Sea Kayaking Skills Series: Session 1

Session 1: Introduction to Equipment, Knots, and Paddle Technique This class is designed for those who are new to kayaking and for those who want to improve their paddling technique. You will have the opportunity to learn about and try a variety of boats and paddles.  We will also have, safety gear, repair kits and kayaking specific clothing for you to check out. On Land Topics Include: Introduction to kayak equipment Paddles Kayaks PFD’s  Safety gear Clothing Repair kits Knots … Read More

Sea Kayaking & Forest Bathing

Join Maine Guides Nancy Zane of North Star Adventures and Jeanne Christie of Connect to Wilderness as they partner to offer you a unique adventure that combines Sea Kayaking and Forest Bathing.  Forest therapy, also called forest bathing, is a research-based activity that supports healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially for cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Think of … Read More

Fall Foliage Sea Kayak Tours

Join North Star Adventures for a three hour Fall Foliage Tour of Belfast Harbor. Launching from the public boat landing we will explore the coast and soak in the fall colors from our sea kayaks. Multiple dates are available. Tours begin October 5th and finish on October 9th. We have several options depending on tides and weather. Crossing the channel we have the option of paddling down the  Passagassawakeag and exploring the tidal river.  The river name is of Native … 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

Late September Paddling Adventure

Late September is one of my most favorite times of the year. The leaves are changing, the sun sits low in the sky changing the quality and tone of the light. Animals are in full migration mode, humans are hunkering down for the long winter ahead.  It is a time of introspection and soaking in the warmth. Spend the day on the bay with North Star Adventures. Launching from Belfast Harbor we will paddle to Moose Point State Park where … Read More

Sea Kayaking: Belfast Maine

Explore Belfast Harbor with North Star Adventures. We have several options for exploration depending on tide, and weather. Crossing the channel we have the option of paddling down the  Passagassawakeag and exploring the tidal river.  The river name is of Native American origin and is believed to mean “a sturgeon’s place” or “a place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight. We also have the option to paddle into Penobscot Bay and explore the coast toward Moose Point or Little River. Mornings … Read More

Sea Kayaking: Belfast Maine

Explore Belfast Harbor with North Star Adventures. We have several options for exploration depending on tide, and weather. Crossing the channel we have the option of paddling down the  Passagassawakeag and exploring the tidal river.  The river name is of Native American origin and is believed to mean “a sturgeon’s place” or “a place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight. We also have the option to paddle into Penobscot Bay and explore the coast toward Moose Point or Little River. Mornings … Read More

Labor Day Sea Kayaking Adventure

Relax on Labor Day with a Sea Kayaking Adventure.  Explore Casco Bay from the Brunswick region. From this launch we have many options.  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 ledge) are all possibilities for our island exploration. Your day will begin at 9:00 … 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

Sea Kayaking: Belfast Maine

Explore Belfast Harbor with North Star Adventures. We have several options for exploration depending on tide, and weather. Crossing the channel we have the option of paddling down the  Passagassawakeag and exploring the tidal river.  The river name is of Native American origin and is believed to mean “a sturgeon’s place” or “a place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight. We also have the option to paddle into Penobscot Bay and explore the coast toward Moose Point or Little River. Mornings … Read More

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