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September 2013

Woodlands Fungii Walk Packard Trail, Buckfield

September 27, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Packard Trail, Virgil Parris Forest Buckfield, ME United States
Free
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Level: Easy

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Discover the History of the South Berwick Region, as Told at Vaughan Woods

September 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free
Vaughan Woods State Park

Level: Easy

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One-hour walk at Eaton Farm in Wiscasset

September 27, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eaton Farm Wiscasset, ME United States
Free
Eaton Farm in Wiscassett

Level: Easy to Moderate

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Eastern Trail Twilight Walk, Biddeford

September 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Eastern Trail Alliance

Level: Easy

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Fall Migration Walk at Gilsland Farm Preserve, Falmouth

September 28, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Free
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth Maine

Level: Easy

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ANCHOR (Activity, Nutrition, Community, Health, Outdoor, Relaxation) Day – Your Self-Care Fair

September 28, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Free
Thorne Head

Level: Easy

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5k Canine-Cross Run/Walk in Norway

September 28, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
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$5
Canine Cross

Level: Moderate

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Outdoors in the Mahoosucs

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Celebration Headquarters, 69 Winslow Road
Bethel, ME United States
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Free
Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Level: Moderate

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Learn About Trail Design & Maintenance at Vaughan Woods State Park

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vaughan Woods State Park, 28 Old Fields Road
South Berwick, ME 04002 United States
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Free
Vaughan Woods State Park

Level: Easy

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Fall Discovery Walk at Fuller Farm, Scarborough

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fuller Farm Scarborough, ME United States
Free
Fuller Farm with title

Level: Easy

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Fairy Houses at Horton Woods sponsored by Saco Bay Trails

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horton Woods, 464 Buxton Road
Saco, ME United States
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Free
Saco Bay

Level: Easy

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Walk at Black Brook Preserve in Windham with Beaver Education

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black Brook Preserve Windham, ME United States
Free
1st bridge

Level: Moderate

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Story Walk at the Androscoggin State Park, Turner

September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, Off Center Bridge Road
Turner, ME United States
Free
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Level: Easy

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Bird and Nature Walk, Scarborough

September 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Gervais Property, Manson Libby Road
Scarborough, ME United States
Free
Friends of Scarborough Marsh

Level: Easy

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Plants of the Maine Woods, Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport

September 28, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Programs are free with park admission
Tami's Pictures 001

Level: Easy

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Guided Walk to the Great Cranberry Marsh, Biddeford

September 28, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Cranberry Marsh Biddeford, ME United States
Free
Great Cranberry Marsh-SVLT

Level: Moderate

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StoryWalk Kickoff on Haystack Mountain Trail in Liberty

September 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Haystack Mountain Trail, Liberty, West Main Street
Liberty, ME 04949 United States
Free
Storywalk

Level: Easy

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Walk at Indian Point in Ellsworth

September 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Indian Point Preserve Ellsworth, ME United States
Free
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Level: Easy

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Witt Swamp Preserve Trail Walk -1 mile, Norway

September 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Witt Swamp Preserve Norway, ME United States
Free
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Level: Easy

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Outdoors: On the Trail at Timber Point, Biddeford

September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Timber Point Trail, Granite Point Road
Biddeford, ME United States
Free
Timber Point Fall Aerial

Level: Moderate

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Wag through the Woods: Homestead Trail, Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner

September 29, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free
jeanelles dog

Level: Easy

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Skowhegan Fall Fest 2013

September 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Lake George Skowhegan Maine Fall Fest

Level: Easy

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Rines Forest Hike with the Maine Forest Service and the Maine Tree Club, Cumberland

September 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rines Forest Cumberland, ME United States
Free

Level: Easy

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Kittredge Brook Forest Preserve Nature Hike, Mount Desert Island

September 29, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
Kittredge Brook Forest Preserve-MCHT

Level: Easy

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Wabanaki Nature Legend Walk, Wolfe’s Neck Park (Freeport)

September 29, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
Programs are free with park admission
Arrow Moss

Level: Easy

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September 2014

Friday Hike at Chewonki’s Eaton Farm, Wiscasset

September 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eaton Farm Wiscasset, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Join Chewonki staff, alumni, and friends for an afternoon snack and walk. We will gather in the parking lot at Eaton Farm in Wiscasset for a walk along the beautiful Back River Trail. This is a stunning coastal walk with beautiful views of the shores on Montsweag Bay.   Directions to Eaton Farm: From Route One turn right onto Old Ferry Road in Wiscasset. Take the 3rd right onto Ready Point Road (Ready Point Road is 0.5 miles past Chewonki Road.)…

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Crooked River Walk at the Intervale Forest, Harrison

September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Join Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) Stewardship Manager Jon Evans for a stroll through a carefully managed forest along the bank of the historic Crooked River in Harrison, known as the Intervale Forest. Learn about this tremendous resource for sustainable forestry and fresh water that flows to Sebago Lake, the drinking water supply for the city of Portland. Guests will walk along a logging road amongst towering White and Red pines, to the waters edge. Topics will range from forestry…

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Fall Foliage Walk on Hills to Sea Trail, Unity

September 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main Street
Unity, ME United States
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Free

