RUMFORD, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Rumford will host a Paul Bunyan Festival this weekend. It will feature events, contests and entertainmnet. The highlight will be a 600-foot zip line across the Lower Falls of the Androscoggin.
A group called Envision Rumford is endeavoring to put in 14,000 feet of zip lines. It is their hope that they can entice people from all over the region to visit Rumford.
"It's the most ambitious project of my career," says Jim Sysko who is the chief engineer on the project. He thinks zip lining is an activity that fits the hearty spirit of the people who come to the region for outdoor adventure.
The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Festival will start on Friday night with a Lumberjack dance and adult tall tales. They will also have a pancake breakfast on Saturday and a parade on Saturday morning.
The zip line will open at 11 A. M.