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Can you meet the challenge?

You won’t want to miss out on all the family fun and excitement of the Maine-iac Challenge Obstacle Course. Free with your $5 admission into the BDN Maine Outdoors Expo this is one of many features that will be set up to ensure you have a great time. race your family or friends to the finish for bragging rights and fun. Features […]

Experience the challenge of a rock climbing wall

Be sure to bring the whole family to the BDN Maine Outdoors Expo to experience the 25 foot, 4-sided rock wall. The wall challenges climbers to put on the harness and climb there way to the top! The wall has many realistic features to give climbers a real idea of what rock climbing offers! The […]

Andrew Skurka to present at the BDN Maine Outdoors Expo

Andrew Skurka is an accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. The 31-year-old is most well known for his solo long-distance backpacking trips, notably the 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,775-mile 11-month Sea-to-Sea Route. In total, he has backpacked, skied, and packrafted 30,000+ miles through many of the […]

Hiker and Author Paul Molyneaux and his son to speak

Have you ever wanted to take 7 months off and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? Author Paul Molyneaux did just that — and he did so with his 8-year-old son. After the 2010 thru-hike, professional author Molyneaux  sat down to tell the story for the both of them in “A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness,” which […]

Life Long Sailor Thor Emory speaking at the Outdoors Expo

Thorfinn owner and lead instructor Thor Emory is a life-long sailor, outdoor enthusiast, and passionate outdoor educator. Born and raised on the beautiful island of Mount Desert, home of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, he has spent most of his life exploring and leading groups in the outdoors all over North America. For a […]

Andrew Skurka presents “Circling Alaska and Yukon”

For six months Andrew Skurka skied, hiked, and packrafted 4,700 miles in a giant loop around Alaska and Canada’s Yukon. His route passed just beneath Mt. McKinley, descended famed rivers like the Copper and Yukon, and traversed the entire Brooks Range. During the most remote and committing stretch of the trip, across the Yukon Arctic […]

Andrew Skurka’s Gear, Supplies & Skills Clinic

Description A backpacking trip consists of two distinct activities: hiking and camping. In this instructional clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking more fun and less work, without compromising your safety or your comfort in camp. It begins with a discussion about how to define […]