Maine has gained a reputation for being the place to visit for world class outdoor adventures of all types. From human-powered recreation to leisure sports to motorized adventures, Maine offers a vast array of outdoor activities that’ll make for a satisfying and memorable vacation and leave you wanting to come back again for more.
Launch your canoe and paddle any of hundreds of scenic lakes and ponds. Kayak the rapids of a rushing river. Navigate your sea kayak among the myriad offshore islands. Lace up your boots to trek many miles of hiking trails that traverse the valleys, hills and mountains. Bicycle the quiet roads and scenic byways away from the rush of traffic. Steel yourself for a wet and wild ride in a raft through a narrow river gorge of roaring whitewater.
Ride your ATV in summer and snowmobile in winter on thousands of miles of interconnected and maintained trails. Step aboard an historic windjammer and sail the seas along the Maine coast. Hunt the big woods for your trophy deer, moose or bear, and pursue an abundance of other wild game animals and birds.
Play a leisurely round of golf on any of more than one hundred fine courses, from challenging championship links to local nine-hole favorites. Pack your fishing rod into a pristine lake or stream and cast for your favorite sport fish, from brook trout to bass. Relax in the warm summer sun and enjoy the invigorating waters at any of dozens of sandy beaches.
Try skydiving from 10,000 feet above the countryside, scuba diving deep in the coastal waters, rock climbing vertical granite cliffs, hot air ballooning over the treetops, surfing the pounding ocean waves, or experience the hide-and-seek of geocaching with a hand-held GPS.
Enjoy the winter fun and fitness of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the groomed trails of Maine’s Nordic ski centers. Or take to the downhill slopes and schuss the wide open green and blue cruising trails and tackle the steeps, bumps and tree-studded glades of our alpine destination ski resorts, mid-size family mountains and community ski areas.
Regardless of the activity, Registered Maine Guides are professionals who can help organize, equip and safely guide your outdoor adventure. They’re a good choice for the inexperienced outdoors person and those new to Maine’s expansive natural environment.
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