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Paddle to Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour w/ Portland Paddle

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fort Gorges, a Civil-War-era fort in the middle of Casco Bay, is one of the most fascinating places to explore in the area and it’s only accessible by small boat! This tour lands at the Fort and allows plenty of time for exploration. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the Fort’s storied history. Catch the same tour on Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm!

Explore Casco Bay by Kayak, Freeport

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fri, Sat and Sun - times vary slightly by day due to tides.
Come on out to Wolfe’s Neck Farm and take an exploratory hour-long jaunt on one of our kayaks or canoes for just $10 – our special offer for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! The calm waters of Casco Bay are perfect for beginners and experts alike. Circle around Googins Island, a protected osprey habitat, and you may be lucky enough to see the resident osprey couple catch fish for their young. Paddle out along the peninsula, or “neck”, and take…

Free Bike Rentals at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until September 28, 2014
Enjoy the peaceful country roads and scenic vistas by bicycle! We have a fleet of L.L. Bean bicycles ready for your next adventure. **Free hour-long bicycle rentals for children and adults are available during the September Great Maine Outdoor Weekend – September 26-28 from 10am-2pm! Take advantage of this special GMOW offer! Wolfe’s Neck Farm has a limited number of bicycles, so reservations are required. Available Bicycles: Adults: L.L. Bean Sport Cruiser 7 Kids: Ridge Runner 20” or Ridge Runner…

Stand-Up Paddleboard on Casco Bay with Portland Paddle, Portland

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dusk is the most beautiful time to be on Casco Bay. Bring your own stand-up paddleboard or use one of ours for a casual sunset paddle from our location at East End Beach! We’ll leave at 4:30 pm, choosing a route based on the day’s conditions and the comfort levels of our paddlers. Free if you bring your own board, rentals available. If you need to rent a board from us, we’ll give you a 10% discount! Visit portlandpaddle.net for…

Sunset Sea Kayak Tour on Casco Bay, Portland

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - September 28 @ 6:30 pm
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Every day until September 28, 2014
Dusk is the most beautiful time to be on the waters of Casco Bay. We’ll take a leisurely paddle just far enough into the islands to have a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as we paddle back to the beach. The Sunset Tour is happening throughout the entire weekend – catch it on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening from 4:30 – 6:30.

Friday Freeport Bike Ride with MOAC

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Meet at 4:15 pm – Ride 2 hours moderate pace – approx 20 miles – rolling hills – route maps will be provided Bring bike, helmet water and $$ for Custard after the ride http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/529514952 Meet at Mainely (Classic) Custard on Rt One ~ See link mapmyride link above for more information Contact Nancy Dorrans njdorran@yahoo.com 207-712-5699 -cell

Exploring the Grandeur of Eastern Quebec Presentation, Freeport

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dreams Unlimited’s, Michael Perry, takes you on an exciting slide show adventure to Quebec’s beautiful Gaspe Peninsula, where the historic St. Lawrence River enters into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We’ll travel out to the gannet rookery on Bonaventure Island, kayak through the great arch of Perce Rock, explore the exposed seaside trails and limestone cliffs of Forillon National Park, and venture inland to the high peaks region of Parc de la Gaspesie. The French tradition is still strong in…

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.

Suckfish Brook Nature Walk, Falmouth

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Falmouth is fortunate to have over 3,000 acres of open space, and the 130-acre Suckfish Brook Conservation Area is a true gem. We’ll walk out to a platform overlooking Falmouth’s only northern peat bog, home to pitcher plants, cotton grass, mountain holly, and other unusual bog plants.  The platform offers a place to see diverse insects, amphibians, and a wide variety of bird life. Next we’ll go to the northern end of the property, site of an expansive beaver pond, in…

Harpswell Cliff Hike with MOAC, Harpswell

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
As part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, we will hike the Harpswell Cliff Trail followed by the Long Reach Preserve Trail. Harpswell Cliff is a 2.3 mile moderate hike and Long Reach is 2.5 miles. You may do both or only Harpswell. It will be a leisurely pace with plenty of time to take in the views. For more information, please contact MOAC Leader: Stephen Dorey. 207-725-2572. swdorey@yahoo.com. The hike will be cancelled in the event of a rain…

Casco Bay Half Day Sea Kayak Tour w/Portland Paddle

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
After a quick lesson on the basics of sea kayaking, we’ll venture out into the islands of Casco Bay, looking out for wildlife like seals and seabirds and getting a close look at some of the bay’s most interesting landmarks. We’ll stop at an island for a break and a snack provided by Portland Paddle. Registration is required, please contact Portland Paddle.

