Our planet Earth is stunningly diverse. Maine might just be a tiny sliver of Earth, but it sure is a magnificent one. With thousands of acres of dense pine forest, miles of rock coastline, and countless mountains and lakes, there may not be a better place to celebrate Earth Day than in Maine. Every year on April 22, there are special Earth Day events across the state. Spend the day enjoying Mother Nature at one of these 10 great events.
Celebrate Earth Day and the incredible beauty of Maine by hiking Maine’s tallest mountain. Mount Katahdin stands at 5,267 feet and is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Put on your hiking boots and say your thanks to Mother Earth from the top of this granite peak.
With an elevation of 1,528 feet, Cadillac Mountain is the tallest coastal mountain on the Eastern seaboard. For most of the year you can be the first person in the United States to see the sunrise. Hike or drive up to the top of the mountain with a thermos of coffee and enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
Bring the kids and celebrate Earth Day at the Children’s Museum in Portland. Meet native Maine animals, create art with materials from nature, and plant seeds to take home at the end of the day. It’s fun for all ages.
Every year, Gilsland Farm, part of the Maine Audubon Society, hosts an Earth Day at the farm. Head the farm to enjoy the beautiful coastal trails while watching for native seabirds and stay for the afternoon event.
Join the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s annual Earth Day Work Day at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Help prepare the grounds for the upcoming growing season. All volunteers will receive a delicious lunch and a t-shirt.
Celebrate Earth Day by signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share. Over 150 farms across the state offer over 6,200 shares in return for fresh and healthy vegetables, fruits, and other produce produced throughout the growing season. Not only will you love the fresh food, but it helps all the farmers in Maine.
As America’s Environmental College, Unity celebrates Earth Day all week long with tons of seminars, events, and activities for college students and the local community. From 5K races to scavenger hunts to recycling contests, you’ll find something that piques your interest here.
Spend the day relaxing on the beach. You probably won’t want to go swimming, but bring a picnic basket and relax at the beach.
While most people head into the Great Outdoors to celebrate Earth Day, stay in the city and celebrate Mother Earth at the Urban Earth Day event in Congress Square. There will be plenty of music, dancing, and celebration here.
The College of Atlantic in picturesque Bar Harbor hosts one of the best Earth Day events in the state. Celebrate sustainable communities with loads of outdoor adventures, food vendors, live music, and DIY workshops.