177 people participated in the 2021 Winter Second Nature Adventure Challenge and successfully earned $3,000 for local food pantries!
The Maine West initiative is challenging you, your friends, and your neighbors to get out for the greater good. Help our community address the increase in hunger caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join the Second Nature Adventure Challenge and log trails listed on MTF in the Maine West region during vacation week -- February 12-21 to contribute to the community total. If 100 community members log at least one trail, Maine West will contribute $3,000 to three food pantries serving the Bethel, Oxford Hills and River Valley areas: Woodstock Food Pantry, Daddy O's Act of Kindness Foundation and Dirigo Middle and High School food pantries.
All trails listed on Maine Trail Finder in the Maine West region are part of the challenge! A relaxed walk on a paved river path. A rugged mountain snowshoe. A ski on groomed trails or a fat bike through the woods. The trail just has to be in the Maine West region (most of northern Oxford County) and on Maine Trail Finder to count!
It’s being out in nature and on the trail that counts – no matter your ability.
Join the Second Nature Adventure Challenge. You only have to sign up once!
(If you participated in the Summer/Fall 2020 Challenge, please sign up for this new one. We're glad to see you back!)
Get out and enjoy one of the challenge trails!
Log your trail! When you get back to your phone or your computer, sign into your MTF account and log the trail. You can log the trail from your account page (click Add New Trail Log in the Trail Log tab) or from the trail page (click the Add New Trail Log button in the orange banner).
You can get to the trail page by clicking the pin for the trail on the map above or going to our Find Trails page and searching for it.
If you went out as a group, including with your family, please note how many people were in your group in the comments section. For example, if you went out with your 2 children, write "group of 3" in the comments. We are counting participants, not trails, this time and we want to make sure everyone gets counted!
Encourage your neighbors and friends to #givebackwhentheygetoutside by joining the challenge and logging at least one trail before February 21!
The Second Nature Adventure Challenge is a project of Maine West – a partnership of local and regional organizations working to enhance community well-being in western Maine through increased collaboration across the economic, education, health and conservation sectors.
Maine West works across the Oxford Hills, River Valley and Bethel-Mahoosuc areas of northern Oxford County, to provide network-based, collaborative programming in three focal areas:
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