Drinkwater students hike Hills to Sea Trail

Sat, 06/18/2022 - 6:15pm

NORTHPORT — On June 7, twenty 1 students from 7th and 8th grade at Drinkwater School in Northport took a 6.5 mile hike on the Hills to Sea Trail in Unity. They started at the NW end of the 47-mile trail, beginning a tradition of Drinkwater-Hills-to-Sea, to be hiked in increments each year until the school makes it to Belfast. 

“The day was perfect with sunshine and a breeze to cool and keep away the bugs,” said Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, in a news release. 

Students led the way by following blue blazes painted on trees and sign posts, across the campus of Unity College, through forests and fields. They took time to splash and cool off in Sandy Stream before crossing to the other side and hiking on to visit Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm along the trail. The hike ended at MOFGA, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, where their bus picked them up.

The hike was planned and led by Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition volunteers and Drinkwater teachers.