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AMC Potluck and Presentation: Critical Hours, Brunswick

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
free

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp-and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude-or an adrenaline rush-into increasingly remote or risky forays. Sandy Stott, the "Accidents" editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers…

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Winter Fun at Fields Pond, Holden

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429 United States
Members Free

Maine Audubon is partnering with University of Maine, Curran Homestead, and the Maine Discovery Museum for a day of science, history, and fun on Fields Pond. Activities include: Winter lake ecology stations on the pond, traditional ice-harvesting techniques, hands-on ice-science experiments for kids at the nature center, and Belgian draft horse sleigh rides. Outdoor fun and learning for the whole family, minutes from downtown Bangor!

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Winter Family Fun Day, Take It Outside!, Dennysville

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cobscook Bay State Park, 40 S Edmunds Rd
Dennysville, ME 04628 United States
$1.50 – $64

Come join us at Cobscook Bay State Park for our Winter Family Fun Day! The Ski and Snowshoe Trailer will be on site for free equipment loans! Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sliding, tote sled rides, horse drawn sleigh, are just a few of the activities that you can participate in. Hot lunch and a warming station will be provided!

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Snowshoe Walk Amongst Langlais Sculptures, Norway

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
free

Enjoyable half-mile level loop trail that meanders around six tall Bernard Langlais sculptures in a pastoral setting. We will talk about Langlais and his contribution to American art. Great preserve to bring kids with saucers and sleds. Fat bike trails on site also.

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Winter Animal Tracking Walk, Rockport

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St.
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
Free

All ages are invited to join Maine Coast Heritage Trust steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen for a lively morning outdoors from 10 AM to noon and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, in Rockport has to offer. Fresh snow captures animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught in any other season. With its varied habitat of woods and fields, Erickson Fields Preserve offers hundreds of clues for the intrepid outdoorsman who knows what…

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10th Annual Family Winter Fun Day Curtis Homestead, Leeds

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curtis Homestead Conservation Area, Bog Rd.
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
Free

Join the Kennebec Land Trust for a morning of winter fun at the Curtis Homestead Conservation Area in Leeds, the childhood home of former Maine Governor Kenneth M. Curtis, Rebecca Curtis Meredith, and Joyce Curtis. Bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes and spend the afternoon exploring this wonderful 360-acre conservation property! If the snow is right, we’d love to build a community of snowmen! Bring whatever biodegradable accessories you’d like to use. Hot chocolate, hot dogs, and s’mores will be…

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Maine Huts &Trails- Flagstaff Lake Adventure & History, Kingfield

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Flagstaff Lake Hut, 496C Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947 United States
Free

Ski, fat bike, or snowshoe to the most popular eco-lodge in the Maine Huts & Trails System, Flagstaff Lake Hut. A hot, locally sourced lunch and a variety of regional craft beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from 11:30 – 1:30.   Following the lunch period, a fun and educational talk will be given that takes you on a journey to when Flagstaff Lake looked very different. Actually, to a time when there wasn’t a lake…

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Snowshoe with the Falmouth Land Trust and Maine Audubon, Falmouth

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
Free

Please join us for the 2nd annual snowshoe hike. We are happy to be teaming up with Maine Audubon as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. We'll meet at Gilsland Farm at 11:00 and enjoy an easy hike along the trails, make new friends and share a cup of hot cocoa to warm up. Bring the whole family along for this free hike on a favorite Falmouth Land Trust property.

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Winter Fun at “The Globe”, Alfred

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Three Rivers Land Trust, 235 Swetts Bridge Road
Alfred, ME 04002 United States
Free

Please join Three Rivers Land Trust for outdoor fun at the beautiful field next door to our office in Alfred. Ricker Field is home to a locally famous sledding hill know as "The Globe". If there is snow, we will go sledding. Visit us indoors for some hot soup and beverages, and please bring a snack, appetizer or dessert to share if you would like. We will also be leading some winter tree ID walks along the Littlefield River for…

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Skijor Skowhegan

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eaton Mountain Ski Area, 89 Lambert Rd
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
Variable (no cost to spectators)

Skijor Skowhegan: Northeast Equestrian Skijoring Regionals is a team time-trial race where a horse and rider pull a snowboarder or alpine skier down a 1,000-foot track of gates and three 2-foot jumps. Skijor Skowhegan is the only equestrian skijoring race in New England. Competitors will compete for cash prizes and other swag.

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Sledding at Shepards Farm Preserve, Norway

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norway Maine, 121 Crockett Ridge Road
Norway, ME United States
Free

Join us for a fun afternoon of sledding. Bring saucers, toboggans, and scoops (or borrow one of ours). All ages are welcome. Event is free. We will be holding this event again on February 21st!

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Sledding Party, Boothbay

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Rd
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 United States
Free

Enjoy a sledding hill, bonfire, warm treats, and good company during Boothbay Region Land Trust’s first ever sledding party at our new Oak Point Farm headquarters. Bring your own sled or borrow one and tackle a clear hillside that ends in a large field overlooking the Townsend Gut waterway. We think it’s some of the best sledding to be had in the region! If snowshoeing is more your style, saunter along a 1 mile loop through fields and forests with…

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Seeking Sweethearts, York

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Agamenticus, Mount Agamenticus
York, ME United States
$7.00

Join the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program and the Center for Wildlife of for a fun owl courtship and nesting program followed by a snowy owl prowl! This is the perfect pre-Valentine's Day event, connecting friends and families with the natural world of Mount Agamenticus while promoting outdoor physical activity and good health during a time of year when we may all need extra motivation to come out of our own hibernation! Come meet the Center for Wildlife's live owl education…

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Date Night at Valentine Farm, Bethel

February 14 @ 5:30 pm
Valentine Conservation Center, Bethel, 162 North Road
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
$10 – $20

Join us at 5:30 pm for a great way to start date night. Walk a subtly lit trail (we will provide additional luminaries) and enjoy sweet and savory homemade treats along the way. We will also have a couple of snowpeople on hand to mix and mingle. A great time for couples, families and singles!

