Aroostook Outdoor News: 6.16.16 edition

#SchoolsOut! Check this calendar for #ThingsToDo, grab the kids and #GetOutside!

In this edition: 1) #FishingDerby (ies) in #MountChase and #FortFairfield. 2) A #MountainBike festival in #FortKent and #MTB program in #PresqueIsle. 3) A #5k #RoadRace in #Caribou. Plus lots more! #AroostookThing #offugo…

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Saturday, June 18

Fort Fairfield Frontier Fish and Game Club Youth Fishing Derby, Fort Fairfield. Registration: 7:00 a.m. at Fish & Game Club, 550 Dorsey Road. $1000 in prizes available due to our generous sponsors. Two age groups. Visit www.facebook.com/fortfairfieldfrontierfishandgame FMI

 

Saturday, June 18

3rd Annual Greater Grand Isle Canoe/Kayak Race, Grand Isle. Flat water. 10 mi.; Madawaska to Grand Isle. Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Madawaska boat landing, next to Central Building Supply. Race start: 10:00 a.m. Beautiful scenic race along US/Canada border; finishes at Grand Isle boat landing. Pre-reg. available at Grand Isle General Store. Cost: $15/adult, $7/youth under 18, $25/family boat of 4+; first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt. Contact Grand Isle General Store (207-895-3311) FMI

 

Saturday, June 18

Rally in the Valley Mountain Bike Festival, Fort Kent. Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Event: 10:00 a.m.-Noon. For grades PK-8; all kids can be successful in events where everyone has a chance to shine. The purpose of the day is for kids to enjoy biking while becoming skilled in other facets of the sport. Cost: $5; includes free prize and snacks, all participants present eligible to win new mountain bike! Contact Joanne Fortin (207-834-1353) or j.fortin@nmmc.org FMI

 

Saturday, June 18

2nd Annual Lower and Upper Shin Pond Fishing Derby, Mount Chase. $750 in cash prizes! All registered adults will be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the Saturday, July 16 NASCAR Xfinity Race in Loudon, NH. Rules, registration forms can be obtained at Patten Town Office and local businesses. Contact Patten Recreation Dept. (207-528-2902) or townofpatten@fairpoint.net FMI

 

Sunday, June 19

SW Collins Co. 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run, Caribou. Aroostook Musterds Challenge Series Race #3. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at SW Collins, Washburn Street. Start times: Kids’ Fun Run start: 9:00 a.m. Walk start: 9:45 a.m. Run start: 10:00 a.m. First 75 registrants receive t-shirt. Contact Leslie Jackson (207-496-6723) or lesliej@swcollins.com FMI

 

Sunday, June 19

Maine State Parks and Lands Maine Resident’s Day, Statewide. On Father’s Day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., all vehicles bearing Maine license plates are allowed free entrance to Maine state parks and historic sites; does not apply to Baxter State Park and some other facilities. Contact Aroostook State Park (207-768-8341) FMI

 

Sunday, June 19

Patten Lumberman’s Museum Father’s Day, Patten. Learn all about Maine logging history, including the use of bateaux on waterways to transport supplies, the stories of the fearless river drivers, what life was like inside a remote logging camp, and even the role of bean hole beans. Cost: Free admission for all dads! Contact Patten Lumbermen’s Museum (207-528-2650) or visit www.lumbermensmuseum.org FMI

 

Sunday, June 19-Tuesday, June 21

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Survival Camp, Presque Isle. For boys and girls in Grades 4-6. Mountain biking, orienteering, hiking, kayaking, teambuilding, fire making, shelter building, nature exploring: just a few of the activities that we will discover in this adventure at Aroostook State Park at 8:30 am with gear to last in all types of northern Maine weather for 2 nights. Cost: $135/student; includes Survival Camp shirt, food, beverages. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

Tuesday, June 21

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Film Night: Vanishing Of The Bees, Forest City. 7:30 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. This award-winning documentary takes an investigative look at the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee due to the tragic “colony collapse disorder.” The film provides tangible solutions we can apply to our everyday lives to help sustain our local honeybee population. RSVP by June 20. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or WWLToffice@gmail.com FMI

 

