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Add this event to my calendar 05/27/2018 06:30 AM 05/27/2018 10:30 AM America/New_York Down East Spring Birding Festival: Hike at Bog Brook Cove Preserve

MCHT's regional steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will be leading a hike at the MCHT Bog Brook Cove Preserve in Trescott as part of the annual Down East Spring Birding Festival.

There is no charge for this hike, but participants must be registered for the Birding Festival - either with a day pass or for the full festival. More information about the Down East Spring Birding Festival here.

The Moose Cove area of MCHT’s Bog Brook Cove Preserve is full of beauty and wildlife, especially birds. We will start this walk with a little sea-watching from an open panoramic viewshed and then walk the nearby Moose Cove Trail which cuts through a variety of habitats while offering several different views of Moose Cove and the open ocean. Alder thickets, hardwood forest dominated by maple and birch, and cedar and spruce forest will all be explored. Open canopies and vistas will provide abundant views of local birds and other wildlife.

We will hope to see sea birds, including alcids, sea ducks, Great Cormorant, warblers, vireos, and other songbirds.

Trail conditions will be mostly level with uneven stretches and a short, steep incline section to get up Moose Ridge.

Wear good walking/hiking shoes, and bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Dress warmly! Spotting scopes are also useful for the sea watch portion of this session. Kirk will have his scope available for participants. The 0.2-mile path from the parking lot to the Moose Cove scenic outlook is all-accessible.

Directions:

Meet at Moose Cove parking lot. From Cobscook Community Learning Center: Turn left onto Rte 189 east toward Lubec. After 3.9 miles turn right onto Rte 191 (Dixie Rd) and proceed south. After 6.7 miles turn left onto Moose River Rd. Drive to the parking lot at the end of Moose River Rd, staying left at the Bog Brook Rd fork.

From Cutler: Follow 191 through many twists and turns for about 7 miles, passing the Bog Brook Preserve entrance at Norse Pond Rd. 1.5 miles north of that, turn right onto Moose River Road. Drive to the parking lot at the end of Moose River Rd, staying left at the Bog Brook Rd fork.

There are no restroom faciltiies at the Preserve.

For more information, contact the Down East Spring Birding Festival. Call 207-733-2233 or email Jeanne Guisinger, Festival Coordinator at birdfest@thecclc.org.

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Event Location:
Bog Brook Cove Preserve, Moose River Road, Trescott

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MCHT's regional steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen will be leading a hike at the MCHT Bog Brook Cove Preserve in Trescott as part of the annual Down East Spring Birding Festival.

There is no charge for this hike, but participants must be registered for the Birding Festival - either with a day pass or for the full festival. More information about the Down East Spring Birding Festival here.

The Moose Cove area of MCHT’s Bog Brook Cove Preserve is full of beauty and wildlife, especially birds. We will start this walk with a little sea-watching from an open panoramic viewshed and then walk the nearby Moose Cove Trail which cuts through a variety of habitats while offering several different views of Moose Cove and the open ocean. Alder thickets, hardwood forest dominated by maple and birch, and cedar and spruce forest will all be explored. Open canopies and vistas will provide abundant views of local birds and other wildlife.

We will hope to see sea birds, including alcids, sea ducks, Great Cormorant, warblers, vireos, and other songbirds.

Trail conditions will be mostly level with uneven stretches and a short, steep incline section to get up Moose Ridge.

Wear good walking/hiking shoes, and bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Dress warmly! Spotting scopes are also useful for the sea watch portion of this session. Kirk will have his scope available for participants. The 0.2-mile path from the parking lot to the Moose Cove scenic outlook is all-accessible.

Directions:

Meet at Moose Cove parking lot. From Cobscook Community Learning Center: Turn left onto Rte 189 east toward Lubec. After 3.9 miles turn right onto Rte 191 (Dixie Rd) and proceed south. After 6.7 miles turn left onto Moose River Rd. Drive to the parking lot at the end of Moose River Rd, staying left at the Bog Brook Rd fork.

From Cutler: Follow 191 through many twists and turns for about 7 miles, passing the Bog Brook Preserve entrance at Norse Pond Rd. 1.5 miles north of that, turn right onto Moose River Road. Drive to the parking lot at the end of Moose River Rd, staying left at the Bog Brook Rd fork.

There are no restroom faciltiies at the Preserve.

For more information, contact the Down East Spring Birding Festival. Call 207-733-2233 or email Jeanne Guisinger, Festival Coordinator at birdfest@thecclc.org.

Moose River Road, Trescott, Maine

This event takes place at our Bog Brook Cove preserve.

Bog Brook Cove

Bog Brook Cove in Cutler and Trescott features gravel and cobble beaches, breathtaking views of the Bold Coast, a universally-accessible trail, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.

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