Ply the waters of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge where loons, bald eagles, osprey, and moose abound in the Tin Mountain Conservation Center nature program “Umbagog Canoe Trip” on Saturday, July 28 from 6:30 AM through 5 PM. Join Tin Mountain naturalists as they guide you on a most memorable canoe journey while sharing their knowledge of plant and fauna that abound in the refuge
The Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 in partnership with the both the State of New Hampshire and Maine to conserve the rich wildlife values of the area. Lake Umbagog is the source of the Androscoggin River and is more than 10 miles in length, covering more than 8500 acres. The name Umbagog is of Abenaki origin meaning “shallow water”, the lake in fact has an average depth of only 15 feet. The pristine, wetland habitat supports one of the highest concentrations of nesting Osprey and the highest population of nesting common loon in New Hampshire. In 1989 Bald Eagles successfully nested at Umbagog Lake for the first time in N.H. since 1949.
Enjoy a day immersed in beauty, invigorated by a great paddle and enchanted by wildlife sightings. Bring your own kayak /canoe and binoculars, or borrow a canoe or binoculars on request. Pack a hearty lunch and snack and perhaps a journal to record your sightings. Reservations are requested by calling 603-447-6991. This program fills up quickly, so call early to reserve your spot. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The meeting place is at the Jackson Historical Society at 6:30 AM.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit providing environmental education in the valley for over thirty years. Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Programs are made possible by the Evenor Armington Fund, and L.L. Bean. Programs are open to the public. For more information on Tin Mountain or this program visit www.tinmountain.org or call 603-447-6991.