DD and Willow, coming at you. We’ve recently discovered a great new Bangor Adventure, and we are THRILLED to share it with you! It all started one rainy day…..when the weather calls for rain for days, and days, and days, what’s a pair of adventures to to do? We were sorting out our weekend plans when we saw Maine Yoga Adventure’s Maine Bounce ‘n Beer event come across our facebook feeds and decided that this was the perfect way to spend a rainy spring day and meet some new friends! Maine Yoga Adventures has a mission to reconnect people to the outdoors and nature and incorporate yoga into fun activities throughout Maine and beyond! Maine Yoga Adventures is run by Holly Twining who is a yoga instructor and adventure babe extraordinaire. We love their mission and were excited to join them on this excursion!
We met the crew at the Orono Trampoline Park where we engaged in some good old-fashioned bouncing and frivolity. If you haven’t taken a trip to the trampoline park, it’s totally worth the trip for young and old alike. It’s great for big kids, big little kids, and adults that think they are kids. DD was a bit worried it would be packed with screaming kids on a rainy day like this, but this place is HUGE. SO HUGE. Like a whole county huge. Plus it was early, so it wasn’t that packed. It was a fantastic time. We got a great workout and learned some new skills! Willow mastered the slack line and DD, Holly and Amy owned their handstands.
If you’re not doing this as part of a Maine Yoga Adventures, individual tickets cost $14.00/hour for adults and it’s worth every penny! See here for additional rates + info. After an hour of bouncing, we headed to Bangor to get on the Growler Bus for a misty, soggy trip down the Maine coast. We poured some Liquid Sunshine from Black Bear Brewing and made our way down Route 1 with Justin at the wheel.
Our first stop was at the Penobscot Bay Brewing and Winterport Winery, right in Willow’s hometown + down the street from where DD currently resides. Owner Joan helped us pick the right samplings for our palates while owner Mike gave us a tour of the brewery! After learning about what we were imbibing, went upstairs for some lighthearted yoga lead by Holly and Amy. After our session, we went back to the tasting room for mango mimosas and finished off our time there with some purchases.
Back on the bus, we enjoyed some beverages and snacks that Holly had provided (including birthday cake for Amy). We jammed out to tunes, laughed, and enjoyed the misty ride down the coast.
Our next stop was Threshers Brewing Company in Searsmont. This brewery is right off Route 3 just outside of Belfast and was founded by two carpenters. Their beer was great and we loved chatting up with the locals and bartenders. We enjoyed some BBQ from the Grinning Dog Barbeque and a game of darts. This place is definitely worth the detour!
After our tasting and lunch, we had a dance party on the bus before heading back to the coast for our final stop of the day, Marshall Wharf Brewing in Belfast.
Marshall Wharf is a midcoast essential. We love their beer, they have an awesome biergarten and they throw a great party every October. (Be sure to check out their 10th Year of Beer on October 14th.) We started in the tasting room and then David gave us a tour of the brewery and shared the history of the brewery. We enjoyed the fire in the biergarten and then made our way over to the footbridge for our final outing of the day.
Maine Yoga Adventures showed us an awesome time and we can’t wait to join them again! Their adventures are not to be missed!
IMPORTANT ADVENTURE DETAILS:
Cost: $120.00 per person – includes everything you see above + vegetarian lunch (we bought our lunch – pork sliders – but a vegetarian option was included)
To connect with Holly and book your own Maine Yoga Adventure – she can be reached at the following:
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