We’re bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2019 season! Starting on June 6 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It’s free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate).
This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn’t a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety and it’s not a good fit for total novices. That said, our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport and offer tips and support. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants.
A note about weather: If we need to cancel a weekly paddle due to weather conditions we will post an update on our Meetup page and on Facebook.
Join us Thursday nights from May-September as we partner with L.L.Bean for our weekly Bike & Brew rides. The 22- mile route begins and ends at Maine Beer Company, and is a self-supported, moderate skill group ride through the back roads of Freeport, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, and Pownal. Check in at Maine Beer Company between 4:30-5:15(you will need to fill out 2 waivers-only need to do this once), the ride leaves around 5:15, and is followed by a beer on your return.
An outdoor workout (year-round – even in the winter!) at the really cool space at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn, with views of the pond as you lift cinder blocks, do bear crawls in the dirt, sledgehammer a tire.
All levels welcome – there are plenty of modifications for every exercise to suit where you are.
Fit Maine checked it out: Lift heavy outside: Ladies’ Lifting Night at Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn
DROP-INS WELCOME! A full body workout for all fitness levels for just $5! We regularly have women from 18-60 at every class!
It’s a celebration of the human mind, body, heart, and soul. WolfPack Fitness, where “like a girl” is NOT an insult!
June 21, 2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bald Pate Mountain
Join us for the annual Summer Solstice Hike up the Bob Chase Trail at Bald Pate Mountain. Meet at the main parking area off of Rt 107 at 5:00 PM. This annual trek has been a Loon Echo tradition for 20 years. It’s a fun way to welcome summer’s arrival and remember one of Loon Echo’s founders, Bob Chase! Feel free to share music, poems or stories that embody the spirit of the day. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes, water and snacks are always encouraged. Approximately 2 hours. Easy to moderate
Join us for the 4th annual canoe and kayak race on the Androscoggin River for all ages and abilities held in conjunction with the Great Falls Brewfest!
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Androscoggin Land Trust’s (ALT’s) annual event proudly presented in 2019 by Spectrum Healthcare Partners is open to all to launch canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, (and more!) into the Androscoggin River and complete one of three courses of varying length and challenge! This event is held in conjunction with the Great Falls Brewfest, which takes place that afternoon a stones-throw across the river from our starting line (and thanks to Baxter Brewing, all pre-registered racers 21+ receive a discount on admission to the Brewfest!). This event is a unique opportunity to take in natural beauty of the Androscoggin River with a group of fellow paddlers.
The 2019 ALT River Race has three COURSE OPTIONS:
1.) LONG DISTANCE PADDLE (WITH RAPIDS) – An approximately 7 mile course that includes a section of rapids typically rated class I or II (but could be class III depending on the water level on the day of the race). The event allows racers to experience unique sections of the Androscoggin River with many other recreational enthusiasts. Note: Due to the rapids section, paddleboards are NOT recommended for this course. Average Time: 1 hr 22 min.
2.) BOOMERANG PADDLE (NO RAPIDS) – An approximately 3 mile course, Auburn to Lewiston boat launch & back upriver to Auburn (no rapids). Average Time: 50 minutes
3. ) TWIN CITY PADDLE (NO RAPIDS) – An approximately 1.5 mile course. Short, fun paddle (no rapids) Auburn to Lewiston boat launch. Average Time: 30 minutes
AWARDS will be given to the top 2 finishers in each category. One additional award will be given to the boat or paddler with the best costume.
Thanks to the support of Baxter Brewing, all racers 21+ will receive a coupon code for 15% OFF a ticket to the GREATFALLS BREWFEST (scheduled for 12PM VIP, and 2PM General Admission on June 22, 2019).
– $25 per single boat, $35 per double boat
– Day-of: $30 per single boat, $40 per double boat
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS:
– Register by April 30 to receive $10 off entry
– Register by May 31 to receive $5 off entry
All event proceeds support the land conservation, watershed protection, and outdoor recreation work of the Androscoggin Land Trust.
Join the Kennebec Land Trust and Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club for a tour highlighting a number of our most scenic properties in the West Gardiner Area. There will be two options, with shorter and longer distances. Both distances will be no-drop rides suitable for all abilities.
Meet at 9 AM at the West Gardiner Elementary School. There will be two routes, 17 miles or 36 miles.
Please call our office. with any questions 207-377-2848.
For more information visit the KVBC website, postedroads.blogspot.com
Photo: Jim Merrick
Do you run? Do you walk? Do you Run and walk? Well We are S.A.S and we want to run with you!!! Join us at the Pine Point entrance on the Eastern Trail for a 2.5-5 mile run! Free to all.