Greater Lovell Land Trust-Shell Pond

Greater Lovell Land Trust will present a hike around Shell Pond in Evans Notch on Saturday, Sept. 21. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CHATHAM — Greater Lovell Land Trust will continue the celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Week with a hike around Shell Pond in Evans Notch on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet at Deer Hill Road in Chatham for this moderate hike. Look for Land Trust Walk Today signs from Route 5.

During the hike, there will be periodic pauses to test the temperature and pH level of the brook, springs, pond and outlet stream as well as a discuss of the differences of what is observed and how it may affect aquatic life. The hike will include mountain views and time for a bring-your-own lunch along the way.

On Sept. 28 from 9:30 am until noon, there will be stop-and-go journaling walk with frequent pauses to sketch, photograph, ponder and/or write about observations. This program is part the Greater Lovell Land Trust’s Wellness Series. Participants should bring a sketch pad, journal, camera, etc.

Meet at parking lot No. 2 of the Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve located just beyond the boat launch on Slab City Road in Lovell, Maine, for this easy walk.

For those who enjoy getting their hands dirty and the camaraderie of working with others, the Greater Lovell Land Trust also hosts two-hour trail work sessions each Thursday at a different location. For more information, email

In addition, Storybook Trail featuring “Pond” by Jim LaMarche at Kezar River Reserve on Route 5 in Lovell will remain in place for a few more weeks.

Though dogs are allowed on most of land trust properties, the land trust requests that dogs aren’t brought on guided hikes.

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