*Wednesday, June 22 & Thursday, June 23

Fort Fairfield Public Library Bugs and Butterflies Summer Program, Fort Fairfield. Two identical sessions offered; 1:00-2:00 p.m. each day. Kickstart summer with a fun look at bugs and butterflies! Kids ages 6-14 learn about insects, metamorphosis, migration, more through a series of fun activities, trivia, crafts. Cost: FREE! Registration required; please specify which session you would like to attend. Contact Fort Fairfield Public Library (207-472-3880) or library@fortfairfield.org FMI

 

*Wednesday, June 22

Mapleton Daze Bike Rodeo, Mapleton. 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mapleton Elementary School. Kids receive instruction in several areas of riding a bicycle including safety, technique, on/off road riding, proper helmet wear, plus practice new skills on a special rider course. Sponsored by Bicycle Coalition of Maine and Bike, Board and Ski. Participants must bring own bicycle. Free helmets, courtesy of BCM. Contact Deana Easler (207-227-6128) FMI

 

Thursday, June 23-Saturday, June 25

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Survival Camp, Presque Isle. For boys and girls in Grades 7-9. Mountain biking, orienteering, hiking, kayaking, teambuilding, fire making, shelter building, nature exploring: just a few of the activities that we will discover in this adventure at Aroostook State Park at 8:30 am with gear to last in all types of northern Maine weather for 2 nights. Cost: $135/student; includes Survival Camp shirt, food, beverages. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

Friday, June 24

Madawaska Historical Society St. John the Baptist Day Historic Celebration, St. David-Madawaska. 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Acadian Cross Landing site. Celebrating the 412th year of the naming of the St. John River, bateaus and canoes will re-enact the landing of the Acadians to the Valley. Families in Acadian dress will greet the flotilla. Music, a simple meal, and more is planned for the afternoon. Tante Blanche Complex will be open for tours. Contact Lois Muller (207-728-6412) FMI

 

Friday, June 24

Francis Malcolm Science Center Mars Show, Easton. 8:00 p.m. Celebrity narrator Patrick Stewart explores the past, present, and future wonder of the Red Planet. Presentation will include a digital full-dome adventure to orbit our planetary neighbor. Weather permitting, bring your telescope (or use ours) to observe Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn as we tour the skies. Cost: $5/person. Reservations recommended. Contact Francis Malcolm Science Center (207-488-5451) FMI

 

Friday, June 24-Sunday, June 26

Cartonfolies Festival, Cabano, QC. A pure festival; a unique entertainment world where everything is inspired by cardboard. Three days of cartonnantes activities and shows are provided on the extraordinary site of Clair-Soleil Park Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. Participate in Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids’ Run. Visit www.cartonfolies.com FMI

 

Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26

48th Annual Témiscouata Hunting and Fishing Association Provincial Fishing Tournament, Cabano, QC. Fish for trout and speckled trout on Lake Témiscouata. Scholarships and prizes totaling nearly $25000 at stake. Cost: $25; very cheap bar service available on site. Fisherman’s Barbecue Saturday at additional cost. Visit www.tourismetemiscouata.qc.ca/vacances-quebec/membres/plein-air-et-nature/chasse-et-peche/association-chasse-et-peche-du-temiscouata.aspx FMI

 

*Saturday, June 25

Mapleton Daze Breakfast With A View, Mapleton. 7:00 a.m. at Haystack Mountain Trailhead, located approx. 4 miles west of Mapleton or approx. 10 miles east of Ashland on ME-163. Hike the mountain and enjoy breakfast at the top. Sponsored by ACAP Healthy Aroostook. Breakfast included as part of event. Contact Deana Easler (207-227-6128) FMI

 

Saturday, June 25

Aroostook Council for Healthy Families Strides 2 Strengthen 5K Fun Run/Walk, Houlton. 8:00 a.m. at Millar Civic Center, 94 Randall Street. A family-focused event with positive parenting messages posted along the route to promote strengthening healthy families and child abuse/neglect prevention. Contact Bonnie Dickison (207-532-7405) or bonniedickison@myfairpoint.net FMI

 

