Due to the pandemic, RRCT’s Rain or Shine Club is on hold until further notice. We recommend that you continue to get outside and onto trails because it is healthy for you and your family in so many ways. Be safe and keep safe distances from other hikers. Keeping your dog on a leash will help eliminate stress for other hikers too. When you go to a preserve, have a back-up plan. If the trail head is full find a different place to hike.
Visit our Trails and Preserves Page and find a Preserve for you and your family to enjoy.
Typically, Rain or Shine Club offers a family-friendly and new-neighbor-friendly introduction to our favorite places with a focus on our active land stewardship projects. Learn how and why we work to protect land, and to protect and develop access to land. Each week we celebrate our successes with a variety of guided and self-led tours. Outings are typically an hour or two long. This five minute video describes the program and experience from one family’s perspective.
We head out rain (or snow, or wind…) or shine! Please be mindful of the weather, and bugs, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, snacks, and thermos or water bottle. Well-behaved dogs are usually welcome with a leash and bags. Check this site regularly to stay updated. Any updates or changes to an event will be posted here by 7 am on the day of the outing.
Contact us at (207) 847-9399 with questions about gear, driving directions or anything else.
Here are some more press articles describing Rain or Shine Club:
May 2017, Bangor Daily News: Kid-friendly Rain or Shine hiking club
January 2017, Maine Women Magazine: Take the kids on an outdoor adventure with the Rain or Shine Club
October 2016, Maine Magazine: Enjoying the Royal: Communities Collaborate to Create Access to Nature