ORLAND — Canoe and kayak enthusiasts are invited to participate in two June paddles being organized by the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.
On Saturday, June 12, paddlers will meet at the Moosehorn Stream bridge on Bald Mountain Road at 8:30 a.m. for a paddle into Hothole Pond.
The paddle will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon.
Participants should bring a canoe or kayak, paddle, personal flotation device (PFD), sun and bug protection and a snalck.
Paddlers also should be prepared to climb out and pull their craft over a beaver dam or two, if necessary.
Pre-registrations are requested by calling 469-2008 or e-mailing [email protected]
On Saturday, June 26, paddlers are invited to join in the annual Alewife run from Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery to Orland village as part of the Orland River Day festivities.
Cheri Domina of the Great Pond Mountain trust and Karen Francouer of Castine Kayak will lead the paddle from the Alamoosook Lake beach at 8 a.m. for the 3.5-mile trip down the Narramissic River.
One short portage around a dam is involved.
Castine Kayak will have craft to rent, if needed (call 866-3506), and the trust also will have a canoe, paddles and PFDs available.
To leave a vehicle Orland Village, drop off the canoe or kayak at the hatchery, the drive to the village and take a 7:30 a.m. shuttle (courtesy of First Student) from the parking lot next to the post office back to the hatchery.
For more information, call Domina at 469-2008 or e-mail [email protected]