Damariscotta River Association (DRA) is partnering with Great Salt Bay Community School’s PTO to host Winter Fest, a free, family-friendly event at DRA’s Round Top Farm in Damariscotta on Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon to 3 p.m.
A rain or no-snow date has been scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17 at the same time.
Kids and grown-ups alike are invited to celebrate the best of winter with sledding, ice skating, a sled dog demonstration, snowshoeing, a children’s craft, hotdogs on the grill, and hot chocolate.
The warming hut will be open, and ice skates of all sizes are available to borrow. Thanks to a grant from the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend School Partnerships Fund in 2018, there are also adult and kid-sized snowshoes to try out.
This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW), a series of events in February and September led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal of GMOW is to connect friends and neighbors with the natural world and to promote fun, physical activity, and good health.
Another GMOW event is a snowshoe hike at NORGAL and Bearce Allen preserves, to be led by DRA and Pemaquid Watershed Association on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.