Rumford White Cap

Date: Saturday, May 8

Rumford White Cap Mt. is part of the Rumford Whitecap Mtn. Preserve. The trail ascends the mountain from the southwest . The mountain is 2,214 ft. with an elevation gain of 1600ft. The hike offers panoramic views with a 360 degree.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: East Andover, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian 207-431-7548 (anytime before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

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Basic Trail Care Skill-Building - Portland Trail Days, 8:00-10:00 am

Date: Saturday, May 15, 8:00 am - Saturday, May, 15, 10:00 am

Volunteer work trails at the Maine Woods near Little Lyford.Under the guidance of a trained AMC volunteer trail crew leader, learn basic trail care such as pruning, raking, removing invasive species and working with trail surface materials. All participants must register in advance. In order to decrease COVID-19 risk, we will keep group size small and ask participants to bring their own gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, food and water. When we're done antibacterial wipes will be provided to clean the tools. Four sessions offered: Saturday, May 15 8:00-10:00 am - This is the session for this registration. 10:30 to 11:30 am 12:30 to 2:30 pm 3:00 to 5:00 pm Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Portland, Maine (approximate)
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne , Bill Brooke
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Advanced Skill-Building Workshop with AMC ProPortland Trail Days, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 15, 8:30 am - Saturday, May, 15, 2:00 pm

Sustainable trail workUnder the guidance of an AMC professional trail crew leader, learn a specific skill such as bog bridge, log check step, or step stone building. No experience necessary. All participants must register in advance. In order to decrease COVID-19 risk, we will keep group size small and ask participants to bring their own gloves, face masks, food and water. Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided. One session offered: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 15 Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Portland, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Phil Coyne
Co-Leader: Kate Johnson
Registration is required for this activity.

Basic Trail Care Skill-Building - Portland Trail Days, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Date: Saturday, May 15, 10:30 am - Saturday, May, 15, 11:30 am

Trail work in NHUnder the guidance of a trained AMC volunteer trail crew leader, learn basic trail care such as pruning, raking, removing invasive species and working with trail surface materials. All participants must register in advance. In order to decrease COVID-19 risk, we will keep group size small and ask participants to bring their own gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, food and water. When we're done antibacterial wipes will be provided to clean the tools. Four sessions offered: Saturday, May 15 8:00-10:00 am 10:30 to 11:30 am: This is the session for this registration 12:30 to 2:30 pm 3:00 to 5:00 pm Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Portland, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne , Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

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Basic Trail Care Skill-Building - Portland Trail Days, 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Date: Saturday, May 15, 12:30 pm - Saturday, May, 15, 2:30 pm

RakingUnder the guidance of a trained AMC volunteer trail crew leader, learn basic trail care such as pruning, raking, removing invasive species and working with trail surface materials. All participants must register in advance. In order to decrease COVID-19 risk, we will keep group size small and ask participants to bring their own gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, food and water. When we're done antibacterial wipes will be provided to clean the tools. Four sessions offered: Saturday, May 15 8:00-10:00 am 10:30 to 11:30 am 12:30 to 2:30 pm. This is the session for this registration. 3:00 to 5:00 pm Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Portland, maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne , Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

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Canceled: Basic Trail Care Skill-Building - Portland Trail Days, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 15, 3:00 pm - Saturday, May, 15, 5:00 pm

Under the guidance of a trained AMC volunteer trail crew leader, learn basic trail care such as pruning, raking, removing invasive species and working with trail surface materials. All participants must register in advance. In order to decrease COVID-19 risk, we will keep group size small and ask participants to bring their own gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, food and water. When we're done antibacterial wipes will be provided to clean the tools. Four sessions offered: Saturday, May 15 8:00-10:00 am 10:30 to 11:30 am 12:30 to 2:30 pm 3:00 to 5:00 pm: This is the session for this registration. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Portland, Me
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Canceled
Leader: Phil Coyne , Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

