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September 2016
$15

SJV Senior College Fish Farm Tour, Frenchville

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mountain Springs Trout Farm, Frenchville, 6 Picard Ave
Frenchville, ME 04745 United States
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10:00 a.m. at Mountain Springs Trout Farm, 6 Picard Ave. Something is fishy in Frenchville. From fish eggs to the plate, see for yourself the complete life of a farm-raised trout. You may even be able to wet a line. Fort Kent carpool departs UMFK Sport Center at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $15; includes tuition for all SJV Senior College classes that term.

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Free

Story Walk in the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Kids of all ages will read the story of The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree, by Robb Johnston, as they hike a family-friendly trail through the Hidden Valley Nature Center. Pages of the story will be posted at intervals along the hike, engaging and encouraging young readers as they make their way to the end of the tale, and the trail. Arrive at HVNC by 10 am to leave with the main group, or come later and do a…

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Free

24th Annual L.L.Bean Hunting Expo with Free Activities, Freeport

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2016 at 10:00am

L.L.Bean Hunting and Fishing Store, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18 L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools® 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE Outdoor Discovery Schools Activities at Fogg Farm* Clay Shooting (Ages 12+), Archery (Ages 8+) or Fly Casting (Ages 8+) With our expert Outdoor Discovery Schools instructors Try Our Shotguns and Bows—Free Test the latest shotguns and bows at our shooting and archery ranges before you buy, and have your questions answered by top vendor representatives. *Shuttle transportation will be provided from the Flagship Store. Children…

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Free

8th Annual Family Jamboree, Wells

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wells Harbor Park, 331 Harbor Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Free fun family day of old fashioned games, crafts, food, vendors and more!

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$5 - $15

The Great Hike, Boothbay

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 and more games! The hike, fun games, and excellent food will suit people…

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Free

Hike the Park! | Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine for a fun hike on Saturday, September 17th up Barnard Mountain at the Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area, the land proposed to be a new national monument. Together, we’ll hike approximately four miles roundtrip, along a portion of the International Appalachian Trail, over Katahdin Brook, to the top of Barnard Mountain along a trail recently created by the Maine Conservation Corps. At the top of Barnard Mountain, we’ll be treated to spectacular…

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Free

Hit the Trail! Community Hike and Picnic, Danforth

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring your friends and family and join the rest of the community as we celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and hike the newly opened East Grand Highlands Overlook Trail together. As we hike the 1.5 miles up to scenic overlook offering views of East Grand, Sucker Lake, and Western New Brunswick, we will also be shown natural sites along the way such as Rolling Rock, the "Wolf Trees" and a bog offering moose habitat. Once at the overlook, a hotdog…

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Free

2nd Annual Kite Day at Hobbs Farm, Acton

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Hobbs Farm, 651 Foxes Ridge Rd
Acton, ME 04001 United States
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Please join Three Rivers Land Trust and Nor'easters Kite Club for a day of kite demonstrations and kite flying at Hobbs Farms in Acton. We will have kites to share if you don't have your own - and some kites to give away as door prizes. All are welcome. A lunch of baked beans and cornbread will be available until we run out. Note - there is no paved area but activities take place near the parking area so this…

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$35

Katahdin Sugar Island Cruise, Greenville

September 17, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Moosehead Marine Museum, Greenville, 12 Lily Bay Rd
Greenville, ME 04441 United States
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Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Moosehead Lake aboard a 1914 steamboat with narration of the region’s rich history. This 3 hour cruise takes passengers to the widest part of Moosehead Lake, just north of Sugar Island. Lunch fare available from the galley. Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed. We accept Mastercard and Visa. Tickets purchased online will be emailed to the purchaser at the address they provide and should be printed and presented in the gift shop to…

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Free

Let’s Go! Celebration & Family Fun Walk, Waterville

September 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Street Playground & Trail, Waterville, 132 North St.
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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This free, family-friendly event kicks off Inland’s 5th year-long LET’S GO! Family Fun Series. Join us and enjoy fun activities promoting the 5-2-1-0 healthy habits, a climbing wall, “musical petting zoo”, Born Learning Trail, Story Walk, walk along the Messalonskee Stream, healthy snacks, and more. $500 L.L. Bean gift card drawing, special door prize raffle for 2015-2016 program participants, and give-aways for all attendees! FMI visit inlandhospital.org or call 861-3292.

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$27

Mushroom Workshop with David Spahr, Holden

September 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth Maine

Join local favorite David Spahr as he takes you on a journey through the world of fungi. Time will be spent both indoors and outdoors learning about mushroom identification, folklore, collecting, and cooking. David’s book will be available for purchase. Be prepared for a moderate amount of physical activity while outdoors. Leader: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada Members: $20 Non-members: $27 Contact: Cyndi Kuhn - (207) 989-2591

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Free

Noyes Mountain Hike, Greenwood

September 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hike 1 mile up intermediate switchback trails to a spectacular viewpoint and to an historic tourmaline quarry . Meet at Richardson Hollow Rd, east of Upton Bros. Rd. Call 739-2124 to register.

