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

North Star Adventures Trip Log: Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

As a school teacher, one of the many perks of my job certainly includes February break (I teach Emergency Medical Services at Waldo County Technical School). Sometimes I’m not certain who is more excited for the break–teachers or the students.  The vacation week allows me to enjoy the beauty of the Maine winter, and plan extended visits to some of the more scenic spots our state has to offer. For this winter break, our group’s destination was Katahdin Woods and … 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

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