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Independence Day Extravaganza!

Independence Day Extravaganza!


07/02/2022 - 07/04/2022    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is turning all of Grand Lake Stream red, white, and blue with a jam-packed weekend of fun events!  Head to GLS this Fourth of July weekend for all of these exciting programs.  Specific event details below:

****All weekend long (July 1-4)**** – Sign up for the Independence Extravaganza Scavenger Hunt on the Goose Chase app!  This weekend-long team scavenger hunt is filled with outdoor activities, and prizes for the winners!

July 2

West Grand Lake Race! – This annual favorite event is happening at a new date, but same location and time.  Bring your boats, paddles, and PFD’s to GLS Town Beach on Shaw Street for a kids race, 4, 6, and 12 mile courses on West Grand Lake.  Registration is from 9:15-10:30 am, followed by a brief safety talk which all boaters must participate in. NEW THIS YEAR – this event is FREE! Each registrant will receive a ticket for lunch, and t-shirts can be purchased via donation to DLLT.

Tunes and Trolling – Following the race, at 4 pm, bring your boat up to the cove near Leen’s Lodge (if you need directions, please call DLLT at 796-2100).  We will be hosting Alexander, ME’s own Patrick Cormier for a music performance, live from an island in the middle of West Grand! Relax and enjoy the tunes from the water and jam out with other boaters.

July 4

Race For Grand Lake Stream – DLLT’s annual road race to support the “Grand Lake Stream America” festivities.  Race registration will be held from 8-8:45 am on the DLLT lawn, and the bus to the starting line will leave promptly at 9 am.  Run back to the center of the village to kick off the morning!

Grand Lake Stream Parade – Starting at 11 am, hang out along Milford Road and Water Street to watch the celebrations of this grand village parade (look for the DLLT float!).

Tubing The Stream – At 1 pm, meet DLLT staff and volunteers at the West Grand Lake Dam parking area for a lazy river ride down Grand Lake Stream.  DLLT will provide the tubes and shuttle service, and participants should bring a PFD and bathing suit.  Take a few runs to cool off on the Fourth!

For more information on any of these events, please contact Sarah Cote at (207) 796-2100, or email