STATEWIDE — Events are planned throughout the state for the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, to take place Sept. 28-30. This is a series of low cost or free introductory-level outdoor events designed to encourage Mainers to get outside and active and enjoy new places and meet new organizations. For more information visit www.facebook.com/greatmaineoutdoorweekend. Area events include the following:
Friday on the Farm at Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For details visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/friday-farm.
A work day will take place on Woodsum Spur trail on Puzzle Mountain, sponsored by Mahoosuc Pathways and Mahoosuc Land Trust, Newry, on Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants should meet at the Grafton Loop Trail parking lot on Route 26 in Newry at 9 a.m. Bring lunch, water and appropriate seasonal gear. There will be a barbecue after the hike at 69 Winslow Road in Bethel. All are welcome; bring a side dish. For more information, visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/puzzle-mountain-woodsum-spur-trail-work.
Kennebec Land Trust will host an all-abilities excursion to the summit of Mt. Pisgah in Winthrop from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. For information, visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/abilities-excursion-summit-mt-pisgah.
A fall hike with Androscoggin Land Trust will take place at Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/fall-hike-androscoggin-riverlands-state-park-androscoggin-land-trust.
A fall paddle with Androscoggin Land Trust will take place at Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. For details visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/fall-paddle-androscoggin-riverlands-state-park-androscoggin-land-trust.
Mahoosuc Land Trust's Celebration of Mahoosuc Outdoors will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 69 Winslow Road (off of the Intervale Road) in Bethel, not at the Bryant Pond 4H center. Visit greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/event/celebration-mahoosuc-outdoors for information.