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EASTPORT, MAINE

DownEast Maine Grandparent Adventure: Kayak, Hike and Whale Watch By Schooner

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Program #16246RJ
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
Equipment required includes a small day pack, water bottle, hiking boots/shoes, water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet, collapsible hiking pole, layered clothing for changeable weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and more in general information packet to be sent to participants. Kayaks, paddles, and personal floatation devices are provided.

Itinerary for Jul 27 — Aug 1, 2014

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Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown and waterfron, Eastport, Maine
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

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

Additional nights before: $85-100 per night
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 27 - Arrival/Orientation
Afternoon: Check in at your assigned B&B anytime after 2:00 pm. Orientation packets will be available at check-in.

Dinner: Greet fellow participants and program staff at a welcome dinner held at a waterfront Eastport restaurant.

Evening: Orientation and welcome from program staff and program guides. Program instructors are certified Maine guides and will introduce you to expectations for program events.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown and waterfron, Eastport, Maine
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

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

Additional nights before: $85-100 per night
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 28 - Kayak the bold waters of Deep Cove on Cobscook Ba...
Kayak the bold waters of Deep Cove on Cobscook Bay and Friar's Road off the Eastport Breakwater. Hike the shorelines of Shackford Head State Park.

Breakfast: A sumptuous home-cooked breakfast will be served at the B&B dining room at 8:00 am.

Morning: Vans will depart from inn at 9:00 am going to Eastport's waterfront where participants will be split into two groups. Group A will be met by guides for a morning of kayaking in Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays, leaving from the Eastport breakwater and paddling to Deep Cove. Paddlers will get a chance to go ashore to do some beachcombing and explore the shoreline. Group B will proceed to Shackford Head Park for a hiking expedition over some of the 90 acre park's five miles of looping trails. They include fossil beds, beaches, and a spectacular overlook encompassing Cobscook Bay.

Lunch: Groups A and B will meet at the Eastport Art Center in Eastport to share a picnic lunch.

Afternoon: Groups A and B will reverse the morning activities with Group B taking to the kayaks for a shoreline adventure, and Group A heading for Shackford Head Park for some invigorating hiking.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at a local community center with a friendly exchange with the ladies and gentlemen of the community.

Evening: Meet with the wife of a lobsterman who can tell you more about the life of a lobster fishing family than ten lobstermen.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown and waterfron, Eastport, Maine
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

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

Additional nights before: $85-100 per night
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 29 - West Quoddy Head State Park and Campobello Island
Breakfast: A sumptuous home-cooked breakfast will be served at the dining room of the B&B at 8:00 am.

Morning: Vans will depart at 9:00 for West Quoddy Head Lighthouse & Park. You will visit the easternmost point of land in the U.S. at the Lighthouse, then hiking along the spectacular trails of West Quoddy Head, which follows the coastline and offers gorgeous views of Campobello Island and Grand Manan.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at West Quoddy Head State Park

Afternoon: Proceed by van to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, where we will study the life of FDR through his summer residence at Campobello and the visitor's center. Walk the bogs in Roosevelt International Park and learn about the plants abounding within.

Dinner: You will enjoy a beach party at a beach on Passamaquoddy Bay, complete with grilled chicken, hot dogs, corn-on-cob, s'mores, and more over a cozy campfire.

Evening: Explore the beach and look over some marine life dug from the flats of our precious bays.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown and waterfron, Eastport, Maine
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

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

Additional nights before: $85-100 per night
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 30 - Kayaking the beauty that is Whiting Bay and explo...
Kayaking the beauty that is Whiting Bay and exploring the scenic shoreline of Commissary Point.

Breakfast: Enjoy a sumptuous home-cooked breakfast in the B&B Dining Room at 8:00 a.m.

