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Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryburg

September 29 - September 30
Swans Falls Campground and River Access, 189 Swans Falls Road
Fryeburg, ME United States
free parking - discounted camping

Swan's Falls Campground and Canoe Access: 50% off camping ($7.50 pp) and/or free parking if you mention you are participating in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Come enjoy a fall weekend at the campground and enjoy all that the Saco River Valley has to offer, including paddling, hiking, and more! Kids 10 & under camp for free. Call to make reservations and be sure to say you are participating in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for these special rates! ALL…

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Schoodic Point SeaWatch, Acadia National Park

September 29 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
FREE

Schoodic Point SeaWatch – at Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor. Sunrise to 9:30 AM. Drop in (any time). Watch for migratory waterbirds. Bring binoculars, dress for the weather.

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Packard Trail Story Walk, Buckfield

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Packard Trail, Virgil Parris Forest, Buckfield, ME United States
Free

Story walk beside on The Spy. When did Daniel Packard come to Buckfield? Where did he meet his wife? And which famous author told his story? Discover the answers to those questions on a 2 mile trail walk in the Virgil Parris Forest, Buckfield. Trailhead 1.2 miles south of 117 on Sodom Rd.

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Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour, Portland

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME United States
$42 - $52

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 sea kayak tour 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 Fort Gorges is situated.…

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Free Canoe Day at the Royal River!, Yarmouth

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Royal River Park, Yarmouth, 118 East Elm Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
Free

As part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Yarmouth Community Services and Royal River Conservation Land Trust are offering free use of the Town-owned canoes to residents to kick off Yarmouth’s participation in this annual Fall event. Yarmouth Community services keeps 4 canoes for the public to sign out and rent. On Friday September 29, use of the boats will be free and there will be a staff member available on-the-launch-site all day to help get you into and onto the…

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Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch, Acadia National Park

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cadillac Mountain, Cadillac Mt Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
FREE

Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch – on Cadillac Mountain, MDI 10 AM -2 PM Drop in (any time). Witness hawk migration as well as other birds and insects. Located at hawk watch site atop Cadillac. Signage is at the end of the parking lot loop. Bring binoculars. Dress for the weather.

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MOAC (Maine Outdoor Adventure Club) Weekend, Baxter State Park

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baxter State Park, ME United States
$50.00

Weekend in Baxter State Park – 2 nights at the Doubletop cabin sleeps 6 – Kidney Pond in Baxter, the weekend of Sept 29-Oct 1. No set plans except an mid-day arrival on Friday – Mid-day return on Sunday! $50 per person – non-refundable but is transferable if you find another person to take your spot. After we know who is joining us, we'll iron out more details on food, rides, hiking options, activities etc!

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Sunset Hike on Musquash Esker Trail, Grand Lake Stream

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Downeast Lakes Community Forest, Milford Road
Grand Lake Stream, ME United States
Free

On Friday, September 29th, DLLT celebrates the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a “Sunset Hike” on the Musquash Esker Trail. A glacial ribbon left by the last ice age, the Musquash Esker Trail winds 1.4 miles to a lookout over Big Musquash Stream, offering views of over 5,000 acres of unique wetland habitat and Amazon Mountain. Join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown, and learn about the ecosystem and geology of this special place. Participants should meet at the…

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Wellness & Whitewater: Weekend Adventure, Caratunk

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Dead River Expeditions, 2502 US 201
West Forks, ME 04985 United States
$575

Join Maine Yoga Adventures on an autumnal adventure that blends yoga, hiking, gourmet vegetarian food, relaxing, and whitewater rafting all together into one fabulous weekend. Adventurers will enjoy lodging at the Pleasant Pond Inn, a recently renovated building located in peaceful Caratunk, Maine. The inn boasts a beautiful dining area and a large screened porch facing Pleasant Pond. Adventurers will have the option of multiple bedrooms with shared bathrooms. All meals are included and prepared by Dead River Expeditions Event…

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Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Sunset Tour, Portland

