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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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When Locals Go Big; Climbing Denali, Greenville

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenville Town Office, 7 Minden Street
Greenville, ME 04441 United States
Free

February 9th 7:30-9:00pm Refreshments provided. In the spring of 2017, Greenville natives Rodney Folsom and Kevin Bradford traveled to Alaska with plans to climb Denali, North America’s highest peak at 20,320’. In an expedition that lasted nearly 2 weeks, including a bush plane flight onto a massive glacier followed by a 5-day approach on snow to their base camp, they managed not only to summit the peak, but to ski and snowboard back down the snow-covered slopes. This ski-mountaineering trip…

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Adult Cross-country Ski Clinic, Jefferson

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 17, 2019 at 9:00am

Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
$30 – $35

Veteran skiers and ski coaches will help boost your confidence and skill on skis. Cross country skiing is such a great way to enjoy Maine winters, and these clinics are designed to get you skiing with confidence for the rest of the winter. Skiers can rent xc-ski gear from Midcoast Conservancy. Once everyone is outfitted for the morning, we’ll head out onto the trails. Throughout the session, we’ll cover the basics of safe skiing from technique to trail etiquette. By…

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CLASSIC SKI CLINIC with Sarah Carter, Norway

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:01 pm
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
$10

Polish your skiing skills or learn the basics with Sarah Carter. Free access to our classic skis/boots/poles for use on site.

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Group Bike at Neptune Woods, Brunswick Landing

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
ME United States
Free

Join us on the new trails at Neptune Woods on Brunswick Landing where Six Rivers NEMBA will lead a fat tire mountain bike ride at 11:30am. After you've worked up your appetite, join us at Flight Deck Brewing for the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Brews for a Cause Fundraiser. Riders need to provide their own bikes.

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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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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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Ski FREE w/ Dave’s World US Cellular, Big Squaw Mtn. Greenville

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Squaw Mnt. Greenville, Greenville, ME 04441 United States
FREE

Free lift ticket Noon-4pm

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Essentials of Winter Camping, Portland

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Rippleffect, 159 State Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
$55

Learn about winter back country traveling with Rippleffect! Lessons include proper layering, proper snowshoe and crampon technique, winter shelter and back country cooking. We will meet at our office in downtown Portland then head out to snowshoe around the Presumpscot River Preserve. Transportation, Gear and food provided!

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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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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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Granite Backcountry Alliance Film Festival, Bethel

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Gem Theater, Bethel, 23 Cross St.
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
$5 – $10

The GBA film festival is produced each year by GBA’s parent organization Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Guests can immerse themselves in a night of short films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning 90 minute lineup.

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Adult Cross-country Ski Clinic, Jefferson

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 17, 2019 at 9:00am

Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
$30 – $35

Veteran skiers and ski coaches will help boost your confidence and skill on skis. Cross country skiing is such a great way to enjoy Maine winters, and these clinics are designed to get you skiing with confidence for the rest of the winter. Skiers can rent xc-ski gear from Midcoast Conservancy. Once everyone is outfitted for the morning, we’ll head out onto the trails. Throughout the session, we’ll cover the basics of safe skiing from technique to trail etiquette. By…

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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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