Resort Activities 10/5-10/10

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

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

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

marg_beach8:45-11:15am 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.

12:15-3:15pm 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 8th 2013
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:30pm 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.

fall-hiking_couple_sm1:15-4:00pm 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.

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

8:45-11:45pm 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(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Thursday October 10th 2013
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!

kyaking2:00-4:15pm Kayaking
Kayak one of our beautiful tidal rivers and estuaries located along our southern coast. Experience the tranquility of gliding along the waterways while watching for wildlife and taking in the exceptional scenery. Participants can choose to paddle with the group or explore on their own. This trip is not guided by a kayak instructor and participants need to be comfortable handling a kayak on their own or with their partner. Kayaks have open seats and are very user friendly. Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet (water will drip off your paddle) and a bathing suit if you want to swim. Bring water and sun protection. Locations will be selected according to current weather and tidal conditions. Cost for boat rentals will be around $25/single and $40/doubles and will be paid at the rental shop (cash is easiest). Availability of boats is on a first come basis and is not guaranteed upon sign-up. Meet by the Lobby for departure. Participants will need to drive their own vehicles.
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*Board games and cards can be borrowed from their new storage cubby directly across from the Front Desk.

***We also have a selection of lawn games that can now be signed out from the Front Desk. The games are located in a storage container behind building 1, next to the basement entrance. Games include: badminton, soccer, football, horseshoes, bocce, and more!

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