Crooked River Walk at the Intervale Forest, Harrison

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Join Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) Stewardship Manager Jon Evans for a stroll through a carefully managed forest along the bank of the historic Crooked River in Harrison, known as the Intervale Forest. Learn about this tremendous resource for sustainable forestry and fresh water that flows to Sebago Lake, the drinking water supply for the city of Portland. Guests will walk along a logging road amongst towering White and Red pines, to the waters edge. Topics will range from forestry…

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.

Kayak the Southern End of Sebago Lake, Standish

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Join PWD educators on a mid-morning 2-hour kayaking outing to explore the southern end of Sebago Lake in Standish on Saturday, September 27th. The group will launch the fleet of kayaks off of Smith Mill Road at 9:30 AM and begin exploring the open water marsh between the Sticky River and Sebago Lake. We’ll hopefully be treated to some intriguing and rare wildlife sightings as well as the opportunity to observe water-lilies and other aquatic vegetation. Before returning, we’ll paddle…

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…

Orienteering Outing at Bradbury, Pownal

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us at Bradbury Mountain to try your hand at orienteering. We have a course suitable for beginners to veterans that will help improve your skills at this awesome sport and provide a great deal of fun for all. An expert will be there to teach skills and take new comers through the course.

Explore Casco Bay by Kayak, Freeport

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fri, Sat and Sun - times vary slightly by day due to tides.
Come on out to Wolfe’s Neck Farm and take an exploratory hour-long jaunt on one of our kayaks or canoes for just $10 – our special offer for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! The calm waters of Casco Bay are perfect for beginners and experts alike. Circle around Googins Island, a protected osprey habitat, and you may be lucky enough to see the resident osprey couple catch fish for their young. Paddle out along the peninsula, or “neck”, and take…

Free Bike Rentals at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 28, 2014
Enjoy the peaceful country roads and scenic vistas by bicycle! We have a fleet of L.L. Bean bicycles ready for your next adventure. **Free hour-long bicycle rentals for children and adults are available during the September Great Maine Outdoor Weekend – September 26-28 from 10am-2pm! Take advantage of this special GMOW offer! Wolfe’s Neck Farm has a limited number of bicycles, so reservations are required. Available Bicycles: Adults: L.L. Bean Sport Cruiser 7 Kids: Ridge Runner 20” or Ridge Runner…

Bog Walk at Sebago Lake, Naples

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Saturday & Sunday
This one and a quarter mile hike follows the edge of Horseshoe Bog, a natural glacial kettle hole. An active beaver lodge and many species of birds can be viewed during the hike as we discuss the varying ecosystems that exist in and around the bog. Please bring sturdy footwear. Snacks will be provided.

Bunker Tour at Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friends and family alike will enjoy the opportunity to explore this intriguing WWII underground facility with Historian Herb Adams. Bring a flash light and a picnic lunch when you come to enjoy this scenic ocean front park. Guided tours will be at noon and two pm.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Harvest Dance Camping Package, Freeport

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - September 28 @ 11:00 am
18th Annual Harvest Dance Featuring the Ghost of Paul Revere Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM Ages: Must be 21+ Our historic Mallet Barn (built in 1891) provides a unique venue for an evening of local food, local music, local brews and lots of fun! Doors will open at 6:00 PM a cash bar from Gritty’s and an assortment of local food trucks and vendors. From 6:30 to 7:30 experience Contra Dance fun, then at 7:30…

