Aroostook Outdoor News: 9.1.16 edition

In this edition: 1) Old Home Days, including #OutdoorActivities and the famous #TwiceAroundParade, this year with an #OutdoorRecreation theme in #Sherman. 2) #LaborDay #KidsRun and #RoadRaces in #Caribou. 3) #HunterSafety courses this month in #PresqueIsle and #Houlton. Plus lots more! #offugo…

#AroostookThing of the week: The Viking Run and Caribou Labor Day Road Race on September 5 in Caribou

Caribou Sunset Pano

Outdoor activities of the formal, organized variety may seem in short supply this holiday weekend, but don’t let that stop you from visiting one or more of #Aroostook’s fine #OutdoorRecreation hotspots.

According to the weatherman, our state’s weather from Friday to Monday will get better the further north you go.

The time is right for an impromptu jaunt somewhere on the hundreds of miles of Aroostook trails; one need only consult their trusty #MaineAtlasandGazetteer or their favorite online resources for ideas for and directions to things to do.

Alas, if running is your thing, then Caribou is the place to be this Labor Day. To wit:

The Viking Run is one of the most popular annual running events in #TheCounty – and it’s just for kids!

The event takes place on the Caribou High School track and features various distances according to age group. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the races start at 9:00 a.m. To find out more, contact Roy Alden (207-498-3563) FMI

After the littles have their time to shine, the bigs take to the course of Caribou Labor Day Road Race.

Registration is at the Caribou High School Ski Building, which just happens to be adjacent to the CHS track. A 5k walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 8k run starts at 11:00 a.m. To find out more, contact Chris Smith (207-768-9472) FMI

#AroostookNote: Did you know that the Sherman Old Home Days features a (not incredibly) infamous ‘twice around’ parade? Most certainly a quirky, small town evolution to get the most out of all the effort that goes into parade floats, this year’s parade theme is Outdoor Recreation. If you love a parade like I do, this unique aspect in and of itself is enough to make this festival a must-see! PLUS — it’s on the doorstep of the new #KatahdinWoodsandWaters #NationalMonument! #KWW

 

Thursday, September 1

Friends of Baxter State Park Wilderness and Nature-Based Tourism Speaker Series: Moose Biology, Update on Maine’s Populations, Millinocket. 7:00-8:30 p.m. at BSP HQ, 64 Balsam Dr. Lee Kantar, ME DIF&W Moose Biologist and one of Maine’s moose experts, will speak about different aspects of moose biology. Photographers, wildlife lovers, hikers, hunters, tourism industry staff especially invited to attend. Light refreshments provided. Visit www.friendsofbaxter.org FMI

 

*Thursday, September 1

UMPI Outing Club Yoga and Constellations, Presque Isle. Come and enjoy some yoga with us under the stars. 8:30-9:30 p.m. on the UMPI Soccer Field. This is a FREE event! Contact Amanda Baker amanda.g.baker@maine.edu FMI

 

Friday, September 2-Monday, September 5

Sherman Old Home Days, Sherman. Saturday: Cancer Walk, 9:00 a.m. at the Bandstand. Sunday: F.A. Peabody Walk for Lyme Disease 9:00 a.m. at the Bandstand; Antler Show, 10:00 a.m. at the Town Office; Free Children’s Games & Bike Raffle, 1:00 p.m. Monday: Parade theme: Outdoor Recreation, 10:00 a.m. Contact Allison Roy (207-557-4365) or Steven Lane (207-365-4311) FMI

 

Saturday, September 3

10th Annual Portage Lake Association Ring of Fire, Portage. Waterfront camp-owners are encouraged to have a campfire burning by 7:00 p.m. All fires must be contained by rocks, fire ring, etc. Invite family and friends to see the shore line of Portage Lake lit up by a “Ring of Fire.” Contact Cindy or Ralph Miller (207-435-2098) FMI

 

