New and Updates


Greetings! With an interesting first year of the Maine Adventure Challenge, we've realized that we should make some tweaks to make it more suitable to folks visiting the coast of Maine during our prime Spring to Fall seasons. We're researching some new ideas, including some cool digital course elements. Also, we're thinking through other lodging options to help counteract our peak season hotel rates.


While we have paused the 2018 challenge, we're still passionate about challenging you to experience Maine in a new way. Stay tuned and subscribe below for updates.


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The Maine Adventure Challenge is the perfect blend of physical and mental challenges with incredible views of the Maine coast. Are you ready for an unforgettable experience?

The Maine Adventure Challenge is a live, puzzle-orientated adventure game that will take you through the prettiest villages, up mountains and around the shorelines of coastal Maine. 


Decipher clues (that will get increasing more difficult as you go) and solve mysterious codes. Each solution will take you down a new path or up a new summit all while you enjoy spectacular scenery. 



This is a mentally and physically demanding challenge, an extreme adventure that is NOT a walk in the park (though you might find yourself walking through the park). The challenge is designed to take approximately 2 days. Some may be able to complete the challenge faster, and others may take much longer; it's not necessary to do it all at once. The challenge is open when the mud dries up in mid-May through the end our our beautiful fall foliage season in late October. Your challenge pass is good for the whole 2017 season and no reservations are necessary, unless you opt for our Getaway Package where you'll make reservations with a participating inn. 


You can run or walk, it's your choice because it's not a race. While not necessary for completion, some parts of the challenge can be accessed by bike and kayak helping you navigate faster... or at least making it that much more fun for those traveling with bikes or kayaks. 



think    -    explore    -    solve    -    endure 



make your vacation more extreme

with an adventure challenge!



Where does the Maine Adventure Challenge take place, and when?


The 2017 challenge takes place in Camden, Maine and neighboring Lincolnville. 

The mid-coast region is located about 1.5 hours north of Portland and 1 hour south of Augusta.


All MACPack partner hotels and inns are easy to find on coastal Route 1.


The course is open 7 days a week, in all weather conditions, from June 2nd - October 15th 2017


Once you've registered you'll receive your starting location where you'll pick up your Adventure trail kit, your first clue and you'll be ready to go!


With a little hard work, some smart game play, and a sense of adventure (and perhaps a sense or humor) you'll complete the challenge. At the end comes a sense of accomplishment knowing that you overcame a challenge that not all are able to complete.



Upcoming Adventure Challenges include:

  • Corporate Edition - The ultimate team building adventure
  • The Downeast Challenge- Explore Maine's northern coast including Cadillac Mountain where the sun first rises in the USA
  • The Northern Maine Woods Challenge - Our most extreme Adventure
  • The Urban Maine Challenge - Explore Maine's most urban environment, a mixture of food, culture and mystery.













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