Aroostook Outdoor News: 8.4.16 edition

In this edition: 1) A #birding #hike in #Limestone. 2) #5k #run #walk #roadraces in #Houlton and #IslandFalls. 3) A #canoe trip, #walkingtour, and #outdoor activities for the kids in #ForestCity. Plus lots more! #offugo…

Sunset Shadow

#AroostookThing of the week: Island Falls Summer Fest Pie Run 5k in Island Falls.


“I like pie.”

If you are a fan of the adult animated sitcom South Park, you probably remember this phrase being uttered numerous times by Eric Cartman, arguably the show’s most popular character.

If you were not a fan of South Park, you most likely will still be able to relate to the phrase.

I mean, who doesn’t like pie?

My substantial skills in the area of deductive reasoning tell me that if you are reading this, you most likely are also interested in being outdoors or running 5k races.

So, if you like pie, and you like running and outdoorsy stuff, then you MUST attend this Saturday’s Island Falls Summer Fest Pie Run 5k in Island Falls.

The event is staged out of the Island Falls Municipal Building, including a Kids’ Run that starts at 8:45 a.m., while the Walk/Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

The pièce de résistance is that winners receive their choice of homemade pies and other delectable desserts. And, from what I am told, no one goes home empty-handed from this event, as there are more than enough pieces of pie to go around.

The cost to enter is a modest $15 on race day, and the first 100 registrants receive a t-shirt.

Side note: Check out the River Café for lunch while you are in town. If you still have room left in your belly after The Pie Run, you won’t be disappointed.


*Saturday, August 6

Aroostook Birders Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Walk, Limestone. 7:00 a.m. at ANWR Headquarters, 97 Refuge Rd. Birding on the new Beaver Pond Trail; Chapman Pit Trails if time allows. With breeding season winding down, expect to see lots of young birds, busy adults. The earliest migrants are already moving so some surprises are likely. We will walk a mile or so, so wear comfortable footwear. Rain or shine! Visit FMI


Saturday, Aug 6

Friends of Baxter State Park Day Hike of New Abol Trail, Millinocket. After two years of hard work by Maine Conservation Corps and BSP staff, the Abol Trail has reopened. Come check out the new version of this historic route to the summit of Katahdin! Limited lean-to space available Friday evening for those who would like to stay the night before. Pre-registration required. Contact Sarah Holland FMI


Saturday, August 6

SFC Aaron Henderson Memorial 5k Run/Walk, Houlton. This is a cross country style race. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Houlton Community Park. Presentation 8:30 a.m. Run/Walk start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $20/person; t-shirt to first 100 registrants. All proceeds to Green Beret Foundation. Contact MACS Trading Post (207-521-4904) or visit FMI


Saturday, August 6

Island Falls Summer Fest Pie Run 5k, Island Falls. Kids’ Run start: 8:45 a.m. at Island Falls Municipal Building. Walk/Run start: 9:00 a.m. Winners receive their choice of homemade pies and other delectable desserts. Cost: $12/pre-reg., $15/day of race; first 100 receive t-shirt. Contact John Walker (207-504-1456) or FMI


Saturday, August 6

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Mud Lake Falls Canoe Trip, Forest City. 9:00 a.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Pack your lunch and join Maine Guide Homer Clough for a flat water paddle from Spednic landing to the base of the stunning falls. Participants will learn the importance of the Booming Out Ground and experience the late-successional forest and ecological reserve. Box lunch available upon request. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Saturday, August 6

Perth-Andover Rec Tuff Muck Challenge, Perth-Andover, NB. Become “One Tuff Mucker” by completing the 6k course; leave covered in mud as you complete 16 different obstacles along the way. Tackle the course on your own or create a team for competition or just for the fun of it!  Live music throughout the day. Online pre-registration required. Cost: $80/person. Contact Perth-Andover Rec (506-273-4959) or visit FMI


