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Discover camping at its finest in Maine By Rich Livingston Feature Writer This is Maine. We go to t he woods. We go to t he ocean. We go to t he mounta ins, to more t ha n 6,000 la kes a nd ponds, more than 32,000 miles of rivers and streams. This is Vacat ion la nd, a f ter a l l, a nd the number of people who visit each year is about 10 times the number who live here full time. What we all share is a passionate appreciation of the great outdoors, a nd we a re constantly striving to spend more time there, whether that’s a few more hours or an entire season; whether in a pup tent, or a luxurious RV, often with more than the comforts of home. Or countless options in between.

sites. Others simply want to be closer to nature, and access to some of the most spectacular vistas in Maine is often through its campgrounds.

gear to tents that weigh less than t wo pounds; spacious family-sized tents w it h screened “porches” and room for multiple cots, heaters, tables and chairs.

Others simply enjoy the company. “My husband and I spent nearly every summer in an RV in Scarborough or Biddeford,” Elaine Merrill, of New Gloucester, now retired, said, “because we enjoyed our neighbors there so much.”

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“Mainers are great campers,” said Richard Abare, executive director of the Maine Campground Owners’ Association, headquartered right here in L e w i ston. “A nd loc a l fol k s will tend to [vacation] close to home,” he added.

Si mple pop-up, tow-beh i nd campers offer a little more conven ience a nd com for t t ha n tents, and can be found at a local retailer as well as on eBay, for example, and priced as low as $100 or so, up to a few thousand dollars. They can be dragged anywhere there’s even a hint of road.

And there are an infinite number of camping options. Maine Some people use a Maine camp- is home to some of the world’s ground as a place to live for the greatest outdoor outfitters, insummer, a place from which cluding Cabela's and L.L. Bean. they can explore all the state These outfitters sell everything has to offer, including cities and from ultra light backpack ing towns, museums and historic

On the other hand, a big, Class-A diesel pusher motor home, fully equipped with such amenities as 40" plasma TVs, convection ovens, Corian counters, washers a nd d r yers, a nd sel l i ng for

upwa rds of $ 300,000 m ig ht tota l ly redef i ne “ca mpi ng,” and are better suited to seasonlong use as a second home. In between, of course, is a wide range of trailers, fifth wheels, a nd sel f-propel led ca mpers priced similarly to automobiles. The camping industry may be worth as much as $10 billion to the Maine economy, according to some estimates, and early indications are that activity in 2012 will be robust. Abare said that reser vations placed in t he f irst ca lenda r quarter were 10 percent ahead of last year’s pace. “The number of camping days appears to be prett y steady,” he said, w ith “people taking fewer but longer t r ips,” a nd w it h a g row i ng percentage of Maine’s 25,000

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T hen t here i s t he g row i ng phenomenon of “worka mping.” Sheila and Jimmy Sowder from page 2 spent the 2011 camping season as staffers at Acres of Wildlife c a mpsites bei ng conver ted campground on Sebago Lake, in to seasona l use. Traff ic and Steep Falls. activity were also “great” at 10 RV shows held earlier this year, The Sowders have lived excluAbare said. sively in their RV for the past five


years or so, spending winters in places like Death Valley, California, where they both worked at the national park.

supplement retirement income, while living like turtles, carrying their home with them wherever they go. The Sowders tow an ordinary car behind their RV, “It’s a great lifestyle,” said Shei- and, Sheila said, “We were able la. “We get to see the country, to travel all over Maine on our meet some terrific people, have days off, and live in the woods the fun of outdoor living,” and, while we were at work.” she added, “earn enough” to

Acres of Wildlife is a ty pical ratively, from a fire ring on the Maine campground offering shores of the Allagash, but it’s all amenities for tents, campers, part of camping in Maine. rental RV units, and even cottages. There’s a restaurant and camp store, boats and activities for kids; and a dedicated staff of people who live their work. It’s a long way, literally and figu-

Constance, the Vintage Caravan “Meet Constance, our 1957 Sprite 14 caravan. Constance has seating which converts to two double beds, or three single beds. She is 14' long and seats up to eight at her table (which is removable). The beaut if u l, rounded shape of her large window bay is very retro. She has been finished with ’50s-style flooring and furnishings (curtains and cushions can be removed as needed). Constance is really very special and quite a rarity. At over 50 years old, she likes to take it easy!”

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Glamour & camping = Glamping! One of the newest trends in c a mpi ng i s ret ro-out f it te d tents, RVs, and trailers. Another trend is the “shabby chic” look. People who don’t nor ma l ly “like” to go camping are finding it a more pleasant experience when “camp” is bedecked with comforts from home including comfy quilts, afghans, and lots

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ent roles in four different shows in one weekend. The season’s four Mainstage plays include Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s masterpiece, “Tartuffe”; Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Henry IV, Part 1”; and Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” The summer Children’s Show is the heartwarming adventure, The Little Prince. To reser ve single tickets, subscriptions, or arrange group sales, visit www. or call the box office at 207-933-9999.

