Each month, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Queerly ME will be hosting a casual, outdoor meet-up at 1:00pm on the second Sunday of the month from September-November 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 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.
September 10th – 1:00pm – Maquoit Bay Conservation Land, Brunswick
October 8th – 1:00pm – Androscoggin Woods, Topsham
November 12th – 1:00pm –Crystal Spring Farm (South) – Farmers’ Market parking lot
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!
- Bringing a dog? Please make sure they are leashed at all times and that you clean up after them.
- Bringing kiddos? Please make sure they (and you!) are dressed for the weather and terrain.
All properties, events, and programs managed by BTLT are, of course, 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 close partnership with Queerly ME, this event series aims to provide intergenerational safe spaces for connection, community building, and outdoor exploration amongst the Queer and LGBTQIA+ community.