January 21 Saturday
10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Easy Hike Family Friendly

Winter Animal Tracking Walk

at Merryspring Nature Center

Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Merryspring Nature Center in Camden on Saturday, January 21 for a lively morning outdoors on a tracking walk for all ages led by Maine Coast Heritage Trust steward and nature guy Kirk Gentalen. We’ll discover some of the wildlife stories that fresh animal tracks have to tell.

Fresh snow captures animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught any other season. With its varied habitats, Merryspring offers hundreds of clues for the intrepid outdoorsperson who knows what to look for.

Deer, coyote, fox, raccoon, and fisher tracks are all possibilities when Merryspring is under a blanket of snow. Kirk will also share how to look for clues to the presence of owls. In Kirk’s words, “There’s so much potential for exploration, it’s literally insane!”


  • Meet at 10 a.m. in the Merryspring Nature Center parking lot, 30 Conway Road in Camden.
  • Dress in warm layers and wear appropriate boots for walking off trail in deep snow. Ice grippers (i.e. Yak Trax, etc) are a good idea if it’s icy.
  • Binoculars and cameras are encouraged.
  • Bring your own water and snacks

This event is free and open to the public. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

No pre-registration is required.


For more information, email Merryspring Nature Center at or call 207-236-2239.