Maine Adventures, LLC is owned and operated by Craig Bailey, a Registered Maine Guide.
The love of the Maine woods was instilled in Craig by his Dad (Dick Bailey) who would frequently take the family on camping, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile excursions deep into the woods of Maine.
Growing up in the town of Millinocket, Craig, his family and friends would enter the vast Maine wilderness, less than 200 feet from their door-step, to hike, bike, fish or snowmobile at every possible opportunity.
As a father of 4 boys (all in their 20’s, at time of writing), Craig, along with his family, have experienced countless excursions into and safely out of the woods.
Of particular interest is the fact that Craig and his brother (Roger) have participated in the Kenduskeag Stream canoe race numerous times without (yet) capsizing their canoe at the treacherous 6-mile falls!
While a native Mainer, Craig and his family have lived and traveled well beyond the borders of our great state and country only to return home again.
Why a Registered Maine Guide?
As a child Craig wanted to be a Forest Ranger, so he could work in the woods of Maine. On getting older he forgot about this ambition and pursued a career in technology. That said, during a high percentage of his nights, weekends and vacations he would find himself on adventures in the woods or on the waters: mountain biking, hiking, skiing, canoeing, fishing, snowmobiling and camping with family and friends.
During the summer of 2013 he hired a Registered Maine Guide to take him and 2 of his boys on a trip on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (an absolutely outstanding Northwoods adventure). It was at this time that a seed was planted: wouldn’t it be cool to be a Registered Maine Guide?
As of January 2019 he passed the test and received his Specialized Recreational guide license. This means he has met the qualifications to guide watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiling and camping activities in the State of Maine.
In closing, Craig has significant wilderness experience to share. After spending many years guiding his business clients to the successful completion of “bet their business”, mission critical projects, he’ll now “also” be guiding his adventurous clientele into the woods and on the waters of Maine. This is especially important, given a recent article in the Bangor Daily News, where it was mentioned:
As people spend more time in front of screens and children grow up with what author Richard Louv calls “nature deficit disorder,” the role of the Registered Maine Guide may be more important than ever.
If you’d like to experience a guided adventure into the woods or on the waters of Maine, please Contact Us. We’d be happy to discuss this with you and put together a trip to match your ambitions.