Farms on Hanson Ridge and Deering Neighborhood Springvale (via one-day-only landowner permission and Sanford Trails).
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018
Self-guided walk through fields, orchards, pasture and woods beginning at McDougal Orchards and ending at Blueberry Bend. The route connects to 10 farms and measures 4.5 miles from start to finish. Want to make a day of it? Walk the full 9 miles and support your local farms and trails!
Dogs on leashes and owners who pick up after them are welcome.
Served by Three Rivers Land Trust from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at McDougal Orchards. Price is $8, children under 5 are free.
– Mousam Valley Mushrooms, 21-B Blanchard Road
– Rivard Farm, 110 Blanchard Road
(Drop a vehicle at Rivard Farm or Mousam Valley, catch a shuttle back to the start at McDougal’s, and walk toward your car: 4.5 miles)
– McDougal Orchards, 202 Hanson Ridge Road
(Park at McDougal’s, walk to Blueberry Bend, and then walk back the way you came to return to your vehicle: 9 miles)
Shuttle service is available and made possible by your generous donation. It is recommended that your group be prepared to wait at shuttle stops or plan ahead by dropping a car off in advance at Rivard Farm or Mousam Valley Mushrooms.
Bring a backpack, as each farm along the way sells their produce, meats, dairy, and/or prepared food. Most farms also provide their own unique, refreshing beverage! Lamb BBQ will be available for lunch purchases at Noon Family Sheep Farm from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Springvale Farm Walk is a one-day-only event – most of the Farm Walk traverses private property that is NOT available for recreation except for on this one day. Enjoy the walk, respect landowners, and pick up a Sanford Trails map at McDougal’s to find out where you can walk, bike, or ride in the future!
This event is held rain or shine – pack accordingly!
Early Bird Rate Through May 15. First 100 runners will receive a beautiful, free, tech t-shirt!
Heart of Biddeford is excited to present the River Jam 5K, a fun run (or walk!) through historic downtown Biddeford! The run starts at Clifford Park and ends at Mechanics Park, where there will be a full day and evening of River Jam activities! Prizes in 6 adult categories plus 2 kid categories!
The 5K will benefit Heart of Biddeford, a Main Street community organization that works to foster economic development and improve the downtown and quality of life within its boundaries.
Registration is $20, and includes a free tech t-shirt (Early Bird discount of $5 until May 15). On-site registration available from 7-8 a.m. on race day for $25.
The course starts at the entrance to Clifford Park on Pool St, and heads west on Pool for 0.3 miles. Runners will turn left onto Hill Street for 0.93 miles then turn right at Saint Louis Field onto West Street for 0.51 miles. At the intersection, runners will turn right onto Alfred Street for 1.15 miles before curving right onto Main St. After turning right onto Main St., runners will turn right again onto Water Street, and finish in front of Mechanics Park.