Little Bigelow

Date: Saturday, June 1

Little Bigelow is the most eastern peak of the Bigelow Range.. Excellent views along the open ledges. Fine views of Flagstaff Lake. At the summit are views of Sugarloak ski slopes and views down the Bigelow range. This is a moderate hike . Round trip 6.5 Summit is 3070 ft. Elevation gain 1900

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Little Bigelow, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian 207-474-6100 (anytime before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Little Deer Hill(1090 ft.) and Deer Hill(1367 ft.)

Date: Saturday, June 1

5.4 mile hike to open summit with great views.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans Notch, Stow, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Ragged Mountain Hike

Date: Saturday, June 1

Ragged Mt. viewThis outing will be a joint venture with the Georges River Land Trust. Come learn about the Georges Highland Path and the great work this land trust is doing. Join us for a spring hike in the Camden Hills area at Ragged Mountain. The trees are budding and the views to the ocean and over the lakes are great. 1000' elevation gain. Some rugged sections. We may spot cars and go from Mirror Lake to Hope Street. Lunch with a view on the trail. Footwear with good traction a must as a good portion of the trail is on rock. Plan on 4-6 hours out based on final trails taken. Rain date - Sunday TO REGISTER: Please email Michelle and include info on your current level of hiking activity including elevation gain done and a phone contact.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ragged Mountain, Rockport, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.

Trail Work Kennebec Highlands Rome, Maine

Date: Saturday, June 1, 8:00 am - Saturday, June, 1, 3:00 pm

Trail workNational Trails Day work trip in Kennebec Highlands. We will work on one or more trails in preparation for prime hiking season.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Rome, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Caribou Mountain (2840')

Date: Sunday, June 2

Caribou Mountain (2840') is the second highest peak in the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness, in the portion of the White Mountain National Forest in the state of Maine. It has a bare summit with open ledges and excellent views. We'll hike at a moderate pace and soak in the views from the summit. This loop hike is around 7 miles round-trip and includes 1890' elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans Notch, ME.
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Tom Pettingill 207-781-2219
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Description of the hike

BBQ Potluck & Outdoor Fun @ Sebago Lake State Park

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2:00 pm - Sunday, June, 2, 6:00 pm

Beach at Sebago Lake State Park in the fallJoin us for an afternoon of fun at Sebago Lake State Park! We will be at Site D in the Pine Grove Picnic Area directly facing the sandbar. Explore the 4 miles of hiking/walking trails, bring your bike for a ride, or paddle on the lake or up the Crooked River. You can even take a refreshing swim or relax at the sandy beach or join in some lawn games. After the afternoon choose-your-own-adventure activities, we'll start the grill about 4pm for the potluck BBQ. Please bring an app, side, or dessert to share, and help us reduce waste by bringing your own reusable plate/utensil/cup. We will provide grilled food. RSVP not required but appreciated so we know how much food to get. **This activity is for outdoor enthusiasts of ALL ages including new members, those looking for ways to get more involved, and families!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $6
Adult Non-Member Fee: $6
Child Member Fee: $1
Child Non-Member Fee: $1
Location: Sebago Lake State Park, 11 Park Access Rd, Casco, ME 04015
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Natalie Skovran
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Pine Grove Group Picnic Area Map
FMI: Park Info & Trail Maps

Ethan Pond & Waterfalls - Intro Backpack

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

Zealand Falls by the HutVisits 3 waterfalls and camp at Ethan Pond on this 2 day, 1 night backpack in the White Mountains. Day 1: 3.8 miles and most of the elevation gain. Visit Ripley Falls and camp at Ethan Pond shelter. Day 2: 7.9 mostly easier miles. Visit Thoreau and Zealand Falls and have lunch at Zealand hut. 11.7 mi and 1,500' elevation gain. We will need to spot cars for this traverse. Group Dinner Option. This is a follow-up trip to the Maine Chapter backpacking workshop held in May and is for hikers new to backpacking or those looking for a backpacking refresher.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Frank Brooks
Registration is required for this activity.

