Archive for August, 2016

Wish you were here…

August 29, 2016

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This is where I was this morning – enjoying a group tour on the Marginal Way.  Our guests visit from all over the United States, Canada and even across the pond!  It doesn’t matter where they come from, though, all say that the views here are the best they’ve seen.  Looking at this picture, wouldn’t you agree?  One of the best parts of my job is that I get to walk this every week, in every season.  Well, to be honest, I don’t usually walk in the middle of winter, but I could if I wanted to!  The Marginal Way is open to the public year round.  There are multiple benches along the paved path, which is 1-1/4 miles long.  You’ll see views like this, wildlife such as songbirds and shorebirds, plants and trees and lots and lots of rocks!  For the adventurous, you can climb around the rocks and check out the pools of salt water for crabs and other fun things.  If you’re artistic, then bring your easel and paints to create ‘en plein air’.   No matter what you enjoy, remember that camera!

Hope to meet you sometime soon, let’s go enjoy the Marginal Way together!  Sue

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OMAA!

August 16, 2016

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No, this isn’t a new Greek word – it’s an amazing art museum located right here in Ogunquit.  The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is place that I add weekly to my activities schedule because I want everyone to enjoy the beauty here that’s located inside (the artwork) and outside (the gardens)!  I tell all of our guests “whether you appreciate fine art or not, you will definitely appreciate the shore views, the outdoor sculptures and especially the grounds of this museum”.   As a matter of fact, the grounds keepers are being recognized on TV tonight!  Make sure you take a few minutes to check out this interview.  I’m pretty sure you’ll get to see some of these outdoor attractions that I’m talking about.  Don’t worry, though, if gardening isn’t your thing.  The attractions inside are just as awe inspiring!  Check out the Jamie Wyeth exhibit, the works of Henry Strater, (who we give thanks to for this museum), as well are many other American modern artists.  Make sure you bring a camera to preserve those flowers….

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If you enjoy the outdoors…

August 5, 2016

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So, part of my job involves researching great places to take our guests on hikes (or leisurely walks in the woods…) around the Resort.  I’m sure you’re thinking “Oh, tough job” and I would have to reply “no, it’s awesome!”  A great place I found today, thanks to the Great Works Regional Land Trust, is Payeur Preserve.  It’s right down the road and easily accessible with plenty of parking.  This is a  35 acre property with a 1 mile walking loop that follows stone walls, some of which are doubled due to the former cattle farm in close proximity.  In this beautiful protected area you’ll find vernal pools and dense thickets of trees.  This property was donated to the Land Trust by Mr. Richard E. Payeur and will always be conservation land.  I’m definitely adding it to my weekly activities schedule!  If your looking for more places to explore outdoors, I would highly recommend checking out the websites of the following local land trusts:

If you’re planning on visiting us sometime soon, please make sure you check out our website for the current Activities Schedule.  If there is someplace you’d like to explore and don’t see it on my schedule, give me a call.  I might be able to add it in!  Don’t forget to like our Facebook page, as well.  Enjoy the day, Sue