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Bachelorette Party

We stayed at Rossport By the Sea in Eastport Maine, the most easterly point in the United States. After lunch, a day of exploring Eastport and a trip to the local brew pub we checked into our accommodations at Rossport. The bridal party stayed in the fully restored Captain Jacob Farmhouse that was built in 1790. In between sea kayaking and hiking there was plenty of time to explore the 27 acre seaside resort. Each morning we offered an optional yoga session before breakfast and in the evening an optional bonfire. Food was made with local organic ingredients when possible

Bachelorette party at Rossport by the Sea

“We hired North Star for my friend's bachelorette trip, it was the best decision ever! The guides are experienced and made us all feel safe in our outdoor activities. They are also lovely and adventurous and it almost felt like they were also part of the bridal party. I would definitely book another event with them!”



70th Birthday Celebration

We took a group of women ranging in ages from 68- 80 on a three day sea kayaking adventure in Casco Bay. We spent two nights camping on The Goslings and exploring Whaleboat, Little Whaleboat and the surrounding islands. Incredible adventure with lots of laughs, great food, and some incredible paddling. While this group wanted a camping adventure, there are options for staying at local Inns.

Custom adventure birthday party
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“Nancy is an exceptional outdoor leader, teacher, and mentor. She knows how to make people of all abilities feel safe enough to challenge themselves, and, of course, she knows the outdoors!”



Family Muscongus Bay Paddle

Early September sea kayaking trip with siblings and in laws out to Bar Island in Muscongus Bay. The highlight of this trip was seeing the Monarch butterflies sleeping in the spruce tree on their migration south. This was a one night, two day kayaking trip. We set off early on day one so we had a full day to visit Hog, Strawberry and thief islands on our way to our camping site. We had a good Maine dinner….Lobster rolls and blueberry turnovers!     

Custom adventure family event

“Nancy Zane is a gem in the outdoor adventure world and anyone who is lucky enough to have an outdoor experience with her is in for a treat! Safety is always uppermost with Nancy, but fun is definitely also always part of any adventure with her. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”



Allagash Canoeing

The iconic Allagash! This is a more remote trip with everything from flat water, some class two rapids, portages, lakes, and changing weather conditions. This was a belated 40 celebration (due to Covid) with three women. A bucket list adventure for sure!

Canoeing Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine

“In my experience, Nancy Zane is a master planner with any activity she has been involved with. I’m amazed at her ability to lead and manage events/outings seemingly effortlessly”



Mooselookmeguntic Canoeing

This adventure was with a group from a local camp. On this five day custom paddling adventure we explored three lakes. Cupsuptic, Mooselookmeguntic and Richardson Lakes. Leisurely days allowed us to take a morning swim, do some Yoga, and have a big breakfast before heading out on the water. We included navigation on this course as well as some star gazing, bonfires, and leadership training. North Star has partnered with camps for sea kayaking and canoeing adventures.

Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Maine

“Excellent experience on a beautiful lake.  Expert guide made a novice paddler feel confident. I highly recommend!”



Acadia National Park 

What a fun group of 10 women from the Cleveland area. They rented their own house for a week right on the water in Southwest Harbor. We met them each morning with lunch, maps, and the goal for everyone to have an awesome experience! This was about hiking to beautiful places and enjoying each other's company. A trip to Acadia makes that easy….every hike is beautiful and can be as easy or as hard as you would like.

Acadia National Park, Maine
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“Nancy is an amazing guide and leader. She built an itinerary for our group of ten 50+ year old women hiking Acadia for the first time. She is knowledgeable, inspiring and positive! We’ve used many guides over the years and she is a standout. Highly highly recommend and can’t wait to hike with her again.”



Bold Coast Hiking

Nothing like a hike on the Cutler Coast to bring a group of women together. This is the quintessential Maine coast. Exposed rocky coastline, beautiful moss, and drop dead gorgeous views.  The options to hike in this region are many. From a strenuous 10+ miles on the Bold Coast loop to more reasonable 2-3 miles hikes. No matter what your group decides you will be in awe of the scenery. This is Downeast Maine at its best. This area lends itself well to full day and multi-day experiences from backpacking to staying at inns. This is one of my favorite hiking places in Maine.

Downeast Maine

“I have had many outdoor adventures with Nancy. I can’t emphasize enough how incredibly skilled she is in outdoor adventure technical skills as well as wilderness survival skills and medicine. Nancy has spent a lifetime loving the outdoors and exploring the many aspects of how human beings can interact with and experience the wilderness with the utmost respect and awe. Nancy is well known for bringing the spirit of joy, learning, and adventure into any outing she organizes.

What sets Nancy apart is that she genuinely enters into any outing seeing all participants as bringing an equal amount of value to the experience. Because of her kindness, she brings out the best in people as she shares her knowledge and skills.”


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