Snowshoe hike in Bristol Feb. 9

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 7:00am

In celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW), Damariscotta River Association (DRA) and Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) are joining forces to offer a snowshoe hike at Bearce Allen and NORGAL Preserves from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9.

The preserves are located side-by-side in Bristol. Both feature mature woods crisscrossed by stone walls, and offer excellent opportunities for spotting signs of wildlife. The trails are not strenuous, and the total distance is about 1.5 miles.

Conditions permitting, hikers may bring their own snowshoes, or borrow DRA’s. Those who would like to borrow snowshoes should provide their height when they register, which can be done online at

The group will meet at the Bearce Allen trailhead at 10 a.m., at 14 Austin Road in Bristol. This event is free.

For more information about DRA, call 207-563-1393, email, or see For PWA, call 207-563-2196, email, or see