Sunday, August 7

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Old Tannery Walking Tour, Forest City. 9:30 a.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Meet on the porch to learn about the Old Forest City Tannery and its importance in the community. Walking Tour of the Old Tannery Site 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Sturdy shoes recommended. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Sunday, August 7

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Annual Meeting/Children’s Activities, Forest City. 12:30 p.m. at WWLT Center, 2 Grove Road. Join members and guests for the Annual Meeting, with a program on 1930’s logging, significance of the Booming Out Ground, preservation of this historic area. Activities planned for children ages 3-13. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Sunday, August 7-Friday, August 12

Camp Living Waters Junior Survivor Camp, Weston. Excellent trip on Baskahegan watershed for first-timers (ages 10-12) to learn aspects of river travel, skill-building, friendly tribal competitions; a week of non-stop wilderness fun! Every evening the Bible comes alive with devotions presented by a special guest speaker. Cost: $345. Visit FMI


Wednesday, August 10

Baxter State Park Evening Program: Packing Essentials for Baxter State Park, Millinocket. 6:00 p.m. at Katahdin Stream. Why do the ten packing essentials deserve a spot in your day pack? Join Ranger Edward Pontbriand as he discusses the packing essentials and learn why each item will ensure a safe and enjoyable hike in Baxter State Park. Contact Baxter State Park (207-723-5140) FMI


Friday, August 12-Saturday, August 13

Madawaska Acadian Festival Team East Action Sports BMX Bicycle Stunt Show, Madawaska. Our professional team is like no other; we use BMX as a tool to entertain students and to keep them focused on our important anti-bullying message. Friday shows: 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. on Main Street. Saturday shows: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. at Multi-Purpose Building on 7th Avenue. Visit FMI


Saturday, August 13

Patten Pioneer Days Color Run, Patten. Race start: 8:00 a.m. Wear a white t-shirt and be colorful! Participants may choose to walk in the parade at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $15/person, $50/family of 4. Water bottles provided. Contact Cheryl Anderson (207-267-5720) or (207-528-2975) FMI


Saturday, August 13

Mars Hill Mountain Challenge, Mars Hill. 9:00 a.m. at Bigrock Mountain Ski Area. 5k course with plenty of elevation gain; natural and man-made obstacles. Register as an individual, then create a 4-person team if interested. Open to ages 15+; recommended for ages 18+. Pre-registration required; online only. Cost: $65/person; includes t-shirt, lift ticket for upcoming season. Visit FMI


Saturday, August 13

CANCER Colors of Courage 5k Run/Walk, Presque Isle. Celebrate, support cancer survivors! This is a non-timed event. All ability levels welcome; course is stroller, wheelchair friendly. Registration: online only. Walk start: 4:30 p.m. at TAMC, 140 Academy Street. 5k start: 5:00 p.m. Cost: $20/person before 8/13, $25/person after 8/12. FMI


Saturday, August 13

GLOW Northeast Run/Walk, Presque Isle. Registration: online only. Race start: 8:00 p.m. at Mechanical Services, 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 Estey (207-227-4651) or visit FMI


*Saturday, August 13

L.P. Fisher Public Library Bike Clinic, Woodstock, NB. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) at L.P. Fisher Public Library, 679 Main St. Bring your bike to the Library during these hours to learn bike safety, get a tune up, learn about local bike routes,  get advice from our experts. Cost: Free. Contact L.P. Fisher Public Library (207-325-4777) or FMI


Saturday, August 13

Portage Lake Historical Society Canoe Carry, Portage Lake. 6:30 p.m. Join in on this historical re-enactment of the traditional portage from Little Machias Lake to Portage Lake. Distance: 2.1 miles; put in at southwest corner of Portage Lake; land at Picnic Pavilion in Portage. Contact Jim Dumond (207-227-1864) FMI


