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Winter Hiking Challenge

Winter Hiking Challenge In-Person

All ages are invited to participate in a Winter Hiking Challenge featuring Blue Hill Heritage Trust trails across the Blue Hill Peninsula.  Starting on Monday, February 1st, there will be a featured animal/plant posted at eight designated trails and a mystery letter for participants to collect. Hikers will learn about winter ecology from the perspective of many different species including porcupines, gulls, frogs, and more! Maps for the trails can be found at bluehillheritagetrust.org/trails/

Register for a trail checklist card using the library’s interactive calendar at bhpl.net or by calling the library at 374-5515.  Please write in the notes section how many you would like and if you want it emailed, mailed or for pickup at the library.

Visit all of the following trails:

  • Heart of the Blue Hill System: South Street to Parker Point, Blue Hill
  • Kingdom Woods:  Nature Loop, Blue Hill
  • Blue Hill Mountain: Becton Trail, Blue Hill
  • Bluff Head, Sedgwick
  • Carter Nature Preserve, Surry
  • Talalay Nature Sanctuary, Surry
  • Meadowbrook, Surry/Ellsworth
  • Hatch Cove, Castine

The challenge ends on Saturday, March 20, the first day of spring!  Once you have completed all eight trails and assembled the letters to form the mystery word, send an email to Claire with a photo of the completed card.  All kids will receive a prize for completing the hiking challenge and there will be a prize drawing for adults.

This program is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust.  For more information, email Claire at claire.malina@bhpl.net or Landere at landere@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

Dates & Times:
All Day, Monday, February 1, 2021
All Day, Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Children     General/Adult     Young Adult  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

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Claire Malina

Youth Services Librarian
(207) 374-5515 x15