Discover New Places to Hike, Bike, Swim, & More
Favorite Protected Places
Enjoy Books & Blogs by NRCM Members
Where in Maine do you want to go this summer? This year’s edition of Explore Maine offers spectacular places personally picked by NRCM staff, board, and members who know them well. Working together, over the last 60 years, we helped ensure these places would be always be protected, for generations to come. We hope you’ll make time to enjoy any and all of these recommendations. For even more ideas, visit our online Explore Maine map.
It is also our pleasure to introduce you to books and blogs by NRCM members. Adventure books, biographies, children’s books, poetry—this year’s collection represents a wonderful diversity that you’re sure to enjoy. Hear first-hand from someone who has taken advantage of the discount many Maine sporting camps provide to NRCM members. Check out our new map of breweries who are members of our Maine Brewshed Alliance, where you can raise a glass in support of the clean water that is so important for great beer. And we’ve reviewed some cool apps that can help you get out and explore Maine. Enjoy, and thank you for all you do to help keep Maine special.
—Allison Wells, Editor, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Are you an author? Artist? Musician? Nature-based business owner?
If so, we invite you to send us information about your work so we can consider it for next year’s edition of Explore Maine.
This year, in honor of our 60th anniversary, we put the spotlight on some of our staff, board, and members’ favorite locations that have been protected thanks, in part, to the work of NRCM.
Time to start putting together your summer reading list, and NRCM members can help. Find great books for you and your whole family, all written or illustrated by NRCM members. Also find great blogs & apps!
NRCM's Lisa Pohlmann and Cathy Johnson share the history of the Allagash and how NRCM worked to protect this wild river. Did you know that the Waterway was the issue on which NRCM was founded 60 years ago?
Be sure to get your NRCM t-shirts, caps, & totes in time for your summer adventures. Visit our website to purchase shirts for the whole family, featuring beautiful artwork by Maine artist Jon Luoma.
NRCM's Levi Hahn has compiled a list of nine great apps to help you as you explore Maine this summer—or any time of year! Download these apps on your smartphone and start exploring!
Did you know beer is more than 90% water? NRCM is teaming with Maine brewers to form the Maine Brewshed® Alliance, a coalition committed to protecting the waterways that make our state a great place to live, work, brew, and enjoy great beer. Learn more at www.mainebrewshedalliance.org or by visiting a participating brewery near you. Cheers to great beer! View a map of participating brewers.
Maine Sporting Camp Discounts for NRCM Members There’s nothing better than spending time in the woods or on a lake or pond this time of year. Many Maine sporting camps offer great discounts to NRCM members as a way to promote their business while providing us an opportunity to thank our members for supporting our work. To receive a discount voucher, please email Beth Comeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (207) 430-0106. Here's more information about the camps and their discounts. Please note that to receive the discount, you’ll need a voucher upon your arrival.