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Acadia Photo Hunt

Acadia Photo Hunt

February 3 - March 14

Join our weekly photo scavenger hunt to and share your Acadia experience with the hashtag #AcadiaPhotoHunt. Each week we'll pick our favorites to share on social media. Be sure to tag your photos with #GMOW too so we can share them with Great Maine Outdoor Weekend's social media audience too! The photo hunt will run for 5 weeks through the Acadia Winter Festival until March 14!

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Rain or Shine Club at Fels-Groves Farm Preserve, Yarmouth

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

The Royal River Conservation Trust's free Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard with a concise, thoughtful outing each week. Join the Club for a fun & well planned, no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free; rain (or snow) or shine. The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young families. Load your babies in backpacks or come toddle along. Everyone from infants to grandparents are welcome. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their…

Boothbay RLT Zak Hike

Hike the Winter Story Trail, Boothbay

February 12 - February 14

Read a family friendly book while you hike! Follow the illustrated signs along the trail as they tell a wintry tale that will warm your spirit. This easy 1 mile loop through field, forest, and along a salt marsh can be completed at your own pace and on your own time. Just drive to the trail head at Zak Preserve and you will see the start of the Winter Story Trail next to the kiosk.

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AMC and BTLT – Cathance River Preserve Snowshoe, Topsham

February 12

Help us kick off the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Preserve. AMC Maine Chapter leaders, Michelle and Stan Moody will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve. Michelle says this is one of her favorite hikes in the area. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can be magical in the…

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Winter StoryWalk at Mount A!

February 12
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until February 14, 2016

The Story Walk™ program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking trail. Discover this winter's NEW feature: "The Snowy Day", by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Elena Temporin. To find the story start at the base parking lot (where Mountain Road meets Ring Trail) and follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail (left at…

York Parks & Rec Snowman

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, York

February 12
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until February 14, 2016

Enter York’s 2nd Annual snowman sculpting CONTEST and have some fun in the snow this winter! The rules are simple: build your masterpiece starting now until the end of February vacation week, take a photo of it, and post it to York Parks and Recreation’s facebook page. The photos with the most “likes” win! Potential ‘Construction’ sites: the Town Hall front lawn, Sohier Park, Grant House, Mount A summit, wiggly bridge, your own yard For full guidelines visit: https://www.facebook.com/YorkMaine?fref=photo Contest…

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Princeton Elementary School Snowshoe Adventure, Grand Lake Stream

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to be hosting Princeton Elementary School on Friday, February 12th, for a snowshoeing adventure in the Farm Cove Community Forest. Over 20 students and teachers will be led through fresh powder to discover the wonders of the Maine woods in the middle of winter! This event is generously sponsored by the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend's School Partnerships Fund, helping schools connect with local environmental and outdoor organizations. For more information, please email cbrown@downeastlakes.org.

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President Lincoln Stove Pipe Hat Snowshoe, Norway

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Lincoln's birthday on the snowshoe trails at Shepard's Farm Family Preserve in Norway. The 2 mile trail meanders amongst six newly installed Bernard Langlais sculptures, including one called 'Bird Houses' that may include Benjamin Franklin and honest Abe. Wear a stove pipe hat just for fun. Free, but donations to the Western Foothills Land Trust welcomed. Registration is required.

PWA La Verna Preserve

Hike at PWA’s La Verna Preserve, Bristol

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a joint Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) and Damariscotta River Association (DRA) hike at PWA’s La Verna Preserve. Join the fun and hike or snowshoe, weather depending, to the beautiful vista overlooking Muscongus Bay with Bill Claflin, PWA La Verna Preserve Steward, and Sarah Gladu, DRA Director of Education and Environmental Monitoring. Bring water and appropriate walking shoes, boots, and/or snowshoes. Binoculars and a camera are encouraged. This PWA and DRA family-friendly hike is…

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Lily Bay State Park Winter Trail Discovery, Greenville

