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O2X Summit Challenge at Sunday River, Newry

September 26 - 27
The O2X Sunday River Challenge tackles the mountain terrain of Sunday River following a simple philosophy: Nothing compares to the authentic challenges provided by Mother Nature. Two courses of varying physical challenge and elevation gain will take athletes up some of Sunday River’s most rugged and rewarding terrain, and are designed to push both strength and spirit. Along the way, runners will navigate natural obstacles before finishing their respective courses at a mountain summit, complete with great views. The Single…

Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryeburg

September 26
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Free parking and discounted camping on Friday & Saturday
The Saco River Recreational Council wants to you celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend in the area! They’re offering free parking at all access areas, and discounted camping at their gorgeous Swans Falls campground with sites right along the Saco River! To snag the $5/pp discount on camping, make sure you tell them you’re visiting for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

Woodlands Walk on Packard Trail, Buckfield

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Western Foothills Land Trust for a 2 mile woodlands walk on gently meandering 4′ wide machined trail with views of waterfalls and South Pond. The trail starts at the Packard Family Cemetery and provides several pleasant spots to enjoy a picnic lunch after the walk. This event is free, but donations for trail maintenance are welcome!

Zipline Tours, Carrabassett Valley

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Zipline Tours will be offered each day during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, September 26 - 28.
Enjoy a thrilling, high speed cruise through the woods with Sugarloaf’s zipline tours. You’ll start at the top of the Skidway Lift and zip your way over Gondi Brook and across the path of the former Sugarloaf Gondola, all while strapped in securely 20-30 feet above the ground. Each tour lasts 1 hour. $39 pp. Call 207-237-6875 for reservations.

Off-Road Segway Tours, Carrabassett Valley

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Off-road Segway tours will be available during the entire Great Maine Outdoor Weekend from Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28.
Experience Sugarloaf like never before aboard a Segway Personal Transport. This unique adventure will get you off the pavement and onto some of Sugarloaf’s trails for an off-road experience quite unlike any other. $20/person for 20 minutes; $59/person for a 90-minute guided tour. Segway tours will start from The Outpost Adventure Center located in the Sugarloaf village. Registration is required by contacting the Sugarloaf Outpost Adventure Center – (207)237-6875 or sloutpost@sugarloaf.com.  

Explore the Season’s Changes, South Berwick

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Vaughn Woods State Park staff and local experts  for “Explore the Season’s Changes” – a program as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Learn about: Fur Bearers & Adaptations Fish Migration Patters Reasons for Fall Leaf Colors Impacts of Estuary Changes Names of Migrating Birds & MORE! Two chances to catch this great program: Friday, September 26 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, September 27 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM For more info, call: (207) 384 – 5160

Twilight Walk on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This is a twilight nature walk along the Biddeford section of the Eastern Trail heading toward Arundel. Join us for a unique experience becoming increasingly rare in our high tech modern world. We will walk the trail relying on natural light (no artificial light, no flashlights please). Meet the group at the Biddeford trail head located in the rear parking lot at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford.

Saco River Recreational Council Open House, Fryeburg

September 27
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Free parking and discounted camping on Friday & Saturday
The Saco River Recreational Council wants to you celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend in the area! They’re offering free parking at all access areas, and discounted camping at their gorgeous Swans Falls campground with sites right along the Saco River! To snag the $5/pp discount on camping, make sure you tell them you’re visiting for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

Hike Speckled Mtn, Evans Notch

September 27
Join the Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club for a Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike to great views from the top of Speckled Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest via Bickford Brook Trail. 8.6 miles r/t, 2300′ elevation gain at an easy pace. Possibility of returning via Blueberry Ridge Trail. For more info & to register, please visit: http://amcmaine.org/calendar

8th Annual Ride for Autism, Kennebunkport

September 27 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Ride for Autism offers the best scenic route along the coast of Maine. The ride is located at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Building on Gravely Brook Road in Kennebunkport. The riders have a choice from 10 mile ride, 25 mile, or 50 mile.  There will be activities for kids and after enjoy your scenic ride, enjoy a hearty BBQ. The Autism Society of Maine will use the funds raised from this event to support their summer camp for children with autism spectrum…

Fight Back Festival, New Gloucester

September 27 @ 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fight Back Festival, the largest annual fundraiser for the Cancer Community Center, is a family-friendly biking, running and walking event held each year at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. There is something for everyone at this beautiful day of strength, hope and remembrance.

