Summer vacation is here, Folks!

June 24, 2017 by

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The kids are home, the air is warm and (hopefully) the sun is shining.  You’re headed to Ogunquit for your weekly stay at The Falls and you’re wondering what’s going on at the Resort for activities…Luckily for you, I’m posting this week’s activities right here! Please keep in mind, our schedule will generally change each week.  You can always find our updated weekly schedule on our website http://www.innseason.com.  Looking forward to seeing you and having some fun together!  Enjoy the day, Sue

Friday June 23, 2017

Tides H 11:03am 11:17pm L 4:45am 4:56pm Sunrise: 5:01am Sunset: 8:28pm

*Pool is closed for cleaning until 12:00pm

*Did you know that we have an outdoor net to play volleyball or badminton? We also have a huge selection of outdoor games for your enjoyment during your stay with us! Inquire at the Front Desk for more information

Saturday June 24, 2017

Tides: H 11:59am L 5:40am 5:51pm Sunrise: 5:01am Sunset: 8:28pm

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 the year. Meet Keith on the back patio. In case of rain, you’ll meet at the Front Desk.

Suggested Activity: Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Demonstration

Enjoy a freshly prepared luncheon and learn how to cook it! All demonstration classes include and appetizer, entrée and dessert along with take home recipes to enjoy again and again. Please visit http://stonewallkitchen.com/cookingschool for information and schedule. Ask at the Front Desk about a 10% discount.

*Have you seen our games, puzzles and movies? Just sign them out at the Front Desk

Sunday June 25, 2017

Tides: H 12:11am 12:54pm L 6:34am 6:46pm Sunrise: 5:01am Sunset: 8:28pm

Suggested Activity: Pool Volleyball

Time to get your family in the pool for some friendly competition! This is a great way to meet new friends, too! Please ask at the Front Desk for installation of the volleyball net.

*We have a Photo Scavenger Hunt for our school-age guests! Pick up your sheet in the Activities Hallway, take photos and show them to the front desk staff to receive a prize!

Monday June 26, 2017

Tides: H 1:06am 1:50pm L 7:28am 7:42pm Sunrise: 5:02am Sunset: 8:28pm

8:00am – 9:00am Little Fish Swim

Designed for children ages 7 and under to enjoy the pool.

9:00am – 10:00am Adult Swim

Our pool is reserved for adult guests only during this time.

8:30am – 11:00pm Marginal Way Walk

Enjoy our beautiful seacoast by strolling along a well paved path. This is a timed, 2-mile walk. We will travel at a fairly leisurely pace, with stops along the way. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing and bring water. Meet in the front lobby, we will take the van to Perkins Cove and walk to Main Beach. Maximum of 10 guests may ride in the van. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

9:30am – 10:30am Giant Tissue Flowers

Come and join Mel upstairs in the Activities Room to make some whimsical flowers out of tissue paper! This activity is complimentary and open to all ages. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

11:00am – 12:00pm Outdoor Fun!

Want some fresh air and sunshine? Come on out to the patio and have fun with bubbles, hula hoops and other activities. No sign-ups are necessary for this activity, just show up!

1:00pm – 2:00pm Pool Volleyball

Time to get your family in the pool for some friendly competition! This is a great way to meet new friends, too!

2:30pm – 3:30pm Tee-shirt Decorating

How about a vacation souvenir? Join Mel in the Activities room and decorate a shirt using fabric markers and stencils. This is a complimentary activity and all ages are welcome. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Tides: H 2:01am 2:45pm L 8:22am 8:38pm Sunrise: 5:02am Sunset: 8:28pm

8:00am – 9:00am Little Fish Swim

Designed for children ages 7 and under to enjoy the pool.

9:00am – 10:00am Adult Swim

Our pool is reserved for adult guests only during this time.

10:30am – 12:30pm: Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Visit our local art museum featuring some of the best American Art around! You’ll also want to take some time outdoors at the museum to enjoy the sculptures, gardens and beautiful scenery. Admission is $10.00/9.00. You will be following Sue in your own vehicle, parking is free. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

11:00am – 12:00pm Decorate a trinket box

Head upstairs to the Activities room where we will be decorating wooden trinket boxes with seashells, gems, and other fun things! This is a complimentary activity and all ages are welcome. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Pool Volleyball

Time to get your family in the pool for some friendly competition! This is a great way to meet new friends, too!

