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If you are interested in joining us on one, be sure to reserve your spot with the organization that is leading the outing.


July - September, 2016 - CFW's Summer Docent Tours!

Host: Center for Wildlife

When: Select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays July - September, 2016 from 12 - 2 pm

Come visit the Center for Wildlife, attend a tour led by one of our wonderful docents, and pick up a gift in our docent station gift shop! $5 suggested donation for tours, visit for docent dates and more information!

What: Tour
Where: Cape Neddick
Adventure level: Easy
September 25, 2016 - York County Audubon Hawk ID Workshop

Red Tail Hawk

Host: York County Audubon and Mt. A

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9-11:00 a.m.

York County Audubon and Mt. A will present a workshop in the Learning Lodge atop beautiful Mount Agamenticus. Katrina Fenton, a biologist and naturalist who has worked as a counter for raptor migration projects in Maine and New Hampshire will teach us about hawk migration and identification, as well as current ebird and hawk data. FMI, please click here.


What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York Adventure level: Easy
October 8, 2016 - Reading the Forested Landscape of Brave Boat Harbor w/ Tom Wessels

Host: Kittery Land Trust & Rice Public Library - Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve, Kittery Point, ME

When: Saturday, Oct. 08, 2016  9:00-11:30 am & 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join renowned Ecologist and Antioch New England Professor Emeritus, Tom Wessels on a guided tour of KLT's newest Preserve on the York/Kittery border.  Two sessions will be held where Tom instructs participants on how to view the forest and read its history by the clues that remain before us. This event is a collaboration between Kittery Land Trust and the Rice Public Library which will have Tom's book "Reading the Forested Landscape for sale and available via interlibrary loan ahead of the event.

$10 suggested donation.                      FMI and registration email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where:  Kittery/York Adventure level: Easy to Moderate
October 15, 2016 - Young Forest Habitat Hike

New England Cottontail

Host: York Land Trust, Center For Wildlife, Forest Works!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016,  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm

Join us and Center for Wildlife to learn why young forest habitat benefits so many species. Come pet Harry the Porcupine and see other animals like hawks and turtles and learn how habitat plays such an important role in supporting wildlife. To register, click here. Visit York Land Trust’s website.

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: Meet at Highland Farm Preserve
Adventure Level: Moderate
October 23, 2016 - Punkintown & York Pond

Host: Great Works Regional Land Trust

When: Sunday, October 23, 9 am-1 pm

With member Jack Kareckas as guide, we’ll follow our noses along historic Punkintown Road to Swazey Hill, Bartlett Mill Pond and York Pond. We’ll also check out the 100-acre Rocky Hills parcel owned by Great Works, which has been recently harvested in accordance with good timber management practices.

Reservations required. Visit for more information.

What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: South Berwick, Eliot Adventure level: Moderate
October 29, 2016 - Kenyon Hill Preserve

Host: Great Works Regional Land Trust

When: Sunday, October 29, 10 am-noon

Dramatic ledges are a highlight of this beautiful and diverse 113-acre property off Ogunquit Road. The loop hike of moderate difficulty will also take us along wetlands which feed the Ogunquit River. Reservations required. Visit for more information.


What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: South Berwick Adventure level: Moderate
November 6, 2016 - Hike Mt. A's Three Hills

View to Mt. A's Third Hill

Host:  Great Works Regional Land Trust / Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program

When:  Sunday, November 6, 2016, 9:00 am-3:00 pm (no rain date)

Explore the Mount A region's 2nd and 3rd hills and the vast trail network within. On this guided hike you will see different ecological habitats, unusual geological features, and many remnants of yesteryear.  Reservations required. Visit


What: Outdoor Adventure
Where: York/ South Berwick Adventure level:  Moderate to Strenuous
Dec. 19, 2016 - Christmas Bird Count


Host: York County Audubon

When: Monday, December 19, 2016 - All day

You're invited to help with the 117th annual Christmas Bird Count, either in the field or by monitoring the bird activity at your feeders, in your yard or at your favorite local spot. For more information and to visit York County Audubon's website, please click here.

What: Christmas Bird Count
Where: York County
Adventure level: Easy

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