Sunday, August 14

Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Walk for Wishes, Presque Isle. 4:00-8:00 p.m. at University of Maine Presque Isle. A fun afternoon filled with BBQ, bounce house, face painting, and a walk around campus to help support Make-A-Wish. Donations greatly appreciated. Contact Destin Rooney or Dawn Larrabee or visit FMI


*Monday, August 15-Friday, August 19

Woodstock Rec. Into The Wild Day Camp, Woodstock, NB. An opportunity for adventurous youth ages 11-14 to learn wilderness survival skills: knot tying, orienteering, identifying trees and plants, shelter and campfire building, and to participate in challenges to win the title of Ultimate Wilderness Survivor! Activities also to include: trip to Treego, hiking Maliseet Trail, canoeing the Meduxnekeag River. Cost: $155/camper. Contact Jillian McNally (506-325-4671) or FMI


*Wednesday, August 17

15th Annual Robert A. Frost Memorial Library Walk-A-Thon/Linda M. Page Remembrance Walk, Limestone. 9:00 a.m. at Robert A. Frost Memorial Library, 42 Main Street. Walk in memory of Linda M. Page, who started as a volunteer at the Library and later became Assistant Librarian and then Librarian. We hope you will join us as we honor her memory and raise money for the library endowment fund. Contact Robert A. Frost Memorial Library (207-325-4706) FMI


Wednesday, August 17

Baxter State Park Evening Program: Visiting Artist Program, Millinocket. 7:00 Daicey Pond. Join Tyson Pease, this year’s Baxter State Park Visiting Artist, as he discusses techniques in nature journaling. Tyson will present the basics and value of nature journaling and facilitate conversation. Participants will be encouraged to share both their artwork and experiences of visiting Baxter State Park. Contact Baxter State Park (207-723-5140) FMI


*Thursday, Aug 18

River Valley Runners/L.P. Fisher Public Library Learn to Run Seminar and 5k Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. 6:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time) at L.P. Fisher Public Library, 679 Main St. Team Diabetes’ Jerri McCallum shares experiences taking first steps away from the couch and onto the road; signing up for first event at age 35. Come ready in workout gear, water bottle, for an easy-pace 5k Cost: Free. Contact L.P. Fisher Public Library (207-325-4777) or FMI


*Friday, August 19

Caribou Community and Alumni XC Race, Caribou. Distance: 2.75 miles. Race as an individual or as a team. Runners start according to age; each category starting one minute apart so everyone has a chance to win. Cost: FREE. Registration: 6:30 p.m. at CHS Ski Building. Race start: 7:45 p.m. Contact Roy Alden (207-498-3563) or FMI


Friday, August 19

Van Buren Class of 2018 Family Fun Glow Run 5k Run/Walk, Van Buren. Run through UV colored powder stations plus plenty of glow sticks to add to the colors. Registration: 7:30 p.m. at Van Buren High School, 169 Main Street. Run start: 8:00 p.m. Cost: $25/person, FREE/kids 10 and under; first 50 paid registrants receive FREE shirt! Proceeds benefit Van Buren Class of 2018 and Hemophilia Alliance of Maine. Visit FMI


Saturday, August 20

Allagash Wilderness Waterway 50th Anniversary Celebration, Allagash. A day of family fun activities, including:  Allagash Historical, Louie’s Antique Chainsaw Museums open all day; Waterway Film Show at Faye O’Leary Hafford Library; Paddle & Pole Canoe Clinic and Rides; Bateaux Rides; Bean Supper; Smokey the Bear; Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show; Live Entertainment; exhibits and demonstrations at historic Michaud Farm. Visit FMI


*Saturday, August 20-Sunday, August 21

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Allagash Trip, Caribou. One-night/two-day paddling trip; learn the basic skills associated with canoe tripping. Trip starts at Michaud Farms, concludes in Allagash, camping at the muskie infested waters of the Allagash Falls Campsite at Allagash Falls; bring your steel leader and favorite muskie lures. Fee: $75; includes gear, transportation, meals. Preregistration required. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or FMI


