New outdoor program offers hikes

Posted Sept. 04, 2011, at 9:37 p.m.

BELFAST — The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition announced a new outdoor program — Wonderful Wednesdays with the Wednesday Walkers. One hike will be offered twice each month, on the second and fourth Wednesdays, to anyone who would like to hike 2 to 4 miles with a congenial group. A different leader-contact person will be in charge of each outing. The program was developed by Barbara Klie and Janet Williams, members of the coalition. The outings are free and open to the public. Bring water, sunscreen and a snack.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Cloe Chunn, president of the coalition, will lead a hike Wednesday, Sept. 14, through the Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Head of Tide Preserve in Belfast. Call her at 338-1147 for more information.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Buck O’Herin, executive director of the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance, will lead a group through the alliance’s property in Montville on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Call him at 589-4311 for more information.

Because leaders have different ideas about starting times, call ahead for time, meeting place and appropriate clothing and footwear for each hike.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition plans regular outings to familiarize the public with the beauty and unusual features of the Belfast Bay’s watershed, as well as neighboring conservation properties. The watershed covers 69,657 acres and comprises four smaller watersheds: Little River, Passagassawakeag River, Wescott Stream and Goose River. It includes all or parts of Brooks, Frankfort, Knox, Morrill, Northport, Searsport, Swanville and Waldo as well as the city of Belfast.

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