Teens to Trails (T3) hosted its first Life Happens Outside Festival at Thompson’s Point on Aug. 25-26, celebrating the Maine outdoors and inspiring healthy, active lifestyles. T3’s mission is to grow and support high school outing clubs throughout the state, getting teens to experience the joy of adventure here in Maine. But the festival was an all-ages event with everything from a toddler-led hike to a 3K trail race.
Jeffrey Remick of Portland and Steff Deschenes of Yelp.
Jeffrey Ryan, author of "Blazing Ahead," with Cullen McGough of Chewonki.
Leah Titcomb of Forever Wild Yoga.
Holden Creelman of Cumberland giving some wind to his clay-and-paper sailboat at the SailMaine booth.
Wesley Creelman, held by his mom Michele Creelman, just wanted to get in the water.
T3 board member David Butler of Windham and his daughter Amanda Butler of Portland.
Catie Wooten, an outing club advisor at Yarmouth High School, with T3 founder and director Carole Leone.
Spontaneous art in the outdoors.
The Lamey family of Saco enjoying some lunch outdoors.
Ainsley Judge, director of the Portland Gear Hub, with volunteer Lida Holst.
Volunteers Sarah Cook-Wheeler, an outing club member in Augusta, with outing club advisor Brenda Weis of Whitefield.
Carolyn Brodsky, president and founder of Sterling Rope, which sponsored the competitive climbing event, with top finishers in the youth division Anabelle Teng, Shyla McVeigh and Logan McVeigh.
Anabelle Teng of Falmouth, the winner of the youth division in competitive climbing.
Tom Howard of Falmouth facing off against his stepson Alex Keller in competitive climbing.
Cayce Lannon of Maine Yoga Kids and Courtney Cronin of Forest Playground.
Tyler McGinley of Forest Playground.
Ava Saucier and Lena Knox at the nature crafts station.
Karen Doyle of South Berwick with rock climber Addison Lanoue and her mother Elizabeth Lanoue of Scarborough.
The two-day event included films, workshops, vendors, food and beer, and stuff to do right then and there.
Wendy Almeida and Shannon Bryan at the Fit Maine booth.