Morning: Participants will rejoin their respective groups for kayaking and hiking. Group B will join guides for kayaking in Whiting Bay, a beautiful secluded experience allowing for ample to explore the shoreline and view aquatic life. Group A will explore the a tidal flat to explore the life within under the direction of a naturalist.If we have time, we''ll also dabble with a "letterboxing" experience.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the boat landing in Edmunds on Whiting Bay for both groups.

Afternoon: Groups A and B will reverse the morning activities with Group A joining the Maine guides for a paddle in the quiet beauty of Whiting Bay and Group B exploring in the tidal flats of the Bay.

Dinner: Private supper party at Eastport location! Expect great entertainment.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: 1. Kilby House Circa 1887: tel. 207-853-0989 122 Water Street Overlooking scenic Passamaquoddy Bay, this restored Queen Anne Victorian inn offers ambiance furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, a fireplace in the drawing room, and grand piano in the music room. It is an easy walk to the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown waterfront. 2. Milliken House Circa 1846: Tel. 207-853-2955, 29 Washington Street The Milliken House Bed and Breakfast, located just 2 blocks from Eastport’s historic waterfront, offers a complimentary glass of port or sherry in the large double living room, containing two marble fireplaces where there is cable television, board games, and a fire on coldish days. There are five guest rooms on the second and third floors, uniquely furnished with lovely Victorian Renaissance and Eastlake furniture and decorated with the mementos left behind by the Milliken family. 3. Todd House Circa 1775: tel. 207-853-2328, 1 Capen Avenue Built on Todd's Head during the Revolutionary War, the Todd House is a classic New England full Cape Cod-style with a massive center chimney and a unique "good morning" staircase and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The spacious yard affords an ever-changing view of the bay and its islands. 4. Weston House Circa 1810: tel. 207-853-2907, 26 Boynton Street Located on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay, you will find large lodging accommodations that are furnished with collections of antiques and oriental rugs. This house has offered hospitality to numerous travelers through the years. In fact, John James Audubon stayed here while awaiting passage to Labrador in 1833.

Contact info:
Historic downtown and waterfron, Eastport, Maine
Eastport, ME 04631 USA
phone: 207-853-4877 xProgCoordinator
Room amenities: Elegant furnishings with reading lamps. All bedrooms are elegantly appointed.

Facility amenities: All B&B's are within walking distance of one another within the historic district of Eastport. To find out which house will be yours for this program, please contact the program coordinator at 207-853-4877.

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

Additional nights before: $85-100 per night
To book additional nights before or after, please call the program coordinator, Jeanne Guisinger at 207-853-4877.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 31 - Sailing aboard the schooner Ada C. Lore
Note: Whale watch time

Breakfast: A home-cooked sumptuous breakfast is served the B&B Dining Room at 8:00 a.m.

Morning: Vans will depart for the Eastport Breakwater at 9:30 am. It's a short walk, you may want to stretch your legs in the summery breeze off the Bay. We'll be spending the morning sailing aboard the Ada C. Lore, a historic 92' schooner. You'll trim and hoist the sails and view aquatic wildlife as you cruise the spectacular waters of Passamaquoddy and Head Harbor Passage. We'll search for whales; sail along side the porpoise and seals; see the eagle nesting along the cliffs of Campobello Island; and watch the daily comings and goings of the local fishermen.

Lunch: We'll have a snack aboard the schooner and then return you to the Easport waterfront where you'll want to sample the many wares of the local eateries.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. You may want to explore Eastport's historic waterfront.

Dinner: A Maine lobster dinner treat at the waterfront Seaview Restaurant.

Evening: Graduation festivities and reflection of the week's best.

Lodging: Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Eastport, Maine

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 01 - Enjoy Eastport
Breakfast: Another home-cooked extraordinary breakfast at the B&B dining room.

Morning: Bid a fond farewell to all your new friends and come back anytime.

Morning: After enjoying a hearty country breakfast at your B&B with your new freinds, take time to experience those Eastport specialities you may not have had time for during the program week.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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