Each month, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Queerly ME host casual, outdoor meet-ups at 1:00pm on the second Sunday of the month from March-May at a BTLT property.
After each walk, we’ll be gathering at Wild Oats around 2:15pm to hold more space and time for connecting and socializing. As an added bonus, our friends at Wild Oats have generously given us coupons for attendees to use after our walks to be used on a drink or snack of their choice!
No guided tour, no cost, no registration required. Just an open invitation for Queer/LGBTQIA+ folks (and allies) of all ages and backgrounds, to gather in a natural safe space, connect with one another, and spend time outside! (And then at Wild Oats afterwards!)
March 10th – 1:00pm – Crystal Spring Farm (South) – Farmers’ Market parking lot
April 14th – 1:00pm – Crystal Spring Farm (North) – Community Garden parking lot
May 12th – 1:00pm – Androscoggin Woods
Some things to keep in mind:
- Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early! We will be leaving for our walk from the trailhead at 1:05pm to maximize our walk time.
- We highly encourage carpooling.
- There is no registration, you can just show up.
- Bringing a dog? Please make sure they are leashed at all times and that you clean up after them.
- Bringing some kiddos? Please make sure they (and you!) are dressed for the weather and terrain.
- Bringing a camera? Fantastic! Just make sure you have consent if taking photos of other people.
Queerly ME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to creating and increasing LGBTQIA+ visibility, resource accessibility, and Queer centered outdoor programming encouraging long lasting community connections in Maine.Queerly ME creates LGBTQIA+ spaces in-person and online primarily through an ongoing photo-documentary, a categorized directory of resources on our website, and year-round outdoor programming, each designed to help individuals form meaningful connections within the LGBTQIA+ community in Maine.
All properties, events, and programs managed by BTLT are open to everyone. However, as part of BTLT’s mission to connect people to nature by providing recreational opportunities, we acknowledge that the outdoors have historically not been a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. In partnership with Queerly ME, this event series aims to provide intergenerational safe spaces for connection, community building, and outdoor exploration amongst the LGBTQIA+ community.