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join a guided snowshoe/walk along the shoreline of Moosehead Lake – Maine’s largest lake. Come and snowshoe from Lily Bay State Park’s beach around Dunn Point to the Park Manager’s residence, where warm refreshments will be served lakeside. Along the way, learn how plant and animal life in the northern forest deal with the challenges and opportunities winter presents. Park Admission: $1.00 for ages 5-11, $4.00 for Maine residents ages 12-64, $6.00 for non-residents ages 12-65, $2.00 for non-residents 65…

Eastern Trail Alliance

Twilight Walk on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our twilight walk will start at the trail head at the rear of the Southern Maine Health Care Hospital parking lot. For newcomers to the ET we will give a brief history of the development of the trail and exciting plans to extend it southward as well as information about the Eastern Trail Alliance. The trail is constructed on the old Eastern Railroad bed and it is relatively flat and easy going. Depending on the trail conditions and weather we…

Blue Hill Heritage Trust Constellations

Constellations on the Mountain!, Blue Hill

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust, and Professor of Marine Transport at Maine Maritime Academy Dan Parrott, for a night of star gazing at the base of Blue Hill Mountain. We will have star charts on hand and Dan will be discussing and pointing out constellations and navigational stars. We will also have a fire for roasting marshmallows! Hope you can join us for this fun outdoors event!

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“Bird Identification Made Easy” by Bob Duchesne, Grand Lake Stream

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to be hosting a “Winter Birding Weekend,” celebrating the Great Backyard Bird Count and the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. On Friday, February 12th, join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust as we introduce the Great Backyard Bird Count with a special program led by renowned birder and founder of the Maine Birding Trail, Bob Duchesne. After a brief introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count, Mr. Duchesne will lead a presentation entitled, “Bird Identification…

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The Summit Project – Guest Speaker David J. Cote, Freeport

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Summit Project is a nationally recognized Maine-based organization that pays tribute to fallen service members from Maine who have died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. The organization was founded by David Cote, active-duty Marine Corps Major, Iraq war veteran and recipient of the “Marine of the Year Award” at the 11th-annual Military Times Service Members of the Year awards ceremony. David will tell us about his program that honors veterans by engraving their name on…

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Owls are Easy, Otters are Easier Presentation, Vinalhaven

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) and Vinalhaven Land Trust (VLT) invite you to join one of our favorite presenters, MCHT regional steward Kirk Gentalen, for a two part event as we celebrate GMOW. In his own words: “On Friday February 12th at 7 PM at the Washington School/Town Hall we’ll be presenting our slide show “Owls are easy, otters are easier: Year-round animal tracking on Vinalhaven.” This is event is followed the next morning (Saturday February 13th for those who…

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Winter StoryWalk at Mount A!

February 13
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until February 14, 2016

The Story Walk™ program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking trail. Discover this winter's NEW feature: "The Snowy Day", by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Elena Temporin. To find the story start at the base parking lot (where Mountain Road meets Ring Trail) and follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail (left at…

York Parks & Rec Snowman

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, York

February 13
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until February 14, 2016

Enter York’s 2nd Annual snowman sculpting CONTEST and have some fun in the snow this winter! The rules are simple: build your masterpiece starting now until the end of February vacation week, take a photo of it, and post it to York Parks and Recreation’s facebook page. The photos with the most “likes” win! Potential ‘Construction’ sites: the Town Hall front lawn, Sohier Park, Grant House, Mount A summit, wiggly bridge, your own yard For full guidelines visit: https://www.facebook.com/YorkMaine?fref=photo Contest…

Five Fields Farm Downhill race

5KM Nordic Downhill Challenge, Bridgton

February 13 - February 14

Test your XC skiing abilities by trying out this 5km Nordic Downhill Challenge at Five Fields Farm in Bridgton! Open during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for anyone to complete at any time. Here's how you enter this self-guided race: Check in at the Five Fields Farm warming hut to purchase your trail pass. Adult full day = $12 - After 2:00pm $10 Junior = Full Day $10 - After 2:00pm $8 Ski along the marked course to the highest…

MATLT Caribou Mtn

Caribou Mountain Snowshoe Hike, West Bethel

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike will be on Saturday, February 13th at 9am. We will be heading up Caribou Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest. While the mountain is not directly on the Appalachian Trail it is on Forest Service land (like much of the A.T. landscape to the south) and there are great views of areas where the trail passes to the west and north. Plus it is one of our favorite snowshoe trips!

