25 Things To Do

25 Ways to Celebrate

25 Years of the Orono Land Trust

1. Attend one of the paddle day trips

2. Volunteer on a trail clean-up day to help keep the trails enjoyable for others

3. Look for the PineApple Tree on the Colburn Property Trails

4. Find the holes made by pileated woodpeckers in trees beside the Stillwater River Trail

5. Walk the Colburn Property trails and find the Porcupine Tree

6. Walk the Gould Landing Trail along Pushaw Lake & find the giant boulder placed there many years ago by receding glaciers

7. Walk the trails connecting Sklar Park, Rampe and Colburn Properties

8. Look for beaver houses along the trails

9. Explore the Veazie properties: McPhetres, Manter, and Buck Hill

10. Join in Orono-wide Stream Clean Up in May

11. Snowshoe on a marked trail to the top of Bangor Hill (park at the Taylor Road lot by the dump)

12. Look for traces of the old railroad along the Stillwater River trail. Then check out Orono history books in the library to see what the railroad looked like.

13. Try geocaching

14. Explore a new land trust property each month—there are 13 in all

15. Invite a friend to join Orono Land Trust

16. Bring a bird book along and keep track of the birds you see along the trails

17. Take pictures along the trails and see how they change throughout the seasons

18. Nordic ski groomed trails at Newman Hill and Marsh Island

19. Visit another world by venturing out on the Orono Bog Boardwalk (opens May1)

20. Put in a canoe at Brownie’s Park along the Stillwater Trail or kayak at Gould’s Landing

21. Go on a guided nature walk along the Orono Bog Boardwalk

22. Walk the Colburn Property (this is the original OLT property) and find the Big Old Tree

23. Look for Lady Slippers at the Forest Hill trail entrance to the Colburn Property

24. Watch helicopters fall from the maple trees in the Marsh Island Natural Area

25. Go bird watching in Peter’s Field