Sports & Recreation
The University of Maine at Farmington has a rich history in sports — and in outdoor recreation. It's an active, outdoorsy college that successfully combines competitive sports, participatory recreation, love of the great outdoors, and strong academics.
Our New Outdoor Recreation Activities Offerings
The University has recently developed an expanded menu of exciting new Outdoor Recreation activities that combine the best the area has to offer with the campus Fitness & Recreation Center and the University's many student-run outdoor recreation clubs and activities:
- Hiking nearby trails and mountains
- Overnight hiking/camping trips
- Weekend kayaking and canoeing trips
- White water rafting
- Skiing and snowboarding trips
- Mountain biking trips
- And more outdoor adventures
Farmington is a member of the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference and the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) Reynolds Division.
If you're interested in competing in sports at the collegiate level but just can't make the time commitment varsity athletics requires, then Club Sports may be a perfect option for you. Club Sports are student-led sports teams or sports-related organizations. Some Club Sports teams compete against other colleges and universities — others do not.
Fitness & Recreation Center
Open 7 days a week, year-round, the on-campus UMF Fitness & Recreation Center is the hub of student health, activity, and now — outdoor recreation.
- Fully-equipped weight room with free weights and machines
- A large cardio fitness area with equipment
- Three multipurpose courts
- 1/8 mile walking/jogging track
- 25-yard swimming pool
And Now the Hub of Outdoor Recreation, Too
The UMF Fitness & Recreation Center is also the hub of our new Outdoor Recreation Program. It's where you'll embark on epic outdoor adventures, such as:
- Hiking Tumbledown Mountain
- Overnight camping at Gulf Hagas
- Whitewater rafting the Kennebec River
- Mountain biking the Carrabassett Rail Trail
- Skiing at Saddleback
- Snowboarding at Sugarloaf
- Snow-tubing at Black Mountain
- Snowshoeing on the Maine Huts & Trails System
- Geo-caching locations in Farmington
Intramural Sports are where you compete against (and play with) other Farmington students, usually after classes or in the evenings.
Most intramurals here are co-ed and they're a great way to get to know other students and take a
well-deserved break from the books. Student participation in intramurals is big. And the fun is huge.