Damariscotta River Association is partnering with Great Salt Bay Community School’s PTO to host Winter Fest, a free, family-friendly event at DRA’s Round Top Farm on Sunday, Feb. 18 from noon-3 p.m.
Outdoor adventurers of all ages are invited to celebrate the best of winter with sledding, ice skating, a sled dog demonstration, a children’s craft, hot dogs on the grill for $1, and free hot chocolate.
The warming hut will be open and ice skates of all sizes will be available to borrow. This year, thanks to a grant from the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend School Partnerships Fund, there will also be adult- and kid-sized snowshoes to try out.
A rain or no-snow date has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25 at the same time.
This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, a series of events in February and September led by outdoor-oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is to connect friends and neighbors with the natural world and to promote fun, physical activity, and good health.
Other Great Maine Outdoor Weekend events include a hike at Crooked Farm led jointly by DRA and Pemaquid Watershed Association on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and a DRA workshop on hiking and camping with kids on Feb. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Also taking place on Sunday, Feb. 18 is the annual ice-cutting and harvest at Thompson Ice House in South Bristol from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to thompsonicehouse.com.