Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"On the Sandy River and Coos Trail with Relief and Friends" ~ Historical Bus Tour ~ August 16, 2014

Sandy River Trail and Coos Trail went through Readfield (essentially route 17), thus the name. Stops will include two in East Readfield, one in Readfield Depot and two at Kents Hill. A tour of Kents Hill Campus will be included as well as other surprises. The bus will only be for transporting from stop to stop so actual time on the bus will be minimal.

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Sincere thanks to Kents Hill School for the use of their “big yellow wagon” and to Mike Feeney (Bill Brown) for serving as our wagon master for the day. Also, a big thank you to our cast: Olivia Jernigan (Emma Hunt Fifield); Charles Elvin, Jr. (Rev. Isaac Case); John Tyler (Rev. Jesse Lee); Bonnie Gilman Parlin (Mrs. Nathaniel Whittier); Stephen Cowperthwaite (Luther Sampson); Annette Peterson Donaghy (Eunice Chase Lane); and Dale Potter-Clark (Relief Savage Gordon).

Augusta Nature Club plan to visit Readfield Trail ~ June 25, 2014 UPDATED 6/25/2014

Milt Wright is pictured here explaining features at
Torsey Pond Nature Preserve to two of our
Readfield History Walkers. 
NOTE 6/25/2014: Augusta Nature Club walks rain or shine so today is a go in spite of the weather forecast! Hope to see some of you there!

The Augusta Nature Club has arranged to visit Readfield on Wednesday June 25, 2014. The group has chosen Torsey Pond Nature Preserve for their hike because of its wide array of nature interest that includes woods, two brooks, wetlands with frontage, and an observatory on Torsey Pond. Milt Wright and Dale Potter Clark will host the group. Readfield History Walkers are invited to join them.

Meet at the trailhead parking lot by 10am. Directions: from the top of Kents Hill bear right onto route 41 / Chimney Road towards Mt. Vernon. Watch for the parking lot, on the right, one mile from that point.

Wear sturdy walking shoes and a walking stick is suggested. 

  • The Augusta Nature Club folks plan to go to Post Office CafĂ© for lunch after the walk.
  • Readfield History Walkers bring a sandwich. We are invited to go to Evelyn Potter's house to eat, followed by cake and ice cream in celebration of Milt's 75th Birthday. 

An article appeared in the Bangor Daily News on 6/3/2014 about the Torsey Pond Nature Preserve. Click on this link to read the article.

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