JEFFERSON — Midcoast Conservancy will host a full moon paddle at its Hidden Valley Nature Center (HVNC) in Jefferson on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 7 - 9 p.m.
“Participants can enjoy the silvery glow of the “full corn moon” (so called by early farmers because they had more nights of bright moon light to gather crops) 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.
Safety protocols will be in place. Attendees are asked observe the following Covid-19 guidelines: only registrants from Maine, or other states not requiring quarantine; a Covid-19 questionnaire needs to completed by all prior to the start of the course; social distancing required on the hike in, and when loading canoes in and out of the water; and only family units will share boats – no paddling with individuals from outside that unit. Other safety information is available on the event page of the Midcoast Conservancy website.
Little Dyer Pond is a true Great Pond with no public boat launch and almost no shoreline development, according to the Conservancy. 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 www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/full-moon-paddle-on-little-dyer-pond-8/.
Meet at the gate at 7 p.m.; bring flashlights or headlamps for the hike back to the parking lot.
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,” said the release.
For more information: midcoastconservancy.org or call (207) 389-5150.