Belfast Flying Shoes takes traditional participatory social dancing outdoors! Our “Dancing in the Park” series concludes on Saturday, September 7, at 3:00 pm at the City Point railroad station. (Rain date Sept 8.)
UPDATE: Moving to SUNDAY, September 8 due to rainy forecast
Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb will call dances to lively fiddle tunes played by Alden Robinson and Baron Collins-Hill. These participatory New England social dances are for all ages and experience levels, and dancers are encouraged to bring friends and family.
This final dance includes several tantalizing add-on activities:
HIKE to the DANCE: Hike 2.6 miles to City Point from the Rte 7 trail junction of the Hills to Sea Trail. Allow 90 minutes for the trek (longer with small children.) Trail description here. To arrange a shuttle ride from City Point vicinity to the trailhead, around 1:00 pm, contact Buck O’Herin’s cell phone by Sept 5 (see Hills to Sea contact page).
You can also stroll along the Belfast Rail Trail, including picnicking at the City-owned spot on the banks of the Passy (near the trestle).
RIDE THE RAILS! Check out the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad trains and historic station. Thanks to the Brooks Preservation Society volunteers, you can pedal the RailCycles and/or catch a Motorcar ride, starting at 11:00 am. (Freewill donations to BPS/B&ML are gratefully accepted.)
WILDLIFE: Enjoy sightings of eagles, osprey, cormorants, kingfishers, other waterbirds, and maybe even a weasel or beaver.