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AMC Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike, Topsham

February 8

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun morning winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Preserve. We will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can be magical in the winter. We will follow along the river and do as many…

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Constellation Walk at Holt Pond Preserve, Bridgton

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Holt Pond Preserve, Bridgton, ME United States
Free!

Join LEA educator, Alanna Doughty for a walk/ snowshoe out into the Holt Pond Preserve in Bridgton, Maine for an evening of star gazing and enjoying the brisk winter night. Winter is a fantastic time to learn your constellations because you can still go to bed at a reasonable hour! There is something about being out in the dark in the cold, contemplating the cosmos, knowing that soon enough we will find something warm to fill our bellies. What a…

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AMC Snowshoe at Harpswell Cliff Trail, Harpswell

February 9
Harpswell Cliff Trail, 263 Mountain Road
Harpswell, ME 04079 United States
Free

Beginning as a scenic shore walk along tidal Strawberry Creek, the Harpswell Cliff Trail proceeds through beautiful forests and climbs to 150-foot high cliffs that overlook Long Reach. We will snowshoe the trail if conditions permit, but be prepared to use microspikes if more ice than snow is present. The total trail distance is 2.3 miles, and prior snowshoe experience is recommended. Registration is required for this AMC activity; please contact the leaders for more information and to sign up!…

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The MWP&R Snowshoe Challenge, Windham

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lowell Preserve, 47 Falmouth Road
Windham, ME United States
$5 – $15

5k Snowshoe Run, Jog, Walk Trail Race & 25m, 50m, 100m, 200m Sprints Open to ALL levels and ages. T-shirts to all participants who register by January 24th. Come join the fun! Location: Lowell Preserve, 47 Falmouth Road, East Windham, Maine. a 308 acre preserve with miles of hiking. Snowshoes available on first come first serve basis. Professional timing by RunInARace.com Co-hosted by: Windham Parks & Recreation and Le Montagnard Snowshoe Club

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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 Wildlife Walk, Scarborough

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Libby River Farm, Black Point Rd.
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
Free

Join us for our annual Winter Wildlife Walk, where we’ll explore the trails at Libby River Farm Preserve and look for signs of wildlife making their way through the winter. We’re likely to see signs of deer, coyote, turkey, woodpeckers, and maybe even a bobcat! Please prepare to be outside in the weather for a couple of hours. Bring along any drinks or snacks you’d like. If you have any concerns about whether this outing is right for you, feel…

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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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Sawyer Mountain Snowshoe Hike, Limington

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ME United States
Free

Snowshoe hike on the Nature Trail at the base of Sawyer Mountain in Limington. The Nature Trail is 0.7 mile long. We will be looking for animal tracks on the trail. Free hot chocolate or tea will be provided in the parking lot at the end of the event. If you need snowshoes, let us know in advance and we will try to get you some. Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. If the weather is…

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Snowshoe Hike Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ME United States
Free

Please join us for a guided snowshoe hike during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW) through the historic Androscoggin Riverlands State Park. Hikers can choose to do the 2.2 mile loop to the picnic meadow and back, or continue on to complete a 4-mile loop trek. What to bring: snowshoes, water and a snack, warm clothing (layers suggested). Meet us at the Riverlands State Park parking lot located off Center Bridge Road at 10am. CALL IN ADVANCE IF YOU NEED…

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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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Snowshoe Hike, Bearce Allen NORGAL Preserves, Bristol

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bearce Allen Preserve, 14 Austin Road
Bristol, ME 04539 United States
free

Join DRA and PWA staff for a winter hike in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, and search for signs of wildlife. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow ours (just let us know your height when you register). Meet at the Bearce Allen Preserve trail head at 14 Austin Road in Bristol. FREE! Please register at www.damariscottariver.org/event/snowshoe-hike-norgal-bearce-allen/

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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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Snowshoe Trek at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

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

Join the Falmouth Land Trust on a winter hike through the snow. Grab your snowshoes for a walk around Gilsland Farms and the Maine Audubon and join members of our local community to explore our conserved properties and then warm up with hot cocoa after the walk. Please dress appropriately for the weather and remember your water. Snowshoes may be available to borrow. To register for snowshoes, or for more information please email: info@falmouthlandtrust.org.

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Oxbow Brewing Co Winter Snowshoe & Brews, Newcastle

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oxbow Brewing Co, Newcastle, ME United States
Free

Come warm up at Oxbow Brewing Company this winter for Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Join us at the brewery for open skiing, skating or snowshoeing! February 8th-10th, we will have a dark beer tap takeover to keep you nice and warm from all the outdoor activities. Plus, wood-fired pizza with Village Idiot Pizzeria. Hot chocolate for the kiddos!