1:30pm – 3:30pm York Center for Wildlife

Meet CFW educators and ambassadors under their outdoor educational pavilion and learn about their history and mission, local wildlife and a chance to observe a baby bird feeding! There is a $5.00 per person suggested cash donation. Space is limited and you must sign up in advance. You will be following Sue in your own vehicle, parking is free. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Noodle Ball

Need some exercise? Feel free to join Mel by the outdoor volleyball net for a friendly game of noodle ball! Not sure what this is? Here’s a hint: it involves pool noodles and a balloon. No sign-ups necessary, just show up!

5:00pm – 7:15pm Kids Night Out!

Parents, your kids need a break! Send them away for pizza dinner, a movie and games with their new friends. This activity is open to ages 6-12 and only 15 tickets are available. Cost is $10.00 cash, paid at registration, and parents must register their children at the front desk by 11:00 am. Drop off/pick up is in person by adult guardian only. Minimum of 2 sign-ups for activity to be held. Activity is held in the Reception Center. Please register at the Front Desk.

Wednesday June 28, 2017

Tides: H 2:57am 3:41pm L 9:17am 9:37pm Sunrise: 5:03am Sunset: 8:28pm

8:00am – 9:00am Little Fish Swim

Designed for children ages 7 and under to enjoy the pool.

9:00am – 10:00am Adult Swim

Our pool is reserved for adult guests only during this time.

9:30am – 10:30am Rock art

Get your creative juices flowing and paint a rock with Mel. Create your own design and keep your rock as a reminder of your time in Ogunquit. This is a complimentary activity and all ages are welcome. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

10:30am – 1:00pm Guided bike tour along Wells Beach

Take in the shore line a different way today! Join Sue and rent a bike to travel along a beach road in Wells where the traffic is much slower and the views are amazing. Total bike trip is 8 miles. Bike rental is $10.00, which includes a helmet. Space is limited and you must sign up in advance. You will be following Sue in your own vehicle, parking is free. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall

11:00am – 12:00pm Making Lemonade!
What do you do on a sunny, summer day? Why, make lemonade, of course! Meet Mel on the patio and make your own freshly squeezed lemonade to enjoy. No sign-ups necessary, just show up!

2:30pm – 3:30pm Paper Lanterns

Join Mel upstairs in the Activities Room and learn how to make decorative paper lanterns. All materials and instruction is provided. This is a complimentary activity and all ages are welcome!

To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Pool Volleyball

Time to get your family in the pool for some friendly competition! This is a great way to meet new friends, too!

Thursday June 29, 2017

Tides: H 3:54am 4:37pm L 10:12am 10:36pm Sunrise: 5:03am Sunset: 8:28pm

8:00am – 9:00am Little Fish Swim

Designed for children ages 7 and under to enjoy the pool.

9:00am – 10:00am Adult Swim

Our pool is reserved for adult guests only during this time.

9:30am – 10:30am Badminton!

Meet Mel at the outdoor volleyball net for a fun game or two! Make sure to bring some friends and some water to refresh. All ages and abilities are welcome. No sign-ups necessary, just show up!

11:00am – 12:00pm Decorate a wind chime

Come meet Mel in the Activities Room and decorate a wind chime to take home and remember the gentle Ogunquit breezes! This is a complimentary activity and all ages are welcome. To reserve your spot, please sign up in Activities hall.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Pool Volleyball

Time to get your family in the pool for some friendly competition! This is a great way to meet new friends, too!

3:00pm – 4:00pm Ice Cream Social and BINGO!

What better way to finish the week than with some fun (and prizes)! Please bring your own bowl and spoon to help reduce waste and care for our environment. We’ll meet on the patio, or in the Activities Room in case of inclement weather. Both children and adults are welcome! This is a complimentary activity. No sign-ups necessary, just show up.

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You know you wanna see this…

June 17, 2017 by

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So, our weather in Maine has been a little crazy – cold and damp to hot and steamy to cold and damp, yet again.  That’s ok, though, because no matter what the weather we’re still having a great time!  One of the best places to explore in Ogunquit is the ‘Marginal Way’.  It’s a 1-1/4 mile long paved walking path along the rocky shoreline.  There are many benches along the way, both in the shade and in the sun.  The views up and down the coast are gorgeous and, at this time of the year, our sea roses are blooming.  Many thanks to Josiah Chase who, in 1925, donated the walking path to the town for all to enjoy.   This is the place to take in sights, sounds and smells – and it’s all good!  Be sure to check it out early morning and late evening.  You’ll want to see it at high and low tide, as well.  Check it out on a sunny day and on a rainy day.  I promise you, you’ll enjoy each visit.  And, if you’d like a guided tour, just sign up for my Monday morning excursion.  We are dropped of at Perkins Cove to start the walk, and finish at Main Beach.  (we actually extend the walk to include Shore Road in order to get to our pick-up spot). This tour is scheduled bright and early in the morning so that it’s not hot and not too busy.  I will tell you – summer season brings everyone out to the Margin to enjoy the walk, especially mid-day.  Looking forward to meeting you and spending some time together on ‘Marginal Way’!  Enjoy the day, Sue

