PHIPPSBURG — The Nature Conservancy will be leading a 6-mile snowshoe/hike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Basin Preserve in Phippsburg. The 1,840-acre, forested coastal preserve is Conservancy’s largest in Maine.

This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend — a statewide initiative to connect Mainers to the outdoors. Participants will snowshoe through mixed hardwood forests and rare pitch pine woodlands, while traversing low granite ridges and skirting frozen wetlands and bogs. Participants will also pass through the Sprague Pond Preserve, owned and managed by Phippsburg Land Trust.

The snowshoe is moderately strenuous and limited to 20 individuals. Participants should bring their own snowshoes and be prepared for physical activity in changing winter conditions.

The free event will take place even if there isn’t any snow. Those taking part are asked not to bring their dogs.

For more information, contact Dan Grenier at (207)607- 4842. To register, visit

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