Sunday, September 4

Half Marathon Festival, Saint-François, NB. Registration: 7:00 a.m. at 2033 Rue Commercial. Race start: 9:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). Cost: $35/half marathon (21k), $25/8k, $20/5k, $6/3k, 1k/FREE before 8/27; $45/half marathon, $35/8k, $30/5k, $10/3k race day; includes chicken BBQ. First 100 half marathon and 8k registrants receive Sports Experts jersey. Contact Gaétane Duval (506-992-2780) or visit www.inscriptionenligne.ca/demi-marathon-saint-francois 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 ralden@rsu39.org 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 christopher.smith@umpi.edu FMI

 

Tuesday, September 6

Aroostook County Tourism Meet and Greet with Maine Tourism Association, Caribou. 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Northern Maine Development Commission, 11 W. Presque Isle Rd. Stop in for a bite to eat during a FREE meet and greet event with your local Chambers and Maine Tourism Assoc., who are working to increase our region’s presence as a tourism destination; this is a chance for local businesses to get involved. Contact Joline Bell (207-623-0363 x211) or jbell@mainetourism.com FMI

 

Tuesday, September 6-Thursday, September 14

SAD 1 Adult & Community Education Hunter Safety Course. Presque Isle. Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14; 6:00-9:00 p.m. at SAD 1 Adult & Community Education, 79 Blake St. Course topics: proper firearms handling (rifle/shotgun), survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass and landowner relations. Cost: $10. Contact SAD 1 Adult & Community Education (207-764-4776) FMI

 

Wednesday, September 7 and Saturday, September 17

Presque Isle Fish & Game Club Hunter Safety Course, Presque Isle. Meets at PIF&G Clubhouse, 360 Parsons Road. On-site and home study course. Upon completion, junior hunters (10-16) and adults may apply for a hunting license; junior hunters need parent or guardian to sign their approval. All study materials are provided by Maine Department of Fisheries & Wildlife. Cost: FREE! Contact Peter Hilton (207-764-3933) or pmhilton@maine.rr or Dave Bell dave@connectmaine.com FMI

 

Thursday, September 8

Friends of Baxter State Park Wilderness and Nature-Based Tourism Speaker Series: Photographing the Giants of the North, Millinocket. 7:00-8:30 p.m. at BSP HQ, 64 Balsam Dr. Guest speaker Mark Picard, pro photographer and owner of Moose Prints Gallery, discusses nature photography, with a particular focus on moose, as well as the Katahdin region’s creative economy, moose-related tourism. Light refreshments provided. Visit www.friendsofbaxter.org FMI

 

Friday, September 9

Friends of Baxter State Park Day Hike of the Owl, Millinocket. The Owl is a challenging day hike with spectacular views of Witherle Ravine and Katahdin. We’ll make the 6.6-mile round trip and enjoy lunch on the summit if conditions permit. Capacity: 11 Host: Aaron Megquier. Advance sign-up required; space is limited. Contact Sarah Holland admin@friendsofbaxter.org FMI

 

Friday, September 9-Sunday, September 11

Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Weekend Getaway: Art & Outdoors Combined, Mt Chase. With comforts of bed, meals provided at Mt. Chase Lodge, participants choose from a range of foliage walks or hikes, artistic endeavors including drawing, printmaking in a welcoming space at the lodge. Participants do not need to be skilled artists or accomplished hikers. Cost: $225/person; includes lodging, meals. Contact Emily Davis emilyjfdavis@gmail.com FMI

 

Friday, September 9

Presque Isle Historical Society Guided Historic Fairmount Cemetery Tour, Presque Isle. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, 3 Houlton Road. 1.5-hour guided walking tour; discuss origins, Victorian influences, 30 local historic figures. Many hills on tour. Cost: $5; reservations required. Contact Kimberly Smith (207-762-1151) or visit www.pihistory.org FMI

 

