Hello there! My name is Julia and I am a sophomore at Colby College in Waterville, Maine but my hometown is Concord, Massachusetts. At Colby, I am studying Environmental Policy and Anthropology. On campus, I am a leader for the Outing Club and a leader for the first-year outdoor orientation trips. I also am involved… Read More»
Jolan Ippolito, Development Associate with the Mahoosuc Land Trust, shared the following event report: While the Mahoosuc Land Trust had its usual three outdoor adult activities in place for Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, one drew the bulk of the crowd and 30 or so folks tromped in the forest looking for mushrooms. Of course on… Read More»
15 High School students from Old Town, Orono, & Bangor joined the Acadia Mountain Guides for a day of free guided rock climbing to celebrate their passion for recreating outdoors during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Crisp temperatures welcomed the climbers and guides at the climber-owned Eagle Bluff in Clifton, ME. Upon being outfitted with… Read More»
101 Things at the Pond Days at the L.C.Bates Museum brought families to help celebrate the pond’s 101 years of being a fun place for everything from skating to fishing and wetland study to painting. The pond, The Artificial, was designed and built in 2015 by Carl Rust Parker of the Olmsted Firm. For GMOW,… Read More»
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2016 CONTACT: Kaitlyn Bernard Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Program Associate firstname.lastname@example.org; (207) 231-0336 Record Breaking Great Maine Outdoor Weekend – 130 events all over Maine Help celebrate the 5th year of the GMOW September 16-18, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine– – More than 10,000 Mainers are expected to join in the tenth… Read More»
Weekend will celebrate 101 years of exploration and creature catching at the Frog Pond. HINCKLEY — 101 Things at the Pond Day is set for Sept. 17 and 18 at L.C. Bates Museum on U.S. Route 201. The weekend will celebrate 101 years of exploration and creature catching at the Frog Pond. Free programs will… Read More»
Getting kids outside – what could be better than that?! The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend planning team is thrilled to announce the latest round of projects to receive small grants to support their efforts to incorporate kids and school groups in their GMOW activities. This funding opportunity was piloted by the GMOW planning team for… Read More»
Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, canine cross, trail races, ski-jouring, snowshoeing, contra dances – you name it, Western Foothills Land Trust has done it for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! We love working with this enthusiastic crew who repeatedly host the MOST events per weekend of any other organizer! What a treat to get to visit… Read More»
There are always so many fun outdoor events to explore in the Bethel area – we had a blast checking in with one of our MVP partners, the Mahoosuc Land Trust! We even got a sneak peak of their newest preserve, the Valentine Property, which will soon be the new home for their offices!
Have you checked out the Eastern Trail yet? Managed by the Eastern Trail Alliance, it’s a 65 mile recreation/transportation greenway connecting Casco Bay to Portsmouth, New Hampshire! Learn more about the trail and the fun events (moonlight walks, running races, snowshoe hikes!) they host year round and especially during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.