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Harpswell Hiking Challenge: June 1-2 2019

Harpswell Recreation and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust present the 10th annual Harpswell Hiking Challenge! Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day with the Harpswell Hiking Challenge and walk/hike/run eight trails in two days.

Hiking at Curtis Farm Preserve in Harpswell (Curt Chipman photo)

Harpswell, Maine’s peninsula and 30+ islands have over 200 miles of coastline with beautiful views of Casco Bay and even Mount Washington. This is the 10th year for our hiking challenge. Each year we pick eight trails to hike with total hiking mileage of ~10 miles. You can hike all the trails in one day or over the weekend. Most the trails touch the coastline. Some are long and some short. See if you can complete our Hiking Challenge!

HQ table at Harpswell Town Office will be staffed from 9-4 Saturday and 9-3 on Sunday. Water, snacks, restrooms and information.

Trail maps can be picked up from the HQ table or accessed online at https://hhltmaine.org/get-outdoors/.

Complete the Challenge!

  1. Download the Harpswell Hiking Challenge sticker sheet (use the button below) or pick it up from the HQ at the Harpswell Town Office.
  2. Boxes are placed on each trail with a sticker inside. Affix the sticker to the matching square on your sticker sheet.
  3. Return your completed form to the HQ table at the Cliff Trail (Harpswell Town Office). You will be recognized for completing the Harpswell Hiking Challenge. The first 100 people to COMPLETE the challenge will receive a HHC T-shirt.

These are FREE events. No pre-registration is necessary, just show up! All participants assume risk and responsibility in the event of injury. For more information, contact Harpswell Recreation 207-833-5771 or recreation@town.harpswell.me.us.

Opening Celebration for Little Ponds Preserve on June 1, 2019

Join Harpswell Heritage Land Trust as we celebrate the grand opening of our newest trail at Little Ponds Preserve. Land trust volunteers will be on site to introduce visitors to Little Ponds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You are invited to walk the trail, enjoy snacks and ask questions about the preserve or about the land trust. This lovely, intimate preserve offers a quiet walk through the woods any time of day, any time of the year. The easy trail circles through woods coming alive with spring growth, and there is a
short spur to the cattail marsh, which provides habitat for a variety of birds. Please join us, and enjoy this small Cundy’s Harbor-area jewel! For more information about Little Ponds

The trails included in the Harpswell Hiking Challenge in 2019 are: