Enjoy the end of summer with a relaxing and educational Tin Mountain canoe trip along Maine's most beautiful and pristine waterways on Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants meet at Hemlock Bridge, on Hemlock Bridge Road in Maine at 9 a.m. Paddle Maine's beautiful and pristine waters while learning about the rich and varied natural ecosystems of the area with program guide Nels Liljedahl, Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist and experienced wilderness, whitewater canoeing guide.
Meander the calm waters of the Old Course of the Saco River, explore Kezar Pond, a 970 acre wetland system and habitat for diverse plant and wildlife species including the rare Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exllis), a member of the heron family, and the globally rare Longs Bulrush (Scirpus longii), a plant that rarely produces flowers and fruit stems as its growth is stimulated by natural disturbances such as fire and drought. Continue paddling to the beautiful, Saco River with breath taking views then pull up on Lovewell Pond.
Canoes are available on request. Space is limited and reservations are requested by calling Tin Mountain at 447-6991. Tin Mountain's Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean, the Evenor Armington Foundation, and the Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway. Donations of $3 per person or $5 per family are appreciated; members are free. For more information visit www.tinmountain.org, Facebook, or call.