Tips for Hiking Safely

After reading about accidents in the White Mountains and in Baxter State Park it was clear to me that my next blog had to be about hiking safely. Not all these accidents are due to inexperience. Often, folks with years of experience find themselves unprepared for the conditions they are faced with. You never know when conditions will change. Weather can be unpredictable. I have found myself on the Knife Edge in Baxter State Park when the weather, which was … Read More

Fall Foliage Paddle & Hike

Spend the day paddling on beautiful Lake Meguinticook with North Star Adventures. Views of the Camden Hills make this is a spectacular place to paddle and see the fall foliage. Our paddle will take us across the lake to the Fernald’s Neck Preserve where we will enjoy a lunch prepared with local ingredients. We can enjoy an easy 1 1/2 mile walk through the preserve checking out the pines, hemlocks, and hardwoods that dominate the peninsula. Mosses and mushrooms carpet … Read More

Caring For Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor people often invest a lot of money acquiring gear. If you spend a little extra time on the back end of a trip washing, drying, replenishing and repairing you will save time, money, and prolong the life of your gear.  You know the scene, you get home, you’re tired, want a shower, and a cold beverage. In a rush you throw your gear in the garage telling yourself you’ll get to it later. Next thing you know it’s time … Read More

Respecting Natural Places

I have been passionate about the value of spending time in nature since the 1980’s. It has always been a place of peace and grounding. In this time of pandemic and social distancing (and gym’s being closed) more and more people are flocking to our parks, trails, lakes,and rivers for physical fitness and mental health.  Trails are more crowded. If you don’t arrive early, parking lots are full and you are left looking for another place to enjoy nature. This … 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

Women’s Multi-Sport Acadia Adventure

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 … Read More

Maine Adventures in the Time of Pandemic

Do you want to get out and enjoy the Maine Woods without the fear of COVID?  North Star Adventures will happily create an outdoor adventure for you and your family. Months of social isolation can be extremely challenging, especially for those of us who are extroverted nature lovers. During this time we will be offering discount pricing for all our scheduled and custom adventures. As the state slowly opens up for recreation you may to consider a custom adventure for … Read More

Adventure Team Building with North Star Adventures

North Star Adventures is happy to announce our Adventure Team Building Program. Our programs are outcome based and created with your organization’s specific goals in mind. Through proper sequencing and planning we will deliver a curriculum that will enhance your team’s ability to communicate and work together more effectively.  We create a safe space in which team members can build trust both on the physical and emotional level. Common experiences outside the work environment, on their own, foster deeper relationships. … Read More

Featured Program: Summer Solstice Sunrise Hike & Pastel Drawing

Do you want to celebrate the beginning of summer in a unique and memorable fashion? Join North Star Adventures LLC and Sweet Maple Corner Arts for a Sunrise Hike on the Summer Solstice.  Our hiking destination is Bald Rock Mountain located in Lincolnville, ME.  The hike is approximately three miles round-trip. The first mile follows an old carriage road with a gentle incline. The last half mile takes you up the Bald Rock trail. You will be greeted with spectacular views of Penobscot … Read More

Community Collaborations

I am excited to unveil a new page on my website:  Community Connections. One of the most important aspects of my business is collaboration with the community. I have been meeting with people throughout Maine and looking for areas in which we can work together to create unique affordable programming. I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people!  My first collaborative effort has been with Northwood Natural Learning. In February we delivered a Maine Recreational Guide course at … Read More

1 2