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"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can." Neil Gaimon

Things To Do In or Near Maine

Mid-coast Maine:

"Come Boating, Belfast, Maine 
(Often there are homeschoolers that participate in youth rowing on Thursday's in the late afternoon.)

Station Maine, Rockland, ME:

Megunticook Rowing, Camden, ME: 

MRC - ice skating and tenni

Birch Point State Park in Owl's Head - Great beach with boulders to climb on either side, tide pools, hiking trails, bbq, picnic benches, and a large beach when the tide is out!  Swimming for those that can brave the cold water!  Pit toilets.  Very low, if any, waves.

Damariscotta Lake State Park - swimming, little playground, bathrooms, changing rooms, fishing.

Pemaquid Beach State Park - Beautiful beach with white sand!!  Sometimes there are waves there.  Boogie boards, beach toys, masks, chairs and more can be rented.  Food available such as burgers and hot dogs, french fries, pulled pork sandwiches and more.  You may like to visit Fort Pemaquid and Pemaquid Lighthouse before or after your day at the beach!

Pemaquid Lighthouse - Such a beautiful view and rocks to climb on for the adventurous!

Fort Pemaquid
They have wonderful events.  We've gone to some of them.  A few years ago we participated in the program called "For King and Country."

Pirates Rendezvous in Damariscotta, Maine - an annual event!
Pirates are even welcome at the local town churches!
The Mystic Pirates sail into the scenic midcoast towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. The pirates invade at high noon, complete with a pirate ship laying down a barrage of cannon fire. Pirate activities, beginning at 10 a.m., including games, re-enactments and music will continue until 4 p.m. Children will be involved in a drama to find the Lost Treasure of the Mystic Pirates. Special pirate-themed menus will be featured at local restaurants during the event and into the evening. The event benefits Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes.  

In early August, Wings Over Wiscasset:

Family Quests - This one is for Rockland Harbor, ME:

This quest is in South Bristol, ME: 

Things to do in other areas of Maine: 

WhoFish lists events all over Maine by town.  Sign up for their email or check their site when you want to know what is going on in various parts of Maine.
WhoFish is for other states as well:

Things to do in the Portland, ME area - there is a calendar with events and things to do - check it out!
There is a facebook page as well

Kennebunk Conservation Trust 
Summer activities and programs for Kids in Kennebunk Area...or those willing to drive there!  Cheap cost for the activities.  

Maine State Park Passport program:

Winter Kids Program (For Maine residents in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.)
Fun Passes for younger kids  

If your family enjoys hiking and doing scavenger hunts, maybe they would enjoy geocaching:

Free admission for homeschoolers.
Note: New exhibit Maine Voices From the Civil War will be open until Spring 2015

Biking in Maine:
A Guide to Maine's Off Road Bicycle and Pedestrian's Shared Use Trails

Where To Ride Your Bike In Maine (lots of links)

Bike TrailLink:

In nearby states: 

Steampunk: WalthamMA - 

Note: If you are doing some traveling, you might be interested in checking out Diane Flynn Keith's book called "Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time Into Learning Time - For Kids Ages 4 to 17."  I recently purchased it, but haven't yet read it.  I am hoping that it will have some fun ideas to pass the time when we travel in the car!

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