 

The Rachel Carson Trail

June 2, 2017 by

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On of my favorite things to do is to introduce our guests to outdoor places they might not have heard about.  I have the pleasure of giving tours and educating people about our environment.  Our guests travel from many different parts of the US and abroad and sign on to these tours with me because they are interested in our little corner of the world.  We have some pretty special ‘protected’ places – whether it’s a National Wildlife Refuge or a non profit land trust – it’s always a good time for all.  One such place is the “Rachel Carson Trail” within the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.  It’s a one-mile interpretive walking loop, suitable for all ages and abilities.  There are 11 different points of interest along the loop and a wonderful trail guide booklet to read along while taking in the views.  This is a salt marsh environment with a forested upland, creeks and plenty of opportunities for bird watching.  The booklet explains how this ecosystem works together, as a whole and unique but fragile community.  It also talks about Rachel Carson and her concerted efforts to protect this environment.  You will learn about the issues regarding our rising sea levels, and also how, currently, the National Wildlife Refuge is studying these issues and potential options to help our marshes adapt.  My hope is that these beautiful natural places will continue to be available and accessible for all future generations to enjoy.  As for me, I will enjoy our protected lands as much as possible, take lots of pictures, and do my best to pass along my ‘love’ for the outdoors to anyone who wants to join in on a tour.  Enjoy the day!  Sue

Have you heard about this place??

May 23, 2017 by

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I’m not good at keeping secrets, and I’m especially not good at keeping my mouth shut!  (which is probably a good thing since my job involves talking to people all day long…)  So, let me tell you about a wonderful little place that you might not know about – it’s called the ‘York Center for Wildlife’ or ‘CFW’ for short.  They are a wildlife rehabilitation facility just 7 miles away from our Resort.  Located at the base of Mt. Agamenticus, you’ll find them off the beaten track but still easy to locate.  I highly recommend anyone take a little time to visit and learn about our local wildlife, up close and personal. Founded in 1986 by a Maine veterinarian, they have grown in leaps and bounds.  Last year, they treated over 1800 small animal patients, from songbirds and raptors to reptiles and small mammals.  The goal is always to rehabilitate and release back into the wild, unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t possible.  If an animal would not survive on its own, but still can maintain a good quality of life, many times they are trained as ‘wildlife ambassadors’.  It’s really a win-win situation, for the animal and also for us!  When you visit the center, you’ll have the opportunity to view these ambassadors up close.  You’ll be able to learn about this creature, how it became injured, and why it cannot be released.  You’ll meet some of the most passionate people around.  They are doing their work simply because they love what they do!  As busy as they are, surprisingly a lot of people have never heard of them.  I’m doing my part in helping to spread the information by providing shuttle service for our guests to the Center.  We enjoy the Tuesday Tour at Two, which includes an up-close visit from an ambassador, a tour around the outdoor enclosures containing other animals, and then a visit to their baby bird room.  If you haven’t heard multiple hungry baby birds chirping for their constant meals, then you just haven’t lived!  I highly recommend you check this place out – visit their website at http://www.thecenterforwildlife.org or check out their Facebook page.  And, if you find an animal that is injured or believed to be abandoned by its mother, give the Center a call on their hotline.  They’ll be able to help determine whether the animal should be left alone or brought in for care and treatment.  Hope you spread this little secret and take a visit yourself!  Enjoy the day, Sue

Have you been to Ogunquit?