Join Jon Laitin from the Waldo County Trails Coalition for a walk on the Hills to Sea Trail connecting downtown Unity with Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association's Common Ground Fairgrounds. The six-mile trail features rolling farmlands, forests and Sandy Stream. The guided hike will cover a portion of this trail. Meet at the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust office, 93 Main St., in Unity for the 10-Noon hike. Parking is available at the land trust, on Main Street and across…

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Interworkings of Crystal Spring Farm, Brunswick

September 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crystal Spring Farm, 277 Pleasant Hill Road
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Free
Brunswick Topsham Land Trust-Logo

Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for a rare peek into the workings of Crystal Spring Farm’s CSA and sheep operation. This Land Trust owned farm is leased by farmer Seth Kroek and his family. He manages a large Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as well as a sheep and lambing operation. Seth will lead you through his barns, pick-your-own fields, and pastures describing his organic mixed vegetable and pasturing operation. He’ll answer your questions and give insight into how this…

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September 2015

100 Years 100 Hikers, Hinckley

September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, 14 Easler Rd
Hinckley, ME 04944 United States
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Free

The Dartmouth Trail on the campus of Good Will- Hinckley is 100 years old. It and it's field stone and marble entrance were built in 1915. We hope 100 people will come to walk the trail between 9 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, September 19, 2015 and sign the special trail hikers log. At 1 PM there will be a guided hike of the historic monuments. At 2 PM there will be a reception for artist in our photography…

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Caribou Rec. Red River Camps Tour, Caribou

September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caribou Recreation Department, 55 Bennett Dr.
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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$35

Host Jen Brophy will provide a tour, sit down lunch, and talk about the history of Red River Camps in the Deboullie Township; visit nearby trout ponds and Red River Falls. Fee: $35; includes transportation and lunch.

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The Incredible Trail Guys Challenge, Jefferson

September 25, 2015
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Self-guided adventure - open all weekend!
Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Free

The Trail Guys is a game developed by world-renowned game-maker Aaron Weissblum. The Trail Guys Incredible Trail Challenge is a trail game for all ages. Here's how it works: There are more than twenty five Trail Guys posted at key intersections of trails across the entire nature center – that's 1,000 acres! Each trail guy is a colorful, but unique wooden figure. Next to each trail guy is a letter. Players will pick up a map and play-sheet at the…

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Fall Foliage Viewing from Penobscot Narrows Observatory, Prospect

September 25, 2015
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Open May 1 through Halloween
Penobscot Narrows Observatory & Fort Knox, 740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981 United States
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Admission Fee

Ride an elevator to 420 ' feet up to the top of the world’s tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world for tremendous views of Maine foliage. After visiting the observatory, explore the massive cannons and dark passageways of one of America’s best-preserved granite fortifications, Fort Knox! Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory (closes at 5PM) is open daily at 9 AM until dusk through Halloween. The observatory is open until 5 PM, but will remain…

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Mt. Agamenticus StoryWalk, York

September 25, 2015
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This is a self guided activity available all season long. The park is open during daylight hours. The gate is open at 6am and closes at twilight.
Mount Agamenticus, Mount Agamenticus
York, ME United States
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Free

Enjoy this self-guided activity that 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 fall’s NEW feature: “When the Wind Stops”, by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Stefano Vitale. To find the StoryWalkTM, start at the Mountain Road base parking area. Follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail to Witch Hazel Trail and…

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Mr. Rockefeller’s Bridges, Acadia

September 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Follow tree-lined carriage roads to beautiful stone bridges. Explore the stories behind John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s gift to Acadia on this easy 1.5-mile (2.4 km) walk, 2 1⁄2 hours, Parkman Mountain parking area For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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Headland Hike, Acadia

September 25, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to read the geologic and cultural story in Acadia’s dramatic landscape on this moderate, rocky mile (3.2 km) hike. On the Island Explorer bus route. Make reservations at Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832 no more than 3 days in advance. 2 1⁄2 hours, Sand Beach parking area

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Explore the Bar, Acadia

September 25, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join a ranger to discover what low tide reveals on the gravel bar that connects Mount Desert Island to Bar Island. Limited parking. 2 hours; drop-in, West/Bridge streets in Bar Harbor. For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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Hawk Mountain Sunset Hike, Waterford

September 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hawk Mountain ME United States + Google Map
Free

Enjoy a gently inclined hike to a spectacular lookout during the sunset hours.

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Acadia Fee Free Day & Car Free Morning

September 26, 2015
Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Join us in celebrating National Public Lands Day! Park entrance to Acadia will be free on Saturday, Sept. 26! Also - from Midnight - Noon on Saturday, Sept. 26 we'll have a car free day! All park roads will be open to human-powered transportation only! For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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Apple Pumpkin Festival, Livermore Falls

September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Livermore Falls Recreation Field Livermore Falls, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Family friendly fun day to celebrate Fall in the Androscoggin River Valley. This FREE event features vendors, food, music, kids' activities, games, & more!

