What participants are saying:
I write to tell you how much I appreciate the FBSP-organized Walks in the Park. What a grand way to meet people who care & know about BSP, to spend time in the Park, and to learn more about the Park! Thus far, I’ve participated in weekends at South Branch, Kidney and Daicey Ponds with amiable, caring and generous FBSP members. These have been opportunities I wouldn’t have had by myself and have supplied me with treasured memories and the desire to return often to our beloved BSP. I encourage others to take advantage of these events.
- Susan, FBSP member
2019 Walks in the Park
This year’s trips are still taking shape, and with the shift away from opening day we will need to wait a bit longer to schedule late summer and fall trips. Our draft schedule of 2019 trips is as follows:
Day Hike of Mount Megunticook in Camden Hills: Friday, May 31
We will meet in the Maiden Cliff parking area off of Rt. 52 In Camden at 8:30am for a spring hike. We will hike the Ridge Trail, to Jack Williams Trail, and on up to the top of Megunticook where we will be rewarded by beautiful ocean views looking east, as well as views of surrounding hills looking south! This is a 6.5 mile loop. The lady slippers should be blooming and spring birds abundant. Capacity: 8 people. Host: Marion Gray
Telos-Webster Lake Canoe Trip: July 19 – 21
This little-visited, northwest corner of the park is accessible by canoe from Telos Lake via a 1-mile portage trail. Canoe carts recommended. This is flat-water paddling, and the distances are not daunting, even for fit beginners -- both canoes and kayaks are welcome. Participants should bring their own boats, PFD’s, food, and camping gear. This is an out-and-back trip, starting from and returning to Chamberlain Bridge (DeLorme’s Map 56, E-1) on the Telos Road. Capacity: 8 people. Host: Jim Andrews.
Kidney Pond Cabin Weekend: Dates TBA
(tentatively planned for Sept. 27 – 29 pending availability)
We hope to reserve cabin #7 on beautiful Kidney Pond, which accommodates six people. Enjoy a weekend of hiking, paddling, fishing or just relaxing. We can plan a group hike for Friday Sept. 28 for those interested. Cost: $45 per person. Capacity: 5 people. Host: Marion Gray
Nesowadnehunk Weekend: August 15 – 18
Nesowadnehunk is the most remote of the Park’s roadside campgrounds and provides easy access to Ledge Falls, a popular swimming spot during hot summer weather. This campground provides trailhead access to Russell Pond via the Wassataquoik Lake Trail and day hikes to Doubletop Mountain. Nesowadnehunk Field Campground was re-structured in 2005-2008. All leantos were moved to the former group area field and the bridge over Newowadnehunk Stream is open to foot traffic only and is used to access several walk-in tent sites. Cost: $36 per person. Capacity: 8 people. Host: Sherry Langway.
Additonal information (and possibly additional trips) will be posted as soon as possible.