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Dec
20
Thu
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Dec 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center

Time: Thu, Dec 20, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center

Description:

Midcoast Conservancy will offer a full moon hike (or snowshoe, if we get some white stuff!) at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Enjoy a crisp evening illuminated by the glow of the moon and discover a new way of being in the woods. At night, sounds become more pronounced; listen for owls and the rustling of nighttime foragers along the trail.
Meet at the gate at HVNC at 4:30 pm. Dress warmly, wear shoes with good grips and a hiking stick if desired, snack, drink and flashlight or headlamp. Your guide will lead the hike to shore of Little Dyer Pond, to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will be about 40 minutes each way, and of moderate ease. Snowshoes are available by reservation, or bring your own, if we have snow.

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FMI: www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-6/

Dec
22
Sat
Wassailing in the Woods Under the Full Moon @ Eastern Trail
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wassailing in the Woods Under the Full Moon @ Eastern Trail

Wassailing in the Woods

Saturday, December 22nd – 4pm to 6pm

Bring your singing voices and holiday spirit, and we’ll bring the hot cocoa to Wassailing in the Woods under the full moon! Meet at the Scarborough Marsh Eastern Trail Parking Lot off of Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Please leave pets and flashlights at home.

In the event of inclement weather, please check The Eastern Trail Facebook page for updates.

Sponsored by AARP and the Eastern Trail Alliance.

FMI: www.facebook.com/events/1852496078171823/

Jan
9
Wed
Favorite Places to Ski in Maine @ 93 Main Coffee Shop
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Favorite Places to Ski in Maine @ 93 Main Coffee Shop

Winter is my favorite time of year. I love the snow crystals as they sparkle in the sun, I love patterns and colors of the ice as the winter freeze takes hold of our lakes, waterways and forests and I love the silent beauty after a storm when the world is sleeping. You can learn to love winter. It’s about learning to embrace the beauty of the season. The hustle and bustle of summer has ended and the holiday extravagance season is over.

On Wednesday January 9th at 6:30pm I will be giving a presentation for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust on my favorite places to ski and snowshoe in Maine. From walking out your backdoor to a more adventurous journey to Baxter State Park winter offers something for all fitness levels.

Learning to embrace the winter is key to living a fulfilling and healthful life in the North East.

$5.00 donation to Sebasticook Regional Land Trust suggested.

Jan
12
Sat
SOLO Wilderness First Aid @ Waldo County Technical Center
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day
SOLO Wilderness First Aid @ Waldo County Technical Center

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. It is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

This is an incredible course! Not only will you gain the skills you need to care for people in a remote location. But, you will have a fantastic time…it is fun and fast moving. There will be a mix of classroom sessions, practice sessions and outdoor scenarios. Check out some of the program reviews!

Jan
25
Fri
Women’s Winter Weekend @ Frost Mountain Yurts
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm
Women's Winter Weekend @ Frost Mountain Yurts

Spend a cozy weekend nestled in the Maine woods. I can’t imagine a more wonderful place to spend a winter weekend. Warm accomodations, great company, fantastic food, beautiful scenery and amazing skiing. All trails leave directly from our front door with many options for all comfort levels. Spend the day in a winter wonderland. At night star gazing and an outdoor fire will warm your heart and soul. Space is limited to five guests. Please register early to reserve your spot!

Feb
9
Sat
Camden Hills Snowshoe Adventure @ Camden Hills State Park
Feb 9 all-day
Camden Hills Snowshoe Adventure @ Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills is the gem of Mid-Coast Maine. Spectacular hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, mountain biking and climbing make this a fantastic multi-sport destination. On Saturday February 9th join North Star Adventures for a Camden Hills Snowshoe Adventure. We will begin our journey from Maiden Cliff Trailhead at 9:00am for a full-day adventure along the ridge trail to Ocean Lookout. The complete loop back to the Maiden Cliff parking lot is 6 miles. This is one of my favorite winter snowhoe loops. You will have fantastic views of Lake Megunticook and Penobscot Bay on the hike out to Ocean Lookout. As we drop down and and complete the loop you will have incredible views of the cliffs and streams that run along the base of Megunticook. This is an intermediate trip, you must be in good physical conditon.

Mar
8
Fri
Northwoods Winter Weekend @ Moosehead Lake
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm
Northwoods Winter Weekend @ Moosehead Lake

March is the perfect winter month! Daylight has started to return, the temperatures are reasonable and we have a lot of snow! Our winter weekend will take us to Rockwood Maine where we still stay in a rustic cabin on Moosehead Lake. We will be skiing on groomed trails and have the option (conditions permitting) to ski over to Kineo and ski around the base (or maybe hike to the top). Arrival time is 4:00pm on Friday…in time for dinner and perhaps a nighttime ski or snowshoe. All meals and accomodations are included. Designed for beginners and intermediate skiers.

Mar
16
Sat
Winter Watercolor with Lesia Sochor @ Tanglewood 4-H Camp
Mar 16 all-day
Winter Watercolor with Lesia Sochor @ Tanglewood 4-H Camp

Tanglewood Camp in Lincolnville Maine is the setting for this Winter Watercolor Adventure. We will either snowshoe or hike the trails along the Ducktrap River. In my mind this is one of the most beautiful and peaceful watersheds on the mid-coast. The sparkling water, ice crystals, suspension bridge and forest ecosystem are spectacular. Using this backdrop for inspiration artist and teacher Lesia Sochor will guide students in painting with watercolors. By observing the natural surroundings, weather permitting, students will do quick watercolor studies coming back to enlarge or combine what they’ve seen by painting indoors. If it is too cold to paint plein air, photographs will be taken of the environment and paintings made from them.