Saturday, June 25

St. John Valley Senior College Mountain Springs Trout Farm Tour, Fort Kent. For adults age 50 and over. Travel to Frenchville to tour the fish farm; question and answer period. This is just a tour; NO fishing. Carpools depart UMFK Sports Center parking at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration required at least two weeks prior to class date. Cost: $15/person; includes free tuition to all classes for the term. Contact MSAD #27 Continuing Education (207-834-3536) FMI

 

Saturday, June 25

Presque Isle Historical Society Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Presque Isle. 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Guided two-mile tour begins and ends at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum, 16 Third Street, and covers over 30 historic sites and individuals. Reservations suggested. Fee: FREE; $2 donation suggested. Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or visit www.pihistory.org FMI

 

*Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26

Maple Meadow Farm Festival Farmer Joe Bob’s Obstacle Course Farm Fit Challenge, Mapleton. Noon-1:00 p.m. each day at Maple Meadow Farm, 830 Mapleton Rd. Fitness fun for the whole family! Wind your way through a fun, farm-inspired obstacle course. Youth, Adult, Combined divisions; individual/relay classes. Awards presented to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place per division/class. Post-race refreshments provided by TAMC. Visit www.maplemeadowfarms.com FMI

 

*Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26

Maple Meadow Farm Festival Guided Story Walk, Mapleton. 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. each day at Maple Meadow Farm, 830 Mapleton Rd. Story walk, featuring the book “John and Tom” by William Long, promotes literacy and physical activity for children and families. Hosted by ACAP Family Services and Healthy Aroostook Let’s Go Contact Jamie Chandler (207-768-3045) FMI

 

Saturday, June 25

Maple Meadow Farm Festival Book Talk: Allagash Tales and Tails, Mapleton. 11:00 a.m. at Maple Meadow Farm, 830 Mapleton Rd. Author Tim Caverly will discuss Maine’s Wild and Scenic River and his books. Contact Maple Meadow Farms (207-764-3276) or visit www.allagashtails.com or www.maplemeadowfarms.com FMI

 

Sunday, June 26

CompetitorME Challenge, Presque Isle. Whether it’s your first 5k or you go the distance with the 10k, come challenge yourself and the County’s only 10K course and have fun doing it! Registration: 7:00 a.m. at Presque Isle Middle School, 569 Skyway Street. 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run start: 8:15 a.m. 5k/10k start: 9:00 a.m. Race fully supported; volunteers, two water stops, chip timed. All finishers receive commemorative finisher’s medal. Visit www.competitorme.com FMI

 

*Sunday, June 26

1st Annual Mapleton Daze 5k Run/Walk, Mapleton. Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Mapleton Elementary School. Race start: 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by Hedrich Vending, Inc. Contact Deana Easler (207-227-6128) FMI

 

Wednesday, June 29

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Maple Sugaring In Maine Seminar, Forest City. 6:30 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Chandler’s Sugar Shack is a local family run business producing pure maple syrup for over ten years in Topsfield, ME. The Chandlers will explain the maple sugaring process from sap to syrup. There may be samples on hand as well as syrup for purchase. RSVP by June 25. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or WWLToffice@gmail.com FMI

 

Friday, July 1

Woodstock Rec. Kids Of Steel Triathlon, Woodstock, NB. Registration & Bike Check: 8:30 a.m. at AYR Motor Centre. Race start: 10:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). Age Division (Swim/Bike/Run): 5-6 years 25m/1k/0.5k; 7-9 years 25m/2k/0.5k; 10-11 years 50m/4k/1k; 12-13 years 100m/6k/2k; 14-15 years 100m/6k/3k. Cost: $10/youth, $20/family (2 or more participants). Refreshments, lunch provided after race. Contact Woodstock Rec. (506-325-4671) FMI

 

Friday, July 1-Sunday, July 3

Pohénégamook Triathlon and Holiday, Pohénégamook, QC. At the heart of the Lower St. Lawrence, Triathlon Pohénégamook not only offers triathlon, duathlon, aqua biking, and running, but also a full weekend of activity for athletes and their families. Thus, the event is not a competition but also a holiday. This summer, plan your family Canada Day weekend at Pohénégamook! Visit www.facebook.com/triathlondepohenegamook FMI

 