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Fairy House Building at Ferry Landing, Saco

September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ferry Landing Trail, Saco, 640 Ferry Rd
Saco, ME 04072 United States
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Free

Saco Bay Trails is hosting a Fairy House building event for young children on our Ferry Landing Trail (that's why it's called Ferry Landing). Odette Dansereau will be leading the construction with help in obtaining materials from the woods, finding likely building spots, any pointers in preferred Fairy Architectural technique, and making sure all enjoy the event. The trail is a short and pleasant walk through woods and over a boardwalk – perfect for ages 2 and up. The group will…

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Sebago to Sea Trail: Hike the Newly Opened Section, South Windham

September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sebago to Sea Trail, South Windham, 57 Main St.
South Windham, ME 04082 United States
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Free

Join us for a guided hike along the Sebago to Sea trail from South Windham to Westbrook, which is now open for hiking. This section of the trail is for pedestrian use while the railbed remains inactive. The first 1.5 miles from South Windham is a flat easy walking path on an undeveloped railbed. We will be making a 3 mile round-trip hike stopping for beautiful views along the Presumpscot River. We hope you will join us on this peaceful…

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Falling into Autumn: Exploring the Forest in Fall, West Bath

September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 am at the Green Point Preserve in West Bath to explore how forest plants and critters transition from summer into autumn. KELT's Land Protection Specialist and local naturalist, Chris Cabot, will lead participants through Green Point's lovely stands of pines and hardwoods. Take in the early days of autumn surrounded by magnificent trees and end the hike with a splendid view of Winnegance Bay. Free! Adults and…

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Historic Downtown Presque Isle Walking Tour, Presque Isle

September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presque Isle Historical Society, 16 Third St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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Free

10:00 a.m.-Noon. Guided two-hour, two-mile tour begins and ends at Presque Isle Historical Society's 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third St., Presque Isle. Cost: FREE; $2 donation suggested. Tour cancelled in inclement weather.

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Run For Your Life Zombie Apocalypse 5k Walk/Shuffle/Run, Caribou

September 26, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cary Medical Center Trails, Caribou, 163 Van Buren Rd
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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$10

Watch out for the Zombies who will be waiting around every corner! Registration: 11:00 a.m. at Cary Medical Center Trails/Cary Rehab. Race start: 12:00 p.m. Fee: $10; includes t-shirt (while they last).

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Vaughan Woods History Walk, Hallowell

September 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vaughan Homestead, 2 Litchfield Road
Hallowell, ME 04347 United States
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Free

Join us for a scenic stream-side hike and learn the story behind Vaughan Woods' historic trails and stone bridges, including the fascinating tale of family land lost to industrialization during the mid-nineteenth century and two brothers’ life-long commitment to its piece-by-piece re-acquisition and resurrection as a nature preserve.

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Missing Mansion, Acadia

September 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Explore the site of George Dorr’s former mansion on this easy walk. Look for clues and learn about the man who helped create our national park. 1 1⁄2 hours, Compass Harbor parking area 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Bar Harbor on ME 3. Look for orange cones. For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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Explore the Bar, Acadia

September 26, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join a ranger to discover what low tide reveals on the gravel bar that connects Mount Desert Island to Bar Island. Limited parking. 2 hours; drop-in, West/Bridge streets in Bar Harbor. For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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Twilight Hike and Poker Run, Fort Kent

September 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
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$10

Join us for a hike and poker run on the trails followed by a social at the lodge around the fire pit. $10, registration required. Contact Laura Audibert to register.  

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Acadia’s Birds, Acadia

September 27, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Join a birding caravan to find, identify, and discuss some of Acadia’s most fascinating birds on this easy walk/drive. Bring binoculars. 3 hours, reservations required. For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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Quarry Road Trails Workday, Waterville

September 27, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Quarry Road Recreation Area, Waterville, Quarry Road
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Free

Please join us for a few hours of clearing the trails at the Quarry Road Trails. We will be clearing a 6-foot wide corridor on the new backcountry Nordic ski trail, as well as clearing brush and seeding corners on the South Koons Trail. Meet at the Quarry Road Welcome Center Yurt at 9:00 am. Equipment needed: Loppers, Bladed Weed whackers Suggest long sleeves and pants ( lots of blackberry bushes) Bring water

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Simon Trail Hike, Lamoine

September 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Simon Trail, Lamoine, 139 Partridge Cove Road
Lamoine, ME United States
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Free

Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy and friends for a hike on the Simon Trail in Lamoine. This is an opportunity to explore a .91 mile trail on privately owned preserved land. The well marked trail winds through woods dominated by tall pine trees. For more information, contact: simon.lamoine@gmail.com. Directions: On Coastal Route 1N in Ellsworth, turn right on Douglas Hwy (Route 184) and drive 2.8 miles. Turn left on Pinkham Flats Rd. (Route 204) which becomes Partridge Cove Rd. Drive 2.3…

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Ranger’s Choice, Acadia

September 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Discover stories of people and nature while enjoying Acadia’s striking scenery. Easy to moderate 2-mile (3.2-km) walk. 2 hours, reservations required For more information or to make program reservations stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center or call (207) 288-8832. The visitor center is open from 8:30 -4:30.

