Coastal Hike at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation AreaPhippsburg, MaineFriday, June 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
Join Director Laura Sewall and Judy Marden ’66 on a four-mile hike through this wonderful Bates resource! The trail provides access to mile-long Seawall Beach, passing through interesting natural communities and varied terrains. Comprised of some 600 acres, the Conservation Area is private property owned by the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Corporation, a non-profit corporation with members from the St. John family (which originally conserved the area), Bates College, and the general public. Bates manages this resource for research and educational purposes, and is conducting environmental research throughout the area.
What to bring: Sturdy footwear, daypack, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, water, clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, wind/rain gear, swimsuit (for the hardy), camera, binoculars.
Meeting location: Trip will depart from the Merrill Gymnasium parking lot off of Russell Street. Bates will provide two large vans, and carpooling may be necessary for additional attendees. Please bring your vehicle if you are willing to drive. Bagged lunches will be provided. No restrooms, water, or trash receptacles are located along the hike. Please plan to carry out what you carry in.
Paddle on the AndroscogginSaturday, June 10, 1-3pm or 3-5pm Ed Muskie ‘36’s Clean Water Act and local efforts to encourage recreation on this beautiful resource have changed the way we view and use the river. We will paddle from the Bates Boathouse in Greene, where the Rowing Team has its dock and headquarters, and explore the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park across the river.
What to bring: Water, hat, wind or rain gear, camera. Life vests will be required and provided. We encourage you to bring your own canoe or kayak. There will also be some loaner canoes available for the outing. Please indicate whether you will bring your own boat or whether you will want to use a BOC canoe below.
Meeting location: Trip will depart from the parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium. A large bus will be provided.
Registration is limited by the number of spaces available
Nature Walk at Thorncrag Bird SanctuarySunday, June 11, 7:30–9:30am The 357-acre bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve is the highest point in the city, and offers great views, spring wildflowers and excellent birding. Stanton Lodge, BOC’s Thorncrag cabin, was a popular destination for decades of Bates students. Easy to moderate trail walk with some uphill stretches.
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, warm clothes and a windbreaker/rain gear, water, insect repellent, camera, and binoculars are suggested.
Meeting location: Trip will depart from the parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium. Carpooling will be organized at the meeting site, so please bring your vehicle if you are willing to drive.
Mt. Pisgah and Wilson Pond Woods Hike Sunday, June 11 11:30am-2:30pm (optional until 4:00pm)
Hike a 2 1/3 mile loop trail to the summit of 807-foot Mount Pisgah. The 60-foot fire tower at the top offers outstanding views of surrounding forest and lakes, the Western Maine mountains, and White Mountains. Afterward, you can choose to depart, or continue on for Tubby's delicious ice cream, and a hike along the shores of Wilson Pond. Easy to moderate.
What to bring: Water, hat, sturdy shoes, wind/rain gear, bug repellent, daypack, camera, binoculars.
Where to meet: Trip will depart by carpool from parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium. We will organize carpooling at the meeting site, so please bring your vehicle if you are willing to drive.
Bagged lunches will be provided.
*Noon is mandatory checkout time from dormitories for all participants*