Summer Trail Challenge and Photo Contest

Get outside and explore the Southern Midcoast all summer long with chances to win fun prizes!

Walking through the woods, watching for birds, exploring the shoreline, and enjoying Maine’s scenic beauty are great ways to spend summer days! Southern Midcoast Maine offers fantastic hiking, beaches, and beautiful views on many properties managed by local towns and land trusts.

IMG_8654This summer, the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and Access Health are teaming up to present the 2015 Summer Trail Challenge and Photo Contest. This challenge is free and open to all ages this June through September. Explore new trails, enjoy the outdoors, and enter to win prizes! The more outdoor adventures you have, the more chances you get to win.

For the official challenge and photo contest rules, descriptions of and directions to trails, and list of prizes visit

The Summer Trail Challenge is a great way to get your family outdoors this summer and visit new properties. You could find yourself discovering one of the many scenic hiking paths in Bath, exploring a community garden in Brunswick, enjoying stunning coastal scenery in Harpswell, and following one of the wildest rivers in the region in Topsham. Not a bad way to spend the summer!

To participate, pick up a Summer Trail Challenge bingo card from the participating land trusts or at the Recreation Departments in Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell, or Bath. You can also download the card by visiting

When you hike a trail or visit a property listed on the bingo card, punch your card in the designated square. For each square you complete on the card, you will receive oneCathanceKids-e1431398065937-224x300 entry in a raffle drawing for a variety of desirable prizes. If you complete the entire card, you will be entered for the grand prize. Return your card to Access Health by September 7, 2015 to be entered for prizes.

If you submit a photo of yourself and/or your family and friends participating in one of the hikes or activities listed on the card, you will be entered to win a special photo contest prize. Please submit your photo by September 7, 2015 via e-mail to