the silvery glow of the ‘strawberry’ moon

Full moon paddle at Hidden Valley Nature Center

JEFFERSON — Midcoast Conservancy will host a full moon paddle Wednesday, June 23, from 8 - 10 p.m., at its Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC), in Jefferson.

“Participants can enjoy the silvery glow of the “strawberry” moon from canoes provided by the nature center as they glide along Little Dyer Pond after a beautiful mile-and-a half hike into the woods,” said the Conservancy, in a news release.

Little Dyer Pond is a true Great Pond with no public boat launch and almost no shoreline development. Midcoast Conservancy will provide the canoes, paddles, and life jackets. All ages are welcome. Participants should be comfortable in a canoe on flat water, able to steer a canoe, and able to walk three miles on moderate trails.

Space is limited by the number of boats available, and pre-registration is required.

More information and registration is available online at  

Meet at the gate at 8 p.m.; bring flashlights or headlamps for the hike back to the parking lot.

Note that HVNC’s canoes are available to rent anytime between dawn and dusk. Just leave a $10 per boat donation at the Gatehouse and hit the water to explore Little Dyer Pond.

Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature is open to the public three hundred and sixty-five days a year, dawn to dusk. Comprising 1,000 acres of diverse habitat, and laced with nearly thirty miles of multi-use trails, HVNC makes a great classroom for nature-based learning and non-motorized recreation. For more information: or call (207) 389-5150.


Event Date: 

Wed, 06/23/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Event Location: 

Hidden Valley Nature Center


Hidden Valley Nature Center
Jefferson  Maine
United States