Winter Fest, a free family-friendly event at DRA’s Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, has been postponed due to lack of snow and will now be held on Sunday, Feb. 17 from noon-3 p.m. The event is hosted by Damariscotta River Association, Pemaquid Watershed Association, and Great Salt Bay Community School’s PTO.
Kids and grown-ups alike are invited to celebrate the best of winter with sledding, ice skating, a sled dog demonstration, snowshoeing, a children’s craft, hot dogs on the grill, and hot chocolate.
The warming hut will be open and ice skates of all sizes are available to borrow. Thanks to a grant from the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend School Partnerships Fund in 2018, there are also adult and kid-sized snowshoes to try out.
This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, a series of events in February and September led by outdoor-oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is to connect friends and neighbors with the natural world and to promote fun, physical activity, and good health.
Damariscotta River Association and Pemaquid Association are in the process of unifying to become a single nonprofit, membership-supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization. DRA-PWA is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the greater Pemaquid peninsula and Damariscotta River region.
DRA-PWA has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation, and cultural preservation.
Visitors are welcome at the Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta as well as the many other DRA-PWA properties throughout the region.