Archive for December, 2014

Resort Activities 1/3-1/8

December 30, 2014

Golden 2015 Happy New Year Greeting Card With Sparking Spot Ligh“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 January 3rd 2015
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday January 4th 2015
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday January 5th 2015
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.

12:00-4:00pm 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 January 6th 2015
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-maine8:45-11:45am 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 $4 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.
Wednesday January 7th 2015
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

wells reserve8:45-12:45pm 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.

3:15-4:00pm 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!

Thursday January 8th 2015
8:00-8:30am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:30-9:15am Water Warm-Up!
Meet in the pool for some warm water stretches and exercises designed for everyone. This session will help people of all ages limber up. This is a great way to start your day feeling energized and refreshed!

9:45-12:45pm 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.

coastal trail April 2013 0022:00-3:45pm Mountain Top Stroll
Enjoy elevated views of the coast and distant mountain ranges atop one of our coastal hills. This trip is opened to all ages and is designed for those who want to leisurely stroll around the summit without having to hike up the trails. 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 and don’t forget your camera! This trip is limited to the first 10 people to sign-up.

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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!

*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.

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Resort Activities 12/27-1/1

December 23, 2014

“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 December 27th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

scavenger hunt11:00am Pick-up Family Scavenger Hunt
Pick up your Family Scavenger Hunt at the front desk. The earliest start time is 11:00am and participants have until Wednesday at 10:00am to complete the hunt. Forms must be turned in to the front desk when finished. The winner will be announced on Wednesday at 10:15am in the Activities Office. Good luck and good hunting!

Sunday December 28th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 29th 2014
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.

10:30-11:00am Snowman Fun
Let it Snow, Let it Snow. Tis the season for snowman fun. Come join us upstairs in the Activities Office.

11:15-12:15pm Fantastic Frames
Come create a fantastic picture frame. Join us upstairs in the Activities Office.

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.

12:30-1:00pm Kids Beading Work
Make creative jewelry with glass, metal and wood beads. Meet us in the activities room.

1:30-2:45pm Design your own Puzzle
Draw an original artwork puzzle that can be recreated again and again. Meet us in the Activities Room.

poolvolleyball23:00-4:00pm 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!
Tuesday December 30th 2014
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 $4 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Finger Painting10:30-11:00am Watercolor Sun Catchers
A fun and creative way to make an original sun catcher is with an everyday coffee filter and watercolor. Next we will cut out our own design for the frame, no two are ever the same, a little glue and done.  Join us in the Activities Room for this watercolor adventure.

11:15-12:00pm Make and Paint a birdhouse
We have the birdhouse pieces and the paint. Come join us in creating your own birdhouse that any bird would be proud to live in Meet in the Activities Office.

sundae12:30-1:30pm Ice Cream Sundaes and BINGO
Enjoy an ice cream sundae followed by a few rounds of BINGO! All participants must bring their own bowl and spoon. This is a great way to help reduce our waste products and treat ourselves at the same time! Who knew that being “green” could be so sinfully sweet! Join us in the Activities Room with your bowl and spoon.

2:00-2:45pm Design you own Tote Bag
Have fun creating a tote bag for the season. Meet 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!
Wednesday December 31st 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

10:15-11:00am Wind Chimes
Wind Chimes are a favorite for children to paint and enjoy. Join us in the Activities Office.

11:30-12:00pm Kids Craft Time
Using a variety of seasonal craft items children will create a fun mixed media artwork. Join us in the activities room.

3:15-4:15pm 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!

5:00-7:15pm Kids Night Out!
15 tickets available- Get them while they last!
A treat for the whole family! The kids get to enjoy pizza for dinner while watching a movie or playing an assortment of fun games, while the parents get to enjoy some precious time to themselves! This activity will take place in the Reception Center. Movies shown will be appropriate for all ages. This activity is open to kids ages 6-12. Parents must register their children at the front desk by 11:00am, Wednesday morning. There will be an $8.00 cash fee paid at the time of registration. This activity is limited to the first 15 kids registered only. Sorry, no late admittance will be allowed. Parents must drop off and pick up their kids in person. Please understand that these rules are necessary to create the safest environment possible for your kids.

new-year-greetingsThursday January 1st 2014
8:00-8:30am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

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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!

*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 12/20-12/25

December 17, 2014

happy-holidays-cntryAll 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 December 20th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 21st 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 22nd 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

coastal trail April 2013 0028:45-11:15am 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 December 23rd 2014
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.

wells reserve12:30-3:30pm 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 $4 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday December 24th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Thursday December 25th 2014
8:00-8:30am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

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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!

*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 12/13-12/18

December 10, 2014

Activities at the Falls
“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 December 13th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 14th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 15th 2014
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 December 16th 2014
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 $4 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

12:15-3:00pm 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.
Wednesday December 17th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:45-12:45pm 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.

3:15-4:00pm 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!

Thursday December 18th 2014
8:00-8:30am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:30-9:15am Water Warm-Up!
Meet in the pool for some warm water stretches and exercises designed for everyone. This session will help people of all ages limber up. This is a great way to start your day feeling energized and refreshed!

9:45-12:45pm 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.

2:00-3:45pm Mountain Top Stroll
Enjoy elevated views of the coast and distant mountain ranges atop one of our coastal hills. This trip is opened to all ages and is designed for those who want to leisurely stroll around the summit without having to hike up the trails. 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 and don’t forget your camera! This trip is limited to the first 10 people to sign-up.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
*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!

Resort Activities 12/6-12/11

December 3, 2014

“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 December 6th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Sunday December 7th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

Monday December 8th 2014
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.

12:00-4:00pm 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 December 9th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

fall_maine8:45-11:45pm 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 $4 entry fee for adults and $1 fee for kids ages 6-16(exact change works best). Meet by the Lobby for departure.

Wednesday December 10th 2014
8:00-9:00am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

wells reserve8:45-12:45pm 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.

3:15-4:00pm 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!

Thursday December 11th 2014
8:00-8:30am Little Fish Swim
Designated for children 7 and under and their adult guardian(s).

8:30-9:15am Water Warm-Up!
Meet in the pool for some warm water stretches and exercises designed for everyone. This session will help people of all ages limber up. This is a great way to start your day feeling energized and refreshed!

9:45-12:45pm 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.

fall forest  2013 0082:00-3:45pm Mountain Top Stroll
Enjoy elevated views of the coast and distant mountain ranges atop one of our coastal hills. This trip is opened to all ages and is designed for those who want to leisurely stroll around the summit without having to hike up the trails. 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 and don’t forget your camera! This trip is limited to the first 10 people to sign-up.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________
*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!