Wednesday Walkers

Vinalhaven | Wed, Jul 19 | All Ages

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Time: Wed, Jul 19, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Vinalhaven

Description:

Hike Date:  19 July, 2017

Organization:  Midcoast Conservancy

Leader’s name:  Marty & Betty Welt

Email: backlog@tidewater.net

Phone:  563-2739

Cell:  Marty – 350-1918

Hike name or Preserve:  Ambrust Hill and Lane’s Island

Length in miles: 3 miles

Difficulty:  easy

Directions to the trailhead:  

We need to be on the 8:45 ferry out of Rockland. You can park at the ferry terminal, but it is limited. It would be better for us to meet at the Friends Meeting House on Belvedere Road in Damariscotta and carpool in as few cars as possible. Once we reach the island, we will walk to the trailhead for Ambrust Hill (Town of Vinalhaven preserve) and then Lane’s Island (Nature Conservancy preserve)

Bring lunch or be prepared to buy it on the island. The return will probably be on the 1:00 ferry. We do not all have to return on the same ferry.

Car pool meeting time:  7:30 a.m.

Time to meet at at the ferry and buy tickets:  8:30 a.m. (ferry leaves promptly at 8:45)

Map of the island with all the hiking preserves:

http://www.vinalhavenlandtrust.org/classpreserves.html

(The preserve is about a ten minute walk from downtown Vinalhaven. Take the Maine State Ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven. Lane’s Island will be on your right as the ferry approaches the landing. Once on land in Vinalhaven, bear right and go through town to the last business block on Main Street. Turn right at the fountain, past Ambrust Hill and over the Indian Creek Causeway. Turn left on the dirt road by the The Nature Conservancy sign or park beyond the sign.)

Ferry information and schedule: http://maine.gov/mdot/ferry/vinalhaven/

Please ask any questions via backlog@tidewater.net

Wednesday Walkers is  group of cooperating land trusts, organizations and individuals working together to offer weekly hikes from May to November. These groups include: Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Georges River Land Trust, Medomak Valley Land Trust, Damariscotta River Association, Pemaquid Watershed Association, Midcoast Conservancy, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Phippsburg Land Trust, Spectrum Generations and Chewonki.