WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center presents the fourth lecture of their summer lecture series entitled "Acadia National Park: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. The presentation will be led by Dolores Kong, co-author of Hiking Acadia National Park, as she shares an author's and hiker's perspective on the trails, history and special nature of the first national park east of the Mississippi as it nears its 100th anniversary.
The White Mountains and deep woods of Waterville Valley seem worlds apart from the pink granite cliffs and open ocean views of Acadia National Park. Dolores Kong and her husband Dan Ring have hiked nearly all 120 miles of trails in Acadia from the easy "Ocean Path" to the challenging "Precipice Trail" up Champlain Mountain. They co-authored the books: Hiking Acadia National Park, Best Easy Day Hikes, and Acadia National Park. If you have never been to Acadia or even if you have, come learn about the first national park east of the Mississippi, and why it's one of the Top 10 most visited national parks, even though it's the fifth smallest.