May 15, 2017 by

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Hello!  I thought I’d take a few minutes of your time to introduce you to one of the most wonderful seacoast towns in Maine – Ogunquit!  At a whopping 4 square miles, we pack a lot of punch into a small area!  First of all, our beach is the best around.  Ogunquit Beach is approximately 3-1/2 miles from one end to the other, and the sand is well-suited for walking or running.  Then you’ll want to head to our quaint ‘downtown’.  Retail shops, restaurants, a chocolatier, a bakery, a piano bar, a movie theatre – how much more do you really need?  Next, it’s off to Perkins Cove for a nice walk along the Marginal Way.  This is the perfect spot for photos – just imagine blue skies, puffy clouds, turquoise water with white capped waves, all along a rocky coastline…  After a leisurely stroll along the 1-1/4 mile paved trail, you’ll want to head to Barnacle Billy’s for their famous ‘rum punch’ to complete the day.  After all, tomorrow there is more exploring to do! Maybe you’ll book a fishing tour or enjoy our art museum, you might want to explore some of our land trust properties and their walking paths, or just get some lobster and ice cream.  However you decide to enjoy our town, rest assured, you will have a great time! Give me a call and I can give you even more suggestions.  Better yet, stop in and say hi!  Enjoy the day, Sue

I’m so excited!!

April 30, 2017 by

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It’s that time of the year – Spring!  It’s also that time of the year when my favorite tour spots are re-opening and I can’t wait to bring you there!  We have so many fun things to do and see in and around Ogunquit, I thought I’d list a few that are opening this week:

  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art – https://ogunquitmuseum.org – This amazing art museum features an ever changing array of American artists and has the most beautiful gardens around their own rocky cove.  They are open May 1st – October 31st and are on the weekly activities schedule.
  • York Center for Wildlife – http://www.thecenterforwildlife.org – Another guest favorite, they are back to offering a weekly educational program.  You’ll get to meet a wildlife ‘ambassador’ up close, hear about the wonderful work they do with our native critters, and even a baby bird room tour!
  • Nubble Light Gift Shop – http://nubblelight.org – The gift shop has reopened for the season; you’ll find artwork, maps, clothing, and lots of information about the lighthouse.   Yup, we take a tour here…
  • Strawbery Banke – http://www.strawberybanke.org – The historical homes are open for the season along with special programs offered all summer.  While this isn’t one of our scheduled activities tours, we always recommend a trip here!

These suggestions are just a few of our spring tour offerings, be sure to check out our weekly schedule on the Innseason Resorts website.  You can also call me, anytime!  Looking forward to meeting you, enjoy the day – Sue

 

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Maine loves the Arts!

April 2, 2017 by

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Not only do I love being outdoors exploring our forests and beaches, but I also love art of all kinds!  Theatre and fine arts are some of my favorites, and thankfully, Ogunquit has both.  Our very own Ogunquit Museum of American Art is preparing for their season opening on May 1st.  They highlight American artists, and especially famous Maine artists.  The appeal of this smaller museum is that you don’t feel overwhelmed; you can thoroughly enjoy all the galleries and still have time to wander around outdoors, taking in the sculptures, the amazing gardens, and the breathtaking views of the ocean and rocky cliffs.   After a nice lunch at any of our fine restaurants, then it’s time to take in a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse.  They are starting off their summer season with ‘Mamma Mia’ on May 17th. (I’ll be there for opening night!) After that, it’s hit after musical hit.  This is definitely a venue you don’t want to pass on, it’s not your typical summer stock.  Actors come from all over to perform here and every single show is Broadway quality.  An insider tip:  there are no bad seats in the house, at any price point…Is live music your cup of tea?  Well then, how about enjoying a cup at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit while singing along with Judy Collins?  She’ll be there on May 5th and is a regular headliner.  In case you prefer comedy or full bands, they have those, too.  Oh, and you can enjoy a nice dinner there before the show, as well.

We certainly have more options for you artsy types, as well.  Just up the road is the Portland Museum of Art.  Our current activities schedule offers a weekly shuttle so you don’t even have to find a place to park!  And, if you’re heading south, you should make a stop in Portsmouth and take in a show at the Music Hall.

This small list only touches on the variety of arts activities you can enjoy.  You can always call us at The Falls and we’ll let you know what’s going on and where.  Below, I’ve listed the websites for the places I mentioned.  Hope you check them out, and hope to see you soon!  Enjoy the day, Sue

Ogunquit Museum of American Art – https://ogunquitmuseum.org

Ogunquit Playhouse – http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Jonathans in Ogunquit – http://jonathansogunquit.com

Portland Museum of Art – http://www.portlandmuseum.org

Portsmouth Music Hall – http://www.themusichall.org

 

 

 

 

Maple syrup time is here!