By Dan Marois Feature Writer There is no better time to take in a theater experience than during the summer season. And central Maine is blessed with an array of award winning theater troupes that fit everyone’s styles and tastes.

Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick Located in the Pickard Theater on t he ca mpus of Bowdoi n Col lege, t he Ma i ne State Music Theat re cont inues to be t he fou ndat ion of g reat musical theater fun. The 2012 sea son ex plodes w it h fou r blockbusters. The season begins with the Tony Award-winning favorite, “A Chorus Line,” being directed at MSMT by Donna Drake, a member of the original Broadway company. T he T heat re t hen present s t h e h i t-m o v i e -t u r n e d-h i tmu sic a l, “L e ga l l y Blonde.” M S M T ’s p r o d u c t i o n s t a r s Broadway’s A lex Ellis as the lead, Elle Woods, and MSMTfavorite Charis Leos as Elle’s newly found friend, Paulette. In mid-July, the Theatre rolls out A ndrew L loyd Webber’s

becoming an overnight star. MSTM of fers t wo chi ldren’s show s t h is su m mer. Ba sed on the popular book by Judy Schachner, on June 11, “Skippy Jon Jones” will sing and dance


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One of Maine’s theater icons, D e er t r e e s T he at er op ene d in 1936 and remains on t he National Registr y of Historic Places. No ot her a rea stage c a n boa st appe a r a nc e s by such theater legends as Ethel Barrymore, Tallulah Bankhead, Edward Everett Horton, Rudy Vallee, and many more.

In a pared down season from previous years, Deertrees will host t he La ke Reg ion ComLewiston Auburn munity Theater production of Community Little “Oliver” on June 22-24 and June Submitted photo Theater, Auburn 29-July 1 as directed by Mary Favorite Shakespeare: Theater at Monmouth’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing” was a big hit last summer. Always known for the best in Bastoni-Rebmann. You can find local community theater, the info on Lake Region Community Theater at its Facebook page st u n n i ng mu sic a l, “Su n set his way into your heart. On 43rd season with a new pro- C om mu n it y L it t le T he ater or at For info rocks the summer season with Bou lev a rd,” about t he r i se Aug u st 20, MSM T’s I nter n ducing artistic director, Dawn on Deertrees, go to www.deerand fall of the fictional silent- Company produces a unique Mc A nd rews, who ta kes t he a performance of Elton John and Tim Rice’s, “Aida.” f ilm diva, Norma Desmond. retelling of the Brothers Grimm reigns from long-time director, (“I’m ready for my close up, tale of “Sleeping Beauty.” David Greenham. “Aida” follows a classic love tri- Oxford Hills Music Mr. DeMille!”) A grand set and angle: Aida, a Nubian princess, and Performing Arts grand performances dominate For more information about “The plays of our 2012 season fois captured by an Egyptian capshow times and ticket prices for cus on family, community, and a this monumental production. Association, Norway MSMT performances, please sense of coming into one’s own. tain, Radames. He soon falls in T he season closes w it h t he visit or call the For some, this journey of dis- love with her and saves her from This lively troupe rolls out a cla ssic, big-Broadw ay, t ap- box office at 207-725-8769. covery works out well; for oth- a life of hard labor and instead product ion of “The Senator dancing extravaganza, “42nd ers it is disastrous,” said McAn- gives her as a handmaiden to the Wore Pantyhose” at the Norway Street,” f ulf illing ever yone’s Theater at Monmouth, drews. “There is (also) a theme Egyptian princess Amneris, his Grange Hall from June 14 to 24 d rea m of a n u nderst udy of boys behav ing badly t hat future bride. as directed by Kenn Saw yer.


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Golfing in scenic Maine By Jackie Rybeck Feature Writer

stretches over 330 yards with stunning views of Mount Washington. It is also equipped with a practice bunker and target greens to hone up on your distance skills.”

With its spectacular views of rustic woodlands, panoramic mountains, and sparkling lakes, Maine offers some of the finest The course is located on Route golf courses in New England. 26 in Poland Spring. For tee And with over 140 courses to times, call 998-6002. choose from, it’s not difficult to find a course that will challenge Martindale Country any skill level.


Poland Spring Golf Course Poland Spring Golf Course is the oldest resort golf course in the state of Maine and when teeing it up, you will be playing on the same turf as many sports greats and celebrities including Babe Ruth, Walter Hagan and President Taft.

Tucked away in a secluded location of Auburn is Martindale Country Club, which is one of M a i n e’s t op, s e m i-pr i v a t e courses. Don’t let the calming v iews of Mount Washing ton and the A ndroscoggin River deceive you.

Martindale is located just a mile from the Maine Turnpike on Beech Hill Road. For tee times, call 782-1107.

