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September 2018

Cottontail Restoration with the State of Maine

September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Scarborough Marsh (Parking at the Gervais Lot), 52 Manson Libby Rd
Scarborough, ME 04070 United States
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Free

The State of Maine is conducting a big push to help the New England Cottontails survive the quickly approaching winter. New England Cottontails live in dense, thicketed habitats that are not plentiful. We are helping them by planting ~1,500 native plants at Scarborough Marsh from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Wednesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 26th. Interested volunteers should bring: water, a lunch, snacks, sunscreen, a hat and bugspray. All planting supplies will be provided by the State of Maine.…

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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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Tear Cap Workshops Facility Tour, Hiram

September 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tear Cap Workshops, 22 Hampshire St
Hiram, ME 04041 United States
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Free!

Join us for a short tour of Tear Cap Workshops! See the progress, and take a look at some of our on-going projects: The Community Woodworking Shop and Stonewall Building area. Meet the artisan tenants who work here, and learn more about upcoming hands-on classes and events.

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Saving Our Apple Heritage, Cushing

September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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Free

Join Georges River Land Trust for a presentation by John Bunker on his mission to save Maine’s apple heritage. Bunker is known in Maine as “The Apple Whisperer,” or simply “The Apple Guy,” and, after laboring for years in semi-obscurity, he has never been in more demand. Through the catalog of Fedco Trees, a mail-order company he founded in Maine 30 years ago, Bunker has sown the seeds of a grassroots apple revolution. Fedco Trees every year takes a selection…

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Harvest Moon Annual Farm Fest, Falmouth

September 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hurricane Valley Farm, 17 Schuster Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$40 – $50

A Celebration of Open Space and Community Conservation! Local Food, Beer/Wine, Conversation, Live Music, Bonfire, Raffle.

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MOFF in Edgecomb, Edgecomb

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Down East Gallery, 146 Boothbay Rd
Edgecomb, ME 04556 United States
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Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of Outdoor Films, Shown indoors at the Down East Gallery. Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Time: Doors at 7:00pm, Films begin 30 minutes after sunset (about 730PM) Cost: Free, suggested donation $3 – $5 goes directly to Teens To Trails TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 71 minutes There will also be a brief intermission with a free door prize raffle. Location: Down East Gallery 146 Boothbay Road Edgecomb, ME Presented in partnership with: Down East Gallery…

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Adaptive Climbing Demo! Bethel

September 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Adventure Center, Big Adventure Center 12 N Rd
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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Free

Ongoing demonstrations of adaptive climbing equipment and techniques at the Big Adventure Center in Bethel, ME. (12 North Road)!

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Book Series: Maine Mountain Guide, Grand Lake Stream

September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grand Lake Stream School Building, 15 Water St.
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637 United States
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FREE

On Friday, September 28th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome author Carey Kish, as he presents his latest, updated version of the Maine Mountain Guide. The presentation will begin at 6 pm in the Grand Lake Stream School Building. The Maine Mountain Guide, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is the only comprehensive hiking guide to the mountain trails of Maine, an essential companion for outdoor enthusiasts since 1961.  This newest edition was two years in the making and…

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MOFF in Camden

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films under the stars at the Camden Snow Bowl. Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 Time: 7:30PM Cost: Free, with suggested donation of $3 to $5 going directly to Teens To Trails. TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 74 minutes There will also be a brief intermission with a free door prize raffle. Location: Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd, Camden, ME 04843 Presented in partnership by: Baxter Outdoors Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine Midcoast…

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MOFF Day of Features, Portland

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
USM Hannaford Theater, 88 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for one feature film or a day full of them, as the USM Communications and Media Studies department hosts a day full of feature outdoor adventure films in Talbot Auditorium Date: Thursday, September 29, 2018 Time: 10:00AM to 8:00PM Cost: Ticket Link: Location: Talbot Auditorium inside Luther Bonney Hall - 85 Bedford St, Portland, ME 04102 (additional parking in Surrenden St Garage) Presented in partnership with: USM Communication & Media Studies Department More info available…

