Walk in the Woods

2 p.m. in Freeport

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park has an ongoing spring program. Meet at the benches by the second parking lot. Free with park admission, which costs $1 for ages 5 to 11; $3 for those 12 to 64; and $4.50 for nonresidents. Call 865-4465.


A 5,000-Mile Paddle

7 p.m. in Portland

Meet a man who has paddled 5,000 miles at the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club’s monthly meeting. Reinhard Zollitsch will tell his story of paddling the Maine coast by sea canoe. A retired professor from the University of Maine, Zollitsch has written about paddling in North America. The presentation is at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, go to


Barn Open House

9 a.m. in New Gloucester

The New Gloucester History Barn will be open for all to enjoy for free from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The barn has an exhibit of antique carriages, historical photographs and new museum acquisitions. The barn is located behind the New Gloucester Town Hall on Route 231. The event is sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society. For information, call 926-3188.

Weskeag Grand Opening

10 a.m. in South Thomaston

The Georges River Land Trust and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will unveil a new wildlife viewing platform and trail at the Weskeag Marsh. The event is free and open to the public. Meet at the Buttermilk Lane parking lot in South Thomaston. With a Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund grant, the land trust has made the platform and interpretive panels about the marsh possible. DIFW owns and manages the R. Waldo Tyler Wildlife Management Area at the marsh. For more information, go to or call 594-5166.

Cinco de Hiko

10 a.m. in Carrabassett Valley

A hike and barbecue are being held to raise money for the town’s new disc golf course that is being developed by the Carrabassett Valley Disc Golf Association. The hike will take place at 10 a.m. on IRA Mountain, starting at the IRA bridge on Route 16. There is no cost but donations are welcome. Call 522-5342 or 590-5672.

Intervale Marsh Walk

7 a.m. in New Gloucester

Join York County Audubon and explore the Intervale Marsh of New Gloucester in search of some of the reclusive species found in wetlands, birds such as Virginia rail, sora and American bittern. Meet at 7 a.m. in New Gloucester. For information, call 985-3342 or go to

Take a Hike

All day in Hinckley

L.C. Bates Museum is hosting a display on the Appalachian Trail. Come learn about long-distance hiking through this exhibition, explained by veteran hiker Theresa Harley-Wilson. The photographs and stories examine the joys and struggles hikers experience. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is located on Route 201 in Hinckley on the Good Will-Hinckley Campus. All are welcome. Call 238-4250 for more information.

— Compiled by Deirdre Fleming