Family Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Posted Aug. 15, 2013, at 9:52 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 10 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 15 Hudson Road, Old Town, Maine

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 2-944-9259; hirundomaine.org

Second Annual Family Fun Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, August 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come to explore the Refuge on land and water by joining volunteers for: guided trail walks, canoe tours in 28-foot canoes, insect safaris, interactive bird identification, or gain insights on established and future invasive species.

Do you have a favorite plant, animal or place at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge? Would you like to share it with others? Experience the magic of printmaking with master printmaker, Kris Sader. Go for walk, draw your favorite plants, animals or minerals out at the refuge then print greeting cards to give to your friends and family on special occasions.

Canoeists, of all ages, have a chance to show their speed and skill at the Lac D’or Obstacle Canoe Race. Canoes are available at the Refuge and early registration is encouraged.

Throughout the day, we offer environmental activities for children and adults. Pack a picnic and plan to spend the day.

Suggested donation $5 dollars for adults, school-aged children are free.

Directions to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge


Take the I-95 N. Take the ME-43 exit 197 to Old Town/Hudson. Go 0.3 mi to the end of the off ramp. At the stop sign, turn left onto Rt. 43 (Hudson Rd). Go west 4.75 mi and look for the large red signs on your right (north side of Rt. 43). Enter at Gate 1, follow gravel road 0.5 mile to the Pine Tree Parking area.