#WEOUTSIDE #7 – Grafton Notch State Park with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Screw Auger Falls
Making plaster casts of animal tracks
Enjoying the river
Learning stuff
Park attractions
Learning about Maine wildlife

Trip #7! It’s hard to believe that we have been out exploring with MANA through this wonderful program for over two months now. For our latest excursion, we teamed up with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to explore Grafton Notch State Park and all the great things to do in the park.

It was chilly to start! But that was ok since the group had a chance to break out their ponchos. It’s been a rainy summer but we have been lucky to have nice weather on the days we have been out in the Maine A.T. region. We headed over to Moose Cave, where there were many questions about the origin of the name and what happened to the dead moose. Jen and Jocelyn from Maine BPL had a number of activities set up for the participants to learn about geology, natural history, ecology, plant and animal identification, and lots of other stuff that you can find in Grafton Notch. We also explored Mother Walker Falls before heading to Screw Auger Falls.

This natural feature, comprised of the river, the falls and a gorge at its base, was a great opportunity to explore and for the kids to get out on their own. It is also a great spot for having lunch, swimming and making plaster casts of animal tracks! This great activity also had the participants take home their own cast, a nice memory of the day. Maine BPL and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife also provided some posters and activity books to bring home.

Just a few weeks left of #WEOUTSIDE!!!