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 in Damariscotta on Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon-3 p.m.
Kids and grown-ups alike are invited to celebrate the best of winter with sledding, ice skating, a sled dog demonstration, snowshoeing, a children’s craft, hot dogs on the grill, and hot chocolate.
The warming hut will be open and ice skates of all sizes will be available to borrow. Thanks to a grant from the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend School Partnerships Fund in 2018, there are also adult- and kid-sized snowshoes to try out.
A rain or no-snow date has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17 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.
Another Great Maine Outdoor Weekend event is a snowshoe hike at NORGAL and Bearce Allen preserves, to be led by DRA and Pemaquid Watershed Association on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.
A nonprofit, membership-supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization, Damariscotta River Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta region, centered on the Damariscotta River.
DRA has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation, and cultural preservation.
Visitors are welcome at the Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta as well as the many other DRA properties throughout the region.