Archive for October, 2012

Resort Activities 10/27-11/1

October 26, 2012

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

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

Monday October 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.

12:30-3:30pm 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.

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

8:45-11:45am South Coast Excursion
Explore the natural and historical sites embedded along Maine’s most southern coastline. Old fortifications, coastal trails and southern views are the focal points of this trip. Participants can expect to walk up to 2 miles while exploring the sites. 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. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:30-3:45pm 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 October 31st 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

9:50- 12:30pm 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!

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 November 1st 2012

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

12:00-4:00pm Beaver Ponds, Mountain Tops, and Mysterious Rock Formations
Come explore an old colonial road with an incredible landscape. This hike is 3.6 miles long and contains a natural earth and stone trail with moderate terrain. The trip will take you through some very interesting physical features not typically seen all on one trail. 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 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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* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

Resort Activities 10/20-10/25

October 18, 2012

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

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

Monday October 22nd 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.


12:00-4:00pm Beaver Ponds, Mountain Tops, and Mysterious Rock Formations

Come explore an old colonial road with an incredible landscape. This hike is 3.6 miles long and contains a natural earth and stone trail with moderate terrain. The trip will take you through some very interesting physical features not typically seen all on one trail. 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 Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

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

8:45-11:45am 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.

12:45-3:45pm 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 October 24th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

9:50- 12:15pm 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!

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 October 25th 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. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Resort Activities 10/13-10/19

October 12, 2012

“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.

Beach Rentals for the week

Get your beach chairs, shade tents, beach caddies and more!  Get your rentals from the Activities Office upstairs from the Lobby. Rentals are cash only and cannot be charged to your room. 

Saturday October 13th 2012
8:00-9:00am   Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday October 14th 2012

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

Monday October 15th 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.

12:00-4:00pm     Beaver Ponds, Mountain Tops, and Mysterious Rock Formations           

Come explore an old colonial road with an incredible landscape.  This hike is 3.6 miles long and contains a natural earth and stone trail with moderate terrain.  The trip will take you through some very interesting physical features not typically seen all on one trail.  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   Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk.  Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Tuesday October 16th 2012

8:00-9:00am   Little Fish Swim

Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:45am 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.

12:45-3:45pm     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 October 17th 2012

8:00-9:00am   Little Fish Swim                                   

Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

 9:50- 12:30pm      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!

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 October 18th2012

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.  Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk.  Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Resort Activities 10/6-10/11

October 8, 2012

“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.
Beach Rentals for the week
Get your beach chairs, shade tents, beach caddies and more! Get your rentals from the Activities Office upstairs from the Lobby.
Rentals are cash only and cannot be charged to your room.

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

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

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

Tuesday October 9th 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.

12:30-3:30pm 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 October 10th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:50- 11:45am 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!

1:00-4:00pm 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.

Thursday October 11th 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. Participants need to sign up in advance in the hallway directly across from the Front Desk. Meet by the Lobby for departure.

2012 Ogunquitfest is almost here!

October 8, 2012

Ogunquit is pleased to welcome you to the 9th annual Ogunquitfest, a fun-filled weekend of fall-themed events. It runs from October 19-21. Activities include pumpkin and cookie decorating costume parade, classic car show, craft bazaar, haunted house, high heel race, bed race, ghost tours, wagon rides, storytelling and a scarecrow contest.
The scarecrow contest begins Columbus Day Weekend. Explore the town as businesses decorate and compete for the best scarecrow display. The public can vote at ballot boxes located around town through October 20.
And don’t forget to run to Spoiled Rotten to get one of the seasonal specialty candles that they have produced each year for the Ogunquitfest. It smells like Fall-pumpkin, apples, cinnamon. Can’t wait each year for this treat!