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September 2016

Royal River Explorations Treasure Hunt, Yarmouth

September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Littlejohn Island Preserve, Yarmouth, littlejohn island preserve
yarmouth, ME United States
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Free

Explore the preserves and trails of the Royal River Conservation Trust and enter a drawing to win a prize. We have designated four preserves for the GMOW – Littlejohn Island, Knight's Pond, Pisgah Hill and Runaround Pond. Each preserve will have a special GMOW sign along the trail. Snap a picture of the sign and post it (and other scenic photos) on our Facebook page during the weekend of September 16-18 and you will be entered into our prize drawing. (If…

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Pondicherry Park Guided Walk, Bridgton

September 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maine Lake Science Center, Bridgton, 51 Willet Rd
Bridgton, ME 04009 United States
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Free

Join Lakes Environmental Association educators for a fun and easy walk in Pondicherry Park in the heart of downtown Bridgton. We will talk about local flora and fauna, a little history of the park, and mostly just enjoy being in the woods. Maps of the park will be available. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon outdoors! We hope to see you!

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Sunset Hike at Hawk Mountain, Waterford

September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hawk Mountain ME United States + Google Map
Free

Enjoy a 40 minute gently inclined hike to a spectacular lookout during sunset. Trailhead on Hawk Mtn Rd, 7/10 mile south of Mill Hill Rd. Waterford.

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Full Moon Walk on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eastern Trail Trailhead @ Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Free
Full Moon-Mt Abram

When was the last time you've gone out for a walk on a woodland trail with no light but that of the moon to guide your way? This is your opportunity to go for a Full Moon Walk on the Biddeford section of the Eastern Trail and relive that experience. We meet at the rear of Southern Maine Health Care parking lot (just follow the signs to the trail head). This walk will be lit exclusively by natural light so…

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Acadia Car Free Morning

September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Acadia National Park Headquarters, 567 Eagle Lake Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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Free

Visitors to Acadia National Park can enjoy walking, biking and skating along Park Loop Road while it is closed to private vehicles from midnight to noon. See website for details. This event is free - park entrance fee waived for all visitors during car free morning.

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Bar Harbor Pelagic Trip 2016, Maine Audubon

September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bar Harbor Whale Watch, 1 West St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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$175

Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals! Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, a rare great skua, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, razorbills, common murres, five different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna. Members: $135…

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Birding for Beginners, Lewiston

September 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Stanton Bird Club will offer a field trip for beginning birders. This is open to families with children. We will go to St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston to explore the pond and power lines along with the edges of the cemetery for local birds as they prepare to migrate. A great opportunity to learn about all the baffling 'little brown birds' that show up in the fall after the mating season is behind them. Participants will meet at Staples Parking lot…

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WCLZ’s Back Cove Clean Up, Portland

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

WCLZ is teaming up with the Maine Coastal Program again this year for Coastweek 2016, and we’ll be cleaning up Back Cove in Portland. Meet us Saturday, September 17th at 9am near the parking lot across from Hannaford. All the CLZ hosts will be there, and we’ll supply everything. We’ll need as many volunteers as we can get because we need to clean the entire 3.5 mile shore of the Cove. Everyone who participates will get a limited edition commemorative…

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Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bethel Town Common, Broad Street
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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Free

Celebrate the harvest and the beginning of fall foliage season with arts, crafts, music, a farmers’ market, an apple pie contest, and much more on the town common of Bethel, Maine's most beautiful mountain village. Don’t miss the Chowdah Cookoff – hundreds of hungry tasters line up as many of your favorite restaurants vie for Peoples’ or Judges’ Choice! Always the third Saturday in September. See bethelharvestfest.com for complete schedule details.

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15th Annual Frost Memorial Library Linda M. Page Memorial Walk-a-Thon, Limestone

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Robert A. Frost Memorial Library, 42 Main St.
Limestone, ME 04750 United States
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Donations

Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Frost Memorial Library, 42 Main St. Walk start: 10:00 a.m. Linda started as a volunteer, became Assistant Librarian, then Librarian. Join us as we honor her memory and raise money for the library endowment fund. First 30 registrant to raise $30 receive t-shirt.

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Hike to Morse Pond in KELT’s NEW Morse Pond Preserve, Georgetown

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Morse Pond Preserve, Georgetown, Morse Pond Preserve
Georgetown, ME 04548 United States
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Free

This guided walk in KELT's newest preserve, Morse Pond Preserve, will highlight the balances a land trust faces between allowing access and protecting sensitive habitat areas. The walk will take people along an ongoing trail expansion into a new part of the preserve, with an ending point at the scenic Morse Pond. With extensive wetlands and many vernal pools, Morse Pond is the perfect demonstration of this balance in conservation. The walk will be lead by KELT’s MCC Environmental Steward,…

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Family Discovery Series: Secrets of the Forest, Holden

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road
Holden, ME 04429 United States
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$35

Learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage a family-centered connection with nature. This morning program will engage families to explore and learn the “Secrets of the Forest” and will include various forest habitats and how to preserve this precious landscape and promote healthy populations for Maine’s amphibians, birds, and mammals. Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family Contact: Cyndi Kuhn - (207) 989-2591 Register: https://lynx.maineaudubon.org/family-discovery-series-secrets-of-the-forest-2016  

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Wildflower Walk at Central Penjajawoc Preserve, Bangor