Saturday, September 10

CompetitorME Sock it to C.A.N.C.E.R. Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k Run/Walk, Presque Isle. An event to celebrate survivorship, offer hope to those currently battling cancer, show support for anyone with cancer, remember a loved one, and to show unity as a community for hope. This event recognizes all cancers. Registration: 7:00 a.m. at Mantle Lake Park. Fun Run start: 8:15 a.m. 5k start: 9:00 a.m. Visit www.competitorme.com FMI

 

Saturday, September 10

Aroostook Birders Christina Reservoir Shorebirds Walk, Fort Fairfield. 8:00-11:00 a.m. Meet at reservoir access point on Conant (Townline) Rd. One of the best spots to see a diversity of migrating shorebirds; almost 20 different species seen here! Walk the dike and scan the shores at a peak time for species diversity and numbers; low water levels will provide ample habitat. Spotting scopes available. Rain or shine. Visit www.aroostookbirders.com FMI

 

*Saturday, September 10

Fort Fairfield Frontier Fish and Game Club Firearms Hunter’s Safety Course, Fort Fairfield. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at FFFFG Clubhouse, 550 Dorsey Rd. This is a practical skills day; participants required to complete online course at www.hunter-ed.com/maine, print certificate, bring survival kit, participate in all activities on skills day, then pass the exam. Students ages 10-12 must be accompanied by parent or guardian, Contact (207-356-7781) gbmartin05@gmail.com FMI

 

Saturday, September 10

St. John Valley Out of the Darkness Walk, Fort Kent. Walk in memory or support of those who have lost someone to suicide. Suicide can be prevented. Join the movement! Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Fort Kent Lions’ Pavilion. Walk start: 10:00 a.m.; balloon release to follow. Proceeds to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness, provide education and support to survivors of suicide loss, etc. Contact Jennifer Malmborg (207-231-4868) or jennifer.malmborg@nmmc.org FMI

 

Saturday, September 10

Lower Brighton Wesleyan Church Community Fun Run & Jamboree, Lower Brighton, NB. Fun Run start: 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic Time) at Lower Brighton Wesleyan Church, 5860 Route 105. Activities also include: Free Lunch, Bouncy Houses and Games, Family Movie, Potluck Supper, Outdoor Live Music, Fireworks. Contact Lower Brighton Wesleyan Church (506-375-6421) FMI

 

Sunday, September 11

TAMC/UMPI/Healthy Aroostook Redy Youth Triathlon, Presque Isle. Competitors will swim, bike, and run on the UMPI campus in three different divisions; 7-9 year olds, 10-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds. Cost: $10/child. Pre-registration required. Visit www.redyyouthtriathlon.org FMI

 

*Monday, September 12

Squa Pan Outing Club Meeting, Mapleton. 7:00 p.m. at the Mapleton Lions Club. Maine IF&W Fisheries Biologist Frank Frost discusses fish distribution in Aroostook County. Contact Aaron Buzza (207-760-9115) or abuzza@ainop.com FMI

 

Tuesday, September 13

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Mars Hill Wind Mill & Pineland Farms Tours, Caribou. Guided 1/2 mile walk up gradual terrain to the base of one of a giant windmill; SunEdison staff will be on site to answer questions. Break for lunch, then visit Pineland Farms Potato Co. and Cheese Facility for a guided tour with the company president. Preregistration required. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

Friday, September 16

Trails End Festival Hard Core Project, Millinocket. 7:00 a.m. at Appalachian Trail Lodge. A yearly festival tradition and a way to give back to the Appalachian Trail; work on the AT, earn a Trails End Hard Core patch, then enjoy a BBQ at the AT Lodge. It is a hard day’s work but a lot of fun! Contact Appalachian Trail Lodge (207-723-4321) FMI

 

Friday, September 16-Sunday, September 18

Caribou Rec Xtreme North Maine Woods Fly Fishing Outing, Caribou. The North Maine Woods is full of hot fishing locations; some are so good that few have ever had a chance to experience them. Youth in grades 5-11 will spend two nights at Macannamac Sporting Camps on Spider Lake, fishing from canoes; must have own fly fishing equipment. Instruction provided.  Cost: $120; includes meals, not snacks. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