Alewife Hike at Mill Brook Preserve

Date: Saturday, June 8

Mill Brook PreserveWould you like to stick close to Portland on a Saturday AND witness a comeback fish spawning event? On this hike, we will watch for alewives in the clear waters of Mill Brook and stop at several waterfalls to view the fish congregate (and hopefully make it over the falls!). We will hike 6-7 miles, almost all of it alongside Mill Brook. Participants should be in good physical condition and accustomed to regular physical activity. Participants will be expected to maintain a brisk 1.5mph pace, even on steep and unstable sections of the trail. Registration is required. Please contact the trip leader to sign up! Learn more about Mill Brook Preserve: https://www.prlt.org/mill-brook-preserve

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mill Brook Preserve, Westbrook, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Alpine Garden Hike

Date: Saturday, June 8, 9:00 am - Saturday, June, 8, 4:45 pm

Experience the beauty of the Alpine Garden. We will carpool up the Mt Washington Auto Road to the Cow Pasture parking area. We will then hike down the Huntington Ravine Trail to the Alpine Garden Trail. While taking the Alpine Garden Trail to the Lion Head Trail, we will spend time looking at and identifying the flowers and plants of the Alpine Garden. The moderate round trip hike is a 2.4 mile slow pace hike.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Photography
Location: Alpine Garden, White Mountain National Forest, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peg Nation 207-583-2720 (before 9pm) , Jo Anne Diller
Registration is required for this activity.

Camping Weekend in Acadia

Date: Friday, June 14 - Monday, June 17

View in AcadiaJoin us for a long weekend of camping, a hike on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park and maybe some biking. We will be staying at Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park starting June 13 for 4 nights in our trailer. Please make your own camping reservation at Blackwoods Campground. If you are not interested in camping, let us know where you are planning to stay. We will plan on a hike up Cadillac Mountain on Saturday (rain date Sunday). For those who enjoy biking, there are lots of carriage roads in the park. Paddling is also an option on several lakes in the area. Feel free to arrive a day early and we could plan something for Friday. Potluck get together on Friday evening. Full details will be emailed upon registration. TO REGISTER: Please email leader with info on your normal activity level (current), activities you hope to do during your stay, where you plan to stay and what nights, and a phone contact. For anyone who has not gone camping before and would like to try it for the first time, give us a call.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Social Events
Location: Blackwoods Campground, Acadia National Park
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
FMI: Campground Reservations
FMI: Acadia National Park Info

Cadillac Mt Hike

Date: Saturday, June 15

View in AcadiaWe will be staying at Blackwoods Campground for a long weekend and will do this as a day hike. We will head up the South Ridge Trail to the top of Cadillac Mt. About 3.5 miles one way and elevation gain of about 1500'. Great views from the ledges along the way. A steady uphill climb at a moderate pace. Must be used to elevation gain and longer hikes. Enjoy a cold soda and great views at the top (along with the crowds who drove up). Lunch stop on the ledges with a view. Rain date - Sunday, June 16. Join us for the day or come camp for several days. See June 14-17 post for camping info. TO REGISTER: Please email leader information on your current level of hiking activity, info on gear and a phone contact. Limit 12

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Route 3, Mt. Desert Island
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate plus
FMI: Trail Map - Maine Trail Finder

Kayaking Self and Assisted Self Rescue

Date: Saturday, June 15

Getting readyTime to get ready to be safe on the water while kayaking. Join Maine Chapter leaders in this fun day of learning. We will cover the basics of wet exits, self rescue with a few different methods and assisted rescue with a partner. We'll go over gear, safety issues and maybe throw in a few paddle strokes and techniques. Morning learning session. If we have enough energy left, we may spend the afternoon for more learning and/or a paddle outing on the lake. TO REGISTER: Please email leader with boat info including length, gear normally carried, level of experience and a phone contact. mandell.ah@pg.com Park fee is currently (Maine Residents) $6 for adults , free for senior 65+, (Non-residents) $8, seniors $2