Explore the Shaw Cherry Hill Farm trails

Date: Sunday, May 16

Stretch your legs before the new work week and explore the Shaw Cherry Hill Farm trails. Walk along gently rolling trails on this Shaw Brothers Family Foundation property and enjoy nature at its finest. Check out the newly installed birthday storybook signs on the Ecomaine trail on our way to the Presumpscot River overlook. Everyone is welcome to come on this walk, from families with children to adults looking for a pleasant walk in the woods.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Gorham, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
FMI: description with map

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Trail Maintenance at Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton Maine

Date: Monday, May 17, 7:00 am - Monday, May, 17, 11:00 am

Trail work in NHTrail Maintenance at Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton Maine. Where to meet: TBD. We may split into 2 groups of 5. Instructions for each group will be emailed. 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. 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. COVID RULES: We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions specified by AMC for this group activity. Trail work volunteers must also be willing to practice social distancing during the event, taking care to keep distance between you and your fellow volunteers. Masks are required while within 6' of other people. If you are not feeling well, do not come to this event. You MUST register on outdoors.org AND receive confirmation of your approval. Anyone who comes without registering will not be allowed to participate. Please do not share food, water or tools. All tools will be disinfected prior to and after this trail work event. 44.0270° N, 70.8220° W Register no later than Thursday, May 13 @ 4:00 pm.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne
Registration is required for this activity.

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Trail Work at Cutler Mountain, Hiram, Maine

Date: Monday, May 17, 1:00 pm - Monday, May, 17, 5:00 pm

Volunteer work trails at the Maine Woods near Little Lyford.Maine 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. Under current COVID RULES: We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions specified by AMC for this group activity. Trail work volunteers must also be willing to practice social distancing during the event, taking care to keep distance between you and your fellow volunteers. Masks are required while within 6' of other people. If you are not feeling well, do not come to this event. You MUST register on outdoors.org AND receive confirmation of your approval. Anyone who comes without registering will not be allowed to participate. Please do not share food, water or tools. All tools will be disinfected prior to and after this trail work event.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Location: Cutler Mountain, Hiram, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne
Registration is required for this activity.

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BeOnlineWithAMC Expedition Paddle Planning: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned

Date: Thursday, May 20, 7:00 pm - Thursday, May, 20, 8:00 pm

Paddling off Fischers Island Sound while attending the Autumn GalesCurious about how to turn your day paddle into an overnight, your overnights into multi day excursions, or perhaps you are ready to uplevel your excursion to the scale of an expedition? Al and Alicia will share their experiences in planning and undertaking kayak journeys along the Maine Coast. Topics covered will include - developing a trip vision and mission; logistics and resources for planning a route, what to pack, preparing yourself physically and mentally, identifying bail out points, shuttles and pick ups, and sample itineraries.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2716192111270/WN_o8F4EfbVTqWiMw4Wn2KGPg
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Albert Mandell 207-402-1089 (before 9pm) , Alicia Heyburn
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: All can attend from new paddlers to experts

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Mt. Moosilauke

Date: Friday, May 21

Summit of MoosilaukeJoin us to hike 4,802 ft. Mt. Moosilauke with some of the best views of all the NH 4k's. On a clear day the Panoramic view from the summit include Franconia Ridge and the Presidential Range in NH, the Green Mountains in VT, and far off in the distance you can see the Adirondacks in NY. Our hike will loop Gorge Brook, Carriage and Snapper Trails and include Moosilauke and South Peak. Approx 7 miles rt and 2,500 ft. elevation gain. Avg pace 1-1.5 mph expected. May 21 is also Endangered Species Day. All participants should have recent hiking experience of similar distance and terrain. We will follow AMC COVID-19 requirements, which are consistent with local and state guidelines

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Woodstock, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Denise Fredette
Co-Leader: Marianne Page 603-432-9249 (Before 6pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

Little Bigelow Mountain

Date: Saturday, May 22

Little Bigelow Mtn. is the easternmost peak of the Bigelow Range. It has beautiful views of Sugarloaf, Carrabasset Valley and the Bigelow Range. Summit is 3,070ft with elevation gain of 1900ft. It is a moderate 7 mile round trip hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carrabasset Valley
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian 207-431-7548 (call anytime before 9pm) , Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

