Aroostook Outdoor News: 10.22.15 edition

#Running, #RoadRaces are winding down. #SkiSwaps are ramping up! #WinterIsComing #AroostookThing

In this edition: 1) #Haunted #trails, tours, walks in #FlorencevilleBristol, #NewBrunswick, #PresqueIsle, Limestone, and Woodland. 2) A #bullying awareness walk in #Caribou. 3) A digital #planetarium demonstration and #LiveAnimals in Easton. Plus lots more! #offugo…


*Friday, October 23

Florenceville-Bristol Tourism Haunted Trail, Florenceville, NB. At Shogomoc Train Site, 9189 Main St. 5:00-7:00 p.m. less intense for younger children; 7:30-9:00 p.m. for older/mature youth, adults. Cost: $3/person. Food, treat vendors on-site. Visit FMI


Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24

Presque Isle Historical Society Haunted Lantern History Tours, Presque Isle. Guided “slightly scary and kinda creepy” nighttime walking tours of historic downtown by lantern light. Tours begin at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. each night at Historic Fire Station, 11 Church St. Cost: $5. Contact Kim Smith (207-762-1151) or FMI


Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24

Limestone Rec. Twisted Wonderland Interactive Haunted Woods Walk, Limestone. 6:00-9:00 p.m. each night at Trafton Lake Campground. Follow Mad Hatter through the rabbit hole… Not recommended for the very young; parental discretion advised. Cost: $5/age 13 and older, $3/age 7-12. Contact Limestone Rec. (207-325-4791) or FMI


Saturday, October 24

Unite Against Bullying Walk, Run, or Roll and Family Fun Fair, Caribou. 2-mile Unite Against Bullying Walk, competitive 5k race, 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run, bouncy house, vendor booths; something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Registration: 12:00 p.m. at Caribou Rec. Center. Contact Jasmine DeRier (207-551-9997) or visit FMI


*Saturday, October 24

Malcolm Science Center Digital Planetarium Demonstration/Open House, Easton. 10:00 a.m. New digital technology allows programming to an expanded range of educational, entertaining subjects. Chewonki live animal display, model rocket launches, interactive lobby displays, light refreshments. Contact Malcolm Science Center (207-488-5451) FMI


Saturday, October 24

Woodland PTA Haunted Halloween Walk, Woodland. 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Woodland School, 844 Woodland Center Rd. Snack Shack will feature apple cider, coffee, hot chocolate, and goodies. Cost: $2. Proceeds benefit Woodland PTA. Contact Woodland School (207-496-2981) FMI


Wednesday, October 28

UMPI Distinguished Lecturer Series: Biologist/Ecologist Dr. Bernd Heinrich, Presque Isle. 7:00–9:00 p.m. in Campus Center. Author of nearly 20 books on nature, behavior, biology and ecology, Dr. Heinrich’s talk will focus on physiological ability of insects and birds to adapt to various environments. Cost: Free. Contact Gayla Shaw FMI


Thursday, October 29

Caribou Rec. Adult Take It Outside Series North Maine Woods Trip, Ashland. Meet with NMW Director and an Irving Woodlands representative at proposed Bald Mountain mining site to discuss development, followed by luncheon seminar at picturesque Hewes Brook Lodge. Cost: $30; includes lunch. Contact Neal Sleeper (207-493-4224) or FMI


Thursday, October 29

Woodstock Rec. Zombie 3k Run, Woodstock, NB. Registration: 5:00-6:00 p.m. at AYR Motor Centre, 105 Connell Park Rd. Zombies come out at 6:30 p.m. (all times Atlantic)! Cost: $10/adult; $5/student with ID. Zombies needed. Contact Jill Dunnett FMI


*Friday, October 30

River Valley Runners Creepy Crawly 5k Fun Run, Woodstock. Dress in your Creepiest Costume! Prizes for Best Costume and Fastest Creepy Runner! Run start: 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic time) at NBCC parking lot; ends at The River Restaurant. Cost: Free! Visit FMI


