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Downeast Day On The Ice!

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Downeast Coastal Conservancy and Downeast Lakes Land Trust are coming together for a “Downeast Day on the Ice”. Join us at Vining Lake Community Preserve, located in Cooper on Jan. 29 for activities for all ages!

• Land trust staff and volunteers will be on the ice all morning with ice fishing equipment and lessons

• Join Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for a naturalist demonstration and/or DCC and DLLT staff for a winter ecology hike at the preserve

• Give snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice-skating a try! We’ll have the equipment on site for you to borrow, FREE! With Spencer from WCCC’s Outdoor Adventure Center there to assist with any tips, tricks, and lessons needed!
• Take a short ride by horse-drawn sled with Ron Kilby and his draft horses!

• Participate in a snow sculpture contest or make some ice bubbles!
• Visit the Maine Mammal Furs touch table and learn about fascinating facts!

• Pick up a children’s themed craft, animal tracking resources, and learn about the Washington County 4H Program.

• And then warm up by the fire pit, roast s’mores, and taste a sampling of smoked fish!

Everything is FREE! The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. Date is subject to change depending on winter conditions. Follow DCC and DLLT on social media or check back to our websites for updates!


January 29
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Downeast Lakes Land Trust
(207) 796-2100
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Vining Lake Community Preserve
Vining Lake Road
Cooper, Maine
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