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Winter Frolic & Family Fun Day at Middle River Park

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Downeast Coastal Conservancy(DCC) invites the community to attend their Annual Winter Fun Day at Middle River Park in Machias, collaborating this year with the Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, East Coast Greenway Alliance, and Down East Sunrise Trail. Middle River Park is located behind the Chamber of Commerce Rail Road Station Office.

This free event will be held from 10AM – 2PM on Saturday, February 16th. Participants can enjoy a variety of winter activities at the park, including sledding down the beautiful hill overlooking the Middle River, snowshoeing the 2.5-mile trail network, or gliding through the new cross-country ski trail. The corresponding gear for all these activities will be available in a limited way for use and DCC staff and volunteers will be on hand to help get beginners started. If you have your own gear please bring it.
Attendees can stay warm during the event by cozying up to the bonfire for complimentary hot dogs and toasted marshmallows, and the Machias bay Area Chamber of Commerce will also have other refreshments available as well.
In the event of no snow, DCC welcomes the community to still come enjoy a hike around the park and treats by the fire.
For more information on this event and other upcoming activities, please visit Downeast Coastal Conservancy’s website at or contact them directly at 207-255-4500 or

Your 2019 Guide to DCC’s Winter Access Properties
Whether you are on your first visit to Downeast Maine or have lived here many years, DCC offers access to a variety of lands always waiting to be explored. You can access many of our properties in the winter, offering a whole new perspective on a property you know well. Grab your cross country skis or snowshoes and enjoy the winter!

Here is a list of properties that are accessible during the winter, enjoy!!

Pigeon Hill – Steuben
Ingersoll Point – Addison
Tide Mill Creek – Jonesboro
Machias River Preserve – Machias and Whitneyville
Middle River Park (Parking lot is not plowed, but it is a very short walk from many parking options in town!!) – Machias
Mowry Beach Preserve – Lubec
Visit our website, for a full description of these properties!


February 16
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Middle River Park