Archive for July, 2009

Ogunquit Museum of American Art

July 27, 2009

art“The most beautiful little museum in the world”

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is the only museum in the state of Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition and collection of American Art. The Permanent Collection includes almost 1600 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography and graphics.
It opened for the 2009 season on July 1, and remains open until October 31. Hours are 10-5 daily except Sunday when hours are 1-5.
Upon entering the museum, visitors look directly through the glass wall of its main gallery to the dramatic coast, the ocean, and the far horizon. Visitors are invited to enjoy the Museum grounds, three acres of landscaped gardens, lawn and ocean ledge. The grounds include numerous large sculptures, a reflecting pool, and secluded benches for quit contemplation.
Visitors often ask how a nationally recognized art museum came to be located in a small coastal fishing village in southern Maine. The answer lies in both the beauty of the area, which lead to the formation of the famous Ogunquit Art colony in the late 1890’s and the drive and generosity of the Museum’s founder, Maine painter and philanthropist Henry Strater.
Visit the museum’s website http://www.ogunquitmuseum.org for a full description of the 2009 scheduled exhibits. The museum is located at 543 Shore Road in Ogunquit. The Museum Shop is open during regular museum hours and offers hundreds of fine art reproductions and gift items.
This is a must see for all art lovers…..

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More at The Ogunquit Playhouse

July 20, 2009

High School Musical

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents an encore production based on the smash hit Disney Channel original movie, High School Musical. Special matinees are scheduled for July 25 and 26 and August 29 and 30.
The stage production follows the much-loved story of the movie, featuring all the favorite characters and songs, together with two brand-new numbers performed by a talented group of actors, cast exclusively for the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Performances are 10 am and 3 pm on Saturdays and 10 am on Sundays. Last year these performances were a sell-out!

New Pub in Town

July 20, 2009

feileIn spite of the economy, there is a new place on town—Feile– and What a new place it is! Totally renovated inside with a wonderful Irish Pub atmosphere. No expense spared when this re-do was done!!!

They have live entertainment several nights a week- 50 different beers – helpful and smiling staff – and they’re open for lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch and have a late night pub menu.

Now, the best news….The food is terrific and very inexpensive (basically $11-$16, with lesser prices for sandwiches and sides, etc.) Typically Irish Classics: Sheppard’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Fish and Chips, Guiness Beef Stew, etc. Wonderful seafood options: Salmon, scallops, shrimp, crabcakes, lobster rolls. Etc. All of the food is home made (including brown corned beef hash ). They also have an array of soups, salads, appetizers and a kid’s menu.

This is a “ must do” while here on your vacation. Run, don’t walk!!!!

Sailing in Ogunquit

July 20, 2009

silverliningThe Silverlining

The Silverlining is a 42ft. Sparkman and Stephens designed fractional rigged sloop built entirely of wood in 1939 by the well-respected Maine boat builder Henry Hinckley. It was especially designed to sail well in the typically light airs of the New England summer. She carries 888 sq. ft. of sail with working jib and main alone on a single 63 ft. spruce spar.
The morning cruise, 9:30 to 11:00 is the quietest sail. Generally speaking, the sea is calmest and the winds lightest.
The two 2 hour cruises thru the middle of the day offer the maximum sun exposure as well as optimum wind conditions.
The 4:30 departure is a great way to finish a day on the Maine coast: An hour and a half of fresh air before your lobster dinner.
The last trip takes you till the sun goes down. It’s a beautiful time to be on the water.
Each trip is limited to six passengers. Conditions at sea will be very much like being at the beach, but a little more extreme; windier, sunnier or cooler, whatever the day. Dress accordingly. You should wear soft-soled shoes or go barefoot. Bring a sweatshirt, sunscreen, sunglasses, and don’t forget your camera.
You may bring a light lunch, something to drink and a modest amount of alcohol. They have blankets on board if you’re cold. Call 207-646-9800 for reservations Prices range from 33.00 to 38.00 per person.
Join them and experience the sensation of time spent at sea. Let the Silverlining be the backdrop for a lasting memory of your visit to Ogunquit!

