OIP Trips

Upcoming Trips and Activities


Acadia National Park

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Join us for sightseeing at Acadia National Park and lunch in Bar Harbor! We will depart from Estabrooke Hall at 10:00am and return by 6:00pm. Plan to bring water & snacks, money for lunch, and comfortable walking shoes. This trip will be $10/adult and $5/child.

Maine Bound Trips

OIP will be providing a limited number of 50% fee waivers for select Maine Bound trips. The Maine Bound Adventure Center offers adventures led by experienced outdoor leaders to some of Maine’s most beautiful locations.  Transportation and most equipment provided. Take advantage of this offer to get a 50% credit for the trip fee and get out and explore Maine!

Follow directions carefully to request waiver and register:
1. Click the links below to request the fee waiver for the desired trip.
2.  AFTER receiving APPROVAL notification go to  https://umaine.edu/mainebound/programs/schedule/ to register for the trip through Maine Bound, or go to the MB center in person to register.
3.  Upon registration, you will pay the FULL fee. OIP will verify your attendance on the trip and post a credit equal to 50% of the fee to your student account.
Bigelow Region Hike – 5 waivers available
October 2, 2021

Hike to a beautiful 360 degree vistas to view Maine’s amazing fall foliage and nearby Flagstaff Lake! A wonderful trip for anyone interested in gaining more hiking experience while experiencing Maine’s fall views! (Difficulty: Intermediate)

Fall Break Canoe Expedition (2 nights) – 2 waivers available
October 9-12, 2021

Canoe 34 miles on a classic Maine Adventure! Over 3 nights and 4 days you’ll learn about navigation, paddle strokes, portaging, and backcountry cooking. The Moose Bow Loop offers mountain views, winding rivers, and is spectacular when the leaves change color. If you’re lucky, you might see a moose! Take a break from school, breathe in the crisp fall air, and spend a few days in the woods. (Difficulty: Intermediate/Challenging)

Cadillac Mountain Sunrise Hike (in Acadia) – 5 waivers available
November 6, 2021

From October to March, Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the U.S. to see the sunrise. Join us on a trek up the highest point along the North Atlantic seacoast and learn about the ecology and history of Acadia National Park. Watch the sunrise on top of Cadillac Mountain! (Difficulty: Intermediate)

Sign up here!

Night Hike Up Big Chick Hill – 5 waivers available
November 19, 2021
*Trip Full*

Join us for a moonlight hike up Big Chick hill! Learn about constellations, night time navigation, and basic map and compass skills. (Difficulty: Easy)

Sign up here!

Climbing Wall – 10 waivers available
November 21, 2021
Join us for a two-hour climbing session at the Maine Bound climbing wall!
Sign up link coming soon.
**Please note that the fee waivers are available ONLY to enrolled UMaine international students.

Zillman Art Museum

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Join us for an afternoon of art, coffee, and shopping! We will take the 1:30pm bus to Bangor and walk to the newly expanded Zillman Art Museum, which opened five new galleries this month. Then we will spend some time in downtown Bangor for coffee and shopping, and take the 5:15pm bus back to Orono.
Meet at the Memorial Union bus loop at 1:25pm, or meet us at the Museum at 2:00.

Fort Knox & Observatory

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800s. After touring the Fort we will go up the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, the tallest bridge observatory in the world! It has spectacular 360-degree views of the Penobscot River and Bay, the Maine countryside, and the distant western mountains. We will depart from Estabrooke Hall at 12:00pm and return by 5:00pm. Plan to bring water & snacks and comfortable walking shoes. This event will be $10/adult and $5/child.

Sign up here!

Learn about Fort Knox & Observatory: https://www.fortknoxmaine.com/

Trip to Portland

Saturday, November 20

Join our full-day trip event in Portland, Maine. We will be going to the Maine Mall, downtown Portland, and more!

Registration is required – sign up link coming soon!

Learn about Portland, Maine: https://www.visitportland.com/

Trip to Freeport

Saturday, December 4

Join our trip to Freeport, Maine! We will be shopping, getting food, and admiring the beautiful Christmas lights.

Registration is required – sign up link coming soon!

Learn about Freeport, Maine: https://www.visitfreeport.com/


Past Trips and Activities

Tubing at Hermon Mountain

Pizza at OIP then Men’s Ice Hockey Game

Campus Museum Tour

Festival of Lights

Hiking & Night Sky Festival in Acadia National Park


Trip Suggestion?

We are starting to think about trips for next semester (Spring 2022)!
Do you have any suggestions? A place you really want to visit or activity you really want to do?
Let us know by emailing frances.woodworth@maine.edu.