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Patti’s Dec. 22 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Hike Pisgah Hill Preserve

On Thursday, Jan. 4, the Royal River Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a Rain or Shine Club hike at its Pisgah Hill Preserve. Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear – for this outing, snowshoes, a thermos and a snack. The preserve’s trailhead, with a parking lot for four cars, is located at 97 Dougherty Road. Overflow parking is available along the shoulder of the road.

The RRCT invites everyone to join in on their free Rain or Shine Club guided hikes, conducted every Thursday at 10 a.m., to explore the land trust’s preserves and trails. Check the schedule at www.rrct.org. Call or text Kyle at (207) 632-6112 for more information.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-133/



Patti’s Nov. 10 “Inside New Gloucester”

Get Out! Nature Walk

Get Out! Nature Walks are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. Join them for a well-planned, no-cost, guided adventure occurring once-per-month on Wednesdays, rain, snow or shine. Their programs are jointly offered by the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, as well as the Royal River Conservation Trust.

Be mindful of the weather and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, snacks and a thermos or water bottle. Check www.rrct.org for any updates or changes. Nature walks typically involve getting on your knees with a hand lens or standing still for 10 minutes craning up at a treetop. Trips are great for kids, but inappropriate for those under age 6. Their curriculum is targeted at adults and engaged youth. Because the purpose is nature observation, please don’t bring dogs.

The next Get Out! Nature Walk takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. The curriculum is Winter Weeds, led by volunteer Karen Herold. She is a Natural Resources Council of Maine board member.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-130/

Patti’s April 28 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Historic sign to be unveiled

A special monthly History Barn Open House will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-noon. At 10 a.m., the original 1776 Bell Tavern Sign, which is a gift from the Chandler Family, will be unveiled. It will hang in the barn as part of the New Gloucester Historical Society’s permanent exhibit.

The public is welcome to attend the open house and learn about the historic tavern. Refreshments, featuring goat cheese, or chèvre, from New Gloucester’s Lazy Dog Farm Creamery, and other tasty treats, will be served next door in the Community Building located at 381 Intervale Road, behind Town Hall.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-101/

Patti’s Feb. 3 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek

Join members and supporters of the Royal River Conservation Trust on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5-8 p.m., for the free, sixth annual full moon snowshoe evening at Pisgah Hill Preserve south trailhead, 74 Dougherty Road, near the New Gloucester-Pownal town line. Climb to the summit of Pisgah Hill Preserve through the setting sun to witness the rising of the full snow moon. Enjoy a warming campfire and mingle with your friends, old and new.

The trail is well marked and typically lighted with luminaries for the return. Organizers recommend bringing snowshoes, poles, a flashlight or headlamp, blanket, water and lots of good cheer. The trailhead has a small parking lot which fills quickly. Most vehicles are asked to line the shoulder of Dougherty Road. For more details, see www.rrct.org.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-81/

CROP Walk for Hunger

A 6.2 mile stroll (or run, if you want), begins and ends at the church (Intervale to Woodman to Meadow Lane to Cobb’s Bridge), refreshments at end. Get your sponsor form from the church; bring it with you to turn in just before the walk. Public VERY welcome!

Haunted Woods Walk at Pineland Farms

Two nights of scare are being offered to mature audiences on Friday, Oct. 23, andSaturday, Oct. 24, at Pineland Farms. Make your way through a spooky corn maze to the haunted woods. Flashlights are required. Departure times for both nights are 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets for $5 per person at The Market and Welcome Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester.

Rain or Shine Club at Intervale Preserve

August 13, 2015, Thursday at 10am, New Gloucester Intervale Preserve 

The Rain or Shine Club is going Treasure Hunting! We’ll have crayons and paper to take rubbings of the treasures you find home with you.

Every Thursday, always 10am. Join the Royal River Conservation Trust to explore your preserves and trails, bring a friend and meet new ones. Adventures are typically an hour but we are flexible according to the group. The terrain is typically pretty accessible but most trails are not suitable for wheels. During the winter, snowshoes are needed for most outings. The rest of the year we will be hiking, walking or just generally stomping about.

The Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard! Join the Club for a short no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free, rain (or snow) or shine.  Experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn where to explore across town. We will visit new locations each week in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, or Durham. Check this page for details and schedule of locations. The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young families. So load your babies in backpacks or or bring the kids and grandparents. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their trip into the wild knowing there’s a safe return as part of the plan.

It’s a great way to meet other young parents. It’s also popular for new residents, neighbors, or folks of all ages who want to get to know our organization and explore new trails.

Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, and a thermos or water bottle. Check back here for any updates or changes. Cooperative, friendly dogs are welcome with a leash and plastic bag.

If you are running late or need better driving directions to find us please call or text Kyle. We have cell service at nearly all of our trip locations. (207)632-6112.