First Applefest at Klondike Mountain a Success

 Pressing fresh picked apples into cider. (Submitted photo).

Lubec, Maine – Downeast Coastal Conservancy hosted the first Applefest at Klondike Mountain in Lubec.  This all ages event attracted attendees ages 2 through 90, and fun was had by all.  Apples were the star of the day and there was no shortage of apples to pick.  Other highlights included apple jelly making led by Helen Waite, apple cider pressing with Regina Grabrovac and Taylor Weiss, and apple print art with Becky Lee. 

 This was the first event to be held at Klondike Mountain, a property Downeast Coastal Conservancy acquired in 2012.  Property improvements, including trails and a parking area will begin this fall.  The word mountain might be a bit of a stretch, but Klondike Mountain rises above the surrounding landscape.  When completed, hikers will enjoy panoramic views of South Bay, Johnson Bay, Lubec, Eastport and beyond.  Volunteers will be needed for trail work, to join the Klondike Crew, contact Downeast Coastal Conservancy at 207-255-4500 or  Learn more about other events and the work Downeast Coastal Conservancy is doing online at