Come enjoy the beauty of winter in Maine at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve while on Nordic skis or snowshoes. On Saturday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants are welcome to join skiers and snowshoers at the Merrymeeting Preserve in Woolwich. Activities begin at 11 and will include instruction and adventure.
This event is being held thanks to a collaboration between Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Phippsburg Sportsman’s Association and MYSO - Maine Youth Sports Opportunities.
Chuck Mainville of MYSO-Maine Youth Sports Opportunities, a Nordic skiing program for area families, will be on hand to lead the cross-country skiers. The fields and nearby paths sport gentle slopes and a variety of trail lengths to make the perfect location to learn and to improve cross country ski skills.
Novice to experienced skiers and snowshoers are welcome, and registration is required. There is a limited supply of Nordic equipment and snowshoes to loan for children and adults- not all fits are available. Please include at registration if equipment is desired (boot size, height, and weight are needed to borrow ski equipment).
To get to Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, take Route 1 North to Route 127 (just across Bath Bridge on the left). Take North on 127 to Route 128 and turn left. Follow about 6 miles to Chopps Point Road, turn left. 0.9 miles to parking lot and kiosk on right. View Map.
Snow is required for this event. Therefore, date and location is subject to change based on snow conditions.
FMI visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.