Maine Chapter Outings

Providing people opportunities to get outside to enjoy Maine's spectacular natural places is a core part of our mission.

People protect what they know and love, and there's so much to love about Maine's forests, lakes, mountains, and seaside. Sierra Club outings are a great way to find out about local conservation issues while enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends!

Our outings leaders are Sierra Club volunteers, and the range of outings is as diverse as their interests. You can choose from day hikes to overnights, cycling, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, short conservation-oriented walks, bird watching, canoeing down a river, island hopping kayak trips along the coast or even weeklong backpacking trips into one of Maine's fabulous backwoods areas.

Sierra Club Maine welcomes participation by all people, without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, physical or mental ability. Outings are open to members and non-members alike. No fees are charged, except for incidental expenses like park entry costs. We ask that you please leave your pets at home.

Join us and help broaden the reach of the environmental and conservation movement! For more information please email us at 

View upcoming Sierra Club Maine outings

For a list of national outings and events please visit the Sierra Club National Outings page.

Tips for Participants

  • Is it right for you? Find out by reading the outing announcement.
  • Sign up online, or by contacting the trip leader by phone or email. You’ll learn about what to expect, directions to the meeting place, and equipment you may need.
  • Read this standard waiver that you’ll be asked to sign before the start of the outing.
  • Your trip leader will suggest clothing and other items that will make the trip more enjoyable, such as comfortable shoes and clothing, a bottle of water, a rain jacket and extra layer in case of weather changes.

During the Outing

The Sierra Club provides trained leaders who know the venue, have at least basic First-Aid training, and have your trip enjoyment in mind.  Good communication between leaders and participants is practiced, and the participants are required to stay together for the duration of the outing.

Carpooling Policy

In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

Want to Become an Outings Leader?

Lots of activities qualify as outings: a nature walk, a bike ride, skiing, a canoe or kayak trip, a scramble up a hill or mountain, a beach clean up, a tour of an area threatened by development, survey... whatever you are interested in, you can be sure other people are too! We welcome, train, and offer continual support for new outings leaders.  

Minimum requirements for outdoor trip leaders for all Sierra Club programs:

  1. Sierra Club Membership and be at least 18 years old
  2. Complete a basic (or higher) first aid class
  3. Complete the Sierra Club Outings Leader Training
  4. Possess skills appropriate for the activities of the trip
  5. Complete additional training as required by the Outings Chair
  6. Be an assistant leader on at least one trip
  7. Receive approval to lead outings from the Outings Chair or delegated authority of the entity sponsoring the outing

To inquire about becoming an Outings Leader, please email us at or call 207-761-5616.

Upcoming Sierra Club Maine outings are listed below. We hope to see you soon!

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