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME United States
$40

The hour just before sunset is the best time to paddle the waters of Casco Bay. The light is beautiful, the harbor is less busy and the seas tend to be calmer, often creating ideal conditions for SUP. It's also a great time to spot wildlife like seals and loons. Your tour will start off with a quick SUP lesson. Then your licensed Maine Guide will lead you on a leisurely paddle along the Portland waterfront. As you venture onto…

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Summer Series Trail Race, Bethel

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bethel Village Trails, 21 Broad St.
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
Free

This fun weekly trail run/walk race happens every Friday evening at 5:30pm on Bethel Village Trails new 5km trail system (10km option available). Start and finish are next to the tennis courts at The Bethel Inn Resort, and participants are rewarded with $2 off their first beer at the Millbrook Tavern. $5 suggested donation.

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Sunset Hike on Hawk Mountain, Waterford

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hawk Mountain, ME United States
Free

Moderate incline walk with panoramic view, possible to spot hawks migrating. Trail head on Hawk Mtn. Rd,7/10 mi. south of Mill Hill Rd., Waterford. Weather permitting.

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Eastern Trail Nature Walk Across Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eastern Trail Scarborough Marsh Crossing, 140 State Rte 9
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
Free
Eastern Trail Alliance Logo

This leisurely twilight walk on the Eastern Trail will allow participants to witness the closing of the day on the largest remaining saltwater marsh in the state of Maine. Owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Scarborough Marsh is fed by the Nonesuch River and provides a variety of habitats including tidal marsh, salt creeks, and upland fields and forests. Since it is a resting, feeding and breeding ground for a variety of wildlife…

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The Forks Fall Foliage Festival, West Forks

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - September 30 @ 12:00 pm
Three Rivers Whitewater, West Forks, 2265 US Route 201
West Forks, ME 04985 United States
$0.00 - $84.00

A Fun Filled Weekend! Join us for various activities on land and on the water as listed below. For Foodies, the Inn By The River will have fall themed specials paired with beer and spirits tastings. September 29 – Friday – Fall Foliage Formal Friday & Karaoke & Welcome & Cocktails – Beer Tasting IBR September 30 – Saturday – Homemade Doughnut Making @ Inn By The River with Jarice – 7:00 AM • Saturday – Rafting 9:00 am /…

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ACA River Rescue & Safety Training, Greenville

September 30 - October 1
Northeast Whitewater, Greenville, 155 Greenville Road
Shirley Mills, ME 04485 United States
$229.00

American Canoe Association Swiftwater Rescue 2-day training event being held at Northeast Whitewater! Our swiftwater rescue clinic teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards and execution of self-rescue. Rescue vest application, swimming strainers (how to and how not to), entrapment, and pins are discussed, and scenarios are practiced. The class is great for anyone that is getting into whitewater sports, professionals that may need these skills for on water trips, and folks simply looking for swiftwater safety.

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Tree ID Hike at Simon Trail, Lamoine

September 30 - October 1
Simon Trail, Lamoine, 139 Partridge Cove Road
Lamoine, ME United States
Free

This year, in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Frenchman Bay Conservancy invites you to take a self-guided tree identification hike at Simon Trail in Lamoine! Trees are numbered along the trail and simple tree identification guide/worksheets will be available at the trail head mailbox to guide you in tree identification as you hike. Geared towards ALL ages! A great opportunity to learn your trees or brush up on your botanical knowledge!   The tree identification hike will be available…

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Autumn Birding with KELT, Westport Island

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Segerstrom Preserve At Squam Creek, Segerstrom Preserve At Squam Creek
Westport, ME 04578 United States
Free!

During this fall’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites birders of all abilities to the Carl and Barbara Segerstrom Preserve at Squam Creek on Westport Island on Saturday, September 30 at 8:00am. Led by volunteer and local birding enthusiast, Robert Carnicella, folks will scout for both fall migrant and resident bird species in KELT’s newest preserve. This free event is light rain or shine. At 159 acres, Segerstrom Preserve includes field, forest, and wetland habitats.…

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Clifford Park Hike, Biddeford

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Clifford Park, Clifford Park
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
Free

Please join the Friends of Clifford Park for an early morning hike starting with coffee at 8 am before an hour hike at 8:30. Come hear the migrating birds and enjoy the changing colors of the foliage! Meet at the trail kiosk at the Pool Street parking lot in Clifford Park-this is an easy to moderate hike about an hour and a half in length.

