La Verna Preserve in Bristol boasts a variety of forest habitats as well as interesting geology and stunning views of Muscongus Bay. Coastal Rivers Education Director Sarah Gladu will be leading a gentle hike at this preserve on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a focus on trees in winter.
Boots are recommended, as well as snowshoes or ice cleats if there is snow or ice on the trail. Coastal Rivers asks that dogs be left at home for this guided hike.
La Verna Preserve is located on Route 32 in Bristol, about 3.5 miles south of the Round Pond Post Office. The preserve parking lot is on the right shortly after the Ocean Hill cemetery.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, formerly Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Watershed Association, is a non-profit, membership supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the greater Pemaquid peninsula and Damariscotta River region.
Coastal Rivers has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation and cultural preservation.
Visitors are welcome at Coastal Rivers’ many properties throughout the region. For more information about Coastal Rivers, call (207) 563-1393, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.coastalrivers.org.