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of Maine, Jefferson

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
How many times have you promised yourself to learn the wild mushrooms of Maine? Here is the perfect chance to get started with a seasoned mushroom expert.

Fryeburg Float! Saco River Canoe Trip, Fryeburg

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bald eagles, herons, turning leaves… perfect. We’ll float through the spectacular Silver Maple Floodplain Forest in Fryeburg, from Walker’s Bridge to Lovewell Pond, and check out the miles of conservation land at the river’s edge along the way. RSVP required. For planning purposes, we’ll need to know how many are in your party and how many boats you need (please bring your own if possible). You can email this information to info@usvlt.org. Shuttles back to parked cars will be available.…

Fall Exploration for Kids, Falmouth

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for a morning of fall crafts, exploration and fun! We will have some time indoors to be creative, learn about why leaves change color and habits of plants and animals in the fall. Then we will head outside to look for signs of fall. Come prepared for the whole family to explore our trails. Please bring a snack. *Siblings under 2 are free Advanced registration encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

Monmouth a la Mode, Winthrop

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
A scenic bicycle tour on quiet back roads from Winthrop to the Annual Monmouth AppleFest. In years past we discovered this great little small town festival devoted to celebrating all things pomological in one of Maine’s classic apple towns. The festival features lots of hot, baked apple pies and other apple treats, yard sales and open houses, fun and games, and self-guided tours of the Monmouth Historical Society’s many unique museum buildings and shops. It’s a great ride, too –…

PWA Paddle of Biscay and Pemaquid Ponds, Bremen

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m. – Paddle Biscay Pond to Pemaquid Pond and back with the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) Paddlers. We will put in on beautiful Biscay Pond at a private home and return to have lunch there at the end of the paddle; bring your own lunch. The duration of this easy paddle will be about two hours on two serene ponds in the Pemaquid Watershed. Directions: From Damariscotta proceed on Business Route 1B to Biscay Road…

Apple Pumpkin Festival, Livermore Falls

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrating Fall in the Androscoggin River Valley. This fun family event includes food, music, games, vendors, and artisans. Returning this year again are the Tiger Slide, Bounce House and Rock Climbing Wall. We will once again have Scarecrow Alley. Kids decorate a scarecrow for the festival and set them up for a walk-thru and best in show will receive a prize! New this year, a pie eating contest! Several categories of age groups, adults and children will compete for prizes.…

Scenic Lift Rides, Carrabassett Valley

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Scenic Lift Rides open Saturday & Sunday
Think Sugarloaf is awesome in the winter? Then you MUST see it in the fall - sign up for a scenic lift ride during the Sept Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

Zipline Tours, Carrabassett Valley

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Zipline Tours will be offered each day during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, September 26 - 28.
Enjoy a thrilling, high speed cruise through the woods with Sugarloaf’s zipline tours. You’ll start at the top of the Skidway Lift and zip your way over Gondi Brook and across the path of the former Sugarloaf Gondola, all while strapped in securely 20-30 feet above the ground. Each tour lasts 1 hour. $39 pp. Call 207-237-6875 for reservations.

Off-Road Segway Tours, Carrabassett Valley

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Off-road Segway tours will be available during the entire Great Maine Outdoor Weekend from Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28.
Experience Sugarloaf like never before aboard a Segway Personal Transport. This unique adventure will get you off the pavement and onto some of Sugarloaf’s trails for an off-road experience quite unlike any other. $20/person for 20 minutes; $59/person for a 90-minute guided tour. Segway tours will start from The Outpost Adventure Center located in the Sugarloaf village. Registration is required by contacting the Sugarloaf Outpost Adventure Center – (207)237-6875 or sloutpost@sugarloaf.com.  

