The Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard with a concise, thoughtful outing each week. Join the Club for a fun & well planned, no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, (almost) always free; rain (or snow) or shine. Experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn where to explore across town. We will visit different places each week across our service area; in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, Durham and Gray. Check this page or RRCT’s Facebook page for details and schedule of locations.
The Rain or Shine Club is here to show you why we protect land, where to access it and the best way to use it. The club can be the perfect morning outing for young families, visiting friends, or anyone looking for the best places to explore near home. Load your babies into backpacks or come toddle along. Everyone from infants to grandparents are welcome. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their trip into the wild knowing there’s a safe return as part of the plan.
Bring a friend and meet new ones. Adventures are typically an hour or two but we try to be flexible according to the group. The terrain is always pretty accessible but most trails are not suitable for wheeled travel. During the winter, snowshoes may be needed. The rest of the year we will be hiking, walking or just generally stomping about.
Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, snacks and a thermos or water bottle. Check back here for any updates or changes. Well behaved dogs are usually welcome with a leash.
If you are running late or need better driving directions please call or text Kyle. We have cell service at nearly all of our trip locations. (207)632-6112.
It’s a great way to meet other young parents. It’s also popular for new residents, neighbors, or folks of all ages who want to get to know our organization and explore new trails.
Get Out! Nature Walks are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. Join us for a well-planned, no cost, guided adventure. Fourth Wednesdays, always 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, free; rain, snow, or shine. Check our detailed schedule for specifics. Our program is jointly offered by both the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust and the Royal River Conservation Trust. Our nature walks are at preserves in the Towns of Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Durham, or anywhere else we decide to roam.
This new program started in early 2017 will be popular for new residents, neighbors, and novices or experts of all ages who want to get to know our organizations and explore new preserves.
- From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm will have guided nature walks, guided historical tours of the old dam and cellar holes.
- From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm we’ll have free kayaks, canoes, SUPS and gear with a registered Maine guide to help people learn to paddler or explore the pond. Bring your own boat if you have one, to allow more people to use the free boats.
- At 11:00 we’ll unveil a plaque to honor landowners who made conservation possible, and to thank the many people involved in the project. We’ll also unveil (and tell about planned) improvements including signs, kiosks, trails, and more.
- Bring Your Own Picnic (BYOP). There are picnic tables, and picnic ledges. We hope you’ll spend some time and explore on your own.
We’re also working to line up farm tours with Old Crow Ranch, and yurt tours with Maine Forest Yurts. Stay tuned!
Stay tuned for details, or check out the state-wide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend site.