Visit Hirundo

Hours & Fees

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is accessible, free of charge, for public use on a daily basis. Guest registry books are available at Gates 1, 3, and 6. Visitors are encouraged to sign in. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Collection boxes can be found near the parking areas, or you can click HERE to make a donation through the website.

The hiking trails are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk.

Patrons may use the parking area near the road at Gate 1 and hike into the refuge on any day. However, the parking area near Lac D'or and the Parker Reed Shelter will only be accessible during the following hours:


April 21 - October 31

Daily, 9am - 6pm


November 1 - Late Jan./Early Feb.

Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

If you new to Hirundo, we encourage you to
check out the map HERE.

Getting Here & Parking

Primary public access to Hirundo is through Gate 1 and Gate 3, both of which are located off of Route 43. Parking areas are available at both gates.

Gate 1 provides access to the Parker Reed Shelter, Trail of the Senses, Outhouses, the Clare Reed Memorial, and the archeological site. Gate 6 is located directly across Rt. 43 from Gate 1, and provides access to five additional hiking trails.

Gate 3 allows guests to park at the beginning of the Pushaw and Pond hiking trails.

Check out the hiking trails map HERE for more information.

Street Addresses

 GATE 1   

1107 W. Old Town Road

Old Town, ME 04468



35 Hudson Road

Alton, ME 04468


Visitors are welcome at Hirundo daily from dawn to dusk.  Gate 1 is closed for the winter season. However, you may park at the gate and walk in.  


1107 West Old Town Rd.

Old Town, ME 04468

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 266

Orono, Maine 04473



Office 207-581-3226

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