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December 2016
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Table Rock Hike

December 10, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Table Rock, Route 26
Newry , ME 04261 United States
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...and we're back!  Our Next Century Hikes program is gearing up for the winter season with a warmup hike to Table Rock in Grafton Notch.  We will meet in the parking area in Grafton Notch at 10am.  Pack a lunch to eat on top! Table Rock overlooks Route 26 as it winds north through Grafton Notch in Newry, Maine.  While the terrain is fairly moderate, it is steep near the end and the rock itself is exposed.  The views are…

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January 2017
Free

Caribou Mountain Hike

January 7 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caribou Mountain, 436 Bog Road
Unorganized Territory of South Oxford, ME 04217 United States
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Our second Next Century Hike for this winter will be on Saturday, January 7th at 9am.  We will be heading up Caribou Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest.  While the mountain is not directly on the Appalachian Trail it is on Forest Service land (like much of the A.T. landscape to the south) and there are great views of areas where the trail passes to the west and north.  Plus it is one of our favorite trips! We will be taking…

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Old Speck

January 22 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The latest Next Century Hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch!  This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian Trail for a total roundtrip hike of 7.6 miles.  The summit elevation is 4,170 feet – the fifth highest summit in Maine and the highest in the Mahoosucs/Grafton Notch area.  Despite the warm weather right now, we are expecting deep snow at higher elevations and icy stretches throughout – snowshoes and traction aids for the ice are…

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February 2017
Free

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend – Four Ponds Hike

February 4 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Height of Land, Maine Route 17
Township D, ME United States
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Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike will be held on Saturday, February 4th – destination, Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain.  This 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook, which is where we will meet at 10am in the parking area.  We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Four Ponds area. This is a moderate…

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Baldpate – West Peak

February 19 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

What West Baldpate looks like in warmer times. THIS EVENT IF FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.  In honor of President's Day - since presidents can be bald - our upcoming Next Century Hike will be to the summit of West Baldpate Mountain in Grafton Notch State Park.  We will meet in the A.T. parking lot on the left side of Route 26 at 9am on Sunday, February 19th.  This is an up-and-back hike on the Appalachian…

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March 2017
Free

Cranberry Peak

March 12 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Cranberry Peak on the left (western) portion of the Bigelow Range. Our upcoming Next Century Hike will be up Cranberry Peak (3,214 feet) in the Bigelow Range via the Bigelow Range Trail.  We will meet in the trailhead parking area at the end of Currie Street (sometimes spelled "Curry") in Stratton at 9am on Sunday, March 12th.  This will be an up-and-back hike up the Bigelow Range Trail, with a distance of 3 miles each…

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April 2017

Maine Appalachian Trail Club Spring Meeting

April 8 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pettengill Hall, Bates College, 4 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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With warmer weather right around the corner, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club welcomes its members and the general public to its annual spring meeting, taking place Saturday, April 8 at Bates College in Lewiston. Kicking off the 2017 trail season, the meeting will feature updates on Appalachian Trail news and interactive workshops on a range of topics, including: • Conservation stories from The Trust for Public Lands and The Appalachian Trail Land Trust • Trail maintenance workshop with MATC President…

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Toad&Co Warehouse Sale

April 30 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Swallowtail Farm, 84 Cove Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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The Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust will have a table set up at the Toad&Co Warehouse Sale on April 30th at Swallowtail Farm, 84 Cove Street in Portland, from 10am at 2pm.  Come by and say hello!  And if you buy something, remember that the four non-profits Toad&Co are sponsoring will be receiving 2% of the total sales from the sale for the whole weekend of the sale from April 27th to April 30th. Come out and get some great threads for…

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May 2017

Four Ponds Hike – CANCELLED

May 14 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s first hike of the 2017 non-snow season will be to Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain on Mother's Day. The 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook, which is where we will meet at 10am in the parking area. We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Four Ponds area. Lunch at Sabbathday…

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Portland Sustainability Series: Appalachian Trail Maine: Next Century

May 24 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Portland’s Sustainability Series: Leading conversations on Maine’s changing climate Sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series will present a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative as we engage in these important issues and conversations.

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