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$35

Lobster Bake with Boat Tour, Swan Island

September 17, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bring the family out for some time on the water as we navigate around Little Swan Island and then stop at the campground for a traditional lobster bake! Lobster, clams, corn, potato, salad and desert. Dress for the weather as it can be cooler and breezy on the water. If you're thinking about a weekend of camping or a day of camping this would be a great way to top it off. Tickets are $35 per person and a minimum…

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$50

Fall Family Campout at Camp SOCI, Yarmouth

September 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - September 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Camp SOCI, 7 Sandy Point Rd
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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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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$35

Stand-Up Paddleboard Sunset Tour, Portland

September 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Paddle, Cutter St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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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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Free

Star Party!!, Rockport

September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beech Hill Preserve, ME United States + Google Map

Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Miss Amy from the Camden Public Library will team up for an early evening of sky gazing on Saturday, September 17 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. Land Trust staff will open Beech Nut, the historic sod-roofed stone hut on top of Beech Hill preserve, for this special evening. There will be several telescopes available and Miss Amy will provide guidance for celestial viewing. Be sure to bring a blanket to…

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Free

Moon & Stars Hike up Blue Hill Mountain, Blue Hill

September 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill Mountain, Mountain Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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Blue Hill Heritage Trust Logo

Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a night time hike up Blue Hill Mountain and watch the Moon-rise over Acadia National Park, who turns 100 this year! Bring your flashlight, headlamps, and sense of adventure for this fun event. Then stay for a night of Star-gazing with local experts.

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Free

BROKE and STOKED Showcase at L.L.Bean

September 17, 2016 @ 7:00 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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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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Free

Seawatch at Schoodic Point

September 18, 2016
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Happening daily August through October
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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At Schoodic Point, migration monitoring volunteers stay busy identifying and counting seabirds on their way south from late August through November. Flocks of cormorants, eiders, Canada Geese, mergansers, and an assortment of diving ducks routinely pass by within binocular range of shore. Visit with the volunteer bird counters on a daily basis from sunrise (~7am) to 10 AM, and again in the afternoon from 3 to 5 PM. Learn how to look at flying birds through a spotting scope and…

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Discount!

Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryeburg

September 18, 2016
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All weekend!
Swans Falls Campground and River Access, 189 Swans Falls Road
Fryeburg, ME United States
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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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$90

Caribou Marathon

September 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Caribou Wellness Center, 55 Bennett Drive
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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The City of Caribou Maine is proud present the first ever Boston Qualifier Marathon in Aroostook County Maine. It is also the most Northeastern Qualifier in the United States! 42K too far? No problem. We will also have a 13.1M, 2 different relays and even a kids' marathon! All Races will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 www.caribouraces.com Location City of Caribou/ Caribou Wellness Center Races start at 8am Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Caribou Wellness Center 55…

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$79

Family Whitewater Rafting on the Kennebec River, Greenville

September 18, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Northeast Whitewater, Greenville, 155 Greenville Road
Shirley Mills, ME 04485 United States
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Join Northeast Whitewater Sunday, September 18 for a day of family fun rafting with us on the Kennebec river. This is a wonderful whitewater adventure for children 8 years and older. Kids of all ages love paddling through the rolling river rapids and swimming after lunch. This is our #1 family trip and a beautiful weekend in Maine to get on the river for an active outdoor adventure! http://www.northeastwhitewater.com/whitewater/rafting/kennebec-river/

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$35

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

September 18, 2016 @ 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…

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Free

ATV Club Foliage Ride, Portage Lake

September 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portage Lake Town Hall, 20 School St.
Portage Lake, ME 04768 United States
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9/18/16 ATV Club foliage ride to Eagle Lake @ 9 am, leave from Town Hall. Contact Alyce Bryant-Reece @ 435-2010 FMI

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Free

Wire Bridge Metric Century, Norridgewock

September 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
434 Fredericks Corner Road, 434 Fredericks Corner Rd
Norridgewock, ME 04947 United States
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A fall bike tour along the Kennebec and Carrabassett Rivers from Norridgewock to the historic Wire Bridge in New Portland, a civil engineering landmark built in 1866 and one of few remaining in existence. This challenging 65-mile bike ride starts at 434 Fredericks Corner Road off of Rt. 2 in Norridgewock. Helmets and signed waivers are required for participants.

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$48

Sea Kayak Tour to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay, Portland

September 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portland Paddle, Cutter St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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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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Mount A TrailFest, York

September 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mount Agamenticus, Mount Agamenticus
York, ME United States
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Come join us for the 2nd annual Mount A Trailfest! This is a trail run fundraiser celebrating trails, music, the outdoors, and of course, Mount A! This year we certainly have cause for celebration as we plan to unveil the new Big A Universal Access Trail. Activities Include: · Races: 9-miler, 5K, and kids’ Fun Run · Big A Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony · Guided Walks · Kenny Brothers Band · Climbing Wall · Hawk Watch · Bee Hotel Building…

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Free

Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This event happens daily from August - October
Cadillac Mountain, Cadillac Mt Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Take part in counting migratory hawks by visiting the Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch site on Mount Desert Island. The count is ongoing on a daily basis from 10 AM to 2 PM. Join volunteer spotters and Acadia National Park interpreters at the summit of Acadia National Park to learn about the phenomenon of hawk migration. Binoculars are a must to get a better look, but sometimes you can see a Bald Eagle or Osprey at very close range!

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$10

Dogs, Cats, and a Few Birds – Canine Agility, Norway

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Canine agility fun trial at Shepard’s Farm Preserve. Parking 1/2 mi. north of Lake Rd. on Crockett Ridge Rd. Woodland and pasture trails, Bernard Langlais sculptures. Fun terrain. Bring picnic lunch. Any level ability welcome. Call to register 739-2124.

