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Hiking the Bold Coast and Inland Trails of Down East Maine

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Patricia from Pittsfield, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/09/15
This program is outstanding. We hiked along beautiful coastal trails as well as in the woods, with leaders Tess and Lisa who are knowledgeable, organized, helpful and lots of fun. The boat excursion was fantastic, with sightings of a whale. porpoise, seals and eagles in one morning! The food was delicious and healthful. Overall, a great experience!

Marilyn from La Marque, TX Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/09/15
This is a GREAT program. The hiking has beautiful vistas of the he coast. On the boat trip we saw seals, eagles and whales. Seeing Campobello island and FDR & Eleanor's summer home was very special. The food on this trip was SPECTACULAR; everything was homemade, from scratch cooking. The vegetables came from the garden and the fresh blueberry pie was OUTSTANDING. The meals were the best of any trip I've ever taken.

Michael from Columbia, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
The DownEast Maine adventure was a wonderful experience. The Bold Coast provided magnificent views as we hiked the wandering inland trails and suddenly we were standing on a overlook of a hidden cove watching eagles soar overhead above beautiful blue water. Our guides, Tess and Steve, were awesome and added so much to our fantastic week with their knowledge and leadership.

Rosemary from Bishop, GA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
Gorgeous scenery, showed and explained to us by knowledgeable, kind, humorous, guides. I learned a huge amount about the biology, geology, and culture of this part of Maine. Enjoyed using my body to explore woodlands, bogs, and waters of the coast. And was served the best breakfasts and dinners anyone could enjoy. Program was very well organized: enough but not too much. Guests (like wife of a lobsterman family and local musicians) were educational and entertaining. But throughout, our certified Maine Guides held it all together. Oh, and our fellow scholars were absolutely all wonderful to be with.

Jacquelyn from Rochester, IN Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
I have sent a review and have just talked with a RS person who confirmed it. Please let me know if you do not have the review because it was an excellent trip in all aspects and I want others to know that. Thank you Jackie Pietz

Roseann from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
This trip was wonderful! The vistas along the hikes were beautiful, the physical demands just right, and the information provided by our guides was clear and helpful at all times. The food was incredibly good - all home-made items by a fantastic cook. The other people were friendly & easy to get along with. Plus the extra programs - with music on one night that was a delight & another night was a local person's discussion of lobster & a fisherman's life which was very interesting. I would recommend this trip unreservedly.

Bernard from Abbeville, LA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/03/14
Nothing short of fantastic. Our Guides Tess & Steve treated us like family. We had the best, quality food imaginable. Oh, & then there is the Maine North coast. As beautiful as the books, only with fresh air.

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