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Maine

Maine and the outdoors

Whether cutting through the Atlantic on a historic windjammer, descending a mountain on two wheels, or shooting the rapids on a whitewater adventure, Maine has no equal when it comes to developing Outdoor Adventure story opportunities.

Hiking Walking Snowshoeing
Maine offers breathtaking walking and hiking opportunities in all seasons and for all levels of ability. Whether walking a sandy beach, discovering beautiful garden paths, hiking wooded or mountain trails or putting on snowshoes for a glorious winter walk, Maine presents truly exhilarating ways to experience the great outdoors.

Biking
From extensive carriage trails in Acadia National Park to rugged mountain biking trails throughout the state, Maine offers plenty of two-wheel adventures. Back roads and country pathways lead adventurous bikers to discover parts of Maine missed by most vacationers zooming by in automobiles. Wherever you go and whatever your level, biking is a wondrous way to see Maine. Visit http://www.exploremaine.org/bike.

Boating
Kayaking, Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Sailing, Harbor Cruises, etc. Maine is a true paradise for those who love water adventures. Protected harbors, an open sea, island coves, meandering rivers, pristine lakes – you name it and Maine has it all. Kayaking is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in Maine, and offers an ideal way to explore Maine’s waterways. From Kittery to Eastport, kayaking outfitters offer half-day, full-day and overnight adventures. Bring your own kayak or rent one locally. Guided trips and instruction are always available. Whitewater rafting on the Kennebec, Dead, and Penobscot rivers offers some of the most exciting and scenic raft waters on the east coast. All three rivers are dam-controlled and provide high-water rafting from late April through mid-October. Sailing in Maine is in one word “spectacular.” Unique to Maine is its fleet of full-rigged and historic windjammers that offer passengers an incredible adventure and outdoor experience.

Sporting Camps -Fishing &Hunting
Uniquely Maine, sporting camps have a history dating back more than 100 years. Originally offering only fishing and hunting guide services in a remote cabin/lodge setting, today’s sporting camps now also cater to families and offer a variety of activities including hiking, biking, mountain biking, canoeing, boating, fishing, photography, bird watching, moose watching, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and ice fishing.

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