Aroostook Outdoor News: 7.21.17 edition

In this edition: 1) Running, mountain biking, and music at the Nordic Trail Festival in Presque Isle. 2) A rescheduled mile run in Caribou. 3) Run to support literacy in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! Have a happy and safe Independence Day!

Friday, July 21-Saturday, July 22
PRESQUE ISLE: Nordic Trail Festival. At Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Rd. A celebration of community, trails and lifestyle. Tackle the trails for a day of running or biking; relax and take part in various events. Enjoy live music, games, contests, food, racing, and awesome trails of the Nordic Heritage Sport Club. Visit FMI
Friday, July 21
CARIBOU: Musterd Mile. Aroostook Musterds Challenge Series Race #4. 1-mile run on Sweden Street for all ages. Registration: 6:00 p.m. at Caribou High School Race start: 7:00 p.m. Contact PJ Gorneault (207-762-0613) FMI
Saturday, July 22
HOULTON: 2nd Annual United Way of Aroostook Book It for Reading. Registration: 7:30 a.m. at M…

Aroostook Outdoor News: 7.14.17 edition

In this edition: 1) Run the Forts: a long run in Fort Fairfield and a reeeeeally long run in Fort Kent. 2) Stay active with the Maine Potato Blossom Festival cycling and paddling events in Fort Fairfield. 3) Like loons? Help count ‘em at your local body of water, then use your Maine Loon Plate to get free access to Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle! Plus lots more!

Saturday, July 15
STATEWIDE: Maine Audubon Loon Count Project. Be a citizen scientist; go to your favorite lake or pond to count loons and help protect them and their lake habitat. The count occurs between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.; the early morning provides an excellent snapshot of our loon population. Registration required. Contact Susan Gallo (207-781-2330 x216) or FMI
FORT FAIRFIELD: Maine Potato Blossom Festival 5-Miler. Registration: 7:30 a.m. across from Hillside IGA, Main St. Walk start: 8:30 a.m. Run start: 9:00 a.m. Cost: $15/person; t-shirt to first 70 registrants. Contact Rob Langner (20…