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Cost varies by activity

Sunday River Mountain Park, Bethel

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Open Friday through Sunday from 10AM to 4PM every weekend from September 9 through October 9.
Sunday River South Ridge Lodge, 15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME United States
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South Ridge is the activity hub of Sunday River and the central point for all on-mountain activities that make up our Mountain Park, including lift rides, ziplines, disc golf, mountain biking, a climbing wall, and a bungee trampoline. In addition to our activities, you'll find good eats at Mainely Grill, plus Sunday River Sports at South Ridge is open with the latest gear and apparel. All Mountain Park activities are available on their own, or you can combine several together…

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Free

Fall Photography Hike, Carrabassett Valley

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Airport Trailhead, Carrabassett Valley, 1236 Carrabassett Dr.
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 United States
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Professional photographer Cam Held will be leading a photography lesson along the Carrabassett River, offering tips and techniques that will take your shots to the next level. With the leaves just starting to turn, it's the perfect opportunity to get the picture of a lifetime. Where: Meet at the Airport Trailhead at 10 AM Sunday, September 18th. Cost: Free! To Join: No reservations are needed. Bring your camera, sturdy shoes, and water. The exact length and route of the hike…

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Free

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

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, Off Center Bridge Road
Turner, ME United States
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Join the Androscoggin Land Trust to celebrate fall and the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend 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. Paddlers will follow the shoreline of the state park. We’ll take a…

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Guided Hike up the Table Rock Trail, Grafton Notch State Park

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grafton Notch State Park, Route 26
Newry,, ME 04261 United States
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Join us at Grafton Notch State Park for a guided hike up the Table Rock Trail. Hikers can enjoy early signs of fall, and will be rewarded with spectacular views of Grafton Notch, the Eyebrow, and Old Speck, one of Maine’s highest peaks. Meet in the Appalachian Trail parking lot of the state park at 10 am. The Appalachian and Table Rock Trails are moderately steep, and sturdy footwear, as well as plenty of water and snacks, are strongly recommended.…

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Free

24th Annual L.L.Bean Hunting Expo with Free Activities, Freeport

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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L.L.Bean Hunting and Fishing Store, 95 Main St
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18 L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools® 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE Outdoor Discovery Schools Activities at Fogg Farm* Clay Shooting (Ages 12+), Archery (Ages 8+) or Fly Casting (Ages 8+) With our expert Outdoor Discovery Schools instructors Try Our Shotguns and Bows—Free Test the latest shotguns and bows at our shooting and archery ranges before you buy, and have your questions answered by top vendor representatives. *Shuttle transportation will be provided from the Flagship Store. Children…

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$3

Tour the Fort & Visit the Trails at Fort McClary, Kittery

September 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fort McClary State Park, Kittery Point, ME United States + Google Map

Walk with us around the grounds of this old fort and hear where it got it's name and who was stationed here in the 1860's. We will explore the lagoon side of the park, follow the water line, and hear about the fish that visit here and the story of the old rail road. If it happens to be low tide we can go to the tiny island and see more of the area. 1.5 hour tour.

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Free

Family Activity Day at The Forks

September 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Northern Outdoors, The Forks, 1771 US-201
West Forks, ME 04985 United States
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Enjoy recreational activities in the North Woods at various locations with Somerset Woods Trustees. Beginning at noon at the below locations and ending at 6:00 PM after an optional barbeque at the Northern Outdoors Resort Center in Forks. ACTIVITIES Noon: Enjoy an easy mountain bike tour on the Kennebec Trail from Solon to Bingham led by Trustee and naturalist Kate Drummond. It’s only 7 miles one-way. Start at Solon, Arnold’s Landing, and return to same location. No car shuttles needed!…

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Free

Tree Trail Tour, Fort Kent

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
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Join us as we showcase our new Self-Guided Interpretive Tree Trail! Sixteen Tree Stations have been designated and flipbooks created that describe the highlighted tree species and a ground cover plant species at each station. Come learn about the variety of trees and plants we have on our trails, while getting exercise and enjoying the beauty of our landscape at the FKOC.

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Free

Boat ‘N Bike at Quarry Road, Waterville

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Quarry Road Recreation Area, Waterville, Quarry Road
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Explore the new boat launch area and mountain bike single track at Quarry Road Trails. Boat parade at 1:00, group bike ride at 2:00.

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Free

Fall Harvest at Sparkplug Farm, Vinalhaven

September 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Skoog Park, Vinalhaven, 12 Skoog Park Rd
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
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Here is an opportunity to walk around this beautiful island farm at harvest time and see what farmers Sara Hodges and John Wright have accomplished. The farm looks out over the Fox Islands Thorofare to North Haven and the Camden Hills beyond

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Acadia Night Sky Festival

September 22, 2016 - September 25, 2016
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, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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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, 2016 @ 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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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, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Taft Point Preserve, Gouldsboro, Taft Point Road
Gouldsboro, ME 04607 United States
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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, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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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, 2016 @ 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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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, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, 136 Pine Point Road
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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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, 2016 @ 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, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Corea Health Preserve, Corea, ME United States + Google Map

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, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Frances B. Wood Preserve, Gouldsboro, Old Country Rd
Gouldsboro, ME 04607 United States
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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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Fall Foliage Orange River Paddle, Whiting

October 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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, 2016 @ 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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January 2017
$20

Snow Tubing at Seacoast, Windham

January 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Seacoast Fun Park, 930 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062 United States
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We're going Snow Tubing! Join us at Seacoast Fun Park in Windham, ME for some winter fun. They even make their own snow so no worries on what Mother Nature decides to do. Reserve your spot early before it fills up! Optional Happy Hour/ food/drinks at the on-sight Deckhouse Tavern following the tubing. Join us for Tubing, or the Tavern, or both!

