Trails Day event set

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Park officials are inviting the public to help celebrate National Trails Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 4, with a program about the park’s hiking trails followed by opportunities to participate in volunteer trail work projects.

Meet at park headquarters, 20 McFarland Hill Drive, off Eagle Lake Road (State Route 233) in Bar Harbor to sign up for a volunteer trail work project and enjoy light refreshments. At 8:30 a.m., Christian Barter, recently named the park’s first poet laureate for the Acadia Centennial and longtime trail crew leader, will offer a poetry reading and presentation about Acadia’s hiking trails.

After the program, volunteers will divide into small work groups and be transported by van to various park locations to complete light maintenance on the hiking trails. All groups will be returned to park headquarters by noon.

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