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June 2019

Custom Adventures: Create Your Personal Maine Experience

June 30, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - November 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map

North Star Adventures will work with you to create your own custom paddling (lake, river or ocean), hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing or multi-sport adventure.We offer private instruction for one as well as group events for up to twelve. Prices vary according to lodging and location. Are you looking for a remote primitive experience or are you more interested in staying at an inn or base camp and venturing from there? Half, full and multi-day excursions are available.  When possible…

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January 2020

Design your own adventure

January 1, 2020
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SOLO Wilderness First Aid

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$175.00

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. It is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.  This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people in a remote location.  But, you will have a fantastic time...it is fun and fast moving.  There will…

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February 2020

SOLO Wilderness First Responder Re-cert

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$185

This two-day course re-certifies current SOLO Wilderness First Responders. During the course you will review the core concepts of WFR refocusing on the fundamentals. As with all SOLO courses there will be classroom lessons, skill practice and scenarios.  

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SOLO Advanced Wilderness First Aid

February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - February 18, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$275

Are you ready to take your wilderness first aid to the next level. Advanced Wilderness First Aid course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging, traction splinting and managing a larger variety of medical emergencies. AWFA also fulfills recert requirements for an active WFR. The course will be taught by Nancy Zane at the Waldo County Technical Center in Belfast, Maine.…

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SOLO Wilderness First Responder

February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - February 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$575

The ultimate Wilderness Medical Course! SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR)  is the industry standard for outdoor leaders, camp counselors and directors, guides, and anyone who wants a high level of wilderness medical training for extended backcountry trips. WFR is 8 days in length.  It is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, medical emergencies, leadership skills, long term patient care, evacuation procedures and litter carries, survival skills,…

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Winter Snowshoeing Series: Introduction to Snowshoeing, Fernald’s Neck Preserve

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fernalds Neck Preserve Lincolnville, ME United States + Google Map
$55

Introduction to Snowshoeing, Fernald's Neck Preserve Loop, Beginner.   Fernald's Neck covers most of a peninsula that extends into the north end of Lake Megunticook . This easy hike is a great introduction to snowshoeing. There are many trail options, we can do as many as four miles or as little as two. The trail wanders through the pine and hardwood forests, and skirts the shore line of the lake with beautiful views of Maiden Cliff and the Camden Hills. It…

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Winter Snowshoeing Series

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - March 14, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$200

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures! Our winter snowshoeing series starts in February 2020. Book individually or book all four and save! 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…

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Winter Snowshoeing Series: Bald Rock, Camden Hills State Park

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$55

Bald Rock, Camden Maine, Intermediate. A moderate 3.4 mile hike. One of my favorite local hikes. This is a relatively short, easy, "bang for your buck" hike. It  is a good introduction to snowshoeing on steeper inclines. The trail rises slowly for the first mile as we follow an old carriage road. From there it is .5 to the summit. There are several short steep sections but nothing long and sustained. At the summit you will be greeted with fantastic…

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March 2020

Winter Snowshoeing Series: Camden Hills Loop, Camden Hills State Park

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$55

Camden Hills, Advanced Intermediate. This six mile moderately strenuous loop takes you through a variety of ecosystems. We will begin at the Maiden Cliff Trail head and follow it to the intersection of the Ridge Trail. You will experience beautiful views of Lake Megunticook and Penobscot Bay as well as frozen streams and rocky cliffs. We will drop down into a hardwood forest and hike at the base of Mt. Megunticook. Beautiful cliffs and frozen streams are on the menu for…

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Winter Snowshoeing Series: Ragged Mountain, Camden Maine

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$55

Ragged Mountain, Advanced Intermediate. Home to Camden Snow Bowl Ragged Mountain is a beautiful 1300’ mountain. The hike up the Georges Highland path is a moderately strenuous five mile loop. Breathtaking views of lakes, mountains and the ocean will fill your senses as you make your way to the summit. On a clear day you can see the Western Mountains and Penobscot Bay from the same vantage point. Fresh winter air will invigorate and brighten your spirit. Join us for this…

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SOLO Wilderness First Aid

March 21, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - March 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
+ Google Map
$175

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. It is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people in a remote location.  But, you will have a fantastic time…it is fun and fast-moving.  There will be a…

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April 2020

Map & Compass: Staying Found

April 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
North Star Adentures, 491 Stevens Rd
Unity, ME United States
$75

Do you like to spend time in the woods? Do you enjoying hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, paddling, motor boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing...? Are you a Maine Guide or aspiring Maine Guide? Are you a part of a Search & Rescue team? Whether you are a professional rescuer or you enjoy spending time in the backcountry with friends and family this course is for you!  You will learn to read and interpret the language of maps. After you feel confident in…