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Goosepecker Trekker, Freedom

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hills to Sea Trail, 36 Mill Street
Freedom, 04941 United States
$15

Hike a section of the newly completed 46-mile Hills to Sea trail, in Freedom, ME 3.5 mile and shorter routes, family friendly event. Meet at the Freedom Mill parking lot on Pleasant St. in Freedom, where the hike will end. Following the hike, there will be a delicious lunch including local food, refreshments and music at Villageside Farm, a premier community supported agriculture family farm in Waldo County. Lunch cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free…

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Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest, Camden

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd
Camden, ME 04843 United States
$20 - $50

JOIN us in the midcoast for the 2nd annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest from Friday, September 29th to Saturday, September 30th. Come camp out at the Snow Bowl on Friday and watch a special showing of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Saturday's festival activities are co-produced by the Baxter Outdoors, Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine and the Midcoast Maine NEMBA. We will have some featured food vendors, a live band, gear tents, guided bike trail tours and bike demos.…

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TAMC Colors of Courage 5k Run/Walk, Presque Isle

September 30 @ 8:30 am
The Aroostook Medical Center, 140 Academy St
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
$25

Celebrate, support cancer survivors! Registration: 8:30 a.m. at TAMC, 140 Academy St. Champions’ Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. Champions’ Lap: 9:45 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run: 10:15 a.m. 5k start: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $20/person before 9/1, $25/person after 8/31, FREE/ Kids’ Fun Run. Visit www.tamc.org/colorsofcourage for more information!

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Wetlands Fun, Hinckley

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, 14 Easler Rd
Hinckley, ME 04944 United States
$1 - $3

Explore the pond with nets in hand and learn about wetland birds and animals. Find out about the wetland animals in Maine by looking at the museum collections. If it rains there will be an indoor wetland program in the museum. Museum Admission $3 for adults and $1 for youth

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Roberts Farm 2K/5K Canicross, Norway

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
$10
Canine Cross

Fun event for fit canines and owners. Please run w/ harness. $10 entry. Roberts Farm Pre- serve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway.

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Walk MS: Caribou 2017

September 30 @ 9:00 am
Cary Medical Center, 163 Van Buren Rd
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
Pledges

Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Cary Medical Center, 163 Van Buren Rd. Walk start: 10:00 a.m. Route length: 3.5 miles (1.25 mile option). Contact Sue Tidd (800-344-4867) or sue.tidd@nmss.org FMI

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Nature Walk at Small-Burnham Conservation Area, Litchfield

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Small-Burnham Conservation Area, Litchfield, ME United States
Free

Join land owners for a guided walk at the Small-Burnham Conservation Area. The Smalls and the Burnhams have lived and worked on this land since the 1840s.  There are many interesting natural and historical features on the property.

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Punkinfiddle Family Festival, Wells

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
$5 - $7

Punkinfiddle is our National Estuaries Celebration, held each year on the last Saturday of September. It features traditional crafts, hands-on learning, lively music, old-fashioned games, fun food, farm animals, and lots of smiles in a historic seaside setting. At Punkinfiddle, kids build scarecrows, press apples, decorate pumpkins, and play games. Races, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a fairy house village are planned. Throughout the day, artisans will demonstrate their crafts and provide insight into traditional livelihoods. Punkinfiddle usually has wool…

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Guided Mountain Bike Ride at Bethel Village Trails

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bethel Village Trails, 21 Broad St.
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
Free

Come explore the new trail system at Bethel Village Trails on this guided tour with an experienced rider. This is a gently-paced ride on beginner to intermediate single-track trails that are free of rocks and roots. It's a great way to get out on trails for the first time, or just enjoy a ride on our newly-built community trails. Bike rentals are available at Barker Mountain Bikes in Bethel. Please call to reserve at 207-824-0100.

