Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing Walk~Frazer Point, Winter Harbor

Mickey Hill Nova Scotia

Join Sandy for a relaxing Forest Bathing Walk along Frazer Point Picnic Area.

50% of proceeds for this walk shall go to local Winter Harbor organizations: SACC, ACWC, SI and SAFA.
Special Offer of only $20.
(Regular fee in Season is $40)

Space is limited.
Please RSVP at least 12 hours in advance. Tea and snacks shall be served. Once filled, you may be added to a wait list. Carpooling is highly recommended due to FREE Admission ~ Acadia National Park Days.

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Free Admission to Acadia National Park Days – 2018

Acadia National Park

The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:

  • Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day

“The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers and veterans to celebrate some important moments for our parks and opportunities for service in those parks,” said National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith.

The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and includes national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores. There is at least one national park site in every U.S. state.

Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.2 billion, which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy.

Only 115 of the 418 parks managed by the National Park Service charge entrance fees regularly, with fees ranging from $5 to $35. The other 303 national parks do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the U.S. military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.

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Wine Tasting in DownEast Maine

Maine Vacation Rental

YES.  There are wineries in Maine.  In fact, there is an entire Wine Trail in Maine. The wine trail tagline is ‘worth the trip’ and we agree – well worth the trip.

Currently, there are over twenty different wineries all over Maine as part of the Wine Trail.  These are spread out, of course, across all of the state of Maine – it would be some task to visit them all.  (And I’m not saying not to do it… I know that I’d be up for the task!).

Several of the wineries are in the DownEast region.  These include:

BARTLETT MAINE ESTATE WINERY & SPIRITS OF MAINE DISTILLERY

Our tasting room is a beautiful destination in its own right. Located in Gouldsboro on the Schoodic Peninsula, halfway between Ellsworth and the Petit Manon Wildlife Refuge, we’re housed in a unique, handwrought stone building. We’re just a short drive from picturesque Maine villages and spectacular coastal views and beaches. So come experience a whole new generation of fruit wines and bring home a delicious memory to savor—in more ways than one.

175 Chicken Mill Pond Rd.
Gouldsboro, ME 04607
(207) 546-2408
www.bartlettwinery.com

 

BAR HARBOR CELLARS

Wine tastings occur all day long during the season. For $5 you may choose up to 6 samples from our wine list. White grapes, red grapes, and specialty wines are the categories including the Ice Wine, which is a smaller sample. You may keep track of the wines you try and when you finish you have a list to take with you to choose the wines you would like to purchase. Purchasing 3 bottles saves you $3.00 and you get to take home a carrier with Sweet Pea’s likeness on it. After the tasting, you will be offered a Cider House hard apple cider sample using 7 Maine apples from New Glouster. It is done in the English style which is to the dry side. It is available in “Howler”-sized jugs which should be drunk within 5 days. Remember wine always makes a great gift as do our sundry items.

854 State Highway 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3907
www.barharborcellars.com

 

SHALOM ORGANIC ORCHARD FARM & WINERY

We are located high on a ridge with beautiful views surrounding the farm. To the east the sun rises over our East Orchard and the Schoodic mountains; to the south stretches Frenchman’s Bay and the mountains of Mount Desert; to the west, the sun sets behind our West Orchard and the hills of Dedham & Bangor. We are located about 35 minutes from Bar Harbor and the Nova Scotia ferry, within sight are several beautiful lakes to enjoy water recreation and fishing. Nearby enjoy our lovely woods, or trails to hike the Schoodic Mountains. In the winter, there are ponds for ice-skating, snowmobile trails nearby, and bountiful opportunities for cross-country skiing.

158 Eastbrook Rd. (Rte 200)
Franklin, ME 04634
(207) 565-2312
www.shalomorchard.com

 

CATHERINE HILL WINERY

661 Blackswoods Rd.
Cherryfield, ME 04622
(207) 546-3426
www.catherinehillwinery.com

It was a dreary downeast day in November of 2010. Almost by accident we stumbled upon an abandoned , weathered farmstead. Seemingly forgotten by time, and in serious need of intervention, this deserted, neglected place whispered to us. The barn in particular, held fast by post and beam and peg, seemed a fine space in which to launch our small winery. Paired with a local ghostly legend, we had the impetus for creating Catherine Hill Winery. The project was set in motion, and following a thorough conversion of the barn to wine making facility, we crushed our first grapes in this new world. We opened with six wines in the spring 2012, and are extremely proud to currently offer more than 15 uniquely crafted wines.

Most of the wineries offer tours and tasting rooms.  Some are open only seasonally, so make sure you contact them or check on their website before you head out.

 

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