Saturday, August 20

SAD 1 Adult & Community Education Whitewater Rafting Bus Trip, Presque Isle. We have teamed up with Northeast Whitewater for a rafting trip down the Kennebec River. Depart PIHS: 5:00 a.m. Return: 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this amazing adventure; let us do the planning and the driving! Space limited to 40 participants. Cost: $94, includes transportation, equipment, meals. Contact SAD 1 Adult & Community Education (207-764-4776) FMI


Saturday, August 20

Aroostook County Walk Like MADD 2016, Houlton. This is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at Houlton Parks and Recreation, 128 Main Street. Walk start: 9:00 a.m. Distance: 5k (3.1 miles). Visit FMI


Saturday, August 20

CompetitorME Remember the Responder 5k Run/Walk, Presque Isle. They risk their lives to serve and protect; honor and remember the sacrifice of our emergency responders: Police, Warden Service, Sheriff, Border Patrol, EMS. Registration: 7:00 a.m. at CPT, 5 North St. Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run: 8:15 a.m. Race start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $5/Kids’ Fun Run, $25/person before 8/13, $30/person after 8/12. All proceeds to PI Police, PI Fire. Visit FMI


Saturday, August 20

Baxter Outdoors/Katahdin Woods & Waters Wild Maine Weekend 5k & 10k Trail Run, Shin Pond. Course weaves through pristine KWW Recreation Area, hugging Penobscot East Branch; mostly dirt logging roads. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at 100 yds. past Matagamon Wilderness Store & Camps. Race start: 10:00 a.m. Cost: $30/5k Solo, $35/10k Solo, $55/10k Team. Evening fun, food, entertainment at Shin Pond Village following race. Visit FMI


Saturday, August 20

7th Annual Crossing of Lake Pohénégamook Swim Race, Pohénégamook, QC. Distances: 100 meter Duck Challenge, PFD permitted; 1k, 2k, 3k. Duck Challenge start: 1:00 p.m. at Pohénégamook Municipal Beach, 50 Tête-du-Lac Street. 1k, 2k, 3k race start: 1:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). Cost: FREE! Contact Lisa-Marie Pouliot (418-863-7722 x4105) or or visit FMI


Sunday, August 21

26th Annual Tour de la Vallée, Fort Kent. Bring family and friends to ride, walk, or run on a challenging grand tour of the St. John Valley. Bike 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles, mountain bike 35 miles, or walk/run 3, 5, or 10 miles. Fully supported; rest stops, medical, mechanical. Cost: $30/individual, $60/family; individuals must raise minimum of $100 in pledges to ride, walk, run Supports local cancer patients and families. Visit FMI


Monday, August 22

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Northwoods Sporting Rhyme & Humor, Forest City. 7:30 p.m., directly “afta dinnah” at Wheaton’s Lodge, 22 Grove Road. Join local guides and volunteers for a lively evening of sporting rhyme and waggish tales. Call 207-448-7723 for Dinner Reservations or bring a chair to join in for dessert. Relax and enjoy an evening of Northwood’s rhyme and local dialect. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Wednesday, August 24

Baxter State Park Evening Program: Who Comes Out at Night?, Millinocket. 7:00 p.m. at Kidney Pond. An evening of exploring the night with your senses, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of dusk and nighttime. Join Park Naturalist Jean Hoekwater and Interpretive Specialist Acadia Tripp for a night of exploration and learning about the nocturnal creatures in the park. Contact Baxter State Park (207-723-5140) FMI


Saturday, August 27

UMPI/Wintergreen Arts Center Color Presque Isle 5k, Presque Isle. If life hands you color…run with it! The event is all about fun, fitness and the arts! The run drops colored powder on runners throughout the course; dress in white and let us supply the color! Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Riverside Park. Race start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $30/person before 8/1; $40/person after 7/31; free/under 10. Contact Wintergreen Arts Center (207-762-3576) or visit FMI


