Things To Do in Maine

Bill Cosby at Cross Insurance Center on Friday, September 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Bill Cosby

Cross Insurance Center

$69.60 $35

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With offbeat humor, a living legend muses on a career that spans decades as a TV dad, voice of Fat Albert, and Doctor of Education

$20 for a BYOB Wine and Paint Night at The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program ($40 Value)

The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program

Scarborough

$40 $20

BYOB class offers gentle guidance as students work to paint the same Maine-based image; all paint, brushes, and materials are provided

2.5- or Five-Hour Fishing Charter from No Slack! Sportfishing (Up to 40% Off)

No Slack! Sportfishing

South Portland

$375 $250

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Coast Guard-Licensed Captain and Registered Maine Guide leads groups in search of striped bass and other fish

Season Pass or Three-Night Mountain-Biking Adventure from Back Country Excursions (Up to 45% Off)

Back Country Excursions

Parsonsfield

$180 $106

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Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multi-day guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

Supercar Autocross Experience from The Motorsport Lab on August 1–3 (Up to 82% Off). Eight Options Available.

The Motorsport Lab

Brunswick Landing Airport

$549 $99

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 on an autocross course; optional video of your ride

Half-Day Rock-Climbing Trip for Two, Three, or Four from Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School (Up to 41% Off)

Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Bar Harbor

$198 $119

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Experienced guides lead climbers through novice, intermediate, and advanced rock routes in Acadia National Park or Clifton

$88 for $160 Worth of Recording Studio Time— Bottom of the River Sound

Bottom Of The River Sound

Biddeford

$160 $88

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 for a Water-Park Visit for Two at Funtown Splashtown USA (Up to $50 Value) 

Funtown Splashtown USA

Saco

$50 $25

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60-foot intertwining slides, a pirate-themed play area with eight slides, a family raft slide, and a dark tube-slide foster summer fun

Clay-Shooting Package for Two or Four at Silverton Sporting Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Silverton Sporting Ranch

Canaan

$119 $59

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Certified instructors make sure all participants feel comfortable before taking aim at 25 targets per person

Golf and Cart for Two or Four at Sanford Country Club (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Sanford Country Club

South Sanford

$100 $49

The bentgrass course hosted two United States Golf Association Amateur qualifiers

Three-Hour Introductory Sailing Lesson for One or Two at South Portland Sailing Center (50% Off)

South Portland Sailing Center

South Portland

$135 $67

Small-group lessons on one of the company’s sail boats can target specific areas of sailing knowledge or the basics

$49 for Whitewater Rafting with River-Side Lunch from New England Outdoor Center ($119 Value)

New England Outdoor Center

Millinocket

$119 $49

Guides lead trips through Class V rapids of Penobscot River, including shoreline barbecue lunch

Kennebec River Rafting Trip for One or Two with a Barbecue Lunch from U.S. Rafting (Up to 58% Off)

U.S. Rafting

West Forks

$129 $59

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The Kennebec River provides whitewater rafters with scenic views of forests, hills, and wildlife; lunch included in trip

"Mary Poppins" at Ogunquit Playhouse on August 26–28 (Up to 46% Off)

"Mary Poppins"

Ogunquit Playhouse

$64.50 $35

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The story of a magical nanny who has a song for everything, adapted from the classic P.L. Travers stories and the beloved Disney film

$98 for BiplaneTour over Acadia National Park from Acadia Air Tours ($199 Value)

Acadia Air Tours

Bar Harbor Airport

$199 $98

Get aerial views of Acadia National Park, harbors, lighthouses, and islands from the open cockpit of a biplane

$98 for BiplaneTour over Acadia National Park from Acadia Air Tours ($199 Value)

Acadia Air Tours

Bar Harbor Airport

$199 $98

Get aerial views of Acadia National Park, harbors, lighthouses, and islands from the open cockpit of a biplane

