Perkinstown Commons Hike

Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-3 pm, end of Thompson Street, Wells

Join Markus Diebolt for a weekend hike on a Wells Conservation Commission property.

This gentle hike, organized by Great Works Regional Land Trust, explores the 288-acre forested property with a stop along the moss-covered banks of Perkins Brook.  Acquired just two years ago by the Town of Wells with the help of Great Works Regional Land Trust, this former Granite State gas lands site promises community members (many who worked so hard to conserve Perkinstown) a nice, local getaway.   If you plan to attend, RSVP to Great Works Regional Land Trust, as numbers are limited: 207-646-3604,  If you are not a GWRLT member, a $5 donation ($10/family) is suggested.

Meet at the cul de sac at the end of Thompson Street, off Perry Oliver Road, at 1:00 on Sunday, Nov. 17th.

Trail Dedication Ceremony

On Sunday, November 10th, the WCC held a Trail Dedication Ceremony in honor of Maurice and Evelyn Fenderson. Maurice “Moe” Fenderson initiated the Land Conservation Program of the Town of Wells in 1985 when he donated fifty acres of undeveloped prime wildlife habitat to the Town. He continued to donate hundreds of acres of land and a right of way on which is based the trail that was dedicated to his memory.

The ceremony, held at the Wells Branch Community Hall, was attended by Fenderson family members and friends, and by WCC members and town officials.

Moe’s Trail, located at the trail head on Horace Mills Road, is a nice hike in any season.