Coastal Mountains Land Trust Stewardship Project Manager Hale Morrell will lead an early winter hike Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Main Stream Preserve, one of the trust's northern preserves.

This easy-to-moderate trail meanders through riparian habitat, dense fir forests, black cherry flood plains, grassy fields and hemlock groves.

To register for the hike, call the land trust at 236-7091 or email info@coastalmountains.org. Bring water and binoculars if you have them; wear layers, and be sure to have something wind-resistant.

This is part of Coastal Mountains Land Trust's Hike-the-Guide series. Watch for future outings on other preserves every third Saturday of the month.

Directions: From Route 1 in Stockton Springs, turn onto Harris Road by Just Barb’s Restaurant. Turn left onto Green Valley Road, then right onto Old County Road, then left onto Sherer Road. Parking is on the road; please stay on the left.