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Winter Fest Offers Family Fun

Event organizer: Steven Hufnagel, Executive Director - Damariscotta River Association
Event Date & Time: February 18, 2018 12:00 pm until February 18, 2018 3:00 pm
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Damariscotta River Association (DRA) is partnering with Great Salt Bay School’s PTO to host Winter Fest, a free, family-friendly event at DRA’s Round Top Farm on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 12-3 p.m.

Outdoor adventurers of all ages are invited to celebrate the best of winter with sledding, ice skating, a sled dog demonstration, a children’s craft, hotdogs on the grill for $1 and free hot chocolate.

The warming hut will be open, and ice skates of all sizes will be available to borrow. This year, thanks to a grant from the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend School Partnerships Fund, there will also be adult and kid-sized snowshoes to try out.

A rain or no-snow date has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25 at the same time.

This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW), a series of events in February and September led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal of GMOW is to connect friends and neighbors with the natural world and to promote fun, physical activity, & good health.

Other GMOW events include a hike at Crooked Farm led jointly by DRA and Pemaquid Watershed Association on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m., and a DRA workshop on hiking and camping with kids on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Also taking place on Sunday is the annual ice cutting and harvest at Thompson Ice House in South Bristol from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more information, visit

For more information about any of these events, call (207) 563-1393, email, or visit online at

A non-profit, membership supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization, Damariscotta River Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta region, centered on the Damariscotta River.

DRA has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation and cultural preservation.

Visitors are welcome at the Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta as well as the many other DRA properties throughout the region.