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  • https://youtu.be/5Z2uVoOE75MMaine has turned into a mountain biking destination, and the Moosehead Lake region is no exception. Progress has already been made on dozens of miles of trails in the Greenville area, and with more on the way, there's no doubt that the mountain biking scene will continue to grow.
  • A week of hands-on training at camp, a 100-question test, an interview, and a variety of outdoor demonstrations. These are a few of the elements of training required to become a registered Maine guide.
  • Since 2003, a growing number of people have gathered on Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk for a particularly joyful afternoon on the waves. Thanks to the annual Special Surfers event, people with special needs and severe mobility challenges have an opportunity to surf and enjoy the beach.
  • Did you know that there are over 2,000 different mushroom species within the state of Maine? As more species are being discovered, we are learning more about how these fungi play a role in our health and that of the ecosystems that support them.
  • Maine's whitewater kayak championships take place on the Kennebec and the Penobscot Rivers in August. But, inspired by iconic rapids and invigorated by chilly Maine waters, whitewater kayak race competitors brave streams and rivers across Maine as early as April for practice.
  • What are the benefits of having more wheelchair-accessible trails? They allow people with mobility challenges to have a chance to connect with the wonders of Maine's outdoors and each other.
  • Ocean water looks clear, but don't let that fool you: Inside just a small drop of water are thousands of plankton and other microscopic organisms. But what role do they play in the Gulf of Maine's ecosystem?
  • Every Spring, the facilities at Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) welcome dozens of rescued baby seals. MoMME feeds, cleans and attends to the seals all day and sometimes throughout the night. To do this work takes a lot of dedication, but for those involved, the effort is well worth it when they get to see the baby seals return to the wild.
  • For one day each summer, over the course of just 30 minutes, thousands of volunteers head out on lakes across Maine to count one of our state's most iconic animals: the common loon. For the Bessey family, the loon count has been a family tradition for four generations.
  • #WeOutside launched this summer with weekly canoeing, hiking, and swimming trips, and will continue into the fall and winter.