Outing Club for Women

OWL’s Outing Group for Women welcomes women ages 16+ to connect and learn with each other on regular outings throughout Downeast Maine.

Our outings include a mix of moderate-advanced hikes, environmental stewardship projects, and opportunities for outdoor knowledge and skill-building.  

We determine our outings on a quarterly basis. Our winter session will begin in January 2022 and will feature hikes, snow-shoeing, and more.  Registration will open in January!

 

Registration is required and COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

Woman guiding a hike

The Winter Outings for 2022 are:

Snowshoe Hare sitting in woods

Understanding Animal Signs

Machias River Preserve in Machias

Saturday, February 19th: 12:30 – 3:30pm

Learn how to find and identify winter animal signs along the Machias River while hiking or snowshoeing. This is a 5.5-mile trail network, but we will likely do less than 3 miles depending on group interest. Moderate hike. Snowshoes available.

  More information about the preserve here.

Birch Tree in Winter

Winter Plant Identification

Boot Head Preserve in Lubec

Saturday, March 19th: 12:30 – 3:30pm.

Learn how to identify plants in the winter and use iNaturalist to report your nature observations while hiking or snowshoeing in this 2-mile trail network. Moderate hike. Snowshoes available.

More information about the preserve here.