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Tracking Walk/Snowshoe, Vinalhaven

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) and Vinalhaven Land Trust (VLT) on Saturday February 13th for a tracking walk/snowshoe (come on snow!) most likely in the Basin. We’ll meet at Skoog at 9:30am for that one. See you there! Also check out the presentation on Friday night by MCHT regional steward Kirk Gentalen, the first half of this two part event: http://www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/owls-otters-presentation-vinalhaven-feb2016/ All are welcome to attend one or both events.

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Snowshoe Exploration of the Burnt Meadow Mountains, Brownfield

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a snowshoe exploration of Brownfield's Burnt Meadow Mountains! As part of our monthly Easement Exploration Series, we will be trekking along the beautiful Burnt Meadow Mountains on the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust's King/Hayes Easement. Along with USVLT staff and the property owners, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service's Nels Liljedahl will lead our crew around this gorgeous property taking in the breathtaking views, a lookout tower, and an mysterious old stone structure. For more information on this…

Maine Audubon Fields Pond GMOW Celebration

Maine Audubon’s Winter Carnival, Falmouth

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a fun day of outdoor exploration and hands-on activities for all ages. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist and help protect wildlife and habitat in Maine. 10 am – 2 pm Free for members $7/general admission • Outdoor activities, including scavenger hunt, story walk, snow science station and giant snow shelter • Snowshoe rentals • Indoor arts & crafts • Learn about summer programs and citizen science projects • Music, refreshments & more!

Center for Wildlife Seeking Sweethearts

Seeking Sweethearts Winter Snowshoe with Mount A!, Cape Neddick

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know that owls begin looking for mates and selecting nesting sites as early as February? Join us in the Mount A Learning Lodge to learn about native owls, their nesting habits, and how to chat with owls during this vocal time of year. We'll meet some local representatives up close, and following the program, head onto the trails for a moonlit snowshoe hike! This program is open to all ages, and has a $7 suggested donation which goes…

TREE Center Winter Sports

Winter Sports on Bauneg Beg Lake, Sanford

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the TREE Center for a day of snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice skating and more! We will have food and drink available at the TREE Center's Commons Café. So whether you'd like a break from the cold or just want to take a cup out on the trails, we've got you covered. This event is open to people of all ages and abilities. If you'd like to try your luck at ice fishing but don't have a fishing…

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Snowshoe Hike, Limington

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Snowshoe hike at the base of Sawyer Mountain in Limington. We will look for animal tracks. Trailhead on Route 117 (2.5 miles south of Rout 25 and 2.4 miles north of Route 11)

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Exploring for Animal Tracks, Gorham

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to explore for animal tracks while snowshoeing our new 1-mile nature loop trail on our Hawkes Preserve. Learn to identify the wild animals living in the forest and along the Presumpscot River by the tracks they leave in the snow. The adventure will be led by Master Naturalist, Karen Herold and Presumpscot Regional Land Trust Executive Director, Rachelle Curran Apse. This is a family friendly event, we encourage everyone who is comfortable snowshoeing 1-mile to join us. Limited…

BTLT XC Ski Bowdoin

X-C Ski Bowdoin

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for an exploration of some of the lovely ski trails in the town of Bowdoin. This is an outing for intermediate-to experienced skiers only, as it will be 3 miles with some hills. You must have your own gear. Please no dogs. This event is FREE. RSVP for meeting location – limited space available.

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Snowshoe Walk with Rick Churchill, Bethel

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Mahoosuc Land Trust and the Western Mountains Senior College annual Great Maine Outdoor Weekend snowshoe trek with Rick Churchill and Bonnie Pooley, who will share their unique insights on the wonders of nature. The walk will tour the Valentine property on the North Road in Bethel, the first drive on the left after the cemetery. Hot drinks and snacks will follow. Meet at the Land Trust Office on Route 2 at 10 a.m. to carpool to the site.