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Weston Woods and Waters, Madison

February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Madison ME, ME United States
Free

Hike, ski, or snowshoe (conditions permitting) a new one-mile trail along the Kennebec River in Madison. Starting on Main Street, you will glide/walk past old mill ponds and the town's waterside park and boat ramp. We will follow the river Weston Avenue. From there, we will lead an optional two-mile trail through Weston Woods, a project under option for acquisition by Somerset Woods Trustees. Shuttles will return participants back to Main Street, if you prefer a one-way trip. Please indicate…

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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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Snow Shoe & Wood-Fired Sauna, Denmark

February 9 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Road
Denmark, ME 04022 United States
$15

~Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center in Denmark, Maine is excited to be a part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekends. We are an off the grid retreat, resting on 33 private mountain-side acres at the base of Pleasant Mountain in the heart of Western Maine’s lakes and mountains region. Our sloped and forested land is gorgeous with private hiking trails, a spring-fed mountain brook and views of the White Mountains. Experience our award-winning and regionally recognized Finnish wood-fired sauna…

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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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Maine Huts & Trails- Stratton Brook Expedition

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Stratton Brook Hut, ME United States
Free

Ski, fat bike, or snowshoe up to the newest eco-lodge in the Maine Huts & Trails System: Stratton Brook 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 lunch, a fun and educational talk will be given about the science of snow. Learn how each snowflake tells a story about the evolution of our landscape and how people continue to travel through…

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Hike Bath’s Peterson Canal, Bath

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Meadows Lake Boat Launch, ME United States
FREE

Modern day explorers are invited to experience this same tramp for the annual hike of the Peterson Canal. The canal was built to around 1790 to connect Merrymeeting Bay with the New Meadows River, facilitating downstream transportation of logs- “Lumber and Masts…directly into Casco Bay and to Falmouth without going to sea or running the hazard of going down that rapid torrent, the main Stream of the Kennebeck,” (from the petition to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

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Winter Walker Wednesday, Wells

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
Free

Meet at the gazebo on the Wells Reserve's Laudholm campus for an informal wander along the trails. We will head out snow or not, so please come prepared for the conditions — microspikes, snowshoes or boots! (Snowshoes are available for a small fee with advanced notice.) Ages 7 and up are welcome.

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Valentine’s Hike with Ladies Adventure Club, Phippsburg

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bates-Morse Conservation Area, ME United States
free

The Ladies Adventure Club (LAC) loves nature, so we are offering a Valentine's Day hike for women of all ages to Morse Mountain in Phippsburg. The LAC offers Maine women adventure and community and an opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive environment. Meeting in the parking of lot of Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, we will hike 2 miles up a partially paved road (not plowed, so we may use snowshoes or micro-spikes, depending on conditions) to a sweeping view…

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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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Cathance River Preserve Snowshoe for the 50+ crowd, Topsham

February 15
free

This outing is geared to active seniors (but open to all) who love to get outside in our winter wonderland. The pace will be geared to the group's abilities as a whole. You should have some experience snowshoeing or hiking with microspikes, but anyone with proper gear and ability are welcome. (Snowshoes are available if needed – contact leader to discuss) This is one of my favorite local hikes. We have a choice of doing the trails along the river…

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Snow Shoe & Wood-Fired Sauna, Denmark

February 16 @ 12:00 am - 3:30 am
Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Road
Denmark, ME 04022 United States
$15

~Nurture Through Nature Eco Retreat Center in Denmark, Maine is excited to be a part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekends. We are an off the grid retreat, resting on 33 private mountain-side acres at the base of Pleasant Mountain in the heart of Western Maine’s lakes and mountains region. Our sloped and forested land is gorgeous with private hiking trails, a spring-fed mountain brook and views of the White Mountains. Experience our award-winning and regionally recognized Finnish wood-fired sauna…

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Winter Tree Identification, Brownfield

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chamberlain Farm, 153 Chamberlain Road
Brownfield, ME 04010 United States
Free

USVLT on February 16th at Chamberlain Farm in Brownfield. Ward and Nancy Simonton, cornerstone members of our conservation community, have had the 77 acres of historic Chamberlain Farm in easement with USVLT since 2006. Meet us at the farm at 9:00am for a Winter Tree Identification snowshoe trek, led by William Abbott, the Executive Director of the Land Trust. After exploring the woods, we‘ll settle down by a cozy bonfire and sip some hot cocoa and cider. Please make sure…

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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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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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Winter Adventure with Cocoa, Bangor

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Fox Hollow Lane (West Penjajawoc Preserve ). Bring snowshoes or skis depending on snow depth. If conditions permit, we'll explore out onto the Penjajawoc Marsh where you'll get a 360-degree view of BLT preserves (we'll bring a map to orient you). If rain and thaws have kept the Marsh too soft, we'll explore tracks on the Grasslands and along its edges. Bring your favorite energy bar…

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Laudholm Loppet All Trails Challenge, Wells

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
Free

  What's the Laudholm Loppet? An informal competition to encourage winter use of the trails. Ski, snowshoe, or hike any Wells Reserve trail and log the miles traveled. The loppet lasts from first snowfall to last remnant. Visit our website to learn more. Challenge yourself to touch a section of every trail at the Wells Reserve. Get creative with your route and let us know how you did. We will host a "warming hut" (the Visitor Center) from 11am 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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Wildlands Winter Run, Orland

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, 306 Hatchery Rd.
East Orland, ME 04431 United States
$10 – $15

A 4.4 mile run or walk on snowshoes on snow-covered dirt roads and a bit of single track trails with plenty of up and down running. This will be a limited run so please run with your own water. If there is no snow, bring rugged running shoes! You can expect the chance encounter of wildlife. The course is not a groomed course so footing is rough at best for most of this run, and there are hills to climb…

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Porcupine Prowl, Lovell

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Heald & Bradley Ponds Reserve, Flat Hill Trail ME United States
free

February 17, 12:30-3:30pm Porcupine Prowl: Sometimes we get to see these quilled creatures, but always we find signs they leave behind announcing that they inhabit Flat Hill. With our friends from Lakes Environmental Association, the Greater Lovell Land Trust will host a porcupine prowl and see if we can piece together parts of their story, including hints of others who may also be looking for them (think maybe fisher or bobcat tracks). Join us to celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend…

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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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