Four or Eight Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf at The Sports Arena (Up to 54% Off)

The Sports Arena

Bangor

$24 $12

Balls roll toward holes on challenging 18-hole outdoor miniature-golf course

One-Hour Private Archery Lesson for One or Two at Lakeside Archery (50% Off)

Lakeside Archery

North Yarmouth

$30 $15

Instructors tailor archery training based on each student’s level of experience; equipment provided, or you can bring your own

2.5-Hour Evening Leisure Cruise for Two or Four from Captain John's Charters (Up to 40% Off)

Captain John's Charters

Camp Ellis

$70 $42

Captain pilots guests along Saco Bay for 2.5-hour evening cruise, traveling past Wood Island Lighthouse, Pine Point, and Old Orchard Beach

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It took only the encouragement of his friend Peter and the effects of a single beer for Norman "Big Toe" to quit his investment job, buy a bike, and complete his first cross-country cycling ride. After a brutal first week, he found his cycling legs and an enduring love for the sport that led him to found Summer Feet Cycling. "I started Summer Feet with the very selfish goal of spending days outside sharing the beauty of Maine with people," Norman says, "If I wanted to spend my days dealing with swarming hoards I would have taken up bee keeping." He keeps his company and tours intimate and small, guiding his charges on half- to multi-day tours of Maine's coastlines and countryside.

14 Ocean Gateway Pier
Portland,
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Established: 1976

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Brands Used: White Water Rafting Maine - Kennebec, Penobscot, Dead Rivers

Pro Tip: Advance Reservations (2-6 weeks) required, vouchers only accepted with advance reservations and subject to availability.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Kennebec River Rafting

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I began whitewater kayaking and rafting in 1980, and never turned back.

What special training do you or your staff have?

All river guides are Registered Maine Whitewater Guides. This requires extensive training and a state of Maine examination.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

Extensive on-river and off-river training and company policies. 38 years experience.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

In addition to fun and exciting whitewater trips, Maine Whitewater offers kayaking, ATV tours, wildlife tours, snowmobile tours and packages including deluxe cabins, tent camping, RV camping, and meals at our Maine Resorts.

Penobscot River
Millinocket,
ME
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After stepping onto one of Maine Water Tours' covered pontoons, groups of up to 14 embark upon river safaris down the Kennebec River. Sailors depart from The Kennebec Tavern and set out on the placid waters to enjoy breathtaking views and glimpses of local wildlife, from majestic bald eagles to awkward harbor seals. During the adults-only cocktail cruise, passengers are encouraged to bring along drinks, snacks, mixers, and any other party ephemera to enjoy during their two hours out on the water.

119 Commercial Street
Bath,
ME
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True to its name, Portland Discovery helps visitors explore the scenic coastal town's majestic, rocky coastline with tours by boat or vintage trolley bus. These tours include cruises among the lobster boats and seabirds of Casco Bay that pass lighthouses and historic forts, and trips through downtown that highlight local landmarks.

170 Commercial St.
Portland,
ME
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Acadia Air Tours grants passengers a birds-eye view of the coastal scenery of Acadia National Park and its surrounding environs—all while maintaining a respectful distance a half-mile outside the park boundaries to preserve the peace and quiet for park-goers down below. The company employs a fleet of biplanes that traverse the skies above Acadia on various tours. Each year, Acadia Air Tours donates flights to be auctioned off at various charity events.

1 West St
Bar Harbor,
ME
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Camp Laughing Loon captures the joys of summer, from the sounds of cicadas buzzing to the feeling of waves lapping against bare feet. This nonprofit summer day camp provides outdoor experiences for kids aged 6–12. Campers can paddle canoes in Little Ossipee Lake, climb mountains, go on nature walks, and create arts and crafts. Each week features a new theme such as Space Invaders or Journey West, and special events invite the adults along for party rentals and wine tastings.

52 Laughing Loon Ln
East Waterboro,
ME
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