Things to do Outdoors: Sept. 1, 2011

Posted Aug. 31, 2011, at 5:46 p.m.

BANGOR — Bangor Land Trust’s fifth annual Pedal the Penobscot Road Ride on Sunday, Sept. 11. Festivities begin at Bangor Waterfront, finish at Sea Dog Microbrewery and Restaurant. Call 942-1010 to register, or register online at www.bangorlandtrust.org. If you are riding with friends, sign up as a team (3 or more riders) and receive discounted registration fee of $35 per rider ($45 after Sept. 1). Individual registration fee $40 per rider ($45 after Sept. 1). Student registration fee $20 per rider ($25 after Sept 1). All riders eligible to win prizes including a Camden120 kayak donated by Old Town Canoe.

DRESDEN — Hiking trails through a little-known 70-acre woodland of mature pine, hemlock and oak are being prepared for public use in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Pownalborough Courthouse, Saturday, Sept. 10. Property surrounding courthouse is owned and managed by Lincoln County Historical Association. Trail hikers may park on immediate courthouse grounds. Woodland is directly east of the courthouse, on opposite side of Route 128. The courthouse, built in 1761, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It is on Route 128, about one mile north of the 128 and Route 197 junction. For information, visit w ww.lincolncountyhistory.org/.

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Scenic Railroad offers rides Labor Day Weekend at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Cadillac Mountain Sports, High Street. Call 866-449-RAIL (7245) for reservations. Contact Gary Briggs at 356-7766 or downeastscenicrail.org for information.

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

ORLAND — Join Sarah LeVine at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, for a moderately difficult hike of roughly three miles on Oak Hill in Orland. Meet at South Gate of Great Pond Mountain Wildlands on Route 1, just south of Route 176 intersection. Bring water, snack and sturdy footwear. Rain or shine. For information, call LeVine at 667-1293 or email sarahlevine5@gmail.com.

STEUBEN — Join photographers Craig Snapp and Hos Hosley 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 10, rain date Sept. 11, for a hike up Pigeon Hill and free instructional photo outing. Afterward, Snapp will demonstrate how to stitch photos and make panoramic prints. This workshop is for all levels. Come enjoy newly opened Silver Mine Trail offering dramatic views on the eastern slope. Bring camera and equipment, sunscreen, lunch or snacks and water. Meet at Pigeon Hill Preserve parking lot, Pigeon Hill Road.

WINSLOW — State-approved hunter safety course at Winslow Fire Department. Class sessions: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6 and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9. Call Don Perrine at 660-6382.

WINTER HARBOR — Explore Schoodic Peninsula, or Winter Harbor and the villages of Gouldsboro, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, for events including farming the land and the sea, creating wines and spirits, smoked seafood, the art of antiques, pottery, fused glass, handcrafted jewelry, contemporary art, art of cooking and special peninsula delights. Visit Schoodic Educational Resource Center, International Sculpture Symposium as they wrap up a piece they have been creating for six weeks. Have a lobster stew lunch with Acadian Women’s Club, join “Paint Winter Harbor Day” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and at auction afterward at Hammond Hall 3-5 p.m. See www.schoodiccreates.com for details.

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