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September 2016
Free

Lubec’s International Coastal Cleanup, Lubec

September 17 - September 24
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 17-24, part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Get together with your friends in a group or just go with a buddy, pick…

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Acadia Night Sky Festival

September 22 - September 25
Acadia National Park Headquarters,
567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Celebrating naturally dark skies of Downeast Maine through education, science and the arts. Check website for details about all of the events happening in and around the region September 22-25, 2016! http://www.acadianightskyfestival.org  

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The Schoodic Holistic Outdoor Retreat – The ‘Shore’

September 23 - September 25
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park,
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Schoodic Holistic Retreat

Physical fitness, yoga and music in a secluded setting on the rocky coast of Maine…can it get much better than that? Venture Outside is pleased to offer this unique and special holistic wellness retreat experience at the perfect location for recharging your body, mind, and spirit. In partnership with Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, this retreat is held entirely within the park, and based from the Institute’s beautiful campus. For more information on cost and registration contact: Venture-Outside.com The…

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$65

Capture the Night Workshop, Winter Harbor

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Happening Sept 23 & 24, 2016
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park,
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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astro photography schoodic

Don’t put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today’s digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun. Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting. This workshop is for the amateur to the professional photographer. If you wish to learn how to successfully capture night images, then this is the workshop for you. Depending on the weather, the group will…

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Free

National Public Lands Day Trail Work, Acadia National Park

September 24 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Acadia National Park Headquarters,
567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Join us for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 24th. On this special day you can join Appalachian Mountain Club Members, Friends of Acadia, and park service staff in the field to help with trail maintenance projects. As a treat, some participants will be able to go into the field with our Waldron's Warrior Volunteers and learn how to build and maintain Bates Cairns. The event runs from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Please meet on the front lawn of…

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Free

Guided Nature Walk, Falmouth

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Falmouth Community Park,
19 Winn Road
Falmouth, ME United States
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Guided Nature Walk in the North Falmouth Community Forest Enjoy a crisp fall day with outdoor enthusiasts for a guided hike of the Poplar Ridge Trail at North Falmouth Community Forest. Discover the fascinating flora and fauna and rich history of this property.

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Free

FBC Fall Hike Series – Taft Point Preserve, Gouldsboro

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Taft Point Preserve, Gouldsboro,
Taft Point Road
Gouldsboro, ME 04607 United States
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FBC Taft Point Tom Sidar

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy as we celebrate Great Maine Outdoor weekend with four hikes in September and October. The hikes are organized in conjunction with the Downeast Senior College, but are free and open to the public. All hikes will be led by a FBC volunteer and are easy to moderate to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. This hike will take place at our Taft Point Preserve in Gouldsboro. As a bonus program, Julia Gray from the Abbe…

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$7 - $16

Punkinfiddle Family Festival & National Estuaries Day, Wells

September 24 @ 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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$65

Capture the Night Workshop, Winter Harbor

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Happening Sept 23 & 24, 2016
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park,
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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astro photography schoodic

Don’t put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today’s digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun. Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting. This workshop is for the amateur to the professional photographer. If you wish to learn how to successfully capture night images, then this is the workshop for you. Depending on the weather, the group will…

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$14

Fabulous Fall Canoe Tour, Scarborough

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center,
136 Pine Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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Maine Audubon Scarborough Marsh Canoe Tour

Join us for a tour through the marsh in the late afternoon when the marsh is washed in the golden glow of the setting sun.  The tour provides a special opportunity to see the fall changes to the salt marsh. We will see migrating birds (including shorebirds and raptors) and the beautiful fall colors of the many plants of the marsh.  We are proud to be part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

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Free

Art Walk Lewiston Auburn

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lewiston Auburn Arts,
221 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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Join us in downtown Lewiston Auburn to see the work of over 40 local artists! This event happens on the last Friday of each month during summer (May-September) from 5-8 PM.

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October 2016
Free

FBC Fall Hike Series – Corea Heath Preserve

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Corea Health Preserve,
Corea, ME United States
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FBC Corea Heath

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy as we celebrate Great Maine Outdoor weekend with four hikes in September and October. The hikes are organized in conjunction with the Downeast Senior College, but are free and open to the public. All hikes will be led by a FBC volunteer and are easy to moderate to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. This hike will take place at our Corea Heath preserve in Corea. Garry & Rosemary Levin, FBC members and volunteers, will lead…

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Free

FBC Fall Hike Series – Frances B. Wood Preserve, Gouldsboro

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Frances B. Wood Preserve, Gouldsboro,
Old Country Rd
Gouldsboro, ME 04607 United States
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FBC Frances B Wood

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy as we celebrate Great Maine Outdoor weekend with four hikes in September and October. The hikes are organized in conjunction with the Downeast Senior College, but are free and open to the public. All hikes will be led by a FBC volunteer and are easy to moderate to accommodate a wide range of ability levels. This hike will take place at our Frances B. Wood Preserve in Gouldsboro. Jacob Manning, FBC's environmental steward and member of the…

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Free

Fall Foliage Orange River Paddle, Whiting

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a fall foliage paddle of the Orange River in Whiting (BYOB - Bring Your Own Boat). We will launch from Orange River Landing. You will need to bring your own canoe or kayak, paddles, and PFD. Dress for the weather and don't forget the sun screen and bug protection as well as water and a snack. We will be on hand to help unload and load boats. Getting to Orange River Landing: from the North--take US Route…

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Free

Celebrating Arcadie & Acadia Centennial, Orland

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Guided Hike up Flag Hill in the Wildlands Preserve to enjoy the autumnal foliage and vistas of Arcadie and Acadia. This hike can be a long version - 5-6 miles and also a shortened version 1.5 miles.... depending on make up of hikers. Meet at South Gate off Acadia Highway ( Route One) opposite the western terminus of the Toddy Pond Road

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