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February 17 Saturday
10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Event Location:
Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden

Contact Info:
Merryspring Nature Center


Cost: Free

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, February 17 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.


This walk is limited to 12 people. Please email Toni at to sign up.


Visit the Merryspring Nature Center website or call 207-236-2239.


Be sure to check out Kirk’s entertaining and informative nature blog, “Nature Bummin.'”