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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports, Canoeing

Historical Items

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Item 11073

New England Marathon Canoe Championships, Gardiner, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-07-13 Location: Gardiner; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 8393

Greenleaf H. Davis, Lower Shin Pond

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8988

Near Carrying Place Rips, 1928

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1928 Location: Carrying Place Twp. Media: Photographic print


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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.