What to Bring on your Tour
Being prepared for a variety of weather conditions is the most important aspect of exploring Maine comfortably. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and activities you plan on doing. You also need to bring backup clothing in order to be prepared for constantly changing weather conditions year round and on a daily basis!
Bring on Most Tours
- Comfortable and supportive footwear with good traction
- Backpack if you have it
- Water bottle
- Cash and credit card
- Medications (if needed)
- Clothing to match the weather conditions and activity
- Extra layers
- Any chance of rain? Bring that too.
Discounted rental fees do apply for those needing bikes, boards, or skis. No additional fee applies for those using their own equipment.
Dress for Success
Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors! If you’re coming to Maine and you don’t want to be stuck inside missing all of its magic then you need to come prepared with:
May through September
- Sun protection-hat, sunglasses, sunblock
- Raingear- waterproof jacket ,pants, and hiking boots or waterproof sneakers
- Bug protection depending on where you are- hat, long sleeves, pants, bug repellent
- Fleece or wool layers for cooler times
- Warm hat for cold days or evenings
October through April
- Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
- Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
- Warm boots, gloves, hats, face masks or scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
- Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
- Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its lightweight and warm characteristics.
- Avoid cotton. It will get wet, stay wet, and make you cold much faster than wool, poly blends or fleece.