Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) will offer the second hike in the Nature Exploration series on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. called Trout Lilies and Skunk Cabbage at Bristol Recreational Trail. Examine the three zones on the trail where water meets land with PWA Trail Steward, George Keyes. The skunk cabbages are up and the trout lilies are close to blooming. The trail has beautiful views of the tidal Pemaquid River, a brook flowing through a very rocky bed, some of the largest and oldest red oaks around, and fine old walls. The trail was created in 2006 by the Town of Bristol and PWA and offers a lovely, moderately easy, 1-mile walk in the woods.
Meet at by the trail kiosk or in the parking area by 10 a.m. Directions: From Damariscotta, take the Bristol Road (State Route 130) about 10 miles. The school will be on the right. When school is not in session, the public may park in the school lot and access the trail from off the right side of the lot. Just south of the school on the right is access to the trail directly off the road onto town property; there is limited pull-off parking at this site.
There are other hikes and events in the PWA Nature Explorations series through the spring, summer and autumn. This series was put together by the PWA Education Committee, dedicated to fulfill the educational portion of the mission.