10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend featuring 130 events, Sept. 16-18

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend … the 10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend will be the biggest yet, with more than 130 events planned from Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, throughout Maine.

The event lineup includes a birding event in Winter Harbor, a “treasure hunt” on trails in Yarmouth, a full moon hike in Steuben, and a hawk watch on Cadillac Mountain. There’s the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Bethel, the Trails End Festival in Millinocket and Acadia’s Car Free Morning, an event that draws hundreds of bicyclists to the park’s scenic roads.

To find the best GMOW event for you, visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org, where you can search events by county, time, activity, difficulty, dog-friendliness and accessibility.


The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is organized by the Maine Outdoor Coalition, which a network of partners that includes local land trusts and other outdoor-related organizations, as well as Maine businesses such as L.L.Bean.

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.