Jackie Stratton following the route of Henry David Throreau

Coastal Mountains nature talk: From Greenville to Belfast, a 300-mile Paddling Journey

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Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host an online Zoom presentation titled “From Greenville to Belfast, a 300-mile Paddling Journey,” Tuesday, November 9, at 6 p.m., with the Camden Public Library. 

“Join us for an exciting look at one couple’s paddling adventure of a lifetime!” said the CMLT, in a news release.

In May of 2021, Jackie Stratton, her partner Nate, and her dog Maple embarked on a 24-day canoe trip from Greenville to Belfast, Maine. Primarily following the route of Henry David Throreau, Penobscot guide Joe Polis, and countless indigenous people, their 300+ mile padding journey included 8 miles of historic portage routes to connect the Kennebec Headwaters, West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem of the Penobscot River.

In this online presentation Stratton will share about how they prepared, naturalist highlights, lessons learned, and what it’s like to be on “river time.”

Please visit the "What's Happening" adults events calendar at librarycamden.org to register for a Zoom link to attend this webinar. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library.

Jackie Stratton lives in Montville, and is a self-proclaimed river enthusiast. She owns Waterways Guiding, offering overnight canoe trips and whitewater canoeing instruction.


Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 12,000 acres, offering 50 miles of trails for public recreation on 37 preserves from Rockport to Prospect.

The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is a monthly education series hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Walks and talks explore the natural history of Midcoast Maine, helping educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors.

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Tue, 11/09/2021 - 6:00pm

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