Intermediate & Advanced Snowshoeing Adventures

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures! Have you spent time snowshoeing in the lower elevations? Are you ready to challenge yourself on more mountainous terrain? Our snowshoeing series is designed for those want to venture into more challenging territory with the guidance of a Maine Guide. Week 1 : Saturday January 30, Camden Hills Loop 6 miles,  Intermediate. This six mile moderately strenuous loop takes you through a variety of ecosystems. We will begin at the Maiden Cliff Trail … Read More

Winter Outdoor Skills Workshop

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures. Winter is one of my favorite seasons yet, it can be intimidating for those who are unsure of how to stay warm and dry. The winter landscape can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful, less crowded, and exhilarating. With the right clothing, mindset, and knowledge you can safely enjoy this winter wonderland. In our Winter Skills Workshop you will learn the basics of snowshoeing and cross country skiing. We will be looking at and trying … Read More

Dress for Success: Staying Warm

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Its that time of year again, the snow is flying (or about to fly), the temperatures are dropping and the sun is disappearing beneath the horizon way to early. Are you prepared for cold temperatures?  Keep yourself safe and warm! The winter landscape can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful, less crowded, and exhilarating. With the right clothing and mindset, you can safely enjoy this winter wonderland. Hypothermia and frostbite are the two main concerns in the winter environment. Hypothermia: The lowering … Read More

Tips for Snowshoeing

This week certainly didn’t feel like a typical mid-November day with temperature in the 60’s and 70’s throughout Maine. It may be hard for folks to think about but winter really is right around the corner. Snowshoeing is one of the most accessible and affordable winter activities that you can do to keep fit and healthy throughout the year. Here are a few tips to make your first trip a success: Before you run out and invest in a pair … Read More

Custom Winter Skiing & Snowshoeing Adventures

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures! Let us create a day-long or multi-day snowshoeing or cross-country skiing excursion for you, your family, or friends. Perhaps a day long class in basic winter skills? In these classes you will have the opportunity to check out a variety of skis and snowshoes, learn how to keep safe, warm, dry, and well fed! Winter is the most peaceful of all seasons. The hustle and bustle of summer is gone and we are … Read More

Women’s Winter Skills Workshop

Embrace the winter with North Star Adventures. Winter is one of my favorite seasons yet, it can be intimidating for those who are unsure of how to stay warm and dry. The winter landscape can be stunningly beautiful, peaceful, less crowded, and exhilarating. With the right clothing, mindset, and knowledge you can safely enjoy this winter wonderland. In our Women’s Winter Skills Workshop you will learn the basics of snowshoeing and cross country skiing. We will be looking at and … 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

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

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