Archive for May, 2012

Falls at Ogunquit – Activities 6/2-6/7

May 31, 2012

Activities at the Falls

“If you don’t like the weather in Maine…wait five minutes”
All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.

Saturday June 2nd 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

9:00-10:00am Koffee with Keith
Want to know where to go to eat? Thing’s to do? Need directions? Want to learn the history of Ogunquit? Come see the ultimate concierge and pick his brain while enjoying a cup of coffee! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

Sunday June 3rd 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday June 4th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:15pm Old World River Trek
We will travel along the back roads through beautiful farmland and quaint home sites on route to an inland preserve. Once there, we will follow a 2 mile trail that leads through a majestic old world forest and along the banks of Southern Maine’s most historic river. Here, you will learn the history of the river and story behind the historic house that sits upon the hill. Participants will need to be in good physical condition in order to complete the trail in a moderate walking pace. With incredible forest trails, beautiful river views, and a historic estate, this trip has it all! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday June 5th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:30-4:00pm Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday June 6th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:30pm Sacred Seashore Trip
This is a 1.5 mile walking adventure along a coastal footpath that meanders along a rocky shoreline full of nooks and crannies to explore. Bold Atlantic views, shore birds, coastal islands, and a fascinating history make this a special trip! Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and bring some water.

1:00- 4:00pm Coastal Bike Ride
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along southern Maine’s picturesque coastline. This ride is for taking in the sights along the rocky shoreline and the sandy beaches. This tour allows for several stops where riders can get off the bikes, soak up the scenery, look for seals, and take some stunning pictures. Equipment is available for all ages. The ride is approximately 9 miles long and done at a leisurely pace. Participants will need to dress for the weather and bring water bottles. You must register ahead of time at the Front desk. Meet in the Activities office upstairs from the Lobby 5 minutes before scheduled departure to complete rental forms. There is a $10 cash fee for this activity due at time of registration. Participants must be able to ride a bike safely!

Thursday June 7th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

12:00-3:30pm Mountain Trail Hike
Come experience the beauty of our coastal mountains and the best views Southern Maine has to offer! The trail has moderate terrain and is 2 miles long. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

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2012 Ogunquit Spring Restaurant Week

May 25, 2012

June 4-10, 2012
Breakfast: 2 breakfasts for $15.00
Brunch/Lunch: 2 entrees for $20.00
Dinner: three course dinner for $25.00
Large cheese pizza and two side salads for $15.00
Participating Restaurants include:
Amore Breakfast: breakfast Jonathan’s Restaurant: dinner
Angelina’s Restaurante: dinner Katie’s on Shore Road: dinner
Bintliff’s Restaurant: dinner La Pizzeria: pizza
Caffe Prego: pizza Pizza Napoli: pizza
Clay Hill Farm: dinner Prime Restaurant: dinner
Egg and I: breakfast Raspberri’s Restaurant: breakfast
Fisherman’s Catch: lunch, dinner Roberto’s: dinner
Sundaes at the Beach: lunch
Five-0: dinner Village Food Market: breakfast /lunch
Front Porch: dinner Wild Blueberry Café: dinner
Jake’s Seafood Restaurant: dinner

Activities at the Falls 5/26-5/31

May 25, 2012

Activities at the Falls
“If you don’t like the weather in Maine…wait five minutes”
All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.

Saturday May 26th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

9:00-10:00am Koffee with Keith
Want to know where to go to eat? Thing’s to do? Need directions? Want to learn the history of Ogunquit? Come see the ultimate concierge and pick his brain while enjoying a cup of coffee! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

Sunday May 27th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday May 28th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Tuesday May 29th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:30-4:00pm Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday May 30th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:00am Tidal River and Barrier Beach Walk
Explore the sights and sounds of the tidal river that helps create our unique barrier beach system that has become an oasis for our coastal wildlife. Learn about the history and ecology of this threatened ecosystem. This is a beautiful exploratory walk that allows participants to engage all their senses while discovering the hidden secrets of this special place. The walk is approximately 2 miles. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby where we will depart on foot.