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PWA Paddle from Bremen Town Landing to Cow Island

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bremen Town Landing, Town Landing Rd
Bremen, ME 04551 United States
Free

Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) Paddle from Bremen Town Landing to Cow Island on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 10 a.m. This guided group paddle is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW) celebration. Advisory: This trip involves ocean paddling. Directions: From Route 1 in Waldoboro turn onto Route 32 south at Hannaford Supermarket. Follow for 7.1 miles past the Bremen Town Office turning left onto Medomak Rd and follow it to Town Landing Rd on the left where we…

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Discover the Royal River

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
Free

Explore locations in one or all four towns (Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, New Gloucester, Durham) to hike and learn about history and the Royal River, with sponsorship from four local historical societies.  Find the "selfie stations", snap a selfie at each one and enter to win a prize. (Contest runs through October). Welcome Station at the Yarmouth History Center open on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 5pm. Send your photos to info@rrct.org or tag your photos @RoyalRiverConservationTrust on Facebook or…

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Mindful Nature Walk for Adults, Topsham

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join Heather Goulette (Monarch Massage and Yoga) to practice a combination of meditative mindful walking and gentle stretching and breathwork down by the Cathance River. Deepen your appreciation for the natural world by cultivating a simple yet profound sense of awareness and inner calm. Reflect, relax and rejuvenate in the healing energy of Mother Nature. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking. This event will happen rain or shine. Directions to Ecology Center can be found…

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30th Annual Apple Day Celebration, Falmouth

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$7

Join us for the 30th Annual Apple Day Celebration! Celebrate our historic apple orchards, learn about bees and pollinator habitat and more! Don’t miss our: Cider Press Apple toss Scavenger Hunt Crafts Face painting Tea tasting with Cup of Sea Live music Storywalk Membership deals   Event made possible by Whole Foods and L. L. Bean $7 or Members receive Free Admission

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History Walk at Gambo Preserve

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gambo Property, Gorham, ME United States
Free

Join the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust on Saturday, September 30th to learn about the amazing history of the Gambo Preserve. This program is a collaboration with the Happy Healthy Gorham Initiative. Former land trust board member Don Wescott will be leading this walk. He will share about the C & O Canal and Towpath, the Gunpowder Mill, and the Gambo Dam, all of which figured prominently in the 19th century in our region, and remains of which can still be…

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Free Nature & Mushroom Walk, Rockport

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St.
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
free

Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a Nature & Mushroom Walk on Saturday, September 30 at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport. This free event takes place from 10 am to noon and is part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.   MCHT land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead us on a guided hunt for the natural treasures of the forest and fields. A huge variety of native mushrooms appear throughout the woods and there’s no…

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Eyes Like a Hawk, York

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Agamenticus Lodge, Agamenticus Rd.
York, ME 03909 United States
$7.00

Bring your best binocs for this one! The summit can be a great place to watch the annual hawk migration. Come to the Learning Lodge to learn about some of our local raptors with the Center for Wildlife. Stick around for a flyway viewing with York County Audubon following the presentation. All ages welcome! Where: The Mount Agamenticus Learning Lodge When: Saturday, September 30th 10:00-11:00am – Center For Wildlife presentation inside Learning Lodge 11:00am-12:00pm – Flyway Viewing & ID on…

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Letterboxing and Geocaching, Orland

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, ME United States
Free

Discover treasures secretly hidden in the woods! Letterboxing and geocaching are ways to explore and navigate in search of hidden "treasure" boxes. On Saturday, Sept. 30, celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by learning about this year-round family activity and getting a lesson on using GPS and compass! We will venture into the Wildlands in search of letterboxes and geocaches, and there will be a chance to win a prize. Meet at the Popple Grove Children's Area (a short walk in…

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Kite Day at Hobbs Farm, Acton

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Hobbs Farm, 651 Foxes Ridge Rd
Acton, ME 04001 United States
Free
Three Rivers Land Trust Logo