*Saturday, July 2

2nd Annual Portage Lake Association Family Chub Tournament, Portage Lake. A fishing tournament to catch the most “trash fish.” No trout, salmon, frozen fish allowed. Derby start: 8:00 a.m. Weigh-in: 1:00 p.m. at Maine Forest Service Wharf. Cost: $5; all reg. fees paid out in prizes; 1st: 50% of entry fees, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20%. Contact Jim Kelley (207-435-2441) FMI

 

Saturday, July 2

Miracle Mile: Makenna and Maggie’s Race for Research, Houlton. 1-mile downhill race for runners and walkers to raise money for research and awareness for Pediatric Cancer and Diamond Blackfan Anemia. Registration: online only. Check-in: 4:00 p.m. at Military Street Baptist Church. Race start: 6:00 p.m. on Drake’s Hill, Military St.; finish in Market Square. Contact Chris Rines (207-227-2814) or visit www.facebook.com/MiracleMileRace4Research FMI

 

Saturday, July 2

Glow Northeast Run/Walk, Presque Isle. Registration: online only. Race start: 8:00 p.m. at 525 Central Drive. Join us for a fun-filled 5k race, 2-mile walk, 1 mile Kids’ Fun Run, complete with glow sticks! Cost: $2/Kids’ Fun Run, $15/Walk, $20/5k Run. Contact Ashley Caron (207-227-4651) FMI

 

Sunday, July 3

8th Annual Grand Falls Charity Run Valley SPCA La Vallee, Grand Falls, NB. Distances: 5k/10k; 1k Kids’ Run. Registration: online ONLY. Race kit pick up: 7:30 a.m. Start times: 1k: 8:30 a.m.; 5k/10k: 9:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic) at E.P. Senechal Center. Cost: $15/Kid’s Run; $25/5k & 10k; add $5 after June 28. Contact Julie Dubé (506-479-1882) or ju-bee@hotmail.com FMI

 

Monday, July 4

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust East Grand Lake Canoe Tour, Forest City. 2:30-5:00 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Join guides to explore the southernmost end of East Grand Lake, Greenland Island with its’ interesting history, Foster’s Island, and the old dam area before returning to shore for refreshments at Village Camps. Weather permitting. Donations welcome. Space is limited; early RSVP suggested. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or WWLToffice@gmail.com FMI

 

Thursday, July 7

Francis Malcolm Science Center Back To The Moon For Good Show, Easton. Show times: 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Experience our planetarium’s new, full-dome, digital projection system in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Reservations recommended. Contact FMSC (207-488-5451) FMI

 

Friday, July 8

Musterd Mile, Caribou. 1-mile run on Sweden Street for all ages. Registration: 6:00 p.m. at Caribou High School Race start: 7:00 p.m. Contact Bruce Freme (207-496-8731) FMI

 

Saturday, July 9

Mont Farlagne Outdoor Centre Mud Run for Heart, Edmundston, NB. A rugged 5k Mud Run and 2k Family Mud Run in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick. Obstacles include: culverts, heights, mud slides; this course is meant to be the most fun you’ve had. This event is about overcoming challenges, team building, and sharing an incredible experience… all while helping a great cause. Visit www.montfarlagne.com/en/mud-run-heart FMI

 

Saturday, July 9

16th Annual Bon Coeur Run, St. Quentin, NB. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at Mgr. Martin Elementary School, 15 Deschênes St. 2k, 5k, 10k race start: 10:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). Part of the weekend-long St. Quentin Western Festival and Rodeo. Contact Mireille Caron (506-235-3389) or visit www.festivalwesternnb.com/fr/formulaires/course-a-pieds FMI

 

*Tuesday, July 12

Potato Blossom Festival Canoe & Kayak Fun Day, Fort Fairfield. 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Frontier Fish and Game Club, Monson Pond, 550 Dorsey Rd. Some canoes and kayaks available with life vests, or bring your own. Paddlers must wear a life vest; children must be accompanied by adult. Cost: FREE! Hotdog B.B.Q. to follow. Contact Garrett Martin (207-356-7781) FMI

 

Tuesday, July 12

Francis Malcolm Science Center Back To The Moon For Good Show, Easton. Show times: 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Experience our planetarium’s new, full-dome, digital projection system in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Reservations recommended. Contact FMSC (207-488-5451) FMI