12:30- 3:30pm Coastal Bike Ride
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along southern Maine’s picturesque coastline. This ride is for taking in the sights along the rocky shoreline and the sandy beaches. This tour allows for several stops where riders can get off the bikes, soak up the scenery, look for seals, and take some stunning pictures. Equipment is available for all ages. The ride is approximately 9 miles long and done at a leisurely pace. Participants will need to dress for the weather and bring water bottles. You must register ahead of time at the Front desk. Meet in the Activities office upstairs from the Lobby 5 minutes before scheduled departure to complete rental forms. There is a $10 cash fee for this activity due at time of registration. Participants must be able to ride a bike safely!

Thursday May 31th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:30pm Sacred Seashore Trip
This is a 1.5 mile walking adventure along a coastal footpath that meanders along a rocky shoreline full of nooks and crannies to explore. Bold Atlantic views, shore birds, coastal islands, and a fascinating history make this a special trip! Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and bring some water.

Ogunquit’s Barn Gallery Opens May 23!

May 24, 2012

Join the Barn Gallery for another exciting season of art exhibitions, programs and workshops by artists of the Ogunquit Art Association beginning May 23, 2012. The opening exhibitions include “OAA Expressions” in the Main Gallery with work in a wide variety of subject and medium. In “My Backyard”, in the Lower Gallery, OAA artists explore very local subject matter. Three-dimensional work by invited New England Sculptors will fill the outdoor Sculptor Court. Small works of art are available in the Collectors Gallery.
Established in 1959, Barn Gallery offers original work by the finest artists of the Southern Seacoast region. Exhibitions, openings and gallery talks are free. Concerts and special events often have a small admission fee. Barn Gallery has limited free parking but visitors are encouraged to park elsewhere during receptions and concerts.
Gallery hours are 11 am to 5 pm daily and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Barn Gallery is located at the corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane in Ogunquit, Me. For further information about 2012 exhibits, workshops and special events visit them on Facebook now or pick up a brochure at the Gallery, call 207-646-8400 or go to http://www.barngallery.org after May 23.

Activity Schedule May 19-24

May 18, 2012

Activities at the Falls
“If you don’t like the weather in Maine…wait five minutes”
All Mainers know that you just can’t count on our weather to stay the same for any reasonable period of time. That’s why we will always try to run the majority of our activities as scheduled, rain or shine, warm or cold.

Saturday May 19th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

9:00-10:00am Koffee with Keith
Want to know where to go to eat? Thing’s to do? Need directions? Want to learn the history of Ogunquit? Come see the ultimate concierge and pick his brain while enjoying a cup of coffee! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

Sunday May 20th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday May 21st 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:15am Walking Tour of the Marginal Way
Join us on a guided tour of Maine’s most famous footpath. See the sights and learn the fascinating story behind this special piece of coastline. Tour participants will need to be comfortable walking up to 2.5 miles. This is a spectacular trip that will demand the attention of your camera! Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:30-4:00pm Coastal Reserve Walk
Follow Jeff as he guides you through this spectacular Research Reserve. The trails traverse through upland fields, woodlands, salt marsh, and out to a beautiful sandy beach. This is a superb spot to enjoy nature in all her seasons. Participants will also learn about coastal ecology and the history of a saltwater farm. Don’t forget your camera as this is one of the last pristine pieces of Southern Maine coastline! The walk will be about 1.5 miles long. Dress appropriately for weather conditions and bring some water. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. There is a $3 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday May 22nd 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:00am Tidal River and Barrier Beach Walk
Explore the sights and sounds of the tidal river that helps create our unique barrier beach system that has become an oasis for our coastal wildlife. Learn about the history and ecology of this threatened ecosystem. This is a beautiful exploratory walk that allows participants to engage all their senses while discovering the hidden secrets of this special place. The walk is approximately 2 miles. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby where we will depart on foot.

12:00-3:30pm Mountain Trail Hike
Come experience the beauty of our coastal mountains and the best views Southern Maine has to offer! The trail has moderate terrain and is 2 miles long. Participants should be in good physical condition and will need to bring a water bottle. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions. Long sleeves, pants, hat, or bug spray always helps to keep the bugs away during the summer months. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday May 23rd 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

1:15-4:00pm Pastures of the Past and Ridgeline trails
Walk the trails that meander through forgotten pastures and southern ridgelines. Learn the story behind some of Maine’s earliest settlements. Participants can expect to walk up to 2 miles while exploring the trails. Trail conditions vary from grassy and flat to rocky and slightly inclined. Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and bring some water. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk.