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MYTaSC Fall Stewardship – Mount Abraham

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mt. Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road
Greenwood, ME 04255 United States
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Free

Cleanup on one of the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s awesomest lands for GMOW!   Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/VscSJ4lUkavOKgOw2   The Maine Youth Trail Stewardship Coalition is hosting a Fall Stewardship Weekend September 28-29 in Kingfield, Maine! The work trip will be Saturday, September 29 and we will offer free accommodations on Friday, September 28.   THE LOCATION: Mt Abram – host of the second largest alpine zone in Maine   THE WORK: We will clean up refuse from the broken…

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Forest Weaving, Bangor

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve Bangor, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Come join us for a walk in the forest, during which we will collect natural objects (leaves, flowers and such). Following the walk the found materials will be woven together to create individual tapestries for you to take home. Please bring a paper bag for collecting, a pair of scissors or clippers, and something to sit on. We will gather at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 29th at Northeast Penjajowoc Preserve on Kittredge Road, where the pavement ends. Grace Bartlett will…

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Carter’s Cross Country hike and bike, Bethel

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carter’s XC Ski Center Bethel, 786 Intervale Rd
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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free

Hike Farwell Mountain ski trails at Carter's XC. Hike 2-3 miles of trails up to elevation of 1700 feet, with views of Sunday River, the Presidentials, the Mahoosucs, and the Carter Moriahs. Fat tire bikes and cabins are available to rent also. We will provide a guide. Please bring water and a snack. We are located at 786 Intervale Rd. Bethel, Maine.

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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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Cottontail Restoration with Rachel Carson NWR, Scarborough

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Libby Field, 150 Spurwink Rd
Scarborough, ME 0470 United States
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Free!

The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is having a big push to help the New England Cottontails survive the quickly approaching winter. New England Cottontails live in dense, thicketed habitats that are not plentiful. We are helping them by planting ~2,500 native plants at Libby Field in Scarborough on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29th from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Volunteers should park at Uncle Don's Spurwink Country Kitchen located at 150 Spurwink Rd, Scarborough, ME 04070. Refuge staff and…

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Brownfield Bog Paddle, Brownfield

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Grab your kayak and join the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust and our friends from Greater Lovell Land Trust for a paddle through Brownfield Bog! Bring your own kayak, paddle, whistle and PFD to explore the wetland habitat with us. Space is limited to 20 individuals, so please register with us ahead of time to reserve your spot.

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Sweet Cider Pressing Day, Cushing

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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free

For the second year, Georges River Land Trust is hosting Langlais Sweet Cider Day! Charles Waite Maclin, also known as Pastor Chuck of Pastor Chuck’s organic apple products, will be bringing his small cider press and the know-how to create some delicious cider with our own organic Langlais apples.   Pastor Chuck’s dream is to create the best applesauce and apple butter in the world, originated in his own family’s kitchen in Cushing. He also works with the Cushing Community…

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Mt. Kineo Hike & Work Trip, Greenville

September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mt. Kineo State Park, 62 Village Road
Rockwood, ME 04478 United States
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Free

Join Moosehead Trails for a volunteer hike and work trip event at one of Maine's most iconic hiking destinations: Mt. Kineo.   We will meet at 9:30 a.m. to organize gear and load on to the 10 a.m. ferry. (If you want to carpool from downtown Greenville, please meet at at the Steamship Katahdin parking lot at 8:50 a.m.) We will plan to to catch the 3:30 ferry back to Rockwood (we'll be back to our vehicles approximately 4 p.m.).…

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Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest, Camden

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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$15 – $60

The third annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest combines Trail Running, Mtn Biking, Beer, Food and More! Including a kids 3km trail run. Check out the website for more info – http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/summer8.html

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Black Mountain Music Festival

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road
Rumford, ME 04276 United States
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$15

