BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust will participate in the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend on Sept. 26 and 27.
Three events will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 26. All participants are asked to meet at the Mahoosuc Land Trust on Mayville Road at 10 a.m.
Participants can choose one of three activities of varying physical impact: a hike of moderate difficulty to Buck’s Ledge in Woodstock; a paddle around Songo Pond in Albany featuring a Land Trust conservation easement; or a guided visit to the solar array at Mt. Abram.
Those attending should bring appropriate footwear, water and clothing layers if they plan to hike, and a canoe or kayak if they plan to paddle. Following the activities, all three groups and anyone in the community that is interested will meet back at the office for a cookout. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided. Attendees should bring a picnic dish to share.
The Land Trust’s Art Show will open at the Mahoosuc Land Trust on Sept. 26. A display of work by local photographers, artists and writers will be on display, celebrating the unique beauty of the area beginning at 11 a.m.
A final weekend event will be a full-moon sunset walk along the wind tower ridge in Roxbury Sunday, Sept. 27. Hikers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the lower Wagner Forest gate and carpool to the upper gate where the hike will begin. Those who plan on hiking should bring a flashlight or headlamp.
Directions are as follows: from Andover, follow Route 120 east. Mine Notch Road will be on the left after Route 120 takes a sharp right onto Main Street in Roxbury. The gate should be open and a small building will be visible. If drivers reach Horseshoe Valley Road, they’ve gone too far.
From Rumford: follow Route 120 for about 9 miles. Mine Notch Road is less than 100 yards from the Roxbury salt and sand shed, on the right. If driver’s see Gallant’s Furniture, they’ve gone too far.
The hike will take place only if the night is clear. If hikers are unsure, please call 207-824-8580 before 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 27.
To learn more about Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, visit www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org.
FMI: 207-824-3806, www.mahoosuc.org.
Article originally appeared in the Sun Journal on September 7, 2015 – http://www.sunjournal.com/news/connections/2015/09/07/mahoosuc-announces-great-maine-outdoor-weekend-plans/1775742