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The Winter 2018 Summit View is Here!

2018 winter--Page-1We are thrilled to present the latest edition of the Summit View, a newsletter put together by the Friends of Mount A!

Click here to download the first newsletter of 2018 and learn about winter hiking, seasonal bird species, our upcoming events, and more! 

 

Interested in joining the Friends? Email Robin Kerr to get more information about this wonderful grassroots group.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:24

Seeking Sweethearts: Saturday, February 3rd

seeking sweethearts socialJoin us for an early celebration of the Great Maine Outdoor Week (February 9th-19th) with a fun owl courtship and nesting program followed by a snowshoe (or hike) owl prowl! This is the perfect pre-Valentine's Day event connecting friends and families with Mt. A's natural world while promoting outdoor physical activity and good health during a time of year when we may all need extra motivation coming out of our own hibernation! The environmental education program in the lodge with the Center for Wildlife's live owl education ambassadors is open to all ages; hike recommended for 10+ (or parental discretion).

Where: The Mount Agamenticus Learning Lodge

When: Saturday, February 3rd 5:30-7:30pm

Fee: Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible.

Info/Registration: Reservations required. To register, email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information can be found here.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:31

The Winter Story Walk™ is Here!

1999 Snowflake BentleyThe Story Walk™ program combines the benefits of physical activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking children's books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational path or hiking trail. Discover this winter's feature at Mount A: Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian. This book tells the story of Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, who devoted his life developing a revolutionary technique of micro-photography to capture the intricate details of single flakes of snow.

"The average dairy farmer gets up at dawn because he has to go to work in the cow yard. I get up at darn, too. But it is because I want to find some leaf, hung with dew; or a spider web which the dew has made into the most delicate ropes of pearls ... I take my camera with me, get down on my knees in the wet grass, and photograph these exquisite bits of nature. Because I do this I can show these lovely things to people who never would have seen them without my help. They will get their daily quart of milk, all right. Other farmers will attend to that. But I think I am giving them something which is just as important." - W.A. Bentley

To find this story, begin your walk at the base parking lot (where Mountain Road meets Ring Trail) and follow the pages along the western side of the Ring Trail (left at first fork) to Witch Hazel Trail, and finish near the summit. Enjoy!

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:24

Making Tracks with Wildlife: Saturday, January 20

Making Tracks InstaWhat happened here? Whose footprint is that? Join the Center for Wildlife and Mount Agamenticus to answer these questions and more! Following an environmental education program including live animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife, we will take a hike and identify the tracks of our local wildlife as well as the evidence of several telltale wildlife encounters! By recognizing the wing-prints of an owl catching its prey, or the midden left over by a red squirrel's snack, we can learn so much about our wildlife's winter habits! We will also practice making our own tracks and seeing how our actions look in the fresh fallen snow! Open to all ages, moderate hike. Author Lyn Smith will be joining us for a reading of her book, Porcupine's Promenade as well!

Where: The Mount Agamenticus Learning Lodge

When: Saturday, January 20th 10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible.

Info/Registration: Reservations required. To register, email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information can be found here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:27

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 September 2017 13:41

More Outdoor Opportunities...

Check out our upcoming Agamenticus Area Adventures! Plus:  

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Visit Town of York Parks and Recreation for latest program offerings and events!

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Visit Gateway to Maine: Outside to plan your next outdoor adventure with our partnering organizations!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:53