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

Community Collaborations

I am excited to unveil a new page on my website:  Community Connections. One of the most important aspects of my business is collaboration with the community. I have been meeting with people throughout Maine and looking for areas in which we can work together to create unique affordable programming. I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people!  My first collaborative effort has been with Northwood Natural Learning. In February we delivered a Maine Recreational Guide course at … Read More

Cooking Extravangaza

  On Saturday, April 21st, I had the pleasure of working with Beth Arnold and Gerry Saunders.  We spent the day creating culinary delights with a group of fantastic people from Maine and raising money for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, SRLT . Gerry taught the finer points of using a Dutch oven and fry bake. Folks worked together creating  biscuits, cinnamon buns, brownies, and apple crisp. Beth worked the fire pit. She helped folks create some pretty amazing chili and pesto … Read More

Happy Camper Backpacking Food

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Good food means happy campers, tent mates, spouses, and kids. The variety of ingredients available for creating delicious meals for outdoor enthusiasts has quadrupled since I first started backpacking.  Back in the day you had to do a significant amount of prep work in order to have a good, healthy, hardy, and satisfying meal. Now with a click of a button, you can order dried fruits, vegetables, meat, powdered hummus, dried refried beans, powdered cheese, eggs, and even peanut butter! … Read More

Wilderness First Aid Afloat

This  past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat Course at the Waldo County Technical Center in Belfast, Maine. This is the fourth year I have taught this course for the Maine Island Trails Association (MITA).  MITA  I don’t get on my soapbox about many things but Wilderness Medicine is one of them. I believe with all my heart that anyone who spends time in the back country, regardless if they are a guide or … Read More

Featured Program: Introduction to Outdoor Culinary Arts

Join North Star Adventures LLC on Saturday April 21st from 9am – 4pm for our Outdoor Culinary Arts Program. Enjoy a day of great food and community. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT). All are welcome. We do require that people under the age of 18 be accompanied by an adult. The event will be held at the North Star Adventures base at 491 Stevens Rd in Unity Maine. Good food can mean the … Read More

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