Midcoast Conservancy will offer a full moon hike (or snowshoe, if there is snow on the ground) at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. Hikers can enjoy a crisp evening illuminated by the glow of the Full Cold Moon—so named for the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark—and discover a new way of being in the woods. At night, sounds become more pronounced; the group will listen for owls and the rustling of nighttime foragers along the trail.
Participants should meet at the gate at HVNC at 4:45 p.m.; hikers should dress warmly, wear shoes with good grips and bring a hiking stick if desired, along with a snack, drink and flashlight or headlamp. The hike guide will lead the group to shore of Little Dyer Pond to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will be about 40 minutes each way, and of moderate ease. Snowshoes are available by reservation, or participants can bring their own, in the event of snow.
For more information or to register, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-hike-9/ or call (207) 389-5150.