Thursday May 24th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:30pm Sacred Seashore Trip
This is a 1.5 mile walking adventure along a coastal footpath that meanders along a rocky shoreline full of nooks and crannies to explore. Bold Atlantic views, shore birds, coastal islands, and a fascinating history make this a special trip! Be sure to dress appropriately to match the weather conditions and bring some water.

1:15- 4:15pm Coastal Bike Ride
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along southern Maine’s picturesque coastline. This ride is for taking in the sights along the rocky shoreline and the sandy beaches. This tour allows for several stops where riders can get off the bikes, soak up the scenery, look for seals, and take some stunning pictures. Equipment is available for all ages. The ride is approximately 9 miles long and done at a leisurely pace. Participants will need to dress for the weather and bring water bottles. You must register ahead of time at the Front desk. Meet in the Activities office upstairs from the Lobby 5 minutes before scheduled departure to complete rental forms. There is a $10 cash fee for this activity due at time of registration. Participants must be able to ride a bike safely!
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~The Activities Department has updated and expanded the board games for you and your family! We even have a practice putting green and other golf games that can be played right in your room. They can now be borrowed from their new storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.
***We also have a selection of lawn games that can now be signed out from the Front Desk. The games are located in a storage container behind building 1, next to the basement entrance. Games include: badminton, soccer, football, horseshoes, bocce, and more!

Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School Discount Available!

May 9, 2012

Making a visit to the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School is a wonderful way to get the season started with a “Taste of Maine” in authentic culinary style. The Falls has made arrangements with Stonewall Kitchen to provide a 10% discount for a cooking class during your visit here. The Front Desk has brochures available for the coming months that describe their menus and dates. You can also view the class schedule at stonewallkitchen.com/cookingschool.
Specialties of the area like clams and lobster are featured along with classic menus from an eclectic mix of New England favorites. The friendly staff in the Cooking School is always working to make sure each and every attendee is given a first-class experience. Watch the experts in action while you sample incredible dishes and enjoy a glass of wine with friends.
If you love to cook, entertain or just appreciate the pleasure of great food, come join them and see how much fun going to school can be! Check-in with the front desk to pickup your discount card. This signed and dated card must be presented at the cooking school class for confirmation.

Ogunquit Shakespeare Festival

May 7, 2012

On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, 2012, The Ogunquit Performing Arts will present a Shakespeare Festival. On Friday May 18, 2012 at 7:30pm, a colorful, humorous and playful film will be shown, bringing to life a timeless theme: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by The Royal Shakespeare Company. On Saturday May 19, 2012 at 7:30pm, Mainstage Shakespeare presents A Taste of Shakespeare-including selected acts from: Othello-As You Like It-Love Labor’s Lost. Also on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm, Theater Workshops, Stories and Crafts, Poetry, Music and a Panel Discussion will be held.
All events will be held at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit, Maine. This will be an opportunity for adults and children of all ages to learn about and enjoy the works of William Shakespeare. “A Taste of Shakespeare” admission is $12.00 adults, $5.00 students. All other events are free.

Botanical Gardens are a Delight for All Ages

May 5, 2012

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, a must see destination, encompass 250 acres of shore front on the mid-coast. The gardens feature spectacular ornamental gardens and miles of waterfront and woodland trails meandering by beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls, fountains and scenic views.

Image from the Botanical Garden’s Facebook page

Besides a children’s garden that includes a maze and a daily story time, children and adults will enjoy their Maine Fairy House Festival from Friday August 3 to 5, which will have all kinds of activities, live performances, a fairy tea, Gnome games, a Great Bubble Machine, a fairy house village and crafts.

Image taken from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ facebook page

The gardens, at Barters Island Road, in Boothbay, are open 9am to 5pm year round, with a café and gift shop open seasonally. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 65 and over and $6 for children ages 3 to 14 (free for children under age 3). Admission is free on Friday, May 11, which is National Public Gardens Day. For more information visit http://www.mainegardens.org or call 207-633-2366.
Boothbay Harbor is 93 miles north of the Falls , a two hour drive, but a little longer in mid-season!