Foxridge Golf Course Foxridge Golf Course is situated on over 200 acres of rolling countr yside on the southern end of Auburn. It is one of New England’s premier golf courses featuring babbling brooks, old stone walls and bridges, native fescue and an island green. The course is superbly maintained and the natural lay of the land will demand every club in your bag. Golf pro, Bob Darling, recently a nnounced t hat Fox ridge is an affiliate of The First Tee of Maine, a program that impacts young people’s lives through the game of golf.

Although the course is mostly of a traditional – and classic – design, depending on the set of The Donald Ross-designed golf tees you choose, this course can course has velvety, undulating challenge any skill level with greens; beautifully maintained sloped greens, a few blind shots, “Kids are the future of this wonderful game,” he said, “and I’m fairways and landscaping; and and several narrow fairways. proud to be affiliated with a proa l most ever y hole present s views of the White Mountains According to part owner and gram that not only teaches kids course pro, Nick Glicos, Mar- to play golf, but teaches them and area lakes. tinda le is work ing on ma ny core values, honesty and integAccording to golf pro, A llan growth-of-the-game initiatives. rity; giving them strong, family values and becoming commitMen ne, Pola nd Spr i ng Gol f Course offers quite a challenge “We are creating a Junior Golf ted to their community.” to any golfer and the new driv- League,” he explained, “which ing range is the perfect setting to will allow juniors from other Foxridge is located on Penley clubs the opportunity to play Corner Road. For tee times, call work on your game. the course and meet other ju- 777-4653. “It has one of the biggest, nat- niors. We also have a new proural-grass tees around, as well gressive membership, which as artificial mats for wet or soft starts at age 24 with full memconditions,” he said. “And, it bership rates at age 37.”

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The Junior Golf Card program has expanded from nine golf courses in 2011 to 19 courses for 2012. The card saves youths ages 17 and under 50 percent off (unlimited use) at 19 partnering golf courses in Maine, plus other golf-related discounts, and is valid for the entire 2012 season. It is available for purchase at Play it Again Sports in Auburn or online at juniorgolfcards. com for only $29. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cards will benefit First Tee of Maine. For more information on the Junior Golf Card, including a listing of participating golf courses and discounts, go to or call 713-3879.

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America’s original pasttime: Horse racing Standardbred racing is a rich part of American histor y. In America’s formative years, nearly every household had a horse. Inevitably, people began to race their horses against one another to see whose horse was faster.

each year, and the numerous p a r i-mut ue l t r a c k s a c r o s s North America. The sport is also popular worldwide in countries such as Canada, Australia, New Today, harness racing can still Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Italy, be found in the hundreds of and France. county fairs that host the sport be reg istered as pa r t of t he new breed. The mile is still the standard distance covered in nearly every harness race.

T he s e r ac e s i n it i a l l y to ok place on countr y roads a nd v illage st reets, but as t hese ca sua l contest s g rew more popular, racetracks were built to accommodate the horsemen and fans.

Goshen, New York, not far from where the great Hambletonian laid the foundation for the Standardbred breed, is home to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Over the Fourth of July weekend each year, racing dignitaries gather to induct the newest Hall of Fame members. During that week, Goshen is also the home of exciting racing at Historic Track, which has been hosting harness racing since 1838, making it the world’s oldest active harness track. Because of this rich history, Goshen has been called “The Crad le of t he Trotter.” Visit their website at http://

The first harness racing tracks were opened in the mid 1800s, but h a r ne s s r ac i ng e vent s cou ld be fou nd a s ea rly a s 1825 at county fairs all around the countr y. By the late 19th century, harness racing was the most popular sport in America.


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Sat., June 9: The Belmont Stakes at Scarborough Downs. The final and most demanding jewel of the Triple Crown, live via simulcast from Belmont Park, NY. The Downs Club will open at 1 p.m. and feature a special buffet meal. Reservations required. Special Scarborough Downs live racing post time: 2 p.m.; Belmont feature race will go off at approximately 6 p.m. Call 207883-3022 for reservations. Free admission, free parking.

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tor with a harrow ensure that the racing surface is in the best condition possible. Before the race starts, the horses will be introduced on the track by the announcer in the post parade. This gives bettors and fans a chance to see the horses beforehand.

T he sta r t i ng gate leads t he horses to the starting line. The races are almost always one The clubhouse may require res- mile in length. After the race, ervations. If you are looking for the winning horse and driver a more sports-type experience, return to the winner’s circle to watch the races from the grand- get their picture taken with the stand. For a more sophisticated w inning ow ner, tra iner a nd night on the town, the club- other connections. house is the place to be.