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Ice Fishing Derby, East Waterboro

February 16 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
$20

Ice fishing derby on Little Ossipee Lake Waterboro Tickets available at Giles Orchard and Lakeside Market. Sat Feb 16, 2019.

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Community Ski Free and Winter Fun Day, Waterville

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Quarry Road Recreation Area, Waterville, Quarry Road
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
Free

Celebrate the outdoors with a full day of fun winter activities and free access to the ski trails. Fun activities include disc golf, snow toss, Fat bike demos, guided snow shoe tours, winter scavenger hunt and more to be announced.

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Norway Snowshoe Festival

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
$10

Grab your snowshoes and hit the trails of Roberts Farm for our annual snowshoe festival! This year we are kicking off the celebration with a snowshoe race. We have distances for all ages and abilities — a 2K for those who prefer their races to be short and sweet, a 5K for those who want a bit of a challenge, and a 10K course for those who want to push themselves. Register online via RunSignup or onsite. Adult entry costs…

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Winter Sports and Fun, Perry

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pottle Tree Farm, 507 South Meadow Road
Perry, ME 04667 United States
FREE

Join us for a day of winter fun beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th. There will be cross-country skiing through woodland trails, snowshoeing, skating, ice fishing, hiking, a scavenger hunt, sledding and a potluck by the bonfire. A cross-country ski race will begin at 10:30 a.m. It is great fun for all ages with a variety of skis, skates and snowshoes available to use at no charge. Admission is FREE. T-shirts, cups and backpacks are available for a…

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Farmer for the Morning, Freeport

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
$5

Farmer for the Morning $5 per person, 45 minutes, recommended for ages 2 to 6. Bring your young farmers to the barnyard for a morning of fun! We’ll start with a quick story before our little farmers help with farm chores and explore. We’ll also meet the animals and participate in activities with rotating themes. A perfect morning playdate with friends!

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Maine Huts &Trails- Poplar Stream Falls Guided Voyage

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carrabassett Valley Airport Trailhead to Poplar Stream Hut, Carrabassett Valley, ME United States
Free

Meet a team of seasoned Maine Huts & Trails volunteers at the Airport Trailhead (10 am) and follow them up to our first eco-lodge: Poplar Falls Hut. Along the way through snow-covered pines, icy streams and trickling waterfalls you’ll learn about the world-class backcountry system that sits right in your own backyard! A hot, locally sourced lunch and a variety of regional craft beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the hut from 11:30-1:30. Following the…

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Maine Audubon Winter Carnival, Falmouth

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$2

Join us for a celebration of winter weather and wildlife! Learn, create, and play at a variety of indoor and outdoor activity stations, including a winter wildlife touch table, giant snow shelter, scavenger hunt, tracking activities, snow science and art, face painting, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School, and more! Special kid-friendly shows with local musician Amanda Panda at 11:30 and 1:00. Amanda has performed all over the state and has just published her first CD. We are thrilled to…

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4th ANNUAL RANGELEY WINTERPALOOZAH!

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Haley Pond, Rangeley, 7 Pond St.
Rangeley, ME 04970 United States
$10 – $25

A fun filled day of winter games and competitions or just playing in the snow. Starting off with the Paloozthon – a run, snowshoe, fat bike race, the day moves to Cardboard Sled Races, Dog Keg Pull, Firewood Toss, Fat Tire Bike Race and the Paloozah Carry. Prizes are awarded to the 1st Place winners in each category. Other activities aren't so competitive but are loads of fun, like the new Saucer Bowling – sit on a snow saucer and…

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Snowshoes and Snowangels, Bethel

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Valentine Conservation Center, Bethel, 162 North Road
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
Free

Come to Valentine Farm from 1-4pm for snowshoe trips around the Farm and at 2pm to McCoy Forest. At 1:30 gather with other winter lovers for snowangels and a group photo taken as a drone flies over the field. And with all good Land Trust events at the Farm, there will by a campfire and s'mores!

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Community Snow Day, Harpswell

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harpswell Community School, 308 Harpswell Islands Road
Harpswell, ME 04079 United States
Free

On President’s Day, join us for winter fun at Harpswell Community School. Sled, snowshoe and enjoy hot cocoa and tea at this free event. We will have snowshoes of all sizes available for you to try out on the trails leaving from the school. All ages and experience levels are welcome, as well as leashed dogs. This event is weather dependent. This is a collaborative event of Harpswell Recreation and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust.

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Kids Winter Survival Day, Grand Lake Stream

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downeast Lakes Community Forest, Milford Road
Grand Lake Stream, ME United States
FREE

Do you know of kids who are interested in survival skills? Get them out of the house this February Break for a “Kids Winter Survival Day.” On Wednesday, February 20, join DLLT Deputy Director Colin Brown for a wintry excursion into the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Hands-on lessons will include snow shelter construction, fire building, navigation, wild edibles, and more! This class is intended for students in grades 4-8, and kids should bring a lunch, water, and dress warmly for…

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