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for #5 in BLT's 2016 spring/summer series of Wildflower Walks. We may need to walk the entire 1 1/2 mile loop to find some different types in this wooded preserve. We'll look at blooming flowers and at seeds/fruiting structures of those past their prime. Meet at the Central Penjajawoc Preserve kiosk off of Essex Street, at 10 am, Saturday, September 17th. Find the small parking area for this preserve 400 yards south of the Burleigh Road and Essex…

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Mill Brook Preserve Trail Walk, Westbrook

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mill Brook Preserve, Westbrook, 802 Methodist Rd
Westbrook, ME United States
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Free

Join the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust on Saturday, September 17 at 10am for a two hour walk at our new Mill Brook Preserve in Westbrook as part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Just a few miles west of Portland, you will be amazed how wild and beautiful our newest Preserve is. The walk will be led by Toby Jacobs, the land trust Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator. Toby will both share his experience designing and building the trail and highlight…

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Walk With Naturalists, Kennebunk

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

A two hour walk with a Maine Master Naturalist at the Kennebunk Land Trust Alewive Preserve. Informal talk and discussion about the natural world we live in.

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Story Walk in the Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Free

Kids of all ages will read the story of The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree, by Robb Johnston, as they hike a family-friendly trail through the Hidden Valley Nature Center. Pages of the story will be posted at intervals along the hike, engaging and encouraging young readers as they make their way to the end of the tale, and the trail. Arrive at HVNC by 10 am to leave with the main group, or come later and do a…

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2nd Annual Kite Day at Hobbs Farm, Acton

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Hobbs Farm, 651 Foxes Ridge Rd
Acton, ME 04001 United States
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Free

Please join Three Rivers Land Trust and Nor'easters Kite Club for a day of kite demonstrations and kite flying at Hobbs Farms in Acton. We will have kites to share if you don't have your own - and some kites to give away as door prizes. All are welcome. A lunch of baked beans and cornbread will be available until we run out. Note - there is no paved area but activities take place near the parking area so this…

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Let’s Go! Celebration & Family Fun Walk, Waterville

September 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
North Street Playground & Trail, Waterville, 132 North St.
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Free

This free, family-friendly event kicks off Inland’s 5th year-long LET’S GO! Family Fun Series. Join us and enjoy fun activities promoting the 5-2-1-0 healthy habits, a climbing wall, “musical petting zoo”, Born Learning Trail, Story Walk, walk along the Messalonskee Stream, healthy snacks, and more. $500 L.L. Bean gift card drawing, special door prize raffle for 2015-2016 program participants, and give-aways for all attendees! FMI visit inlandhospital.org or call 861-3292.

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Caribou Marathon

September 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Caribou Wellness Center, 55 Bennett Drive
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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$90

The City of Caribou Maine is proud present the first ever Boston Qualifier Marathon in Aroostook County Maine. It is also the most Northeastern Qualifier in the United States! 42K too far? No problem. We will also have a 13.1M, 2 different relays and even a kids' marathon! All Races will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 www.caribouraces.com Location City of Caribou/ Caribou Wellness Center Races start at 8am Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Caribou Wellness Center 55…

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Dogs, Cats, and a Few Birds – Canine Agility, Norway

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10

Canine agility fun trial at Shepard’s Farm Preserve. Parking 1/2 mi. north of Lake Rd. on Crockett Ridge Rd. Woodland and pasture trails, Bernard Langlais sculptures. Fun terrain. Bring picnic lunch. Any level ability welcome. Call to register 739-2124.

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Fall Photography Hike, Carrabassett Valley

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Airport Trailhead, Carrabassett Valley, 1236 Carrabassett Dr.
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947 United States
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Free

Professional photographer Cam Held will be leading a photography lesson along the Carrabassett River, offering tips and techniques that will take your shots to the next level. With the leaves just starting to turn, it's the perfect opportunity to get the picture of a lifetime. Where: Meet at the Airport Trailhead at 10 AM Sunday, September 18th. Cost: Free! To Join: No reservations are needed. Bring your camera, sturdy shoes, and water. The exact length and route of the hike…

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Tour the Fort & Visit the Trails at Fort McClary, Kittery

September 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fort McClary State Park Kittery Point, ME United States + Google Map
$3

Walk with us around the grounds of this old fort and hear where it got it's name and who was stationed here in the 1860's. We will explore the lagoon side of the park, follow the water line, and hear about the fish that visit here and the story of the old rail road. If it happens to be low tide we can go to the tiny island and see more of the area. 1.5 hour tour.

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Family Activity Day at The Forks

September 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Northern Outdoors, The Forks, 1771 US-201
West Forks, ME 04985 United States
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Free

Enjoy recreational activities in the North Woods at various locations with Somerset Woods Trustees. Beginning at noon at the below locations and ending at 6:00 PM after an optional barbeque at the Northern Outdoors Resort Center in Forks. ACTIVITIES Noon: Enjoy an easy mountain bike tour on the Kennebec Trail from Solon to Bingham led by Trustee and naturalist Kate Drummond. It’s only 7 miles one-way. Start at Solon, Arnold’s Landing, and return to same location. No car shuttles needed!…

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Tree Trail Tour, Fort Kent

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
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Free

Join us as we showcase our new Self-Guided Interpretive Tree Trail! Sixteen Tree Stations have been designated and flipbooks created that describe the highlighted tree species and a ground cover plant species at each station. Come learn about the variety of trees and plants we have on our trails, while getting exercise and enjoying the beauty of our landscape at the FKOC.

