Bremen Long Island outing June 12

Jun 03, 2014
Taking a break on the eastern shore of the preserve.

Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley Land Trust invites the public to an outing to the Karl Berger Preserve on Bremen Long Island Thursday, June 12.

This preserve spans the island shore to shore, and encompasses more than 180 acres on Bremen Long Island, containing over half a mile of frontage along the Flying Passage of the Medomak River. It was donated to the Medomak Valley Land Trust by Dan and Suzanne Goldenson, and named in memory of Bremen resident and selectman, Karl Berger.

Participants can either paddle from the mainland to the island or hop on for a short boat ride. Once on the island, several hikes are available — including a 1 mile hike through the middle of the preserve, passing through spruce forests and along mossy ledges, and the Shore to Shore hike, beginning on the west side of the island and walking 2 miles round trip to a pebble beach and tide pools on the east side. Both hikes are for people of moderate fitness. There are several rough sections, so participants should wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. Water and snacks are recommended.

The trip will depart from the Bremen town landing. Paddlers will depart at 9 a.m. Boat transportation to the island will be provided and those wanting a ride should meet at 9:30 a.m. To reach the town dock, take Medomak Road in Bremen, turn left onto Town Landing Road and follow it to the end.

For more information about this event, conservation options or MVLT’s services to landowners, please contact the land trust’s Waldoboro office at 832-5570, mvlt@midcoast.com or visit, medomakvalley.org.

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