2015-02-13 / Community

Land trust to host Great Maine Outdoor events

As part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, Kennebunk Land Trust will host two events. The trust has planned the fourth in a series of Naturalist Walks as well as a snowshoe trek/hike.

On Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, join Tony Liguori and Gordon Collins to explore the Eastern Trail and KLT’s Clark Preserve. The walk will focus on plants and animals in the middle of winter in a mixed conifer hardwood forest. The Clark Preserve, adjacent to the Eastern Trail, is a forested 90-acre tract that has more than 2,000 feet of frontage along the Kennebunk River.

On Sunday, Feb. 15, experienced woodsman and KLT board member, Scott Gasperin, will lead a snowshoe trek at Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary is nearly 40 acres in size and boasts beautiful estuarine overlooks with over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River.

Both events will include conversation about outdoor life in mid-winter and, if conditions allow, exploring for bird and mammal tracks. The event is snow or shine, but weather will dictate whether showshoeing or hiking is most advantageous. Snowshoes are not provided. Participants should come prepared for a winter outdoor event that is easy to moderate in pace. Please leave dogs at home.

Advance registration is not necessary. To learn more and to find notices of location, visit Kennebunk Land Trust’s Events page at www.kennebunklandtrust.org.

Return to top