Kick back with a local seasonal brew
•BAXTER BREWING Celsius Summer Ale | baxterbrewing.com
•MAINE BEER COMPANY Peeper Ale | mainebeercompany.com
•PEAK ORGANIC Summer Session Ale | peakbrewing.com
•RISING TIDE Ishmael Copper Ale | risingtidebrewing.com
•SHIPYARD Summer Ale | shipyard.com
Paddle a canoe or kayak
•INNER CASCO BAY | Portland | Take an easy route out from East End Beach, pass Fort Gorges, grab a beer and a snack on Peaks Island, and paddle on back.
•OUTER CASCO BAY | Cape Elizabeth | Put in at Kettle Cove, head southwest inside Ram Island, past Crescent Beach, to Scarborough Beach, or round Prouts Neck to Pine Point Beach.
•TODDY POND | Route 1, East Orland | Ten miles long, with three distinct sections, a public boat launch, and quiet coves for relaxing and loon-watching.
•WEBB LAKE | Mount Blue State Park, Weld | Three square miles of water, with good views of Tumbledown and Mount Blue — be ready for the afternoon breeze!
Learn something new
•POTTERY | Portland Pottery Studio | Adult classes in clay (and jewelry-making) meet once a week for six to eight weeks and include instruction, supplies, and open studio time. | portlandpottery.com
•SAILING | Portland | Learn to master the wind, and then join the Friday Summer Series, which offers casual racing and open sailing. | sailmaine.org
•WINEMAKING | July 7, Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville | If homebrewing isn't your thing, learn the basics of oenology — so you can do it at home. | mainewine.com