FAO Activities 12/13-12/18

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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.

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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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