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June 30, Saturday, 9:30am, Stonewood Trail, Stonewood Drive, Freeport. Host; Cheryl St. Pierre 725-4875 or 607-9226

This property is managed by the Freeport Conservation Trust and has well-marked trails. At the start of the trail you will find yourself in an upland forest with a large vernal pool area. The trails continue gently up and down, crossing streams and wet areas, through coastal mixed forest of large spruce, hemlock, and pine with middle age oak, fir and birch.

Directions: DeLorme map 6.

Take I-295 to exit 20 (Desert Road). Turn east on Desert Rd. towards Freeport Village. At the traffic light turn right onto rte. 1 south. Travel 1.2 miles to Stonewood Drive on your left, directly across from The Bike and Ski Shop. Drive to the end of Stonewood Dr. (About 0.1 mile) to the trailhead and parking.

  

July 8, Sunday, 2pm, Caesar Pond Wildlife Management Area, town of Bowdoin. Host: Michaeline Mulvey 737-8695

This wildlife management area has wetlands, including a bog and a stream so there will be plenty of moist areas. The upland forest consists of a mix of various species of hardwoods and conifers with a wide range of ages. If you feel the need to get to the bog, you will need boots and hike a moderate distance with a lot of fallen tree obstacles. One could reach it fairly easily with a kayak or canoe, but nothing motorized as the pond is too shallow and there isn’t a launch area.

Directions: DeLorme map 6.

Take I-295 to exit 37 (Bowdoinham/Bowdoin); turn left  (west, or right from the north) onto rtes. 125 S/138 for about 0.1 mile to a right onto Pond Road/125 south (there is a Park and Ride at this intersection); travel 1.6 miles to a stop sign at the rte. 201 intersection; turn right, travel a few hundred feet to a left onto rte 125 S/Main St.; travel 1.5 miles to Litchfield Rd. on the right (This intersection is not signposted but there is the Bowdoin Town Store (BTS) and gas station on this corner and it is opposite the Meadow Road.); go 2.1 miles on the Litchfield Rd. to the gravel road to parking for Caesar Pond on the left. There will be a brown Wildlife Management Area sign across from mailbox #443.