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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…

Map & Compass: Staying Found

October 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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…

Winter Adventures! Half, Full day and Multi-Day!

January 2, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

North Star Adventures will be offering Winter Adventures from January 2nd - March 31st , 2019. Are you looking to experience the beauty of winter in Maine? North Star Adventures will take you on a half, full or multi-day winter wonderland adventure.  Adventures may include snowshoeing or cross country skiing.  Overnight options include staying in bunkhouses, cabins or Inns. They can be as rustic or comfortable as you would like. We offer something for all fitness and experience levels. Winter…

Favorite Places to Ski in Maine

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Winter is my favorite time of year. I love the snow crystals as they sparkle in the sun, I love patterns and colors of the ice as the winter freeze takes hold of our lakes, waterways and forests and I love the silent beauty after a storm when the world is sleeping.  You can learn to love winter. It's about learning to embrace the beauty of the season. The hustle and bustle of summer has ended and  the holiday extavagance…

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,…

Outdoor Cooking: Lightweight & Tasty Backpacking Food

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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…

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,…

Staying Upright: Canoe Skills & Techniques

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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…

Food on the Water: Canoe Cooking

June 23, 2019

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…

Maine Lake Paddling Adventure

July 8, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - July 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

The Rangeley Lakes Region is one of my favorite locations in Maine. If you like lakes, 4000’ mountains and quaint villages 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. Nights will be spent camping in either island or main land sites on the preserve. The night sky is amazing. Be prepared to be dazzled by the intensity and…

Tunk Mountain: Hike & Swim

July 13, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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…

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Island Overnight

July 15, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - July 16, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

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…

Hiking & Paddling: Camden Sampler

July 18, 2019

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…

Sea Kayaking: Muscongus Bay Exploration

July 21, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - July 23, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Join North Star Adventures LLC for a three day two night exploration of Muscongus Bay. Known for an exceptional amount of lobster bouys, beautiful islands, seal colonies, sea bird populations and camping opportunites Muscongus is one of  my favorite destinations. 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 the ocean waves crashing on…

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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