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Hiking the Bold Coast and Inland Trails of DownEast Maine

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Program #15225RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Hikers will need sturdy walking boots or shoes, with warm hiking socks.

Itinerary for Sep 28 — Oct 3, 2014

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Type: Motel

Description: The Eastland Motel is newly renovated and immaculate with two beds in most rooms. The motel is managed by owners who are warm and hospitable. This accommodation is a popular eco-adventure destination for lighthouse lovers, kayakers, and outdoor photographers--and boasts bird watching on the grounds.

Contact info:
385 County Road
Lubec, ME 04652 USA
phone: 207-733-5501
web: eastlandmotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms equipped with cable television, free Wi-Fi, and free in-room phone for calls anywhere in the US and Canada. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Famous home-baked continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $75-100
Call for a price quote for additional nights before and after program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 28 - Arrival and registration. Welcome/Orientation
Note: Meet your Maine Registered Guides

Afternoon: Check into the Eastland from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Your registration packet will be delivered to you by the Program Coordinator.

Dinner: Vans will transport you to a waterfront Lubec restaurant for dinner.

Evening: After dinner, you will meet with your Maine guides for orientation and learn what you may expect for planned activities.

Lodging: Eastland Motel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Eastland Motel is newly renovated and immaculate with two beds in most rooms. The motel is managed by owners who are warm and hospitable. This accommodation is a popular eco-adventure destination for lighthouse lovers, kayakers, and outdoor photographers--and boasts bird watching on the grounds.

Contact info:
385 County Road
Lubec, ME 04652 USA
phone: 207-733-5501
web: eastlandmotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms equipped with cable television, free Wi-Fi, and free in-room phone for calls anywhere in the US and Canada. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Famous home-baked continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $75-100
Call for a price quote for additional nights before and after program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 29 - Campobello Island and FDR International Park
Note: Experience the rugged coastline of the Canadian Maritimes and Coastal Maine.

Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious healthy home-cooked breakfast at the Eastland

Morning: Depart Lubc via vans to Campobello Island, where you will hike the many varied trails around the scenic island. You will enjoy stunning coastal vistas of the rugged coastline overlooking Grand Manan,and hike through ancient bogs. Expect to explore local flora and fauna, have the opportunity for sightings of lots of waterfowl species.

Lunch: A healthy picnic lunch will be enjoyed at an approprieate location during the hike.

Afternoon: While on Campobello Island, we will visit Roosevelt Cottage International Park, the summer home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. We'll take time to tour the cottage, walk the gardens, view the historical exhibits; and time permitting, we'll hike Friar's head for overlooking views of Passamaquoddy Bay.

Dinner: We'll partake of a community supper at a local setting with an accompaniment of local folk.

Evening: Free Evening, Enjoy a walk about town.

Lodging: Eastland Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Eastland Motel is newly renovated and immaculate with two beds in most rooms. The motel is managed by owners who are warm and hospitable. This accommodation is a popular eco-adventure destination for lighthouse lovers, kayakers, and outdoor photographers--and boasts bird watching on the grounds.

Contact info:
385 County Road
Lubec, ME 04652 USA
phone: 207-733-5501
web: eastlandmotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms equipped with cable television, free Wi-Fi, and free in-room phone for calls anywhere in the US and Canada. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Famous home-baked continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $75-100
Call for a price quote for additional nights before and after program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 30 - Scenic splendor at Boot Head and Hamilton Cove
Note: Explore the best of Maine's Bold Coast

Breakfast: Enjoy a health home-prepared breakfast at the Eastland.

Morning: Depart from Lubec via vans for the Cutler vicinity where you will hike Boot Head with a mix of wooded and shoreline trails. There will be commanding views of the ocean and Canadian islands. Expect to see shore birds, eagles, osprey, and maybe some seals.

Lunch: Enjoy a healthy and hearty picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Continue down the coast and hike Hamilton Cove. You'll see much of the same as Boot Head with different views and additional chances for wildlilfe sightings You will learn and apply "leave-no-trace" practices.

Dinner: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and delicious food at a one of Lubec's waterfront restaurants.

