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

Winter Snowshoeing Series

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures! Our winter snowshoeing series starts in February 2020. While Maine winters can be long, the season provides us with a beautiful landscape! Winter is the most peaceful of all seasons. The hustle and bustle of summer is gone and we are left with the stark beauty of the winter wonderland. Wildlife is hibernating, trails are less crowded…experience the silence of winter. Snowflakes and ice crystals make unique and interesting designs as they paint … Read More

North Star Adventures Trip Log: Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

As a school teacher, one of the many perks of my job certainly includes February break (I teach Emergency Medical Services at Waldo County Technical School). Sometimes I’m not certain who is more excited for the break–teachers or the students.  The vacation week allows me to enjoy the beauty of the Maine winter, and plan extended visits to some of the more scenic spots our state has to offer. For this winter break, our group’s destination was Katahdin Woods and … Read More

Why I Chose North Star Adventures

During the North Star Launch Party in January someone asked me why I chose North Star for the name of my program. “The North Star – Polaris, sits almost directly above the North Pole. It is a reliable gauge of North if you find yourself lost on a clear night without a compass. Sometimes we all need to refocus and right our own ship. North Star Adventures is designed to reinvigorate your life, help you chart a new course or … Read More

Featured Program: Adventures in Art with Ben Potter

Join artist Ben Potter and guide Nancy Zane for a late winter exploration of the iconic North Maine woods. We will use snowshoes and skis to explore the mountains, trails, and frozen lakes of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park. The beauty and stillness of the Maine Woods in winter is simply stunning. The East Branch of the Penobscot River and views of Mount Katahdin will provide a beautiful backdrop for our trek into this wilderness … Read More

Featured Program: Women’s Ski & Snowshoe Weekend

Join North Star Adventures for a winter exploration of our country’s newest National Monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters (KWW), and Maine’s iconic Baxter State Park.  Our weekend begins with a stay in a cozy warm cabin and a community meal. We will use snowshoes and skis to explore the mountains, trails, and frozen lakes of this winter wonderland.The new moon phase should provide an opportunity to gaze upon the awe-inspiring Maine night sky. This trip is designed for both novices … Read More

Launch Party Success

After weeks of planning, preparation, and ,yes, some fretting, North Star Adventures officially set-sail with our Launch Party held on Saturday, January 27.  One of my biggest pre-event worries was, “What if no one shows up?”  Well, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the crowd that packed the cozy confines of the Waterfall Arts Center in Belfast. Unofficial numbers (several people in the audience counted) were around 70!  The standing-room-only crowd certainly exceeded my expectations. After I presented an … Read More

Featured Program: Snowshoeing or Skiing in Acadia National Park

Experience the grandeur of Acadia National Park with North Star Adventures. Acadia is a special place, especially in the winter.  The crowds are gone and you are left with the peaceful stillness of the winter environment. Winter is my favorite season in the park and I am delighted to be able to explore and share Acadia’s majesty. Our day begins at 8:00 AM from the Parkman Mountain trail head.  From that point we have several options.  The Parkman Bald loop … Read More

Winter Wonder in Baxter

  Ever since I moved to Maine, Baxter State Park has been one of my favorite to places to camp and hike.  The sheer beauty and wilderness setting is unparalleled in New England.  Our family and friends typically visit Baxter in late summer.  Always on my “bucket list” of adventures was a winter excursion to Baxter State Park. A few years ago, the Baxter winter trip became a reality.  Our group included my husband, Gary, and two of our more … Read More