Featured Program: Adventures in Art with Ben Potter

Join artist Ben Potter and guide Nancy Zane for a late winter exploration of the iconic North Maine woods. We will use snowshoes and skis to explore the mountains, trails, and frozen lakes of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park. The beauty and stillness of the Maine Woods in winter is simply stunning. The East Branch of the Penobscot River and views of Mount Katahdin will provide a beautiful backdrop for our trek into this wilderness … Read More

Featured Program: Women’s Ski & Snowshoe Weekend

Join North Star Adventures for a winter exploration of our country’s newest National Monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters (KWW), and Maine’s iconic Baxter State Park.  Our weekend begins with a stay in a cozy warm cabin and a community meal. We will use snowshoes and skis to explore the mountains, trails, and frozen lakes of this winter wonderland.The new moon phase should provide an opportunity to gaze upon the awe-inspiring Maine night sky. This trip is designed for both novices … Read More

Launch Party Success

After weeks of planning, preparation, and ,yes, some fretting, North Star Adventures officially set-sail with our Launch Party held on Saturday, January 27.  One of my biggest pre-event worries was, “What if no one shows up?”  Well, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the crowd that packed the cozy confines of the Waterfall Arts Center in Belfast. Unofficial numbers (several people in the audience counted) were around 70!  The standing-room-only crowd certainly exceeded my expectations. After I presented an … Read More

Featured Program: Snowshoeing or Skiing in Acadia National Park

Experience the grandeur of Acadia National Park with North Star Adventures. Acadia is a special place, especially in the winter.  The crowds are gone and you are left with the peaceful stillness of the winter environment. Winter is my favorite season in the park and I am delighted to be able to explore and share Acadia’s majesty. Our day begins at 8:00 AM from the Parkman Mountain trail head.  From that point we have several options.  The Parkman Bald loop … Read More

Embrace the Winter: Ice Skating & Mountain Biking

Last weeks torrential rain storm wiped out any chance of skiing out my back door. Up next ice skating and mountain biking. In Maine I have two choices, I can either embrace the winter or I can sit on my couch in a state of depression counting the days until summer. I choose the latter. A few years ago my husband and I added a couple new toys to our winter repertoire, nordic skates and studded snow tires for our … Read More

Winter Wonder in Baxter

  Ever since I moved to Maine, Baxter State Park has been one of my favorite to places to camp and hike.  The sheer beauty and wilderness setting is unparalleled in New England.  Our family and friends typically visit Baxter in late summer.  Always on my “bucket list” of adventures was a winter excursion to Baxter State Park. A few years ago, the Baxter winter trip became a reality.  Our group included my husband, Gary, and two of our more … Read More

Dress for Success: Staying Warm

It’s a beautiful winter day. The fresh fallen snow blankets the fields and embraces the trees. The sun is shining and the snow is glistening.  You look at the thermometer, -1F and the wind is blowing about 5-10 mph. Should you go outside? Extreme cold and wind… keep yourself safe and warm! Why would anyone want to go out into this cold winter environment?  Well, for starters, the winter landscape can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful, less crowded, and exhilarating. With … Read More

Launch Party: January 27, 2018

North Star Adventures Launch Party Saturday January 27, 2018 1 – 4PM Waterfall Arts Belfast, Maine The North Star, Polaris, sits almost directly above the North Pole.  It is a reliable gauge of North if you find yourself lost on a clear night without a compass. Sometimes we all need to refocus and right our own ship. North Star Adventures is designed to reinvigorate your life, help you chart a new course or recommit to a passion or project, and … Read More

Thank You!

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This a big shout out to the students from the Unity College Adventure Leadership and Programming class of 2017.  As a class project, they researched sites & facilities (for hiking, canoeing and winter backpacking), charted field hazards for my risk management plan, created pre-event information for clients to use upon registraton, and helped strategize safety and risk protocols for North Star Adventures. They created a document that will be invaluable to me as North Star Adventures continues to grow. However, … Read More

Welcome to North Star Adventures!

Welcome to North Star Adventures! Experience the best of Maine in all four seasons. From the mountains to the lakes, to the ocean and everywhere in between North Star Adventures will bring you to amazingly beautiful environments. Come challenge yourself, meet new friends, learn new skills, and have the experience of your life! I have been wandering the hills and back-country since I was a kid. For the first 20 years of my  life, our family trips were spent primitive … Read More

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