Your first trip to a racetrack can be both exciting and overwhelming. W hether it’s your very first time, or you haven’t been to the races in years, there will be some unfamiliar sights and sounds, but once you get around, you’ll find that the racetrack is truly one of the most unique and captivating enter- The races are around 20 minutes apart to provide enough time for the horses and drivers to get ready and to allow the bettors to study the racing program and ma ke their wagers. Bet ween Savings Bank, we make races, a water truck and a trac-

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Summer value in Maine: Free and low cost fun activities, attractions and events Maine has many attractions, events and weekly or monthly happenings that cost little or nothing to experience. From art museums to state parks and brewery tours, there are lots of ways to fill a day without emptying your wallet.

Museums The University of Maine, Bates, Bowdoin and Colby College art museums have free admission year-round. Get in free at the Portland Museum of Art every Friday evening from 5-9, or at the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland every Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit http://

Parks Day use fees at more than 35 Maine State Parks and Historic Sites range from $3 to $6.50 for non-resident adults and less for Maine residents and all seniors. Admission is $1.00 for children age 5 to 11, and free for those under 5.

Food The popular Brunswick’s Fat Boy Drive-In offers car hop service with a 50s atmosphere a nd t he pr ic e s to m atc h . Burgers, fresh made French fries and onion rings, and tasty frappes are menu favorites. Be sure to stop by one of Maine’s many Farmer’s Mar-kets and

Racing calendar from page 6 Sun., June 27: Fat her's Day at Scarborough Dow ns. Get Dad to the track for some fun! Chicken BBQ $8.95 per person includes chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and brownie. Live racing post time: 1:05 p.m. Free admission, free parking.

JULY Sat., July 13: The 3rd annual Back to the Track Day! Giveaways, contests, t-shirts, fun! Plus ... Maine Sire Stakes Races. Come see the 3-year-old colt and filly trotters compete. Live

pack a picnic of fresh-fromt he-ga rden good ie s. Fa r m stands and farmer’s mar-kets can be found throughout the state. For a complete listing of locations, go to http://w w w.

Tours Many of Maine’s more than 20 microbreweries offer free tou r s a nd t a st i ngs du r i ng t he su m mer. W i ner ies a nd v ineyards also welcome the public for complimentary tours or tastings.

Sports A day at the ballpark is affordable for the whole family. The Por t la nd Sea Dogs a re t he Double A m inor leag ue a ffiliate for the Boston Red Sox,

racing post time: 4 p.m. Free admission, free parking. Sat., July 28: Maine Harness Racing Gives Back Day. An exciting day of racing and charity! Driver challenges to support local area charities, 50/50 raffle and prize raff le. Live racing post time: 4 p.m. Free admission, free parking.

AUGUST Sat., Aug. 4: The $1.5-million Hambletonian. Live via simulcast from the Meadowlands! It's harness racing's biggest day! Scarborough live racing post time: 4 p.m. Free admission, free parking.

wh i le t he Sa n ford Ma iners and Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide play in summer leagues for top college players. Golfers can play 18 holes with a cart for $49 or less at more than 20 courses throughout Maine. Or save with the Golf Maine Passport which allows individuals to play one round at 33 Maine courses during 2012 for $299.

Events Farms of all types will open their doors to the public on July 22 for the annual Maine Open Farm Day. Meet animals and farmers, learn about daily life, and taste or purchase farmmade products. Learn about more Maine summer events and activities at

Sun., Aug. 5: The 8th annual Family Fun Day. A day of harness racing education and fun for the whole family! Live mare and foal, mini horses, games, prizes, live demonstrations (g room i ng, horse shoei ng, harnessing). BBQ hot dogs and hamburgers. Free hot dog for kids under 12 (1 per customer, please). Games, activities, contest, giveaways galore! Live racing post time: 1:05 p.m. Free admission, free parking. For more information, v isit w w w. S c a r b o r o u g h D o w n s . com/ or the track at Route 1, Scarborough, Maine (off Exit 42, Maine Turnpike).

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Fun games for summer get-togethers By Tresa Erickson Feature Writer

ished counting, "It" should start looking for the others and shine their flashlight on the first person they find. That player will Summer is a great time to be then become "It" and resume outdoors. However, there is only the search, while the player that so much bike riding, tire swingwas "It" will hide. Play continues ing, and sandcastle building in this fashion until everyone kids can do before they start has had a chance to be "It." complaining they are bored. Put their complaints to rest this summer with these classic chil- Hide 'N' Seek dren's games. For this game, you will need a large open space. Designate a Flashlight Tag spot to serve as home base and find a volunteer to be "It" who For this game, you will need counts to 50 while everyone else a f lashlight and a large open hides. When finished counting, space, preferably outside when "It" should start looking for the it is dark. Find a volunteer to be others and tr y to tag anyone "It" and give him/her a f lashbefore the person reaches home light and count to 50 while evbase. Anyone tagged is out of the er yone else hides. W hen fingame. Play continues until only

one player remains. That person is the winner.