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Range Pond State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Albert Mandell 607-316-5773 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
FMI: Range Pond State Park

Isle au Haut Loop Hike & Ferry Ride

Date: Thursday, June 20

Acadia National Park has some great hikes, but this rugged shore hike along the exposed southern & western portion of Isle au Haut is very special. The 75-minute ferry ride and mid-week departure ensure a quiet, no-crowd hiking experience. Although we will not be climbing any mountains as is often the case in the main section of the park, this is a rugged coast trail with much up and down and some scrambling. This approximately 5-mile loop hike incorporates short portions of the park gravel road but will mostly be on footpath. We will walk at a moderate pace with periodic stops for scenery and points of interest. Bring your lunch to eat along the shore. The ferry ride ($20 each way) on the mailboat from Stonington (Maine's largest lobster fleet) to Duck Harbor adds to the adventure. You can drive to Stonington that morning but allow time for navigating the limited parking options (parking near the ferry is $8 to $11/day). We plan an early morning start, so staying nearby on Wednesday night may be preferable. Registration is required for this activity - please contact the leader directly to register, to obtain boat departure details and for Wednesday night camping options. Space is limited to 14 participants. No fee but you will have to pay for your own parking, ferry & lunch.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Isle au Haut Unit, Acadia National Park
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Tony Barrett 207-833-0939 (Before 9PM)
Co-Leader: Gerry Locke 207-948-2132 (before 9:00 PM)
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking/Camping Marshall Island - Frenchboro-Little Black Island

Date: Friday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 25

Near Halifax IslandMulti-day Island camping trip with stays on Marshall Island and Little Black Island and visit to nature preserve on Frenchboro. Comfort with open ocean paddling including self and group rescue skills and fully equipped sea kayak and intermediate skills.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Marshall Island Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Puzzle Mt.

Date: Saturday, June 22

This is a moderate to strenuous hike of 8.5 miles with includes the Woodspur Trail. The trail crosses over several exposed granite boulders and ledges offering views of the Sunday River ski area, Grafton Notch and the distant Presidentials.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Puzzle Mountain, Western Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian 207-474-6100 (anytime before 9pm)

Sea Kayaking Level I Kayaking Class at Seaspray Kayaking

Date: Sunday, June 23, 9:00 am - Sunday, June, 23, 12:00 am

Heading out of the harborNew to kayaking? You've come to the right place. At Seaspray, our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of paddling and equipment selection, how to get in and out of a kayak safely, proper paddle stroke technique, and both self and assisted rescue techniques. What's more, the class includes a FREE half-day rental so you can practice what you've just learned. We are partnering with Seaspray to offer this great introductory kayaking course at a discounted price. Register with trip leader to get special discounted price.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking, New Meadows River, Brunswick

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 am - Tuesday, June, 25, 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog in Topsham for refreshments. If the conditions are unfavorable, we will go on Wednesday June 26th Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park boat launch, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Map and Compass Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 29

Hiking South Crocker, Carrabassett Valley MaineBasic Map and Compass course. Good for beginners and those wanting a refresher. About 3 hours of classroom in the morning followed by a similar time in the woods at Bradbury SP in the afternoon putting to practice what was learned in the morning. Class size limited.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Freeport Community LIbrary Freeport, Me
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Roger David
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Bill Brooke

Borestone and Barren Mountains: A Weekend of Hiking in June

Date: Saturday, June 29, 12:00 pm - Sunday, June, 30, 5:00 pm

View west from Borestone MountainConsider one or both of these weekend hikes! Each hike will depart from Monson, Maine (2.5 hours from Portland). Borestone Mountain: On Saturday, we will gather at noon, and drive to the trailhead in Elliotsville Plantation. This is a 4 mile round trip hike. The trial is maintained by the Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary. It offers a spectacular array of natural features, including rare older forest, three crystalline ponds, exposed granite crags, and sweeping, panoramic views. It is a moderate level hike. Barren Mountain: On Sunday, we will depart from Monson at 10 a.m. to reach out the trailhead, and hike 7.5 miles round trip. The trail starts with a steady climb to Barren Slide-a cliff with a large scree slope beneath it. From Barren Mountain's mostly open summit, there are views in every direction of the surrounding 100 Mile Wilderness and the mountains around Moosehead Lake. This hike has a well-earned rating of STRENUOUS. Opt for one or both of these hikes. For those who choose to do both, we can access one of the local restaurants for dinner together Saturday night. Advice/resources are available regarding available rooms in Monson.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Monson, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Emily Davis
Registration is required for this activity.

