Live Out Loud

  “A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.  It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood.” -Rachel Carson “I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. …

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Good-Buy Summer Sale

Join us Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 31st - Monday, September 3rd, for our annual Good-Buy Summer Sale! Take advantage of savings up to 40% off on summer clothing, footwear and accessories, plus gear for all your adventuring needs — hiking, camping, fishing, cycling, paddling, swimming, climbing and more! We're also slashing prices on our …

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Stellar Kayak Demo Event

Stellar Kayaks - known for their sleek, light-weight design and exceptional performance - are any avid kayaker’s dream boat. On Wednesday, August 15th, join us at Hosmer Pond for a FREE demo event! Try out these highly esteemed composite boats on the water and see for yourself what they can do. Located at the launch …

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Ready…Set…Go

Mid summer is here: the height of the heat upon us, our trails are in great shape and the waters statewide are low and warm. If your outdoor pursuits are not in full swing by now, this is the time to get yourself outside and start filling up that smart phone with goofy smiled selfies in …

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Maine Sport Outfitters General Manager Announces Retirement After 27 Years

Maine Sport Outfitters owners Marianne and Stuart Smith, who started their business in 1976, recently met with their management staff to announce that store manager Gregg Perry will be retiring in the Spring of 2019. Gregg has worked with the Smiths for more than 27 years, overseeing all operations of Maine Sport. "Under his leadership, …

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The View From Away

Today, instead of writing from my kitchen table or back patio, both of which provide an excellent view of the 30 acre tall grass and wild flower field behind my house, I have taken up residence on a barstool in the ‘C’ concourse at Laguardia Airport drinking a (ok, 2) $9 beers and contemplating the …

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North Shore Paddlers Network

Kyle Martin and Gary York organized a truly lovely trip to the spectacular Gay Island Lodge this past weekend, which I was fortunate enough to be part of along with 10 others. We took off from Maine Sport Outfitters' dedicated parking spot near Bradford Point in Friendship, ME. (The lodge is owned by the same folks who run …

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MITA cleans up Gay Island

On Saturday, June 9th, Maine Sport Outfitter’s Gay Island Lodge partnered with the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) for a day of cleanup along the beach. MITA members filled ten bags of trash and collected larger items including several Styrofoam billets and tires. These items were taken off the island and disposed of properly. Rose …

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Free Spey Casting Clinic

On Sunday, June 24, Maine Sport will be offering a free clinic for fly fishers who would like to learn the exciting art of Spey Casting. Instructors will be Seth Taylor, who works in the fishing department at Maine Sport and has extensive experience on the big rivers of the Pacific Northwest, and Tom Minehan …

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