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SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - April 26, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
$185

Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) contains all the same information included in the SOLO Wilderness First Aid course (Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies). It also includes additional topics specifically designed for boaters including: sea sickness, marine bites and stings, injuries that are more common in marine environments, and environment specific rescue scenarios. As an approved United State Coast Guard Wilderness First Aid course the WFAA certification card will be sent to you…

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May 2020

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - May 3, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
North Star Adventures LLC, 491 Stevens Rd
Unity, ME United States
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$75

The effects of human impact on the environment are staggering. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization. Their mission is to to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. North Star is offering a 2 day course that will teach you the seven principles of leave no trace, as well as introducing you to the mission of the center, and the importance of their mission. Over the two days we…

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Women’s Outdoor Skills Workshop

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$75

Do you love outdoor adventure but, don't have the confidence or skills to plan your own trip?  Do you feel intimated by those with more experience?  Spend the day with Maine Guide Nancy Zane and learn the basics of trip planning, clothing and equipment selection, menu planning and navigation.  With over 25 years of experience in Adventure Education Nancy is a wealth of knowledge. She has camped, hiked, biked, climbed, paddled, and skied in just about every type of weather…

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On Water Medical Scenarios & Emergency Management

May 23, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Castine, Maine Castine, ME United States + Google Map
$75

Join North Star Adventures for a day of medical scenarios, and sea kayak emergency management on the water. If you are a paddler and have a minimum of basic first aid certification then this course is something you will want to check out! This is a great way to dust of the rust and practice those skills you learned when you took your first aid class. Practice your wilderness medical skills in the environment in which you recreate or work. …

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June 2020

Backcountry Medical Scenarios

June 13, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$75

Do you have a current WFA, WFR or EMT certification?  Are you a backcountry medic, guide, outdoor leader? This field based course is designed for those with a current WFA certification or higher. Spend the day practicing your Wilderness Medical skills in Camden Hills State Park. We will  meet at the Maiden Cliff Trailhead at 8:00 am.  Our will hike will begin at the Maiden Cliff Trailhead. From there we will continue on the Ridge Trail to Ocean Lookout and…

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Summer Solstice Sea Kayaking: Belfast Maine

June 20, 2020 @ 4:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$45

Welcome summer from the cockpit of your Sea Kayak. We will meet at the Belfast boat launch at 4:00am on Saturday June 20th for a sunrise tour of Belfast harbor.  Celebrate the return of the sun while paddling to the entrance of the harbor. Gaze upon glistening water as the rising sun brings warmth and hope of new beginnings and summer adventure. All kayaks and paddling gear included. If you chose to bring your own kayak you will receive a…

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July 2020

Paddle Maine Monday: Series registration

July 6, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - August 24, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$720

Book each week individually or book the series and save $80.00! 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…

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Paddle Maine Monday: Casco Bay

July 6, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mere Point, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking - Casco Bay - The first in our series, Paddle Maine Monday, will bring us to Merepoint in Brunswick. From this launch we have many options for exploring Casco Bay. Wind and tide will determine our destination. The Goslings with their beautiful sand beaches for swimming and relaxing, Little Birch (a one acre rocky island) ,Crow (accessible only at low tide), Little French with its cobbled shoreline  and Little Whaleboat Island (a cluster of islands linked by mud,…

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Paddle Maine Monday: Boothbay Harbor

July 13, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Boothbay Harbor, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking – Boothbay Harbor – Opportunities abound from the Knickerkane boat launch.  We may explore the inner islands of Ram, Little Ram, Powderhorn and Spectacle, or depending on the weather, we may have the opportunity to take a more ambitious route to the Cuckolds, a pair exposed rocky islands at the entrance to Boothbay Harbor.  The quintessential Maine scene, a lighthouse on the rocky coast, will great us as we explore this rocky coastline that sports three lighthouses. Your…

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Unity Adventures: Hiking & Sea Kayaking

July 14, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - July 16, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
$295

Hiking in the Caribou Speckled Wilderness The Caribou Speckled Wilderness is a magical, off the beaten track, hiking destination.  We will spend two nights and three days exploring emerald-green pools and feasting on spectacular mountain views. Hiking at a leisurely pace will allow us to immerse all our senses in the beauty of the mountains, forests, flowers, lichens and critters that occupy this wilderness area.  We will  stay at a base camp and do day hikes.  After a day of…

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Paddle Maine Monday: Naskeag Point