Paddle Strokes and More!

Date: Sunday, July 7

Cathance River paddleWhen is the last time you thought.... "he/she makes it look so easy!" or "why does it feel like I am working so hard when I paddle?" Join us at Thomas Point Beach as Scott Shea, Master Maine Sea Kayak Guide, and Staff from Seaspray Kayaking give tips and techniques to improve our paddle strokes. Learn how to adjust according to conditions and boat size. Try out a variety of NEW Paddles, including Greenland, Whitewater and Racing. Bring your own kayaks or use Seaspray's kayaks at Thomas Point Beach. Dress to be an active participant. Changing rooms, outdoor showers and bathrooms are available. Cost: $25 with own Equipment / $35 without Equipment Limit: 15 This is a wonderful deal and a great opportunity to improve your skills at a fun location with skilled staff. Bring a picnic lunch and join us at for time to socialize before the class. Please call Michelle at 207-406-5221 if interested in joining us. Check out the camping opportunities at Thomas Point Beach. See web link for more info.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Seaspray Kayaking
FMI: Thomas Point Beach

Trail Work -Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins-July 8-11, 2018

Date: Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11

Trail workTrail work trip to the Maine Woods Initiative/100 mile Wilderness area. Lodging at Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins. Under the direction of Walker Ellis, Trails Supervisor and his staff, we will pull a couple of slips out of the AMC job jar and go to work. Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins is located on beautiful Long Pond and near to the Appalachian Trail, The Hermitage and Gulf Hagas. When we are not working we can visit all three and more in this northern Maine woods paradise. Come work, hike, paddle, swim or just relax after a day of trail work in support of the AMC mission. Did I mention the delicious meals and beautiful lodge? Contact leader for further information.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $122
Adult Non-Member Fee: $122
Location: Township 7 Range 9
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: David McCarthy 207-363-2791 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Dave McCarthy 207-363- x2791 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Sea Kayaking/Island Trail Work Deer Isle

Date: Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12

Near Halifax IslandJoin us for a combined paddling and island trail work trip with Maine Island Trail staff. One day will be devoted to doing trail work on a MITA island, Campbell, located just off Deer Isle. The other day will be a play day with paddling on nearby Eggemoggin Reach and nearby waters. Camping available. Call leader for details.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Deer Isle Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Maria Jenness
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Maria Jenness
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

MAINE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Thursday, July 11, 6:00 pm - Thursday, July, 11, 8:00 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, (Fort Andross) Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Cindy Caverly

TRAIL WORK PLEASANT MOUNTAIN BRIDGTON MAINE

Date: Saturday, July 13, 8:30 am - Saturday, July, 13, 3:00 pm

View from Pleasant MountainMaine Chapter trail work trip on this popular hiking mountain near Bridgton. Blowdown removal, clearing drainages,tools and training will be provided. Wear appropriate work clothes, pants and boots required, plenty of water and snacks always encouraged. Contact Phil Coyne for meeting time and place. Leaders: Peter Roderick and Phil Coyne, 207-443-6167, before 9PM, trails@amcmaine.org.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Denmark, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Phil Coyne 207-443-6167 (Before 9)

Trail Work -Mount Kineo State Park Moosehead Lake

Date: Sunday, July 14, 8:45 am - Sunday, July, 14, 3:30 pm

Trail Volunteers looking goodTrail work trip to Mount Kineo State Park to work on the North Trail. Along with members of Moosehead Trails, we will provide some TLC for this trail. Ferry ride (free) from Rockwood required to get to work site.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Mount Kineo State Park Moosehead Lake
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Ethan Pratt
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