Horse For this game, you will need a basketball and a basketball goal. Choose a player to go first. Each person decides how they are going to shoot the ball – layup, free throw, etc. – and let everyone else know. If they miss, their turn is over, they receive an "H" and the next player in line announces their shot.

they receive an "H" and the next player in line announces their shot. Play continues in this manner, with any player who spells out the word "Horse" eliminated from the game. The player remaining wins.

Red Light, Green Light For this game, you will need a la rge open space. Fi nd a volunteer to be "It" who stands at the finish line with their face forward. Line up everyone else on the starting line about 20 feet back. When ready to begin, "It" should yell "Green Light," signaling to the other players to move toward to the finish line.

If they make a basket, the next player in line must attempt to make the same shot. If that player succeeds, the ball goes to the next player in line for their attempt at the shot. If that "It" may yell "Red Light" at any player fails, their turn is over, time thereafter, signaling to



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Bike events in Maine Group bike rides hosted by L. L. Bean. Thursdays through Aug 30, 2012. Grab your bike and meet us every Thursday at Bradbury Mountain State Park starting at 5:30 p.m. for an eight to 10 mile intermediate loop for mountain bikers. The park charges a $3 entrance fee for parking. Saturdays through Aug 25, 2012. Bring your bike and meet us every Saturday at 8 a.m. in Discovery Park in Freeport for a 20 to 25 mile moderate loop for intermediate riders. For the safety of participants, rides will not take place in inclement weather and may be cancelled at the discretion of group leaders at any time. All riders must wear helmets. For more info call 207-552-7670 and speak to one of our bike representatives. Please call L.L. Bean beforehand to make sure the event is running on that date.

Maine Women’s Ride hosted by Bike Coalition of Maine June 3, 2012, L.L. Bean, Freeport, 8 a.m. The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Women’s Ride is a celebration of women and bicycling. The event offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere geared toward girls and women of all ages and abilities. The routes (five-, 15-, 25- or 50-mile options) follow quiet roads, offering beautiful views of the Maine coast and countryside. For more information or to register for this ride, visit

Benefits to bicycle riding are many and here are a few of the many benefits of taking to the streets atop your bicycle.

Bicycles have been around for more t ha n a centur y. Ma ny historians once believed that ca r r iage-ma kers Pier re a nd Ernest Michaux, a father and h i s son, respec t ively, were responsible for the first bicycle. But some historians now say there is evidence that bicycles and similar vehicles ex isted before the 1860s. Regardless, the design of bicycles and the enjoyment of riding them have continued throughout their history. Bicycle riding has many benefits, including promoting health. It's also an eco-conscious mode of transportation. Who relies on a bike as a primary mode of transportation varies, but millions of people worldwide take to bicycles for different purposes.

It’s green

There is no clear method of determining how many people ride bikes. However, a survey spon sored by t he Nat iona l Hig hway Tra f f ic Sa fet y Administration and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics sheds some light on bike use. It is esti-

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Making family memories in the Maine woods and mountains By Deborah Conway Feature Writer/Photographer

Garcelon Bog Boardwalk, near Fa r well School in Lew iston. Families are welcome to join Huber and Hay ward on t his educational adventure.

An adventure does not need to be complicated. With the call of Maine’s natural beauty, summer is the perfect time for an adventure, and a family hike is a great Maine adventure. Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary in Lewiston is 372 acres of walking trails and wilderness that is free and open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Trail maps and brochures detailing t he rich history of Thorncrag can The Landry Memorial Bench at Thorncrag. be found at the kiosks located at the trailheads. Information i s a l s o av a i l a ble at w w w. the SBC it has grown to include a Ray Frechette, of Lewiston, trail system that meanders past its Thorncrag every day, often According to Susan Hay ward, antique stone fireplaces, ponds with his wife, Lisa, but also with chairperson of The Education and stone walls, and a gazebo friends. During his hikes, he Com m it tee for t he Sta nton w he r e v olu nt e e r s i nt e r a c t sees families, groups, individuBird Club, Thorncrag began as with families one Sunday each als and, he said, “Sometimes, we a 45-acre donation in 1921 and month, providing educational don’t see anyone.” Frechette’s through additional donations opportunities. favorite spots include the Trafand the careful stewardship of ton Pinnacle marking the high-

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According to its website, the A LT p r e s e n t l y c o n s e r v e s “approx i mately 4,850 acres of la nd, i nclud i ng over ten miles of riverfront along the Androscoggin River.”

