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Harpswell Hiking Challenge is Back in 2022!

June 4 & 5, 2022

The Harpswell Hiking Challenge is back after a two-year COVID hiatus. Harpswell Recreation and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust are excited to provide this community event that has been popular and well attended for the past 10 years.

There will be the full Challenge available, which consists of hiking 8 predetermined trails over the course of two days to earn a spot on the list of finishers and a free t-shirt. There will also be a shorter family/mobility friendly challenge available this year as well.

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In 2021, the Cliff Trail was rehabbed to feature a .4-mile smooth, flat inclusive trail that is suitable for users with limited mobility or using mobility devices. With this project, Harpswell is now home to one of the newest and most beautiful inclusive trails in the Mid Coast area. This was made possible with a grant from the Recreational Trails Program, Maine Conservation Corps, many hours of volunteer labor, community fundraising and funds/donations from local businesses. The grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held on June 4 at 10:30 am.

Also new in 2022 is a second loop trail at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Little Ponds Preserve, bringing the total trail distance up to 9/10 of a mile. The new trail, which was completed as Harrison Whittaker’s Eagle Scout project, includes a variety of views and habitats, including a section along Mill Pond and beautiful forest walking.