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Midcoast Conservancy Biathlon @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Midcoast Conservancy Biathlon @ Hidden Valley Nature Center

Midcoast Conservancy will host its seventh annual Biathlon at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate! Racers can compete individually or in teams of four, and everyone is encouraged to compete in costume.

All paintball rifles are provided by Midcoast Conservancy, and each racer will receive safety training on how to use the rifle. Snowshoe racers are welcome.

Races will begin about 9 am and continue into the early afternoon. All day long there will be bonfires, along with great food and Fancy Hot Chocolate from the Alna General Store. Spectators are encouraged. And consider volunteering if you’re not planning to race; we can always use extra hands!

Race categories are based on self-selected skill levels upon pre-race check in, and there is a special category for youth racers. Awards will be given out for best costume, best team name, and for youth and high school aged participants.

The Biathlon will held even if there is no snow; trail running will replace skiing in that case. Postponement for dangerous conditions only.

$35 for adults, $10 for kids and students. Register now to guarantee your spot. Space is limited and prices go up $5 per participant on Feb. 23rd. Day-of registrations as space provides. Any questions, call Midcoast Conservancy at (207) 389-5150.



Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Midcoast Conservancy will offer a full moon hike (or snowshoe) 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 6:50 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.

No dogs, please.