GMOW Winter Wonderland Hike at LaVerna

Friday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m.:  Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a joint Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) and Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT) hike at the La Verna Preserve in Bristol.  Join the fun and hike or snowshoe, weather depending, to the beautiful vista overlooking Muscongus Bay with Bill Claflin, PWA Preserve Steward, and Joan Ray, MVLT Land Protection & Stewardship Specialist. Duration about 3 hours. Bring water and appropriate walking shoes, boots, and/or snowshoes & ice cleats. Binoculars and a camera are encouraged.  This PWA and MVLT family-friendly hike is a free and suitable for all ages. Both organizations are volunteer-based, membership-supported non-profit land trust organizations.

DIRECTIONS:  Take Rt. 32 south from Round Pond. Go 3.5 miles south of Round Pond Post Office. Notice the Ocean Hill cemetery on the right. After that is an old Federal style home with a modern house right beside it. Immediately beside that there is a parking area for the preserve. If you get to North Country Wind Bells, you have gone too far.  If a scenic, absolutely gorgeous route is wanted to get to La Verna Preserve, take this route: From Damariscotta go down Rt. 130 until you get to Rt. 32 sign turning left in New Harbor. Travel on Rt. 32, go past Shaw’s Wharf with Hardy Boat Cruises and Long Cove, pass North Country Bells, and look for parking on left with La Verna sign and parking area. Meet at the kiosk in the parking lot; trail head is across Rt. 32.

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