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Fall Harvest at Sparkplug Farm, Vinalhaven

September 18, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Skoog Park, Vinalhaven, 12 Skoog Park Rd
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
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Free

Here is an opportunity to walk around this beautiful island farm at harvest time and see what farmers Sara Hodges and John Wright have accomplished. The farm looks out over the Fox Islands Thorofare to North Haven and the Camden Hills beyond

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Capture the Night Workshop, Winter Harbor

September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, 9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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$65

Don’t put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today’s digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun. Come join our Capturing the Night Workshop where we examine Astro-Landscape Photography, Night Photography and Light Painting. This workshop is for the amateur to the professional photographer. If you wish to learn how to successfully capture night images, then this is the workshop for you. Depending on the weather, the group will…

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Art Walk Lewiston Auburn

September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lewiston Auburn Arts, 221 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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Free

Join us in downtown Lewiston Auburn to see the work of over 40 local artists! This event happens on the last Friday of each month during summer (May-September) from 5-8 PM.

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September 2017

Packard Trail Story Walk, Buckfield

September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Story walk beside on The Spy. When did Daniel Packard come to Buckfield? Where did he meet his wife? And which famous author told his story? Discover the answers to those questions on a 2 mile trail walk in the Virgil Parris Forest, Buckfield. Trailhead 1.2 miles south of 117 on Sodom Rd.

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Eastern Trail Nature Walk Across Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eastern Trail Scarborough Marsh Crossing, 140 State Rte 9
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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Free
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This leisurely twilight walk on the Eastern Trail will allow participants to witness the closing of the day on the largest remaining saltwater marsh in the state of Maine. Owned and managed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Scarborough Marsh is fed by the Nonesuch River and provides a variety of habitats including tidal marsh, salt creeks, and upland fields and forests. Since it is a resting, feeding and breeding ground for a variety of wildlife…

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Tree ID Hike at Simon Trail, Lamoine

September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Simon Trail, Lamoine, 139 Partridge Cove Road
Lamoine, ME United States
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Free

This year, in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Frenchman Bay Conservancy invites you to take a self-guided tree identification hike at Simon Trail in Lamoine! Trees are numbered along the trail and simple tree identification guide/worksheets will be available at the trail head mailbox to guide you in tree identification as you hike. Geared towards ALL ages! A great opportunity to learn your trees or brush up on your botanical knowledge!   The tree identification hike will be available…

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Walk MS: Caribou 2017

September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am
Cary Medical Center, 163 Van Buren Rd
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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Pledges

Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Cary Medical Center, 163 Van Buren Rd. Walk start: 10:00 a.m. Route length: 3.5 miles (1.25 mile option). Contact Sue Tidd (800-344-4867) or sue.tidd@nmss.org FMI

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Nature Walk at Small-Burnham Conservation Area, Litchfield

September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Small-Burnham Conservation Area Litchfield, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Join land owners for a guided walk at the Small-Burnham Conservation Area. The Smalls and the Burnhams have lived and worked on this land since the 1840s.  There are many interesting natural and historical features on the property.

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Mindful Nature Walk for Adults, Topsham

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join Heather Goulette (Monarch Massage and Yoga) to practice a combination of meditative mindful walking and gentle stretching and breathwork down by the Cathance River. Deepen your appreciation for the natural world by cultivating a simple yet profound sense of awareness and inner calm. Reflect, relax and rejuvenate in the healing energy of Mother Nature. All experience levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking. This event will happen rain or shine. Directions to Ecology Center can be found…

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History Walk at Gambo Preserve

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gambo Property Gorham, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust on Saturday, September 30th to learn about the amazing history of the Gambo Preserve. This program is a collaboration with the Happy Healthy Gorham Initiative. Former land trust board member Don Wescott will be leading this walk. He will share about the C & O Canal and Towpath, the Gunpowder Mill, and the Gambo Dam, all of which figured prominently in the 19th century in our region, and remains of which can still be…

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Free Nature & Mushroom Walk, Rockport

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West St.
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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free

Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a Nature & Mushroom Walk on Saturday, September 30 at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street, Rockport. This free event takes place from 10 am to noon and is part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.   MCHT land steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will lead us on a guided hunt for the natural treasures of the forest and fields. A huge variety of native mushrooms appear throughout the woods and there’s no…

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Letterboxing and Geocaching, Orland

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Discover treasures secretly hidden in the woods! Letterboxing and geocaching are ways to explore and navigate in search of hidden "treasure" boxes. On Saturday, Sept. 30, celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by learning about this year-round family activity and getting a lesson on using GPS and compass! We will venture into the Wildlands in search of letterboxes and geocaches, and there will be a chance to win a prize. Meet at the Popple Grove Children's Area (a short walk in…

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October 2017

Geocaching the Packard Trail, Buckfield

October 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Learn about geocaching while enjoying the 2 mile Packard Trail. Bring smartphone or a GPS device. Trailhead 1.2 miles south of 117 on Sodom Rd. Buckfield.

