Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids
July 28, 2018
Sign up now for this 2.4 mile historic open water swim from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach.
For more info or to register: ymcaofsouthernmaine.com
This program is designed to get participants familiar with the newest facility Medawisla and the beautiful hiking trails and ponds that surround it. Friday evening before dinner join fellow group members for social time and appetizers. That evening the group will have the opportunity to meet and go for a short evening paddle listening and looking for loons and other wildlife. Saturday morning after a hearty breakfast embark on the day’s hike up nearby Shaw Mountain. This newly cut trail is good for beginners and has some spectacular views of Katahdin and Baxter State Park to the North. Then before dinner our AMC registered Maine Guides can take you back out on the pond to improve your canoeing, kayaking, or paddle board skills. On the last morning before departing enjoy a short hike down the Hinkley Cove Trail where there are beautiful views of 2nd Roach Pond and regular Moose sightings.
oin us this summer for our first Camping Retreat in beautiful, picturesque Acadia National Park! This weekend retreat will consist of 3 nights/4 days of camping, hiking, paddleboarding, yoga and the ultimate connection with nature.
Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island, is a stunning national treasure on the coast of Maine. No matter where you explore in this park, the views are spectacular and nature abounds. No wonder this is one of the most visited parks in all of North America!
Acadia National Park offers hiking, biking, camping, breathtaking views of jagged coastlines, and pristine lakes for the nature lover, adventurer and outdoor enthusiast. More than two dozen mountains rise above the rocky shore, including Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet is the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic coast. There are more than 130 miles of hiking trails to explore by foot and 45 miles of carriage roads to travel by bike. Also, side note: Acadia is one of the best places on the east coast to view the Milky Way and you will LOVE star gazing by the fireside at night
We will be staying at the KOA Oceanside Campground located in Bar Harbor, situated at the head of Mount Desert Island, just 7 miles from the entrance of Acadia National Park. We offer two options for camping accommodations; Comfort shared Cabins or Oceanview Tent sites.
Comfort shared Cabins: These cabins make a great base camp and will provide you with many of the comforts of home and allow you to fully experience Acadia. Tucked back in the Maine woods but still close to the shoreline, you can walk right out your front door and enjoy the sunset. Cabins are equipped with bedding and all linens, a full bathroom with shower, microwave, refrigerator, sink, keurig coffee maker, outdoor grill, air conditioning, WiFi, fire pit, and a TV.
Ocean View Tent sites: A room with a view! All our tent sites offer an Ocean View. Pitch your 2 person tent near the ocean and watch the sky melt into sunset pastels while you warm by the campfire. Enjoy easy access to the sea for swimming and paddleboarding. Bathhouses, laundry, and hot showers are nearby in walking distance. Leashed pets welcome at your campsite.
Join us with special guest Ashley Flowers for a 2-night, 3-day Stand-Up-Paddle-Boarding Yoga Retreat that combines adventures of the body with adventures of the soul in Rangeley, ME. No experience necessary, all athletic abilities are welcome—come renew your spirit and reawaken your passion! Early-bird Price before August 1st. Registration closes Sept 1st.