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Warm Weather Hiking


with Nadine Marchand

Calendar Jul 16, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks


Once a month on the third Tuesday, we will go hiking for the afternoon. The hikes may be in the moderate category, up to 2.5 to 3 miles, but not in the difficult range. In the event of bad weather, the hike will be 2 days later on Thursday. In general, we will leave Farmington at 12:30 and arrive at the hiking location about 1:00.

​Pets:  Due to safety and liability issues, no pets are allowed at GLI events. Exceptions may be made for service animals, upon request.

Before each trip, you will receive information about the hike, including length and difficulty rating. It's recommended that you bring a pack with water, small snacks, sunscreen, bug dope, and protection in case of unforeseen rain. Tentative hikes are as follows:

July 16 - Sanders Hill in Rome & Vienna

August 20 - Cascade Stream Gorge just south of Rangeley

September 17 - Parker Pond Headland Preserve in Fayette

October 15 - Mountain Trail in Rome

Nadine is a fair-weather outdoors person whose dad regularly took the kids on hikes. When the weather is decent, she loves being outdoors walking or gardening. Anything you've heard to the contrary is just not exactly accurate.

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Tour of Farmington Historical Society's Historic Buildings


with Claudia Bell

Calendar Aug 5, 2024 at 10 am


Spend a summer afternoon as guests of the Farmington Historical Society on a walking tour of their historic buildings:  North Church, Octagon House, and Titcomb House Museum.  All the buildings are on High Street in Farmington within one block of each other.  Step inside each building and learn about the stories of Farmington's past.  There will be refreshments and a chance to browse through the museum.

​Pets:  Due to safety and liability issues, no pets are allowed at GLI events. Exceptions may be made for service animals, upon request.

August 5, 2024

10 am - 12 pm

Rain Date:  August 6, 2024, 10 am-12 pm

Location:  Farmington Historical Society 

118 Academy St, Farmington, ME 04938

Claudia Bell has been active in the Farmington Historical Society for nine years in the roles of secretary and board member. Currently, she shares curatorial duties and is a correspondent for historical and genealogical queries from the society's website and email. Lately, she has been involved with mapping the Meeting House Cemetery behind the courthouse as well as researching and cleaning headstones at Riverside Cemetery.

Jane Woodman and Marion Scharoun will be co-presenters. Jane and Marion both serve on the FHS board, Jane is the president, and Marion is the committee chair of the Octagon House.


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