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Cousins Island 5K & 10K Volkswalk, Yarmouth

October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cousin’s Island West Side Trail, 2-98 Cousins St.
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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FREE!

Southern Maine Volkssport Association and West Side Trail invite everyone to celebrate fall by exploring the Cousins Island section of the West Side Trail. Anyone can participate regardless of age or physical fitness. This event is FREE! Registration for IVV credit is only $3.00 and can be done through www.smva.mysite.com. This is a non-competitive event, this walk is accomplished at your own pace along a marked 5K or 10K route. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by…

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Falmouth Nature Preserve Hike, Falmouth

October 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Falmouth Nature Preserve, 178 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Free

Falmouth Land Trusts' own "Ranger Rick", Rick Scala, will lead an easy hike designed to familiarize community members with our amazing trail systems and conserved open space properties! The hikers will meet Rick at the Falmouth Nature Preserve off Foreside Road on October 1st at 11:30 for a hike that will last approximately 45 minutes. No registration is necessary and the hike is free!

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Guided Nature Walk and Meditation, South Berwick

October 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vaughan Woods State Park, 28 Old Fields Road
South Berwick, ME 04002 United States
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free

Learn about the history of Vaughan Woods Memorial State park and the Salmon Falls river…. Learn why there are a diversity of tree and plant species in this precious riverine system next to the estuary…. A self reflection and guided mediation at the end- pick a spot in the woods close by me so you hear a quick guided mediation.

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Blue Hill Heritage Trust Mushroom Walk & Talk, Penobscot

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a Great Maine Outdoors Weekend event a few days late. Local Mycologist, David Porter, will lead a Mushroom ID Workshop at our Weinland Nature Study Area in Penobscot. This property was donate to BHHT in honor of Virginia Weinland who believed strongly in environmental education in nature. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore one of BHHT's sweet woods trails while learning about the wild and complex world of mushrooms. Space is limited, so…

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August 2018

4th Annual Naples Causeway 5K, Naples

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Naples Marina, 34 Naples Marina Ln
Naples, ME 04055 United States
$25

Come and enjoy our fourth annual flat 5K along the Naples Causeway. Views of beautiful Long Lake and Brandy Pond during your run/walk. All proceeds will benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center.

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September 2018

Hike with the Ranger at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Enjoy the best that the park has to offer in this season on a hike with a knowledgeable guide. Guided nature programs, free with park admission, start at 2:00 PM at the benches by the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, please call the park at (207) 865-4465 the day of the program, after 10:00 AM, for trail conditions and program updates.

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Invasive Plant ID Walk at Viles Arboretum, Augusta

September 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St.
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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Free

Join Maine Conservation Corps and Maine Natural Areas Program Environmental Steward, Jackson Heitmann, on a free educational walk to learn about invasive plants! You will learn what they are, and what you can do to help get rid of them! Species encountered on this walk will include: -Multiflora Rose -Asiatic Bittersweet -Shrubby Honeysuckle -Burning Bush -Norway Maple -Glossy Buckthorn This is a great opportunity for anyone to learn more about these invaders! For more information, please contact Jackson Heitmann: Email:…

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Second Nature Adventure Challenge, Western Maine

September 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018
ME United States
Free

Explore Maine West! Second Nature Adventure Challenge (SNAC) is a challenge that encourages and rewards hikers of all abilities for exploring the Maine West region. Whether you hike one trail, or all nine, use the SNAC website to log your adventures and earn digital badges for each trail! Trails range in difficulty from easy, wide, flat and wheelchair-accessible pathways to challenging mountain hikes. ALL DAY EVENT   Use the SNAC website to find the 9 hiking locations: https://secondnaturemaine.com/ **This is…

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Summer Trail Series, Bethel

September 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bethel Village Trails, 21 Broad St.
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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$5

This weekly Friday night run (or walk) takes place on Bethel Village Trails next to the tennis court at The Bethel Inn Resort. Choose between a 5k or 10k, all on lovely wooded trails. Open to everyone of all abilities, leashed dogs, strollers. Come 15 minutes early to register (only needed once per season), and save your race bib for $2 off your first beer at The Millbrook Tavern!

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Find a letter box and a geocache at Valentine Farm!, Bethel

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Valentine Conservation Center, Bethel, 162 North Road
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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FREE

The Eddy School, a local, independent middle school (TheEddySchool.com), has hidden a letter box and a geocache at Mahoosuc Land Trust's Valentine Farm. Enjoy all the activities Mahoosuc Land Trust is offering, and further your fun by searching for our treasures! Search www.letterboxing.org for our clues for the letter box, and go to www.geocaching.com to find our geocache clues.

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Secrets of the Shore at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Discover the secrets of life in the salt marsh, mud flats, and rocky shores. Guided nature programs, free with park admission, on weekends and holidays at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Starting at 2:00 pm at the benches by the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, weather permitting. These one hour programs may include walks, talks, and activities in a beautiful and natural setting. No reservations are needed except for group programs.