Join Three Rivers Land Trust for our third annual kite day at beautiful Hobbs Farm in Acton. The Nor'Easters Kite Club from South Portland will join us with a wide variety of fun kites and help us get ours in the air. We have many kites to share and some to give away. There will be a pay-what-you-will lunch of baked beans, chili, cornbread and desserts. In case of bad weather, we will hold the event on Sunday. Please stay…

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Hawk Migration Watch, Casco

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Quaker Ridge Road
Casco, ME 04105 United States
FREE

Loon Echo Biologist, Paul Miller brings his passion and bird watching experience for our second hawk migration watch of the season. The ideal conditions for migrating hawks are a northwest breeze with clear skies. Bring your comfy chair, binoculars, water and snacks. In the past, many varieties of hawks have been observed along with bald eagles and osprey. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit.

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Half Day Acadia Rock Climb, Acadia National Park – FULL

September 30 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
Free

Join Acadia Mountain Guides for a climb you will never forget! No experience necessary, space limited to 10 people (including climbers, chaperones, & spectators). To register call 888-232-9559! Meet at 228 Main St Bar Harbor ME 04401

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Celestron Solar Viewing/ Star Party, Freeport

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus, 95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
Free

Representatives from Celestron will have a special solar telescope set up on our Discovery Patio so you can safely view the intense beauty of our sun. This event is a kickoff for our Star Party that will start with a Night Sky Lecture by Ron Thompson of the Southern Maine Astronomer's Club at 6:oo p.m., followed by Celestron's Star Party in Discovery Park the same day at 7 p.m.   Join Celestron Telescopes representatives for a spectacular night of gazing…

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Sunset Sea Kayak Tour, Portland

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME United States
$35 - $40

The hours before sunset offer the best time for paddling on the waters of Casco Bay. The sky tends to explode with color and the seas often become glassy and calm. As you glide through Portland harbor you'll look out for wildlife like seals and osprey and enjoy a unique view of lighthouses, forts and the Portland Observatory. The Sunset Tour is designed as a leisurely paddle that ventures just far enough along the waterfront and towards the islands to…

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NRCM Rising Sunset Sail, Belfast

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maine DaySail, Belfast Harbor Walk, Front St
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$25

Join NRCM Rising for a sunset sailing trip in beautiful Penobscot Bay in Belfast. We're teaming up with Maine DaySail and their beautiful schooner, Timberwind, to offer this late fall sunset sail. Tickets are just $25, usually $50, and includes a two-hour tour aboard the schooner. Join us at Belfast's best brew pub, Three Tides on Marshall Wharf, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a happy hour after the trip. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

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TreadFest Run 2017, Augusta

October 1
Bond Brook Recreation Area, Bond Brook Road
Augusta, ME United States
varies by event

In our 6th year of hosting this event we are excited to turn the entire trail system at Bond Brook Recreation Area over to the running community for the day! We are hoping for a turnout of 300 or more runners! This day we will be celebrating the final event and the championships for our 5k Summer Series, we will also be hosting a 5 mile race, a relay race for those of you that want to put together a…

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Race Through the Woods, Jefferson

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
$20 - $30

Midcoast Conservancy will host the 7th annual Race through the Woods trail race on Sunday, October 1 at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Are you inspired by the tranquility of running on rustic trails deep in the Maine woods? Do you enjoy the challenge of highly varied terrain, where slippery roots or loose rocks demand your concentration and sharpen your focus? Then you should register for a beautiful fall “Race through the Woods” at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Explore…

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Vinalhaven Coastal Cleanup

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skoog Park, Vinalhaven, 12 Skoog Park Rd
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
Free

Each year truckloads of debris are collected in an effort to protect our valuable water resources. Join Vinalhaven Land Trust board members, staff, and volunteers as we clean up litter along our beautiful island shoreline. Following the cleanup is a free picnic for all participants at Skoog Park. Wear gloves and boots and meet at Skoog Park to carpool to the sites.

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Geocaching the Packard Trail, Buckfield

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Packard Trail, Virgil Parris Forest, Buckfield, ME United States
Free

Learn about geocaching while enjoying the 2 mile Packard Trail. Bring smartphone or a GPS device. Trailhead 1.2 miles south of 117 on Sodom Rd. Buckfield.

