Midcoast Conservancy will host a full moon paddle at its Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Participants can enjoy the silvery glow of the “full harvest moon” from canoes provided by the nature center as they glide along Little Dyer Pond after a beautiful mile-and-a half hike into the woods.
Safety protocols will be in place. Attendees are asked observe the following COVID-19 guidelines: only registrants from Maine, or other states not requiring quarantine; a COVID-19 questionnaire needs to completed by all prior to the start of the course; social distancing required on the hike in, and when loading canoes in and out of the water; and only family units will share boats—no paddling with individuals from outside that unit. Other safety information is available on the event page of the Midcoast Conservancy website.
Little Dyer Pond is a true Great Pond with no public boat launch and almost no shoreline development. Midcoast Conservancy will provide the canoes, paddles, and life jackets. All ages are welcome! Participants should be comfortable in a canoe on flat water, able to steer a canoe, and able to walk three miles on moderate trails.
Space is limited by the number of boats available, and preregistration is required. More information and registration is available online at https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-paddle-on-little-dyer-pond-8/ Meet at the gate at 6 p.m.; bring flashlights or headlamps for the hike back to the parking lot.
Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature is open to the public 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. Comprising 1,000 acres of diverse habitat, and laced with nearly 30 miles of multi-use trails HVNC makes a great classroom for nature-based learning and non-motorized recreation. For more information: midcoastconservancy.org or call (207) 389-5150.