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Presque Isle

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presque Isle Historical Society, 16 Third St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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Free

This guided two-mile tour begins and ends at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, and covers over 30 historic sites and individuals. Fee: FREE! Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or visit www.pihistory.org FMI

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Fun at The Farm, Bethel

September 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Valentine Conservation Center, Bethel, 162 North Road
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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free

Join the fun at Valentine Farm Conservation Center as we get outside to enjoy Maine's spectacular fall season. We have lots of family-friendly activities planned: Saturday, September 22: 7:00-8:30PM, art show preview. Meet the artists while enjoying light refreshments. Sunday, September 23 8:00-10:00AM – bird walk 9:00AM-noon – guided walk in the Bethel Community Forest 9:00-noon – scavenger hunt for children 9:00-2:00 – art show continues 10:00-11:00 – how not to get lost in the woods, the basics of orienteering…

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Volunteer with Scarborough Land Trust

September 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Warren Woods, 363 Payne Rd
Scarborough, ME United States
Free

Warren Woods is home to some beautiful wetland habitat. In order to maintain the open character of this property, we are strategically removing some of the young trees that are working to reclaim this wet meadow. As a bonus, we’ll get to watch the full moon rise over the treetops! Additional projects may take place depending on attendance. Please wear work clothes appropriate for brush removal, including gloves. This is a wet property, so boots are recommended! Bring a pair…

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Weekly Walking Group

September 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
ME United States
Free

Join this friendly and open-to-all walking group that meets Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm. A volunteer leader will greet you and guide your way on local, wooded trails at a gentle pace.   We will meet at the Long Mt. and Bacon Hill trails Directions: The Long Mt. hiking trail and Bacon Hill mountain bike trails share a parking area off Vernon St, located 6 miles from Main St. in Bethel. Look for the wooden sign with "Long Mt. Trail" just past…

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Trail walk at LEA’s Highland Research Forest, Bridgton

September 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highland Research Forest, Upper Ridge Rd
Bridgton, ME 04009 United States
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Free

We've been working to get the trail system on line at the Lake's Environmental Association's Highland Research Forest in Bridgton, Maine. Join LEA's educator, Alanna Doughty, for a walk along the trails with naturalist connections and quietly peek out at the wetland critters and head down to the northernmost area of Highland Lake. In the coming years we will build up the trail system and visitor information on sustainable forestry practices and the importance of forests in our watershed. Please…

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Time Traveling on State Beach, Vinalhaven

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Skoog Park, Vinalhaven, 12 Skoog Park Rd
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
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Free

Join geologist George Kendrick to explore some of the oldest rocks on Vinalhaven, and see how the nor’easters of 2018 have revealed an ancient forest. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on rocks and sand. Meet at Skoog Park to carpool to State Beach.   ** Photo taken by Norbert Leser

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Packard Trail Walk & Geocache, Buckfield

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Walk and geocache on this two-mile loop trail. Earn your Second Nature Adventure Challenge badge. Meet at 10AM at the trailhead, 1.2 miles south of Rte.117 on Sodom Rd., Buckfield.

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Naturalist Walk, Kennebunk Land Trust’s Oxbow Preserve

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ME United States
free

The Kennebunk Land Trust is hosting a naturalist walk on Saturday, September 29th from 10am-noon at the Oxbow Preserve in Kennebunk. This 14 acre preserve provides scenic views of the Mousam River with over a mile of river frontage. The walk provides a great opportunity to learn more about animals and trees in a mixed confer forest. This is a rain or shine event so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The walk is free to the public. Please call…

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Twilight Walk on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

September 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eastern Trail Trailhead @ Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Free
Eastern Trail Alliance

Our twilight walk will start at the trail head at the rear of the Southern Maine Health Care Hospital parking lot. The trail is constructed on the old Eastern Railroad bed and it is relatively flat and easy going. 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. Depending on the trail conditions and weather we…

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Around the Lake for Stronghearts, Perry

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pottle Tree Farm, 507 South Meadow Road
Perry, ME 04667 United States
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Free

Around the Lake for Stronghearts is an annual fundraiser to raise money to support families caring for children with congenital heart defects. In recent years, Stronghearts has sent children to Camp Meridian (a camp for kids with heart defects) and provided financial assistance to families when their children has gone in for surgery.

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Fall in the Forest at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport

September 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfe Neck Rd.
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Fall is a great time to get to know the trees, and this program is a fun way to do it. This program is wheelchair accessible. Guided nature programs, free with park admission, on weekends and holidays at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Starting at 2:00 pm at the benches by the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, please call the park at (207) 865-4465 the day of the program, after 10:00 AM,…

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February 2019

Snow Stroll w/ Kennebunk Land Trust & Boulangerie, Kennebunk

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10

The Kennebunk Land Trust is hosting a naturalist walk on Saturday, February 9th beginning at 10am at Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary. This walk is part of Kennebunk’s Paint the Town Red and Appalachian Mountain Club’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! The 38-acre preserve has over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River. The trails can be described as easy to moderate. This guided walk is a snow or shine event. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Following the walk at…

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Farmer for the Morning, Freeport

February 16, 2019 @ 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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