It is the first day of spring with 6″ of fresh snow on the ground and that can only mean one thing; It’s time to register for the 2014 Longest Day 5K. Say goodbye to winter by signing up for a race on the first day of summer. Come out and run or walk the beautiful trails of Libby Hill and enjoy the longest day of the year.
It all starts at 7pm with a free Kids Trail Fun Run. The 5K trail run starts at 7:15 followed by refreshments and awards at the finish line. We will award the Fast Male and Fastest Female Finisher and everyone will be entered to win raffle drawing prizes. Entry Fee for the 5K is just $10 and Gray New Gloucester Students Run for Free! 100% of the entry fees are used to support the trail system.
Conditions are ideal for snowshoeing at Libby Hill. We have narrow track trails designed just for snowshoers and winter hikers. For ideas on where you should go check out our Snowshoe guide. If you are an experienced snowshoer with a GPS and want to sample a little bit of all of our trails, check out this 2.3 mile snowshoe sampler route.
Jan 5, 2014 – After several winters with no snow until February this year it looks like we may have the best trail conditions for skiing and snowshoeing in over a decade! A heavy ice storm 2 weeks ago did drop lots of limbs and bent over the small trees into the trails.
Thanks to many hours of work by Carl Holmquist and the groomer team the trails are now in very good shape. There is some narrowing of the trails from the ice but that will improve with temps above 30 next week. Every storm requires 6-20 hours of groom time, so keep this in mind when you pass by the donation post and keep the trails going!
Remember in winter, ski trails are for skiing only, snowshoers and walkers should use the narrow Lynx, Harold Libbey, Outback, Ghost, and Winter trails. There is a short shared section of the Moose Odyssey Trail for about 400 feet with the Lynx trail.
Its also important to leash your pet. They can go on the narrow trails only. Dog excrement should be removed to the side of the trails. We have had several incidents of skiers being knocked down by loose dogs and continue to get complaints from other trail users of unleashed dogs. Help keep Libby Hill dog friendly by respecting other trail users.