TRAIL WORK CUTLER MOUNTAIN HIRAM MAINE

Date: Sunday, July 14, 9:00 am - Sunday, July, 14, 3:30 pm

Trail work in NHMaine Chapter trail work trip on Cutler Mountain off of Hiram Hill Road, Hiram, ME. Trail work will be clearing and smoothing of a new trail; tools and training will be provided. Wear appropriate work clothes, pants and boots required, plenty of water and snacks always encouraged. Contact Phil Coyne for meeting time and place. Leaders: Peter Roderick and Phil Coyne, 207-443-6167, before 9PM, trails@amcmaine.org.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Hiram Hill Road, Hiram, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Phillip Coyne 207-443-6167 (Before 9pm.)

Sea Kayaking Level I Class at Seaspray Kayaking

Date: Sunday, July 14, 9:00 am - Sunday, July, 14, 1:00 pm

Heading out of the harborNew to kayaking? You've come to the right place. At Seaspray, our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of paddling and equipment selection, how to get in and out of a kayak safely, proper paddle stroke technique, and both self and assisted rescue techniques. What's more, the class includes a FREE half-day rental so you can practice what you've just learned. We are partnering with Seaspray to offer this great introductory kayaking course at a discounted price. Register with trip leader to get special discounted price.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.

Megunticook Traverse in Camden Hills

Date: Friday, July 19

View from Mount BattieEnjoy beautiful views from the ridge of Camden Hills. We will traverse 5.8 miles across the ridge, with views from Mount Battie, Ocean Lookout and Mt Megunticook. There are parts of the trail that are steep, exposed, and require scrambling. This trip requires a car spot.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Camden Hills State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders , Jeanne Christie
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: KimberlySanders 207-712-0862 (before 9pm)

Sea Kayaking - Jonesport - Stevens Island - Great Wass Island -Bois Bubert Island

Date: Friday, July 19 - Monday, July 22

Heading out of the harborSea Kayaking/Island Camping Jonesport-Stevens Island-Great Wass Island-Bois Bubert Island Experinced open water paddlers with fully equipped boats and sense of adventure

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Jonesport Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Androscoggin River to Merrymeeting Bay

Date: Saturday, July 20

Heading into Merrymeeting BayA joint venture with the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. Join us for a morning outing as we take advantage of the tides to take us to Merrymeeting Bay and then helping us return to our launch site. Plenty of opportunities to look for eagles and osprey and other wildlife. We'll try to find a good spot to stop for lunch before we return with the incoming tide. We'll talk about the importance of Merrymeeting Bay (the largest estuary north of Chesapeake Bay) and the rivers that flow into it. This will be a longer paddle based on conditions and group ability. Plan on up to 10+ miles and being on the water for about 5 hours. Best for sea kayaks and longer boats due to length of paddle and open areas subject to wind. PFDs must be worn at all times on the water. Knowledge of self or assisted rescue a plus. Must be able to reenter boat from the water. Rentals available from Seaspray Kayaking. TO REGISTER: Please email Michelle with info on boat, gear and level of experience including a phone contact. Correct meeting time and full details will be emailed upon registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Water Street Boat Launch, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate plus
FMI: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
FMI: Water Street Boat Launch

Sea kayak to Woodward Point, New Meadows River

Date: Sunday, July 21

Summer paddleCome join us for an afternoon paddle to check out Woodward Point on the New Meadows River from a water vantage. This will be a leisurely paddle down the river (working a little against the tide) as we watch for ospreys and eagles and their nests along the shore. You'll get to learn a bit about how the project to protect this property by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust came to be and it's current status. This is a joint venture to introduce you to this beautiful part of the coast. After viewing the area around Woodward Point from the water, we will make a group decision on how much further to paddle. There is a small Bureau of Parks and Land island we could visit. We will then paddle back to the launch with the incoming tide. The New Meadows River is home to lobster boats and pleasure crafts. Please be mindful of boat traffic. Sea kayaks with at least one waterproof compartment required. PFDs must be worn at all times. TO REGISTER: Please email information on your level of paddling experience, type of kayak and length, emergency gear you carry, and a phone contact. If you have any questions, please call Michelle. Correct times and meeting location will be emailed upon registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park, Bath Road, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Maine Coast Heritage Trust
FMI: Brunswick Topsham Land Trust

