Thoreau-Wabanaki Festival, through Saturday in Greenville
The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival will take place Wednesday through Saturday around Moosehead Lake. Events include presentations about the Allagash, Thoreau’s trip through the North Maine Woods, basket-making classes and wildlife presentations. To learn more go to www.nrecmoosehead.org.
Island Paddle, 9 a.m. in Boothbay
Join Boothbay Region Land Trust’s avid kayak enthusiast, Diane Gilman, as she paddles out to Indiantown Island Preserve. This moderate paddle will pass by Miles and Spectacle Island Preserves in the Sheepscot River before landing at the Indiantown Island float. Paddlers will have the opportunity to stretch their legs with a short hike while investigating the significant cultural history of the preserve. This round-trip paddle launches at the Knickercane Boat Launch off the bridge on Barters Island Road, and is appropriate for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Participants should bring plenty of water, snacks, sun block and a life vest. To register, email [email protected] or call 633-4818.
Thoreau’s World, 7 p.m. in Millinocket
Photographer Scot Miller spent several years exploring the trail followed by Henry David Thoreau in Maine. His photographic work has been on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and was published in the book “Thoreau, The Maine Woods.” Come meet Miller and hear all about his adventures in Maine at the Baxter State Park headquarters at 64 Balsam Drive. Miller also will give his presentation at 7 p.m. July 28 at CoeSpace at 48 Columbia St. in Bangor; and then at 7 p.m. July 29 at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library on Forest Avenue in Portland.
Tails on the Trails, 10 a.m. in Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Land Trust is inviting dogs and their owners to Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve for a dog-friendly hike. All well-behaved dogs are welcome and must be leashed or under voice command. The Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve is located just off Route 96 on Eastern Avenue, just past the intersection of Routes 27 and 96. For more information, email [email protected] or call 633-4818.
Photographic Tour, 6:30 p.m. July 29, in Topsham
The Cathance River Education Alliance and the Topsham Library are hosting the next program in their monthly community nature series at the Topsham Library. Photographer David White has explored each of the alliance’s land trust properties. He’ll share a photographic tour of them. No cost, all welcome. To learn more, go to www.creamaine.org.
Send calendar listings to Deirdre Fleming at [email protected]