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Autumn Is Here – Time To Get Outdoors!

September 30, 2015

When the leaves begin their transformation and the nights cool off, there is no better weather for hiking and spending time outdoors.  The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) has kicked off a series of fall programs that have something to offer every outdoors enthusiast.

Photo by Scott Bennett

Photo by Scott Bennett

This past Friday afternoon, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust celebrated the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a hike along Little Mayberry Cove Trail.  The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine.  Weaving along the edge of West Grand Lake, hikers were treated to lakeside vistas and a special, close-up visit from a Barred Owl.  The fantastic weekend weather cleared the way for successful outdoor programs all over Maine.

Did you miss the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, but would still like to join DLLT on some autumn adventures?  You’re in luck!  Tomorrow, October 1st, join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown on a hike to the summit of Wabassus Mountain in the Farm Cove Community Forest – rain or shine!  Along the way, we will discuss the local forest ecology and wildlife.  Hikers should meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 2 pm to carpool.  Be sure to bring plenty of water and sturdy footwear.

On Sunday, October 4th, join DLLT staff as we paddle Big Musquash Stream during the peak of fall foliage season.  The changing colors of the surrounding hills, forests, marshes, and bogs will light up the Sunday afternoon views.  Don’t forget your camera!  Paddlers should provide their own canoe or kayak, paddle, and personal floatation device.  Meet at Musquash Bridge on Milford Road in Grand Lake Stream at 1 pm.

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust regularly hosts speakers, work parties, workshops and leads outdoor adventures that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Maine woods and waters.  Visit our website to discover what is happening next!  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100 or email