Sea Kayaking, Mere Point Brunswick

Date: Thursday, July 25, 9:30 am - Thursday, July, 25, 3:00 pm

From the Mere Point boat launch, we will paddle out with the tide to The Goslings islands, have lunch, and return on the incoming tide. Afterwards, we can stop at Judy's Store for ice cream.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mere Point boat launch, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Kayak Island Overnight in Middle Bay

Date: Friday, July 26, 2:30 pm - Saturday, July, 27, 12:00 pm

A lovely gravel beachMeet at the Mere Point Boat Ramp at 2:30 p.m., aiming to be on the water at 3:30 p.m. We will head up into Middle Bay on the rising tide to visit Crow Island Preserve, then make our way to the Norton Preserve on the northeast corner of Birch Island, both are on the Maine Island Trail. We'll have a nice beach and gorgeous views for our overnight. There are hiking trails and a picnic table, but no other amenities. Participants will bring an appetizer to share, their own food and are responsible for transporting all waste (including human) off the island. We will return to the boat ramp by noon on July 27. This is an intermediate level trip of approximately six to eight nautical miles. Kayaking experience is required. Weather conditions can change quickly on a summer afternoon. Participants must have sea kayaks at least 16 feet long (not sit on top) and wear spray skirts and PFDs at all times. This trip is limited to eight participants. Register by emailing Alicia Heyburn at aheyburn@gmail.com to receive a complete gear list for this tent camping trip. Rental equipment and delivery is available through SeaSpray Kayak. This trip is offered jointly with Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mere Point Boat Ramp
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Alicia Heyburn

Hike Rumford Whitecap Mountain

Date: Sunday, July 28

Prime blueberry picking at the top of the mountain!Rumford Whitecap Mountain is a moderate-level hike for beginners and an easy, enjoyable hike for experienced hikers. The climb has moderately steep sections and parts of the trail are on exposed granite rock. The hike's payoffs are excellent views from the top AND plentiful blueberry bushes along the ledges at the summit. Participants should expect a stop at the top for a snack and blueberry picking! Total distance: 4.6 miles Elevation gain: 1610' Due to the exposed environment at the top of the mountain, weather conditions can change rapidly on Rumford Whitecap. Participants will be expected to wear sturdy hiking boots with good grip in case of rain, as the granite ledges are slippery when wet. The land trust that manages Rumford Whitecap's trails requires dogs to be kept on leash. If you plan to bring your pet, please notify the leader when you sign up for the hike. ***Although this trip is listed as 20's & 30's, it is open to all who are young at heart.***

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Andover, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran

Sea Kayaking Sebascodegan (Great) Island

Date: Friday, August 2

Summer paddleWe'll put in at Bethel Point mid morning as the tide is coming in and paddle out to Yarmouth Island. We then have a choice of going east to Malaga Island (Maine Coast Heritage Trust) if conditions are very calm or heading west and north to Little Snow island (Bureau of Parks and Land). Lunch on either island and return as the tide is starting to go out. Plan on at least 4 hours on the water. Parking is just up the road at a commercial lot for a fee. Sea kayaks with 2 waterproof hatches a must, sprayskirt, pfd. Knowledge of self and/or assisted rescue. TO REGISTER: Email Michelle with info on your kayak including length, safety equipment and gear you carry, and a phone contact. Also include of bit of info of current paddling experience. Correct times will be emailed once you have registered with requested info provided.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Bethel Point, Sebascodegan Island, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Bethel Point Launch
FMI: Malaga Island

