While our regular spring schedule of events was canceled due to COVID-19, we are moving forward with plans to restart in-person, outdoor events this summer. All 2020 LELT events will take current guidance from state and local officials into consideration in order to protect the health of everyone in our community. Precautions include physical distancing, limiting the number of participants, required pre-registration, and wearing masks when distancing is not possible. All events are subject to cancellation and/or changes.
Please see event details below and register prior to attending an event.
Trek for the Trails presented by Norway Savings Bank
September 1-30, 2020N/A
Presented by Norway Savings Bank.
The Trek is going virtual! Participants will have all of September to complete their Trek.
Runners will compete in a time-trial trail run on Pleasant Mountain. Run participants are timed and prizes will be awarded for top finishers.
All other participants can complete their “Trek” by visiting any LELT preserve in September. Trekkers are encouraged to document their Trek with a selfie or video, as well as raise money from friends and family to support their Trek.
Trek for the Trails is Loon Echo Land Trust’s largest annual fundraising event. Funds raised from the Trek help Loon Echo protect and steward over 8,000 acres of land in the Lake Region for future generations.
All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Events will be postponed or cancelled when dangerous conditions or severe weather are forecasted. For more information, please contact (207) 647-4352, firstname.lastname@example.org for updates.
For hikes and work days, always wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and varied terrain. Please bring water and snacks with you. Obedient dogs on leashes are welcome at LELT events unless specified. “Like” us on Facebook for more information on upcoming events!
2020 Calendar of Events
Pondicherry Lunch Walk
Monday, August 3, 12:30 – 1:15/1:30pm
Pondicherry Park, Bridgton
The group will decide on a route based on ability, interest level, and time constraints. Attend one walk or come every time, it’s up to you! Meet at the Depot St Parking Lot Kiosk at 12:30pm. RSVP required (email Maggie at email@example.com).
Please Note: Masks are required, as physical distancing can sometime be difficult along the trail. Exemptions will be made for those with medical conditions.
Sunset Concert with Bruce Marshall
Friday, September 4, 5:30pm
Narramissic Farm, Bridgton
We’re excited to welcome back – again!- local (and LELT) favorite Bruce Marshall for a third Acoustic Sunset concert. A tireless performer with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and accompanying guitar style on acoustic and steel dobro, he’s earned a reputation as one of New England’s best. Bruce has opened for the likes of BB King and most recently, Jay Leno.
Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic! Music starts at 5:30pm
Suggested donation: $10/person. You may donate online at registration or at the event. Donations are non-refundable. Proceeds to benefit Narramissic & Peabody-Fitch Woods.
Hawk Migration Watch – Canceled
September 5 9:00AM – 12:00PM
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.
Trek for the Trails
Any LELT Preserve
Run, walk, hike, bike, skip or drive- all on your own time and to support the trails you love! You’ll have all of September to complete your Trek. All Trekkers are encouraged to document their Trek with a selfie or video, as well as raise money from friends and family to support the trails they love.
- Youth 16 and under are FREE with a registered adult