Belfast has a new In-Town Nature Trail

Apr 30, 2014

The Belfast In-Town Nature Trail is so new that it is not marked yet, and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition does not have a complete map and text guide on its website. A project in collaboration with Habitat Belfast, the trail meanders in a circuit for about 5 miles along pleasant streets, visiting parks, range-ways, the harbor, the beach and other venues where nature rules. To show people the way, Cloe Chunn (338-1147) is offering a series of walks on short parts of the nature trail through town. Each walk will take about two hours, and acquaint you with what to look for and enjoy along the way. These events are sponsored by the The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. The schedule of the walks is as follows:

Monday, May 5, 8-10 a.m.: Meet at City Park entrance.

Tuesday, May 6, 8-10 a.m.: Meet at Wales Park, Main Street.

Wednesday, May 7,  9-11 a.m.: Meet at Wales Park, Main Street.

Monday, May 19, 8-10 a.m.: Meet at the Boathouse.

Tuesday, May 20, 9-11 a.m.: Meet at City Park entrance.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition plans regular outings to familiarize the public with the beauty and unusual features of the Belfast Bay's watershed, as well as neighboring conservation properties. The watershed covers 69,657 acres and is comprised of four smaller watersheds: the Little River, the Passagassawakeag River, the Wescott Stream and the Goose River. It includes all or parts of Brooks, Frankfort, Knox, Morrill, Northport, Searsport, Swanville and Waldo as well as the City of Belfast.

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