Fall Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt, Scarborough

September 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Scarborough Land Trust for a fun, fall nature walk and scavenger hunt at their Libby River Farm property next to Camp Ketcha off Black Point Road. Free and great for all ages, esp. families with children. Led by USFWS biologist Kelly Boland, the walk will highlight changes of the season, and end at the observation deck overlooking the marsh. Post-walk refreshments and scavenger hunt prizes. Parking at Camp Ketcha’s WoHeLo lot. FMI Contact the Scarborough Land Trust: (207) 289-1199,…

Ready, Set, Sleep! Guided Nature Walk, Freeport

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discover how nature prepares for winter in this program for children and fun-loving adults. 2:00 PM, meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, 1 hour program, weather permitting. Free with park admission Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465.

Interworkings of Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for a rare peek into the workings of Crystal Spring Farm’s CSA and sheep operation. This Land Trust owned farm is leased by farmer Seth Kroek and his family. He manages a large Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as well as a sheep and lambing operation. Seth will lead you through his barns, pick-your-own fields, and pastures describing his organic mixed vegetable and pasturing operation. He’ll answer your questions and give insight into how this…

Sunset Sea Kayak Tour on Casco Bay, Portland

September 27 @ 4:30 pm - September 29 @ 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 28, 2014
Dusk is the most beautiful time to be on the waters of Casco Bay. We’ll take a leisurely paddle just far enough into the islands to have a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as we paddle back to the beach. The Sunset Tour is happening throughout the entire weekend – catch it on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening from 4:30 – 6:30.

MOFF Selects Tour & Teens to Trails 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! You’ll also have a chance to learn about Teens to Trails - an organization dedicated to supporting high school outing clubs and the 2014 beneficiary of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival! Teens to Trails will also be taking MOFF On Tour to reach more teens and raise awareness in their communities that outdoor experiences are…

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…

Explore Casco Bay by Kayak, Freeport

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Fri, Sat and Sun - times vary slightly by day due to tides.
Come on out to Wolfe’s Neck Farm and take an exploratory hour-long jaunt on one of our kayaks or canoes for just $10 – our special offer for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! The calm waters of Casco Bay are perfect for beginners and experts alike. Circle around Googins Island, a protected osprey habitat, and you may be lucky enough to see the resident osprey couple catch fish for their young. Paddle out along the peninsula, or “neck”, and take…

Free Bike Rentals at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 28, 2014
Enjoy the peaceful country roads and scenic vistas by bicycle! We have a fleet of L.L. Bean bicycles ready for your next adventure. **Free hour-long bicycle rentals for children and adults are available during the September Great Maine Outdoor Weekend – September 26-28 from 10am-2pm! Take advantage of this special GMOW offer! Wolfe’s Neck Farm has a limited number of bicycles, so reservations are required. Available Bicycles: Adults: L.L. Bean Sport Cruiser 7 Kids: Ridge Runner 20” or Ridge Runner…

Bog Walk at Sebago Lake, Naples

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Saturday & Sunday
This one and a quarter mile hike follows the edge of Horseshoe Bog, a natural glacial kettle hole. An active beaver lodge and many species of birds can be viewed during the hike as we discuss the varying ecosystems that exist in and around the bog. Please bring sturdy footwear. Snacks will be provided.

Paddle to Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour w/ Portland Paddle

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Gorges, a Civil-War-era fort in the middle of Casco Bay, is one of the most fascinating places to explore in the area and it’s only accessible by small boat! This tour lands at the Fort and allows plenty of time for exploration. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the Fort’s storied history. Catch the same tour on Friday morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm!

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park Welcome Tour, Freeport

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guided nature walk to get to know the things that live in the park’s forest and on its shores on this eye-opening tour. 2:00 PM – meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, 1 hour program, weather permitting. Free with park admission.

Sunset Sea Kayak Tour on Casco Bay, Portland

September 28 @ 4:30 pm - September 30 @ 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until September 28, 2014
Dusk is the most beautiful time to be on the waters of Casco Bay. We’ll take a leisurely paddle just far enough into the islands to have a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as we paddle back to the beach. The Sunset Tour is happening throughout the entire weekend – catch it on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening from 4:30 – 6:30.
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