Friday April 18th 2014

Tagged: lessons

Ski lessons and a trip to Maine’s Saddleback Mountain

Ski lessons and a trip to Maine’s Saddleback Mountain
January 23, 2014

Heading to Saddleback for ski lessons and taking advantage of the other Maine mountain over 4,000+ feet.

Paddle your backyard: Kayak Casco Bay with Portland Paddle

Paddle your backyard: Kayak Casco Bay with Portland Paddle
July 09, 2013

Portland Paddle offers kayak and paddleboard lessons, tours, and rentals to locals and visitors (East Enders get a discount!), giving the folks who live on the peninsula a long-overdue opportunity to push off from the beach and paddle around in their own backyard. A few weeks ago, on an overcast morning that hinted of rain (much like most of our days lately), I took a tour. Even better, I took pictures:

Warm-weather education: 16 cool things to learn

Warm-weather education: 16 cool things to learn
June 13, 2013

The impending summer will certainly teach you a few things (like how sunburns are awful and ice cream is awesome). You might even learn that a cup of wine and some cellophane are an easy trick to get rid of fruit flies (local hint: the Semi Sweet from Maine Mead Works will lure those buggers in like nothing else). But if you’d like to take your warm-weather education to a level beyond dairy products and peeling skin, check out our list of lessons and workshops that’ll teach you something fun and unforgettable:

A local’s way to Casco Bay: Introducing Portland Paddle

A local’s way to Casco Bay: Introducing Portland Paddle
April 10, 2013

Portland Paddle aims to change that. The company, run by Quigley and co-owner Zack Anchors, will offer kayak and paddleboard tours, rentals, and lessons from their “mobile unit” at East End Beach. No doubt visitors from away will appreciate the chance to get up close and personal with Portland’s waters. But Portland Paddle also hopes to give locals the opportunity to experience their own watery backyard – maybe for the first time.