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!

A member of the U N E surf club catches a wave


Outing Club

One of the largest clubs on campus, Outing Club offers members numerous opportunities to explore Maine and New Hampshire — including an annual spring break trip. 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. 

Tripp Henderson
The future of outdoor rec at UNE is about building a campus-wide program with access for everybody to get involved in whatever they're interested in when it comes to the outdoors.

Equipment Room

The Equipment Room is fully stocked for your next outdoor adventure. Check out our offerings in the Campus Center Student Fitness Center, including:

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


Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the academic semester. During semester breaks, hours vary. Please contact Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation, Tripp Henderson, at jhenderson8@une.edu for more information.

Small Boat Loan

Members of the UNE community (students, faculty, and professional staff) may use the small boat fleet Friday–Sunday from 12–5 p.m. 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 bike-sharing network on the Biddeford Campus. Zagster users can register online for free access to the system with a UNE email address.

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