Maine state parks will participate in the upcoming “Great Maine Outdoor Weekend” on March 3 and 4, with unique activities highlighting four state parks.

The “Great Maine Outdoor Weekend” has been organized by the new Maine Outdoor Coalition, a group of 26 organizations and companies, including the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, that is working together to connect more Mainers to the outdoors.

More than 70 events around the state will help Mainers connect with the natural world and enjoy fun, physical activity and good health. Many of the activities are free and at the introductory level.

The statewide weekend event also will allow BPL to use its new Maine State Parks Ski & Snowshoe Trailer, a 12-foot-long enclosed trailer that contains cross country skis and snowshoes to outfit park visitors, at Mt. Blue State Park.

The trailer was obtained through collaboration with L.L.Bean, Healthy Hometowns, Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting Co., and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund.

For more information about Maine state parks, go to www.parksandlands.com.

For more information about the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, go to www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org.