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February 2017
Free

Biddeford WinterFest

February 3 - February 5
City Square, Biddeford, Adams St.
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Come to Biddeford for a wonderful weekend of winter events! Enjoy free sledding in City Square, dogsledding, and beautiful ice sculptures. City Theater will host Piano Men: The Music of Elton & Billy on Friday night, comedian Juston McKinney on Saturday night. Free ice-skating at West Brook Skating Rink on Pool Road in Biddeford. Great retail and restaurant events too! Something "cool" for everyone!

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Free

Moosestompers Weekend, Houlton

February 3 - February 5
Millar Civic Center, 94 Randall Ave.
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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Activities include: Moonlight Snowshoe Hike, Daytime Snowshoe Hike, Sliding on Derby Hill, Snow Creation Contest, Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run, Cross-country Skiing, Moosestompers Fishing Derby, giant bonfire, more!

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Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?, York

February 3 @ 6:00 am - February 24 @ 5:30 pm

You might win a prize if you do! Enter York’s third annual snowman sculpting CONTEST and have some fun in the snow this winter! The rules are simple: build your masterpiece, take a photo of it with the person/people who built it or with an identifying York landmark in the background and post it to York Parks and Recreation’s facebook page with the entrant(s) full name and using #yorkmaine. Prizes will be awarded for the photos with the most “likes”!…

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$23 - $25

Project WILD and Winter Ecology Educator Workshop, Holden

February 3 @ 8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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This 6-hour workshop introduces educators to Winter Ecology and Project WILD materials, activities, and strategies. Through hands-on practice, educators gain the experience and confidence needed to work with their students regarding winter ecology and to integrate Project WILD into their teaching. Participants will learn about winter through outdoor field study and activities and will be able to browse resources including literature connections.

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Free

Maine Adaptive Winter Program Open House, Sugarloaf

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sugarloaf Mountain, 5092 Access Road
Carrabaassett Valley, ME 04947 United States
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Maine Adaptive will be offering its regular adaptive alpine and snowboard programs at Sunday River and Sugarloaf during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Join us on Friday, February 3rd, during the day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the King Pine Room of Sugarloaf's base lodge or on Sunday, February 5th, during the day form 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at our own lodge, slope side off Sundance. Meet our participants and volunteers, check out our specialized equipment, and…

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Chisholm Ski Club Winter Carnival, Rumford

February 3 @ 9:00 am - February 5 @ 3:00 pm
Black Mountain, 39 Glover Road
Rumford, ME 04276 United States
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Celebrate the Chisholm Ski Club's 100 Year Anniversary and the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by coming to the Winter Carnival in Rumford! A variety of races, exhibits, organized meals, and more will occur throughout the course of the weekend.  

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Free

Shinrin Yoku Forest Walk, Boothbay

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Experience being in the woods through a guided Shinrin Yoku, or "Forest Bathing" walk. Discover the health boosting benefits of moving slowly and mindfully through the forest. This walk consists of a series of invitations, in which participants slow down and open their senses, while interacting with the natural world. Enhance your health, wellness, and happiness during this easy walk that covers only a ½ mile in about 1 hour. This hike will be led by Boothbay Region Land Trust…

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Free

Langlais Sculpture Preserve Winter Preview & Bonfire, Cushing

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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Please join the Georges River Land Trust for multiple bonfires at our Langlais Sculpture Preserve. This preserve is going to have a grand opening next summer and this is your chance to enjoy some larger than life sculptures while warming yourself by the fire.

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Winter Wonderland at La Verna Preserve, Bristol

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
La Verna Preserve, (Past) 590 ME-32
Pemaquid, ME 04558 United States
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Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a joint Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) and Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT) hike at the PWA La Verna Preserve in Bristol. Join the fun and hike or snowshoe, weather depending, to the beautiful vista overlooking Muscongus Bay with Bill Claflin, PWA Preserve Steward, and Joan Ray, MVLT Land Protection & Stewardship Specialist. Duration about 3 hours. Bring water and appropriate walking shoes, boots, and/or snowshoes & ice cleats. Binoculars and a camera are…

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Free

Snowshoe Hawk Mountain, Waterford

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hatch Preserve at Hawk Mountain, Hawk Mountain Rd
Waterford, ME 04088 United States
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Snowshoe 20-25 minutes up a gentle incline, broad trail, to a spectacular viewpoint. Crystal Lake, Long Lake, Pleasant Mountain and the White Mountains range in the view. We have snowshoes if you need them, just call 739-2124 at least 2 days ahead.

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Winter Skills Day, Liberty

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Walker School, 33 West Main Street
Liberty , ME 04949 United States
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Midcoast Conservancy is partnering with Maine Sport Outfitters to offer a Winter Skills Day in Liberty. Spend the afternoon behind the Walker School and see what fun can be had in a winter environment. Experts in the field of Winter Camping will offer an afternoon of skills training for those interested in learning about winter camping and recreating. Participants will learn to build a winter campsite, and will be introduced to several different shelter options, from building a quinzee to…

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Bruce Fox Memorial Public Ice Skate, Norway

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cottage Street Ice Rink, 38 Cottage Street
Norway, ME 04268 United States
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Bruce flooded, resurfaced and cleared snow off the rink from 1994 to 2015, he was our 'Ice Man' and is missed by so many. We now celebrate in his memory with a Public Ice Skate. Come skate with us under the lights at the Bruce Fox Ice Rink located on Cottage Street in Norway! Ice skates are available in the New Balance Warming Hut at no charge. Enjoy skating under the stars or relax and socialize by the bonfire. Hot…

