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Event: 'Trek Aross York Pond' Print
  Hikes & Outings
Date: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 10:00 am
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact Info:
207-646-3604
Email: info@gwrlt.org
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Trek Across York Pond

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

10 am - noon

Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

York Pond

York/Eliot

 


With our cold winter, we have an opportunity to view the land from the water! Setting out across York Pond from the public access point off of Rte. 91, hikers will view the shoreline of a recently donated conservation easement, a floating bog, and on the western shore, some of the over 200 acres belonging to Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

Guide for the adventure is Jack Kareckas, GWRLT board member from South Berwick and leader of many hikes in the York Pond area.

This is a remarkably pristine area. Part of a nearly 3,000-acre block of unfragmented forest surrounding York Pond and Upper Bartlett Mill Pond (which form the headwaters of the York River), nearly 600 acres have been protected through partnerships including Great Works Regional Land Trust, the towns of Eliot and South Berwick, Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, and The Nature Conservancy.

Along with riparian buffers and forest land, resources include rare and endangered animals such as the Blandings turtle; wetlands and vernal pools; public access and trails; and sites of the historic Punkintown settlement. Link to more information about our work in the York Pond focus area.

York Pond is a “quiet water” pond, restricted to electric motors or paddles only. Put in is through the York Shores subdivision, off the cul de sac on York Pond Road. The pedestrian right-of-way is through private property. You may park on York Pond Road.

Link to map.

Reservations required as numbers are limited. Call 207-646-3604 or email to reserve your place. It's always wise to confirm date, location and footgear recommendations. Free to members, suggested donation of $5 ($10/family) for non-members.

Day of hike phone # 207-251-9015



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