Archive for January, 2016

Good morning, Winter!

January 26, 2016

 

Hello, all you Maine vacationers!  It’s a beautiful week, weather wise, here in Ogunquit. What a perfect opportunity to get outside and do some exploring around our area.  Have you heard about our local mountain?  Less than 10 miles away from our Resort, Mt. Agamenticus looms at 692′ above sea level!  OK, I understand that most would not consider that an actual mountain, but hey, that’s what they call it and that’s what I’m going with.  There is a paved road right to the top where the views are amazing!  Look to the east and you’ll see the beautiful Gulf of Maine with our beaches, look to the west and you’ll be amazed at the gorgeous mountain ranges in NH.  On a clear day make sure you try to pick out Mt. Washington!  The hiking trails are well marked and they always have plenty of trail maps for you to use.  We offer a weekly tour to the mountain where you can choose to hike or just take the drive to enjoy the scenery.  And that’s just one of our activities offered here at The Falls in Ogunquit.  Be sure to check out the activities link on our webpage to see all we do, I’m sure you’ll find something to enjoy!  We look forward to meeting you – enjoy the day!

Winter has arrived at the Falls in Ogunquit!

January 20, 2016

So, the question we get asked a lot at the Front Desk is “what is there to do around here in the winter”?  Well, our answer is “Plenty”!! Are you interested in cooking?  Check out the cooking demonstrations at Stonewall Kitchen and we can help you with a 10% discount just by staying with us.  Do you like to shop?  We have outlets stores, Cabella’s, and of course, LL Bean all close by!  We even offer a weekly shuttle service to Freeport and LL Bean so you don’t have to drive.  How about visiting Boston for the day?  You’re in luck, we’re right down the road from the Amtrak ‘Downeaster’ station and have all the information you need to make it a memorable trip.  Maybe you just want to stick around and enjoy our indoor pool, sauna, or some fun activities offered right here at the Resort.  We can also suggest outdoor hikes and sledding for your adventurous side.  Check out our daily schedule listed below – you’re sure to find something to do!

Saturday, January 23, 2016  9:00am – 10:00am    Let’s Get Going, Keith!  Never been to Ogunquit before?  The Falls has just the right activity for you!  Even if you’re a regular, sitting in on this orientation will update you with the very latest foodie news!  You’ll hear about restaurants that you might never find on your own, the very best donuts, homemade chocolates or specialty cocktails.  You’ll find out who is open and hours during this time of year.  Meet Keith at the Front Desk for all the info!

Sunday, January 24, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm  Tour Around Town    Join Sue and let her drive you around and point out some fun things to do and see in Ogunquit and surrounding areas.  Pick out your favorite spots to go back and enjoy this week!

1:00pm – 3:00pm  Marginal Way Walk  Enjoy our beautiful seacoast by strolling along a well paved path.  Take a break along the way and preserve the views with pictures taken for your later enjoyment.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing.  Meet in the front lobby, Sue will drive the van to Perkins Cove and will be your guide on the walk.

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:30am – 3:00pm  LL Bean Shuttle  Hop in the van for a trip to Freeport and enjoy shopping, dining and site seeing without having to drive!  This is a complimentary shuttle service.

4:30pm – 6:00pm  Wine Glass Painting  Learn how to hand paint your own wine glass!  All materials provided along with detailed instructions to create your very own work of art.  Coffee and tea are provided, you may bring other beverages to enjoy.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016   10:30am – 1:30pm  Brick Store Museum  Explore this historical museum in Kennebunk.  Sue with drive the shuttle van and enjoy the museum with you, bring your interest in history and antiques!  Suggested admission fee at the museum is $7.50 per person.

3:00pm – 4:00pm  Paint the Beach  Join Sue in the Activities Room where she will provide you with all the supplies needed to paint a beach scene.  Bring some summer back to our cold weather with warm colors!

Wednesday January 27, 2016   10:30am – 1:00pm  Mount Agamenticus  Join Sue and friends as we drive or hike to the top of the mountain and enjoy some easy terrain trails while looking for sign of wildlife.  You can take the ride to just enjoy the views, if you’d prefer!  Remember your camera, appropriate clothing and footwear.

2:30pm – 3:30pm  Beading Basics  Have you ever wanted to learn how to bead?  Would you like to create your very own bracelet?  Meet Sue in the Activities Room to learn some basic techniques and make a piece to take home.

Thursday, January 28, 2016   10:30am – 2:30pm  Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke  Take the shuttle van to Portsmouth, NH to enjoy some old fashioned outdoor skating at Puddle Dock Pond. They have rentals and hot drinks to enjoy!  Adults $7.00/rentals $5.00.  This is a complimentary shuttle service.

As you can see, there is certainly plenty to do this time of year – hope to see you soon!

 

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