A Walk in a “Way Downeast” State Park, Roque Bluffs

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Roque Bluffs park managed for a little bit of history of this beautiful state park, followed by a hike on the parks trail system. There are lots of trails so plan on about an hour and a half adventure!

Ferry Beach Nature Quest, Saco

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferry Beach Nature Quest: A Fun, Family Adventure! Join Ferry Beach State Park and The Ecology School naturalists for an amazing ecosystem scavenger hunt. Starting at the Ferry Beach State Park Nature Center, families will head out in teams to visit 9 different ecosystems– a secondary dune, primary dune, Saco Bay beach, The Ecology School Organic Garden & Green Building, the Grove Forest, Short Pond vernal pool, Long Pond and the Tupelo Swamp– solving clues along the way to navigate…

Eagle Rock Trail Grand Opening Hike, Greenville

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join a guided hike celebrating and unveiling a new 3.7 mile (one-way) hike to stunning vistas along the western flank of Big Moose Mt. Throughout 2014, Maine Conservation Corps trail crews have been constructing this new route across Plum Creek land to dramatic Eagle Rock -starting from the boundary of ME Parks and Lands’ Little Moose Public Lands. The trail passes through working forest and a forest reserve. Great foliage and tremendous views of the Moosehead Lake Region await as…

Fabulous Fall Canoe Tour, Scarborough

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This 1.5 hour program will take participants through the winding curves of the Dunstan River and provide a special opportunity to see the changes to the salt marsh as the season turns. We will see migrating birds (including shorebirds and raptors) and the beautiful autumn colors of the many plants of the marsh. This unique experience will give you a chance to enjoy the wonders of the salt marsh in a new setting as fall brings its changes to this…

Cycle for Sweetser, Saco

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cycle for Sweetser is an annual community bike ride which will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and will take place entirely on the Eastern Trail in Saco. Registration will begin at 50 Moody Street, Saco, and open at 8:30 with the rides starting at 10:00am. The Eastern Trail runs alongside our Saco campus and makes for a perfect bike ride for families, community members, as well as biking enthusiasts. Post-race activities will include refreshments, apple cider pressing and…

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Celebration

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the impending arrival of fall with free activities for all ages! We’ll be offering ongoing hikes, scavenger hunts and children’s activities. Feel free to bring your canoe or kayak and enjoy Fields Pond Audubon Center. Free for the whole family, no registration necessary!   http://maineaudubon.org/events/great-maine-outdoor-weekend-celebration-4/

The Great Hike, Boothbay

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ENERTAINMENT! FOOD! HIKING! Celebrate the start of fall with a stunning hike and cookout featuring seasonal foods and beverages. See the first peaks of color along the salt marsh and tidal waters of Boothbay Region Land Trust Ovens Mouth Preserve while searching for clues for fabulous prizes. The casual hike, fun games, excellent food and live music by The Spaceheaters will suit people of all ages and fitness levels. Tickets available in advance for $15/individual, $25/couple, and $30/family or the…

Digital Photography Day, Greenville

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Explore the beautiful fall foliage around the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Gorman Chairback Lodge just outside of Greenville. AMC staff will be on hand to show you around while you snap some pictures and explore! Carpool available from the Greenville AMC Office at 11:00am. Please bring a camera, hiking or sturdy shoes/boots so you can venture around the woods, and a drink and lunch. This event is free to participants.

Explore the Season’s Changes, South Berwick

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Vaughn Woods State Park staff and local experts  for “Explore the Season’s Changes” – a program as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Learn about: Fur Bearers & Adaptations Fish Migration Patters Reasons for Fall Leaf Colors Impacts of Estuary Changes Names of Migrating Birds & MORE! Two chances to catch this great program: Friday, September 26 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, September 27 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM For more info, call: (207) 384 – 5160

Harvest at the Hut, Kingfield

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fall is a fantastic time for good food and good fun! We will be featuring Chef Jordan Rolleston and staff for a delicious five-course meal. This second annual event will be taking place at our newest hut, Stratton Brook Hut. Event guests will be treated to the beautiful views and comfort of the Stratton Brook Hut while savoring locally-sourced and in-season fall foods to celebrate the beginning of fall in Maine’s western mountains. Join us on Saturday, September 27th as…

MOFF Selects Tour at Discovery Park at L.L.Bean, Freeport

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join us for couple hours of Maine Outdoor Film Festival films at Discovery Park at L.L.Bean in Freeport!

