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Shinrin Yoku Forest Walk, Boothbay

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Experience being in the woods through a guided Shinrin Yoku, or "Forest Bathing" walk. Discover the health boosting benefits of moving slowly and mindfully through the forest. This walk consists of a series of invitations, in which participants slow down and open their senses, while interacting with the natural world. Enhance your health, wellness, and happiness during this easy walk that covers only a ½ mile in about 1 hour. This hike will be led by Boothbay Region Land Trust…

Winter Skills Day, Liberty

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Midcoast Conservancy is partnering with Maine Sport Outfitters to offer a Winter Skills Day in Liberty. Spend the afternoon behind the Walker School and see what fun can be had in a winter environment. Experts in the field of Winter Camping will offer an afternoon of skills training for those interested in learning about winter camping and recreating. Participants will learn to build a winter campsite, and will be introduced to several different shelter options, from building a quinzee to…

Bald Pate Mt. Snowshoe, Bridgton

February 4

The trails at Bald Pate Mountain offer scenic views, a forest returning from past timber harvests and ice-storm damage, a unique pitch pine habitat with fragile soils at the summit, and a haven for wildlife. A relatively easy mountain hike with options for a steeper climb up 360' to the top or a gentler longer ascent. Summit at 1100'. Views to Pleasant Mountain and the lakes in the area. A mid morning start with lunch at the top. Snowshoes and…

Snowshoeing in Topsham

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Alice's Awesome Adventures to snowshoe and look for winter animal habitats and tracks. We'll visit a winter bog, check out some trails, and have fun!

Winter Tracking and Snowshoe/Hike, Rockport

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Winter is a fantastic time to get out and explore a Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve! Join MCHT steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen on Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for a lively morning outdoors on Saturday, February 4, and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer. Fresh snow can capture animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught any other season. With its varied habitat of woods and field, Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport…

Family Fun at Raymond Community Forest, Raymond

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Loon Echo staff for a snowshoe hike and scavenger hunt at the brand new Raymond Community Forest. Varied terrain and impressive views await those that explore this special preserve. Traction devices may be necessary in the event of ice. If conditions allow, we will build “Raymond” the giant snowman to welcome friends to the preserve during the winter! Hot chocolate and cookies will round out the event.

Winter Animals and Their Tracks, Hinckley

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore Maine's winter Animals in the L.C. Bates Museum and then go outside to look for their tracks and signs.

Afternoon on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our goal is to enjoy a winter day in Maine out in the snow on the trail to explore nature at a leisurely pace. This activity is oriented for family groups and children are welcome. For newcomers to the ET we will give a brief history of the development of the trail and exciting plans to extend it southward. The trail is constructed on the old Eastern Railroad bed and it is relatively flat and easy going. Depending on the trail…

Acadia Winter Festival 2017

February 11 - February 12

Find your winter in Maine! Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hosts Acadia Winter Festival 2017! Join us February 10 – 12, 2017. New and interesting indoor and outdoor winter activities await. Enjoy park science right here in Acadia. Event List: Friday, February 10 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Cross Country ski with Schoodic Institute President Mark Berry and Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Meet the 2017 AWF poster winner and artist, Judy Taylor.…

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