March 13, 2017 by

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Did you know that we celebrate maple trees and their sap each year?  Well, if you are a lover of real maple syrup, then you might want to come visit!  Sugarhouses all around the Resort are offering events such as sampling and demonstrations.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how maple syrup is made, then these activities are for you.  Maine holds their events on the last weekend in March, and New Hampshire sugarhouses also offer events throughout the whole month.  Nothing says New England like pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn hay rides and maple candy.  Schedules of activities are available at our Front Desk and also posted on the Activities Boards.

Here are some fun maple syrup facts for you to ingest:

  • It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.
  • Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy.
  • It takes one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar
  • A gallon of maple syrup weighs 11 pounds.
  • The sugar content of sap averages 2.5 percent; sugar content of maple syrup is at least 66 percent or more.
  • Usually a maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped.
  • As the tree increases in diameter, more taps can be added – up to a maximum of four taps.
  • Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.
  • Each tap will yield an average of 10 gallons of sap per season, producing about one quart of syrup.
  • The maple season may last eight to 10 weeks, but sap flow is heaviest for about 10-20 days in the early spring.

Hope this little bit of information satisfies your sweet tooth until you are able to visit.  Looking forward to seeing you and spending some time together.  Until then, enjoy the day!  Sue

 

It’s school vacation time!

February 16, 2017 by

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Winter vacation weeks are upon us, and you know what that means?  More family-fun activities offered here at The Falls!  Just in case you were wondering what to do with those kiddo’s to create memories and smiles while you’re up in Maine, here is our activities schedule for you:

SATURDAY:

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 the year. Meet Keith at the Front Desk for all the info! Please note, this is ‘standing room only’.

Suggested Activity: Take a walk to our Footbridge Beach!

Just 1/3 mile away from the Resort, you’ll find a beautiful sandy beach that is enjoyable to walk any time of year! Ask at the Front Desk for directions and remember to take your camera.

SUNDAY:

10:30am – 11:30am 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! Maximum of 10 guests for this tour, sign up sheet is located in Activities Room hallway.

12:30pm – 1:30pm Paper Crafts

Head upstairs to the Activities Room where you’ll create scenic cards or pictures using a variety of different papers and other materials. Let your creative juices flow! Please sign up in Activities Room hall. 

2:00pm – 4:00pm 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. Maximum of 10 guests may ride in the van, you can also follow in your own vehicle. Sign up sheet in Activities Room Hall.

Suggested Activity: Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Demonstration

Enjoy a freshly prepared luncheon and learn how to cook it! All demonstration classes include and appetizer, entree and dessert along with take home recipes to enjoy again and again. Please visit http://stonewallkitchen.com/cookingschool for information and schedule. Ask at the Front Desk about a 10% discount.

MONDAY:

10:30am – 2:30pm Puddle Dock Pond Skating

Take the shuttle van with Sue to Portsmouth NH and enjoy some outdoor ice skating! Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke offers skating along with skate rentals in a beautiful outdoor setting. Adults $11/children $9/rentals $5. Max of 10 guests may ride in the van, you can also follow in your own car. Sign up sheet located in Activities Room hall. 

3:00pm – 3:30pm Pool Volleyball

4:00pm – 5:30pm Mandala Rock Painting

Learn about this easy craft and you’ll be making them for everyone! Meet Sue upstairs in Activities Room and she’ll provide the materials and instructions to make your own. Sign up sheet is located in Activities Room hall.

 

Suggested Activity: Trivia Night at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, NH

Team up with groups of up to 6 people, what a great way to make some new friends! Compete for prizes while wowing everyone with your knowledge of pop culture, geography, the natural world and everything in between. For more information, please visit http://bluemermaid.com

TUESDAY:

10:30am – 2:00pm Portland Museum of Art  

Take some time to enjoy one of the best art museums in Maine, without having to drive! Take the drive in our shuttle van, enjoy a few hours at the museum and then relax on the way back to the Resort. Museum admission $15/13/10, under 14 free. Maximum of 10 guests may ride in the van. Minimum of (2) guests signed up for shuttle to run. Sign up sheet in Activities Room hall. 

2:30pm – 3:00pm Pool Volleyball

3:30pm – 5:00pm Essential Oils Neck Charm

We’ll be creating a one of a kind clay neck charm embossed with your choice of design and cord color to wear as a beautiful necklace. When it’s complete, Sue will infuse your neck charm with an essential oil, depending on your preference. Please note, the charms will be available to pick up 24-48 hours after you create them. The charm and it’s materials are complimentary, essential oils will be available for purchase. Please sign up in Activities Room hall.          