Unbelievable amounts of outdoor fun is in the works. Featuring: 207Diesels truck show, 5 Live bands, kids games, BBQ cook off, beer tent & outdoor bar with Ice Pik Vodka & Sebago Brewing Company Bring your dance shoes & your lawn chair! Admission is only $15 – includes BBQ tasting (kids under 12 get in FREE) **Thank you for your support. No outside alcohol allowed on Black Mountain premises. Be responsible, bags will be checked at entry points. Overnight camping…

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Questing In the Wilderness, Orland

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Pond Wildlands – Dead River Parcel, 306 Hatchery Rd
East Orland, ME 04431 United States
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Free

There are many ways to explore and find adventure in the outdoors! Join Explore Outdoors! Maine and Great Pond Conservation Trust's education coordinator, Julianne Taylor, on a hike to find newly planted letterboxes and learn the ways to safely and responsibly participate in questing activities out in nature. We will hike up Great Pond Mountain and along the Hay Ledges Path. If you are to complete the entire hike it would be about 4 miles. Participants have the option to…

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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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Punkinfiddle Family Festival on National Estuaries Day

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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$5 – $7

Punkinfiddle is a family festival and National Estuaries Day celebration. The day features: * Old-fashioned Games * Traditional Crafts * Lively Music * Hands-on Learning * Tasty Food * Sheepdog demonstrations * Smiles and Laughs With Punkinfiddle, our aim is to foster stewardship of coastal environments by celebrating the richness of estuaries, Maine's cultural traditions, and our beautiful historic site. Come on up!

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Plein-Air Painting at Sturtevant Farm Scenic Area

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ME United States
$5 – $8

Artist Penny Markley will lead participants in a plein-air painting workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1 PM at the Sturtevant Farm Scenic Area in Fayette. This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Week. Please bring supplies. Please pre-register by calling the KLT office at 207-377-3848 or email KBrewer@tklt.org by September 26. Cost: $8/non-member, $5/member. Please call our office or visit our website with any questions, 207-377-2848 or www.tklt.org Photo: Norm Rodrigue Directions: From the North: From Route…

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New Trail Opening at Higgins Mountain, Georgetown

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ME United States
FREE

Join KELT to celebrate the grand opening of a new loop trail during Great Maine Outdoor Week! Trail construction was led by local Boy Scout, Thomas Trundy, for his Eagle Scout project. After a short welcome, explore the new loop trail on your own or take the guided tour with Thomas. The program offered by KELT is free and open to the public. This is a light rain or shine event, and registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, call…

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What’s Out There? Exploring Maine’s Forest + Freshwater

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
River Bend Farm, 184 Simpson Road
Saco, ME 04072 United States
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Free

Take a closer look at the creatures and plants that live under fallen trees, hidden in woodland creeks, and are all around you! Environmental Educators will lead the group through outdoor games, science activities, and exploration of the diverse ecosystems at River Bend Farm. River Bend Farm is a historic 105-acre farm located on a conservation easement along the Saco River and is the future home of The Ecology School (TES). All ages are welcome. (Be sure to bring your…

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Sail Casco Bay with NRCM Rising! Portland

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Portland Schooner Company, 56 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$30

Join NRCM Rising for a lazy afternoon sail in Casco Bay aboard the historic Timberwind Schooner!  Built in 1931 by Victor Cole at Union Wharf in Portland and standing at 96 feet tall, the double-masted Timberwind schooner is a piece of authentic Maine history. Your are welcome to bring your own food and beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) aboard. While aboard, you’ll hear from NRCM Rising staff about the environmental campaigns we are working on and how you can get involved to…

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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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Noyes Mountain Summit Run, Greenwood

September 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Noyes Mountain, Greenwood ME United States
$10

Vigorous 2.4-mile trail run up and down Noyes Mountain with 600’ elevation gain. Pre-registration www.RunSignUp.com. $10 adult/$5 youth. $15/$10 onsite. Noyes Mountain Preserve, 172 Richardson Hollow Rd., Greenwood.