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Free

Maine’s Nordic Skiing Heritage: 1870-Present, Freeport

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus, 95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Guest Speaker: Scott Andrews, Ski Museum of Maine – Maine's Nordic Skiing Heritage: 1870-Present Cross-country skiing and jumping were Maine's first ski formats 146 years ago, and Nordic continues to be an important part of our state's ski scene today. The majority of Maine's Olympians have been Nordic skiers, coaches and officials. At the grassroots level, dozens of small Nordic ski clubs participate in racing, while many thousands of Mainers and visitors enjoy recreational cross-country skiing on hundreds of miles…

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Bald Pate Mt. Snowshoe, Bridgton

February 4
Bald Pate Mountain Preserve, Route 107
South Bridgton, ME United States
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The trails at Bald Pate Mountain offer scenic views, a forest returning from past timber harvests and ice-storm damage, a unique pitch pine habitat with fragile soils at the summit, and a haven for wildlife. A relatively easy mountain hike with options for a steeper climb up 360' to the top or a gentler longer ascent. Summit at 1100'. Views to Pleasant Mountain and the lakes in the area. A mid morning start with lunch at the top. Snowshoes and…

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Gorman Chairback Lodge Ski Adventure, Greenville

February 4
Maine AMC Lodges, 15 Moosehead Lake Road
Greenville, ME 04441 United States
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The Gorman Chairback Lodge Ski Adventure Day Trip is one that will bring in miles of skiing through the Maine 100 mile wilderness. We will ski from the Winter Parking Lot to Gorman Chairback Lodge via the Gorman Lodge Trail covering 7.3 very scenic miles. Upon arriving at the lodge, we will tour the area first and then settle in at the lodge to enjoy our packed trail lunch. Sharing with others and even trading lunches will be allowed. After…

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$20 - $30

Let’s Go Birding!- Van Trip, Falmouth

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04015 United States
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Join our staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, for a morning van trip to a local hot spot in search of birds! The destination of this trip will remain TBA so we can be flexible based on what birds are being seen, though we are likely to stay around York and Cumberland Counties. This will be a van trip, leaving from Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, so register early because space is limited.    

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$25

Snowshoeing in Topsham

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highland Green Golf Center, 114 Village Dr
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Join Alice's Awesome Adventures to snowshoe and look for winter animal habitats and tracks. We'll visit a winter bog, check out some trails, and have fun!

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Free

Winter Tracking and Snowshoe/Hike, Rockport

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St.
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Winter is a fantastic time to get out and explore a Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve! Join MCHT steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen on Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for a lively morning outdoors on Saturday, February 4, and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer. Fresh snow can capture animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught any other season. With its varied habitat of woods and field, Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport…

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Free - $1.50

Winter Family Fun Day, Weld

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mt. Blue State Park, 299 Center Hill Road
Weld, ME 04285 United States
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Take it outside at Mt. Blue State Park with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating demos. Snowshoes, skis and some ice skates are available for use. There will also be guided snowshoe nature walks, a winter camping demonstration, fat bikes to try out, outdoor nature center, chain saw art demo, sliding on Center Hill, Tote and Hay wagon rides and other displays and activities. There is a warming hut and a hot lunch is provided. $1.50/ adults. Kids under 12…

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National Bird Feeding Month Celebration, Falmouth

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Join Maine Audubon in celebrating National Bird Feeding month! Offering birds food and water nurtures them through the harsh winter, and allows us to observe them up close. It also provides an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the natural world right outside our windows. Visit our Nature Store at Gilsland Farm for tips and resources to help you transform your backyard into a bird sanctuary. We will be offering informal talks throughout the day on topics like: Selecting the…

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Snowshoe Hike and Animal Tracking Workshop, Limington

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

We will meet at the Limington Old Town Hall (Rt 11 & Rt 117) for a presentation on animal tracking with educator Barbara Bald who will also bring display items. After the presentation, we will travel 2.4 miles north on Rt 117 to the Sawyer Mountain Trailhead where we will take a short snow shoe hike through the woods where Barbara Bald and Kathy McGreavy will point out animal signs in the snow. At the conclusion of the hike, hot…

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Explore Squam Creek Preserve, Westport

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
KELT’s new Preserve at Squam Creek on Westport Island, 717-737 West Shore Road
Wiscasset, ME 04578 United States
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Get a sneak-peek at an upcoming public preserve! The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites the public to explore Squam Creek Preserve on Westport Island on Saturday, February 4th at 9:30 am. The Squam Creek property is in the process of being acquired by the land trust. Celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and be the first to see this future preserve by joining KELT for sledding, snow-play, or a guided snowshoe through the preserve. Free and open to all ages.…

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XC Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike the Sunrise Trail

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join East Coast Greenway Alliance, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, & Sunrise Trail Coalition for a great day on the snowy trail in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Meet at the Downeast Sunrise Trail parking lot on Railroad Siding Road, off Washington Junction Road in Ellsworth at 10:00 am. Refreshments to follow around a bonfire! If you are in need of skis, snowshoes, or poles, we are working on coordinating rentals. Contact Eileen at 422-2328 or eileen@frenchmanbay.org for gear reservation information.

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Family Fun at Raymond Community Forest, Raymond

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Raymond Community Forest, Conesca Road
Raymond, ME 04071 United States
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Join Loon Echo staff for a snowshoe hike and scavenger hunt at the brand new Raymond Community Forest. Varied terrain and impressive views await those that explore this special preserve. Traction devices may be necessary in the event of ice. If conditions allow, we will build “Raymond” the giant snowman to welcome friends to the preserve during the winter! Hot chocolate and cookies will round out the event.

