Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Out In The Snow Again

After the Winter Farmers Market (Saturdays 9-12;30 @ Ft. Andross, Maine St. Brunwsick) Captain and I took the snow shoes to Winslow Park & Campground for some tromping around. What a beautiful day it was! A bit brisk, we had to bundle up, but the sun was shinning and the water was sparkling.

I ran into an acquaintance, Scott Howard very well known locally as the owner of Olivia's Garden/Maine-ly Hydroponics. He was there enjoying the day with his family and young black lab. He has a hydroponic farm a few towns over in New Gloucester and grows the most delicious tomatoes, basil, sprouts and lettuce year round. You can read a bit about him here : Olivia's Garden in The Growing Edge Magazine.

Winslow Park & Campground is just that. Both park and campground. In the summer you can pitch a tent or bring your camper (no hook ups) and camp by the waters edge. There is a small beach and a dock with boat launch. It is a popular place for locals to launch their boat (us included), kayak or canoe. There is also plenty of picnic tables and a playground for those warmer days. Dogs are allowed, on leash. During the height of the summer, the park offers live music and concerts on Thursday nights. Annually there is a Lobster Man Triathlon at the park. But summer is not the only time to enjoy this park. Captain and I regularly head over there in the fall for walks along the water, and now snow shoeing during the winter. Cross country skier were spotted as well. Wooden stairs lead down to the beach and rocky shore where you can collect shells and rocks and put your toes in the water or more, if you dare!


sproutsandsweetpeas said...

You always have such beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had fun and lots of company.
When you get a chance (or maybe on a leter post) could you tell us some more about the lobster man Triathalon?

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

For those interested:

The Tirathalon is held early in September in Freeport @ Winslow State Park. You must register to compete.

It is one of the biggest and best triathlons in New England. A stunning venue, incredible course, and amazing post-race lobsterbake...Lobsterman is one-of-a-kind.

Includes a Triangular swim 1.5K in Casco Bay(wetsuits are recommended) Bike 40K up to Brunswick and back. Run 10K through South Freeport Village.

For detailed course information ~ www.tri-maine.com.