Skowhegan Outdoors has announced its February outdoor activities.

New Moon Hike, a beginner-friendly new moon night hike, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. This program will take place at Yankee Woodlot at 7 County Drive and is a little more than 1-mile long. Throughout the hike stops will be made to look at the stars. Without the light of the moon, the star viewing should be quite a sight.

Cross Country Clinic and Ski, a fun, back-to-basics afternoon clinic on cross-country skiing, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Lakewood Golf Course, 803 Lakewood Road, Madison. Technique, healthy warm-up activities will be covered while playing games to practice getting comfortable on skinny skis. This clinic will be great for folks on skis for the first time, folks looking for a refresh, or someone just looking for a fun time to be outdoors and meet new people in the community. After the clinic there will be an opportunity to ski on the groomed trails at Lakewood.

Valentines Day Treat: Maple Snow Taffy will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 14, at Lake George Regional Park — East, 10 Main St., Canaan. Program facilitators will lead the group in making maple taffy, which involves boiling maple syrup and pouring it on snow. Everyone will get to take home the maple taffy they make as well as the recipe.

Animal Tracks Nature Stroll will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Lake George Regional Park, 10 Main St., Canaan. Participants can learn about the animals in the local forest by the paw-prints they leave behind. In this program the forest floor will be explored, while learning about the animal tracks found in the snow along the way. This family friendly program is great for children and their grown-ups, or anyone who is curious about the critters of the Maine woods.

Cross Country Ski Meetup, a 4-mile cross country skiing excursion at Weston Woods and Waters, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at 701-779 Weston Ave., Madison. In this program participants will strap on their skis and make their way along a scenic, forested trail system. This groomed trail includes some small hills and moderate terrain. Skowhegan Outdoors facilitators will be there to offer tips and advice to experts and novices alike. Those who don’t have your own skis can request in advance to borrow a pair from the Skowhegan Outdoors Community Gear Library. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at 48 Court St.

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