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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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Paddling the Little Androscoggin at Paris River Park

September 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Paris River Park, 1 Paris Hill
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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Free

We will be hosting a paddle on the Little Androscoggin, beginning at the Paris River Park located at One Paris Hill, South Paris, to celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!

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Hike on Round Mountain, Bethel

September 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ME United States
Free

Join folks from Mahoosuc Land Trust, Mahoosuc Pathways and Western Foothills Land Trust on this lovely, Bethel area hike. Round Mountain is a relatively short hike with a nice payoff. The views from the ledges include the White Mountain National Forest in Maine and west towards Mount Washington. Bonus: make an account on the Second Nature Adventure Challenge website to collect your online badge, and work your way towards completing all 9 hikes in the challenge! More info here: https://secondnaturemaine.com/…

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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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Apple Talk, Tasting, and Tour, Boothbay

September 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Oak Point Farm, 60 Samoset Rd
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 United States
Free

Join amateur orchardist, Ron Ross, for an engaging apple talk and heirloom apple tasting at Oak Point Farm on Sunday, September 30, at 2:00 pm. (Rain or shine under the big tent!) This year’s apple talk “From Apple Juice to Apple Jack” focuses on the juice of this iconic fruit: Ron will explore the history and production of apple beverages, consider their nutritional and medicinal pros and cons, and share classic and nouvelle drink recipes such as mulled cider, the…

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October 2018

Ski Museum of Maine Exhibit Opening, Camden

October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main St
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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$10

Ski Museum of Maine and Camden Public Library are opening the exhibit: The Mountains of Maine: Skiing in the Pine Tree State – an exhibit that will be formally dedicated in memory of John Christie – a Camden native and avid pioneer and skier here in Maine. The opening reception will be held on October 7th at 2pm. Refreshments will be served, a $10 door donation will help support the mission of the museum: Celebrate, preserve and share the history…

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January 2019

AMC Snowshoe at Harpswell Cliff Trail, Harpswell

January 14
ME 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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AMC Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike, Topsham

January 14
Free

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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February 2019

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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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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AMC Snowshoe at Harpswell Cliff Trail, Harpswell

February 9
Harpswell Cliff Trail, 263 Mountain Road
Harpswell, ME 04079 United States
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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
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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
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$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
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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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CANCELLED – Snowshoe Hike Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner

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

CANCELLED due to weather. 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…

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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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Snow Stroll w/ Kennebunk Land Trust & Boulangerie, Kennebunk

February 9 @ 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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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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Free Youth XC Ski Day, Presque Isle

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
nordic heritage ski club, 450 Fort Fairfield Rd.
Presque Isle, ME United States
Free

Does your child want to try Cross Country Skiing? Now is their chance! Instructors will be provided. Rental equipment available while supplies last! Free trail pass, free rentals and free lessons. Brought to you by Nordic Heritage Sport Club and Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital. Visit www.facebook.com/events/196679134581006 FMI

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Winter Walk at River Bend Farm, Saco

February 9 @ 10:00 am
River Bend Farm, 184 Simpson Road
Saco, ME 04072 United States
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Free

Come join us for a beautiful Saturday morning walk and a winter exploration at River Bend Farm. We'll enjoy the serene river views, listen and look for signs of winter animals, and take some time to enjoy what nature has to offer.   Please RSVP to leanna@theecologyschool.org. (If you have them, bring your own snowshoes — we'll hope for snow!) This event is FREE. The Ecology School is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of donors to fulfill…

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Family Snowshoe Nature Walk, Gorham

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hawkes Preserve, Gorham, 73 Justice Way
Gorham, ME 04038 United States
Free

Join the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust and WinterKids for a family-friendly Snowshoe Nature Walk on the Hawkes Preserve trail. This will be a fun introduction to snowshoeing and a great chance to see the forest and the Presumpscot River in the winter. This is a great program to try snowshoeing with your family for the first time because WinterKids will be lending free snowshoes to anyone who doesn’t own a pair. We will plan to split into two groups (one…

