BRIDGTON — Loon Echo Land Trust staff will lead a sunset-moonrise hike to Bald Pate Mountain on Saturday, March 31. Meet at the Bald Pate parking lot on Route 107 in South Bridgton at 6 p.m. for the 45-minute scramble to the summit.

Sunset will occur at 7:05 p.m. and the full Pink Moon will rise at 7:25 p.m. This second full moon of March is also referred to as a Blue Moon. Along the way, participants will learn about how Loon Echo and a group of concerned citizens rallied to permanently protect Bald Pate Mountain, the various critters that call it home and what this preserve’s future management looks like.

Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks and a headlamp for the return trip. Snowshoes or traction devices may be required, depending on weather. Check Loon Echo’s website and Facebook page for updates.

The hike is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To sign up, contact Loon Echo Stewardship Manager Jon Evans at [email protected] or 207-647-4352.

Loon Echo’s next event is Volunteer Trail Work Day at Pleasant Mountain on Saturday, April 14. For more information about upcoming events or ways to support Loon Echo Land Trust, go to or call 207-647-4352.

Hikers Jon Evans and Terri Perreault see the moonrise on Bald Pate Mountain.

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