American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Mark your calendar for this Saturday, June 7 to prepare for this year’s big celebration.
National Trails Day® (NTD) is a celebration of America’s magnificent Trail System, occurring annually on the first Saturday in June. NTD features a series of outdoor activities, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Individuals, clubs and organizations from around the country host National Trails Day® events to share their love of trails with friends, family, and their communities. NTD introduces thousands of Americans to a wide array of trail activities: hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running, and bird watching and more. For public and private land managers alike, National Trails Day® is a great time to showcase beautiful landscapes and special or threatened locales as thousands of people will be outside looking to participate in NTD events.
Events in Maine include:
· Celebration of Kennebec Messalonskee Trails - 06/07/2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm – Waterville
· Walk to Explore the Trail Side Understory - 06/07/2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm – Hinckley
· National Trails Day Hike - 06/07/2014 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am – Ovens Mouth West Preserve – Boothbay
· Harpswell Hiking Challenge - 06/07/2014 - 06/08/2014 - 12:00 am
· Introduction to Leave-No-Trace Outdoor Recreation Practices - 06/07/2014 - 9am-12pm – Cousin’s Island – Yarmouth
· Explore Yarmouth Trails Extravaganza - 06/07/2014 - 12:00 am – Yarmouth
· Nature Walk at Vaughan Woods Memorial State Park - 06/07/2014 - 12:00 am – South Berwick
· Trail clean up at Indian Point - 06/07/2014 - 8:30 am - 10:00 am – Ellsworth
· Frenchman Bay Conservancy Celebrates National Trail Day - 06/07/2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Sullivan
For more information on outdoor recreation trail events around the state of Maine, visit: http://www.americanhiking.org/ntd-events
The Kennebunkport Festival is produced by the staffs of Maine magazine and Maine Home+Design magazine. Our goal is to showcase the finest Maine has to offer in the coastal setting of Kennebunkport.
For six days each year we celebrate the excellence of Maine’s chefs, artists, musicians, wine purveyors, and beer makers while surrounded by the beautiful scenery, people, and enduring charm of Kennebunkport.
Musical Performances by:
Spencer Albee, The Ghost of Paul Revere, The Windmills, Andy Faucet, Ocean Ave., Model Airplane, Jeff Beam, Zach Jones, Sam Chase, Jason Spooner and more!
Schedule of events, chefs and more can be found online at:
http://kennebunkportfestival.com / Photo Courtesy: Kennebunkport Festival
Come to Damariscotta Lake State Park for a free day of fishing for children ages 5-15 on Saturday June 7th, no experience necessary!
Come to Damariscotta Lake State Park for a free day of fishing for children ages 5-15, no experience necessary! Children will have the opportunity to be guided by experienced boaters to prime fishing spots on Damariscotta Lake. Each trip will last an hour. For young anglers onshore, mentors will be available to help with equipment and answer questions about fishing.
The Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association (DLWA) will provide rods, reel, tackle, bait, boats, and life-jackets - all you need to bring is yourself, your child and a smile! The Whitefield Lions Club will cook up delicious food – all for free so sign up today. Free park admission for the day will be given to the first 50 families through the gate and one fishing pole will be given away during the day courtesy of the DLWA.
To assure your space, register at dlwa.org by June 1 or call DLWA (207) 549-3836.
Co-sponsored by: Knox County Bass Masters, Lincoln County Fish & Game, Sportsman Alliance of Maine, Kieve-Wavus Camps, Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands, and the Whitefield Lions Club.
Saturday June 7th, 9am - 3pm
Free with park admission: $1.00 for ages 5-11, $4.00 for Maine residents ages 12-64, $6.00 for nonresidents ages 12-64, $2.00 for nonresidents 65 and older; persons under 5 and Maine residents over 65 are free.
Address: 8 State Park Road Jefferson, ME US 04348
Phone: (207) 549-3836,
Looking for some adult themed fun this weekend? Join many of the Maine Winery Guild members as they welcome visitors to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how wine, mead and other fermented and distilled beverages are being made here in Maine.
From one end of the state to the other, members of the Maine Winery Guild will welcome visitors to sample their products and toast the harvest season on Open Winery Day, Saturday, June 7.
Guild members are planning a wide range of special entertainment and presentations as well as behind-the-scene tours of the facilities where wine, mead, and other fermented and distilled beverages are being made here in Maine.
Visitors are encouraged to plan their daytrip through the countryside using the Maine Wine Trail map, available at mainewinetrail.com. Highlights of Open Winery Day will include live music, art exhibits, special tastings, local artisanal food samplings, food and wine pairings, and winemaking demonstrations.
For more information visit http://www.mainewinetrail.com/Events.html, contact the individual wineries.
Boothby's Farm Orchard & Winery
Catherine Hill Winery
Dragonfly Farm & Winery
The Fat Friar's Meadery
Maine Mead Works
Prospect Hill Winery
Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery
Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery
Tree Sprits Winery & Distillery
Two Hogs Winery
Urban Farm Fermentory
Wild Fern Winery
The summer kicks off with the Old Port Festival Weekend! Take in the sights and sounds of the First Friday Art Walk and Circus in the Square. Get to know the real Portland with Saturday's Downtown Scavenger Hunt and Walk the Working Waterfront Tour. Enjoy music, food, and more with the 41st Annual Old Port Festival. All that plus the Casco Bay Eye, a 90' Gondola Wheel, offering rides throughout the Old Port Festival Weekend.
11am - 5pm. Enjoy six stages of live music, great food, hundreds of vendors, and the Shoe String Theatre parade! The Weekend would not be complete without the 41st Annual Old Port Festival on Sunday, June 8. Enjoy six stages of live music, family activities, and an array of food and Maine-made arts and crafts. The Festival begins with the Shoe String Theatre's foot-powered parade at 11am!
Experience a festival edition of the First Friday Artwalk featuring a pedestrain only zone and Circus in the Square! Galleries and Museums open for free and artists and performers take to the street for a special festival edition of Portland's First Friday Artwalk. From 6-9pm Congress Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Longfellow Square to Monument Square, creating a pedestrian only zone for artists and art walkers. In addition to an eclectic array of performers throughout the length of Congress Street, the Circus Conservatory of America presents two shows of Circus in the Square in Monument Square.
Complete fun challenges at local businesses for the chance to win great prizes. Scavenger Hunt kicks off at 11am at KeyBank in Monument Square. Join us at KeyBank in Monument Square on Saturday, June 7 at 11 am to take part in a Downtown Scavenger Hunt. Download the free Social Scavenger Hunt app to play the game by completing challenges at local downtown businesses. The app keeps track of the total points scored and the highest scoring players have the chance to win great prizes, including tickets to the skybox at an upcoming Sea Dogs baseball game!
Enjoy a self-guided Walk the Working Waterfront tour on Saturday, June 7 from 11am-3pm. From 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 7th, come on down to Walk the Working Waterfront in downtown Portland.
From Maine State Pier to Becky’s Diner, take a few minutes – or a few hours – to stretch your
legs, peek into some businesses, and learn more about what makes this historic, dynamic waterfront such a vital part of our economy.
June 6th - 8th. FMI - http://www.oldportfestival.net/