July 20, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking, Naskeag Point: Beautiful, almost tropical, sandy beaches and blue water await you as we explore the eastern end of Eggemoggin Reach.  Peppered with lobster buoys we will experience the Maine lobster industry up close and personal. This area boasts many public islands where we can take a break for swimming, island exploration, and lunch.  Expect to see seals, cormorants, herons, guillemots, and, eagles. If the timing is right we may see porpoises, and sturgeon jumping. Your day will…

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Women’s Sea Kayaking: Muscongus Bay Exploration

July 22, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - July 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
$375

Maine Sea Kayak Guide and Outdoor Educator, Nancy Zane will take you on a three day two night exploration of Muscongus Bay. Known for an exceptional amount of lobster buoys, beautiful islands, seal colonies, sea bird populations and camping opportunities Muscongus is a paddlers dream. We will spend two nights on one of the outer islands exploring the emerald green waters and remote wild islands. Camping on the islands is an incredible experience, the smell of the ocean, sounds of…

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Paddle Maine Monday: Stockton Springs

July 27, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking - Stockton Springs - Launching from Sandy Point Beach we will paddle to Fort Point State Park. Here we can enjoy a relaxing break on the sandy beach, swim if you are so inclined, and take a walk up to the lighthouse (it is a private residence so we cannot go inside). Built in 1857 it is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Just around the corner from Fort Point the unique twisted and rusty coastline of…

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August 2020

Paddle Maine Monday: Muscongus Bay

August 3, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Muscongus Bay, Maine United States
$100

Sea Kayaking – Muscongus Bay – Known for lobster buoys and public islands Muscongus Bay (Abenaki for fishing place) is a sea kayakers dream. Many of the islands are on the Maine Island Trail (MITA) and are accessible for camping and picnicking. They are diverse, some are wooded, some nothing more than rock outcroppings and some have beautiful sand beaches.  We will explore several islands on our day long exploration. If you are brave enough to endure the cold water bring your…

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Paddle Maine Monday: Acadia National Park

August 10, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking -Acadia National Park – Acadia is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. Escape the crowds and come with North Star Adventures as we launch from the quiet side of the park.  We will explore the less traveled harbors of Seal Cove and Pretty March.  Maine islands are a gift. While conifers are the dominate species, rock weed, wildflowers, rocky coastline and occasional sand beaches will lift your spirits and fill your soul. If you…

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Unity Adventures: Sea Kayaking & Hiking

August 12, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - August 14, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
$325

Sea Kayaking : Naskeag Known for it's beautiful sand beaches, lobster buoys, beautiful islands, seal colonies, sea bird populations and camping opportunities the Naskeag region is a paddlers dream. We will spend two nights camping and exploring remote wild islands. Camping on the islands is an incredible experience, the smell of the ocean, sounds of the ocean waves crashing on the rocks, seals barking, and the sounds of  birds communicating all contribute to a wild and remote experience. Experience coastal…

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Paddle Maine Monday: Great Wass Archipelago

August 17, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jonesport, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking - Great Wass Archipelago-   One of my favorite locations to paddle and hike on the coast. Wild, remote islands that are open to the ocean, rocky ledges, cobblestone beaches, and hiking trails along the Great Wass Preserve make this the quintessential Maine adventure.  This is Downeast Maine in all its glory. Step back in time and experience Jonesport, a real working coastal village. We will choose our route carefully depending on tide, wind, and, weather. Your day will…

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Women’s Backpacking

August 18, 2020 - August 21, 2020
$425.00

If you have always dreamed of backpacking but aren’t sure where to go or who do go with than this trip is for you. Yes, you will work hard but, you will have the experience of a lifetime.

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Paddle Maine Monday: Machias

August 24, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$100

Sea Kayaking -Machias - The farthest north we will travel on our coastal exploration.  Jasper beach with it polished stones, and sea cliffs adorned with petroglyphs (if the tide is right) make paddling in this region a unique experience. Beautiful coastal island with their rugged granite ledges are plentiful.  This is a less traveled section of the Maine coast and a paddlers dream.  Machias is a unique coastal town. Each season it hosts the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival.  However, Machias is…

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September 2020

Women’s Multi-Sport Acadia Adventure

September 21, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$575

Acadia National Park,the quintessential Maine adventure, is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. Escape the crowds with North Star Adventures as we explore this iconic National Park by sea kayak and foot.  Our sea kayak journey will take you to some of the quieter more remote coves, harbors, and islands. We will explore the less traveled harbors of Seal Cove and Pretty March.  You may see seals, porpoises, herons, guillemots, osprey, and eagles. We will stop…

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