NORTHPORT — Join Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital’s Journey to Health program for a Happy Wanderers Hike at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Newman Preserve in Northport.

This will be an out and back hike totaling 2.2 miles of moderate hiking.  The trail descends into woodland rich in wildlife and takes participants to the bank of Pitcher Pond.

How to get there: From Lincolnville Beach, take US-1 north 5.3 miles, then turn left onto Beech Hill Road in Northport. Follow Beech Hill Road 3.8 miles, passing over a hill, to a small parking lot on the right. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the road from the parking lot.

The Happy Wanderers meet on the first Thursday of each month. Hikes range in location from Rockport to Stockton Springs. Each outing is led by a Coastal Mountains and Journey to Health staff member. For a full 2022 Happy Wanderers schedule, visit

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