ski, snowshoe or fat tire bike the trails; take a turn at the paintball target range

‘Snow Day’ at Hidden Valley Nature Center, March 4 invites public to hit the trails

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JEFFERSON — Snow has arrived just in time for a weekend of fun in the snow at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson. This Saturday, March 4, from noon to 3 p.m., all are invited to come to HVNC and take to the trails by ski, snowshoe or fat tire bike (rentals available all day) and take a turn at the paintball target range—a DIY Winter Biathlon opportunity.

There will be a marked course for skiing and riding. The paintball markers are provided by Midcoast Conservancy, and participants will receive safety training on how to use a marker before taking a turn. There will be bonfires and access to the warming hut at the Barn. Wood-fired pizza and s’mores kits will be available by donation.

“Saturday promises to be one of the best days of the year to engage in snow sports,” said Midcoast Conservancy, in a news release.

There is something for everyone at Hidden Valley Nature Center, which is open every day from dawn to dusk, has cabins and a yurt for camping, and offers high-quality gear rentals every weekend. Learn more at


Midcoast Conservancy is a vibrant regional land trust that works to protect vital lands and waters on a scale that matters and to inspire wonder and action on behalf of all species and the Earth. The organization works throughout the Sheepscot River, Medomak River, and Damariscotta Lake watersheds. Midcoast Conservancy manages over 13,000 acres in 55 preserves and 95 miles of trails, including Hidden Valley, a preserve with cabin and outdoor recreation equipment rentals and a low-impact forestry program. Community members can get involved in the organization’s work as volunteers with water quality monitoring, habitat restoration, fish passage projects, forestry and oyster farming or outdoor recreation and education. For more information, go to or call (207) 389-5150.

Event Date: 

Sat, 03/04/2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

Hidden Valley Nature Center


131 Egypt Road
Jefferson, ME 04348
United States