Loon Echo Land Trust 14th Annual Trek Huge Success

by Christian Mower on September 24, 2014

The Loon Echo Land Trust’s 14th Annual Trek was a Huge Success Saturday. 303 enthusiastic cyclists and hikers enjoyed scenic views as they participated in the 14th annual Loon Echo Trek at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton to benefit Loon Echo Land Trust. Two hundred twenty-one people cycled in the Trek choosing between the 25, 50, 75 or 100-mile routes. A record breaking 76 hikers participated in either the 4.5 or 6.2 mile hike trek over Pleasant Mountain and Loon Echo’s conservation land, and A handful of hearty people participated in the inaugural Hike and Bike which had them completing the 4.5 mile hike followed by the 25 mile bike ride. A total of $78,325 was raised from the event, including entry fees, pledges raised by participants, and business cash and in-kind sponsorships. Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region to conserve its natural resources and character for current and future generations. Currently, Loon Echo protects over 5,900 acres of land and 25 miles of trails open for public use. For information about the Loon echo land trust and next years trek visit loon-echo-trek dot org or call 207-647-4352