Coastal Mountains Nature Program talk – From Greenville to Belfast, a 300-mile Paddling Journey

November 9, 2021 – Coastal Mountains Land Trust will co-host an online Zoom presentation titled From Greenville to Belfast, a 300-mile Paddling Journey at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 with the Camden Public Library. Join us for an exciting look at one couple’s paddling adventure of a lifetime!

In May of 2021, Jackie Stratton, her partner Nate, and her dog Maple embarked on a 24-day canoe trip from Greenville to Belfast, ME. Primarily following the route of Henry David Throreau, Penobscot guide Joe Polis, and countless indigenous people, their 300+ mile padding journey included 8 miles of historic portage routes to connect the Kennebec Headwaters, West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem of the Penobscot River. In this online presentation Stratton will share about how they prepared, naturalist highlights, lessons learned, and what it’s like to be on ‘river time’.

Please visit the “What’s Happening” adults events calendar at to register for a Zoom link to attend this webinar. The presentation platform is limited to those who get an invitation from the library.

Jackie Stratton lives in Montville, ME and is a self-proclaimed river enthusiast. She owns Waterways Guiding, offering overnight canoe trips and whitewater canoeing instruction.