Spending time in nature with women is joyful.  We can let our hair down, act like a kid and allow inhibitions to melt away. I believe in the power of the natural world to create an avenue for healing, building self confidence, overcoming obstacles, creating meaningful relationships, and building trust in ourselves and others. Through North Star Adventures you will gain the confidence to push outside your “comfort zone” in a safe and supportive group setting.  As you learn the value of intrinsic reward and begin to trust your instincts you will begin the journey to discover your authentic self.

Starting in 2024 North Star Adventures will be offering  custom Women’s Programs. 

Contact us to design the adventure of your dreams. We will work with you to create an experience that meets your desired level of challenge. We can do all the legwork…reserve your accommodations, plan and cook meals, and guide you on an unforgettable experience. Or  you can choose to secure your own accommodations and do your own meals. We’ll meet you in the morning for an incredible day of adventure. 

Summer and fall adventures include: kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and backpacking. Winter Adventures include: Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

Check out photos from some of our previous Custom Adventures:


“Nancy is an amazing guide and leader. She built an itinerary for our group of 10 50+ year old women hiking Acadia for the first time. She is knowledgeable, inspiring and positive! We’ve used many guides over the years and she is a standout. Highly highly recommend and can’t wait to hike with her again.” S Silverman

“In my experience, Nancy Zane is a master planner with any activity she has been involved with. I’m amazed at her ability to lead and manage events/outings seemingly effortlessly” L. Kertesz

Nancy has spent a lifetime loving the outdoors and exploring the many aspects of how human beings can interact with and experience the wilderness with the utmost respect and awe. Nancy is well known for bringing the spirit of joy, learning, and adventure into any outing she organizes.

What sets Nancy apart is that she genuinely enters into any outing seeing all participants as bringing an equal amount of value to the experience. Because of her kindness, she brings out the best in people as she shares her knowledge and skills. J Johnson