Joanne Hume, Linda Chaisson, Terri Marin and Barbara Lapointe have lunch on the summit of Pleasant Mt. est point in Lewiston and the Landry Memorial Bench with its view of Mount Washington. Bruce Damon, who serves on the board of directors for the SBC, recommends a wa lk in t he Woodbur y Sa nctua r y in Monmouth, referring to it as the

hidden gem of central Maine. He said, “It is a very different sanctuary, with lowlands and wet areas, as well as views.” On May 25, Hayward will join Margi Huber, outreach coordinator for the Androscoggin Land Trust, for a walk on the

In addition to Thorncrag and the popular “Riverwalk,” Huber suggests a visit to the 28-acre Sher wood Forest nea r Sherwood Heights School in Auburn. “It has a great system of walking trails that are all well marked.” Infor mat ion a nd t ra i l maps can found at www.androscogg i n la ndt r a nd w w w., and can be purchased for a small fee at the ALT office, 86 Main Street in Auburn and at The Chamber, 415 Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

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One half hour south of Lewiston, Bradbury Mountain is the perfect destination for a gentle day hike that will bring you to a magnificent summit affording a view toward the ocean. With a variety of trails leading to the summit, none of which are longer than 1.5 miles and range in difficulty from gradual to steep, there is something for every family. Although there is a small fee for admission to Bradbury Mountain State Park, there are other amenities that make this a great place for fa milies including restrooms, drinking water, and picnic areas. Dogs are welcome, according to the website, but must be kept “on a leash, under restraint, and cleaned up after.” Visit www.bradburymountain. com for more information. To the northwest of Lewiston, near the South Paris-Buckfield town line, is the trailhead for Streaked Mountain. Although t he t ra i l to t he su m m it i s relatively short (less than a mile) the elevation gain is steady, making this hike a comfortable challenge for the whole family, including the kids and dogs. As you approach the summit you cross rock faces offering lovely views of the countryside. Upon reaching the summit, you are rewarded with mountain views, including Shawnee Peak and Mount Washington.

On Pleasant Mt.: The Testut family, of Bridgton: Jesse, Holly, Knight (10 years old), and Emma (2 years old). tain Road and look for the place where a small stream crosses underneath the road. The trail leaves from the left side of the road, to the right of the stream. For those interested in a longer day hike, Pleasant Mountain takes a little more time but is well worth the trip. Traveling west out of Bridgton, turn left onto the access road for Shawnee Peak ski area. Continue past the ski area until you see an unpaved parking lot on your left. The trailhead is just across the street from the parking area.

The trail leaves the road and ascends gently through forests a nd over strea ms. A lt hough the hiking is relatively easy, after about a mile there are some steep spots and sw itchbacks that eventually bring you to a F i nd i n g t he t r a i l he a d f or series of open ledges with draStreaked Mountain is perhaps matic views of several ponds. the most challenging part of Though you may be temped to this hike. Take Route 117 out of lunch on the ledges, don’t! Once South Paris for about 4.5 miles. you arrive at the summit, you Turn right onto Streaked Moun-

will be glad that you waited. About 2.4 miles after leaving the parking lot, you arrive at a somewhat open, but protected, summit with stellar views of the White Mountains. Be sure to pack enough water for the whole family because, as with Streaked Mountain, there is no drinkable water on Pleasant Mountain. T here a re some i mpor t a nt things to remember before you embark on your next family adventure in the Maine woods: Stay on ma rked t ra i ls, ta ke nothing but photographs, leave not hing but footprints, a nd enjoy making family memories that will last a lifetime.

Get ready for an adventure!

Mt. Washington as viewed from the summit of Pleasant Mt.

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ories per hour for race cycling. A 180-pound person will burn 327 calories for leisurely cycling, 654 for moderately paced cycling and 981 for race cycling.

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Bicycles take up less space than other modes of transport. That It's hea lt hy riding a bicycle means ever yone from apartwhich is a great start to imple- ment-dwel lers to ow ners of menting a healthier lifestyle. large homes have the space to Going bi ke r id ing puts less store a bicycle. stress on the joints than running. It is also a faster mode of In terms of parking a bicycle or transport than walking. keeping it chained somewhere, the smaller profile means they Many people find that riding a can be kept in many places and bicycle can be a mood-booster. there's no need to hunt for a Regular cycling is k now n to parking spot. Furthermore, bihave ma ny hea lt h benef its, cycles on roadways also take up including toning muscles, im- less space, which can reduce the proving cardiovascular health, amount of traffic congestion. improving bone mass, and help- Additionally, should a traffic ing to burn calories, which can jam form, it's easier to change shed pounds. routes on a bicycle than it is in an automobile. NutriStrategy, a nutrition and fitness organization, says that a It's easy to see how many ben130-pound person will burn 236 efits there are to bicycle riding calories per hour while leisurely – and there are still numerous cycling, 472 calories for moder- more that you can discover. ately paced cycling and 708 cal-

Bike events in Maine 2012 Trek Across Maine Father’s Day weekend: June 15 - 17, 2012 From the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast, Maine, enjoy the beautiful scenery as you ride 180 miles across the state in support of the American Lung Association. Overnight accommodations are provided at the University of Maine at Farmington and at Colby College in Waterville. Trekkers are required to raise $500 in order to ride, along with a non-refundable $55 registration fee. (Children ages 7 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Minimum pledge requirement for ages 7 - 17 is $400. No children under the age of 7 permitted to ride). For more information, visit http:// trek-across-maine/.

