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1,500 mile paddle ends in Kittery Harbor

Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, is the message behind an epic journey called Paddle Quest, that ended today in Kittery Harbor. The 1,500 mile solo trip that started in Old Forge, New York, was made by John Connelly, president and CEO of Adventurous Joe Coffee.

KITTERY HARBOR (WGME)-- Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, is the message behind an epic journey called Paddle Quest, that ended today in Kittery Harbor.

The 1,500 mile solo trip that started in Old Forge, New York, was made by John Connelly, president and CEO of Adventurous Joe Coffee.

The 70 day trip took him through two countries, four states, 22 streams and 58 lakes, with just two days off.

"The entire trip, I stayed within my comfort zone, in terms of what I felt I could do physically and what I could do skills wise, and I did sit out a couple of days because of weather. Two of those days were thunderstorms. That's something you just don't mess around with is thunderstorms. That's just the universe telling you it's time to do your laundry," says John Connelly, Paddle Quest.

Experts say Americans spend about 93 percent of their lives indoors.

Connelly wants to see that changed.

Connolly hopes his adventure will help inspire others to spend more time outdoors.

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