 

*Wednesday, July 13

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust All About The Elusive Loon Program, Forest City. 7:30 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Maine DIF&W Biologist will give a talk on behavioral characteristics of Maine’s loon species and the importance of maintaining their habitat. Biologist’s focus is on understanding statewide populations of colonial wading birds, black terns, loons, and other rare water birds. Pre-registration requested. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or WWLToffice@gmail.com FMI

 

*Friday, July 15

Potato Blossom Festival Bike Rodeo, Fort Fairfield. 9:00 a.m. at CP Station Park. For kids ages 12 and under. Bring your bike and join in the fun! Visit www.fortfairfield.org FMI

 

*Saturday, July 16

2016 Maine Audubon Loon Count Project, Statewide. Be a citizen scientist; go to your favorite lake or pond to count loons and help protect them and their lake habitat. The count occurs between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.; the early morning provides an excellent snapshot of our loon population. Registration required. Contact Susan Gallo (207-781-2330 x216) or sgallo@maineaudubon.org FMI

 

*Saturday, July 16

Potato Blossom Festival 5-Miler, Fort Fairfield. Registration: 7:30 a.m. across from Hillside IGA, Main St. Walk start: 8:30 a.m. Run start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $15/person; t-shirt to first 70 registrants. Contact Paul Lamoreau (207-764-6517) FMI

 

*Sunday, July 17

Potato Blossom Festival Spud Cycle Classic, Fort Fairfield. 25-mile and 12-mile (for ages 13-15) events. Registration: 8:00 a.m. at FF Community Center. Race start: 10:00 a.m. at FF Public Library. Cost: $15/rider; includes t-shirt to first 50 registrants. Contact Tom Towle (207-472-3882) or ttowle@fortfairfield.org FMI

 

*Sunday, July 17

Potato Blossom Festival Floatilla of Fun, Fort Fairfield. Bring your kayaks and canoes; join us on the Aroostook River for an afternoon of floating, fun, serenity, many opportunities to enjoy wildlife. 2:00 p.m. at Forbes Landing, 6 mi. north of Fort Fairfield on Rt. 161. Cost: FREE! Contact Tom Towle (207-472-3882) or ttowle@fortfairfield.org FMI

 

Ongoing Programs:

 

C.R.X. Outdoor Adventure Program Open Registration, Caribou. Weekdays. Exciting outdoor activities for youth entering grades 5-11. June 17-19: Allagash. June 20-24: Kayaking I. June 29-July 2: Backpack Baxter. July 11-14: Kayaking II. July 18-21: Mountain Biking. July 26-28; Baxter State Park I. August 2-4: Baxter II. Cost/age: varies by program. Open to all area youth. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

Fort Kent Outdoor Center Road Bike Ride, Fort Kent. Sundays; 9:00 a.m. behind Irving on Main St. June-September. Rides last 2+ hours and range 20-40 miles. All riders welcome. Come join the fun and experience some great rides. Contact Norm Martin njmartin@fairpoint.net FMI

 

County Strides Running Group, Presque Isle. Sundays; 10:00 a.m. at various locations. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends! Visit County Strides at www.facebook.com/groups/447181508818122 FMI

 

Rivière-Bleue Appalachian Hiking Club Guided Bootlegger Trail Hike, Rivière-Bleue, QC. Fourth Sunday of each month; 1:30 p.m. at the end of Brissette Way. Hike to Long Lake. Visitors are invited to get acquainted with The Bootlegger trails, which will connect you with exceptional nature, islands, animals, and a magical setting. Cost: Free! Contact Marie-Jo Cormier (418-893-2859) or marie-jo.cormier@riviere-bleue.ca FMI

 

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Geocaching/Hiking, Presque Isle. Mondays; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Riverside Park. For boys and girls in Grades 6-9. Let our instructors open your eyes to our beautiful trails; explore Mantle Lake Park, Haystack, Quoggy Jo, and many more trails in this new and exciting option to our adventure programs! Cost: $25/student. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