Maine Bike Rally July 6 - 8, 2012, Biddeford, Maine

Rev3 is coming to Maine August 26, 2012, Old Orchard Beach Half REV: Also known as “middle distance,” this race will put your body and mind to the test and is a great practice distance before stepping up to the Full Rev distance. The swim will take place in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The bike course starts out flat and fast before taking riders into a series of rolling hills, giving them a chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Maine farmland. You will finish out the race on a flat and fast run course. For more information about this triathlon, visit Distances: Total mileage is 70.3

The 24t h Ma ine Bike Ra lly • 1.2 mile Swim is a combined effort of local • 56 mile Bike ent husiasts, t he Casco Bay Bicycle Club, Merr ymeeting • 13.1 mile Run Wheelers Bicycle Club and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. The three-day event features both Olympic REV: on-road and off-road rides as Also known as “international distance,” “standard course,” or well as an accredited time- “short course.” trial event. Riders can choose from more than 30 rides that Distances: Total mileage is 32 vary in length from a short five • 0.9 mile Swim miles to a 100-mile century. The Biddeford area has many • 24.8 mile Bike scenic bike loops featuring shore views and country vistas. • 6.2 mile Run

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Boating tips for beginners and when to buy a boat By MetroCreative

L ea r n i ng to boat or sa i l is simila r to lea rning to drive a n automobi le. Neit her one happens overnight.

Learning to get around on the water can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating to take over the reins of a boat for the first time. Though beginners might be apprehensive when t hey first start to boat or sail, there

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Don't go it alone. Boating and sailing come w ith their ow n terminology, which beginners are typically unfamiliar with. Before head i ng out on t he water, learn as much of this terminology as possible, be it by studying manuals or books, or even asking experienced friends for help. W hen taking to the water, bring those friends along.

However, sailing season might not be the ideal time to buy a boat if you’re interested in getting the best deal.

Actually, sailing’s off-season is often the best time to buy a boat. Many boat retailers look to liquefy their inventories in early fall. At this point you may be able to negotiate a very good deal on the previous model year Respect other boaters. Boating since the dealerships will be is a hobby enjoyed by millions, making room for the next year’s a nd boaters shou ld a lway s model s. C om i ng e qu ippe d respect t hat t here are ot her w it h a list of questions a nd armed with the knowledge of people on the water as well. the average cost of the boat W het her you're out i n t he you want to buy can help you middle of the ocean or relaxing determine if the quoted prices at the pier on your docked boat, are discounted. respect the other boaters by keeping the music down and Another ideal time to go boat always discarding of trash in a shopping is during t he boat show season. Boat manufacturresponsible way. ers tend to do a series of shows Far too many boaters or boat at convention centers across passengers dump their garbage the country. The retailers often over the side of the boat, so al- come up with a discounted price ways be sure you and your pas- and other incentives on the pursengers are respectful of Mother chase of a boat because they Nature and other boaters. know they’ll be appealing to the thousands of people who attend W hen t he weat her sta r ts to the show. These prices may be w a r m a nd more a nd more even lower than the price ofpeople start taking their boats fered for the same model just a out of dry dock and back to the few days later in the showroom. marina, such sights can entice others to want to buy a boat. A fter a ll, t he idea of sailing under the sun on the water with Boating friends and family is something page 14 ‰ everyone can appreciate.

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How to fit a life jacket correctly Ma ny p e ople a s s u me t h at simply wea ring a life jacket or another personal f lotation dev ice is enough to prov ide adequate safety while enjoying activities on the water. But just as important as wearing the PFD is that it fit properly. Selecting a life jacket is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Nor are all life jackets suitable for all types of water sports and other marine activities. The amount of buoyancy the jacket provides is relative to the activity and the size of the person wearing the jacket. Furthermore, it is unwise to think that children can simply wear an adult life jacket in a pinch.

where the jacket is snug, but not suffocating. All of the zippers, ties, straps, snaps, and other connection points should be correctly secured. Those who have ex perience in the water can test out the fit of a life jacket by walking into the water up to the neck. After lifting up the legs and tilting the head back, the person should be able to float comfortably and not have to put any effort into staying above water.

