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A busy, busting-at-the-seams summer is grand. Also grand? A little down time. But not too down—these late-summer and fall retreats include meditation and yoga, hiking, writing, sailing and local beer.

Yoga & Wellness Cruise
Aug. 5–9
Aboard Angelique, Camden
sailangelique.com
Yoga and a sailboat. It’s a splendid and oh-so-relaxing combination. This four-night sail includes yoga, breath work, healthy meals and snacks, plus time for you to kick back with a book or take a nap or just sit and think, “wow, I’m on a sailboat.” ($860)

Beer lovers will appreciate the Beer Geek Retreat—three days of beer and camping at Thomas Point Beach and Campground in Brunswick. Photo courtesy of Beer Geek Retreat

Beer Geek Retreat!
Aug. 11–13
Thomas Point Beach and Campground, Brunswick
beergeekretreat.com
Three days of beer and camping. This is a beer-lover’s dream. Enjoy themed bottle shares, break-out sessions with industry speakers, live music, a Beer Geek Olympics, field trips, food trucks, yoga and more. Did we mention the beer? ($100 in advance, $115 that weekend)

Back to Earth, A Weekend Retreat
Aug. 19–20
Lonesome Lake Hut, White Mountains, New Hampshire*
sup-yo.com 
SUP yoga and hiking in the White Mountains. Meet the group at the trailhead for a guided hike to the hut. Paddleboard yoga classes both days on Lonesome Lake, plus opportunities to hike, swim, read a book, and eat good food. *Not in Maine, but it’s close! ($259)

The Salty Quill, Writing Retreat for Women
Sept. 30–Oct. 7
McGee Island
thesaltyquill.com
Seize the uninterrupted writing time you’ve been fantasizing about for years with a women’s writing retreat on McGee’s Island, a 110-acre private island located 3 miles off the coast of Port Clyde. You’ll revel in “gads of uninterrupted writing time.” Also included: three meals a day, after-dinner readings and critiques, and the chance to clear your head or discover inspiration on the island’s trails and coastal waters. Full- and half-week options available, as well as scholarships for two writers. ($1,050 to $1,900, scholarships available)

Women’s Autumn Retreat
Oct. 20–22
Sunday River, Newry
samudrastudioyoga.com
Get thee to the mountains! Spend a few days at a mountain retreat home and enjoy some time for yourself. This autumn foliage retreat includes healthy meals, daily yoga (including SPA Yoga and yoga nidra) and meditation, as well as personal time to explore nature, journal, or hang in the hot tub under the stars. ($350)

A fall retreat with Disconnection Retreats includes yoga, trail running, hiking, local craft brews, locally sourced, feel-good food and a friendly takeover of Maine Forest Yurts. Photo courtesy of Courtney Elizabeth Media

Disconnection Retreats
Oct. 12–15
Maine Forest Yurts, Pownal
disconnectionretreats.com
Immerse yourself in the simplicity of nature and authentic human connection. And yurts. This retreat from Disconnection Retreats includes yoga, trail running, hiking, local craft brews, locally sourced, feel-good food and a friendly takeover of Maine Forest Yurts. ($599)

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