Friday, June 2, 2017

A variety of outdoor activities offered for free on National Trails Day

BRIDGTON, ME (May 24, 2017) – Loon Echo Land Trust is offering an exciting variety of free outdoor events for the public at their preserves this June. There is: hiking, trail work, paddling and even a hilltop concert; there is something for everyone.

 National Trails Day is being celebrated across the nation on Saturday, June 3, 2017, providing an opportunity to “give back” to your favorite hiking trails. Join Loon Echo staff as they celebrate this annual event by doing some fine-tuning on the Sue’s Way Trail at Pleasant Mountain Preserve.

Participants will meet at the Bald Peak parking area at 9 a.m. and wrap up the day around 2 p.m. The agenda for the work day includes: trail definition, branch clipping, and drainage clearing. Along the way, participants will also stop at the famous Needles Eye, a geological feature that has intrigued folks for many generations. Work boots and long pants are required for this event. Volunteers should also bring plenty of water, snacks and bug spray. 

This free program is appropriate for all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Tools and training will be provided, however, feel free to bring you own loppers, handsaws or garden hoe. 

The Bald Peak parking area is located on the right-hand side of Mountain Road, approximately one mile from its junction with Route 302 in Bridgton. To register call Loon Echo at 207-647-4352, send a Facebook message or email Jon Evans at

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