Housed in its own building right beside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, the Mainely Outdoors program offers students and community members a range of exciting outdoors trips, clinics and events.

  • Student-led 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 introduces you 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
  • Nighttime Nordic skiing at UMF’s Prescott Field
  • 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
  • And so much more!

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

Equipment & Gear Available for Sign-out / Rental

We know not everyone has a garage-full of outdoor gear, so Mainely Outdoors offers an ever-growing inventory of equipment for sign-out / rental for students and community members. We really, really want to get you out there — safely and properly outfitted.

  • Canoes & Paddles
  • Touring Kayaks & Paddles
  • River Tubes
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards & Paddles
  • 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!

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.

Contact Us

Andrew Willihan
Outdoor Recreation Coordinator / Alpine Ski Coach
mobile  603-667-1669
tel  (Fitness & Rec Center)  207-778-7495

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: