BRIDGTON — Almost a month has passed since the wind and rain storm that caused so much damage to the state. In the weeks following, Bridgton-based Loon Echo Land Trust volunteers and staff set out over their 31 miles of trails to assess damage and make repairs before winter.

Loon Echo Stewardship Manager Jon Evans noted that the majority of Loon Echo’s trails had been impacted. “We had damage but things could have been much worse. There were many fallen trees blocking trails and, with the help of our volunteer trail adopters and friends, we were quick to locate the trouble spots. As of today, there are only a few remaining sections to clean up on Pleasant Mountain and all other trails are ready for winter,” he said.

Many of Loon Echo’s 10 preserves offer abundant winter recreational opportunities from hiking to snowshoeing and even some backcountry ski touring.

For trail maps and recreation guidelines on Loon Echo’s conserved lands, community members can check out the website or pick up a trail and information booklets at the Depot Street Office, local businesses and trail-head kiosks.

FMI:, 207-647-4352.

Loon Echo Stewardship Manager Jon Evans assesses the trails at the Raymond Community Forest.

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