Quahog Bay, the beautiful bay between the western and eastern arms of Great Island in Harpswell, is a conservation focus for the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and the town itself. Here is your chance to explore it in a group setting and with a registered Maine Guide at the front of the paddle pack. Alicia Pulsifer Heyburn will lead a group through Hen Cove, which is tucked behind Bethel Point in Quahog Bay.

Heyburn, who is also a trustee of the land trust, has designed a series of trips for beginning to intermediate kayakers, so don’t be shy. The event is free, but you’ll need to supply the boat. If you don’t have a boat to paddle, the land trust has made an arrangement with SeaSpray outfitters so that you can rent one and have it delivered to the starting point of the tour.

After the three-hour tour, the group will meet up at Holbrooks in Cundy’s Harbor to eat lunch. This event sounds worthy of calling in sick for. — MARY POLS

WHAT: Group paddle of Hen Cove in Quahog Bay

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rain date is Thursday.

WHERE: Meet at the Bethel Point Landing, 350 Bethel Point Road, Cundy’s Harbor; the commercial lot charges a small parking fee.

TRANSPORT: Don’t have your own boat? Call SeaSpray (404-1100) 48 hours in advance of the event to rent one and ask them to deliver it to the Bethel Point Boat Ramp. (It’s Sunday, so you have less than 24 hours to make that call. Get busy!)

HOW MUCH: Free. Advance registration preferred, via the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust website, hhltmaine.org.

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