There's something for everyone!
The Environmental Education program is a fundamental part of our mission. The year-round calendar of outings, talks and events offers something for everyone. Guided walks on trails of particular interest; talks on topics from woodpeckers to liverworts; special events and gatherings for young and old. Be sure to add a few of our programs to your own calendar!
In celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Week(end) we’ll circle Shell Pond. Periodically we’ll pause to test the temperature and pH level of the brook, springs, pond, and outlet stream as we discuss the differences we observe and how they may affect aquatic life. We'll also take in the mountain views and enjoy lunch along the way. BYOL.
As part of our wellness series, we invite you to join us for a stop-and-go walk where we'll pause frequently to sketch, photograph, ponder and/or write about our observations. The beauty that surrounds us will be our inspiration. Bring a sketch pad, journal, camera, etc.
A Walk back In Time: The Peabody-Fitch farm in historic South Bridgton once had the distinction of being the highest cultivated land in Cumberland County. A diverse forest now fills the old pastures and meadows but many fascinating clues of these hearty pioneers remain. Now efforts are under way by LELT to conserve the 252 acre “Peabody-Fitch Woods” which surrounds the Bridgton Historical Society’s Narramissic Farm, the wonderful museum set on the eve of the Civil War. Join us for this unique tour of one of Bridgton’s most important cultural resources.
A sea of autumn awesomeness will await us at the summit of The Mountain at Five Kezar Ponds Reserve. We’ll climb up The Mountain trail and enjoy the views from Tom’s Path as well as the summit. Our journey will then take us down the connector trail to Ron’s Loop. Be sure to pack a lunch, plenty of water and camera for this hike.
Sunday Beside Sucker Brook: Let's get a head start on Thanksgiving, and journey the trail at John A. Segur East where we'll take in the afternoon views of Sucker Brook, its plants in their winter forms, beaver lodges, and mountain views.
Christmas By the Homesteads: As part of the Maine Christmas Tree Scavenger Hunt, we'll travel the Homestead Trail and try to spot the tree a local 4-H group in conjunction with the GLLT Homeschool Nature Explorers have decorated. We'll bring along some pinecones, peanut butter, birdseed and other natural goodies to enhance the decorations. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Fourth Annual First Day Hike: Join the GLLT to ring in 2020. We'll warm up with a climb to the summit of Whiting Hill and toast Lovell with hot chocolate and a sweet treat while enjoying the views from Kezar Lake to the White Mountains. Snowshoes or micro-spikes a must.