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Pocumcus Trail Hike, Grand Lake Stream

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Downeast Lakes Land Trust as we celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a hike along the Farm Cove Community Forest’s Pocumcus Trail.  Enjoy learning the natural history of the area and beautiful autumn views of Pocumcus Lake. Participants should meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 3 p.m. to carpool. The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor-oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active…

Erickson Fields Preserve Trail Grand Opening, Rockport

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a celebration of the grand opening of the Erickson Fields Preserve Trail. The event begins with a garden tour followed by a guided trail walk.
Cancer Community Center Fight Back Fest

Fight Back Festival, Pineland

September 26 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fight Back Festival is an annual family fundraiser supporting the Cancer Community Center, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting adults affected by cancer with free services. Fight Back Festival 2015 will take place Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. You can choose between a 1-mile stroll, 5K trail walk, 5K trail run, 10-mile bike ride, 25-mile bike ride, 60-mile bike ride, and Kids Fun Run. You pay a small registration fee, and then raise money…

CCCP Saturday Morning Ride, Portland

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Saturday Morning Ride is an inclusive, friendly, medium paced (16-18mph), no-drop ride which leaves Back Bay Bicycle every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. (333 Forest Ave, Portland). This ride is a good introduction to group riding, great training for charity rides, and an opportunity for veterans to add a recovery ride while lending experience to newer riders. Routes vary each week, ranging from 25 -50 miles. We also offer a shortened loop whenever possible. The CCCP blog ( is updated weekly…

Paddle on the Saco River, Brownfield

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
September 26–Paddle on the Saco River In Brownfield. Join us for a fun day of paddling on the Saco River as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! The journey will begin at the Woodland Acres Campground in Brownfield. Their crew will shuttle participants, canoes, kayaks and gear to Walkers Bridge in Fryeburg. Once on the water, we will float amongst scarlet swamp maples, sand bars and migratory birds on our way back to the campground. Meet at Woodland Acres…
MH&T Trail Work Day

Fall Foliage Volunteer Trail Work Day, Carrabassett Valley

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us this September 26th for our Fall Foliage Volunteer Trail Work Day! For the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend this September, we invite you to come get your hands dirty and have some fun while helping us clear and maintain parts of our trail. Trail work days are a great way to get outside, get to know our trails and help us keep them in great shape as they are free for all to use 365 days a year! Trail…
Nurture Through Nature

Yoga, Hike & Sauna, Denmark

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1) Join seasoned yoga teacher Jen Deraspe for a holistic Hatha Yoga experience intended to bring balance, mindfulness and fluidity into your life. Open blocks, release stress, heal yourself. All levels welcome. Saturday 10am. 2) Hike on our 33 acres of trails, following along a sweet brook finding your way to the top of Pleasant Mountain offering stunning views. Hike from 11:30am to 1:30pm. 3) Experience our healing temple in the woods; hand~crafted circular, cedar-lined, wood-fired sauna near our spring~fed…
PWA DLWA paddle pemaquid pond

Paddle Biscay Pond to Pemaquid Pond, Bremen

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This paddle, from Biscay Pond to Pemaquid Pond, in collaboration with the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, celebrates Maine Great Outdoor Weekend. This trip will be easy in difficulty and will be cancelled if raining. All paddlers participating are responsible for their own safety and each participant should determine in advance if conditions, and the venue, are suitable for their skill level. Participants must provide their own kayak or canoe, wear a personal flotation device (aka life jacket), and submit a…
Mahoosuc LT

Hike, Paddle, Tour or Visit, Bethel

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Choice of morning activities include a hike up Buck’s Ledge, paddle on Songo Pond, or tour of the Mt. Abram Ski Area solar electric panels. Noon time BBQ at the Mahoosuc Land Trust Office. The Beauty of our Backyard Arts Celebration will open at 11a.m. and traditional arts demonstrations begin at noon and run through the afternoon. Children may choose to build a fairy house in the woods behind the Land Trust.
Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce Annual Apple Pumplin Festival

Apple Pumpkin Festival, Livermore Falls

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Family friendly fun day to celebrate Fall in the Androscoggin River Valley. This FREE event features vendors, food, music, kids' activities, games, & more!

Cycle for Sweetser: A Family Fun Ride, Saco

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cycle for Sweetser is a community bike ride which will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and will take place entirely on the Eastern Trail in Saco. Registration will open at 8:30am at 50 Moody Street in Saco. The rides begin at 10:00am and start/end at 50 Moody Street. The Eastern Trail runs alongside Sweetser’s Saco campus and makes for a perfect bike ride for families, community members, and biking enthusiasts. Post-race activities will include refreshments, apple cider pressing…
BBRLT Ovens Mouth

The Great Hike, Boothbay Harbor

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
In celebration of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) will again host The Great Hike at Ovens Mouth Preserve. Stroll along the salt marsh and tidal waters of Ovens Mouth while searching for clues for fabulous prizes in a fun for all ages scavenger hunt! After the hike, a BBQ on the abutting private farm will take place, which will include live music by The Spaceheaters and more games! The hike, fun games with prizes, and…

Explore Tide Pools, Freeport

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join staff at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park for this informal program on the rocky shore near Googins Island to discover the secrets of a tide pool. Free with park admission. Meet at the shore across from Googins Island. To get there, park in the first parking lot and follow the trail at the far end of the parking lot with a sign saying “To Shore and Casco Bay Trail” straight to the rock steps leading to the shore.
Center for Wildlife Eyes Like a Hawk

Center for Wildlife & Mt. A Present: “Eyes Like a Hawk”, Cape Neddick

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join CFW and Mount A for our popular “Eyes Like A Hawk” program to learn about bird migration with hands-on, live animal ambassadors! Registration required.

Skowhegan Fall Fest 2015

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department will host Skowhegan Fall Fest 2015 at Lake George Regional Park, West Side on Sunday, September 27 starting at 1:00 pm. Events will include trail tours, nature scavenger hunt, rock climbing wall, snacks, kayaks & canoeing. For more information call 474-6901.
Wolfe's Neck Woods SP Steamer Dig

Steamer Dig, Freeport

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn about the soft-shell clam, and then try your hand at digging with an experienced guide. Please bring mud sneakers or high waterproof boots, waterproof gloves, and a bucket. Clam hoes will be available to borrow at no cost. Free with park admission. Meet at the nature walk meeting area benches in the second parking lot.  
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