Evening: Local Entertainment

Lodging: Eastland Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Eastland Motel is newly renovated and immaculate with two beds in most rooms. The motel is managed by owners who are warm and hospitable. This accommodation is a popular eco-adventure destination for lighthouse lovers, kayakers, and outdoor photographers--and boasts bird watching on the grounds.

Contact info:
385 County Road
Lubec, ME 04652 USA
phone: 207-733-5501
web: eastlandmotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms equipped with cable television, free Wi-Fi, and free in-room phone for calls anywhere in the US and Canada. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Famous home-baked continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $75-100
Call for a price quote for additional nights before and after program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 01 - Explore Eastport with a hike at Shackford Head St...
Explore Eastport with a hike at Shackford Head State Park and an invigorating sail aboard the Ada C. Lord in search of whales and an abundance of marine life

Note: Hiking and sailing along the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay surrounding Eastport's Moose Island

Breakfast: Enjoy a healthy home-prepared breakfast at the Eastland.

Morning: We'll head for Eastport's Moose Island, where we'll explore Shackford Head State Park. The Park is one of the smallest in the Maine park system and consists of about 90 acres. The hiking trail system loops around several secluded rocky, gravel coves and beaches and offers a stunning view of Cobscook Bay and the North Lubec penniusla. While in the Park, you will visit fossil beds. traverse several land bridges, and get a sense of the tremendous tidal action in the bay.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own in the scenic waterfront city of Eastport.

Afternoon: Depart the Easport Breakwater for a schooner trip aboard the Ada C. Lore, a 92' beauty. The captain and crew will head out Head Harbor Passage for a visit with the abundant pelagic birds and marine mammals. You will surely see seals and porpoise and don't be surprised if we encounter a whale or two.

Dinner: Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and delicious food at a home-cooked New England chowder and soup supper, with conversing with several down east women. Share the discoveries of the day with your fellow hikers.

Evening: See the lobster fishing industry through the eyes of the wife of a lobsterman who will speak about her family's involvement in the trade over several generations.

Lodging: Eastland Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Eastland Motel is newly renovated and immaculate with two beds in most rooms. The motel is managed by owners who are warm and hospitable. This accommodation is a popular eco-adventure destination for lighthouse lovers, kayakers, and outdoor photographers--and boasts bird watching on the grounds.

Contact info:
385 County Road
Lubec, ME 04652 USA
phone: 207-733-5501
web: eastlandmotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms equipped with cable television, free Wi-Fi, and free in-room phone for calls anywhere in the US and Canada. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Famous home-baked continental breakfast.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $75-100
Call for a price quote for additional nights before and after program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 02 - Experience the wonders of the Reversing Reversing...
Experience the wonders of the Reversing Reversing Falls and the spectacular scenic wonder of West Quoddy Light--the lighthouse, the museum and the trails.

Note: The easternmost lighthouse in the continental US and trails that are nothing less than breathtaking.

Breakfast: Enjoy a healthy breakfast prepared by the Eastland staf.

Morning: Depart for Pembroke via vans to the Reversing Falls Park. This 90-acre undeveloped peninsula has several trails, lots of birds and showcases the "Reversing Falls", a salt water cataract that forms alternately in two directions as the tide flows in and out. Fall foliage is generally at peak in early October, so prepare yourself for a splendid color backdrop.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch at West Quoddy Head.

Afternoon: After lunch we'll explore the trails and scenic wonders that are West Quoddy Head Park, the easternmost point of land in the continental U.S You will tour a museum at the Lighthouse and then hike the trail along the rugged coastline overlooking the Canadian islands of Grand Manan and Campobello Island. Expect spectacular views

Dinner: Enjoy a DownEast Lobster Feast.

Evening: Graduation festivities.

Lodging: Eastland Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 03 - Leisurely breakfast, fond farewells
Note: Explore historic Lubec

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at a home-town favorite restaurant.

Morning: Explore the historic seaside village of Lubec on your own, catching all of those nooks and crannies to which you were introduced, but never had the time to investigate.

Afternoon: Have a safe journey home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
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