HCC to Host Free Lunch and Hike at Maine Huts and Trails
The two-mile long hike will follow the western shoreline of Flagstaff Lake
September 28, 2011
On Saturday, October 1, join Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) for a community hike at Maine Huts and Trails as part of Mapping Our Footsteps, a grant initiative from the Environmental Funders Network. Interested participants are asked to RSVP by calling Ryan DiPompo at Healthy Community Coalition at 779-2214.
Partakers should meet in the parking area at the Maine Huts and Trails Long Falls Dam Road Trailhead in Carrying Place Township. The two-mile long hike to the hut will start at 10 a.m. and follows the western shoreline of Flagstaff Lake to the hut where lunch will be served. Following lunch, the hike will resume back to the trailhead.
“This hike along Flagstaff Lake gives participants an opportunity to get physical activity, have a light lunch, and check out one of the wonderful huts at Maine Huts and Trails.” HCC Program Associate Ryan DiPompo said. “Yankee Magazine has named Maine Huts and Trails Flagstaff Lake Hut the ‘best lake lodging in Maine.’”
The Mapping Our Footsteps program is dedicated to marketing the quality of place we call Greater Franklin County by exposing youth and adults to the region’s abundant natural resources, revealing our cultural heritage, and promoting physical activities and community engagement. Thanks to volunteer efforts over the past year, 35 local walking and hiking trails have been mapped in Greater Franklin County, with descriptions and photos posted at www.mainetrailfinder.com.
Directions to Long Falls Dam Rd. Trailhead (Flagstaff Lake Hut & Grand Falls Hut access) From Kingfield, travel east on Rt. 16 to North New Portland. In North New Portland, where Rt. 16 takes a sharp right turn, take a left on Long Falls Dam Rd. Travel 22.8 miles north and look for signs directing you to the trailhead, located on the left (west) side of the road. From the east on Rt.16, stay straight at the sharp left curve in North Portland and follow the prevous directions.
For more information about Mapping Our Footsteps, or if you would like to volunteer for mapping trails, please contact DiPompo at (207) 779-2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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