Outdoors We Go!

Is your family looking for new outdoor experiences to keep you active and safe during this COVID-19 summer season? MRTQ PDN staff have gathered some suggestions for summer fun around the state. Check back regularly for updates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for Outdoor Activities:

Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon has eight wildlife sanctuaries across Maine offering unique experience to explore different ecosystems and habitats and to see a variety of wildlife. Visit this website for Nature Moments videos, trails and pictures of bats to plovers.

https://maineaudubon.org

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

From this Maine.gov website find suggested hikes with children trail suggestions, find Parks and Lands events, geocaching challenge at Maine State Parks, Leave No Trace skills and ethics, how to avoid crowded trails and sign up for a Park Event Newsletter.

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks

* Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Nature Notes

A weekly note about a plant, animal, or current event of the natural world. Written by Jocelyn Hubbell, Interpretive Specialist for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. Subscribe online to receive the Notes by email.

https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/nature_exploration/nature_note.shtmlhttps://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks

Maine Land Trust Network

Maine boasts more than 80 land trusts that have permanently conserved more than 2.5 million acres. Explore this website to find a land trust near you for public lands and connect to your local land trust for news and activities.

https://www.mltn.org

Maine Public

Maine Public offers a Community Calendar for statewide events that are virtual and live. Explore the website to explore Maine PBS on-demand videos of unique interests.

https://www.mainepublic.org/community-calendar

Maine Trail Finder

Maine Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help Maine residents and visitors find hiking, walking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across the state.

https://www.mainetrailfinder.com

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is a great resource for anything Maine!  “Wednesdays in the Woods” Outdoor Activities offers activity sheets that will encourage you and your family to explore nature. While you are on their website check out: Learn at Home Educational Resources to use During School Closures (grade specific), Learn at Home with 4-H Friday Fun!, Teen Science Café (previous sessions available to view).  The Calendar of Events connects you to workshops, classes, events at your local county extension office.

https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/learn-at-home

WinterKids

WinterKids has resources for families and teachers to encourage fun outdoor activity during Maine’s BEST season. The WinterKids App offers free and discounted opportunities at winter sports centers (and more!) across Maine and NH. Check out our Resources list and Blog for engaging ideas to get your kids outside moving and learning!

www.winterkids.org

Wolfe's Neck Center

This website offers education activities for home, videos of farm activities, community and visitor programs (some with fees), free barn and garden tours, free milk parlor viewing, Facebook live tours.

https://www.wolfesneck.org

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