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Group Snowmobile Trail Ride, Downeast Lakes

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downeast Lakes Community Forest, Milford Road
Grand Lake Stream, ME United States
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Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Grand Lake Snowmobile Club are partnering to celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a group snowmobile trail ride. Bring your snow sleds and a lot of warm clothing to Grand Lake Stream. Participants can park their vehicles and trailers in the Grand Lake Stream Dam Parking Lot and then ride over to the Grand Lake Snowmobile Clubhouse via “Marion’s Trail.” The ride will get started at 10 am, and if you would like…

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Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain Snowshoe Hike, Roxbury

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike will be held on Saturday, February 4th – destination, Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain. This 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook, which is where we will meet at 10am in the parking area. We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Four Ponds area. This is…

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Family Winter Walk at Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Pleasant Hill Road
Scarborough, ME United States
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A fun family trail walk - learn about nature's secrets in Winter! Led by SLT's Toby Jacobs and Kathy Mills. The walk will be about a half-mile total, and will be followed by hot cocoa!

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Free

Riverside Snow Festival, Portland

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Riverside Golf Course, 1158 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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Riverside Snow Fest is a free kids winter event that will have many activities to try. We'll have ice skates available to use, curling demos, snowshoes, many hills for sledding, indoor activities and free family trivia inside the Riverside Grill.

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Free

Snowshoe Noyes Trail, Roberts Farm, Norway

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
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3.5k snowshoe at Roberts Farm Preserve, a lovely easy trail. There will be a warming hut, port-a john, and ample parking.

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Free

Snowshoe Hike at Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, Off Center Bridge Road
Turner, ME United States
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Please join ALT for a guided snowshoe hike through the historic Androscoggin Riverlands State Park. The state park was once a quaint Turner village that was destroyed in 1927 by rising waters caused by the construction of the Gulf Island dam. This hike will be led by Maine Master Naturalist Paula Everett and Michael Everett. The Maine Master Naturalist program is a rigorous endeavor and each student graduates with a proficiency in bird, fern, lichen, mammal and tree identification, and…

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Come Walk With Us, West Kennebunk

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alewive Woods Preserve, Kennebunk, ME United States + Google Map

Join naturalist Scott Gasperi and Maine Guide Sarah Stanley on a walk at Kennebunk Land Trust's Alewive Woods Preserve in West Kennebunk.

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Free

Fat Bike Pump Track and Demo, Freeport

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus, 95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Come on out and test a fat bike on our Snow Pump Track. Manufacturers' representatives will be here to show you the latest developments in fat bike technology and will share tips on sizing and technique. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. Must be 10 to participate. WHERE TO MEET: Meet us directly behind the Bike, Boat & Ski Store. WHAT TO BRING: Helmet (required), we will have demo helmets available, fat bike if you have one, we will have demo bikes available…

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Free

Ski-Snowshoe at Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve, Kittery

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve, 189 Brave Boat Harbor Rd.
Kittery Point, ME 03905 United States
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Outdoor event, snow or no-snow, at the Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve (near #188, Route 103, Kittery Point) Wildlife tracking, tree-identification and sled-dog demonstration. There will be snowshoes for children and some adults to borrow. Co-sponsored with the Kittery PTA and Kittery Art Association. There will be a follow-up art event on Sunday, Feb 5th with the Kittery Art Association!

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$10 - $20

Family Nordic Ski Clinic w/ Sarah Carter, Norway

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
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Sarah Carter will weave together fun with solid classical ski techniques for the whole family. The first hour is generally spent in the practice field working on technique followed by an hour on the trails. Instruction is geared to the individual. Skis, boots, and poles available free for on site use.

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$15

Snowshoe and Sauna Steam, Denmark

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Road
Denmark, ME 04022 United States
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Snowshoe on our 33 forested acres nestled along the lower slopes of Pleasant Mountain that hold a maze of private hiking trails leading to a spring-fed mountain brook. Experience sweeping views of Mt. Washington and the White Mountains. This is an ideal place to reconnect with nature. Afterwards, sauna from 4-6pm for deep relaxation and community connection. Bathing suits are required and there is a changing room at the sauna. Please bring your own drinking water and towel.

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Free

Sledding at “The Globe,” Alfred

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Three Rivers Land Trust, 235 Swetts Bridge Road
Alfred, ME 04002 United States
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Please join Three Rivers Land Trust at our new office location in Alfred for a couple hours of sledding and winter fun followed by hot drinks.

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Free

{CANCELLED} Portland Nordic XC Ski Fest

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Riverside Golf Course, 1158 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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Unfortunately this event has been canceled due to lack of snow. Find another GMOW event near you! Portland Nordic, a non-profit that promotes healthy and active lifestyles in the greater Portland area through the sport of Nordic skiing, is hosting a XC Ski Fest February 4-5, 2017, at Riverside Golf Course. Each day from 11 am to 3 pm, Portland Nordic will provide free cross country skiing equipment and instruction to anyone interested in trying this fun winter activity.

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Free

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Fun Day, Skowhegan

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Beech Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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Join the Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department at the Ice Rink located at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Beech Street entrance to celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Events will include ice skating, snowshoeing, a broomball game and more. This is a free family event.

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Free

An Afternoon on the Mountain, Blue Hill

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Hill Mountain, Mountain Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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Join us for an afternoon on Blue Hill Mountain in celebration of the Great Maine Outdoors Weekend! Whether you prefer hiking, snowshoeing or sledding (if there is any snow) this is a great excuse to get outside and play! We will be in the big field with the Blue Hill Co-op serving up Hot Cocoa and refreshments from 1-3pm. Inclement weather day will be Sunday the 5th.

