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If you are interested in joining us on one, be sure to reserve your spot with the organization that is leading the outing.

 

 
Jan 21, 2017 - Making and Reading Tracks at Mt. A with Center for Wildlife!

Balancing Rock

Host: Mount Agamenticus and Center for Wildlife

When: Saturday, January 21st from 9am to 12pm

Come out of hibernation and enjoy some fun family-friendly activities at your local mountain! Join us and local children's book author Lyn Smith for a morning of hiking, story-telling, and tracking. Following a reading and signing by Lyn of her enchanting book, A Porcupine's Promenade, join Center for Wildlife for a program featuring their wild animal ambassadors as well as tracking activities! For more information, visit www.agamenticus.org. To register for the Center for Wildlife's tracking program, please contact Katie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Cape Neddick Adventure level: Moderate
 
Jan. 21, 2017 - Winter Wildlife Tracking

kids winter tracking


Hosts: York Land Trust and White Pine Programs

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017  9:30 am-12 pm (Rain date January 28)

Trek alongside expert naturalists from White Pine Programs and learn how to find signs of wildlife in winter. This is a family-friendly adventure for adults and kids (all ages). To register, click here or visit York Land Trust's website.

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Highland Farm Preserve/York
Adventure level: Moderate
 
February 4, 2017 - Hike, Ski, Snowshoe at Brave Boat Headwaters

Ella on skis

Hosts: Kittery Land Trust 

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017   10am - 2pm

Get our your cross country skis and snowshoes, bring your family and friends, and join us for a fun winter outing at KLT's Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve! Explore beautiful trails, dogsled rides and enjoy some hot chocolate. Learn to id trees in winter and track wildlife through the snow. Snowshoes will be available to borrow. This event is co-sponsored with the Kittery PTA. For more information and updates, please visit www.kitterylandtrust.org.

Kittery Art Association is hosting a follow-up event Sunday, February 5th from 1-3 at the Gallery

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where:  Kittery
Adventure level: Moderate

 

 
Jan - Feb 24, 2017 - Snow Sculpting Contest

snowman contest

Host: York Parks and Recreation and Mount A

When: Ongoing thru February 24, 2017

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

You might win a prize if you do!

Enter York’s third annual snowman sculpting CONTEST and have some fun in the snow this winter!

The rules are simple: build your masterpiece, take a photo of it with the person/people who built it or with an identifying York landmark in the background and post it to York Parks and Recreation’s facebook page with the entrant(s) full name and using #yorkmaine.  Prizes will be awarded for the photos with the most “likes”! Celebrate the season enjoying outdoor fun in Maine.

This activity is in conjunction with the Great Maine Outdoors Weekend. For more info on the state-wide celebration, visit www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org

Contest will begin January 1st and run through the end of February vacation, February 24th.

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York Adventure level: Easy

 





 
Mount A's Story Walk Trail!

Host:  Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program

When:  Self-Guided/daylight hours

The Story Walk™ program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children’s books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking trail. Discover this winter's feature: "A Porcupine's Promenade" a new book by local author Lyn Smith and illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Its a great way to break in those new boots, snow shoes, cross country skis, crampons and other winter gear!

To find the story start at the base parking lot (where Mountain Road meets Ring Trail) and follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail (left at first fork) to Witch Hazel Trail and finish near the summit. To find the trail, visit: www.agamenticus.org Enjoy!


What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York/South Berwick Adventure level:  Easy-Moderate
 

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