Summer Across Maine Crazy Beaver Lodge Wander along the Presumpscot River

Date: Sunday, July 25

Beaver LodgeIn recent years beavers have been building lodges along the Presumpscot River. In a stretch less than a mile in length there are six lodges, mostly on the banks of the river. What's going on? Are there beaver living in all of them? How can we tell? This is not a hike; it's a wander or maybe more of a meander abandoning the trail frequently to scramble along the water's edge doubling back on the opposite side of the river and all the time searching for clues to learn more about an amazing animal; the beaver. If you are looking for a point to point hike; do not sign up! You will not enjoy this. If you like the idea of experimenting with something different; this wander might be for you! Expected distance 3-4 miles; flat but uneven terrain, includes scrambling over logs; pushing through shrubs and past small trees, completing a water crossing or two and the possibility of wet feet. Warning! There's no certainty we'll figure out what the beaver are really up to. It won't be the beaver who will be acting crazy. It'll be us! This hike is brought to you in partnership with L.L. Bean and who is generously sponsoring the AMC-L.L. Bean hike series as part of LL Bean's Summer Across Maine. Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account. The form you fill out is then emailed to you and I receive a copy as well. I will follow up with an email to you with some additional questions for you to answer. When you have answered these (by email or by phone) and we are both in agreement this wander is a good fit for you; then your registration will be confirmed.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Presumpscot River, Route 35 North Windham
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tony Anni
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty;

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Explore the Eastern Trail in Scarborough

Date: Sunday, July 25

Walk the Eastern Trail in Scarborough between Pine Point Road (Route 207) and Black Point Road (Route 9). This section of the Eastern Trail traverses the Scarbrough Marsh and provides scenic views and wildlife watching along the way.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Scarborough, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: parking directions

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Baldface Hike

Date: Sunday, August 1

Photo by Joe UsoffJoin us for a Young Members hike of the Baldface Circle Trail! This challenging, 10-mile loop offers miles of walking above the treeline and great views of the White Mountains. It also features some steep, exposed climbs that earned it a spot on the Terrifying 25 hiking list. We'll be getting an early start, and it will be a full, strenuous day. All participants will need to have good fitness and experience with similar hikes. The focus will be on having fun and staying together as a group, but everyone will need to be comfortable maintaining a moderate hiking pace over difficult terrain and many miles. All interested in joining the trip will need to answer a few questions to evaluate their preparedness before they are officially registered. Check out more details about the hike at https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/baldface-trail. If it seems of interest and a good fit with your past experience, please register, and we'll be in touch! This is a Young Members event that aims to connect people in their 20s and 30s with the outdoors and each other, but all who love preserving and playing in nature are welcome to join us!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Intervale, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robin Kerber , Steven Profaizer
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
FMI: AllTrails Hike Description - Baldface Loop

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Summer Across Maine: Fore River Sanctuary, Portland Maine Hike

Date: Sunday, August 1, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 1, 12:00 pm

Bay Circuit TrailThis hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. This 85-acre preserve is the home of Jewell Falls, Portland's only natural waterfall, and the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canal. This hike is less than 4 mile will travel from the flat former canal towpath to hillier sections leading to the Falls. The lowland area, where salt and freshwater marsh meet, provides great bird-watching opportunities. This network trails encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in Greater Portland. Remember to pack a water and a snack

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Portland Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Portland Trails, Fore River Sanctuary

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Speckled Mountain Loop

Date: Tuesday, August 3

View of White Mountains from the summit.This loop hike is in the Speckled-Caribou Mountain Wilderness and is rated as difficult. We will gain approximately 2670 feet of elevation over 9.4 miles. We hike as a group and like to enjoy the views, but will try to keep a moderate pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans notch
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Kim Sanders , Robin Kerber
Registration is required for this activity.

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Summer Across Maine: Little River Community Trail

Date: Sunday, August 8, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 8, 12:00 am

Little River Community TrailThis easy, family friendly hike starts at the South Trailhead kiosk at the Belfast Water District. We will hike out and back, and stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Total time: 2.5 hours. This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Belfast, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Emily Davis
Registration is required for this activity.

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Summer Across Maine - Beginner Hike Bald Rock Mountain - Lincolnville, Maine

Date: Sunday, August 15, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 15, 12:00 am

Bold Rock Mountain looking over Penobscot Bay.This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. Bald Rock Mountain Trail (1,100) is a 3.4-mile loop trail that offers fantastic views of Penobscot Bay. Bald Rock Mountain has a spectacular view of the coast from the Penobscot River to Owl's Head. Islands dot the ocean like the clouds drifting overhead--Vinalhaven, North Haven, Isleboro, Isle au Haut, and Mount Desert Island. On the summit look for blueberries, butterflies, and dragonflies. Two Adirondack shelters and an outhouse are located just under the summit. Remember to pack a lunch to eat at the summit while enjoying the magnificent view.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lincolnville, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM)
Co-Leader: Diane Neff
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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Carter Dome & Mt. Hight - Rescheduled - 3rd times the charm

Date: Friday, August 20

View on HightLollipop loop hike via Nineteen Mile Brook, Carter-Moriah, Zeta Pass, and Carter Dome Trails. We will pass by the AMC Carter Notch Hut and summit Carter Dome (4832') and Mt. Hight (4675') - weather permitting. Elevation gain approx 3,800 ft, and 10+ miles. Part of this hike is above-treeline. Participants will have recent hiking experience of similar mileage/elevation gain. Pace expected to avg 1.5-2 mph. Limited to 8 participants.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead, Pinkham Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette
Co-Leader: Diane Neff
Registration is required for this activity.

