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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 the Arts: Hiking, Movement & Meditation with Mid Maine Yoga

October 19 - October 21

Spending time in nature on retreat is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in practice, just one weekend away can help you begin cultivating a deeper sense of awareness, increase motivation to practice at home, and reconnect with yourself. Integrating movement and mindfulness Nancy and Caitlin will guide participants on a weekend journey in the 100 Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail. This is an open and non-judgmental environment to freely explore creative self-expression; self-care rituals, and a peaceful…

Wings & Water

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Star Adventures, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust & James Macdonald Art Guitars bring you Wings & Water. Spend the day exploring the wetlands of Unity Pond . Experience the sights and sounds of spring as it arrives in Central Maine. Ecologist Gerry Saunders will identify some of the birds and plants that we discover on our journey. The majority of the Unity Pond wetlands are only accessible during the spring season. I love this part of Unity Pond. The narrow passageways,…

Summer Solstice Pastel Drawing & Hiking

June 21, 2019 @ 3:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Back by popular demand! Summer Solstice Pastel Drawing & Hiking.  Once again North Star Adventures LLC and Sweet Maple Corner Arts will join forces to bring you an unforgettable event... a Sunrise Hike on the Summer Solstice. We will return to Bald Rock Mountain in Lincolnville, Maine for a moderate three mile round-trip hike. On top we will be treated to spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and islands that float on the horizon in the early morning mist. At the summit Rachel Littlefield,…

Adventures in the Arts: Paddling & Pottery

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - August 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

North Star Adventures is thrilled to partner with Squidge Liljeblad Davis from Starflower Farm Studio. Squidge is a well-known and respected clay artist  who has maintained a studio, shown her work and taught as a visiting  artist throughout New England since 1972.  In her teaching, she combines  the principles of TaiChi/QiGong (which she has also studied and taught  for decades)  with the direct experience of place, spirit and art. In this wilderness experience, we will learn the 5 element qiGong and the basic skills of…

Adventures in the Arts: Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling on Penobscot Bay!  Last year we offered nature journaling as a full day program. It was so much fun that everyone decided that we needed to make it an overnight. Spend the day in the company of Harbor seals, osprey, guillemots, eiders, loons, and cormorants.  Launching from Castine Maine we will spend the day observing and recording the tranquility of Maine islands and critters that make them their home. By night we can enjoy the…

Songwriting, Island Exploration and Paddling with Sara Trunzo

September 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Songs can delight, awaken empathy, celebrate our sense of place, express our individual and collective stories, spark transformation, and offer healing. They are also fun… and a little magic! Join North Star Adventures staff and guest instructor, Sara Trunzo, for a weekend immersion (September 13-15, 2019) into song, nature, community, and our personal journeys on the shores of beautiful Freedom Pond. Participants will craft, refine, and share their music and lyrics through a variety of solo, collaborative, and group exercises.…

Adventures in the Arts: October Knitting Retreat

October 11, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Spend a glorious fall weekend in Maine on a beautiful remote lake surrounded by vibrant colors and glistening blue water. October is one of the most beautiful months in Maine. Paddle the quiet waters of Pocomoonshine or, perhaps hike the waters edge.  When the temperatures drop and the sun sets relax by the fire with a hot drink and learn to knit!  Materials will be provided to make a simple hat or scarf.  Experienced knitters are welcome too! Pocomoonshine Lake…

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