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November 2018

Custom Certification Courses

November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Is your organization, team or community looking for a CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid class? Contact North Star Adventures to book your course today. All courses are taught by Nancy Zane. Nancy is a WEMT and teaches emergency medicine at the Waldo County Technical Center. She is also a Maine Recreational and Sea Kayak Guide, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. She has been working and playing in the backcountry for over 25 years!…

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May 2019

Wilderness First Aid Afloat: On Water Scenarios

May 11 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mere Point, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$40

Spend the day practicing your Wilderness Medical skills in Merrymeeting Bay. We will start our day from Mere Point in Brunswick and paddle out to the islands while practicing on water emergency scenarios. This is an incredible opportunity to put theory into practice. You will practice field-based wilderness medical skills, with an emphasis on scene size-up, patient care, medical emergencies, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, managing the environment and evacuation procedures. Each person will take a leadership role in managing…

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Wings & Water

May 18 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$110.00

North Star Adventures, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust & James Macdonald Art Guitars bring you Wings & Water. Known for its unique and diverse farming community, rolling hills, trail system, and waterways Unity Maine is a hidden gem, just a short drive from the coastal village of Belfast. Spend the morning exploring the wetlands of Unity Pond  with ecologist Gerry Saunders.  Explore the narrow passageways and listen to the sounds of spring as life returns to central Maine. The majority of…

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Emergency Medicine in the Backcountry

May 24 @ 8:00 AM - May 27 @ 5:00 PM
Bigelow Preserve Kingfield, ME United States + Google Map
$350

Discover the beauty of the Bigelow Preserve in this 3 night 4 day backpacking expedition. If you have experience in the Bigelows this will allow you to look at it from a rescuer perspective.  If you have not been to the Preserve you are in for a treat!  It was created in 1976 to stop development of a ski resort directly across from Sugarloaf. You will learn and practice field-based wilderness medical skills, with an emphasis on group management, scene…

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June 2019

Outdoor Cooking: Lightweight & Tasty Backpacking Food

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$95

The key to any backcountry adventure lies a thoughtful and tasty meal plan.  In this day long workshop you will have the opportunity to learn food planning techniques as well as some basic nutritional information that will help you create backcountry culinary delights. We will plan our menu, pack our backpacks, and do a short hike where we will cook using a variety of stoves and techniques.  You will be creating meals for breakfast and dinner. A typical field lunch…

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Summer Solstice Pastel Drawing & Hiking

June 21 @ 3:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$95

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,…

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Staying Upright: Canoe Skills & Techniques

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Unity Pond ME United States + Google Map
$110.00

Are you ready to expand your canoeing skills? Are you a beginner who wants to dip your paddle deeper into the water or an intermediate who is ready for a longer expedition?  Then this workshop is for you. Join us for a fun and educational day on the water. Our day will start with instruction in gear selection, boat design, navigation and paddle technique.  On the water we will have the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice. One of…

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Food on the Water: Canoe Cooking

June 23
Unity Pond ME United States + Google Map
$110

After a full day of paddling do you look forward to to a mouth watering meal of freeze dried mush? Does fresh baked trail pizza, calzone, vegetarian lazagna, beef stroganoff with brownies, apple crisp or peach cobbler for dessert sound more enticing? This workshop will develop your canoe cooking skills including meal planning, food preparation, cooking using stoves, camp fires, and dutch ovens. We will employ LNT practices that apply to canoeing.  Be prepared to pack the gear and paddle…

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July 2019

Sunset Paddle for Two

July 6 @ 8:00 AM - September 1 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$75

This private event, designed for you and your significant other, is an evening to remember. We will begin your special night with a lakeside dinner made from local organic ingredients and a small fire to warm your souls and spirit. Paddling into the sunset, sparkling water, and stargazing will cap off your perfect evening.  Swim among the stars, experience the sunlight as it dances off the water, and connect on a visceral level to the energies of the dark. Let…

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Maine Lakes: Wilderness Paddling Adventure

July 8 @ 8:00 AM - July 11 @ 5:00 PM
$425

If you like remote lakes, 4000’ mountains, sand beaches, and clear refreshing water then this trip is for you! We will be travelling by tandem and single kayak from island to island stopping at sand beaches along the way for swimming and lunch. At night we may camp on our own private island or on a remote mainland site. Food will be made from fresh local ingredients. We will be cooking over fires, baking in dutch ovens and cooking on…

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Tunk Mountain: Hike & Swim

July 13 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
$95

Tunk Mountain, elevation 1,157', is located near Cherryfield Maine. It is a beautiful, moderate, 1.8 mile (one way) hike. It does steepen near the top and had two metal rungs to assist you over a boulder.  The hike is gorgeous. There are views of the surrounding peaks, lakes, and the ocean.  Join us for this amazing hike not to far from Acadia National Park. We have the option to add on an extra mile and loop around Salmon Pond making…

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Women’s Sea Kayaking: Island Overnight

July 15 @ 8:00 AM - July 16 @ 5:00 PM
Bucks Harbor, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$225

Pond Island, in Penobscot Bay, is an incredibly beautiful island. It  has a big sand beach, a pond in the middle (hence, the name) and a beautiful wooded tent site with amazing views of the bay. I am thrilled to be offering this trip as a women's overnight paddling adventure. We will depart from Buck's Harbor, Maine on Monday July 15th. We will explore the harbors and inlets as we make our way to our campsite on Pond Island. Expect…

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Hiking & Paddling: Camden Sampler

July 18
$95

Join North Star Adventures for an exploration of Camden Hills State Park. We will start our day hiking the Maiden Cliff trail to the Ridge trail. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Megunticook and Ragged Mountain. After a rest and re-hydrate we will descend to the the boat landing and paddle to Fernalds Neck Preserve.  There we will have a picnic made from local organic ingredients and have time for a well deserved swim. Across the lake we will have a…

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Sea Kayaking: Muscongus Bay Exploration

July 21 @ 8:00 AM - July 23 @ 5:00 PM
$425

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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August 2019

Adventures in the Arts: Paddling & Pottery

August 2 @ 8:00 AM - August 4 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$575.00

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…

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September 2019

Adventures in the Arts: Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling

September 7 @ 8:00 AM - September 8 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$425

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…

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MaineSong: Songwriting + Paddling

September 13 @ 3:00 PM - September 15 @ 5:00 PM
Unity, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$325

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 Lake Winnecook. Participants will craft, refine, and share their music and lyrics through a variety of solo, collaborative, and group exercises.…

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October 2019

Adventures in the Arts: October Knitting Retreat

October 11 @ 2:00 PM - October 13 @ 5:00 PM
Pocomoonshine Lake Alexander, ME United States + Google Map
$475

Spend a glorious October weekend in Maine on a remote lake surrounded by vibrant colors and glistening blue water. Explore the brilliance of the Maine woods in autumn.  Let Maine guide Nancy Zane take you on a quiet paddle in the waters of Pocomoonshine or, perhaps hike the water's edge.  Immerse yourself in the peaceful grace of the water, colors, sounds, sights and smells of mid-October. Observe the wildlife as they migrate south or prepare for the long Maine winter…

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