Archive for December, 2012

Resort Activities 12/29-1/3

December 28, 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.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

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

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

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

Tuesday January 1st 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Wednesday January 2nd 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

winter hike marginal8:45-11:15am 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.

12:00-3:00pm 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 January 3rd 2013

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.

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* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

*Cold Weather Packing List*

avoid-hypothermia-1DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.

Resort Activities 12/22-12/27

December 21, 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.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

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

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

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

Tuesday December 25th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Wednesday December 26th 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.

11:30-12:00pm Design Your Own Bag for kids
Create a bag for wherever you go. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

12:00-12:30pm Sun Catchers for Kids
Hang them in your window or save them for the Xmas tree. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

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.

Thursday December 27th 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.

1:30-2:00pm Design Your Own Treasure Box for kids
For holding seashells or hidden treasures! Design and paint your own treasure box. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

2:00-2:30pm Design Your Own Puzzle for kids
A chance for kids to create their own puzzle! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

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* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

*Cold Weather Packing List*

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.

FAO Activities 12/15-12/20

December 13, 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.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

Saturday December 15th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 16th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 17th 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.

12:00-3:00pm 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.

Tuesday December 18th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

11:45-3:45pm 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.

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

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.

Thursday December 20th 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.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

*Cold Weather Packing List*

avoid-hypothermia-1DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.

Resort Activities12/8-12/13

December 6, 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.
*Be sure to check the cold weather packing list at the bottom of this schedule.*

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

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

Monday December 10th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

winter hike marginal8:45-11:15am 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.

12:00-3:00pm 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!

Tuesday December 11th 2012
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-11:45pm 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.

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

11:45-3:45pm 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.

Thursday December 13th 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.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

*Cold Weather Packing List*

DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
This means something a little different here in Maine. Having fun outside during the colder months in Maine is easy. Just remember, “Mainers don’t believe in bad weather…just bad clothing.” So, come prepared and enjoy the Maine outdoors!

• Always dress in layers…you can always take it off if you get too warm but you can’t put in on if you didn’t bring it!
• Long underwear, wool blend socks, and moisture wicking materials go a long way for your core layer.
• Warm boots, gloves, hats, and scarves are key to extending your outdoor playtime. Be sure your boots and gloves are waterproof if you like being dry!
• Your outer layer should be waterproof and breathable. This includes pants! Rain pants and snow or ski pants are crucial if you really want to have fun and enjoy all of Maine’s moods.
• Fleece makes for a great layering garment because of its light weight and warm characteristics.
Don’t forget a good umbrella. You only have to use it once to be worth its weight in gold.