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About Us

The Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association (CVOA) is a vibrant and growing club with diverse interests springing from a single core: our love of the outdoors. For the past 20 years, our mission has been simple and straight-forward: To preserve and protect our natural resources and promote the recreational opportunities in our area. Our members … now more than 1100 strong … are out there skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, fishing and hunting in every corner of Maine. We’ve been branded the “active outdoor club” and we prove it every year.


Our annual “Adventure Calendar” is jam-packed every year, featuring dozens of outings. Annually, we run three or more group ski trips to places like Colorado, Montana, Quebec and now Europe. We have had waterfall tours, fishing trips, socials, dances, pot luck dinners, canoe trips, full moon kayak and snowshoe treks. Add in bicycling, kayaking, camping, hiking, and lift rides during foliage time. Many of our trips are simple day trips, but we have regular overnight and 2 or 3 night events as well.


Our commitment to the unspoiled beauty of our own neighborhood is unflagging. CVOA assists in the annual Rte. 27 road cleanup in May, and trail cleanup in the mountains. We have built and placed picnic tables along the popular Narrow Gauge Pathway. New projects are always welcome.


We built and maintain a top-notch shooting range in a first-rate setting. The range offers a variety of shooting venues, whether trap, five-stand, or pistol and rifle ranges. Our facility on Rte. 27, north of the Sugarloaf Access Road, includes a club house, utility building with storage and flush toilet, storage buildings and a top-notch five-stand building.


CVOA is committed to supporting our community, and makes charitable donations such as stocking the trout pond at the Outdoor Center and funding outdoor equipment purchases for the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center. We have also supported the Franklin Search and Rescue, the Town of Stratton Summer Camp, Sugarloaf Ski Club’s King’s Kids programs, among others.


What does all that fun cost? Not much!


Because we operate without paid staff, CVOA has managed to keep our annual dues at $10 for individuals and $15 for families. Membership to the range is just an additional $30 per range member.


So, what are you waiting for? JOIN THE ADVENTURE.

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