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Acadia Winter Festival, Acadia National Park

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - February 10 @ 8:00 pm
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
Free

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hosts the 2019 Acadia Winter Festival. The Acadia Winter Festival offers fun and informational programs that educate and inspire deeper connections to nature and the great outdoors in winter. Lodging and meals are available at our beautiful facilities on the Schoodic Peninsula. Cost of events vary. Please see website for more information.

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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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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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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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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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Acadia National Park Ice Climb, Bar Harbor

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alpenglow Adventure Sports and Acadia Mountain Guides, 228 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
$50

The variety of terrain in Acadia National Park makes it a superb area to learn about ice climbing! All equipment is included. Photo opportunities are plentiful. What you need: Acadia National Park pass ( https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/fees.htm ), Day Pack, warm layers, 2 liters of water, snacks, and a packed lunch. 9:00am Meet at Alpenglow Adventure Sports and Acadia Mountain Guides 228 Main St. Bar Harbor ME 04609. Here we will outfit you with double boots, a harness, and a helmet. If…

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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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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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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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