Don’t Miss The Great Maine Outdoor Week

If you love the outdoors, you will want to participate in The Great Maine Outdoor Week, scheduled for September 21 – 30. And take some friends out with you.

The Great Maine Outdoor Week and the weekend series is a project of the Maine Outdoor Coalition, a network of partners dedicated to increasing connection to the outdoors for all people in Maine.

The events are led by outdoor oriented organizations, including the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. Their goal is to connect our friends and neighbors with the natural world, to promote fun, physical activity, & good health.

Activities occur across the state and at a variety of participation levels, introductory to advanced. Many are children and family oriented, some even allow attendance by dogs.

Check out all the events on this website:



George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.