Archive for March, 2013

Resort Activities 3/30-4/4

March 28, 2013

“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.*

Three_kids_swimmingSaturday March 30th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday March 31st 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday April 1st 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.

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.

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

wells reserve8:45-11:45am 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 April 3rd 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

fall_maine12:00-4:00pm 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.

Thursday April 4th 2013

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.

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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.

Portsmouth Restaurant Week 2013

March 25, 2013

portsmouth rest week

April 4-13, 2013
Restaurant Week Portsmouth and the Seacoast spotlights Greater Portsmouth as a culinary and cultural destination. Participating restaurants offer special three course prix fixe menus at two unbelievable prices: $16.95 for lunch or $29.95 for dinner* *Prices are generally per person and do not include beverages, taxes or gratuity. No other offers or discount cards are accepted during Restaurant Week. For details on participating restaurants, go to http://www.portsmouthchamber.org/restaurantweek.cfm.
After your meal, complete a survey to tell us how you heard about Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast and be entered into a drawing for a prize package that includes another dining gift experience. Ask your server for details.
Are you a local or a traveler? Either way, make a day or night of it! Wine & dine, shop & gallery hop, visit a theater and relax by the water! Experience all the Seacoast and the Greater Portsmouth area have to offer!
Why not Dinner & a Show? The Portsmouth Music Hall celebrates Restaurant Week! Visit their website http://www.themusichall.org/ for shows and more information!
Click the restaurant logo to go to their website!
Menus are posted as we receive them, check back often!

Resort Activities 3/23-3/28

March 20, 2013

“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 March 23rd 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Three_kids_swimmingSunday March 24th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday March 25th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal_snow8:45-11:15am 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 March 26th 2013
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.

winter trail12:45-3:45pm 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 March 27th 2013
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.

1:15-4:00pm 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 March 28th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim

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

12665055-a-very-cold-looking-river-on-a-winter-day-in-andover-maine

8:45-12:30pm 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.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
* 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.

Ogunquit Playhouse Ready for 2013 Season

March 18, 2013

Ogunquit Playhouse LogoTickets are now on sale at the Ogunquit Playhouse for the 2013 season. Featured this year is The Rat Pack is Back! Running from May 22-June 8, Thoroughly Modern Millie which will star Sally Struthers as Mrs. Meers and running from June 12- July 6, Young Frankenstein running from July 10- July 27, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat running from July 31- August 25, Ballroom with a Twist running from August 27- August 31 (This was a huge success last year) West Side Story running from September 4- September 28 and finally back from the sold out performances of least year, Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story closing out the season from October 2- October 29.

Maine Maple Syrup Sunday 2013

March 18, 2013

maple syrupOn Sunday, March 24, Maine will host its sweetest annual statewide event, Maine Maple Sunday. More than 100 maple sugar operators will welcome visitors to demonstrate their methods and offer products to sample and purchase. In York County, at least a dozen sap houses will participate, including Brookridge Boilers in Lyman and Clark Cole Family Farm in Dayton. Other York County participants include Giles Family Farm in Alfred, Harris Farm in Dayton, Hilltop Boilers in Newfield, Morin’s Maple Syrup in Limerick, Pingree Maple Products in Cornish, Thurston and Peters Sugarhouse in West Newfield and Triple C Farm in Lyman.
For more information, visit http://www.mainemapleproducers.com or http://www.getrealmaine.com.

Resort Activities 3/16-3/21

March 14, 2013

“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.*

Three_kids_swimmingSaturday March 16th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday March 17th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday March 18th 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.

12:45-3:45pm 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.

Tuesday March 19th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

winter trail8:45-11:45am 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.

12:45-4:00pm 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.

Wednesday March 20th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal_snow8:45-12:30pm 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.

Thursday March 21st 2013

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

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
* 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 3/9-3/14

March 7, 2013

“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 March 9th 2013
Three_kids_swimming8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday March 10th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday March 11th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal_snow8:45-11:15am 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 March 12th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

winter trail8:45-11:45am 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.

camden-maine-hiking-trail

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 March 13th 2013
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.

xcountry ski1:15-4:00pm 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 March 14th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:30pm 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.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
* 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.