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Free

Winter Fun Day at Middle River Park, Machias

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come enjoy a fun-filled winter day at the park! Middle River Park in Machias provides a variety of winter outdoor activities for all ages and experience levels - take a ride down the beautiful sledding hill overlooking the Middle River, snowshoe the roughly 1-mile trail network across a variety of terrains, or glide through our new cross country ski trail! Then cozy up to the campfire to roast a hot dog and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Guided hikes,…

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$7

Seeking Sweethearts, Cape Neddick

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Agamenticus, Mount Agamenticus
York, ME United States
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Have you ever wondered who was making those mysterious trills on long winter nights and why? Have you ever been surprised to hear a distant response in the deep dark wood and wonder what information is being exchanged? If so, you don't want to miss this perfect pre-Valentine's Day event! Join Center for Wildlife educators and live animal ambassadors for a fun owl courtship and nesting program followed by a snowshoe (or hike) owl prowl listening for love calls along…

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$10

Quarry Road Guided Ski Tour, Waterville

February 5
Quarry Road Recreation Area, Waterville, Quarry Road
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Quarry Road Ski Trails are located just two (2) miles from downtown Waterville. The trails provide outstanding opportunities for cross-country skiing on 6+ miles of world-class groomed Nordic ski trails. Their state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures an early start to the ski season and reliable snow conditions all winter. Come join us in skiing all the trails Quarry Road. Nordic, skate and back country skis will all work on these trails. Call (207) 858-5500 to find out about timing and to…

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Free

Snowshoe Baldpates, Grafton Notch

February 5
Grafton Notch State Park, Route 26
Newry,, ME 04261 United States
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Snowshoe to the west and east peaks of Baldpate Mtn. from Grafton Notch. Round trip distance 8 miles, elevation gain of 2,280 ft. Enjoy extensive views of the western Maine mountains and lakes from the East Peak. This is moderate to strenuous hike suitable for experienced winter hikers. Full winter gear including snowshoes with crampons/cleats and crampons or micro spikes are required. Contact the trip leader to register and for more information.

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Free

Maine Adaptive Winter Program Open House, Sunday River

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, 8 Sundance Lane
Newry, ME 04261 United States
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Maine Adaptive will be offering its regular adaptive alpine and snowboard programs at Sunday River and Sugarloaf during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Join us on Friday, February 3rd, during the day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the King Pine Room of Sugarloaf’s base lodge or on Sunday, February 5th, during the day form 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at our own lodge, slope side off Sundance. Meet our participants and volunteers, check out our specialized equipment, and…

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Fat Bike Demo Day, Jefferson

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Give your skis and snowshoes a rest and take to the trails on a fat tire bike at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center. A selection of fat bikes from Bath Cycle and Ski will be at HVNC for anyone to try on the extensive trail network there. Fat bikes, essentially mountain bikes with extra wide tires, were originally designed for riding in snow and sand and are a growing trend all over Maine. Their ability to handle most trail…

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Free

Winter Family Day of Play, Holden

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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Attention all families! Join us for a fun day of outdoor exploration and hands-on activities for all ages. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist and help protect wildlife and habitat in Maine. Activities include: a scavenger hunt, a story walk, sledding, indoor arts & crafts, and more! Refreshments are provided. Learn about our summer programs as well!  

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Free

Inspired by Nature in Winter, Topsham

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day full of activities for all ages at the Cathance River Ecology Center / Preserve. Come learn to snowshoe with free snowshoe rentals and help getting started. There will be a guided snowshoe tour at 2 p.m, arts activities in the Ecology Center throughout the day, and come check out our collection of local wildlife artifacts. Families will love the Storywalk: come read a story–page by page, displayed along the trailside while you walk the trail.

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Free

Annual Peterson Canal Hike, Bath

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historic Peterson Canal, 431-499 Old Brunswick Rd
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Don't miss out on this annual hike! The public is invited to explore the scenery and history of Bath’s Peterson Canal on Sunday, February 5 during Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. The New Meadows Lake Association, Bath Historical Society, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) are sponsoring this annual hike starting at 11:00am along this historic Maine canal. The canal was built to around 1790 to connect the Kennebec River with the New Meadows River, facilitating downstream…

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$10

2.5K & 5k Skijor, Norway

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
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Skijoring is skiing in hopeful cooperation with your dog or dogs. The dogs and skiers wear special skijor harnesses- no leashes allowed. Skiers can classic ski or skate ski, the latter is most common. Some skiers skijor with two or three well trained dogs in harness. Staggered starts. Both 2.5 and 5K loops have hills but trails are wide and well groomed. This is a good event for novice skijorers.

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Leita Monroe Lucas Snowshoe and Bonfire, Fryeburg

February 5 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
State of Maine’s Visitor Center, 97 Main St.
Fryeburg, ME 04037 United States
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In 2012, landowner Barry Lucas donated 64 acres near the corner of Hurricane Mountain Road and Green Hill Road on the Conway/Chatham border to the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust (USVLT). Since then, USVLT has worked to build and maintain a wildlife habitat and land stewardship plan that reflects and respects both the beauty and history of this property. Join us on Sunday February 5th, as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, to explore the Leita Monroe Lucas property on…

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Damariscotta River Association Winter Fest

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DRA Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Bring the family for an afternoon of sledding, skating, an animal tracks craft, free hot chocolate, a sled dog demonstration, hot dogs for $1.00, and campfire with marshmallow roasting. The warming hut will be open and there will be skates available to borrow.

