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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Judy Ferrell Nov 30, 2015 at 09:03 PM

It was a great trip. Went in the middle of July so we could see the Puffins before the chicks left the nest, but did not see Right Whales because it was too early for them. You'll probably have to make a decision on which you want to see. Fog created problems so daily schedules were changed almost everyday but we saw everything that was planned--just not in the expected order. I assume it is at same Inn and while old it is very quaint, leader Jim is VERY knowledgeable and entertaining, and great chef. Besides Puffins, saw Cormorants, Bald Eagle, Razorbills, and Arctic Terns, Minke and Humpback Whales.

Kamesa Carter Nov 30, 2015 at 07:49 PM

I am seriously thinking about enrolling in this program! Can anyone give me any tips or insights?
J E Ryan Nov 30, 2015 at 08:43 PM

Four us shared a rental car and to go from this program to a birding program on Campobello Island that started one day later. It was fun to island-hop by ferry. We saw birds and whales galore on both programs and recommend both. The hosts and the accommodations were memorable--in a good way! Enjoy!
J E Ryan Nov 30, 2015 at 08:45 PM

Sorry, I meant to type "Four of us..."

Rich Roy Jul 17, 2015 at 05:29 PM

...heading out Saturday a.m. @ 4:00 ... see you all at Grand Manan (or on the Ferry) and the Marathon...!!!
Judy Ferrell Jul 17, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Ugh! Not getting up at 4:00 or leaving then! We are in Bangor and will head north tomorrow.

Rich Roy Jul 14, 2015 at 05:24 AM

...getting more excited about upcoming trip! Looking forward to meeting my two new friends and to meeting many more ... see you Sunday! rich roy
Judy Ferrell Jul 14, 2015 at 11:38 PM

Start packing tomorrow. Hope we can find each other on ferry.

Beth Pomeroy Jul 09, 2015 at 03:31 PM

Looking forward to my first Road Scholar Trip with my friend Judy Ferrell.
Judy Ferrell Jul 09, 2015 at 03:35 PM

Me too.

B Kogen Jun 04, 2015 at 07:47 PM

Coming in on Aug 30, 2015 adventure. My wife and I are looking forward to meeting all fellow participants!

Judy Ferrell Jan 07, 2015 at 03:26 PM

Going on the July 19-25 trip but plan on flying in either before or staying after--any suggestions of things to do?
Rich Roy Jul 07, 2015 at 08:57 AM

...we are coming in early on July 18th...stay in St. John...
Rich Roy Jul 07, 2015 at 09:02 AM

...will grab shuttle to Grand Manan Sunday a.m.
Judy Ferrell Jul 07, 2015 at 08:59 PM

Flying in to Bangor on 17th and spending night of 18th in St. John too. Taking ferry at 11:30
Rich Roy Jul 08, 2015 at 06:46 AM

...will be at Best Western on Mayors Brooks Drive and take that same ferry. we will look for you.
Rich Roy Jul 08, 2015 at 06:46 AM

...ahhh.... Majors Brooks Drive
Judy Ferrell Jul 09, 2015 at 12:16 AM

My friend Beth and I are staying at Comfort Inn
Judy Ferrell Jul 09, 2015 at 03:53 PM

My travel buddy Beth Pomeroy just joined the Discussion Board if you want to send a friend request to her.
Rich Roy Jul 09, 2015 at 07:06 PM

...I did send a friend request to Beth ...

Maude Buszek Jul 19, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Anyone staying a few days after and want to take some hikes?

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6 nights of accommodations
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1 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips


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