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Winter in the Woods at Morse Pond Preserve, Georgetown

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites kids, adults, and families to explore Maine's winter splendor at Morse Pond Preserve on snowshoes during Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. On Saturday, February 13, join Maine Master Naturalists Volunteers Priscilla Seimer and Becky Kolak on a wintery nature walk. Discover the fascinating relationship of flora, fauna, and the forest as the snowflakes fly! Snowshoeing starts at 10:00 am and includes instruction, hot cocoa, and ample exploration. Don't own a pair of snowshoes? Don't…

Hirundo Family Fun Day

Winter Family Fun Day, Old Town

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Programs and activities for all ages and abilities include Dogsled rides, Winter Ecology Walk with Bucky Owen, "How animals cope with the cold", Winter Games includes a cross-country ski race for entry levels adult, junior & child, curling (weather dependent) or Snowshoe Biathlon! Tired? Take a break by the campfire; warm up with hot chocolate. Better yet, plan to spend the day. Pack a lunch and enjoy it next to the fireplace inside the Parker Reed shelter or buy grilled…

Vaughan Woods Snowshoe & Sledding

Vaughan Woods Snowshoe & Sledding Party, Hallowell

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead and the Kennebec Land Trust have partnered to offer a fun day of programs in Vaughan Woods and at the Homestead. 11:00 AM GUIDED SNOWSHOE Join the Kennebec Land Trust and Maine Master Naturalists for a winter walk/snowshoe through Vaughan Woods. Park at the Homestead at 2 Litchfield Road in Hallowell and meet in the Grange/Shop behind the barn. The hike is moderately difficulty. Dress to be outdoors. Please bring snow shoes. The walk is…

Maine Audubon Family Snowshoe

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Family Snowshoe, Holden

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Snowshoeing allows families to have an adventure in nature no matter what the weather brings. Join us for a guided ramble through the meadows and woods of Fields Pond, searching for tracks and stories in the snow. Gentle pace, all ages welcome. Snowshoes available to rent for $5.

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Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Family Snowshoe, Holden

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Snowshoeing allows families to have an adventure in nature no matter what the weather brings. Join us for a guided ramble through the meadows and woods of Fields Pond, searching for tracks and stories in the snow. Gentle pace, all ages welcome. Snowshoes available to rent for $5/each. $20 for Maine Audubon members/ $25 non-member per family

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Free Family Fun Day, Fort Kent

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free family fun day at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center Saturday, February 13th 2016 12:00- 4:00 pm Free ski and snowshoe rentals No Trail Fees Guided snowshoe and Ski Trail tours Beginner Ski lessons Story Walk and Scavenger Hunt Snacks and Hot Chocolate Bonfire and Smores

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Track Tromp, Hinckley

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join L.C. Bates for a guided walk on their trails to explore signs of animal life! $3 for adults and $1 for youth

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Explore the Middle Goosefare, Saco

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with members of Saco Valley Land Trust and Saco Bay Trails on a guided walk of the Middle Goosefare, a hidden gem of the Saco area. The walk will be easy to moderate in pace, and all ages are welcome to attend. Snow depth will dictate whether this will be a hike or snowshoe. Please come prepared for an outdoor winter event in warm, waterproof footwear, with snowshoes or ice grippers if appropriate. Snow…

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Snowshoe/Hike at Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary, Mt. Desert

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary Director Billy Helprin for a snowshoe or hiking exploration of the Sanctuary's woods and Somes Pond's edge. We will look and listen for birds, search for animal tracks and sign, and see how trees and other plants are coping with the stresses of winter. This SMWS hike is free and suitable for all ages, but sorry, no dogs permitted. Wear appropriate boots and snowshoes will hopefully be needed! Binoculars and cameras encouraged. Meet at the Pretty…

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Guided Snowshoe and Ski Tour, Rockport

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the staff at Aldermere Farm for a free guided snowshoe and ski tour through the scenic open pastures and woods of the Aldermere Farm property in Rockport. Bring your own gear. An RSVP is required so we can get a headcount. Please call 207-236-2739 or email jalbury@mcht.org. We'll meet at the main farmhouse at 20 Russell Avenue, Rockport, first to talk about the trails and then head out together.

