Hundreds enjoy Fun Day at State Park

Published: Mar. 2, 2019 at 5:07 PM EST
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Hundreds made their way to Aroostook State Park on Saturday to enjoy the many outdoor activities available. Kathy McCarty was at the park and has more.

It was a beautiful day to be outside Saturday and many were taking advantage of the day at Aroostook State Park for the annual Family Fun Day! A lot of time and effort went into Saturday's celebration at Maine's oldest state park.

"We don't always get wonderful days like this, but great opportunity to come out. We've got cross-country skiing, we've got snowshoeing, a great sliding hill. Good place for both kids and adults to have some fun today."

Farnham says there are trails for beginners and more experienced skiers. Snowshoeing trails were well-groomed and ready for people like Remillie Norsworthy. This marked her first time trying Fun Day activities.

"I'm looking at the trail and seeing how steep it is, and I've been a couch potato all winter, so we'll see how far I get. It's a beautiful day and I will not push myself beyond what I think I can do. I just wasn't planning on starting with a hill."

8-year-old Alexis Cronin says this was her first time taking part in the annual event. She likes outdoor activities.

"Either go sledding or skiing. I ski at school."

Park Manager Scott Thompson says he's pleased with the turnout.

"People are having fun. They're coming down the sliding hill as we speak and people are tramping the trails up on the snowshoe trail, and that's what we're here for."

Thompson says the annual Fun Day events showcase what Aroostook State Park offers in winter months. He says the park is open 7 days a week, with activities like those that took place Saturday available to visitors every day.