Rain or Shine Club, Thursdays at 10am


Next outings:


Thursday, February, 27, 2020, Chandler Brook Preserve: GPS Address: 1409 North Rd, North Yarmouth

Owned and managed by the town of North Yarmouth and acquired with the financial support of Royal River Conservation Trust members and donors, Chandler Brook Preserve is a 65- acre property that borders Chandler Brook, one of the major tributaries to the Royal River. The preserve features 2.9 miles of trails that follow the brook and surrounding fields. The property also includes remnants of an old farm. 

Thursday, March, 5, 2020, The Intervale Preserve, GPS Address: 642 Intervale Rd. New Gloucester ME.

Join us on this short, beautiful hike overlooking the marshes and wetlands of New Gloucester. Learn more about our work in New Gloucester. This is an easy, short, flat walk.

Thursday, March, 12, 2020, Spear Farm Estuary Preserve, GPS Address: 445 Bayview St .

Owned and managed by the Town of Yarmouth, Spear Farm Estuary Preserve is a scenic 55-acre property with diverse habitats, ranging from stately oaks and pine forest to the open salt marshes of the Royal River estuary, and a small freshwater pond with a fringing marsh. The preserve includes 1.6 miles of gentle, well-maintained trails over rolling, coastal terrain perfect for foot or ski travel and ideal for bird watching. 

Thursday, March, 19, 2020, West Side Trail Phase II .

Join us as we walk phase II of West Side Trail. The trail is Universally Accessible, and offers pleasant scenery and easy footing. Come learn more about the West Side Trail and the people who have made such a wonderful asset to the community possible. 

Program Details:

The 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. Please join us Thursday mornings at 10 am for a well-planned, no-cost adventure. 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