MAINE – WALKING THE COAST – 7 DAYS

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Now is your chance to enjoy the glorious fall colors of New England firsthand with daily walks through some of the most scenic landscapes in the entire U.S. Walking The World offers an seven-day autumn excursion to the islands and coast of Maine, and, while we can’t guarantee the peak of the foliage season, late September and early October offer a good chance of seeing the trees in their glory.

Our days will be spent walking among the red, yellow, and orange-splashed trees along the rocky coast and on the islands of Maine. In the evenings we’ll settle gently into the various Bed & Breakfasts we use. Along the way, we’ll stop to visit with local fishermen, feast on lobster and clams, learn how to speak the local brogue, and hike some of this country’s most beautiful trails.

“…then it was back to the Blue Harbor House for coffee, conversation, and rum-raisin French toast with ice cream, sausage and a baked apple.”

DEPOSIT : To reserve your space, a $400 deposit per person is required.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the trip departure date.  If applying within 60 days of the trip departure, full payment is required.

TRIP DATES PRICE BOOKING URL
October 5-11, 2018 $2895/Double U.S. Funds

Single Supplement $500 U.S.

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The coast of Maine is never more beautiful than in autumn.  The water is deep blude, the colors of the bayberry and the blue berry bushes turn to fire against the sky and the ocean.  We walk on Monhegan Island, on headlands perched about the coast, and find sea glass on the rocky mainland beaches.  Starting our from Camden, we enjoy a sail on Penobscot Bay and take a walk up Mount Battie, then spend time getting to know delightful Bar Harbor and beautiful Acadia National Park.  We feast on lobsters, clams and luscious Maine blueberries.  We rise early one morning for the nation’s first sunrise and witness nature cloaking herself in fall’s colors.  Leading the trip are native “Mainiacs” who love to talk about Maine and say “Ayuh” a lot.

WALKING THE WORLD®

MAINE

WALKING THE COAST

October 2-9, 2018

Now is your chance to enjoy the glorious fall colors of New England firsthand with daily walks through some of the most scenic landscapes in the entire U.S.  Walking The World offers an seven-day autumn excursion to the islands and coast of Maine, and, while we can’t guarantee the peak of the foliage season, late September and early October offer a good chance of seeing the trees in their glory.

Our days will be spent walking among the red, yellow, and orange-splashed trees along the rocky coast and on the islands of Maine.  In the evenings we’ll settle gently into the various Bed & Breakfasts we use.  Along the way, we’ll stop to visit with local fishermen, feast on lobster and clams, learn how to speak the local brogue, and hike some of this country’s most beautiful trails.

ITINERARY (May be changed at the discretion of the trip leader):

B= Breakfast provided, L= Lunch provided, D = Diner Provided

Pre-trip   We recommend that you plan to arrive at least one day in advance.  Not only will you be ready and well rested, this allows you to explore some on your own.  The Holiday Inn, 404 Odlin Rd., Bangor, ME 04401, Phone 800-914-010, offers a courtesy shuttle from the airport.

Ÿ Day 1:     Our trip begins at 9:00 am at the Holiday Inn.  From there we’ll head southwest to Camden, Maine, and Penobscot Bay for our first three days of exploration.   After checking in and lacing up our boots, we’ll explore the local harbor and enjoy a fabulous 2-hour sail on Penobscot Bay where we’ll keep a lookout for whales, seals and bald eagles. Our activities will help build up an appetite for an all-you-can eat lobster feast.  And we do mean feast!  Jody and Dennis, our hosts at the Blue Harbor Inn, will serve us fresh whole Maine lobsters, corn-on-the-cob, fresh potato salad, and homemade ice cream.   What a way to get to know Maine and your fellow participants.  L, D

Ÿ Day 2:    We’ll start early this morning with a short drive south to Port Clyde, where we’ll board the “Elisabeth Ann,” the mail ferry to Monhegan Island.  Be sure to keep a lookout for whales and seals on the way!  Monhegan is a small island well known for its spectacular coastal walks and talented artists. Free evening in town with plenty of time to sample Camden’s great restaurants. B, L, D

Ÿ Day 3:    Today we’ll explore the hills around Camden, stand atop the summit of Mt. Battie, marvel in the beauty of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay, and hike the Megunticook Mountain Ridge Trail.  Lunch will be enjoyed atop a large granite outcropping near the summit of Mt. Megunticook that affords unforgettable views of the ocean and surrounding hillsides.  Total hiking mileage:  approximately 6 miles.  B, L, D

ŸDay 4:    We transfer today to Bar Harbor, where a visit to Acadia’s Visitor Center helps us get acquainted with the area.  Our local Maine guide leads us down some of the park’s most beautiful trails, including Sand Beach and Great Head.  B, L, D

Ÿ Day 5:   Acadia National Park.  Weather will decide the order of the next two days spectacular hikes. Cadillac Mountain will provide splendid views of the Maine coast and the brilliant foliage on the surrounding hillsides.  We’ll follow the north ridge trail 2.2 miles to the summit of Cadillac, where we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch before descending 3.7 miles down the south ridge trail, Acadia’s longest ridge. B, L

Ÿ Day 6:  Today we are treated to more incredible views as we travel through a black spruce forest on our way to the Amphitheater and Cedar Swamp Mountain. At 942 feet, Cedar Swamp may not sound like much of a mountain, but the views of the Cranberry Islands and the Atlantic Ocean will make you feel on top of the world. The blazing red blueberry bushes offer a wonderful contrast to the vivid blue sky and ocean in the distance. We emerge from the wilderness and suddenly find ourselves in the English gardens of Thula’s gardens. B,L,D

Ÿ Day 7:   After a short morning walk, we’ll drive back to Bangor to connect with our flights home.  Flights may be booked to leave any time after 12:00 noon.  B

 

THE DETAILS

Dates:                                               October 3-9, 2018

Land Cost:                                        $2595.  (U.S. Funds)

Single Supplement:                      $400.    (U.S. Funds)

Lodging:                                            Bed & Breakfast

Trip Begins:  Bangor, Maine 9:00 AM                         Trip Ends:  Bangor, Maine at 12:00 PM

Difficulty: “Hiker” – We will hike between 4 – 8 miles daily with some uphill sections on unpaved, but well defined hiking trails.

 

WHAT WE PR0VIDE:

2 Walking The World Local guides

6 Nights Accommodation (Double Occupancy)

6 Breakfast, 6 Lunches, 5 dinners

All Ground Transportation while on tour

All admission fees to scheduled stops

Walking The World®  T-shirt

Loads of good fun, humor, and companionship

 

 

WALKING THE WORLD®

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