The forecast is calling for rain all weekend, so some of these events might be a wash. But I’m still holding out hope for a bike ride to Portland breweries, trail running on farm, learning to fly fish at Fly Rod Crosby Days, and watching the stars from atop Streaked Mountain.
And if it does rain all weekend, the Saturday-morning Greenhouse Yoga goes on whatever the weather, because it’s in a greenhouse! There’s also plenty to do indoors: 15 active things to do indoors (when the weather isn’t cooperating)
For the weekend of May 18-20, 2018:
Fly Rod Crosby Days
Friday-Sunday, May 18-20. Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps, Phillips. $10 for three clinics. www.foxcarletonpond.com
It’s a weekend of hiking, fly fishing, map and compass clinics, exhibits, food, and more in honor of Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby, the first Maine Guide and an avid outdoorswoman and outdoors writer in Maine. Pre-registration is required for some clinics. Free pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
Stars and Planet Hike up Streaked Mountain
6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Streaked Mountain, Buckfield. Free. www.facebook.com
Star charts and roasted marshmallows! On May 18 there’s a free nighttime hike up Streaked Mountain to watch the sun set and the stars and planets appear. Local experts Tom Hoffelder and Josh Davis will have their telescopes, too. Bring your flashlight, headlamps, and sense of adventure for this fun event. Meet at the Ripley Medical Building Parking Lotin Norway to carpool (Carpooling recommended)
Ski/Run/Bike Maine Farms
10 a.m. Sunday. Two Coves Farm, Harpswell. $5, free for MFT members. www.facebook.com
We’ll meet at Two Cove’s Farmstand on Neil’s Point Road. After an introduction to the farm from farmer Joe Grady, we’ll split into a walking group and running group to explore the trails around the fields and along the shoreline. All ages welcome, distances will range from ½ mile to 3 miles depending on preference. We’ll convene back at the Farmstand for refreshments.
July 22nd @10AM: BIKE with us in Bowdoinham and visit several protected farms during Open Farm Day
Bike to the Breweries
1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Meet at Portland Encyclepedia, Portland. Buy your own beers. Rent a bike for $10. facebook.com/portlandencyclepedia/
A group ride from brewery to brewery in Portland. It’ll be an easy-going pace around town, and if you don’t have your own bike, you can rent one from the Encyclepedia for $10. It’s free to ride, but you’ll be responsible for buying your own beers.
7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday. Highland Ave Greenhouse, Scarborough. $12. www.facebook.com
Yoga in a greenhouse! (Where the weather’s always perfect and the air smells like flowers and green things and soil – some of the best smells ever.) Highland Ave Greenhouse, Farm Market & Cafe is hosting yoga in their greenhouse patio every other Saturday starting this weekend. Refresh with a sampling Kombucha afterwards! Beginners welcome! BYOM (Bring your own mat)