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Summer Across Maine - Beginner Hike Roundtop Mountain - Rome, Maine

Date: Sunday, August 22

Roundtop Mountain trail signs.This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. The Round Top Trail ascends Round Top Mountain (1,133') while winding through a diverse forest of young and old hardwoods and conifers. Within 200 yards it crosses a large slab of granite originally quarried for an old foundation. A moderate hike, it provides both inclines and flat tracks over rock-strewn terrain. We will plan to stop several times throughout the hike to talk about the nature surroundings within this gorgeous area. The views of the Belgrade Lakes and the surrounding area from the lookouts are excellent, though the real fun is the trail terrain itself. If you like rocks, boulders, and moss, you'll encounter plenty of them all. We will also take the Spur Trail to the tippy top of the Roundtop Mountain to take in the spectacular view of the Belgrade Maine region. The total miles of the hike will be 3.9 miles. Plan to bring a lunch to picnic at the top.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Rome, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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Summer Across Maine - Blackstrap Hill Preserve Loop Beginner Hike

Date: Sunday, August 29, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 29, 12:00 am

Blackstrap Hill PreserveJoin us for a walk in the woods at the Blackstrap Hill Preserve located near North Falmouth . The Loop Trail is a moderate 3.2 mile hike with the opportunities to see wild life , old growth pine , and a waterfall if the conditions are right. This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: SumAMaine

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Trail Work at Cutler Mountain, Hiram, Maine

Date: Sunday, September 12, 9:00 am - Sunday, September, 12, 2:30 pm

Cutler Work TripMaine Chapter trail work trip on Cutler Mountain off of Hiram Hill Road, Hiram, ME. Type of work: easy maintenance, trimming vegetation, cleaning water bars, remove rocks, etc. Maine Chapter can supply tools, but if you have your own please bring your own. Please bring your own trail work gloves, water, snack, wear appropriate clothing (long pants/long sleeve shirt, boots, hat), sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Trail work volunteers must also bring hand sanitizer and a mask and be willing to wear that mask during the event if asked to by the trip leader. We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions according to CDC guidelines.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Hiram, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Phil Coyne
Co-Leader: Patsy Leavitt
Registration is required for this activity.

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TRAIL MAINTENANCE AT PLEASANT MOUNTAIN, BRIDGTON MAINE

Date: Monday, September 27, 8:30 am - Monday, September, 27, 2:00 pm

Volunteer work trails at the Maine Woods near Little Lyford.Trail Maintenance at Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton Maine. Where to meet: TBD. Type of work: easy maintenance, trimming vegetation, cleaning water bars, remove rocks, etc. Maine Trails can supply tools, but if you have your own please bring your own. Please bring your own trail work gloves, water, snack, wear appropriate clothing (long pants/long sleeve shirt, boots, hat), sunscreen, bug spray, etc. COVID RULES: We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions specified by AMC for this group activity and the CDC.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Phil Coyne
Co-Leader: Rod MacKay
Registration is required for this activity.

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Trail Work & Boundary Work at Medawisla Lodge

Date: Friday, October 8, 5:00 pm - Monday, October, 11, 9:00 am

Boundary work crew with Steve TatkoJoin us for a fun weekend of trail work and boundary work in Maine's beautiful 100-mile wilderness. We will be hiking, bushwhacking, clearing trails, painting boundary lines, and enjoying the scenery and great food at Medawisla Lodge. Contact Steph Lynch (hello@stephlynch.com) for any questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $110
Location: Medawisla Lodge, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Stephanie Lynch , David Lynch
Registration is required for this activity.

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20's & 30's: Portland Trails: Trail Maintenance

Date: Saturday, October 16, 1:00 pm - Saturday, October, 16, 5:00 pm

Cutler Work TripJoin us for an afternoon of trail maintenance at Portland Trails! This event is co-hosted by Maine's AMC Young Members. All are welcome to join, but people in their 20s and 30s are especially encouraged to turn out, meet each other, and give back to the Portland Trails network we all use and love. Afterward, everyone interested can head out together for a social drink and snack. Portland Trails is a nonprofit urban land trust that makes Greater Portland a healthier and better-connected community through a 70+ mile trail network, and we'll spend a few hours helping them out together. Type of work: easy maintenance, trimming vegetation, cleaning water bars, remove rocks, etc. Maine Chapter can supply tools, but if you have your own please bring your own. Please bring your own trail work gloves, water, snack, wear appropriate clothing (long pants/long sleeve shirt, boots, hat), sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Depending on COVID rules at that time Trail Volunteers may also need to bring hand sanitizer and a mask and be willing to wear that mask during the event if asked to by the trip leader. Afterwards if there's interest we can grab a snack and beverage.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Social Events
Location: Portland Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne
Co-Leader: Steven Profaizer
Registration is required for this activity.

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