Suggested Activity: Beach Plum Farm Walk

Take a short walk just across the street from the Resort to enjoy 23 acres of preserved farm land. There are benches to sit and enjoy the views – you might just see our resident ‘Great Blue Heron’ among the salt marsh grasses!

WEDNESDAY:

10:30am – 1:00pm Mount Agamenticus             

Join Sue and friends as we drive to the top of the mountain and hike some easy terrain trails while looking for signs of wildlife. You can take the ride to just enjoy the views, if you’d prefer! Remember your camera, appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Meet in the front lobby, we’ll take the shuttle van. Maximum of 10 guests may ride in the van, you can also follow in your own vehicle. Sign up sheet in Activities Room hall.

1:30pm – 2:00pm Pool Volleyball

2:30pm – 4:30pm Fun and Games          

Come on up to the Activities Room where Sue will have board games set up as well as some other fun activities. This is an open activity, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No sign ups necessary for this activity.

THURSDAY:

9:30am – 12:30pm Winter Wildlife Day at Wells Reserve

 

Take a ride in our van to the Wells Reserve and enjoy a Center For Wildlife Presentation, storybook reading and craft time. These activities are free! If you decide to follow with your own vehicle, you can stay and enjoy outdoor activities from 12:00-2:00pm, as well. Maximum of 10 guests may ride in the van, you can also follow in your car. Sign up sheet in Activities Room hall.

1:30pm – 3:30pm Make a Dream Catcher

Head upstairs to our Activities Room to meet Sue and create your very own dream catcher! All materials and instruction is included. Please sign up in Activities Room hall.         

4:00pm – 4:30pm Pool Volleyball

Suggested Activity: Take a drive to the Nubble Lighthouse!

Enjoy our closest lighthouse and one of the most photographed and painted lights in the area! A leisurely drive along Shore Road will bring you to York Beach and the Cape Neddick Light – remember that camera!

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Wells Senior Center – Wells, ME

Please check out our Activities Board for calendar of daily activities offered. They have group games, exercise classes and other crafts. You may also visit www.wocam.org for more information.

Winter Gear Rentals – Wells, ME

You can rent snow shoes, cross country skis and ice skates through the Wells Parks and Recreation Program. Please inquire at the Front Desk for more information. 

Winter Pub Nights – Clay Hill Farm Restaurant

Enjoy their specially priced pub menu along with local entertainment on Sunday and Monday evenings from 5:00pm. Please visit www.clayhillfarm.com for more information.

Just an FYI – we have lots of games, puzzles and DVD’s for your enjoyment, as well.  Oh, in case you haven’t heard, we also have lots of snow!  Bring your outdoor gear and have some fun!  Looking forward to seeing you, enjoy the day – Sue



 

 

 

For all you ‘outdoorsy’ types…

February 1, 2017 by

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Are you here in Ogunquit and looking for some outdoor activities to get your blood flowing?  Great!  I have some ideas for you:

1 – Take a hike up Mt. Agamenticus – less than 10 miles away from the Resort is our favorite local mountain with miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails in and out of the woods.  You can spend an hour or spend a day, pack a lunch and drinks and you’re all set!

2 – Go ice skating in Kennebunk – free outdoor skating, right downtown, will have you gliding and spinning in the fresh air.  If you don’t have skates, no worries, just rent them from the Wells Recreation Department. By the way, the also rent cross-country skis’ and snowshoes.

3 – Be a kid and go snow tubing – a little ways north in Windham, you’ll find Seacoast Adventure Park.  They offer Maine’s best tubing trails with a carpet lift to the top.  Sounds like a great opportunity for some friendly competition to see who can go the fastest!

4 – Local skiing and snowboarding – Powderhouse Hill Ski Area is owned and operated by the town of Berwick and is the closest ski mountain to the Resort.  While small, it’s a great place to learn and practice your skills.  They also offer free sledding!

5 – Wander the trails at the Laudholm Farm – just up the road in Wells, there are multiple trails to explore.  You can follow old cart paths to the beach or stay in the woods looking for animal tracks.  Sounds like my kind of fun!

I hope these suggestions are helpful to you when planning your winter vacation here with us.  These are just a sample of some of the outdoor adventures you can have.  Give me a call, anytime, and I can give you even more ideas!  Looking forward to meeting you, enjoy the day.  Sue