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Trail Work at Raymond Community Forest

Trail Work at Raymond Community Forest
July 20, 2019

Trail Work at Raymond Community Forest

Trail Work at Raymond Community Forest

Forest Therapy Walk

Forest Therapy Walk
July 21, 2019

 

All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Events will be postponed or cancelled when dangerous conditions or heavy weather are forecasted. For more information, please contact (207) 647-4352, stewardship@lelt.org or check our website at www.lelt.org for updates and additional activities. For hikes and work days, always wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and varied terrain. Please bring a map, water and snacks with you. Obedient dogs on leashes are welcome at LELT events unless specified. “Like” us on Facebook for information on upcoming events!

2019 Calendar of Events

 

Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Friday, August 16, 7:45PM – 10:00 PM |  Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco  |  Facebook Event

Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival & Loon Echo Land Trust for an evening of outdoor films, shown outdoors at Hacker’s Hill Preserve. Come early to see the sunset!
Doors: 7:45pm
Show Time: 30 minutes after sunset (about 8:15)
Admission: Free, suggested donation $10
Information on films: http://maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/2019-casco/

Evening of Geology

POSTPONED NEW DATE: September 18th, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM  |  Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco

Spend an early evening with Maine State Geologist Robert Marvinney to look back in time at the northern Sebago Lake region from a geological standpoint.  The land between the west shore of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains offer an interesting story of ancient ocean shorelines, glaciers and multiple ice ages. Hacker’s Hill provides a terrific vantage point and signs of geological events of the past.  Meet at 5:00 PM at Hacker’s Hill parking area. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. Feel free to bring a picnic and stay for the sunset! (Sunset will be around 7:35 PM). Easy

Kids Yoga

August 24th, 5:00pm – 6:00 PM | Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco  |  Register Here

Join Mindful Seed Yoga for a free Kids Yoga class! Geared towards children ages 3-12, certified “Kidding Around Yoga” instructor Lauren will lead kids through yoga, movement, games and meditation. Manage stress, build focus and awareness all while enjoying high energy songs and dancing! Please bring: a mat, snacks, and water. We will have extra water available. Parents are required to stay on-site during the session.

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Annual Meeting

Sunday, August 25, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM  |  Winona Camps, Bridgton  | Register Here

Join us for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a BBQ dinner! This is your opportunity to meet LELT’s new Executive Director, hear about new projects and initiatives, and elect officers on the shores of Moose Pond. Sponsored by Maine-ly Foam, Geary Brewing Company and Winona Camps.

$35/person. Registration required.

Hawk Migration Watch

September 7 (rain date September 8), 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco

Dick Anderson, former Director of the Maine Audubon, brings his enthusiasm for the southern hawk migration back to Hacker’s Hill. The ideal conditions for migrating hawks are a northwest breeze with clear skies. Bring your comfy chair, binoculars, water and snacks. In the past, many species of hawks have been observed along with bald eagles and osprey. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. Easy

Loon Echo Trek

Saturday, September 14th 8:00 AM  |  Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Bridgton  |  Register Here

Hike or Run from Denmark to Bridgton over Pleasant Mountain, Southern Maine’s tallest mountain!  A 10k (6 mile) course starts with a shuttle bus ride from Shawnee Peak Ski Area to the trailhead for the Southwest Ridge Trail in Denmark. The route crosses over the entire ridge of Pleasant Mountain, passing three rest stops and finishes at the base of Shawnee Peak Ski Area. At the end of your trek you will be greeted with the food, BEER, a t-shirt, and a chance for some great prizes— all included as part of your entry fee! All proceeds from the Trek support our conservation work in the Lake Region. FMI, click here.

Evening of Geology

September 18th, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM  |  Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco

Spend an early evening with Maine State Geologist Robert Marvinney to look back in time at the northern Sebago Lake region from a geological standpoint.  The land between the west shore of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains offer an interesting story of ancient ocean shorelines, glaciers and multiple ice ages. Hacker’s Hill provides a terrific vantage point and signs of geological events of the past.  Meet at 5:00 PM at Hacker’s Hill parking area. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. Feel free to bring a picnic and stay for the sunset! (Sunset will be around 7:35 PM). Easy

A Walk Back in Time

October 5th, 10:00 AM – Noon | Narramissic Farm and Peabody Fitch Woods

LELT will lead a unique tour of one of Bridgton’s most important cultural resources, the site of the former Peabody-Fitch Farm. Once having the distinction of being the highest cultivated land in Cumberland County, a diverse forest now fills the old pastures and meadows. Now efforts are under way by LELT to conserve the 252-acre “Peabody-Fitch Woods,” which surrounds the Bridgton Historical Society’s Narramissic Farm, a wonderful museum set on the eve of the Civil War. Please meet us at Narramissic Farm at the end of Narramissic Road off of Ingalls Road in South Bridgton, and we will set out from there.

Sunset/Moonrise Hike

December 12, 3:00 PM– 5:00 PM  |  Bald Pate Mountain Preserve, Bridgton  | Register Here

A 30-minute scramble to the rocky summit is followed by a gorgeous sunset over Hancock Pond. Moments later, the full moon will rise in the east. The group will hike back to the cars by headlamp. Meet at the main parking area on Route 107 at 3:00 PM. Sunset is at 4:05 PM and the moonrise at 4:40 PM. Snowshoes or traction devices may be required. Plenty of warm layers, water and snacks are always encouraged. This event is free, but registration is required here or by calling 207-647-4352.  Moderate