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Family Snowshoe Adventure, Oakland

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Messalonskee School Trails, 1-2pm Messalonskee Middle School 33 School Bus Drive, Oakland Come explore beautiful trails right in the backyard of the Messalonskee Schools! Snowshoes for kids and adults available to borrow for free (on a limited basis).

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Winter Fun at Hobbs Farm, Acton

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us Saturday, February 13 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Hobbs Farm in Acton, Foxes Ridge Road, for some family fun activities. If there's snow, we'll be snowshoeing, and either way we're planning on hosting a big Capture the Flag game that's open to everyone of all ages. There will be hot cider and cookies, and a bonfire to warm up by. We hope to see you there!

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Snowshoe at Pondicherry Park, Bridgton

February 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pondicherry Park in the center of downtown Bridgton, is a 66 acre gem offering nearly 3 miles of gentle terrain for walking, snowshoeing, fishing and relaxing in all seasons. Conceived and built by Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) and Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT), the park was gifted to the Town in 2012. LELT holds a Conservation Easement on the park, protecting it in perpetuity. Maine Master Naturalist Leigh Hayes will lead guests through the park while providing expertise on tree…

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Snowshoeing Sebago Lake Sate Park, Casco

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will explore the ungroomed campground side of the park for a couple of hours. Terrain is relatively flat. After, those that are interested will gather at the Black Bear Cafe on Route 302 in Naples.  

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Bike Packing Bolivia – Guest Speaker Bill Yeo, Freeport

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In October 2015, Bill & Mike Yeo and 2 friends bike-packed around Bolivia’s Cordillera Real and Quimsa Cruz mountain ranges. Bill’s adventure film documents the 2 weeks they cycled through a myriad of climatic conditions—from snow & hail to oppressive heat. Enjoy close-up footage of forging rivers, dining in the streets with locals and climbing relentless switchbacks that lead up to lovely little mountain villages. Join us for this inspirational and motivating talk and get your wheels turning to plan…

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Winter StoryWalk at Mount A!

February 14
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until February 14, 2016

The Story Walk™ program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking trail. Discover this winter's NEW feature: "The Snowy Day", by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Elena Temporin. To find the story start at the base parking lot (where Mountain Road meets Ring Trail) and follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail (left at…

York Parks & Rec Snowman

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, York

February 14
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until February 14, 2016

Enter York’s 2nd Annual snowman sculpting CONTEST and have some fun in the snow this winter! The rules are simple: build your masterpiece starting now until the end of February vacation week, take a photo of it, and post it to York Parks and Recreation’s facebook page. The photos with the most “likes” win! Potential ‘Construction’ sites: the Town Hall front lawn, Sohier Park, Grant House, Mount A summit, wiggly bridge, your own yard For full guidelines visit: https://www.facebook.com/YorkMaine?fref=photo Contest…

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Valentine’s Day Tracking Walk, Unity

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Moulton's Mill Trailhead in Unity Sunday, February 14th, 9-12 Footprints in the snow, bite marks on a tree, or a trail of crushed leaves... who lives in your backyard? Fall in love with your animal neighbors as we visit them in their own habitats and follow the tracks and sign they leave behind to learn about who they are and what they are doing during the wintertime. Beavers, bunnies, bobcats or barred owls-- who knows what we'll find?…

Valentine Ski Date, Bethel

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come out for some XC Skiing with your Valentine (or just treat yourself!) on Sunday, February 14th at Carters XC Ski Center in Bethel. Rentals available - $15.00 ski pkg. $12.00 snowshoes. Trail passes $15/person. Free chocolate for every skier. 10% off on clothing and accessories. Free season pass for 2016 and 2017 when you buy a complete ski package.

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Snowshoe at Philbrick Trail, Skowhegan

February 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Come join members from Somerset Woods on a snowshoe through Philbrick Trails. The trails lead through stands of hemlock and white pine and provide views of the Kennebec River. Bring along the family, as the trails provide easy snowshoeing and often provide good viewing of various animal tracks throughout the woodlot and river's edge.

