Activities at the Falls 5/26-5/31

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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.

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