Events

Old Chapman Farm Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, 19 August 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

You are cordially invited to attend our Old Chapman Farm Grand Opening from 10 am to 12 noon (rain date Aug. 20), on the Upper Long Pond Road in Bucksport. We’ll have a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 am, guided hikes leaving at intervals, and refreshments available. This 65-acre parcel, donated to GPMCT in 2015, hosts the remains of an old farm built in 1834 by the Chapman family—as well as a 5.5-acre managed blueberry field with a spectacular view toward Peaked Mountain, and a new ¾-mile hiking trail through a diverse forest with more than 200 plant species, towering trees and fern-covered boulders.

The Old Chapman Farm is located on Upper Long Pond Road, ~2.5 miles north of the intersection of Mast Hill Road & Moosehorn Drive in Bucksport. Upper Long Pond Road leaves Moosehorn Drive and is easily navigable to the Town of Bucksport sludge storage facility. From there the road becomes rough for 1.1 miles to the property. Good ground clearance will get you there; or you can park at the Town site or the DiVincenzo property 0.4 miles farther north, and walk from there (look for signs). WE’LL ALSO HAVE SHUTTLES RUNNING FROM THE TOWN FACILITY IF YOU GET THERE BY 10:15. Please carpool from the head of Upper Long Pond Road at Moosehorn Drive if you can for this event; parking is limited. Please don’t attempt to drive to the property from the north; the bridge over Colby Brook is unsafe. For more info, call 469-6929, e-mail info@greatpondtrust.org. If weather looks iffy, check back here or on Facebook.


Sing Out the Summer Campfire Sing-a-Long

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017
Time: 07:00 PM

Come sing out the summer around a blazing campfire in the scenic Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. We’ll provide the fire and the s’mores and a few good musicians; you bring a camp chair, something to drink, a marshmallow stick, bug protection and a musical instrument, if you like. Enter via South Gate on Route 1 (just south of Rte. 176 intersection) and follow signs to the campfire. Drive in or hike. A free event presented by GPMCT and WERU Community Radio.


Wildlands Trail Race

Date: Sunday, 29 October 2017
Time: 11:00 AM

GPMCT and Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) are offering the 5th annual Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Challenge, with the 2-mile or 6.3-mile GPMCT Wildlands Trail Race on October 29 and 4 or 8-mile FBC Autumn Trail Race November 5. Participants who run (or walk!) both races are eligible for a special prize. For more details, go to our Race Page, or www.frenchmanbay.org. Want to be a sponsor? Call Cheri at 469-6929 or e-mail info@greatpondtrust.org.