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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Summer Schedule: Weekly Guided Canoe Tours

Posted June 18, 2012, at 5:11 p.m.
Last modified July 09, 2012, at 5:13 p.m.

Sunday, June 24 to Sunday, September 30, 2012; 2 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Road, Alton, Maine

Contact: Gudrun Keszöcze; 207-944-9259

Website: hirundomaine.org

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is offering weekly guided canoe tours throughout the summer on Sunday afternoons, from 2-3:30 p.m.

The Refuge spans Pushaw and Dead Streams, and encompasses vast wetlands, including domed bog and maple and juniper swamps, and mixed hardwood and evergreen forests and a forest pond. Our naturalist will lead the tours. Visit our developing website at www.hirundomaine.org for a trail map and directions to the Refuge.

The canoe tours will offer basic canoe instruction, and explore the plants and wildlife found in Pushaw and Dead Streams. This ecosystem provides agreat diversity of bird life and mammal behavior, and an environment to learn about aquatic plant communities and conservation issues in tranquil beauty. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Meet at parking lot Gate 3 (35 Hudson Road).

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is located on Hudson Rd (Rte. 43) Alton/Old Town. Our programs are open to all ages. Suggested donation $4 for adults, school-aged children are free.

Reservations and cancellations are requested by the previous Saturday, call 207-944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org

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) and take a right into the last driveway before the bridge.

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