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Winter outdoor programs on Deer Isle by Island Heritage Trust

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, at 4:19 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 28, 2013, at 5:03 p.m.

Saturday, February 2nd & 9th – Beginner Tracking Workshop:

Join Kristie Marks, naturalist & environmental educator, to learn the basics on tracking. Meet inside at Island Heritage Trust, then car pool to location on the island to look for tracks. Bring outdoor gear for the weather, a guide book (can share if needed), journal, ruler and your natural curiously. Easy to moderate hiking. For further questions e-mail kristiemarks@gmail.com. Meet at IHT’s Heritage House, at

420 Sunset Road,Deer Isle, at 9:30 AM

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Saturday, February 9 8:30-10 AM Bird Walk

Join Mike Little at Scott’s Landing for a look at winter birds and sea ducks. Meet at

Scott’s Landing. Beginners welcome.

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Saturday, Feb 16, 9:30 – 4:00 Winter Kayaking in Stonington

Join Maine Licensed Guides, Nate Hanson & Michael Daugherty, for a guided sea kayak excursion from Webb Cove, Stonington. Never paddled in February before? They can help make it safe and comfortable with proper gear, and guidance. Some experience required; if you haven’t done any rescue practice in the last year, we recommend a pool session at the Ellsworth Y. There, Nate & Michael can help you learn and polish your skills in warm water. Still not sure? Check-out seakayakstonington.blogspot.com for examples of our winter trips.

Trip will depart from Old Quarry Ocean Adventures in Stonington. All equipment, including boats and drysuits, is available to rent through Old Quarry, but you’re welcome to use your own. Enrollment is limited by available drysuits, so sign-up early. This trip will only run if conditions permit, foul weather date is Sunday, Feb 17th. For questions call Michael at 367-5997. Call Old Quarry to register (and reserve equipment if necessary) at 367-8977. Registration is $20 (a portion of this fee will go to support IHT).

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