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Bad Little Trail Run, Whitneyville

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Machias River Preserve, ME United States
$20 - $45

Join Downeast Coastal Conservancy and the Sunrise Athletic Club for a trail running event at the Machias River Preserve to celebrate conservation in our community and help raise awareness for the protection of Downeast Maine's wild places! This inaugural event offers 2 race distances (6 mile & 2.5 mile loops). Both races start and end in Whitneyville, followed by post-race food, celebration and awards ceremony at the historic Whitneyville Hillgrove Communty Hall. Wind through the woods and race the river!…

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Alice and Chris’ Awesome Outdoor Dining Adventure, Bath

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thorne Head Preserve, Bath, ME 04530 United States
$35.00

Everyone knows food tastes better out of doors. Join Master Maine Guide Alice Bean Andrenyak and Registered Maine Guide cooking instructor Chris Toy as we whet our appetites with a hike to our outdoor kitchen where we'll prepare a tasty trail meal overlooking The Kennebec River. In addition to tasty food, you'll learn about Thorne Head Preserve's ecology (6 natural features) and history (Murderer's Cave!) of the area. Bring binoculars and cameras for saving what will be some awesome memories.…

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Walk With Kennebunk Land Trust, Kennebunk

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alewive Woods Preserve, Kennebunk, ME United States
free

Kennebunk Land Trust (KLT) is hosting a nature walk on Sunday, October 1st beginning at 10am at the Alewive Woods Preserve located just off Cole Road, 3.5 miles west of Interstate 95. The preserve boasts over 625 acres of land and a 45-acre pond at its center. Parking is available at the trailhead. The 2.5 miles of trails can be described as easy to moderate in difficulty. KLT Executive Director, Gordon Collins, will lead the walk. Please wear appropriate clothing…

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Learning to Photograph with Heart and Mind Together, Topsham

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

“Landscape photography” seems a rather simple problem: You go out and make photographs of land and sky, water and shore, trees and fields … the environment in which we live, a complex network of energy flows, water cycles and interrelationship between species. What could be easier? The ever-changing world outside our door beckons us with its beauty daily. But as anyone knows who’s had the experience of photographing a beautiful sunset only to be disappointed with the end result, making…

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Fall Foliage Paddle at Riverlands State Park, Turner

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, Off Center Bridge Road
Turner, ME United States
Free

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. photo(16)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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Cousins Island 5K & 10K Volkswalk, Yarmouth

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cousin’s Island West Side Trail, 2-98 Cousins St.
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
FREE!

Southern Maine Volkssport Association and West Side Trail invite everyone to celebrate fall by exploring the Cousins Island section of the West Side Trail. Anyone can participate regardless of age or physical fitness. This event is FREE! Registration for IVV credit is only $3.00 and can be done through www.smva.mysite.com. This is a non-competitive event, this walk is accomplished at your own pace along a marked 5K or 10K route. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by…

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Falmouth Nature Preserve Hike, Falmouth

October 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Falmouth Nature Preserve, 178 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
Free

Falmouth Land Trusts' own "Ranger Rick", Rick Scala, will lead an easy hike designed to familiarize community members with our amazing trail systems and conserved open space properties! The hikers will meet Rick at the Falmouth Nature Preserve off Foreside Road on October 1st at 11:30 for a hike that will last approximately 45 minutes. No registration is necessary and the hike is free!

