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Indigenous Names along the Penobscot River Paddling Trail

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Learn about the meanings of several Wabanaki place names along the Penobscot River Paddling Trail in an illustrated Zoom presentation, sponsored by the Belfast Garden Club. Naturalist Cloe Chunn, who co-founded the Penobscot River Paddling Trail, will present the program. She will tell us about the nonprofit organization and show us firsthand in photos why the Wabanaki, who have lived along the Penobscot for more than 10,000 years, named places along the river as they did.

The mission of the Penobscot River Paddling Trail is to establish and maintain the 100-mile paddling, camping, and educational trail down the main stem of the Penobscot River. Besides enabling exceptional paddling and camping experiences, the organization aspires to educate paddlers and non-paddlers alike about the ecology, natural history, and current status of the river, in addition to Wabanaki and colonial history.

Ms. Chunn, who is motivated by exploring wild places and sharing them with others, is a former high school and college teacher, an outdoor writer, and a Registered Maine Guide. She is co-founder of the Maine Master Naturalist Program, and her book, Fifty Hikes in the Maine Mountains, has been a standard hiking guide for more than 40 years


October 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


ME United States