Press Release

Nature center to hold Open House

JEFFERSON, Maine — Hidden Valley Nature Center will hold and Open House 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Admission is free and hot cider will be served.

The bog boardwalk will be showcased. New interpretive signs, funded by Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, will be on display and Dr. Bob Zottoli will be on hand to talk about the bog.

During the event, a timber framing class will prepare for the final assembly of the building they have been constructing. By the end of the day, the center’s fifth timber frame building will be in place.

Gary Hayward will lead a walk in the working forest at the center. He will introduce participants to the most prevalent, commercially valuable trees in Maine, and the principles of low impact logging.

Maine Master Naturalist graduate Chuck Dinsmore will help visitors learn to identify broadleaf trees using a handy key.

Judy Nielsen will lead her group of students as they perform on the African drums which they have been learning to play at a class at the center.

For information,  go to, call 207-586-6752 or email


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