Printed trail maps are usually available in special boxes at the parking lots. You can also print one at home from our web site (see below).
These large scale maps are found at the starting points for the trails with "You Are Here" indicators.
Colour-coded triangles every few hundred meters tell you which trail you are on. There are also 25 numbered locator signs on our seven trails which correspond to numbers on the printed maps. These number signs also have QR Codes. Those with a QR code reader on a smartphone can find more information about the Crown Lands by scanning the QR code.
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb that has become established in the U.S., Ontario and now in a few places in the Orono Crown Lands.
A small number of giant hogweed plants have been found in parts of the Crown Lands and are being sprayed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to eradicate them.
A giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet. Do not touch these plants. Its sap contains toxic chemicals. When these chemicals come into contact with skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns.
If you see giant hogweed in the Orono Crown Lands, please let us know where you saw it by clicking the button below.