June 9 & June 11 Wildflower Walks at Baker Hill
Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy for a walk at Baker Hill Preserve to view the Lady's Slipper orchids in bloom! Both walks begin at 9:00 am. Meet at the Baker Hill parking lot.
June 19 Bird & Plant Walk with Downeat Audubon at Corea Heath National Wildlife Refuge
Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Downeast Audubon are co-hosting a bird and plant hike at Corea Heath National Wildlife Refuge in Corea on Sunday, June 19 starting at 8:30 am. Jill Weber, co-author of The Plants of Acadia National Park, will lead the walk. The trail is a short 0.2 mile wheelchair accessible trail which leads to an observation platform with great views of the heath. Bring binoculars and water. Registration is required as participation is limited to 15—please call or email Downeast Audubon to sign-up at 664-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: From Ellsworth on Route 1, turn right onto 195 south in Gouldsboro and follow 4.8 miles to Prospect Harbor. At the junction with 186, turn left, drive 0.1 mile, and turn right onto 195 (Corea Rd.) Continue on 195 for 2.6 miles and then turn right into the refuge parking lot.
June 25 Taft Point Preserve Grand Opening
Join Frenchman Bay Conservancy for a group hike and celebration of a new preserve in Gouldsboro, Taft Point Preserve. The preserve was acquired as a gift from Jeremy Strater in 2014. The conserved land consists of 68 acres of woodlands and a half mile of coastal frontage with spectacular views of the Acadia Mountains, Stave Island, Calf Island, Schieffelen Point and Schoodic Mountain. Event begins at 10:00 am. This event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided.
DIRECTIONS: From the Hancock side of the Hancock-Sullivan bridge, drive 8.5 miles on US-1 N. Turn right onto 186 in Gouldsboro. Drive 1.5 miles and turn right onto Taft Point Road. Follow the Taft Point Road to the end and turn right onto the gravel sign at FBC’s preserve sign. Follow the gravel road to the FBC parking lot on the left.
View of Flanders Bay from Taft Point Preserve trail