With the early departure of winter along with the seasonably mild day-time temperatures, we now find ourselves with late spring hiking conditions. Only patchy snow exists with reasonably dry hiking trails. Of course, it is still way too early for the bug season thus making the Maine Hut Trail very enjoyable this time of the year. Due to the lack of run-off from melting snow and very little rain, the stream levels are ideal for early season trout fishing. the Dead River and its tributaries are now very fishable. Grand Falls Hut is now available to anglers for overnight stays with self-service. For details or to make a reservation, call toll free 877.634.8824 or click here.
|Drifting nymphs along the bottom is a popular early season tactic on the Dead River. Grand Falls Hut offers convenient lodging for anglers.|
Nicole Freedman Named New MH&T Executive Director
Maine Huts & Trails has announced that Nicole Freedman will be its new Executive Director. For the last five years Freedman has been involved in broad scale community development and recreation as Director of Bicycle Programs for the City of Boston.
Under her leadership as Boston's Bike "Czar," Boston has been transformed from a worst cycling city ranking to one of the best bicycling cities on the east coast with widespread growing network of bike lanes and bike racks as well as bike share and community biking programs.
A former Olympic team member and three time national champion road cyclist, prior to her City of Boston role, Freedman founded and directed Boston Sports Management Group, a management company for professional women's cycling teams. She attended MIT and Stanford, graduating with a degree in Urban Planning. Freedman was named by Bostonian Magazine to its "40 Under 40" list in 2011, and is a past Boston Globe Magazine Bostonian of the Year finalist.
Consistent with Maine Huts & Trails activities, she is a cross country skier and mountain biker who won an age group world championship in winter triathlon in 2011 (Read More).
Mother's Day Family Weekend Announced
This upcoming Mother's Day Weekend (May 11-13) will be a special time at Flagstaff Hut for families. During this weekend, families are invited to participate in several different outdoor educational experiences and celebrate Mother's Day. Guests will enjoy prepared meals and snacks, and mom will be treated to a Sunday morning surprise!
Some of the objectives of Mother's Day Family Weekend are:
*To introduce children to the natural world.
*Facilitate an understanding of the environment and human interactions with that environment.
*Create an atmosphere that promotes enjoyment of our natural
*Foster a desire to protect natural resources for future generations.
This will be a fun-filled weekend for all to enjoy. Summer full-service rates will apply for adults. Children accompanied by their parents will stay & eat for free! (Read More)