Forest & Forage Weekend

Join Maine Huts and North Spore Mushrooms July 28-30th at Stratton Brook Hut for a weekend dedicated to mushrooms!

  • Foray into wild edible mushroom cultivation, identification, and culinary versatility.
  • Escape into nature at Stratton Brook Hut, located atop Oak Knoll at 1900'.
  • Learn how to cultivate and forage for gourmet edible mushrooms.
  • Enjoy a special curated dinner with guest chef Pete Uzzell, and explore the culinary possibilities with mushrooms.

Weekend guests will arrive in the afternoon and enjoy a casual Friday night dinner. After breakfast Saturday morning, guests partake in a foraging hike on the Maine Huts trail network with North Spore educator Louis Giller. Saturday afternoon will focus on mushroom cultivation. A curated dinner with guest chef Pete Uzell and a party with outdoor fire finishing the day off Saturday night. After breakfast Sunday morning, guests pack up their gear and head down to the Stratton Brook Trailhead at noon.

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Special Guests

Louis Giller helps to coordinate many of North Spore's educational events including the Maine Fungi Fest. Louis has spent over 10 years growing and hunting mushrooms from coast to coast and loves nothing more than getting into the woods to hike or mountain bike and look for highly prized wild foods.

Chef Pete Uzzell
, formerly of Eventide, Hugo's, and the Oxbow Beer Garden. Locavore Chef with a fervency for sustainability. An avid forager, fermentor, and gardener.


$350 per person


Friday, July 28, 2023 - 3:00pm to Sunday, July 30, 2023 - 12:00pm


-Two night, three day lodging at Stratton Brook Hut
-All meals, including special Saturday dinner with Chef Pete Uzzell
-Sleeping arrangements will be shared, divided between 6 bunkrooms.
-Full bathrooms with hot showers
-Gear Shuttles to and from Stratton Brook Hut
-Materials for mushroom cultivation demos





Louis Giller from North Spore Mushrooms
Chef Pete Buzell

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Not Included:
Transport to and from the Hut. Enjoy the hike on one of our famed trails! Our hut is 3.1 miles from our Stratton Brook Trailhead.
Beer and wine will be for sale.
We provide pillows and mattresses, you bring a light sleeping bag, pillowcase and towels. A suggested packing list will be provided for guests.