Forest Bathing
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Forest Bathing

There is an increasing body of research identifying a variety of benefits from spending time in nature, especially when all senses are fully engaged. These range from blood pressure and stress levels to increased cognition and creativity. The goal of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs is to integrate nature and forest therapies into health care, education and management systems.

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Christmas at Ladies Delight
Dec
1
9:30 AM09:30

Christmas at Ladies Delight

  • Chip Stockford Reserve, Ladies Delight Road, Lovell. (map)
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The Maine Christmas Tree Hunt is a fun holiday scavenger hunt to find decorated trees in western Maine. We’ll search for the decorated tree along the Bill Sayles Loop at the Chip Stockford Reserve and may add a few of our own biodegradable ornaments along the way.

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

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Third Annual First Day Hike
Jan
1
12:30 PM12:30

Third Annual First Day Hike

  • Sabattus Trail parking lot, Sabattus Trail Road, Lovell. (map)
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Join us as we ring in the New Year. Participants will warm up with a climb to the summit of Sabattus Mountain and toast Lovell with hot cocoa and a sweet treat while enjoying the view from Kezar Lake to the White Mountains. Snowshoes or microspikes required…

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

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Pondering the Past at Pondicherry Park
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Pondering the Past at Pondicherry Park

  • Pondicherry Park kiosk behind Reny’s, Depot Street, Bridgton. (map)
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It’s hunting season and so our journey will take us to a woodland park where hunting is not allowed. Our friends from the Lakes Environmental Association and Loon Echo Land Trust will join us to host a walk through history as we point out key features in the park.

Degree of Difficulty: Easy.

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The Colors of Western Maine
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

The Colors of Western Maine

  • Gaille Trail parking lot, Route 5, Lovell, Maine United States (map)
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A sea of autumn awesomeness will await us at the summit of Whiting Hill. With our friends from Western Foothills Land Trust, we’ll hike up the Hemlock Trail and descend via part of the red loop back to the Gallie Trail. Bring a camera, plus a snack, lunch and water.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate.

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Great Maine Outdoor Week
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Great Maine Outdoor Week

  • Major Gregory Sanborn Wildlife Habitat, Bog Road Brownfield, ME, 04010 United States (map)
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In celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Week, we’ll venture afield and paddle through Brownfield Bog with our friends from Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. Bring your own kayak, paddle and pfd to explore the wetland habitat with us…

Degree of Difficulty: Easy.

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Meet the Evergreens
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Meet the Evergreens

  • Flat Hill parking lot, Heald Pond Road, Lovell (map)
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Evergreen trees and ferns are just that—forever green. We’ll point out family traits and variations as we examine needles, cones, conifer bark, and fern fronds. If trail conditions are good, we’ll climb to the summit of Flat Hill, otherwise, we’ll circle Perky’s Path.

Degree of Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.

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Third Annual First Day Hike
Aug
30
12:30 PM12:30

Third Annual First Day Hike

  • Sabattus Mountain parking lot, Sabattus Trail Road, Lovell (map)
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Join the Greater Lovell Land Trust to ring in the New Year. Participants will warm up with a climb to the summit of Sabattus Mountain and toast Lovell with hot cocoa and a sweet treat while enjoying the view from Kezar Lake to the White Mountains. Snowshoes or micro-spikes required.

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate.

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Insects of Lovell
Aug
30
9:30 AM09:30

Insects of Lovell

Michael Stansky, Forest Insect Ecologist with the Canadian Forest Service, will lead us on a walk along the trail at a private property under conservation easement with the Greater Lovell Land Trust. While we’ll stop frequently to look for insects, we’ll also take advantage of Mike’s knowledge about goldenrods.

Degree of Difficulty: Easy.

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A Conflict of Scales
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

A Conflict of Scales

  • Charlotte Hobbs Library, Route 5, Lovell (map)
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How to manage forests and their insect pests in a changing environment: Increasingly, the forests of the Northeast face climate change, novel pests, and multiple land-use pressures. Forest Insect Ecologist Michael Stastny…

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The Gentle Hawk
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Gentle Hawk

  • Charlotte Hobbs Library, Route 5, Lovell. (map)
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Did you know that the Northern Goshawk is such a fierce hunter who when in pursuit of prey will stalk quarry on foot as well as from the air? Join us to see and hear about the many wonders of this remarkable…

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