Adventure Team Building with North Star Adventures

North Star Adventures is happy to announce our Adventure Team Building Program. Our programs are outcome based and created with your organization’s specific goals in mind. Through proper sequencing and planning we will deliver a curriculum that will enhance your team’s ability to communicate and work together more effectively.  We create a safe space in which team members can build trust both on the physical and emotional level. Common experiences outside the work environment, on their own, foster deeper relationships. … Read More

Staying Found with Map & Compass

In our world of electronics, you may ask why Map & Compass…it is so…primitive! The push of a button on a cell phone, GPS or PLB (personal locator beacon) is easy, convenient, more accurate, universal, no need to add or subtract declination…no need to think! While the world of electronics makes our lives easier, it does have its limitations. Tree cover, remote location, cost, and battery life, are the most common reasons our devices may fail. A basic base plate … Read More

Managing Hypothermia

Hypothermia is the lowering of the body’s core temperature; brain and muscle function become impaired. You may recognize the signs and symptoms of hypothermia in your friends, but your body has no mechanism to recognize hypothermia in yourself. You can slip down the hypothermia continuum without realizing you are getting dangerously cold. Your body is reacting to losing more heat than it can produce. In treating hypothermia it is important to know two things: how your body loses heat, and … Read More

Dress for Success: Staying Warm

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Its that time of year again, the snow if flying,the temperatures are dropping and the sun is disappearing beneath the horizon way to early. Are you prepared for cold temperatures?  Keep yourself safe and warm! The winter landscape can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful, less crowded, and exhilarating. With the right clothing and mindset, you can safely enjoy this winter wonderland. Hypothermia and frostbite are the two main concerns in the winter environment. Hypothermia: The lowering of the body’s core temperature. … Read More

Ice Safety

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On an afternoon walk yesterday to Freedom Pond I noticed someone ice skating. Skating on frozen lakes and ponds is one of my favorite winter activities (this year I will be rehabbing from shoulder surgery so I’ll be watching from the sidelines). It prompted me to re-publish a portion of a blog that I wrote last year. Please skate smart. A few precautions can be the difference between the best day ever and your worst nightmare. Before heading out on … Read More

Paddle Maine Monday

The Maine Coast: A paddling destination. Explore the nooks and crannies of this magical coastline with North Star Adventures. Maine has over 3,000 miles of coastline (over 5,000 miles if you include the over 4,500 islands)! Have you ever wanted to paddle the Maine coast but don’t have the gear, knowledge or paddling partner? North Star Adventures is excited to announce our new program for 2020, Paddle Maine Monday. Experience the tidal changes, biodiversity, marine life and coastal culture every … Read More

Winter Snowshoeing Series

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures! Our winter snowshoeing series starts in February 2020. While Maine winters can be long, the season provides us with a beautiful landscape! Winter is the most peaceful of all seasons. The hustle and bustle of summer is gone and we are left with the stark beauty of the winter wonderland. Wildlife is hibernating, trails are less crowded…experience the silence of winter. Snowflakes and ice crystals make unique and interesting designs as they paint … Read More

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Paddle

On Saturday September 21st I had the pleasure of spending the morning with folks from the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. We met at the launch at 10:00 AM. After hauling boats and gear to the water (thank goodness for wheels) we had a fantastic morning paddling on beautiful Great Pond.  Prior to launching we spent a little time talking about boat design and learning correct paddling technique. We saw blue herons, kingfishers and turtles. It was a calm sunny day … Read More

Featured Program: Summer Solstice Sunrise Hike & Pastel Drawing

Do you want to celebrate the beginning of summer in a unique and memorable fashion? Join North Star Adventures LLC and Sweet Maple Corner Arts for a Sunrise Hike on the Summer Solstice.  Our hiking destination is Bald Rock Mountain located in Lincolnville, ME.  The hike is approximately three miles round-trip. The first mile follows an old carriage road with a gentle incline. The last half mile takes you up the Bald Rock trail. You will be greeted with spectacular views of Penobscot … Read More

Why Map & Compass

In our world of electronics, you may ask why Map & Compass…it is so…primitive!  The push of a button on a cell phone, GPS or PLB (personal locator beacon) is easy, convenient, more accurate, universal, no need to add or subtract declination…no need to think! While the world of electronics makes our lives easier, it does have its limitations. Tree cover, remote location, cost, and battery life, are the most common reasons our devices may fail. A basic base plate … Read More

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