OUTDOOR LIVING IN MAINE
In Case You’re in Maine, Here’s What to Do
Are you wondering what you and the family can do together to get out of the house without much danger of a coronavirus infection?
In this article, we will look at some safe and exciting community events around Maine for the entire family. Have you ever considered participating in a snowshoe race? What about ice fishing? How about camping this summer at one of Maine’s state parks? You’ll need to register to get a spot.
You could even livestream the Bangor Symphony Orchestra or an opera from the Camden Opera House.
The Eighth Annual Moose Dash Snowshoe Race
On Sunday, 14 March, at 10:30 a.m., you and your family members will be able to participate in a snowshoe race. The eighth annual race will begin at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center.
The center, located at 524 Saddleback Mountain Rd., will accept your registration for the event until one hour before the official start time, so get your registered before 9:30 that day.
This is a genuine Moose Dash. Great for a laugh. Watch this video of a moose running full throttle through the snow.
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There are three classes of five-kilometer (5k) races, the junior, adult, and an untimed event for beginners or those who want to enjoy potential wildlife sightings or take pictures along the scenic trails. There’s also a 1k Fun Run for the kids, a single track, and a Nordic groomed trail.
Call 207–864–4309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get registered and pack up the family for an exciting Moose Dash in March!
Maine Ice Fishing Contests & Tournaments
Whether or not you’ve ever tried ice fishing, it’s something the entire family can enjoy. Here’s a list of upcoming Maine ice fishing contests by American Fishing Contests. With more than 45 fishing tournaments on tap, you’re bound to find something for your family.
Most are statewide, like the New England — Northeast Big Bass Challenge that starts 1 march, or the BassGrabbers Tournament Trails National Youth Event on 13 March, though some are for specific spots like the Greenville & Moosehead Lake Blueridge Riders Snowmobile Club on 6 March.
Imagine the excitement of your seven or eight-year-old when they win a National Event like the BassGrabbers Tournament. Fishing in Maine is excellent entertainment and big business. Anglers contribute more than $370 million to Maine’s economy.
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The Bangor Symphony Orchestra
The Symphony kicked off its 125th season on 14 February, to get your tickets for an evening at the Orchestra at home, check out their schedule here, and contact the Bangor Symphony for watch from home family specials for concerts and other events.
Camden Opera House
New Shades of Blue, featuring Christopher Poulin and Juliane Gardner, will perform a Livestream concert on 26 February at 7:30 p.m. from the opera house. The show is free on Facebook, no sign-up necessary; for more information or to donate, visit the Opera House website.
Summer Camping Sign-Ups
Maine state parks are now taking reservations for summer camping. You can sign-up on the Bureau of Parks and Lands website.
Here is a video by campsite photos of Lily Bay State Park in Beaver Cove, Maine on Moosehead Lake, and another by Maine Public Lands Untold Secret, which provides a wealth of information about camping on public land in Maine.
Many first-time campers in Maine learn that you need to plan and register, or you’ll be setting up camp in a Walmart parking lot if you don’t. There are more than a half-million acres of public land in Maine that are typically open to campers but only if you’re registered, in most cases. Be sure to review the rules before you go. As popular as flying drones have grown, it is not allowed on any public land.
Well, there you have it, things to do in Maine starting in February through summer. Whether you’re here on vacation or a native, you can enjoy the rich outdoor living of Maine.
Start making plans to attend some or all of these community events across Maine. Even during the pandemic, families can plan and enjoy indoor and outdoor events around Maine, or you can livestream them into your living room.
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