Little Musterds Running Camp, Houlton. Mondays & Wednesdays; 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Houlton Rec. June 13-29. For youth in grades 4-8, this 3-week camp will give your child support and encouragement to run their first race; culminates with participation in Miracle Mile Run, July 2. Cost: $25/Houlton resident, $38/non-resident. Contact Houlton Recreation Department (207-532-1310) FMI

 

*Nordic Heritage Sport Club Youth Mountain Bike Program, Presque Isle. Mondays; 5:30 p.m. at Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Fairfield Road. June 20-August 8. All area youth 9-14 years old are strongly encouraged to come out and enjoy the fantastic single track mountain bikes trails the NHC has to offer. Cost: FREE! Liability form completed by parent or guardian required. Contact Joey Bard joey.bard@maine.edu FMI

 

*Nordic Heritage Sport Club Group Mountain Bike Ride, Presque Isle. Mondays; 6:00 p.m. at Nordic Heritage Center Lodge, 450 Fort Fairfield Road. Distance: 8-12 miles. All abilities welcome. Happy to show visitors our amazing trail system. Contact Tom Chasse (207-694-5222) or tom@bikeboardandski.com FMI

MOJO Monday Meander, Presque Isle. Mondays; 6:00 p.m. at MOJO Outdoor Sports, 30 North St. Easy road bike group ride. Average speed: 14-18 mph for 22 miles. Contact Mark Fullen (207-760-9500) or info@mojooutdoorsports.com FMI

 

River Valley Runners Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Mondays; 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at LP Fisher Library. Group fun run on “The Loop.” Pace: easy; approximately 4.9k. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/rvrunnersnb FMI

 

Sportsmen’s, Inc. Meeting, Stockholm. First Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Axle Siding Clubhouse (intersection of Lake Street/Rt. 161). Outdoors men and women promoting the traditions of the outdoors. If you’re interested in joining, you’re welcome to attend as a guest. Kids are welcome too! Visit www.facebook.com/Sportsmens-Inc-568794129811741 FMI

 

Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Meeting, Limestone. Second Monday of each month; 6:00 p.m. at ANWR headquarters and Visitor’s Center, 97 Refuge Rd. Founded in 1998, Friends are involved in a number of volunteer projects on the ANWR in an effort to balance the enhancing of habitat with the public access privilege to enjoy wildlife in an unmolested environment. Contact Friends of ANWR (207-328-4634) or friendsofanwr@gmail.com FMI

 

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Mountain Biking, Presque Isle. Tuesdays & Thursdays; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Riverside Park Building. July 5-August 11. Rain or shine. For boys and girls in Grades 6-9. Open to bikers of all abilities; learn to climb steep hills, bunny hop over a log, stop in a hurry and have a blast with your friends. We will explore Presque Isle trails at Nordic Heritage Center, Aroostook State Park. Cost: $25/student. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

LP Fisher Library Walking Club, Woodstock, NB. Tuesdays; 12:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time). A nice 30 minute (2.8k) jaunt, followed by 20 minutes of stretching led by our resident yoga teacher. All abilities, ages welcome (parents, bring your kids in strollers!). Stretches can be done on the floor with our mats or on chairs. Cost: Free! No sign up necessary. Rain or shine (unless it’s really, really bad!). Get out this spring and get moving! Contact LP Fisher Library (506-325-4777) or lpfisher.library@gnb.ca FMI

 

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Kayaking, Presque Isle. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays; 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Riverside Park Building. July 5-August 11. For boys and girls in Grades 6-9. From pond to stream to river, join us as we learn to paddle a touring kayak; explore the many bodies of water all around us, learn water safety procedures, swift water rescue. Cost: $25/student. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

Tuesday Track Workouts, Caribou. Tuesdays; 5:15 p.m. at CHS. Join runners of all abilities to do predetermined intervals, your own workout, or just run with others and forget the workout. Average distance: 5-9 miles; can be adapted per individual. Contact PJ Gorneault pgorneault@rsu39.org FMI

 

Jessome’s Friendly Group Road Bike Ride, Edmundston, NB. Tuesdays; 6:30 p.m. (Atlantic) at Jessome’s parking lot. Different routes/distances from 35k to 50k for intermediate to advanced riders. Average speed: 25-30 kmh. Contact Marc-André Martin (506 735-6292) FMI