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Mellie Dunham Snow Shoe Festival Games, Norway

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A perfect wintertime event for the whole family. Enjoy learning about the history of Norway's Snowshoe Industries as you compete in snowshoe games in the field at Roberts Farm Preserve. 3-legged race, 100 yd dash, egg & spoon race, musical chairs, and the world's only Snowshoe Wife Carry. New for 2016 will be the Bernard Langlais Cow and Horse family relay. Cocoa and cookies and chocolate snowshoes for participants. Extra-credit for anyone wearing traditional wooden snowshoes and woolens. This event…

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Androscoggin Riverlands State Park Snowshoe Hike, Turner

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please join ALT for a guided snowshoe hike through the historic Androscoggin Riverlands State Park. The state park was once a quaint Turner village that was destroyed in 1927 by rising waters of the newly constructed Gulf Island Dam. As we explore the property we'll try to locate the foundations of homes that were destroyed by the rising waters, and we'll also hear stories of how the park was first conserved in 1991 by conservationists who played a key role…

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Snowshoe & S’mores, Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a snowshoe or ski into  Our Upper East Branch Campsite on the East Branch of the Penobscot River where we will have a campfire and some more fixings as well as beverages. Conditions permitting we will have groomed trails for track and there may be some skate skiing on a portion of the trails. We post updated trail reports on the www.katahdinski.com  blog or Find Us on FaceBook at Katahdin Woods and Waters for photos , videos and updates.…

Maine Huts & Trails Photo Trek

Winter Photography Trek, Carrabassett Valley

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your camera! Maine Huts & Trails is hosting a Winter Photography Trek with professional photographer Cam Held. This free event will start at the Airport Trailhead in Carrabassett Valley at 10am on Sunday, February 14th. You'll capture frozen waterfalls, rivers, and hopefully some wildlife as you make your way to picturesque Poplar Falls. Cam will guide you in taking the perfect shot, and give you expert tips to make your photos look perfect. Participants are encouraged to continue on…

Fat Bike Demo, Jefferson

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Curious about Fat Bikes? Want to try one out on the trails before making a purchase? Bath Cycle and Ski will be at Hidden Valley with a variety of bikes for you to try. The trails might not be great for xc-skiing, but they're in perfect shape for fat bikes. Come experience the trails and a new sport. All experience levels are encouraged to come. We'll be out there from 10am-3ish. There will be casual guided and group rides on…

Snowshoe Hike at Lake George Regional Park, Skowhegan

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department Snowshoe Hike @ Lake George Regional Park (East Side) February 14 @ 11:00 am There are a limited number of snowshoes available.

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Annual Peterson Canal Hike, Bath

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A romantic way to spend the day outdoors with your sweetheart this Valentine's day! The public is invited to explore the scenery and history of Bath's Peterson Canal on Sunday, February 14 during Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. The New Meadows Lake Association, Bath Historical Society, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) are sponsoring this annual hike starting at 11:00am along this historic Maine canal. The canal was built to around 1790 to connect the Kennebec River…

Cathance River Education Alliance open house

Free Snowshoe Rentals & Ecology Center Open House, Topsham

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come visit the Cathance River Ecology Center, our off-grid, solar-powered education center and gateway to the 235-acre Cathance River Preserve. We'll have free snowshoe rentals for those who'd like to try snowshoeing on the five-mile trail system. Feel free to stop in and see the building's innovative green features, get trail suggestions, warm up with some hot cocoa, browse a book in our library, or check out our collections and displays.

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Guided Snowshoe Adventure, Bangor

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Enjoy and celebrate beautiful outdoor resources in Bangor. Head out across West Penjajawoc Grasslands to the Penjajawoc Marsh. If the Marsh is well frozen, we'll go all the way across the marsh, which is a wonderful adventure filled with cattail, alder, porcupine sign, and muskrat dens. Your guide will explain the Penjajawoc Preserve names and their locations to show how they're connected. If the Marsh isn’t frozen, we'll hike the marsh edge and along the forest edge of the Grasslands. Bring…

Snowshoe Trek in North Falmouth Community Forest

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we get out and explore part of Falmouth's largest conservation property. This one-mile hike along Poplar Ridge will reward us with good views of Hurricane Valley and a close look at several historic and natural features. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather and/or environmental conditions. Please dress appropriately and bring snacks and water. A limited number of snowshoes are available for participants. FMI: 699-5302 Meet at the roadside parking area between 547 & 561 Blackstrap…

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Reading Animal Tracks, Freeport

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience the joys of snowshoeing as we track animals through the park! Program is for both children and adults. Park admission is $1.00 for ages 5-11; $4.00 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $6.00 for non-residents ages 12-64; $2.00 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free.

