Introduction to Backpacking

Learn how to keep warm, dry, well fed, found, and comfortable. In this one-day workshop we will learn how to pack, what to bring, how to stay comfortable, and how to stay found. Topics include: How to pack for extended trips: Backpack size Gear needed for 2 days – 3 months Tents or tarps? Kitchen: Stoves, pots, pans…what is really necessary. Nutrition requirements for extended backpacking LNT Managing human waste Dealing with kitchen waste Fires…yes or no? First Aid & … Read More

Baxter State Park Adventure

Join North Star Adventures for a journey to the north end of Baxter State Park. This iconic park, home of the Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, is an outdoor destination in Maine. We will be camping at Trout Brook Farm group site.  Enjoy sweeping views of Katahdin from the peak of North Traveler, take a nice refreshing dip in the “power pools” on Howe Brook trail or enjoy a leisurely paddle on Matagamon Lake.  An evening fire and stargazing … Read More

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Downeast Adventure

Downeast Maine is a unique and magical place. It is remote and wild. Quintessential rocky coast, extreme tides, bountiful wildlife, and rocky outcroppings make this one of our most spectacular adventures.  We will camp on  Bois Bubert Island. On the Maine Island trail Bois Bubert boasts, cobbled beaches, and a fresh water pond that is a perfect place for a refreshing dip after a day on the ocean. If wind and weather are in our favor we have the opportunity … Read More

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Lobster Buoy

This trip is a bit different than our usual Women’s Sea Kayaking adventures. We will be base camping at Lobster Buoy Campground in South Thomaston Maine. Launching from Lobster Buoy offers us options for exploring a variety if locations on the Maine coast. Conditions permitting we can paddle out to the Muscle Ridge Islands. One of the most spectacular chain of islands in the Mid-Coast. If the wind is not in our favor we can paddle south toward Tenants Harbor … Read More

Women’s Backpacking

Designed for women of all ages. If you have always dreamed of backpacking but don’t have the gear or knowledge than this trip is for you. Yes, you will work hard but, you will have the experience of a lifetime. Backpacking will challenge you physically, mentally and spiritually. The mountains are a special place to get in touch with your authentic self and challenge those voices that keep you from reaching your potential. We create a safe environment where you … Read More

Maine Hiking & Backpacking Adventures

Explore the Mountains, Coastline, and Hills of Maine with North Star Adventures!   Contact us to Book Your Adventure!   Full Day Hiking Expeditions Are you pressed for time or just want an introduction to hiking? Our full day excursions may be just what you are looking for. We will meet you at the trailhead with maps, snacks, and an itinerary that will meet your needs. We typically hike in the following locations but will meet you anywhere in the … Read More

Outdoor Baking

Saturday, April 29th 9am – 4pm Good food can be the difference between an amazing experience and a complete disaster. Cooking brings people together in celebration and joy. Spend the day learning how to bake delicious treats in the backcountry. We will use Dutch ovens, fry bakes, and reflector ovens. Cinnamon rolls, bread, pizza, upside down cake,  cornbread, and cookies are all potential menu items. This class includes: Instruction, all meal ingredients, and cooking equipment:  

Maine Lakes: Women’s Wilderness Paddling Adventure

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. At night we may camp on our own private island or on a remote mainland site. With no light pollution the night sky is amazing. An evening stargazing paddle will allow us to be surrounded by the intensity and brightness of the stars. If the wind is in our favor perhaps an … Read More

Women’s Sea Kayaking: Casco Bay

Our 2022 Women’s Sea Kayak Adventure will take us to south to Casco Bay. We will be launching from Dolphin Marina at the end of Harpswell Neck. This will allow us many opportunity’s for camping and exploration. The Goslings with their beautiful sand beaches for swimming and relaxing, Little Birch (a one acre rocky island) ,Crow (accessible only at low tide), Little French with its cobbled shoreline and Little Whaleboat Island (a cluster of islands linked by mud, sand and … Read More

Muscongus Bay: Fall Foliage Camping Adventure

Muscongus Bay is one of my favorite paddling destinations in Maine. Known for lobster buoys and public islands Muscongus Bay (Abenaki for fishing place) is a sea kayakers dream.There are many public islands for exploring and camping. They are diverse, some are wooded, some nothing more than rock outcroppings and some have beautiful sand beaches. The bay supports large seal colonies and bird populations.  Included in the tour: Tents (you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pad) … Read More

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