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Trail Work Weekend at Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31

Trail workTrail work trip at Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins. We will patrol nearby trails removing blowdowns and clearing drainages in preparation for the coming prime hiking season. Contact Leader for details

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-441-5521 (before 9pm) , Robert Pantel 207-797-0303 (Before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Explore the Mill Brook Preserve

Date: Saturday, June 5

The Mill Brook flows from Highland Lake to the Presumpscot River in Westbrook. Each year, thousands of alewife fish migrate from pool to pool along the Mill Brook on their way from Casco Bay to Highland Lake in Windham. This hike will explore the Mill Brook Preserve, an area maintained by the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust. Starting and ending at the MAGAN trailhead (parking is on Willow Drive, across Route 302 from the trailhead), we will follow a winding trail through the woods and beside the Mill Brook, stopping at the Southern Fish Viewing Pool to observe the migrating alewife

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Westbrook, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
FMI: Description of hike (with map)

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Alpine Garden Hike, WMNF, NH

Date: Saturday, June 5, 9:00 am - Saturday, June, 5, 4:30 pm

Diapensia and Alpine AzaleaExperience the beauty of the Alpine Garden. We'll carpool up the Mt Washington Road to the Cow Pasture. Then we'll hike down the Huntington Ravine Trail to the Alpine Garden Trail. Along the Alpine Garden Trail, we'll spend time looking for and identifying the flowers and plants growing there. Moderate hike, 2..4 mi RT at slow pace. Limited to 5 participants.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Photography
Location: Mt Washington, WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Peg Nation 207-583-2720 (before 9pm) , Stephen Brezinski 207-353-9854 (Before 9 PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Sea Kayak Self and Assisted Rescue

Date: Saturday, June 12, 9:00 am - Saturday, June, 12, 4:00 pm

ME SeakayakingJoin the Maine AMC chapter for a Sea Kayak Self and Assisted Rescue course. This one day course will teach you how to perform assisted rescues as well as self rescues from your sea kayak and get you ready for more adventurous day paddles by building your confidence and skills in rescuing yourself and others in your group.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Range Pond, Poland, Maine: 26 State Park Rd, Poland Spring, ME 04274
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Albert Mandell 207-402-1089 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: All can attend from new paddlers to experts

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Summer Across Maine: Mill Brook Preserve

Date: Sunday, July 11

Mill BrookJoin us for a hike through the Mill Brook Preserve, as part of the Summer Across Maine series! This will be about a six-mile hike over rolling terrain and alongside Mill Brook. The pace will be moderate with a focus on having fun and staying together as a group. All participants will need to answer a few questions to evaluate their preparedness for this hike before they are officially registered.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/TBY6KcMTg5oXcN2EA
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Steven Profaizer
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Summer Across Maine - Beavers Build Wildlife Habitat at Libby Hill Forest Trails

Date: Sunday, July 18

Beaver dam located on Libby Forest Trails.Beaver are amazing engineers and as they build their dams; they also create a neighborhood for wildlife. We'll head out to a well established but possibly abandoned beaver pond to learn about beaver and their neighbors. The hike will be on the Libby Hill trail system with some bushwacking to explore along the edge of the beaver pond. The terrain is rolling and the total length of the hike is estimated at around three miles. This hike is brought to you in t partnership with L.L. Bean who is generously sponsoring the AMC-L.L. Bean hike series as part of L.L. Ben'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. AMC Trip Policy

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 50 Libby Hill Road, Gray, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate - Easy
FMI: Map of Libby Hills Forest Trails
FMI: History of Libby Hills Forest

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Trail Work Trip near Dead River with Northern Forest Canoe Trail Crew

Date: Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25

Trail Volunteers looking goodWorking in conjunction with a crew from the Northern Forest Canoe Trail we will improve a portage trail around Grand Falls on the Dead River. Camping on island. Canoes provided for gear and people transfers. Contact leader for details.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Dead River/Grand Falls Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-441-5521 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

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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)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty;

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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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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)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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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: Little River Community Trail

Date: Sunday, August 22, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 22, 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 - 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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