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KELT Nordic Ski Outing in Woolwich- Jan. 25

Posted Jan. 10, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 10, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, Chopps Point Road, Woolwich, ME

For more information: Becky Kolak; 207-442-8400; kennebecestuary.org/conserved-lands/merrymeeting-fields-woolwich

Join experienced Nordic skiers at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve for skiing tips and fun!

WOOLWICH- Cross-country skiing is great ways to explore the outdoors in winter. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites the public on Saturday, January 25 to join local knowledgeable Nordic skiers at Merrymeeting Preserve in Woolwich. Skiing starts at 1:00 pm and includes instruction, hot cocoa, and adventure!

Chuck Mainville, who runs a Nordic ski program for area families, will be on hand to lead cross country skiers throughout the 125 acre preserve. Gentle slopes and a variety of trail lengths make the preserve a perfect spot to learn and to improve cross country ski skills.

Families, children, and novice to experienced skiers are welcome. To register for the event, please contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org by Wednesday, January 22.

There is a limited supply of Nordic equipment to loan for children and adults- not all fits are available. Please include at registration if ski equipment is needed.

Special thanks to the event cosponsors: Phippsburg Sportsmen’s Association and MYSO-Maine Youth Sports Opportunities.

The ski and hiking trails at Merrymeeting Fields Preserve are open for public use from dawn until dusk. Please refrain from walking on the ski tracks. Visit www.kennebecestuary.org for a map of the property. To reach the preserve take 127 at the Cumberland Farms on U.S. 1 in Woolwich, follow it to 128 and then take 128 4.9 miles to Chops Point Road on the left. The preserve is on the right about a mile down Chops Point Road.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains nine preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 2,370 acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI contact www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

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