Rain or Shine Club, Thursdays at 10am

Next outings:


Thursday January 16, 2020: Rain or Shine Club is cancelled. Due to school closings, we’d like you to stay off the roads and at home. Get outside and enjoy the snow! Keep it local and keep it safe! We’ll conquer Libby Hill next week!  

Thursday, January, 23, 2020, Gray's Libby Hill, GPS Address: 50 Libby Hill Rd. Gray, ME. (400 Footer Club!)

Libby Hill Trails in the town of Gray has eight miles of non-motorized trails, supported by the Friends of Libby Hill. Libby Hill’s summit defines the height of land between the Royal River watershed and the Presumpscot watershed. The trail system is on land protected by the Land for Maine’s Future program, the Gray Community Endowment, and many others. We’ll hike to the top of Libby Hill, a shorter hike, and may explore the trail system further. 

Thursday, January, 30, 2020, Pisgah Hill Preserve, GPS Address: 74 Dougherty Rd. New Gloucester ME

Join us to hike Pisgah Hill… depending on the weather we may or may not make it to the summit!  It’s a good time to check things out before the Full Moon Trek, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. We’ll probably be able to see where the fire is going to be built!  

Thursday, February, 6, 2020, Fels Groves Preserve, GPS Address: 211 Gilman Rd. Yarmouth ME.

We’ll be taking a break from the 400 Footers for a while and doing a few flatter adventures. Join us at Fels Groves Farm Preserve for a meander through the forest, over a few bridges and a tromp through the field. A great walk for pulling a sled. Not too many hills and the trails are fairly wide. Hope to see you there!

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