Sea Kayaking/Camping Warren Island - Butter Island - Ram Island

Date: Friday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 13

Near Halifax IslandMulti-day trip with stays on Warren Island State Park - Butter Island and Ram Island. Fully equipped sea kayak, open water experience, self and group resuce skills and sense of adventure.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Warren Island State Park Islesboro Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Cathance River/Head of Tide Paddle

Date: Saturday, August 10

Head of Tide FallsThis outing is a joint venture with the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay. Join us on a leisurely morning paddle going with the tide up to the Head of Tide. Come learn about the rivers that flow into Merrymeeting Bay and the importance of this area (the largest estuary north of Chesapeake Bay). Great opportunity for seeing ospreys, eagles, and sturgeon jumping out of the water. Enjoy a swim below the waterfall. We also have the opportunity to get out at the picnic area at the Head of Tide Park and go for a short hike or just relax for a bit before heading back out with the tide. About 9 miles of paddling round trip. All boats must have water proof hatch for flotation and at least 12 feet long. PFDs must be worn at all times on the water. Kayak rentals available from Seaspray Kayaking. TO REGISTER: Contact Michelle and include information on boat, gear, level of experience and a phone contact. Correct times and full details will be emailed upon registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Mailly Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Mailly Waterfront Park
FMI: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

Sea Kayaking, Androscoggin River, Brunswick

Date: Saturday, August 17, 9:00 am - Saturday, August, 17, 3:00 pm

From the Water St. boat launch in Brunswick, we will paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog for refreshments. If the downstream river flow is heavy, we will go to another nearby location. If conditions are unfavorable, we'll go Sunday, 8/18. Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Water St. boat launch, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Sea Kayaking - New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, August 24, 9:30 am - Saturday, August, 24, 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog in Topsham for refreshments. If the conditions are unfavorable, we will go on Sunday August 25th Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park , Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

AMC OUTDOOR LEADER TRAINING

Date: Saturday, September 21, 8:00 am - Saturday, September, 21, 4:00 pm

Horns Pond BackpackJoin experienced Maine AMC Leaders and AMCs Leadership Training Manager for a one day workshop to develop and practice leadership skills necessary to plan and lead safe and enjoyable chapter activities. This workshop is for new and prospective leaders with no prior AMC leader experience and for experienced leaders looking to improve their skills. The workshop format will be a combination of presentations, discussion, and interactive sessions on outdoor leadership including; leader decision making , group management strategies, accident scene management, trip planning, and others. Whether you are an experienced leader looking to make your trips run more smoothly, or are interested in becoming a leader, this workshop will give you the skills and confidence you need to lead a chapter activity. Participants successfully completing this workshop will meet AMCs requirement for chapter trip leader training.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Bill Brooke

Bigelow Backpack

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Taking in the View from HighThis trip is for hikers new to backpacking or those who would just like to spend an overnight in the beautiful Bigelow Range. We will hike to Horns Pond from the Stratton Brook Road via the Horns Pond Trail on Saturday (4.8 mi) camp at the Horns Pond Campsite on Saturday night, and hike over The Horns, West Peak and Avery Peak on Sunday via the AT, returning to our cars via the Fire Warden's Trail (8.6 mi). Total elevation gain and loss over 3,000'. Limited to 6 fit, experienced hikers.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Horns Pond
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Sarah Hunter , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Work - Appalachian Trail near Stratton

Date: Saturday, October 5, 8:00 am - Saturday, October, 5, 3:30 pm

Trail Volunteers looking goodTrail maintenance on AT near Stratton. Followup trip to take care of maintenance as required. Bridge replacement and blaze refreshing on the job list among other things. Perfect time of year to be out on the trail with foliage near prime and biting insects only a distant memory. Join us please.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: AT crossing of Route 27
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Jon Doty 207-612-6823 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Trail and Boundary Work - Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

Boundary WorkersWith hundreds of miles of property lines and trails, the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip will be staying in a bunkhouse at the newly rebuilt Medawisla Wilderness Lodge and Cabins.Come experience the new facilities and help get the nearby trails ready for all the guests who will be staying at this newest Maine Woods Initiative lodge.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $122
Adult Non-Member Fee: $122
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Full
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

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