Women’s Multi-Sport Acadia Adventure
This event is cancelled due to COVID-19. Sleeping in bunkhouses does not allow for proper social distancing. Look for a similar event in 2021!
Acadia National Park,the quintessential Maine adventure, is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. Escape the crowds with North Star Adventures as we explore this iconic National Park by sea kayak and foot.
Our sea kayak journey will take you to some of the quieter more remote coves, harbors, and islands. We will explore the less traveled harbors of Seal Cove and Pretty March. You may see seals, porpoises, herons, guillemots, osprey, and eagles. We will stop for lunch and breaks on some of the public islands in the bay. Maine islands are a gift. While conifers are the dominate species, rock weed, wildflowers, rocky coastline and occasional sand beaches will lift your spirits and fill your soul. If you have not had the opportunity to experience a Maine island now is your chance.
Our hiking journey will take us to the Northeast Harbor section of the island for some my favorite “bang for your buck” hikes. Beautiful views of Somes Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, and the lakes will great us as we explore this region. As well as exploring the off the beaten track destinations we will also visit the classic Ocean Drive where we will see Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs.
September in Maine is idyllic. Crowds have gone, nights are cooler, water is the warmest it will be and the quality of the light is beautiful. Fall is approaching, there is a slight hint of color in the trees, goldenrod is in full bloom and the critters are taking care of any last minute preparation for the long winter.
Your Guide: Nancy Zane has over 25 years of experience in Adventure Education. She has camped, hiked, biked, climbed, paddled, and skied in just about every type of weather and in every season. Teaching people how to safely enjoy the backcountry is one of her greatest joys. Her excitement and love of the natural world is contagious. Certifications: Licensed Maine Recreation & Sea Kayak Guide, Wilderness EMT, and Leave No Trace Master Educator.
Accommodations: We will be staying in deluxe “rustic” cabins. Each cabin sleeps five people and includes a kitchen and bathroom. With views of the mountains and hiking trails out our doorstep it is the perfect place for exploring Acadia.
Meals: All meals included. We try and source local organic food for all of our trips. For folks who eat seafood we will have a Maine seafood night which will include lobster and muscles. All dietary restrictions accommodated.
Gear & Equipment: All sea kayaks and kayaking equipment included. Participants will need a day pack, bedding, towels, and personal gear.