Outdoor Recreation

If you enjoy nature’s playground, the Biddeford Campus of UNE is the place to be. Located so close to many outdoor recreation areas, your choices for fun in the great outdoors are endless! Canoeing, kayaking, skiing, sailing, hiking, biking, surfing, camping, rock climbing or just lying on the beach are all ways that UNE students have fun on the weekends. So grab your gear, and get going!

The six recreation clubs include:

Outing Club
One of the largest clubs on campus, Outing Club offers members numerous opportunities to explore Maine and New Hampshire. If you like hiking, kayaking, or camping Outing Club is for you!

Sailing Club
The UNE Sailing Club offers learn to sail clinics throughout the semester in 420 sailboats steps from residence halls. Additional off campus charters on traditional Maine Schooners, and the opportunity to race amongst other collegiate teams keep students involved. 

Scuba Club (Under Pressure)
Want to learn to Scuba Dive? Scuba club hosts certification classes, and many open water dives each year. When the water gets too cold the club moves into the UNE pool and enjoys the warm water to practice their skills and have fun. 

The clubs of the Recreation Council encourage new members to get in contact at getinvolved.une.edu!

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Surf Club
With some of the best surfing on the east coast just minutes from the UNE campus, Surf Club has a great time teaching new students how to surf. Join the club and borrow equipment anytime to catch a wave (restrictions apply).

Rowing Club
Crew is popular at UNE, and this club is for the casual rower as well as the competitive. The club rows from the Biddeford Campus on the Saco River, and competes across the Northeast. 

Ride 24/7 (Ski and Board)
Want to spend your winter on the mountain? Ride 24/7 provides rides to local mountains, discounted season passes, and local events that share the love of alpine sports. 

Equipment Room

The Equipment Room is fully stocked for your next outdoor adventure. Check out our offerings in the Campus Center Student Involvement Suite.

  • Bikes
  • Backpacks
  • Skis
  • Wetsuits
  • Camping Equipment
  • Bike and ski repair and tuning 
  • Maps and guidebooks 
  • ​and more!

Equipment Room hours

Monday–Sunday 9 a.m.–11 p.m. during the academic semester
By appointment during semester breaks; bwallace2@une.edu

Small Boat Loan

Members of the UNE community (students, faculty, and staff) may use the small boat fleet Thurs- Sunday 10am-5pm. Kayaks, Canoes, and Rowboats are available to use on the Saco River, weather permitting, April - October from the Kiosk. Bring your UNE ID to check out a boat. 

Zagster Bike Share

UNE has partnered with Zagster to provide a bikesharing network on the Biddeford Campus for the 2016-17 academic year. Users can register onine at zagster.com/une for free access to the system with a UNE email address. Stations at the Campus Center, Decary Hall, and The Alfond Forum supported over 2300 rides and counting in the first semester!

Outdoor Recreation