To take full advantage of our perfect location, the University of Maine at Farmington offers a backpack full of epic outdoor adventures through our hugely popular Mainely Outdoors adventure program.

Now housed in its own building right beside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, the Mainely Outdoors offers students and community members a range of exciting outdoor opportunities.

  • Guided trips and excursions
  • Equipment and gear sign-out / rentals
  • Clinics and lessons
  • Certification and training opportunities
  • And much more

Run by the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, Mainely Outdoors promotes fitness, gets people active, introduces them to new active outdoor recreation opportunities and takes advantage of the unbelievable natural resources in our area.

Where to? You name it!

  • Hiking Tumbledown Mountain
  • Overnight camping at Acadia National Park
  • Mountain biking the Carrabassett Rail Trail
  • Skiing at Sugarloaf
  • Flatwater kayaking North Pond
  • Snowboarding at Sugarloaf
  • Overnight camping at Gulf Hagas
  • Whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River
  • Snow-tubing at Black Mountain
  • Disc golf at Farmington’s Troll Valley
  • Hiking the Poplar Stream Falls trail
  • Snowshoeing the Maine Huts & Trails System
  • Sunset canoeing at Wilson Lake
  • Geocaching in Farmington
  • Snowshoeing Pratt Mountain
  • Learn-to-Ski & Ride at Titcomb Mountain

All programs are open to UMF students and staff as well as the local community.

Upcoming Mainely Outdoors Trips, Clinics & Events

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Equipment & Gear Available for Sign-out / Rental

We know not everyone brings a garage-full of outdoor gear with them to college, so Mainely Outdoors offers an ever-growing inventory of equipment for sign-out / rental. We really, really want to get you out there — safely and properly equipped.

And to help keep your gear in safe working condition, Mainely Outdoors also does ski tuning, bike tuning and more — right on campus in the Mainely Outdoors building.

  • Canoes & Paddles
  • Touring Kayaks & Paddles
  • River Tubes
  • Personal Flotation Devices (lifejackets)
  • 1 / 2 / 4 / 6-Person Tents
  • Backpacks
  • Headlamps
  • Backpacking and Camping Stoves
  • Mountain Bikes & Road Bikes
  • Bike Helmets
  • Water Purifiers
  • Snowshoes
  • Nordic Skis & Bindings
  • Nordic Ski Boots & Poles
  • Tie-Downs
  • And More Gear Being Added!

Mainely Outdoors Equipment Sign-out / Rental

For Mainely Outdoors info contact:

Andrew Willihan
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
Alpine Ski Coach
tel  207-778-7373

Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel 207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202

We want to hear from you!

Have an idea for a cool outdoor trip? Interested in a specific clinic or lesson? Send us your suggestions, comments and questions: