This area of Maine has a wealth of outdoor resources. We have rivers and waterfalls, bike trails and hiking paths, camping, kayaking, and islands galore. But with all this information spread throughout the internet, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for. This Wellness Resource aims to give direction to those looking to be active throughout the year, both indoors and outdoors in Brunswick, Topsham, Bowdoin, Harpswell, and Bath.
This page is always a work in progress and we hope visitors to this site will use the form at the bottom of the page to share any edits, comments, or additions.
Being physically active is important for your health, regardless of your age. It keeps your body strong, can alleviate chronic pain and disease and contribute to your mental well being. In our area there are seemingly endless ways to do this, whether you like to be outdoors or indoors, are young or old, need a little help or are an old pro. This resource was made to help you find the activity that is right for you.
Map Use Guidelines
To see a full-screen version of this map, click the icon in the top right corner.
Drag and zoom in on map to see different activity locations.
Click on icons to open information tab. A link to the host organization will be listed when available providing things like trails maps, reservation instructions, and directions.
Zoom in closely to see trail systems included by Google Maps.
Make sure to check any property guidelines before use.
The information found in these spreadsheets is broken down by town, organizations within a town and different activities. “X” indicates a recreational activity is available. Most of the “X”‘s have links attached to them, meaning that you can click on them and it will bring you to another website where you can find more information about the activity.
For example, if you want to go kayaking you can look under the kayaking column and see that there are companies in Harpswell and Brunswick that offer rentals and tours. When you click the “X” on the spreadsheet, you are taken to their websites for more information. If you can’t click the x that indicates that that organization doesn’t have a website.
According to the CDC, children should spend an hour or more a day being physically active, with three days including strength training. Adults should spend 2.5hrs a week doing something that elevates their heart rate, with two days incorporating strength training across their whole body.