Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Opens 'Trail of the Senses'

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OLD TOWN, Maine (WABI) - A new trail is open to the public in Old Town.

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge developed a 'Trail of the Senses'.

The three phase project launched Friday, starting with the opening of the Loop Trail.

It was created in partnership with the University of Maine. The Loop Trail was actually constructed by a group of eighteen students.

Trails for phases two and three will be constructed in the coming weeks.

"Our goal was to provide opportunities here with the universal access trail for folks who might be wheelchair-bound, or with a walker, or even couples who have to push a stroller," said Dr. Larry Beauregard, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Trustee. "So we want folks not only to experience the natural environment but to learn a little bit about it as well as they're going through it."

There will be an open house Saturday from 10 to 3.

Folks can look forward to guided nature walks, canoe races and exploring the new trails.

For more information, visit hirundomaine.org.