Mountainfilm in Telluride, Portland

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
See some of the best of the films from the internationally acclaimed four-day MOUNTAINFILM IN TELLURIDE  and Mountain Symposium held each May in Telluride, Colorado,when the World Tour returns to Portland for its 10th year as it visits 174 cities around the world. 7 PM, Saturday, Sept 25, 2014 University of Southern Maine Hannaford Theater at the Abromson Center 88 Bradford St, Portland 04101   FESTIVAL TICKETS, $15 in advance (students $12 with school ID) or $18 at the door…

4th Annual Race Through the Woods, Jefferson

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
HVNC is hosting the 4th annual Race Through the Woods trail race. If you enjoy the challenge and pace of running trails, cruising through 1,000 acres of unbroken forest, plotting each step between wet holes and rocks, and taking in diverse scenery then this is the race for you! Racers of all speeds are invited to join this great, friendly race. Runners will choose either a 5.5 mile race, or a 13.1 mile half marathon. Both races present a challenging…

Sneak Peek of the Hobbs Farm Trail, Acton

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come see what a group of dedicated volunteers can do! We have been hard at work this spring and summer to create a loop trail on the Hobbs Farm property in Acton, Maine. The trail takes you through field and forest and alongside a beautiful wetland. While not completely finished, please join us to celebrate what has been completed and envision what is still to come. Pack a picnic lunch to eat in the field and enjoy cookies and iced tea…

Scenic Lift Rides, Carrabassett Valley

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Scenic Lift Rides open Saturday & Sunday
Think Sugarloaf is awesome in the winter? Then you MUST see it in the fall - sign up for a scenic lift ride during the Sept Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

Zipline Tours, Carrabassett Valley

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Zipline Tours will be offered each day during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, September 26 - 28.
Enjoy a thrilling, high speed cruise through the woods with Sugarloaf’s zipline tours. You’ll start at the top of the Skidway Lift and zip your way over Gondi Brook and across the path of the former Sugarloaf Gondola, all while strapped in securely 20-30 feet above the ground. Each tour lasts 1 hour. $39 pp. Call 207-237-6875 for reservations.

Off-Road Segway Tours, Carrabassett Valley

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Off-road Segway tours will be available during the entire Great Maine Outdoor Weekend from Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28.
Experience Sugarloaf like never before aboard a Segway Personal Transport. This unique adventure will get you off the pavement and onto some of Sugarloaf’s trails for an off-road experience quite unlike any other. $20/person for 20 minutes; $59/person for a 90-minute guided tour. Segway tours will start from The Outpost Adventure Center located in the Sugarloaf village. Registration is required by contacting the Sugarloaf Outpost Adventure Center – (207)237-6875 or sloutpost@sugarloaf.com.  

Skowhegan Fall Fest 2014, Skowhegan

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends while experiencing what our great state and community have to offer. This free event for all ages will be held at Lake George Regional Park on the west side. There will be trail tours, scavenger hunt, rock climbing wall, arts n crafts, kayaking and canoeing. Lake George Regional park is located on Route #2 between Skowhegan and Canaan.

Guided Tour of Natural Communities, Bangor

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hike the beautiful Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve trails in Bangor with leader Shirley Ellis. You’ll find four different natural communities on this preserve. You’ll find a hidden treasure that is located very near the highly-developed Bangor Mall area. It’s a perfect spot to get away for a brief period from a hectic day of shopping. Full trail hike is 1.7 miles. Directions: From Stillwater Avenue near the Bangor Mall, drive north about a mile on the Kittredge Road to the end…
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