This Hike Takes You To A Place Maine’s First Residents Left Behind

Maine’s history is long and quite interesting. From a historic hotel where Prohibition-era politician engaged in things they’d never dream of today (okay, let’s be honest, they would definitely do some of this stuff) to this old tavern where Maine became a state, there are quite a few places to visit that will provide a glimpse of what happened long before we were here. But, before any settlers were here and even before many Native American people arrived, The Red Paint People called this area home. This wildlife refuge offers a small glimpse into this group, of which very little is known.

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Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is located at 15 Hudson Rd., Alton, Maine. They can be reached on 207-394-2171 and you can learn more about the area on their website. Stay up to date on what’s happening by following them on Facebook. The refuge is open every day from 9 a.m. to dusk.

Maine’s only Smithsonian-affiliated museum is dedicated to preserving knowledge and education about Maine’s native people. Click here to learn all about it and plan you visit.