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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…

Half & Full Day Paddle Adventures: Available every day from June 25th – August 17th

August 17

Half and Full day Paddle Adventures:  Are you looking to experience the beauty of inland Maine? North Star Adventures will take you on either a full or half day paddle experience. Are you staying Down East, central, southern, or in western Maine?   We can put together a plan and meet at an inland lake or waterway near you. If you’d rather paddle on the ocean we can arrange that as well. We will take you to the quiet corners of…

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…

Downeast Maine Coast

Women’s Backpacking: Cutler Coast

September 15 @ 6:00 AM - September 16 @ 5:00 PM

Join North Star Adventures for an incredible backpacking experience to the Cutler Coast. Part of the Bold Coast, a spectacular region in Downeast Maine that goes from Cutler to Lubec, the Cutler Coast Public Lands Reserve has 4.5 miles of coastline that overlooks the Bay of Fundy. Tent sites overlook the dramatic cliffs and pocket coves the encompass the region. It is a 4.5 mile hike, most of which follows the coastline, to our campsite. While not a lot 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.

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…

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…

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