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Father’s Day Paddle at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Posted June 03, 2013, at 6:35 p.m.

Celebrate Father’s Day by spending the afternoon paddling along Pushaw and Dead Streams. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge offers a Father’s Day guided canoe tour from 2PM – 3:30PM on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The tour is open to all fathers and those who are father figures in children’s lives. Mothers welcome also!

Bucky Owen, wildlife ecologist, will guide you through this unique ecosystem, talk about the great diversity of bird, aquatic plant communities, conservation issues and efforts, and observe mammal behavior in the tranquil beauty of the Refuge. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are available or BYO.

Reservation and cancellation requested by June 15, call (207) 944-9259.

Event is free and open to all ages. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, school-aged children are free.

This annual event starts Hirundo’s weekly Sunday afternoon Guided Canoe Tours. Pushaw and Dead Stream’s calm waters make it an ideal location for the novice paddler, yet hold the attention of an experienced paddler because of its abundance of wildlife above and below water. Each tour has a seasonal theme. For example, we will follow the development of the local moss animal throughout the season. Join us!

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is located on Hudson Rd (Rte. 43) Alton/Old Town.

Directions from the South

Take the I-95 N and then the ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 5.5 miles, past Gate 1 (large red sign on your right (north side of Rt. 43), and take the last driveway on the right, before the bridge. Meet in the parking lot at Gate 3 (35 Hudson Rd, Alton).

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