OUTINGS TO HELP ADULTS “FALL” INTO SHAPE
August/September 2014 August 23-24
This one-night two-day paddling trip on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway will expose adults to the fun opportunities that we have right in our back yard! Canoes will be our mode of transportation for both people and gear. Adults will learn the basic skills associated with traveling with gear in boats. This trip will start at Michaud Farms, and conclude at the Allagash Boat Landing, stopping for one night at the Muskie infested waters of the Allagash Falls Campsite, so bring your steel leader and favorite Muskie lures. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 7am and return by 5pm. Fee: $75.00.* Includes gear, transportation and meals, not snacks.
Edmundston Botanical Gardens. What better way to start your day by taking in the beauty of nature? This year’s outing will include a guided tour of the gardens, followed by a presentation from herbalist Chantel in the botanical gardens state of the art kitchen and presentation center. Lunch this year will be at the botanical gardens Café Flora, included with fee. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 9 am and return by 3pm. Fee: $50.00.* Rain Date August 27.
Kings Landing! That’s right, back by popular demand. Take a step back in time and relish at how we have evolved as society. Ever wish you could live a simpler life for a day? Come witness how early settlers where able to get by without the modern conveniences of today’s society. Cap this off with a delicious lunch at the King’s Head Inn, $20.00 meal voucher for lunch of choice off menu included. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 8:00am and return by 4:30pm. Upon arrival we will break for a sit down lunch, included with fee. Rain date August 29. Fee: $50.00.*
Grand Falls Gorge/River Boat Lunch on the St. John River. Travel to Grand Falls, New Brunswick for a guided hike around the falls and learn the history and significance of what Grand Falls meant to early settlers. Following the tour of the gorge, we will board a pontoon boat for a 4-hour cruise of the waters above Grand Falls. While out exploring we will eat lunch aboard the boat and enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape and the wildlife that calls it home. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 8:30am and return by 4:00pm. Rain date September 4. Fee: $50.00.*
MIZPAH in Grand Isle. This rite of passage is taking a new twist this year. It’s been a few years since we have visited The Musee culterel du Mont-Carmel and we thought this year we would couple the MIZPAH outing with this exciting opportunity! At 11:30 we will break for lunch at Misty Meadows Restaurant. Following lunch we will travel to MIZPAH retreat center in Grand Isle, Maine. As an added bonus, this year’s trip will coincide with a celebratorial mass which is offered on the first Friday of every month. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 9am and return by 4pm. Fee: $35.00.*
A day of adventure! We are partnering with Ramone from Open Sky Adventures to offer something new this year! If you have not heard, just across the border in Grand Falls is an adrenaline junkies dream. Complete with zip-lining, depelling, and wall climbing. Couple these great activities with a one hour gorge boat tour to have lunch and you will have a day to remember. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness Center at 9am and return by 5pm. $100.00 includes all activities as well as lunch. Rain Date September 7.*
Continued on back….. *All outings must have a minimum of 6 participants within (1) week of the actual program, if by the deadline the minimum required of participants is met, the registration will remain open. Persons wishing to register must come into the Wellness and Recreation Center to register and pay in full for the program. *Absolutely no refunds within 48 hours of scheduled trip. There will be a 50% penalty for any cancelations made within two weeks of scheduled trip.
Ashland Lumberman’s Museum/Maine Seed Potato Board’s Porter Seed Farm in Masardis, Maine. Ashland, Maine is not only the gateway to the North Maine Woods it is also home to two unique Aroostook County attractions. The first stop will be at Ashland Lumberman’s Museum, home to numerous logging artifacts, including a Lombard Steam Hauler and the recently relocated Norway Bluff fire tower cab. A sit down lunch will be served before visiting the Porter Seed Farm. Don Flannery of the Maine Potato Board will guide us through this state of the art greenhouse that uses hydroponics. The facility provides tubers grown in vitro (microtubers), greenhouse grown tubers (mini-tubers) and transplants, and foundation seed potatoes to seed growers. Depart 9am, Return 4pm. Fee: $30.00* Includes transportation and meal.
Two night Trip to Explore Trains, Churchill Dam Museum & canoe Chase Rapids on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Located in the heart of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is an outdoor museum commemorating the history of the North Maine Woods era. Join us for this two night trip at Spider Lake’s Maccanamac Camps then travel to the waterway, canoe Chase Rapids, tour Churchill Dam Natural History museum, hike into the trains, and explore the artifacts of the logging era that once occurred in the area around Chamberlain and Eagle Lakes. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 5pm September 12 and return by 6pm, September 14. Program is restricted to individuals in excellent shape. Fee: $150.00* Includes gear, transportation and meals, not snacks.
1st. Wind, Mars Hill, Maine Wind Mill Tour & Hentosh Bronze. Variety is the spice of life, right??? We think so….Ever peered up at the windmills atop Mars Hill Mountain and had your curiosity spiked? If you are like us, then you probably have. New this year will be a guided tour to the base of a windmill, involving an easy ½ mile walk up gradual terrain to the base of one of these giant windmills. Representatives from the 1st. Wind will be on site to answer questions and tour the facility. Following tour we will break for lunch, included with fee then visit Hentosh Bronze in Bridgewater, Maine, Dave is going to share his knowledge of his famous bronze sculptures that have been sold all over the world including the Caribou that lives here in Caribou! Depart 9am, Return 4pm.Rain Date September 17. Fee $40.00*
Moose & Salmon! Recently we’ve heard news that the state has announced a 25% roll back in moose permits, something that the state has not ever done. Come learn with us as we travel to Ashland, Maine and meet with Regional Biologist Rich Hoppe about what provoked this announcement. Ironically this outing is to coincide with the first week of the moose hunt. Following our meeting with Rich we will have a sit down lunch then meet with Scott Thompson of Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine at the Doug Brook Fish Hatchery in Ashland. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness Center at 9am and Return by 4pm. $40.00 includes sit down lunch. Rain Date September 19.
Old & New. Recently the Ashland and Portage area have had major announcements with respect to the construction of new saw mills in their area. Given this exciting news, we have lined up a tour of the new Irving Stud Mill in Portage. The technology that has evolved around manufacturing will astound you. Life was not always high speed, but time is money now, so we thought we could couple this outing with a tour of a smaller scaled down approach to sawing logs. This opportunity will allow participants to compare the differences in technology. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 9am and Return by 4pm. Lunch at Dean’s Restaurant in portage will be included. $40.00. Rain Date September 24.*
Red River Camps, Deboullie, Maine. One of Northern Maine’s hidden gems, nestled into a flurry of trout ponds and rugged mountains. Host Jen Brophy will provide us a tour of the cabin’s as well as a sit down lunch. While eating we will learn about the history of Red River Camps in the Deboullie Township and the history her family has had in these camps. While at Deboullie, we will visit the nearby ponds & Red River Falls. Trip will depart from the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center at 8a.m. and Return by 5pm. Fee: $35.00* Includes transportation, North Maine Woods access and meal. Rain Date September 26.
Stay Tuned…October 2014 T.B.A. *All outings must have a minimum of 6 participants within (1) week of the actual program, if by the deadline the minimum required of participants is met, the registration will remain open. Persons wishing to register must come into the Wellness and Recreation Center to register and pay in full for the program. *Absolutely no refunds within 48 hours of scheduled trip. There will be a 50% penalty for any cancelations made within two weeks of scheduled trip.