STOCKTON SPRINGS — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents Geology of Mount Waldo on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mount Waldo, in Stockton Springs.
Steve Norton, Professor Emeritus of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, will lead a hike up Mount Waldo past an old granite quarry.
The group will meet in the Frankfort Boat Launch parking lot on Route 1A, opposite Mt. Waldo Road, about 7.3 miles north of the intersection of Route 1A and Route 1. in Stockton Springs.
This hike is strenuous, with a stiff uphill and then a scramble over loose scree to get to the quarry. It’s 3.9 miles out and back to the top. Norton encourages everyone to be fit and prepared.
Bring a lunch, plenty of water, and wear appropriate clothing.
The Coastal Mountains Nature Program is co-hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Town of Camden Conservation Commission. This program hosts walks and talks exploring the natural history of Midcoast Maine to educate the public about environment issues and increase opportunities for residents to explore the outdoors.
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 more than 12,000 acres to date, offering 45 miles of trails for public access.