UMaine Extension to Sponsor Acadia National Park Trip

Contact: Amy Witt, 207-780-4205,

BAR HARBOR, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a tree identification tour of Acadia National Park on Friday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Extension Educator Marjorie Peronto will lead the tour of the Wonderland Trail, paying particular attention to the native trees and shrubs that thrive in this coastal setting.  The 1.4 mile (roundtrip) Wonderland Trail is filled with fantasy type settings unique to the area.

Participants are invited to bring their lunch, to be enjoyed on-site.

The Wonderland Trail is located between Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor on Route 102A.  Participants are asked to meet in the parking area on Route 102A, where a University of Maine Cooperative Extension event sign will be displayed.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.  Please call the UMaine Extension office in Cumberland County at 800-287-1471 (in Maine) or 207-780-4205 before Monday, September 28.

This tour is an organized outing of the Maine Tree Club, an educational outreach program established by UMaine Extension, the Maine Forest Service and the Pine Tree State Arboretum. The club is designed to teach people, young and old, how to identify 50 trees of Maine over a two-year period; to teach participants how to best care for trees on their property and in their community; and to help people to better understand the importance of trees to Maine, their ecosystems and their economy.