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Things to do Outdoors for Aug. 27-28

Posted Aug. 26, 2011, at 6:45 p.m.

BANGOR — Bangor Land Trust 5th annual Pedal the Penobscot Road Ride on Sunday, Sept. 11. Festivities begin at the Bangor Waterfront and finish at the Sea Dog Brewery. To register, call 942-1010 or visit bangorlandtrust.org. If you are riding with friends (3-plus riders), sign up as a team and receive a discounted registration fee of $35 per rider ($45 after Sept. 1). Individual registration fee is $40 per rider ($45 after Sept. 1). Student registration is $20 per rider ($25 after Sept 1). All riders will have the chance to win prizes, including a Camden120 kayak donated by Old Town Canoe.

CAMDEN — Camden Windjammer Festival, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4, at the public landing on Camden Harbor. The event includes schooner and windjammer sailing tours, concerts, fireworks, the Maritime Heritage Fair, a pirate invasion of Camden and a lobster crate race. New this year, the USS John Hall, a Navy Fast Frigate built in Bath, will join the fleet in the harbor. For information, visit camdenwindjammerfestival.com, call 236-4404 or email lindav@broadreachpr.com.

DRESDEN — Hiking trails through a little known 70-acre woodland of mature pine, hemlock and oak will be ready for public use in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Pownalborough Courthouse Saturday, Sept. 10. The property surrounding the courthouse is owned and managed by the Lincoln County Historical Association. Those wishing to hike the trails can park on courthouse grounds. The woodland is located directly east of the courthouse, on the opposite side of Route 128. For information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org.

FRIENDSHIP — Public ocean canoe and kayak trip with PWA Paddlers, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Aug. 28, in Hatchet Cove. Put in off Martin Cove Road. Paddlers must provide their own kayak and canoe and wear a personal flotation device. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 563-7663 or 563-3104 or email paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org.

GUILFORD — State-approved trapper education course, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8, and 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 17, at Piscataquis Community High School. Attendance at all sessions is required. For information, call 876-3497.

GUILFORD — State-approved hunter safety course, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19-22, at Piscataquis Community High School. For information, call 277-3115.

M.D.I. — Maine Outdoor Adventure Club public biking event on Acadia National Parks carriage trails, ending with a tailgate barbecue, canoeing and swimming at Somes Pond, 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Meet at Somesville One Stop. Register by Friday, Sept. 2. Free. Call 244-5504 or MOAC at 775-6622.

NEWRY — Registration for the 12th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River Ski Resort opens at noon Thursday, Sept. 1. Registration is $49 per couple and available online at sundayriver.com. Registration is open to only 50 couples, with race day scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8. On-site registration will be offered only if space allows on the day of the event.

PRESQUE ISLE — The Crown of Maine Balloon festival Aug. 25-28 at Northern Maine Fairgrounds, 84 Mechanic St. Family event with balloon launches at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All launches weather-dependant. Multiple events during the weekend. For complete listing, visit crownofmaineballoonfest.org. Most events are free.

WINSLOW — State-approved hunter safety course, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6 and 8, and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, at the Winslow Fire Department. For information or to register, call 660-6382.

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