BEST Hiking Group

The BEST Hiking Group organizes hikes designed to be a casual gathering of BIW employees and their families and friends, exploring areas of Maine together.

To join a hike, employees just need to show up at the location at the specified start time. BIW swag is often provided before the hikes. For notifications in case of weather cancellation, email communications@gdbiw.com.

Want to help organize hikes? The BEST Hiking Group welcomes BIW employees to join in the planning of hikes. Email your inquiry at BEST@gdbiw.com.

2024 BIW Employee Spirit Team Hiking Schedule

Note: These dates/hikes may change depending on weather or other BIW events. Hikes will typically occur every 3rd and 5th Wednesday, and every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Weekend hikes will typically start at 9:30 a.m. and weekday hikes around 4 p.m.

May

May 11 – Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary (Lewiston)

May 15 – Squirrel Point Light (Arrowsic)

May 25 – Mount Apatite (Auburn)

May 29 – Hamilton Audubon (West Bath)

June

June 8 – Viles Arboretum (Augusta)

June 19 – Butler Head (Bath)

June 22 – Gulf Hagas (Rockwood)

July

July 13 – TBD

July 17 – Maquoit Bay (Brunswick)

July 31 – Bijhouwer Forest (Phippsburg)

August

August 10 – Florida Lake Loop (Freeport)

August 21 – Center Pond (Phippsburg)

August 24 – Angel Falls and Smalls Falls (Byron)

September

September 14 – Thorne Head or Whiskeag (Bath)

September 18 – Woodward Point (Brunswick)

September 28 – Tumbledown (Weld)

October

October 12 – Vaughn Woods (Hallowell)

October 16 – Crystal Springs (Brunswick)

October 30 – Lily Pond (Bath)

November

Nov 6 – Reid State Park (Georgetown)

This is going to be fun, but is not a work-obligation or work-related event. By showing up to participate, attendees understand and agree that they are doing so on their won time and at their own risk; and consent to being photographed and to BIW’s right to republish the photos in its discretion unless you indicate otherwise.

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2024 Hikes

  • Mackworth Island

  • Mackworth Island

  • Mackworth Island

  • Mackworth Island

  • Mackworth Island

  • Mackworth Island

  • Giant's Stairs

  • Giant's Stairs

  • Giant's Stairs

  • Giant's Stairs

  • Brunswick Commons

  • Brunswick Commons

  • Brunswick Commons

  • Brunswick Commons

2023 Hikes

  • Harpswell Cliff Trail

  • Harpswell Cliff Trail

  • Harpswell Cliff Trail

  • Harpswell Cliff Trail

  • Harpswell Cliff Trail

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Bradbury Mountain

  • Morse Mountain

  • Morse Mountain

  • Morse Mountain

  • Morse Mountain

  • Morse Mountain

  • Morse Mountain

  • Ovens Mouth Preserve

  • Ovens Mouth Preserve

  • Ovens Mouth Preserve

  • Mount Battie/Camden Hills

  • Mount Battie/Camden Hills

  • Mount Battie/Camden Hills

  • Mount Battie/Camden Hills

  • Thorne Head Preserve

  • Wolfe Neck State Park

  • Wolfe Neck State Park

  • Wolfe Neck State Park