Campaign teaches newbies how to take full advantage of Maine outdoors
AUGUSTA, Maine — When the pandemic hit, businesses closed, trips were canceled and thousands of people suddenly started experiencing the outdoors more. The Maine Office of Tourism and Office of Outdoor Recreation teamed up to launch a Look Out For Me campaign, offering tips for staying safe, and respecting the land around you.
Jenny Kordick, with Maine Outdoor Brands, has also teamed up with the two offices to help get the word out. Part of the campaign explains what gear might be needed for recreation.
Kordick recommends stopping into a local outdoor retail store and get more tips for winter activity while you're picking up some new gear, or renting it; places like L.L. Bean, Maine Sport Outfitters, or Portland Gear Hub.
Visit Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for ice fishing spots and tips
Ski Maine for downhill and nordic ski spots
Maine Trail Finder for snowshoe or hiking spots
VisitMaine.com has tips to cover your trips