Bold Coast Service Learning: Building Bridges & Trails for Coastal Preservation
Join experts on the Bold Coast of Maine to build bridges and maintain trails in an act of stewardship. Plus, learn about local ecosystems, coastal wildlife and historic lighthouses.
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Program No. 21458RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The Bold Coast of Maine boasts an otherworldly beauty that every hiker should experience, but as more people come to enjoy this precious stretch of coastline, the need increases for active stewardship and preservation efforts to maintain it for future generations. Bridges must be built above sensitive bog ecosystems and trails must be blazed to lead hikers through the region while minimizing the impact on fragile vegetation. On this adventure of service, join land trust stewards and Maine Registered Guides in these efforts and gain a full understanding of the complex process of planning and building trails and bridges on the Bold Coast.
Activity Level
Walking up to three miles on forested trails, possibly uneven and with roots.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Work alongside Registered Maine Guides to preserve a precious American landscape by promoting sustainable practices, building bog bridges and blazing new trails.
  • Visit the easternmost lighthouse in the U.S. and drop by Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
  • Board a boat on Passamaquoddy Bay for panoramic views of Eastport, Lubec and Campobello Island while surrounded by porpoises, seals and sea birds.

General Notes

Please note that a U.S. Passport is required to enter Canada and visit Campobello Island.
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Tess Ftorek
Tess is a registered Maine group leader with certificates in boat operation and sea kayaking. After spending 32 years as an educator, Tess and her husband Steve opened Cobscook Hikes and Paddles. Now semi-retired, Tess works as an instructor and test administrator and volunteers with Owl Count and Loon Count Programs and Pottle Tree Farm's Project Learning Tree. She enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing and has paddled in many coves and bays throughout New England, Alaska and Canada.
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