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LA Trails offers snowshoe hike at Winter Festival

LA Trails, the urban trails program of the Androscoggin Land Trust, will kick off its winter season of snowshoe hikes as part of the City of Auburn’s Annual Winter Festival. The first hike will occur at Mt. Apatite Park on Saturday, January 28.

Dana Little, local LA Trails volunteer, will lead participants of all ages along all-season trails with mild gradients. There will be hiking regardless of the weather or the amount of snow, and it will last approximately two hours, depending on the ability level and desire of the participants.

During the walk, Dana will identify birds and animal tracks, and trail maps of the Mt. Apatite Park as well as LA Trails maps will be available for all hikers.

For the Mt. Apatite hike, meet at the Small Road entrance at 10 a.m. Directions: From Minot Avenue (Routes 11 and 121), turn north onto Hatch Road and travel 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Small Road. Parking is at the end of Small Road (about .2 mile). Please bring your own snowshoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information about these open spaces or the snowshoe events, contact LA Trails at 782-2302, email at info@latrails.org or see www.androscogginlandtrust.org.

LA Trails, a program of ALT, advocates for trail development and stewardship and works to transform the quality of life in Lewiston and Auburn by helping to develop the most comprehensive, accessible, and well-used trail system in Maine.

The Androscoggin Land Trust protects important natural areas, traditional landscapes and outdoor experiences within the Androscoggin River watershed by promoting stewardship and supporting a network of public and privately held conservation land. ALT conserves over 4,800 acres of land, including over 10 miles of riverfront along the Androscoggin River.

 

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