Lecture by Acadia National Park experts on Sept. 20

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.

Autographed books will be available with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the art, science and nature programming at the Rey Center. All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for non-members. For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..