Give back when you get outside!

The Second Nature Adventure Challenge gives you a chance to give back when you get outside. 

Each Challenge sets a community-wide goal for logging outdoor adventures through Maine Trail Finder. Once the goal is reached, Maine West provides cash contributions to local service organizations serving Maine’s Oxford Hills, Bethel, and River Valley areas. 

The inaugural 2020 Second Nature Challenge was a huge success. Participants logged more than 700 trail activities (far exceeding the goal of 500) and secured $6,500 in contributions to three Maine West area food pantries. Beneficiaries included: 

  • Bethel Food Pantry, Bethel
  • Agnes Gray Elementary School Food Pantry, West Paris
  • Servant’s Heart Food Pantry, Peru

The Maine West team is planning two additional challenges for 2021 – one winter and one summer. Please stay tuned for information about how you can Give Back When You Get Outside in 2021!

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Everyone Can Take the Challenge

All trails listed on Maine Trail Finder in the Maine West region are part of the challenge! A relaxed walk on a paved river path. A rugged mountain hike. A bike ride or a paddle. You can even log the same trail more than once if you have a favorite for your morning walk or run. The trail just has to be in the Maine West region (most of northern Oxford County) and on Maine Trail Finder to count!

It’s being out in nature and on the trail that counts – no matter your ability. Use our trail map to find the perfect trail for you! Always remember to #recreateresponsibly!

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