A moonlit snowshoe hike is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part.

Plan to meet at the main gate and be ready to walk by 5 p.m. As a group, participants will make their way along well-traveled ski paths exploring the winter woods at night. They will listen for calling owls and howling coyotes along the way, according to a news release from the center. The walk will continue for about one hour on gently sloped trails.

Everyone should dress warmly with warm boots, gloves and a hat. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight as well. Snowshoes are necessary. The evening will end by the woodstove in HVNC’s education center with hot drinks.

There is a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. To register online, visit www.hvnc.org/registration. The event will take place in any weather as long as the driving is safe. Visit the center’s website for updates and changes.

The center is an education and recreation center in Jefferson that is now part of Midcoast Conservancy. It is open to the public 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. Comprising 1,000 acres of diverse habitat and laced with nearly 30 miles of multi-use trails, the center makes a great classroom for nature-based learning and non-motorized recreation. For more information, visit www.hvnc.org or contact [email protected] or 389-5150.


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