*Saturday, September 17

Buttermilk Creek Fall Festival 5k Color Run, Florenceville-Bristol, NB. Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Northern Carleton Civic Centre. Race start: 9:00 a.m. (all times Atlantic). A fun, family-friendly event! Runners encouraged to wear white to show off all the colors at the end of the run; sunglasses also recommended. Color powder supplies limited. Cost: $5/child, $10/adults, $25/family; first 20 adults, 20 children to register will receive t-shirt. Visit www.facebook.com/ButtermilkCreekFallFestival FMI

 

*Saturday, September 17

15th Annual Frost Memorial Library Linda M. Page Memorial Walk-A-Thon, Limestone. Registration: 9:00 a.m. at Frost Memorial Library, 42 Main St. Walk start: 10:00 a.m. Linda started as a volunteer, became Assistant Librarian, then Librarian. Join us as we honor her memory and raise money for the library endowment fund. First 30 registrant to raise $30 receive t-shirt. Contact Robert A. Frost Memorial Library (207-325-4706) or fml@limestonemaine.org FMI

 

*Saturday, September 17

SJV Senior College Fish Farm Tour, Frenchville. 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Springs Trout Farm, 6 Picard Ave. Something is fishy in Frenchville. From fish eggs to the plate, see for yourself the complete life of a farm-raised trout. You may even be able to wet a line. Fort Kent carpool departs UMFK Sport Center at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $15; includes tuition for all SJV Senior College classes that term. Contact MSAD 27 Adult & Community Education Office (207-834-3536) FMI

 

Saturday, September 17

Trails End Festival Millinocket Stream Canoe Trip, Millinocket. 10:00 a.m. at Crandall Park; carpool to put-in. Led by Registered Maine Guide Greg Friel. Limited number of canoes available, or bring your own canoe or kayak. All children must be accompanied by parent; young children must have own PFD. Contact Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce (207-723-4443) FMI

 

*Saturday, September 17

Natural Resources Council of Maine Hike the Park!, Stacyville. 11:00 a.m. at Barnard Mt. trailhead, Katahdin Loop Road mile marker 12. Pack a lunch, lace up your hiking boots, and join us for a fun 4-mile hike up Barnard Mountain in the new Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument for spectacular views of Katahdin, Katahdin Lake, and the Turner Mountains. Appropriate for hikers of all abilities. Call/email for maps. Contact Eliza Donoghue (207-430-0118) or eliza@nrcm.org FMI

 

Sunday, September 18

Caribou Marathon, Half Marathon and Kids’ Marathon, Caribou. First ever USATF certified Marathon in Aroostook County, and the most Northeastern Qualifier in the United States! Registration: online ONLY; ends August 31, at 11:59 p.m. Pre-race Dinner and Expo to be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Contact Lydia Kieffer lkieffer@cariboumaine.org or www.caribouraces.com FMI

 

*Sunday, September 18

Trails End Festival 5k Run/Walk, Millinocket. Sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Northern Penobscot. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at Pelletier Loggers Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, Penobscot Ave. Race start: 9:30 a.m. Visit www.trailsendfestival.org FMI

 

Sunday, September 18

Trails End Festival Hike the Bait Hole Trip, Millinocket. 9:30 a.m. at the bandstand in the park; join local trail expert Don Nodine for 60-90 minute hike on the Bait Hole Trail. Contact Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce (207-723-4443) FMI

 

Tuesday, September 20

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Trip to Red River Camps, Caribou. Host Jen Brophy will provide a tour and sit-down lunch; learn the history of one of northern Maine’s hidden gems, nestled into a flurry of trout ponds and rugged mountains in Deboullie Twp.; visit nearby ponds, Red River Falls. Cost: $35; includes transportation, North Maine Woods access, meal. Preregistration required. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21

