Campus News

Volunteers to Build New Trails in the Bowdoin Pines

Story posted May 15, 1997


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Members of the Bowdoin College community will be out in force for two days this week to lay out and construct new walking trails in the Bowdoin Pines, a stand of tall pine trees located east of Federal Street and north of Bath Road in Brunswick.

For the last year, Bowdoin's Land Stewardship Committee has worked on plans to open the Pines to the College community as a "wonderfully contemplative place to take a walk" that is close to Bowdoin's central campus.

The work will begin on Earth Day, Tuesday April 22, and will conclude on Saturday, April 26. Volunteer work teams will move debris, rake, spread gravel, all in an effort to create new trails through the Bowdoin Pines.

According to Charles Calhoun, author of A Small College in Maine: Two Hundred Years of Bowdoin, the Bowdoin Pines encompass 29 acres with pine trees an average of 90-feet tall and 105 to 125 years old.

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