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  • First look at Get Air trampoline park in Portland: Video of the dodgeball room, foam pits and more

    The new trampoline park is really fun. Here's a tour, photos, highlight and what you should know if you're thinking of going. Also there's a flip fails compilation. Read on

  • Casco makes for the perfect fall weekend: Wine, foliage views and odd antiques

    Casco is a little town near Sebago Lake. It makes for a perfect weekend fall trip: It's 50 minutes from Portland and everything you want to do is in a 2-mile radius. The leaf-peeping drive up Hacker's Hill alone is worth the trip. Read on

  • Footgolf is coming to Portland … and it sounds like a blast (soccer meets golf)

    Portland's Riverside Golf Course is hosting footgolf from Oct. 24 through Nov. 30. It's soccer meets golf — no running, no cleats. It sounds super fun and it costs $6 for nine holes. It's a good excuse to grab a few friends, dig out a pair of argyll socks and your old soccer ball and play a game outside this fall. Read on

  • A close-to-shore island adventure in Harpswell

    The colors of fall or quick to come and fast to change. Get outdoors in the next few days before winds blow the beautiful leaves off the trees. This island adventure is in your backyard. Read on

  • 25+ can’t-miss fall events in Maine

    What we’ve rounded up are some of fall's highlights – things we think you shouldn’t miss if you’ve got a choice in the matter. Read on

  • Ride horses on Peaks Island: Horse Island Camp offers trail rides along the ocean

    Sure, you've biked on Peaks Island, but have you galloped along the beaches? Have you trotted your horse up to old WWII forts? Well, you have to. It's just plain magical. Read on

  • 15 Maine fall and winter races that put ‘fun’ before ‘run’

    Want to be chased by zombies? Want to be a running zombie? This is the list for you. We rounded up the funnest races in Maine this fall and winter. Most of them are 5k. You can do that. Read on

  • Be courageous on the ropes course: Aerial Treetop Adventures at Gunstock, NH

    Tucked into the trees not far from Gunstock's base lodge, the ropes course consists of 91 different challenges - from bridges and swings to wooden barrels and cargo nets. The final course - black - is 50 feet up. Might not sound that high, but trust me, it's up there. Read on

  • See the light: Take a tour of Wood Island Lighthouse in Saco Bay

    As part of its fundraising efforts (restoring a centuries-old lighthouse is no cheap endeavor) Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse runs tours out to the island a few times a week during July and August. Read on

  • 10 easy Maine hikes anyone can do: Great views for the casual hiker

    All these hikes are less than 2 miles. They're not difficult, but they are super gratifying. 6 of them are within an hour's drive of Portland. If you're not a hardcore hiker, but want a mountaintop view, here's our picks for you: Read on

  • Learn to mountain bike: A free women’s beginner group meets weekly near Portland

    "Mountain biking is challenging and humbling. It’s dirty and buggy, and you will likely end up with bloody legs and bruised hips from falling, but somehow you will love it anyway. It’s addicting." (This has a 2-minute GoPro video of biking through Bradbury Mountain - cool). Read on

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