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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
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Free

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

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Winter Fun at “The Globe”, Alfred

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

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

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Snowshoe with Falmouth Land Trust & MaineAudubon, Falmouth

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ME United States
Free

The Falmouth Land Trust and Maine Audubon are excited to partner for a family-friendly snowshoe event coming this February during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Participants will meet at Gilsland Farm and go on a easy brisk snowshoe for about 30 minutes. Come on out and meet some new friends, explore a conservation property in Falmouth, and learn a little about how to identify winter animal tracks. This event is free and open to all ages 6 and up. FLT…

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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
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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 through our 15-acre trail system. (*activities weather dependent). We are open 12-7pm. Family-friendly. 

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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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Weston Waters and Woods Winter Fun, Madison

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

Begin at 12:30 PM at downtown Madison, near High Tide, Low Tide Seafood Market on 30 Main Street (44.798261, -69.885068) and travel north along the Kennebec River until reaching Weston Avenue (~1.9 mile one-way) Optional, continue from Weston Avenue onto trails through Weston Woods, an historic 275-acre peninsula in the Kennebec River now held under option for acquisition by Somerset Woods Trustees (~2.40 miles loop trail) If a one-way trip is preferred, shuttles will return participants to Main Street from…

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Skijor Skowhegan

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

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

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Sledding at Shepards Farm Preserve, Norway

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

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

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Sledding Party, Boothbay

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

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

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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
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$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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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
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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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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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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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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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Group Bike at Neptune Woods, Brunswick Landing

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

Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust 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, head to Flight Deck Brewing for tasty taps and great company at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Brews for a Cause Fundraiser. 20% of beer sales and 100% of bar tips will be donated to BTLT! Riders need to provide their own bikes.

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Snowshoe Walk, Vinalhaven

February 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Skoog Park, Vinalhaven, 12 Skoog Park Rd
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
Free

Join George Kendrick for a walk on a Vinalhaven Land Trust preserve. If there is snow, bring snowshoes, if not bring winter boots and we will go for a hike. A great excuse to get outside this winter! Meet at Skoog Park to carpool, location to be determined.

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AMC Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike, Topsham

February 11

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun afternoon 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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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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Free Intro to Ice Climbing, Bangor

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us in downtown Bangor to learn about ice climbing on Wednesday February 13th from 1-5pm for free! No experience is required! We will go over equipment information and introduce how ice climbing and belaying work then get right to climbing. We encourage all participants to not only climb but to learn to belay as well.  We utilize redundant belay systems that provide security even if a new belayer makes a mistake while learning.  We will choose climbing routes that will be fun and challenging! What you need: …

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Katahdin Woods and Waters Winter Fun, National Monument

Free

What: Volunteer Guided Cross Country Ski and or Snowshoe on Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Groomed ski trails North End or marked East Branch of the Penobscot SnowshoeTrail When: Meet at 10 am at the trail head /Matagamon Gate each day February 14th Guided beginner Intermediate SKI (advanced can extend on their own) February 15 and 16th Guided Snowshoe with beginner animal sign and tracking (conditions permitting) February 17th Guided Ski or Snowshoe depending on reservations Where : Find…

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Sweetheart Snowshoe: “I’m With the Trees!”, Bridgton

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highland Research Forest, Upper Ridge Rd
Bridgton, ME 04009 United States
Free!