MSAD 1 Adult Ed. GPS & Geocaching Course, Presque Isle. 6:00-8:00 p.m. at PIHS Room 411. An introductory class that will provide you with the basics to using a GPS navigational system. Join in on the fun as we test our skills with coordinates by finding hidden clues at our destination! Cost: $15. Contact LeRae Kinney (207-764-4776) or lerae.kinney@sad1.org FMI

 

*Wednesday, September 21

SJV Senior College Deboullie Outing, Fort Kent. Join us for a day-long trip to Deboullie with SAD 27 seventh grade students for lunch and learning activities. Carpool departs UMFK Sport Center at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $15; includes tuition for all SJV Senior College classes that term. Contact MSAD 27 Adult & Community Education Office (207-834-3536) or visit www.sjvsc.org FMI

 

*Saturday, September 24-Sunday, September 25

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Allagash Exploration, Caribou. One night stay at Macannamac Camps on Spider Lake; tour Churchill Dam Museum, hike to historic Chamberlain Lake trains. Participants must be in excellent shape. Preregistration required. Cost: $75; includes transportation, lodging, meals, not snacks. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

*Saturday, September 24
2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Northern Maine, Fort Kent.
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s. Check-in: 8:00 a.m. at Riverside Park. Ceremony: 9:00 a.m. Walk start: 9:30 a.m. Route Length: 2 miles. Contact: Chris Sedenka (207-772-0115) or csedenka@alz.org FMI

 

Saturday, September 24

Presque Isle Historical Society Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Presque Isle. 10:00 a.m.-Noon. This 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. Fee: FREE; $2 donation suggested. Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or visit www.pihistory.org FMI

 

*Monday, September 26

Caribou Rec. Take It Outside Series Adult Moose & Fall Foliage Ride, Caribou. We’ll take a ride to various moose tagging stations, starting in Fort Kent, down Route 11, stopping at Hedgehog Mountain for refreshments, break for lunch at Dean’s in Portage, then head to Ashland’s Gateway Variety, one of the busiest moose tagging stations in Maine, concluding our day at Ben’s Trading Post in Presque Isle. Preregistration required. Cost: $25, includes sit down lunch. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

Wednesday, September 28 and Saturday, October 8

RSU 29 Adult Ed. Firearms Hunter Safety Course, Houlton. 6:00-9:00 p.m. on 9/28; 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on 10/8 at Houlton High School Cafeteria. Maine DIF&W Hunter Education is more than gun safety; taught by trained, certified instructors, students receive course handbook, outdoor survival info, and more. Course includes lectures and demonstrations, field experiences, and written exam. Cost: $5/person. Contact Melody Gonya (207-521-3100) or melody.gonya@rsu29.org FMI

 

*Saturday, October 1

Katahdin Woods & Waters Stars Over Katahdin Wilderness Stargazing, Patten. With some of the starriest skies east of the Mississippi, there are few better places to view the night sky. Guided hiking, biking, stargazing with experienced astronomers. Great for families; reservations recommended. Contact Mark Adams (207-852-1291) or lunksoos@gmail.com FMI

 

*Sunday, October 2

UMPI Alumni and All-Comers XC Race, Presque Isle. Distance: 5k. Race start: 11:00 a.m. at UMPI’s Park Family Field (soccer field complex). Contact Chris Smith (207-768-4972) or christopher.smith@umpi.edu FMI

 

*Thursday, October 6-Saturday, October 8

Caribou Rec Xtreme Chimney Pond Camping Trip & Mt. Katahdin Fall Summit, Caribou. What’s better than hiking Mt. Katahdin in the summer? Hiking it in the fall! Never will you hike Mt. Katahdin in the same conditions, that’s part of the beauty of being able to experience Baxter State Park in different times of the year. For youth in grades 5-11 Cost: $120; includes meals, not snacks. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or sleeper@cariboumaine.org FMI

 

Ongoing Programs:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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