BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust Stewardship Manager Jon Evans will lead a hike up the Pate Trail at Bald Pate Mountain to take in the seasons glorious colors at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
Hikers should use the alternative parking for Bald Pate on Moose Cove Lodge Road, a short distance south of the main parking area on Route 107. Parking is approximately 1/2-mile on the left.
The Micah Trail will be taken to the Pate Trail for a challenging scramble to the “Pate” where gorgeous views of Sebago and other lakes and ponds can be observed. From there, guests will continue to the main summit before heading down the west side of the South Face Loop back to the parking area.
The round trip will be approximately 2-3 hours depending on the pace of the group. Foliage should be near peak for this strenuous hike. Sturdy hiking shoes or boots and water are necessary. Layers of clothing and snacks are always encouraged.
Loon Echo preserves nearly 6,000 acres of land and manages 25 miles of multi-use trails in Bridgton, Denmark, Harrison, Naples, Casco, Raymond and Sebago. Its mission is to conserve the region’s natural resources and character for current and future generations.
All Loon Echo hikes are free; however, donations are always welcome and will qualify you for a one-year membership. Find out more about Loon Echo by visiting www.loonecholandtrust.org or call 207-647-4352.