Bike Tour

July 17, 2009
bikesOur new coastal bike tour has been getting people out on the bikes and into some beautiful places!  This tour allows people of all ages and abilities to experience the pleasure of riding along southern Maine’s picturesque coastline.  The ride takes participants along our rocky shoreline and sandy beaches.  The tour allows for several stops and gives riders a chance to get off the bikes and explore the coast.  This is a relaxing yet, invigorating way to explore the coast and take it all in!        

New! Walking Tours of Ogunquit

July 13, 2009

Join the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce on a walk around Ogunquit. Learn about the 350 year history of Ogunquit, the creation of Perkins Cove, and the establishment of the Marginal Way and Ogunquit Beach as public areas. You will travel back in time using the buildings and landmarks as our guides, exploring the early occupations in Ogunquit, from forestry to fishing, from art to tourism, and learning how some of your favorite Ogunquit landmarks and old house got their names, and changed uses (and locations!) through the years.
Meet at Katie’s on Shore Road (261 Shore Road) at 9:30 every Tuesday and Friday during the summer. Tours should last approximately 1.5 hours, so wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen!
$5.00 per person . Parking available at the Barn Gallery, at the corner of Bourne Lane and Shore Road.

Another Broadway Show!!!

July 13, 2009

guys_dolls Guys and Dolls

Gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls are in town and on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, July 15 through August 8. Yes, it’s Guys and Dolls-Broadway’s musical comedy about gambling men and the women who long to tame them. This musical masterpiece, based on the stories of Damon Runyon, stars television veteran Richard Kind (Spin City and Mad About You) as Master Gambler Nathan Detroit; Tony Award Winning star of Jersey Boys, Christian Hoff as fellow gambler Sky Masterson; Broadway’s Liz Larsen as Miss Adelaide, the pride of the hot-cha Hot Box Club; and Gloria Crampton as Sister Sarah Brown, the sweetest mission doll this side of Eighth Avenue.
The Ogunquit Playhouse hosts performances Tuesday through Sunday, from Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekends. For a complete list of show times , pricing and more information about the season, visit http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Bird watching in Ogunquit

July 10, 2009

bird1bird2Here are a few photos of our shore bird monitoring trips. Ogunquit beach currently has 3 adult piping plover and 4 newly hatched chicks.  

Our groups from The Falls at Ogunquit are helping to collect data on the plovers and other wildlife along Ogunquit beach. The data collected will help us follow the success rate of the plovers and other shore birds. We are lucky to have Ogunquit beach as one of the best habitats left for nesting shore birds in Southern Maine.  If the piping plovers can be successful other shore birds may return to our beaches as well. 

This is a great opportunity for our InnSeason guests to take part in coastal research while visiting beautiful places! 

Smores!

July 10, 2009

Firepit_1Smores1Firepit_2CupcakesMonday Night was had a smores party on the deck!  Everyone grabbed thier sticks and roasted marshmellows all evening.  A great night for kids AND adults.

The Excitement of a Whale Watch

July 6, 2009

whalewatchDeborah Ann Whale Watching
Perkins Cove, Ogunquit

The Deborah Ann Whale Watching trip running out of Perkins Cove is a “must do” while you are on your vacation in Southern Maine. The trip is simply breathtaking when you see one of these giant creatures break the surface. The Deborah Ann leaves Perkins Cove and heads out to Jeffries Ledge where the whales and other sea creatures feed. The trip lasts a good 4.5 hours. The Humpback and Finback whales along with White-sided dolphins, Basking Sharks and Ocean Sunfish are among the species you will see in their natural habitat.
If no whale sightings occur, the will offer you a free pass with no expiration date or refund half of your money. That’s a very generous offer.
If the weather is not conducive to head way out to where the whales are, the Deborah Ann will take you on a shorter trip along the coast and out to Boon Island where you will find a large concentration of seals and bird life.
The boat is 40 feet in length and was built as recently as 1994. The Captain and crew are enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. It is easy to see that they love the work that they do.
There are two trips offered daily: 8:00-12:30 and 1:30-6:00. Reservations are recommended. This fun for the whole family, young and old alike-and it can be wet!!