IAT-ME Annual Meeting – May 6 – 8, 2016

The Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT-ME) held its 2016 Annual Meeting at the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center (PIICC) on May 6 – 8, 2016. Off site activities on Friday afternoon, on a gorgeous spring day to be out and on the mountain, included a tour of the SunEdison Wind Park, explanation of the interesting Mars Hill conglomerate geology, and a trip to the IAT Mars Hill lean-to.

International Appalachian Trail seeks to reroute 52 miles of path in Maine

The International Appalachian Trail continues to draw hikers to northern Maine, offering a tour through varied landscapes and a connection to Canada and beyond.
Trail enthusiasts celebrated some of the best of Aroostook County’s outdoors the weekend of May 7-8 at the International Appalachian Trail Maine Chapter’s annual conference in Presque Isle, sharing stories about local history and geology, visiting Mars Hill and Haystack mountains, and looking forward to the hiking season ahead.
One hiker known as Old Moose has already traveled through much of the Maine segment this spring, in a unique trip heading south from the Canadian border to Katahdin.
Created by volunteers in Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec 20 years ago, the International Appalachian Trail starts east of Baxter State Park, makes its way over more than 700 miles to Cap Gaspe, Quebec. The International Appalachian Trail’s trail network extends to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenland and Iceland, and then across the Atlantic to the Appalachian’s sister mountains, the Caledonians, through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.More…

Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest

Saturday, May 21, 2016 11- 6pm at Patten Lumbermen’s Museum, 61 Shin Pond Road – Patten, Maine FREE Admission. Donations support the Patten Lumbermen’s museum endowment fund.
Sponsored by Katahdin Woods & Waters & Patten Lumbermen’s Museum.
Rain or Shine… Fiddlers and musicians from around the state will take the stage. Enjoy artisan demonstrations, museum tours, children’s activities and local craft and food vendors.
Cast Iron Cook Off at 12:00pm.
Bring your favorite fiddlehead dish to the Cast Iron Cook Off. From the entries, judges will choose two chefs to compete in a fast-paced show-down featuring fiddleheads and several "mystery ingredients". When the dust settles, the chef with the most innovative fiddlehead dish takes home the coveted "Cast Iron Fry Pan Award".