Saturday, October 31

TAMC Monster Dash Aroostook 5k & Little Monsters Fun Run, Presque Isle. Halloween-themed costume event starts/ends at TAMC. Proceeds benefit County Dialysis Center. Registration: 8:00 a.m. Fun Run start: 9:00 a.m. 5k Run/Walk start: 9:30 a.m. Cost: $20. Contact County Dialysis Center (207-768-5863) FMI


*Saturday, October 31

Valley Outdoor Centre Volunteer Days, Centreville, NB. 8:30-11:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) at Valley Outdoor Centre, 133 Upton Road. Come ready to haul brush; wear heavy boots, long pants and shirt, work gloves, and eye protection, bring plenty of water and some snacks. Visit FMI


Sunday, November 1

Fort Kent Outdoor Center Halloween 10km Trail Race, Fort Kent. 10k Trail Race, 5k Fun Run/Walk, 1k Kids’ Race (12 and under). Runners in costume receive time bonus in 5k, 10k races. Registration: 11:30 a.m. at FKOC. Race start: 1:00 p.m. Cost: $15; no fee for 1k participants running in costume. Contact Jeff Dubis FMI


Sunday, November 1

Quoggy Jo Ski Club Ski & Winter Sports Sale, Presque Isle. 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Presque Isle Rec. Center. Consignments accepted from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Area ski shops will be on hand with new and used gear! Contact Gene Cronin (207-540-1496) or FMI


Monday, November 2

Baxter State Park Winter Reservations Opening Day, Millinocket. Any winter overnight use, or any winter above-treeline travel, including day-use, requires a winter registration form. Reservations must be received in the BSP office at least 7 working days before your trip; office opens at 8:00 a.m. Visit FMI


Saturday, November 7

UMPI Outing Club Deboullie Day Hike, Presque Isle. More info coming soon. Cost: will cover cost of transportation, guide service, etc. Contact Amanda Baker (207-768-9401) or FMI


Saturday, November 7

Run The River, Nackawic, NB. 10k/5k/3krunning races and 1k Kids’ Fun Run. Race start: 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic) at Race Central, Nackawic Shopping Mall, 135 Otis Drive. Register online only by Nov. 6 at Contact Greg MacFarlane (506-575-2075) or or visit FMI


*Saturday, November 7

Mont Farlagne Ski Team Ski and Snowboard Swap, Edmundston, NB. 9:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) in the Avalanche Bar in the base lodge. Contact Mont Farlagne (877-837-7669) or visit FMI


Saturday, November 7

Aroostook Birders Long Lake/St Agatha Outing, Sinclair. Explore the area, looking for birds; 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Meet the group at Caribou Tim Horton’s at 7:45 or Sinclair boat landing at 8:30.  Contact Bill Sheehan FMI


Saturday, November 14

Bigrock Ski Swap and Sale, Mars Hill. Old ski gear taking up space in your home? Looking for rock-bottom prices on ski stuff for the upcoming season? Then you better get to Bigrock! Last day to buy early bird season passes! Consignment intake: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sale: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Contact Ryan Guerrette (207-425-6711) or FMI


Saturday, November 21–Sunday, November 22

Lonesome Pine Trails Ski Swap and Sale, Fort Kent. Ski sale registration: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-Noon. Ski sale: Sunday, Noon-4:00 p.m. Discounted season passes available both days. Contact LPT (207-834-5202) or visit FMI


Ongoing Programs:


*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


Walking Group, Caribou. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 6:00 p.m. at Downtown Mall parking lot. Open to the public; weather permitting. A good way to exercise and meet new friends. Contact Pauline or Renee (207-492-2079) evenings FMI


River Valley Runners Tuesday Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Tuesdays; 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King Street. Distance: 5k. Pace: Easy. Have fun and share the joy of running! Visit FMI


Village of Perth-Andover Walk in the Park, Perth-Andover, NB. Wednesdays; 6:30–7:30 p.m. (Atlantic) at Perth-Andover Bandstand; weather permitting. Visit FMI


River Valley Runners Thursday Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King Street. Distance: 5k. Pace: Easy. Have fun and share the joy of running! Visit FMI


River Valley Runners Saturday Fun Run, Woodstock, NB. Saturdays; 8:30 a.m. (Atlantic) at Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, 220 King Street. Distance: 5k. Pace: Easy. Have fun and share the joy of running! Visit FMI


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