern Trail Biddeford Parking Area,
1 Medical Center Dr
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Eastern Trail Alliance Logo

Meet at the rear of the Southern Maine Health Care parking lot. Leave your electronics behind for a while and join us for a walk on the Eastern Trail with light provided by the full moon. No flashlights or pets please.

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$12

Full Moon Canoe Tour, Scarborough

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Saturday & Sunday
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center,
136 Pine Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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Maine Audubon Scarborough Marsh Canoe Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water. Arrive no later than 6:00. $12/ Members; $14/ Public Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100 Contact: smac@maineaudubon.org (207) 883-5100    

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L.L.Bean & Celestron Star Party, Freeport

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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This event is happening on Saturday & Sunday at the L.L.Bean Discovery Park
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus,
95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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LLBean star party

Join Celestron telescope manufacturer representatives and our expert staff for two amazing nights of star gazing in the Flagship stores’ Discovery Park. You’ll learn about planets and constellations and how to identify them while we teach you how to use a telescope and binoculars. The most exciting part of the party is that we might be able to observe the total Lunar Eclipse, late Sunday night, a rare treat! As an added bonus there will be a solar telescope set…

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Harvest Moon Eclipse on the Mountain, Blue Hill

September 27 @ 8:30 pm
Blue Hill Mountain,
Mountain Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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BHHT Harvest Moon Eclipse Night at the Mountain! sm

Sunday, September 27th from 8:30pm-Midnight the Blue Hill Heritage Trust & Blue Hill Coop will be hosting “Harvest Moon Eclipse Night on the Mountain!” as a part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Come join us in the Hayes Field at the base of Blue Hill Mountain to watch this amazing natural event. We will provide refreshments and a few telescopes. All you need to bring is a blanket and a sense of adventure! This event is free and open…

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Blood Moon Outing, Bangor

September 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Full Moon

Here’s a great opportunity to celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Is it a clear sky night? If so, join us for a late night outing at West Penjajawoc Grasslands to witness the supermoon total eclipse. We’ll meet in the field at the newly raised bat nesting boxes – bring a headlamp or flashlight, a chair, binoculars, bug spray, and good stories. The eclipse is scheduled to begin at 9:07 pm and should show maximum coverage at 10:47 pm. Because…

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