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X-C Ski Kate Furbish Preserve, Brunswick

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Have you been to the beautiful new conservation area on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station? Come join us for a X-C outing at Kate Furbish Preserve. Holly Green local ski coach and teacher will lead us on a moderate-level, 3-4 mile, out and back ski, on open trails through the woods. We will reach a lovely view of Harpswell Sound and pass through diverse natural areas. Please, no dogs on this outing to preserve the integrity of the ski-tracks.…

Green Gem

Trails & Tea: Where the Penjajawoc meets the Penobscot, Bangor

February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the Green Gem's newly developing Trail near the end of the Penjajawoc Stream where it meets the Penobscot River. Recharge in the urban rural forest with trees over 200 years old, surrounded by many bird and wildlife species. Bring your binoculars and cameras to capture a closer glimpse of the many critters scampering through the trees and rocks. (*Prize for the best photo shared on our facebook page.) Meander through the vast Olmsted Brothers landscaped gardens, orchard and hidden…

Wells Reserve Winter Wildlife Day

Winter Wildlife & Snow Day, Wells

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the hardy animals of southern Maine and get in on some family fun! Join us in the morning for a live animal presentation, guided walk, and "critter crafts" and stick around in the afternoon for sledding, snowshoeing, and more family fun. We'll bring the cocoa! Please Note: 1) If we need to postpone due to weather, we'll aim for Friday, February 19. 2) A limited number of snowshoes, mostly children's sizes, is available to use. Bring your own if…

RRCT Pisgah Rain or shine

Rain or Shine Club at Pisgah Hill Preserve, New Gloucester

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Royal River Conservation Trust's free Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard with a concise, thoughtful outing each week. Join the Club for a fun & well planned, no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free; rain (or snow) or shine. The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young families. Load your babies in backpacks or come toddle along. Everyone from infants to grandparents are welcome. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their…

RRCT Full Moon Snowshoe

Full Moon Snowshoe at Pisgah Hill Preserve, New Gloucester

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 20th. Free. 4 pm to 7 pm. Join the Royal River Conservation Trust for our signature annual full moon snowshoe evening at Pisgah Hill Preserve on the New Gloucester-Pownal town line, hosted by neighbors Terry DeWan and Nancy Wines-DeWan. We’ll watch the full moon rise over the Pownal to the east, the sunset over Mount Washington to the west, with bonfires at the Pisgah Hill summit. Meet at the trailhead on Dougherty Road in New Gloucester (Chadsey Road…

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Acadia Winter Festival, Schoodic

February 26 - March 1

Visit acadiawinterfestival.org for full details! Who? Acadia National Park, Camp Beech Cliff, Schoodic Institute, and community partners What? A celebration of Acadia National Park's Centennial, winter in Maine, and our natural and community resources.   Where? Anchor locations are Camp Beech Cliff and Schoodic Institute. Community partners will also be hosting events and activities at other locations throughout the ten-day event.   When? February 26 - March 1 ~ Schoodic Point March 2 - March 6 ~ Mount Desert Island   Why?…

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Acadia Winter Festival, Camp Beech Cliff

March 2 - March 6

Visit acadiawinterfestival.org for full details! Who? Acadia National Park, Camp Beech Cliff, Schoodic Institute, and community partners What? A celebration of Acadia National Park's Centennial, winter in Maine, and our natural and community resources.   Where? Anchor locations are Camp Beech Cliff and Schoodic Institute. Community partners will also be hosting events and activities at other locations throughout the ten-day event.   When? February 26 - March 1 ~ Schoodic Point March 2 - March 6 ~ Mount Desert Island   Why?…

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