Take a Trip to Aroostook: Winter Fun Across the County!

Winter Fun Across the County: Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Itinerary Start your weekend off in Houlton and check out all the fun at the Houlton Moosestompers Weekend! Snowmobile parades and sled-dog rides, a bonfire, snowman making, free sledding and skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, and much, much more! If you’re feeling really ambitious, jump in the… Read More»

Take a Trip to Aroostook: Ski the County!

Ski the County: Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Itinerary Spend a few nights in Aroostook County and check out all incredible skiing adventures Northern Maine has to offer! Start with some XC Ski lessons at Friday FUNdamentals with the Northern Skiers Club at 6:00 on Friday night in Caribou. Then, head up to Fort Kent for… Read More»

And the Results?

Eager to learn more about September’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend? For this Weekend, we had 82 planned events, thanks to 73 host organizations (including 39 new hosts)! We had over 620 participants in our events, and for 57%, they were new to the organization or location, and 62% were new to the type of activity!… Read More»

Downeast Spotlight

While Mother Nature brought quite a bit of rain for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, coordinator Lindsay put on her rain boots and headed Downeast to splash around outside! Enjoy these photos of her adventure.

Press Release: Getting Outdoors on Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Contact:       Lindsay Bourgoine, Appalachian Mountain Club 207-899-0150          lbourgoine@outdoors.org Getting Outdoors on Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Statewide Activities Planned for September 28-30 September 17, 2012; Portland, ME –The second Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, September 28-30, 2012, offers a chance for Mainers to sample new activities and explore places they’ve always wanted to go.… Read More»

What is the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend?

In 2011, a group of hardworking folks from Acadia National Park, Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Center for Disease Control, L.L. Bean, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and the Trust for Public Land sat down to think about how we could better connect organizations and companies that are passionate about getting Mainers in the… Read More»

Positive Results From The First Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

So what happened during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend? The Maine Outdoor Coalition‚Äôs first Weekend celebration happened March 2-4, with a grand total of 96 planned events across the state, from Saco to Caratunk to Fort Kent. There were 70 different organizations engaged in hosting an event! We were greatly impressed with the number of… Read More»