Upcoming Washington County Events
- : Books - Jan 15 - Calais - Author David Cook: Above the Gravel Bar - Wabanaki Center - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host author David Cook to discuss his book Above the Gravel Bar. A masterful account of canoeing in Maine's interconnected waterways, David's book explores the prehistoric canoe routes to campgrounds thousands of years old. Above the Gravel Bar takes the reader on a birchbark canoe journey through the Downeast Lakes landscape in the context of Northeastern geological development and Native American prehistoric culture. Come out for an insightful evening exploring the ancient trails that rivers, lakes, portages, and coastal routes provide to paddlers even now.
- : Craft Shows - Nov 30 - Milbridge - Art Fair and Christmas Market - Milbridge Women's Health Resource Library - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Area artists, musicians and writers will offer jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, leather works, turned wooden bowls, wreaths, CDs, books, and more at the Women's Health Resource Library in Milbridge. We will have a home made cookie and bar sale, as well as providing healthy refreshments. Event is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- : Festivals - Dec 31 - Eastport - Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Quirkiest New Year's Celebration Continues! The Tides Institute and Museum of Art will present the Annual Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop on New Year's Eve, an international, dual-celebration festivity with the Canadian New Year represented by a giant maple leaf dropped at midnight, Atlantic time, and the U.S. New Year with an 8-foot sardine at midnight, Eastern time. Town-wide events and a fireworks finale complete the event. Full details available at the Title link above.
- : Other - Nov 30 - Grand Lake Stream - Annual Community Tipping - Grand Lake Stream School Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and learn to identify and gather a regionally unique forest resource. In Maine, millions of wreaths are made each year. These wreaths are usually made from balsam fir brush. Balsam fir is used because it is plentiful, easy to work with, and, of course, because it smells like Christmas! Get out your boots, hats and gloves, and throw yourself into the holidays with a unique Maine tradition. Tips gathered will be used at the Tuesday, Dec. 2 community wreath making workshop.
- : Winter Sports - Jan 11 - Grand Lake Stream - Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Hike - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
Weather permitting, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust staff will lead a community cross-country ski/ snowshoe hike along the western side of Grand Lake Stream, following the snowmobile trail through a portion of the Sunrise Easement, then looping into the Farm Cove Community Forest through Billy Brown Farm, and back Fourth Lake Rd. into town. The flat three mile loop will lead skiers and snowshoers through a snow-covered wonderland of old hemlock and pine groves, new birch forest, and old fields. Participants will spot non-migratory birds, identify trees by their bark and twigs, and examine the tracks of wildlife before returning to the school building to warm up with mugs of hot cocoa.