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Adventures in Art: Skiing and Snowshoeing & Drawing with Ben Potter

March 23 - March 25

Explore the splendor of the Maine woods in late winter. We will use snowshoes & skis to explore the mountains, trails and frozen lakes of Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park.

SOLO Wilderness Aid Afloat

April 7 - April 8

This course is offered through the Maine Island Trails Association. Discounts are offered to MITA members. Please check their website for more information and registration. https://mita.org/

Introduction to Outdoor Culinary Arts

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Good food can mean the difference between an amazing experience and a complete disaster. I am thrilled to be working with Beth Arnold and Gerry Saunders to offer this introduction to Outdoor Culinary Arts. Both are accomplished outdoor adventurers and educators. We will be using Dutch ovens, fry bakes, reflector ovens, fire, and stoves to create culinary delights. We will start the day by cooking breakfast; omelettes, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls are on the menu. After a break for brunch,…

SOLO Wilderness Aid Afloat

April 28 - April 29

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…

Map & Compass: Staying Found

May 12 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stay found!  Join us for a day of fun and exploration with map & compass. We will begin our day looking at maps and learning their language. From there we move onto the use of compass and then techniques for using them together.  If you spend time in the backcountry it is important that you gain this basic skill. The Maine woods are thick and can be featureless. Learning to trust your knowledge and your compass will open up a world…

Downeast Maine Coast

Adventures in Art Downeast: Hiking & Printmaking with Ben Potter

May 18 - May 20

Let us take you on a creative journey to Downeast Maine. Experience the majestic sea cliffs and coastal trails of the most easterly point in the United States.

SOLO Wilderness First Aid

June 2 @ 8:00 AM - June 3 @ 4:00 PM

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the most popular course and it 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  

River Canoeing Expedition and Workshop

June 8 @ 4:00 PM - June 10 @ 5:00 PM

North Star Adventures and Northwood Natural Learning are partnering to offer an engaging and fun canoeing experience. The trip is geared for folks who want to increase their backcountry camping and canoeing skills, safety awareness, and leadership ability.  The content is designed for those planning on become Maine Guides, however it is also approrpriate for anyone who wants to become a better, safer and more educated paddler. A medium level of fitness and experience camping will make this trip a…

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Port Clyde Maine

June 16 @ 9:00 AM - June 17 @ 9:30 AM

Port Clyde is the quintessential Maine town. Rocky cliffs, coastal islands, emerald green water and the “Forrest Gump” lighthouse are a few of the wonders you will encounter.  We will meet at the town dock on Saturday morning for a day long exploration of the emerald green waters.  Lunch and all gear is included. On Sunday June 17th we will embark on an early morning excursion. We will meet at the town dock by 6:30am and return to Port Clyde…

Red and green sea kayaks

Adventures in Art: Inn to Inn Sea Kayaking & Writing with Stephanie Wade

June 22 - June 25

The Maine coast has been an inspiration for writers and for centuries. The craggy coastline, mist enshrouded lighthouses, seals, lobster boats and buoys will be your backdrop for this 3 night 4 day writing expedition.

Exploration in Art: Canoeing and woodworking with Jim MacDonald, Unity Pond

July 19 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn woodworking skills both by watching and doing as we each create a beautiful and fully functional maple cutting board.

Leave No Trace Ocean Paddling

July 21 - July 22

During this two day course participants will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace. We will discuss the impact of human activity on the ocean and island environments. Each participant will be required to present a short (15-20 minute) class on one of the principles of Leave No Trace. We will camping on and exploring the Islands off the coast of Maine.

Adventures in Art: Lake Paddling, Hiking & Painting with Rachel Littlefield

August 1 - August 4

Spend four unforgettable days in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Western Maine. Known for remote islands, and 4000’ mountains this is a perfect venue to challenge yourself physically, mentally and creatively.

Exploration in Art: Hiking and Touch Drawing with Susan Bakaley Marshall and Chris Marshall

August 5 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Making art is like walking in the forest: we slow down, come back to ourselves, yield to a deeper source of knowing.

Adventures in Art: Documentary Photography with Sarah Rice

August 13 @ 8:00 AM - August 16 @ 5:00 PM

Join us for this extraordinary opportunity to create, through film, a story of the Moosehead Lake region. Photographer Sarah Rice will guide you through the process of creating the story of this spectacular area of the Maine highlands. We will explore by tandem sea kayak, steamship, and foot. Conditions permitting, we may have the opportunity to do some snorkeling to see what treasures lie within the shallows of Moosehead Lake. Sarah rice is a documentary and editorial photographer based in…

Women’s Backpacking

August 21 - August 24

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.

Exploration in Art: Sea Kayaking & Nature Journaling with Cloe Chunn

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Explore Penobscot Bay and the Holbrook Island area with North Star Adventures and Cloe Chunn. Cloe is a co-founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. Spend the day in the company of Harbor seals, osprey, guillemots, eiders, loons, and cormorants.  Launching from Brooksville, Maine we will spend the day observing and recording the tranquility of Maine islands and critters that make them their home. Nature journaling allows you to gain a deeper respect and awareness for the beauty and fragility of…

Adventures in Art: Hiking & Writing with Stephanie Wade

October 12 - October 14

Experience the Grand Canyon of the East as we explore the Gulf Hagas region of Maine. We will camp on the Pleasant River. After an evening around a bonfire and stargazing you will be rocked to sleep by the gentle rhythm of the river.

Adventures in Art: Hiking, Movement & Dance with Shana Bloomstein

October 19 - October 21

A weekend retreat with Nancy Zane & Shana Bloomstein that will integrate Yoga, creative movement, massage, visual art and journaling with our explorations of the natural world.

Maine Adventures for your Special Celebration

March 26, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

  Celebrate your marriage in a unique way. Maine offers you and your wedding party incredible outdoor adventure opportunities.  Kayak the rocky coast of Maine and spend the night on an island.  Backpack the mountains of Maine's Katahdin region and hike part of the Appalachian Trail. Canoe wilderness lakes and camp on secluded sand beaches. Cross-country ski with hut-to-hut options. Our nightly accommodations can range from wilderness camping to quaint New England B&B's. We can also design your own multi-option…


Design your own adventure

January 1, 2020

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