Archive for April, 2016

GOT KIDS??

April 20, 2016

Maine map

Here are 40 things to do up and down the seacoast:

1. Maine Wildlife Park – Gray, ME http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/wildlifepark

See Maine wildlife up close in a beautiful outdoor environment

2. Seacoast Fun Park – Windham, ME www.seacoastadventure.com

Summer or winter fun with mini golf, tubing and more

3. Portland Sea Dogs – Portland, ME http://portland.seadogs.milb.com

Enjoy our local baseball with our minor league team

4. Casco Bay Mail Boat – Portland, ME www.cascobaylines.com

Take a cruise on a real mail boat and stop at different islands

5. Portland Science Museum- Portland, ME www.portlandsciencecenter.com

Enjoy this one of kind museum in the Olde Port area

6. Portland Children’s Museum – Portland, ME http://www.kitetails.org

A children’s museum and theatre in one

7. Maine Indoor Karting – Scarborough, ME www.maineindoorkarting.com

Enjoy some indoor fun and friendly competition

8. Len Libby Chocolatier – Scarborough, ME www.lenlibby.com

Meet Lenny the chocolate moose and his friends

9. Old Orchard Beach Jet Skis and Parasailing – Old Orchard Beach, ME oobjetski.com

Rent a jet ski or take a parasail ride

10. Trina Lyn fishing charters – Old Orchard Beach, ME trinalyn.com

Children’s fishing trips offered

11. Palace Playland – Old Orchard Beach, ME www.palaceplayland.com

Fireworks on Thursdays

12. Monkey Trunks – Saco, ME monkeytrunks.com

Zip lines and high ropes adventure course

13. Funtown – Splashtown – Saco, ME www.funtownsplashtownusa.com

Amusement and water park

14. Seacoast Trolley Museum – Kennebunkport, ME www.trolleymuseum.org

Take a ride on a trolley and learn about its history

15. The Yard – Biddeford, ME www.theyardatthemill.com

Young children’s’ indoor playground

16. Downeaster Train to Boston or Bar Harbor– Wells, ME www.amtrakdowneaster

Great way to see the region and a reasonable price

17. Rachel Carson Trail – Wells, ME www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson/visit/visitor_activities.html

Interpretive one mile walking trail

18. Wells Laudholm Farm – Wells, ME www.wellsreserve.org

Youth programs and beautiful walking trails

19. Shellback Artworks – Wells, ME #207-251-4340

Drawing classes, comic books

20. Wonder Mountain – Wells, ME www.wondermountainfunpark.com

Water fun park

21.Wheels and Waves – Wells, ME www.wheelsnwaves.com

Bike and board rentals

22. Wells Library – Wells, ME wellslibrary.org

Children’s’ story time

23. Finest Kind Boat Cruises – Ogunquit, ME www.finestkindcruises.com

Boat cruises from Perkins Cove

24. Cricket’s Toy Shop – Ogunquit, ME www.cricketscornertoys.com

Toys, kites, games

25. Ogunquit Playhouse – Ogunquit, ME www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Children’s matinee series

26. York’s Wild Animal Kingdom – York, ME www.yorkswildkingdom.com

Zoo and amusement park

27. Center For Wildlife – York, ME www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org

Wildlife animal hospital with education programs

28. Short Sands Beach, York, ME visitmaine.com/things-to-do/recreation-areas/short-sands-beach

Playground and amusements

29. Wiggly Bridge- York, ME http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/39037

Walking trails and fun bridge to cross over

30. Take Flight Adventure Course – Kittery, ME www.takeflightadv.com

High ropes courses

31. Yummie’s Candy Shop – Kittery, ME www.yummies.com

Large assortment of unusual candies

32. Kittery Trading Post, Kittery ME http://www.kitterytradingpost.com

Maine taxidermy animals and outdoor gear

33. Fort McClary – Kittery Point, ME fortmcclary.org

Fort and walking trails

34. Art with a Splash – Portsmouth, NH www.artwithasplash.com

Children’s’ paint classes

35. Strawbery Banke – Portsmouth, NH www.strawberybanke.org

Outdoor history museum, special programs

36. Blitz Trampoline Park – Portsmouth, NH blitzairpark.com

Indoor trampoline park

37. Odiorne Point – Rye, NH http://www.nhstateparks.com/odiorne.html

Walking trails along the water

38. Seacoast Science Center – Rye, NH www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

Marine museum on the coast

39. Great Bay Discovery Center – Greenland, NH greatbay.org

Marine education programs

40. Dover Children’s Museum – Dover, NH https://www.childrens-museum.org

Young children’s’ museum

*Please make sure you check websites for hours of operation, driving directions, admission fees and other information

 

 

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It’s School Vacation Week!

April 17, 2016

beach people

Happy April Vacation!  The families are here at the Resort and are having some fun – in the pool, at the beach, downtown at the Patriot’s Celebration.  Of course we’ve added some extra ‘family friendly’ activities to our weekly schedule.  How about some pinecone creatures?  Or maybe you’d like to walk around our beautiful federally protected salt marsh area, The Rachel Carson Trail?  We’ll be painting on rocks, seashells and canvas boards.  Bubbles, hopscotch and pool volleyball are also on the list.  Don’t forget our usual offerings like the Marginal Way and Mt. Agamenticus.  For the complete list of activities for the week, please check our website and click on the activities tab.  Looking forward to spending some time with our guests, young and mature!  Enjoy the day, Sue

 

Congratulations to our GM, Heather Ault-Durant.

April 8, 2016

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Congratulations to our very own Heather A. Durant, Falls of Ogunquit,  General Manager – who has been awarded a scholarship from ARDA. (The American Resort Development Association)

Heather was notified that she is the recipient of the inaugural WIN ARDA World Scholarship! This award is given to a member of ARDA-WIN Advantage who demonstrates the philosophy of WIN – to be the best one can be; to attract and cultivate future industry leaders, to support and foster diversity and inclusion in the industry and to demonstrate a spirit of charitable giving.

ARDA-WIN Advantage is a women-centric group that aims to advocate, educate and connect its members by fostering personal and professional growth through its focus on networking, philanthropy, mentoring and diversity/inclusion within the vacation industry.

Notified by Darla S. Zanini RRP, EVP of ARDA International Foundation, who commented;   “All of the judges were impressed not only by your service and commitment to the industry and ARDA-WIN, but also by your essay.  Please know we are thrilled to award you’re the scholarship.”

InnSeason Resorts Management congratulates Heather on the well-deserved recognition.

We drive!

April 4, 2016

van

Did you know that we are one of the only resorts in town that offer a beach shuttle during the summer?  Just think, no parking fees and no worries about whether there is a spot available!  Now, I know I’m jumping ahead season-wise (I can’t wait for summer…) but I wanted to highlight our van for a couple of reasons. You now know of the summer runs, but did you know that we also offer complimentary shuttle service to Freeport and Portland?  Again, no parking fees and no worries about spots, how convenient!  This service is offered during the fall, winter and spring when you’re not necessarily thinking about spending the day at the beach.  As I write this, I’m getting ready to bring a group to LL Bean and Freeport to enjoy some retail therapy and a nice lunch.  It may be April and there may be snowflakes in the air but that’s not going to stop us from having fun in Maine!  Hope to see you soon, enjoy the day!  Sue