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Festival of the Forest

Festival of the Forest


04/29/2022 - 04/30/2022    
12:00 am - 11:59 pm


Downeast Lakes Land Trust Office
4 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream, ME, 04668

On April 29-30, join DLLT for a “Festival of the Forest!” Head to Grand Lake Stream to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest…

Head to Grand Lake Stream to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the 57,703-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest!
On Friday night, drive down the road to the Musquash Esker Trail for a nocturnal wildlife hike through the woods. Meet us at 7:30 pm, and bring a headlamp or flashlight. Follow a member of our staff as she leads you down the trail listening for sounds of the night. Learn about what owls species we have in the woods and hopefully get the chance to hear them yourself.
Saturday morning, from 9 – 11 am, join us at the GLS School Building for a friendly maple products tasting competition and a free pancake breakfast! Sample some goodies from local home-tappers, and vote for your favorite one. Put the fresh maple syrup to use, and enjoy a pancake breakfast to start a day full of outdoor activities!
11 am – 2 pm: Immediately after breakfast, you can head outside to the ballfield to try your hand at a forest equipment simulator. This technology will show you what it’s like to operate John Deere harvester. Also there will be timber sports demonstrations from the Woodsman team at Colby College and lots of forest related crafts and activities!
During this time, make sure to visit the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society Museum to get a tour and information from local historians on past logging and guiding of the area. Stay for a picnic on the field and at 1pm enjoy some live music. Jim Sherman and Kris Paprocki with be jamming out to logging and lumbering songs for all to enjoy until 2 pm.
More programs and details to come!
Join us Saturday night at 7:00 pm on the Grand Lake Stream Ballfield for an outdoor movie! Bring a chair and a snack, and listen to how a couple of Registered Maine Guides and film crew created a movie that ended up being a finalist at the 2022 Badlands Film Festival. Hear their story and ask them questions during a Q&A session. Stay and watch their full length film, “The Dream,” about a moose archery hunt in northern Maine, on the big outdoor screen.
*all outdoor events are subject to bad weather and in the event of rain or high winds, some might be moved inside to the GLS School Building, rescheduled, or canceled.

To book lodging in the Downeast Lakes region for this event, please click here for options.