Rain or Shine Club, Thursdays at 10am

Next outings:

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Knight's Pond, GPS Address: Tree Ln, North Yarmouth.

Knight’s Pond trails in North Yarmouth wind through deep woods, with fairly easy footing. RRCT has been working on the trails throughout the summer to re-route and improve them. Come and join us for an easy, family friendly walk. Also meet our new Stewardship Director Irene Syphers Flynn. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 , Pineland Public Reserved Land, GPS Address: Depot Rd., Gray ME

Join us to walk the Pineland Public Reserved Land. These trails are on state forests in Gray, North Yarmouth and New Gloucester. They do not connect to nearby Pineland Farms extensive private trail networks. Join us for this loop trail hike and meet our new Stewardship Director, Irene Syphers Flynn. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019, Runaround Pond Recreation Area, 315 Runaround Pond Rd, Durham ME.

Runaround Pond’s conserved landscape in Durham includes 374 acres of conserved land. The conserved landscape is comprised of RRCT’s Chesley Meadows Preserve, the town of Durham’s Runaround Pond Recreation Area, and Old Crow Ranch – a conserved working farm that is near by. 

On this Halloween, it’s a great place to visit because Stephen King grew up on Runaround Pond Rd and based some of his characters and many of the settings of his novels on the land around Runaround Pond… that is as scary as we will get!!

Thursday, November 7, 2019, Elmwood Trails, 500 Lawrence Rd. Pownal, ME
  Elmwood Trails is a series of trail easements across four private landowners, connecting with State Park trails. The path is narrow at times and includes some rocks and roots and wet areas. We have typically accessed it from its other end on 854 Elmwood Rd and done an out and back hike. This time, because parking is better at Lawrence Road we will hike the second half out and back. Come join us! Learn more about conservation and about our favorite places. 

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