Archive for April, 2013

Resort Activities 4/27-5/2

April 25, 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 April 27th 2013

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

Sunday April 28th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday April 29th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

marginal way_winter8:45-11:15am 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 April 30th 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.

Summer Activities 06412:45-3:45pm 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!

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

coastal trail April 2013 0028:45-12:30pm 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 May 2nd 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim

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

8:45-12:45pm 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.
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* Board games and cards can be borrowed from the storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk

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Rat Pack at the Playhouse- May 22

April 22, 2013

It’s only a short month until the lights of Broadway go up on Route 1 at the Ogunquit Playhouse! The opening show begins on May 22nd and runs until June 8th.   The Rat Pack is Back!

Everyone will get a kick out of this award winning tribute show that brings to life the swinging Las Vegas lounge era of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. , Dean Martin and Joey Bishop.

Hailed as being the next best thing to seeing the original Rat Pack, this entertaining show recreates the 1960’s Sands Hotel’s famed Copa Room in Las Vegas and the amazing foursome that redefined “American Cool.”  It is a perfect reflection of their bigger than life personalities and boundless talent, as well as the great camaraderie these four men shared. Featuring a combination of pitch perfect music, a twelve-piece swing orchestra on stage, and side-splitting comedy, the show highlights classic songs like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,”  “That’s Amore,” and many more as only Frank, Sammy, and Dean can perform them.

The original Rat Pack in front of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

The original Rat Pack in front of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Don’t miss this opening event and plan to join in on the rest of the great 2013 season!

Resort Activities 4/20-4/25

April 18, 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 April 20th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday April 21st 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday April 22nd 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.

12:30-3:30pm 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 April 23rd 2013
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.
12:45-3:45pm 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 April 24th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

coastal trail April 2013 0028:45-12:30pm 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 April 25th 2013

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

8:45-12:45pm 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.
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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.

Resort Activities 4/13-4/18

April 15, 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 April 13th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday April 14th 2013
Three_kids_swimming8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday April 15th 2013
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.

12:15-3:45pm 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.

12:15-1:00pm Design Your Own Bag for kids
Create a bag for wherever you go. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

1:00-1:45pm Sun Catchers for Kids
Hang them in your window or save them for the Xmas tree. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

4:00-5:00pm Pool Volleyball
Meet in the pool for a fun game of volleyball. This is a great game for both kids and adults. Get your exercise while having a blast!

Tuesday April 16th 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.

12:30-3:30pm 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.

12:30-1:15pm 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.

1:15-2:00pm Sand Art for Kids
Design your own sand creation! Create your own wavy bottle masterpiece. Meet upstairs in the Activity Office.

4:00-5:00pm Pool Volleyball
Meet in the pool for a fun game of volleyball. This is a great game for both kids and adults. Get your exercise while having a blast!
Wednesday April 17th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

12:00-12:45pm Design Your Own T-shirt for Kids
Whether it’s a team shirt for field day or just a shirt to wear home, come show us your creative side. T-shirts and crafts will be provided, so all you’ll need to bring is yourself! This event will be held upstairs in the Activities Office.

12:45-1:30pm Jewelry Making With Beads
Have fun making necklaces, bracelets, anklets, or key chains! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

1:30-2:00pm Design Your Own Poster for kids
A chance for kids to create their own poster! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

Thursday April 18th 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.

12:00-12:45pm Design Your Own Picture Frame
A chance for kids to create a souvenir from their vacation. Work with assorted materials to construct your very own picture frame! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

12:45-1:30pm Build Your Own Birdhouse
Build, paint, and design your own birdhouse. Hang it at home to see nature right at your door. Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

1:30-2:00pm Design Your Own Puzzle for kids
A chance for kids to create their own puzzle! Meet upstairs in the Activities Office.

3:00-4:00pm Pool Volleyball
Meet in the pool for a fun game of volleyball. This is a great game for both kids and adults. Get your exercise while having a blast!
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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.

Resort Activities 4/6-4/11

April 5, 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 April 6th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

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

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

marginal Way and beach April 2013 0018:45-11:15am 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 April 9th 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.

wells reserve12:45-3:45pm 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 April 10th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Light house and beach April 2013 0048:45-12:30pm 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 April 11th 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.

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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.

2013 Patriot’s Day Weekend in Ogunquit !

April 3, 2013

patriotsThe 23rd Annual Patriot’s Day Weekend Celebration is upon us! It kicks off on Friday, April 12, 2013. Promising to be another fun-filled time, the three day event will feature many traditional happenings and something new for 2013-The American Pie Contest. Yes! The downstairs at the Dunaway Center will be the foot tapping, knee slapping site for all who wish to enter a pie in an “American” flavor. Judges will consider theme, appearance and taste….
The weekend will feature traditional historical re-enactments, a Fif and Drum Concert, Colonial Children’s games and crafts, Historical Figures Treasure Hunt, Ogunquit “stocks” photo ops, Hay Rides and an evening with Benjamin Franklin (dinner theater at Clay Hill Farm). Of course the popular Beach Bazaar, Taste of the Town and Tidal River Duck Race return as well.
Don’t miss out on this official opening of Ogunquit for 2013 and plan to stay at the Falls at Ogunquit (207-646-4600)- Call today-we have availability but it’s going fast……