Grand Lake Stream

Dave McCullough

Have you noticed how wonderful the cemetery and park grounds look? A special thanks to John Brown for giving this property the care it needs.  Great work John!!

Earlier this week while enjoying breakfast at the pine tree store Dave Tobey stopped by and was telling about finding some deer ticks on one of his dogs. Proof again to be sure and check yourself and animals nightly for ticks.

 A few highlights regarding the Grand Lake Stream America Celebration on the 4th. Details are available in this issue of The Calais Advertiser on page 3, at the Pine Tree Store, and by contacting the Land Trust 207-796-2100 or Dave 207-796-2286. Of special interest this year because the 4th is on a Monday, the fireworks may be provided on different evenings over the weekend. The fireworks are provided at the discretion of the shorefront owners.

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust celebrated the first ever “DLLT Photo Contest” with a showcase of the winning entries in each category.  After the reception, the large audience was treated to a presentation of “Postcards from Grand Lake Stream,” by Matthew Wheeler, a photo archivist from the Penobscot Marine Museum.  It was an excellent mix of historic memories of Grand Lake Stream and modern digital photography of the Downeast Lakes region.

As part of the “Grand Lake Stream, America” 4th of July celebrations, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host the 7th annual “Race for Grand Lake Stream.” The 3-mile long run is from Big Lake to the center of the village, parallel to Grand Lake Stream along a quiet, tree-lined paved road.  All are encouraged to attend.  Registration will take place from 8 – 8:45 am on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust lawn.  Runners will be taken by bus to the starting line and the race will begin promptly at 9 am.  Registration is $12 and will include a Grand Lake Stream, America t-shirt.

On Tuesday, July 5th, DLLT kicks off this summer’s “Explorations and Adventures,” a weekly education program for kids ages 6-10, with a GLS Scavenger Hunt.Explore the village of Grand Lake Stream, searching for clues, secret spots, and hidden treasures.  Complete the scavenger hunt to win a prize! Program meets on Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 – Noon at the Grand Lake Stream School Building.

On Thursday, July 7th, DLLT starts “Serious Skills for Boys & Girls,” a weekly education program for kids ages 10-16, with a “Campsite Construction” program.  Join DLLT staff as we create new public campsites.  Help establish these sites by constructing fire pits and clearing brush in the Farm Cove Community Forest.  “Serious Skills” meets on Thursday mornings, from 9:30 – Noon at the Grand Lake Stream School Building.

The Wednesday evening Community Pot Luck Picnics are continuing this year. Details are posted on the front door of the Pine Tree Store. All are invited and gather at the Guide’s Wharf at 5:00 and head up lake to a selected picnic area. An enjoyable social time while eating picnic foods. Call Andrea Swift or Dave McCullough to obtain more info.


Your Humble Correspondent: Dave McCullough  207-796-2286 or