“Sears Island’s Greatest Hits” guided hike with Cloe Chunn, July 2

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SEARS ISLAND — Friends of Sears Island (FOSI) will host a guided hike of the “greatest hits” around the island on Tuesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., led by Maine Master Naturalist and FOSI advisory group member Cloe Chunn. The hike will take in some of the island’s most spectacular sites while traversing through a variety of ecosystems.

Chunn will first lead the group along the western shore of the island so that participants can see where the proposed offshore wind manufacturing facility would be sited, and what shoreline and inland habitat stands to be lost.

“We’ll explore some of the island’s most beautiful sections of trails, as well as the southern shore and tide pools, the eastern ledges, the old foundations of the Sears family’s summer home and the farmhouse on the Homestead Trail, and the milkweed field, where we may spot some butterflies,” said FOSI, in a news release.

Chunn will be sharing about the natural history of the island throughout the walk.

The hike will be approximately 5-6 miles, covering a variety of terrain, from rocky shoreline to trails with exposed roots and bog bridging. Participants should bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, sun protection, and take precautions against ticks. Swimming will also be an option for those that are interested. Please leave your pets at home, as they are not permitted on organized FOSI programs.

This event is free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, email outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org.

Event Date: 

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Sears Island