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Free Family Fun Day, Fort Kent

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
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Come check out what the Fort Kent Outdoor Center has to offer! Trail use and equipment rentals are all free of charge. Activities will include outdoor games, sledding, snowshoeing, beginner Nordic ski lessons, bonfire with s'mores, indoor snacks and hot beverages.

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{CANCELLED} Try out Snowshoeing, Harpswell

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mitchell Field, 1428 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, ME 04079 United States
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Unfortunately this event has been canceled due to lack of snow. Find another GMOW event near you! -------------------- Have you always wanted to try snowshoeing? Enjoy the easy trails and ocean view at Harpswell’s Mitchell Field while celebrating Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. All ages and experience levels are welcome to come to this event. Snowshoes of all sizes will be available for use. Show up anytime between 1 and 3 p.m.

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$1 - $3

Winter Animals and Their Tracks, Hinckley

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, 14 Easler Rd
Hinckley, ME 04944 United States
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Explore Maine's winter Animals in the L.C. Bates Museum and then go outside to look for their tracks and signs.

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Snowshoe Trek at Suckfish Brook Conservation Area, Falmouth

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us as we get out and explore part of Falmouth's conservation property. Explore woodland trails, northern peat bog, view beaver ponds, and maybe catch a glimpse of wildlife and birds that make this property their home. Program is subject to cancellation due to weather and/or environmental conditions. Please dress appropriately and bring snacks and water. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants.

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Simon Trail Snowshoe, Lamoine

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Simon Trail, Lamoine, 139 Partridge Cove Road
Lamoine, ME United States
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Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy and friends for a free winter snowshoe or hike at Simon Trail in Lamoine in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

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8th Annual Family Winter Fun Day at Curtis Homestead, Leeds

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curtis Homestead Conservation Area, Bog Rd.
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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Join Kennebec Land Trust for an afternoon of winter fun at the Curtis Homestead Conservation Area in Leeds. Bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes, and sleds and spend the afternoon exploring this wonderful 360-acre conservation property! Hot chocolate and snacks will be served around a bonfire in the field. Photo Credit to Brian Kent

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Afternoon on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eastern Trail Trailhead @ Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Our goal is to enjoy a winter day in Maine out in the snow on the trail to explore nature at a leisurely pace. This activity is oriented for family groups and children are welcome. For newcomers to the ET we will give a brief history of the development of the trail and exciting plans to extend it southward. The trail is constructed on the old Eastern Railroad bed and it is relatively flat and easy going. Depending on the trail…

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$2 - $6

Casco Bay Walk, Freeport

February 5 @ 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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Enjoy views of islands and rocky shores on this one-mile walk along the scenic Casco Bay Trail in Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park.

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Acadia Winter Festival 2017

February 11 - February 12
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Find your winter in Maine! Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hosts Acadia Winter Festival 2017! Join us February 10 – 12, 2017. New and interesting indoor and outdoor winter activities await. Enjoy park science right here in Acadia. Event List: Friday, February 10 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Cross Country ski with Schoodic Institute President Mark Berry and Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Meet the 2017 AWF poster winner and artist, Judy Taylor.…

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Winter Sports and Fun for Stronghearts, Perry

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pottle Tree Farm, 507 South Meadow Road
Perry, ME 04667 United States
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Join us for a day of winter fun. There will be cross-country skiing through many woodland trails, snowshoeing, hiking, skating, ice fishing, sledding and a potluck by the bonfire. A cross-country ski race will begin at 10:30 a.m. It is great fun for all ages with a variety of skiis, skates and snowshoes available to use at no charge. Admission is FREE! T-shirts, cups and backpacks are available for a donation. All donations will benefit Stronghearts, a Perry-based foundation which provides…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival, Portland

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 13, 2017

State Theatre, 609 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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If you're looking for something to do after an awesome GMOW, check out the World Tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Portland! The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest and the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 650 films entered from over 50 countries with stops planned at 450 locations in all seven continents. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival, Portland

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 13, 2017

State Theatre, 609 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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If you're looking for something to do after an awesome GMOW, check out the World Tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Portland! The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest and the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 650 films entered from over 50 countries with stops planned at 450 locations in all seven continents. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal…

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Winterpaloozah!, Rangeley

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Haley Pond, Rangeley, 7 Pond St.
Rangeley, ME 04970 United States
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Come to Haley Pond for winter activities for the whole family on the pond and at Haley Pond Park!

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$80 - $90

FOCW Winter Nature Day Camp, Winthrop

February 22 - February 24
Camp Mechuwana, 93 Holmes Road
Winthrop, ME United States
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The Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed's annual Winter Nature Day Camp will be held during February school vacation week at Camp Mechuwana on Lower Narrows Pond in Winthrop. Two 2-day camp sessions will be offered- February 21 & 22 and February 23 & 24, 2017. Both sessions, open to children in grades 3-5, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will include a mixture of both indoor and outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, winter tracking and a…

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Family Ice Fishing Day, Grand Lake Stream

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downeast Lakes Land Trust- West Grand Lake, 4 Water Street
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668 United States
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Are you interested in ice fishing, but not quite sure where to begin? Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Princeton Rod & Gun Club are thrilled to be hosting a “Family Ice Fishing Day” on Saturday, February 25th on West Grand Lake. Whether you are a seasoned pro or need a basic introduction to the sport, there will be something for all ages. Members of Princeton Rod & Gun Club will provide instruction and gear to anyone who needs help. Interested…

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