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The Eighth Annual Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival will be held in Greenville on Thursday, July 24th through Sunday, July 27th. The event will begin with a presentation from Matt LaRoche, Superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) on Thursday, July 24th at 7 PM. Matt will be at the Center for Moosehead History at 444 Pritham Avenue in Greenville to present Maine’s 92 mile stretch of river, lakes and streams that make up the crown jewel of Maine’s North Woods. Scot Miller will present Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A photographer’s Story on Friday, July 25th at 7 PM at the Center for Moosehead History. You will have a chance to meet the photographer and he will be available to sign books at the end of his presentation. Learn about the wild animals from Maine’s woods with the Shaw Public Library as they present L.C. Bates Museum “Maine Forest Habitat. This program is for children of all ages and begins at 11 AM on Friday, July 25th.
Join the Natural Resource Education Center for a trip to hike Mount Kineo. Meet at the Center for Moosehead History at 9 AM on Saturday, July 26th and everyone will carpool to the Kineo Launch in Rockwood; take a shuttle to Mt. Kineo and hike to the top. There is a $10 fee for the shuttle ride. Learn how the Wabanaki baskets were made from native materials with Barbara Francis from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, July 26th. Barbara will make and sell the baskets at the Center for Moosehead History. Geri Vistein, a Conservation Biologist, will be at the Center for Moosehead History at 2 PM on Saturday, July 26th. Learn about the life and ecology of coyotes.
There will be a Steamship Cruise into “The Maine Woods” on Saturday, July 26th. Along the way Paul Johnson will point out some of the highlights that Thoreau wrote about in his travels on Moosehead Lake. Award-winning photographer Scot Miller will be on board. Come meet Scot and enjoy an evening of fellowship with others who appreciate Thoreau’s writings and “The Maine Woods”. Enjoy local cuisine, wine, and beer included in the ticket price of $65 per person.
The cruise is from 6 to 9 PM on Saturday, July 26th at the Moosehead Marine Museum. Author Scot Miller will be available at the Gazebo from 5 to 6 PM for a book signing. Call 695-2716, to Make your reservations with the Moosehead Marine Museum.
The Shaw Public Library and the Moosehead Historical Society will host a Maine Author’s Tea from 1 to 4 PM on Sunday, July 27th at the Center for Moosehead History.