Trek around the Highland Research Forest with your sweetie pie, or focus in on giving some love to the trees in the forest! We will work to identify the different winter buds, enjoying the winter sun through the branches, and be happy to be able to snowshoe around the forest, there may be some secret treats along the way too! Just saying. This is an easy-moderate stroll through the woods (moderate because lets face it, snowshoes add another element, and…

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Valentine’s Hike with Ladies Adventure Club, Phippsburg

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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Freeport Special Event: Valentines Snowshoe Dance

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park & Flagship Retail Store Campus, 95 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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Free

Bring your family and friends to shake their snowshoes at our Valentines Snowshoe Dance. MSR is bringing some of the latest snowshoes, but please bring your own if you have them. We will be cranking some prime dance tunes. Too shy to dance? Sip a hot chocolate and have a few laughs while others limbo, twist and boogie the night away. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy. WHERE TO MEET: Meet at the Flagship store Discovery Park. WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers;…

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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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Pondicherry Park Snowshoe, Bridgton

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pondicherry Park, Bridgton, Depot St.
Bridgton, ME United States
Free!

Pondicherry Park in downtown Bridgton was conserved in 2012 and continues to be a popular destination for folks of all ages. Gentle trails, two river systems, abandoned pastures and massive stone walls help define this special place. Come along with Loon Echo staff members as we explore the trails of Pondicherry Park. Snowshoes/traction devices required. Layered clothing, water and snacks encouraged. Approximately 1 hour, Moderate. Meet in the Public Parking Lot behind Reny's in downtown Bridgton.

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GMOW Ski and Snowshoe Event, Fort Kent

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fort Kent Outdoor Center, 33 Paradis Circle
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
Free

Friday, February 15th at 6 pm Bring your Headlamp! Skiers and Snowshoers meet at the top of Lonesome Pine Trails by the warming hut after starting out from the Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Refreshments by the campfire on top of Lonesome Pine Trails. Trail Passes are free. Rentals for snowshoes will be available in the Rental Shop at FKOC.

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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
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$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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Ice Fishing Derby, East Waterboro

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

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

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Sanford Parks & Recreation Winterfest Ice Fishing, Sanford

February 16 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
#1 Pond in Sanford, Riverside Street
Sanford, ME 04073 United States
Free

Ice Fishing Derby for 15 years and younger FREE. We have Bait! Sponsored by Sanford Rec and Maine Dept of Conservation. Over $300 in prizes to be given away. 8am-11am @ #1 Pond in Sanford on Saturday Feb 16. Register at the pond from 7:30-9am. 3 trap limit. We have lots of equipment if you don't have any. Parents please support your children. Ice permitting.

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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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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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Traps & Trails, Poland

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Range Pond State Park, 26 State Park Rd
Poland Spring, ME 04274 United States
Free (Park Fees Apply)

Work up an appetite, then indulge in great local food & drinks! Break into Ice Fishing (9 am-12 pm) Learn from the pros, for free! MDIFW and Cabela's staff will show you how to set yourself up for success – and safety – on the ice. Our beginner clinic for adults includes instruction, equipment, and bait. It's free fishing weekend, no fishing license required! Need equipment? Be sure to register! Discover New Trails (9 am-12 pm) Explore Range Pond State…

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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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Winter Wildlife Walk, Scarborough

February 16 @ 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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Norway Snowshoe Festival

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

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

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Winter Sports and Fun, Perry

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

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

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Farmer for the Morning, Freeport

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

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

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Maine Huts &Trails- Poplar Stream Falls Guided Voyage

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

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

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Maine Audubon Winter Carnival, Falmouth

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

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

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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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February Family Frolic, Machias

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downeast Sunrise Trails ME United States
Free

Join us to learn to cross-country ski(free instruction) or to snowshoe either groomed Downeast Sunrise Trail or on groomed trails within adjoining Downeast Coastal Conservancy lands or bring your sled, toboggan or saucer to scoot down Conservancy hills. Refreshments to be sold by Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to be enjoyed beside warming bonfire. Hours 10 am-2pm. Register at Chamber (restored historic train depot across from Helen’s Restaurant).

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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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Spruce Mountain Sled-In and Winter Family Festival, Jay

February 16 @ 11:00 am
ME United States
Free

Outdoor winter fun – Sledding Mountain, Sleigh Rides, Snow Sculpture Contest, Scavenger Hunt, Snow Shoe Races, Raffles & 50/50, Bon Fire and Heated Tent with Delicious Food.

