Each season the Maine Outdoor Coalition reach out to communities  around Maine to encourage folks to get outside and have some fun.  The hawk watch on Cadillac Mountain at Acadia is just the tip of the iceberg for places to go on Saturday and Sunday.

Events for the Great Maine Outdoor weekend stretch as far north as Caribou and as far south as South Berwick.  Many of these activities will teach you more about the abundance and fun all around you where ever you call home in Maine.

Some of our more local offerings for the Great Maine Outdoors Weekend are:

  • Schoodic Point SeaWatch – at Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor. Sunrise to 9:30 AM. Drop in (any time). Watch for migratory waterbirds. Bring binoculars, dress for the weather.
  • Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch – on Cadillac Mountain, MDI 10 AM -2 PM Drop in (any time). Witness hawk migration as well as other birds and insects. Located at hawk watch site atop Cadillac. Signage is at the end of the parking lot loop. Bring binoculars. Dress for the weather.
  • Tree ID Hike in Lamoine. Frenchman Bay Conservancy invites you to take a self-guided tree identification hike at Simon Trail in Lamoine! Trees are numbered along the trail and simple tree identification guide/worksheets will be available at the trail head mailbox to guide you in tree identification as you hike.
  • 2nd annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest from Friday, September 29th to Saturday, September 30th. Come camp out at the Snow Bowl on Friday and watch a special showing of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Saturday's festival activities are co-produced by the Baxter Outdoors,Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine and the Midcoast Maine NEMBA. We will have some featured food vendors, a live band, gear tents, guided bike trail tours and bike demos.
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a Nature & Mushroom Walk on Saturday, September 30 at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport. This free event takes place from 10 am to noon and is part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.   MCHT land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead us on a guided hunt for the natural treasures of the forest and fields. A huge variety of native mushrooms appear throughout the woods.
  • Blue Hill Heritage Trust Mushroom Walk & Talk, Penobscot
    See the full map of all Statewide activities here.