GMOW – Snowshoe at Cathance River Nature Preserve

  • February 16, 2018
    12:00 am

***Note, this event is mid-morning of February 16th, the exact meeting time will be included in registration details or by contacting the event coordinator (info below).

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Nature Preserve. Michelle Moody of AMC will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve –  this is one of her favorite hikes in the area. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can be magical in the winter. We will follow along the river and do as many trail sections as the group is up for. We will then loop back to the parking area. Watch for animal tracks along the way and enjoy this beautiful woods walk.

Trails are narrow with some short steeper sections. Snowshoes required if enough snow. Microspikes or similar traction may be required if icy. Plan on about 2-3 hours out.

You’ll have a chance to learn a bit about the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and the history of this wonderful Preserve. It’s also home to the Cathance River Education Alliance. So join us in this wonderful winter wonderland. Lunch out after for those interested.

Free. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click here to submit registration info including level of experience, gear, and a phone contact.

For more information or to register, visit the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend website.

Questions? Contact or 207-406-5221  (best time to call: before 9pm)

About Michelle Moody: An avid outdoors person, Michelle has been leading hiking, paddling, cross country skiing and overnight outings for several years now. Michelle lives in Topsham but enjoys spending a lot of time in mid Maine at their cabin in Elliottsville (near AMC’s MWI lands). Michelle and her husband, Stan have been maintainers on the AT and have helped on AMC trails. They urge everyone to give back with trail work.

AMC Trip Policy




CRNP is located at the Highland Green Development in Topsham. From Route 201 in Topsham, take Route 196 east (Coastal Connector) to the first set of lights. Turn left at the lights onto Highland Green on Village Drive.

After you have entered Highland Green, stay straight for 1.5 miles.  You will see the golf club on your left.  Stay on Evergreen Circle, the winding main village road of Highland Green, for approximately 1 more mile.

Look for Junco Drive on your left.  The parking area for the Ecology Center is straight ahead, on the left. This parking area is for visitors of the Ecology Center only. If you are visiting CRNP to enjoy the trails, please continue on Evergreen Circle approximately 1/3 of a mile past the Ecology Center to Hiker Parking.
You will drive through an area where construction may be taking place but the road will remain passable. After driving down a slight hill, Hiker Parking will be on your left. Please exit the same way you came in, as construction vehicles enter from the opposite direction and there is a gate that is closed daily.