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Jan
21
Sun
Winter Pool Kayaking Session @ Riverton Pool
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Pool Kayaking Session @ Riverton Pool | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us at Riverton Pool in Portland to learn and practice essential kayaking skills. Portland Paddle instructors will be present to offer one-on-one instruction on skills including rolling, bracing, rescues, strokes and more. This pool session will not be a formal class, but instead an open-ended opportunity for individuals to work on any skills they would like to learn or improve with the guidance of an instructor. The calm, warm waters of a pool can be an ideal environment for learning. Our pool sessions are also a great way to try out different kayaks, meet other local paddlers and get some paddling experience in the depths of winter. Pre-registration required; space is limited and a course minimum must be met to run.

Please arrive 20 minutes early. If you are bringing your own boat drive down the fire lane and unload your boat near the pool behind the basketball courts. Someone will open the pool doors by 1:45 so you can carry your boat inside. After unloading your boat please park in the main parking lot.

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
18
Sun
Winter Pool Kayak Session @ Riverton Pool
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Pool Kayak Session @ Riverton Pool | Portland | Maine | United States

Join us at Riverton Pool in Portland to learn and practice essential kayaking skills. Portland Paddle instructors will be present to offer one-on-one instruction on skills including rolling, bracing, rescues, strokes and more. This pool session will not be a formal class, but instead an open-ended opportunity for individuals to work on any skills they would like to learn or improve with the guidance of an instructor. The calm, warm waters of a pool can be an ideal environment for learning. Our pool sessions are also a great way to try out different kayaks, meet other local paddlers and get some paddling experience in the depths of winter. Pre-registration required; space is limited and a course minimum must be met to run.

Please arrive 20 minutes early. If you are bringing your own boat drive down the fire lane and unload your boat near the pool behind the basketball courts. Someone will open the pool doors by 1:45 so you can carry your boat inside. After unloading your boat please park in the main parking lot.

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/

Jun
2
Sat
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics of the sport and leave with the skills and knowledge needed to kayak on protected seas with other paddlers. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a brief talk about boats and gear. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn the essential strokes of the sport. You’ll take a brief paddle in Portland harbor and practice strategies for safe paddling in open waters. Your instructor will customize the lesson to work with each students’ goals, experience level and interests. The level 2 class is offered the following weekend and we recommend taking the two courses together.

Jun
16
Sat
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics of the sport and leave with the skills and knowledge needed to kayak on protected seas with other paddlers. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a brief talk about boats and gear. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn the essential strokes of the sport. You’ll take a brief paddle in Portland harbor and practice strategies for safe paddling in open waters. Your instructor will customize the lesson to work with each students’ goals, experience level and interests. The level 2 class is offered the following weekend and we recommend taking the two courses together.

Jun
30
Sat
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics of the sport and leave with the skills and knowledge needed to kayak on protected seas with other paddlers. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a brief talk about boats and gear. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn the essential strokes of the sport. You’ll take a brief paddle in Portland harbor and practice strategies for safe paddling in open waters. Your instructor will customize the lesson to work with each students’ goals, experience level and interests. The level 2 class is offered the following weekend and we recommend taking the two courses together.

Jul
1
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Jul
8
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Jul
14
Sat
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics of the sport and leave with the skills and knowledge needed to kayak on protected seas with other paddlers. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a brief talk about boats and gear. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn the essential strokes of the sport. You’ll take a brief paddle in Portland harbor and practice strategies for safe paddling in open waters. Your instructor will customize the lesson to work with each students’ goals, experience level and interests. The level 2 class is offered the following weekend and we recommend taking the two courses together.

Jul
15
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Jul
22
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Jul
28
Sat
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics of the sport and leave with the skills and knowledge needed to kayak on protected seas with other paddlers. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a brief talk about boats and gear. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn the essential strokes of the sport. You’ll take a brief paddle in Portland harbor and practice strategies for safe paddling in open waters. Your instructor will customize the lesson to work with each students’ goals, experience level and interests. The level 2 class is offered the following weekend and we recommend taking the two courses together.

Jul
29
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Aug
5
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Aug
11
Sat
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro to Sea Kayaking @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

This is the course to take if you are new to sea kayaking. You’ll learn all the basics of the sport and leave with the skills and knowledge needed to kayak on protected seas with other paddlers. Your instructor will get your group started onshore with a brief talk about boats and gear. Then you’ll get fitted into kayaks and head onto Casco Bay to learn the essential strokes of the sport. You’ll take a brief paddle in Portland harbor and practice strategies for safe paddling in open waters. Your instructor will customize the lesson to work with each students’ goals, experience level and interests. The level 2 class is offered the following weekend and we recommend taking the two courses together.

Aug
12
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!

Aug
19
Sun
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kayak Rescue Clinic @ Portland Paddle | Portland | Maine | United States

Getting back into a kayak after a capsize is more difficult than you might expect — but only if you’re not prepared. That why it’s important to be familiar with some techniques that enable you to rescue yourself and fellow paddlers if someone accidentally goes for a swim. This course, open to anyone who has sea kayaked at least once before, will give you a chance to learn and practice some of the most tried and true kayak rescues. Portland Paddle (and most sea kayaking outfitters in the U.S. and Canada) will require you to have the skills taught in this course before letting you rent a sea kayak for use on open coastal waters. As with all our courses, your instructor will customize the course to meet with each student’s goals and interests. Wetsuits and all necessary gear are provided. Plan to get wet!