DOVER-FOXCROFT – Instead of staying indoors all winter long, one program in Piscataquis County wants to show people what beautiful Maine outdoors has to offer.
Snowshoeing is for anyone, any age.
The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conversation District launched its second annual Families in the Outdoors program.
Kacey Weber said the program was developed from a grant from the Davis Conservation Foundation.
“And this year we’re doing it again due to the overwhelming success we had last year, and we’re gonna break it up into seasonal adventures and this is the first of four,” said Weber.
She said the next adventure in April will involve rocks, gems and art.
Snowshoeing is a way to get outside and learn more about why places like this are important.
“I think people are just wanting something to be active with there families,” Weber said. “We have grandparents bringing their grandkids, we have parents bringing their own children, and it’s just so much fun.”
Weber said the goal of this mission is to preserve and protect natural resources.
“We’re gonna go out there on the trails and see wildlife signs and woods that have been well managed and that’s really important and if u can show those people that’s what its all about,” said Weber.
When going snowshoeing, she said, make sure you tell someone where you’re going, be prepared with the correct gear, but most importantly have fun.