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Oxbow Brewing Co Winter Snowshoe & Brews, Newcastle

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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 through our 15-acre trail system. (*activities weather dependent). We are open 12-7pm. Family-friendly. 

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Woolwich Community Recreation Snowshoe, Woolwich

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Merrymeeting Fields Preserve Woolwich, ME United States
Free

Join Woolwich Community Recreation for an easy snowshoe through the woods and fields at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve in Woolwich, near Chopps Point. WCR Board member and Nature Conservancy Stewardship Coordinator, Kelsie Tardif, will lead the trek and provide some ecological information along the way. Come see what animals are walking through the preserve, what they might be eating, the tree species that grow here, and other fun tidbits! Also, we’ll have snowshoes available and can show you how to use…

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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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Camden Ice Climbing Equinox Guiding Service, Camden

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Road/US Route 1
Camden, ME 04843 United States
$50

Introduction to the basics of Ice Climbing, Ice tools, Crampons, Belaying, Knots and Ice Screws. We offer an 8 hour day Water Ice Top-Rope adventure in Camden Hills State Park. If you're interested in just trying it out we would be glad to introduce you to the technique and help you grow your skill. For the Intermediate and Advanced there is plenty to learn in the steeper terrain around Camden. From gaining mountain climbing skills to follow and multi-pitch ice…

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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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Adult Cross-country Ski Clinic, Jefferson

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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Carter’s XC Ski Center Family Scavenger Hunt, Bethel

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carter’s XC Ski Center Bethel, 786 Intervale Rd
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
Trail Pass Fee

On Sunday, February 17, Carter's XC Ski Center will be holding a scavenger hunt as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Come and ski, fat bike or snowshoe with us and pick up a scavenger hunt list. Find all the items and turn your list in for a chance to win a free trail pass!

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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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Amundsen Fat Bike Dash, Norway

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road
Norway, ME United States
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$25

Enjoy skiing at Roberts Farm? Then why not check out your favorite trails on a fat bike. Swing down on Sunday, February 17th as we open the ski trails for a 5k and 10K fat bike race. Every race participant gets a pint of beer of their choosing (some blackouts) from Norway Brewing Company. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall finishers. Register online at BikeReg (https://www.bikereg.com/roberts-farm-fat-bike) for $25 or $30 on the day of the race.…

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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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Snowshoeing at Paris River Park, South Paris

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Paris River Park, 1 Paris Hill
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
Free

Explore the Paris River Park on the Little Androscoggin in South Paris on snowshoes from 1:00 to 3:00 on Sunday, February 17th.

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Winter Hike at Snow’s Cove Preserve, Sedgwick

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Snow’s Cove Preserve Sedgewick, ME United States + Google Map
Free

Monday, February 18th Snow's Cove 10am-noon   Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust volunteers, Merrie Eley & Barbara Kourajian for the 4th Annual Winter Hikes Series & Great Maine Outdoors Weekend special school vacation hike! These fun group hikes are a great way to explore the woods in the winter. Please dress accordingly, and bring snow shoes, ice creepers, or sturdy boots and poles depending on the conditions. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided, so please let us know if…

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Community Snow Day, Harpswell

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

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

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Kids Winter Survival Day, Grand Lake Stream

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

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

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Winter Wildlife Day, Wells

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
Free

Celebrate the wildlife of southern Maine with the Wells Reserve, Center for Wildlife, and York County Audubon! We'll have lots of family fun with a live animal presentation, guided walk, storybook reading, critter crafts, and activities in the snow. 10-11am Center for Wildlife presentation with live animal ambassadors 11am-12:30pm * Wildlife tracking walk with experienced guides * Wildlife craft time with local author Lyn Smith (What Makes an Opossum Tick?) * Face painting * Sledding, snowshoeing, and snowy fun *…

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