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Rain or Shine Club at Lanes Island

June 8, 2017 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Departing from (or event address): Winslow Park, 11 Grovers Crossing Road, Freeport

Cost: Free

Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Island Trail Association, Royal River Conservation Trust, and the towns of Yarmouth and Freeport as we collaborate to bring a very exciting edition of the Rain or Shine Club.

We will adventure (a little bit) offshore to Lanes Island to enjoy the beach and the Island’s wildlife. Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Maine Island Trail Association will provide limited shuttle services from the landing at Winslow Park in Freeport to Lane's as we all celebrate the successful protection of the most accessible island in Casco Bay.

Lanes Island was permanently conserved and generously donated to Maine Coast Heritage Trust by Lisa and Leon Gorman. The entire island is now a public preserve, managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Lanes Island offers remote day trip opportunities and overnight adventures less than a half mile from the beach at Winslow Park in in South Freeport.

Bring your own kayak and meet at the landing for a group paddle departing at 10 am or meet us on the Island at the West Campsite from your own point of origin at 10:30.

If you would like to join and are boatless, please contact Kyle Warren at RRCT, kyle@rrct.org, or Caitlin Gerber at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, cgerber@mcht.org to make arrangements.

There is small fee to use the Town of Freeport owned and managed Winslow Park for parking and launching. Please be prepared with a little cash. Bathroom facilities are available Winslow Park but not on the island. All waste must be carried out from the island.

Regardless of whether you ride your boat or ours, everyone will need a USCG approved lifejacket. If you do not have a infant/toddler/child PFD, this is a great excuse to get one for the summer. Once you see how fun it is to access the Islands of Casco Bay you won’t want to be without one! Please be prompt and aware of the outgoing tide. Access to Lanes Island is tidally restricted and staying too long on the ebb tide has caused some to have to wait for the next flood tide to float the boat, so please stay alert and be prepared to depart with the group.

Questions? Contact Maine Coast Heritage Trust at cgerber@mcht.org.