Grand Lake Stream News

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Dave McCullough


As the summer slowly fades into the distance here are a few weather statistics for the Grand Lake Stream Area. On average, there are 162 sunny days per year in Washington County, Maine. The July high is around 77 degrees. The January low is 4. Sperling’s comfort index for Washington County is a 39 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity. There are 45 inches of rain on average annually and the average snowfall is 92 inches. Let’s look forward to a higher comfort range this fall as we continue to enjoy Grand Lake Stream America.

Thanks to Andrea for this week’s update on this Wednesday potluck get-together. Rain is predicted for this Wednesday so she is canceling the picnic. We will try it again next Wednesday and will send out an e-mail with details.

The Women’s Dinner at Leen’s Lodge this fall will be Thursday, September 14.  Anyone interested in joining the group should call Sue Whitely at 796-0888 or Elaine Brown at 796-5269

The Tough End Block Party is scheduled for the 16th of this month. Block parties are always lots of fun and allow everyone to spend time with their neighbors prior to ending their summer activities.

Do you love nature? Get involved with this great walk lead by Marion Bates. On Thursday, September 14th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust welcomes forest ecologist and local bird expert Marion Bates for a birding walk in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Over 180 species have been recorded in the community forest, and the DLCF is an important stop on the Maine Birding Trail.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and should expect to encounter waterfowl, raptors and migrating fall warblers.  Please bring binoculars and sturdy footwear, and meet at the Grand Lake Stream Dam parking lot.  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100, or email

A reminder that the Pine Tree Store changed their hours on Labor Day. They are now open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. All their foods and services are available during these hours together with good conversations around the room.


Come and live the Grand Lake Stream Experience. Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough 207-839-4205 or