What we're about

Get your mindfulness on as we explore the beautiful outdoors of our home state. Single/multi-day hikes, backpacking, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing are just a few of the adventures we'll be planning over the next weeks and months. All comers are welcome and difficulties will be broadened to make sure our members feel included.

Looking for chill, open-minded and diverse members that can bring unique life experiences, wisdom and just great conversation on the expeditions.


It is the responsibility of each member to adhere to Maine CDC guidelines in regards to mandatory quarantine and testing requirements if applicable before joining us. Although we are mostly outdoors, the risk of disease transmission is still a possibility. Your safety and the safety of our members is of the utmost importance. Please find the latest here: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious... (https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/travel.shtml).


While the organizers will do their best to ensure the safety and wellbeing of members (AKA Adventurers), each individual that chooses to participate in our activities hereby agrees to the following release summarized from Section 6 from Terms of Service with MeetUp:

To the full extent permitted by applicable law, you agree not to hold us (Portland Adventurers of Maine) responsible for negligence in connection with Content, a Meetup group, or Meetup event.

To the full extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to release us from claims, demands, and damages (direct and consequential) (“Claims”), arising out of or in any way connected with any transaction other members, or in connection with a Meetup group or a Meetup event. You also agree, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, to release organizers from Claims based on an organizer’s negligence arising out of or in any way connected with their Content, a Meetup group, or a Meetup event. You waive and relinquish all rights and benefits that you have or may have under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code or any similar provision of statutory or non-statutory law of any other jurisdiction to the fullest extent permitted by law.

You acknowledge that some Meetup events carry inherent dangers, such as the risk of illness, bodily injury, disability, or death. By participating in these events, you understand and agree that you have freely chosen to assume these risks. Complete terms of service can be found here: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002860032-Is-the-Terms-of-Service-an-agreement-between-Organizers-and-members-


All members that join Portland Adventurers of Maine agree to the following risks and release from claims:
Inherent hazards and risks include but are not limited to: 1. Risk of injury from the activity and equipment utilized is significant including the potential for permanent disability and death. 2. Falling, causing broken bones severe injuries to the head, neck and back which may result in severe impairment or even death. 3. All "act of nature," including but not limited to avalanche, rock fall, inclement weather, thunder and lighting, severe and or varied wind, temperature and other weather conditions. 4. Risks associated with crossing, climbing or down-climbing of rock, snow and/or ice. 5. Risks associated with river crossings, or portaging. 6. Possible equipment failure and/or malfunction of my own or others' equipment, which may have been rented, borrowed, or personally owned. 7. My own negligence and/or the negligence of others, including employees, agents, independent contractors or representatives of including but not limited to operator failure. 8. Cold weather and heat related injuries and illness including but not limited to frostnip, frost bite, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunburn, hypothermia and dehydration. 9. Attack by or encounter with insects, reptiles, and/or animals. 10. Accidents or illness occurring in remote places where there are no available medical facilities. 11. Fatigue chill, and/or dizziness, which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of accident 12. My sense of balance, physical coordination, and ability to follow instructions. *I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in Injury, illness, or death.

Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement: In consideration for being permitted to participate in any way in Portland Adventurers of Maine activities, I hereby agree, acknowledge and appreciate that: 1. I HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, owner (Bilal R. Ahmad) and co-organizers, herein referred to as releasees. 2. To release the releasees, their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, and volunteers, from liability and responsibility whatsoever and for any claims or causes of action that I, my estate, heirs, survivors, executors, or assigns may have for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death arising from the above activities whether caused by active or passive negligence of the releasees or otherwise. By executing this document (by virtue of electronically signing up to participate), I agree to hold the releasees harmless and indemnify them in conjunction with any injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property that may occur as a result of engaging in the above activities. 3. By entering into this Agreement, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by the releasees, other than what is set forth in this Agreement. This release shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of this release is found to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be enforceable. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP LEGAL RIGHTS BY JOINING PORTLAND ADVENTURERS OF MAINE, AND I AGREE TO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

Past events (32)

Camden Hike and Drinks

Mount Battie Road

Tumbledown Mountain Hike and Brews

Needs a location

Kayaking the Saco River with Sandy beach fun

Lovewell Pond

Ragged and Spruce Trail Redux

Ragged Mountain

Photos (159)