Saturday, August 27

Crabbe Mountain/VeloNB Diddle Daddle DH and Enduro Race, Center Hainesville, NB. Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Crabbe Mountain Lodge. Course inspection: 9:30 a.m. DH race start: 10:30 a.m. Enduro race start: 1:30 p.m. Awards: 4:00 p.m. (all times Atlantic). Cost Online: $25/race, $40/both. Cost Race day: $30/race, $50/both. Non-VeloNB members must purchase 1-day VeloNB membership for $10. Visit FMI


*Saturday, August 27

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Aroostook River Trip, Caribou. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Aroostook River from Washburn to Presque Isle is a favorite destination for locals and visitors. Learn basic kayaking skills, paddle downstream, stop for lunch on the river at Rum Rapids. Cost: $10; includes transportation, gear. Preregistration, bag lunch, snacks required. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or FMI


*Saturday, August 27

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 FMI


*Saturday, August 27

Aid for Kids Educational Fair, Houlton. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Millar Civic Center. Events include SAFE archery, hands-on science project, Maine Forest Service helicopter, Smokey the Bear, Malcolm Science Center, marine touch tank, bounce house, games, prizes, free barbeque. Contact Houlton Rec. (207-532-1313) or visit FMI


Saturday, August 27

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Mushroom Talk, Walk & Dinner, Weston. Talk: 1:00 p.m. at First Settler’s Lodge. Ester Tozier shares knowledge of edible, toxic, medicinal mushrooms; discuss identification. Walk: 3:00 p.m. at East Grand Highlands Trailhead. Bring basket for gathering, sharp paring knife, notepad, pencil. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. at First Settler’s Lodge. Complimentary refreshments, appetizers. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


Tuesday, August 30

Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Pizza & Film Night, Weston. 6:00 p.m. at Rideout’s Lakeside Lodge. Join volunteers, guests for pizza and “Hardwater,” a film about a treasured Maine tradition that highlights ways in which ice fishing brings people together during the harshest of seasons. Portions of this award-winning movie filmed on East Grand Lake. In this Maine-made film, what happens above the ice is only half the story. Contact WWLT (207-448-3250) or FMI


*Thursday, September 1

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Grand Falls Gorge/St. John River Boat Trip, Caribou. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Guided hike around NB’s Grand Falls Gorge; learn the history of what the falls meant to early settlers. 4-hour pontoon boat cruise above Grand Falls; eat lunch aboard the boat, enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape, wildlife. Cost: $50; includes lunch. Preregistration required. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or FMI


*Monday, September 5

Viking Run, Caribou. Kids’ running races on the Caribou High School track; various distances according to age group. Registration: 8:00 a.m. Race start: 9:00 a.m. Contact Roy Alden (207-498-3563) or FMI


*Monday, September 5

Caribou Labor Day Road Race, Caribou. 5k walk start: 10:30 a.m. 8k run start: 11:00 a.m. Meet at Caribou High School Ski Building. Contact Chris Smith (207-768-9472) or FMI


Ongoing Programs:


Sentiers Madawaska Trails Blue Loop Challenge, Edmundston, NB. Always wanted to MTB race without stress, cost? This is for you! Open STRAVA account, register, come to the trails, follow blue arrows for 7.5k cross country-style course. Race as many times as you want from 7/2-8/26. 10 fastest in each of 4 categories: Men, Women, Junior Boys/Girls (16 and under) will be in a draw for $100 cash, held 8/29. Everyone welcome, not just locals! Visit 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 FMI


Fort Kent Outdoor Center Outdoor Activity Night, Fort Kent. Wednesdays; 6:00 p.m. at FKOC. June 15-August 17. All-ages activity options include: volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, bocce ball, soccer, mountain bike riding, trail walking/hiking—or whatever the leader feels like doing! Cost: Free/FKOC member, $5/non-member. Contact Laura Audibert or Sylvia Dow-Harvey 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 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 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 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 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 FMI


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