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Jan
16
Tue
Registration Open: Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids @ YMCA of Southenr Maine
Jan 16 @ 12:22 pm – Jan 21 @ 11:59 pm
Registration Open: Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids @ YMCA of Southenr Maine | Portland | Maine | United States

Registration just opened! Reserve your spot today. The Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids is one of the oldest open water swims in the world; since before World War II thousands have braved Maine’s waters to swim the 2.4 miles from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.

Participants of various fitness levels and competitive experiences ages 16 years and up are invited to race. We encourage anyone who can swim a mile in less than 40 minutes to join us for this unforgettable swim across beautiful Casco Bay! All proceeds benefit children in the YMCA of Southern Maine’s youth development programs.

FMI: www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/swim

Jan
27
Sat
Full Moon Snowshoe @ Randall Orchards
Jan 27 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a full moon winter walk on Randall Orchards – the farm we helped protect as farmland forever. We will meet at the farm at sunset and head out to explore the 500-acres of conserved orchard and forest while watching the full moon rise.

After an hour guided walk, led by Master Naturalist, Jeanne Christie and Board President Mike Parker, we will end with hot cider from apples grown and pressed onsite at the orchard.

Limited space; RSVP required to info@prlt.org.

FMI: www.prlt.org

Jan
30
Tue
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.

FMi: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-3/

Jan
31
Wed
Full Moon Hike @ Emmons Preserve
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Emmons Preserve | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

Enjoy the magic of winter with a full moon hike at the Emmons Preserve! KCT Board Member, Russ Grady, will lead the group on a moderate 3 mile hike on the Trust’s trails. There will be several opportunities to stop along the way and enjoy the glow of the moon. Weather will dictate gear (snow shoes, poles, winter clothes, etc…). While we hope to use the moon light, bringing a flash light or headlamp is always a good idea. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice to enjoy in the headquarters after the hike. Meet at our headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport at 8pm. Free, all welcome!

Thanks to C.A. Smith Photography for his full moon photo taken in the Smith Preserve.

https://www.facebook.com/events/284288665426671/

Feb
1
Thu
Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill Preserve, Dougherty Road trailhead, Pownal
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek @ Pisgah Hill Preserve,  Dougherty Road trailhead, Pownal | Pownal | Vermont | United States

Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Join us for our 7th annual full moon hike/social event atop Pisgah Hill in New Gloucester. Cars line Dougherty Road; in 2017 seventy-five members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends hiked the loop trail through the perfect amount of new snow, shared some cheer at the summit, toasted with hot cocoa, toasted marshmallows, and hooted at the big orange rising moon under the only three hours of clear sky all week.

We can’t wait to see you for our 7th annual, only a few moons away.

FMI: rrct.org

Full Moon Walk on the Eastern Trail @ Eastern Trail
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Full Moon Walk on the Eastern Trail @ Eastern Trail  | Saco | Maine | United States

Don’t miss this! The Eastern Trail Alliance will host two evening walks to see the full moon from the trail. It’s FREE and an experience not to be missed. Walks are 60-90 minutes. All ages welcome (but flashlights and furry friends are not).

Meet at 6 p.m. at either location below:
1.) Southern Maine Health Care, Biddeford. (back parking lot off W Cole Rd) with Biologist & Trustee Joe Yuhas
2.) Pine Point Rd, Scarborough-Eastern Trail crossing parking lot with Executive Director Carole Brush

Feb
28
Wed
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.

FMi: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-4/

Mar
1
Thu
Full Moon Walk on the Eastern Trail @ Eastern Trail
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Full Moon Walk on the Eastern Trail @ Eastern Trail  | Saco | Maine | United States

Don’t miss this! The Eastern Trail Alliance will host two evening walks to see the full moon from the trail. It’s FREE and an experience not to be missed. Walks are 60-90 minutes. All ages welcome (but flashlights and furry friends are not).

Meet at 7 p.m. at either location below:
1.) Southern Maine Health Care, Biddeford. (back parking lot off W Cole Rd) with Biologist & Trustee Joe Yuhas
2.) Pine Point Rd, Scarborough-Eastern Trail crossing parking lot with Executive Director Carole Brush

Full Moon Hike @ Emmons Preserve
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Emmons Preserve | Kennebunkport | Maine | United States

Enjoy the magic of winter with a full moon hike at the Emmons Preserve! KCT Board Member, Russ Grady, will lead the group on a moderate 3 mile hike on the Trust’s trails. There will be several opportunities to stop along the way and enjoy the glow of the moon. Weather will dictate gear (snow shoes, poles, winter clothes, etc…). While we hope to use the moon light, bringing a flash light or headlamp is always a good idea. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice to enjoy in the headquarters after the hike. Meet at our headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport at 8pm. Free, all welcome!

Thanks to C.A. Smith Photography for his full moon photo taken in the Smith Preserve.

https://www.facebook.com/events/284288665426671/

Mar
29
Thu
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.

FMi: https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-5/

Jul
28
Sat
Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids @ Peaks Island to East End Beach in Portland
Jul 28 all-day
Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids @ Peaks Island to East End Beach in Portland | Portland | Maine | United States

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! The Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids is one of the oldest open water swims in the world; since before World War II thousands have braved Maine’s waters to swim the 2.4 miles from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.

Participants of various fitness levels and competitive experiences ages 16 years and up are invited to race. We encourage anyone who can swim a mile in less than 40 minutes to join us for this unforgettable swim across beautiful Casco Bay! All proceeds benefit children in the YMCA of Southern Maine’s youth development programs.

FMI: www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org