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Upcoming Events
Backcountry Nordic Skiing

When: Saturday, February 8th, 10 am 

Where: Crooked River Forest - Intervale

Level of Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Join LELT Executive Director and Registered Maine Guide Matt Markot for a backcountry Nordic ski adventure at Loon Echo’s Intervale Preserve on Scribner’s Mills Road in Harrison. You’ll need to bring your own equipment and metal edged touring skis are recommended. Snow conditions permitting, the preserve offers fine opportunities for off-trail ski touring (mostly flat and suitable for intermediate skiers) and perhaps a side trip via snowmobile trial to neighboring Fluvial Brewing for a pint or two! Meet at the parking area on Scribner’s Mills Road at 10 am. Please RSVP to prior to the event. The event will be rescheduled depending on snow conditions. 
  When: Saturday, February 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Crooked River Forest - Intervale
Level of Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Join Loon Echo, Portland Water District (PWD) and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) staff members for a “partnerships” snowshoe hike. Guests will have an opportunity to learn from the experts that work to protect land, water, and wild communities in the northern Sebago Lake region. Meet at the Intervale  parking area on Scribners Mill Road in Harrison. Layered clothing, water and snacks are encouraged. Snowshoes and/or traction devices will be required. Free, but registration required here.
First Mondays: Pondicherry Walk
Pondicherry Park
When: Monday, March 2nd, 12:30pm - 1:15/1:30pm (and the first Monday of every month this year!)
Where: Pondicherry Park
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Join us for a walk in Pondicherry Park! Nothing fancy and no agenda- just a chance to get out on conserved land with LELT staff and meet new people. We'll decide on a route based on ability and interest level. 
Plan ahead! For our full calendar of events, click here.
All outdoor events are subject to weather conditions and/or date changes. Any changes will be noted on our website and Facebook page. For more information and additional activities, please contact 207-647-4352, or check out our website at

Maine Lakes Winter Carnival - Fishing Derby

Volunteer Opportunity: Join us on Saturday, February 15th for the Annual Junior Fishing Derby as part of the Maine Lakes Winter Carnival. LELT is helping Unc'l Lunkers run the fishing derby this year because getting our youth outside and teaching them outdoor skills helps cultivate the next generation of stewards. Join us! Email Jon at if you'd like to help out.

Need snowshoes? We've got you covered!

Photo by Jerry Monkman
LELT is excited to announce that we have a new fleet of snowshoes and poles available for you to use (for free!). Thanks to support from the Onion Foundation, we have 6 pairs of snowshoes and poles for use at our winter hikes and walks. Just let us know you'd like to borrow a pair, and we'll have them ready to go for you.

Spotted: Snowshoe Hare on Pleasant Mountain

The photo above was taken on the Bald Peak Trail at Pleasant Mountain. We've also seen recent evidence of snowshoe hare at Peabody-Fitch Woods. We love to see our lands supporting wild communities. Ever seen wildlife, or evidence of wildlife, on LELT lands? Send us your photos!

Learn more about Snowshoe Hares & Rabbits in Maine here.

New Stickers!

Show your LELT pride with a new sticker. Pick up yours by dropping by the office Monday - Friday, 9-5.

Vote for LELT

Pleasant Mountain

Support LELT by voting for us in Bangor Saving's Bank's "Community Matters More" contest. Voting is easy, just write in "Loon Echo Land Trust" under Cumberland County, and vote for your other favorite community non-profits while you're at it!

Click here to vote for LELT

Protect Our Forests for Future Generations

Loon Echo Land Trust is a community-supported non-profit. Your donation will make sure our forests stay open for you and your family, save places for Maine’s wildlife, and helps our earth be more resilient to climate change. Learn more here.
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 Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region of Maine to conserve its natural resources and character for future generations.
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