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The Eddy School Golf Classic and Live Music Event, Bethel

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bethel Inn Resort, 21 Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
$65 - $85

The festival starts with an 18 hole golf scramble followed by a BBQ supper and live music. All proceeds will go directly to The Eddy School’s Scholarship Fund for tuition, after school programming, and summer day camps. Sunday: 12pm: The Eddy School Golf Classic: 18 hole, scramble format 6pm: BBQ Supper for Golfers in The Millbrook Tavern 7pm: Live Music by Doug Alford and Jim McLaughlin We all know that not all learners learn best in the same way. Support…

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Family Bike Day, Wiscasset

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wiscasset Parks & Recreation, 242 Gardiner Rd
Wiscasset, ME 04578 United States
Free

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend on a fat tire bike at Wiscasset Community Center! Hit the trails with Wiscasset Parks and Recreation Department and Midcoast Conservancy! Whether you want to practice your trail riding, or ride a bike without any traffic, this is the program for you! We will be leading guided rides on the trails at Wiscasset Community Center, appropriate for all skill levels, ages 9 and up. Participants should be comfortable on a two wheel bike. Fat Tire bikes…

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Identifying Mosses and other Bryophytes, Harpswell

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hackett and Minot Trails, 929 Harpswell Neck Rd
Harpswell, 04079 United States
Free

Go for a walk to identify some of our lush populations of mosses and liverworts and to discuss how they fit into the ecosystem and the big picture of plant life. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. at the Hackett and Minot Trails in Harpswell. Please park at the Harpswell Historical Society, 929 Harpswell Neck Road. The field guide we'll focus on is Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts: A Field Guide to Bryophytes of the Northeast, which was written by trip leader Ralph Pope.…

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Community Celebration: UAT Trail at Valentine Farm, Bethel

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valentine Conservation Center, Bethel, 162 North Road
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
Free

Local community members, including the Mahoosuc Land Trust, Maine Adaptive, and the Bethel Area Age-Friendly Community Initiative, will join together to celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a host of activities & demonstrations led by community experts in chair caning/basket-making, fly tying, knife & garden hoe sharpening, and adaptive cycles / AFARI's for all to try and sharing information about opportunities for individuals of all ages to get out and be active. Beyond the adaptive recreation equipment that Maine Adaptive…

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Sawyer Mountain Hike via Sherwood Libby Trail, Limington

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sawyer Mtn: Rte. 117 Trailhead, Cape Road/Rte. 117
Limington, ME United States
Free

Join us for a hike up Sawyer Mountain via the new Sherwood Libby Trail. The trail winds through beautiful woods to the side of John Douglass Mountain (Limington), and then ascends via new stone stairs to the High Pasture of Ebenezer Walker farmed in 1815. From there, the trail crosses old pasture land with many stone walls and finally ascends to the summit of Sawyer Mountain. We will come down a different trail for variety. Total distance is just over…

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Witt’s End Mountain Bike Ride, Norway

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shepard’s Farm Family Preserve, Norway, ME United States
Free

Explore beginner and intermediate level mtn. bike trails at Shepard's Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Rd, Norway. BYO bike.

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Hike to the Historic Harvard Mine, Greenwood

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes Mountain, Greenwood, ME United States
Free

Moderately strenuous 2.4-mile round-trip to great view. Noyes Mountain Preserve, 172 Richardson Hollow Rd., Greenwood.

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Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing Walk, Boothbay Harbor

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Discover the health boosting benefits of moving slowly and mindfully through the forest through a guided Shinrin Yoku, or "Forest Bathing" walk. This guided 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 less than one mile in 2 hours. This hike will be led by BRLT Environmental Educator and Certified Forest Therapy Guide Tracey…

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Guided Nature Walk and Meditation, South Berwick

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vaughan Woods State Park, 28 Old Fields Road
South Berwick, ME 04002 United States
free

Learn about the history of Vaughan Woods Memorial State park and the Salmon Falls river…. Learn why there are a diversity of tree and plant species in this precious riverine system next to the estuary…. A self reflection and guided mediation at the end- pick a spot in the woods close by me so you hear a quick guided mediation.

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Blue Hill Heritage Trust Mushroom Walk & Talk, Penobscot

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a Great Maine Outdoors Weekend event a few days late. Local Mycologist, David Porter, will lead a Mushroom ID Workshop at our Weinland Nature Study Area in Penobscot. This property was donate to BHHT in honor of Virginia Weinland who believed strongly in environmental education in nature. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore one of BHHT's sweet woods trails while learning about the wild and complex world of mushrooms. Space is limited, so…

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