 

Nordic Heritage Sport Club Meeting, Presque Isle. First Tuesday of each month; 6:00 p.m. at Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Fairfield Rd. The club promotes healthy outdoor recreation, economic vitality in Central Aroostook County by providing first-class facilities and programs to area residents, athletes, visitors. Visit www.nordicheritagecenter.org FMI

 

Madawaska Valley Adventure Club Meeting, Madawaska. Second Tuesday of each month; 6:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Lodge, 425 Spring St. Contact Real Deschaine (207-728-4992) FMI

 

Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Meeting, Presque Isle. Last Tuesday of each month; 5:30 p.m. at PIFG clubhouse, Parsons Road. Established in 1947 to help protect, conserve, maintain and restore our natural resources as well as to protect and promote our outdoor heritage. Meetings include a delicious supper, cash bar, short business meeting. Visit www.pifg.org FMI

 

Presque Isle Rec. Adult Kayaking, Presque Isle. Wednesdays; 6:00 -8:00 pm. at Riverside Park Building. July 6-August 10. First class meets at Riverside Park; all other classes will be determined. From pond to stream to river, join us as we learn to paddle a touring kayak; explore the many bodies of water all around us, learn water safety procedures, swift water rescue. Cost: $25/person. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

Nordic Heritage Sport Club Women’s Trail Night, Presque Isle. Wednesdays; 6:00 p.m. at Nordic Heritage Center Lodge parking lot. May-June. Beginner and advanced groups depart from the parking lot at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Cost: FREE! Visit www.facebook.com/groups/823219364374296 FMI

*Nordic Heritage Sport Club Group Mountain Bike Ride, Presque Isle. Wednesdays; 6:00 p.m. at Nordic Heritage Center Fort Road trailhead, 450 Fort Fairfield Road. 8-12 miles. All abilities welcome. Happy to show visitors our amazing trail system. Contact Tom Chasse (207-694-5222) or tom@bikeboardandski.com FMI

MOJO Good Times Ride, Presque Isle. Wednesdays; 6:00 p.m. at MOJO Outdoor Sports, 30 North St. Moderate road bike group ride. Average speed: 15-18 mph for 20-30 miles. Contact Mark Fullen (207-760-9500) or info@mojooutdoorsports.com FMI

 

Four Seasons Trail Association Meeting, Madawaska. First Wednesday of each month; 6:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Lodge, 425 Spring St. Non-profit organization dedicated to promotion of healthier lifestyles for this community; participation open to anyone interested. Visit www.fourseasonstrail.org FMI

 

Fort Fairfield Frontier Fish and Game Club, Fort Fairfield. Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (fourth Wednesdays during summer); 6:00 p.m. at FFFFG clubhouse on Monson Pond, 550 Dorsey Rd. Founded in 1958 to help conserve, protect, maintain, and restore our natural resources and to promote our outdoor heritage. Visit www.heyevent.com/venue/bmyulgbaawlhca FMI

 

River Valley Runners Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Thursdays; 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at LP Fisher Library. Group fun run on “The Loop.” Pace: easy; approximately 4.9k. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/rvrunnersnb FMI

 

Presque Isle Rec. Youth Archery, Presque Isle. Fridays; hour-long classes beginning at 8:30 a.m. at William V. Haskell Community Center. July 8-August 12. For boys and girls in Grades 4 & up. Come enjoy the great sport of archery in a safe and fun environment. Classes focus on range safety and basic shooting techniques with a recurve bow. Cost: $25/student; all equipment provided. Contact PI Rec. (207-764-2545) FMI

 

Bike Board and Ski Road Bike Ride, Presque Isle. Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. at BB&S rear entrance behind Northeastland Hotel. 20-30 miles; 1.5-2 hours. Pace: moderate to fast; 16-18 mph. All abilities ride; no mountain bikes. Focus on improving group riding skills, safety and etiquette. Spirited at times, but we regroup several times along the way. Contact Andrew Bouchard (207-551-7027) or andrew@bikeboardandski.com FMI

 

River Valley Runners Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic) at LP Fisher Library. Group fun run on “The Loop.” Pace: easy; approximately 4.9k. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/rvrunnersnb FMI

 

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