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Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, located in New Gloucester, Maine, is a national historic landmark. The Shaker Museum opens for the 2012 season as part of the Memorial Day weekend. The Shaker Museum Reception Center has herbs, gifts, and exhibits. Special exhibits include: “Creating Chosen Land: Our Home 1783-2010” (history of the establishment and growth of Shaker Village through objects and interactive media); “Come Little Children, Come To Zion,” (children’s life at Shaker Village); and “The Fruitage Will Never Fail: The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Orchards.” May 25th also marks the opening of the 2012 season of crafts workshops and demos in the fields of arts and crafts, herbs, woodwork ing, woodca r v ing, basket ma k ing, weav ing, blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, and chair caning. Nature hikes are offered twice a month during open months. Guided hikes through the woods and fields of Shaker Village include Loon’s Point, Aurelia’s Cascade, and Sabbathday Lake. Each month offers different views of the flora and fauna. Learn about herb lore and uses, from teas and cooking, to potpourris and worts. Hands-on garden work and project workshops.

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Maine attractions to include in your summer sightseeing tours Baxter State Park

at roadside campgrounds in the Park for a minimal fee. As a proBaxter State Park is over 200,000 tective measure against invaacres of wilderness and pub- sive insects that could damage lic forest. Water in the Park is the Park’s forest, Park campers untreated and generally un- and visitors are not allowed to protected. No running water is bring firewood into the Park. available, you must bring your Our hiking trails range from own drinking water or purify short, easy day hikes to difficult water from the streams, ponds, long hikes. etc. This can be done a number of ways, such as boiling for a For your own safety, do not leave minimum of five minutes or the the Park Tote road without a deapplication of seven drops of io- tailed map of the area to be tradine (from your first aid kit) per versed. Maps may be purchased (cash or check only) at Park gallon of water. Headquarters in Millinocket, Bleach (Clorox) may be substi- the Park Visitor Center at Togue tuted for iodine. If you use a fil- Pond, roadside campgrounds ter be sure pore size is 3 microns in the Park and the Matagamon or smaller. Facilities are rustic. Gatehouse. There are ten campRoads are unpaved. Electric- grounds and many picnic shelity is not available in the Park. ters located in the Park. There are outhouses throughout the Park for bathroom facili- Bears are part of the wildlife ties. Food, supplies or gasoline that live in the Park. Most of the are available in Millinocket or time, seeing a bear in the Park private campgrounds on the is a rare treat, but our actions can sometimes invite bears to way to the Park. become both a nuisance and a Baxter Park is a “carry-in carry- hazard in the campground. Actout” Park. Firewood is available ing appropriately in the camp-

ground can prevent this problem. Ba xter Park is operated solely through user fees and interest from trust funds provided by Percival Baxter. Baxter State Park receives no tax dollars or other funds from the state of Maine. A day pass or season pass is required for all non-resident vehicles entering Baxter State Park.

Bradbury Mountain State Park Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent v ie w f rom t he su m m it, or enjoy i ng a pic n ic u nder a canopy of trees. Before t he f i rst Eu ropea n s a rrived, Waba na k is ca mped on the mountain on trips to the coast. In the early 1800s, the Cotton family raised grapes on terraces still visible on the mountain. To hold stray cattle, sheep, a nd pigs, t he ea rly settlers built the cattle pound that still stands on Rt. 9 near the Northern Loop Trail. Ne a r t he ba l l f ield v i sitor s ca n st ill see where feldspa r wa s m i ned i n t he 1920s to ma ke c rocker y a nd ch i na . One of the original five state pa rk s, Br adbu r y Mou nt a i n was acquired by the Federal government in 1939. Situated on

Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land.

families, the Maine Lighthouse Museu m is A mer ica’s lig hthouse museum and home to the largest collection of lighthouse artifacts and mementoes.

sel ever built, Wyoming; and a scenic campus on the banks of the Kennebec River.

The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discrimiAdditional ex hibits highlight nate collection, preser vation Bradbury Mountain is the only stories of valor while paying and dissemination of historic state park in southern Maine tribute to t he United States materials and information, ento offer shared-use trails for Coast Guard and United States gaging educational programs, horseback r iders, mounta in L i fe-Sav i ng Ser v ices, wh i le relevant and compelling exhibi k e r s a nd s now mobi le r s . others shed light on the lady bitions, and a unique historic Sculpted by a glacier, Bradbury lightkeepers. MLM’s collection shipyard, all connecting the Mountain is the park’s most was founded by Ken Black in past to contemporary and fuoutstanding natural feature. 1968 and grew to what it is today. ture issues. http://www.maineToday the park’s forest is home to a wide variety of plants and In April 2007, t he A merican Lighthouse Foundation added animals. ( Popham Colony its collection from the organization’s Museum of Lighthouse Fort Popham in Phippsburg is a Desert of Maine Histor y. http://w w ine- semi-circular granite fort that Desert of Maine, established was never completed, though in 1925, is an ancient, glacial const r uct ion bega n in 1862 sand deposit exposed through Maine Maritime for use during the Civil War. farming in the late 1800s. Sand Museum Modifications were made and dunes cover over 40 acres of the fort was used again in the t he old Tut t le Fa r m w h ich The Maine Maritime Museum Spanish American War and in operated from 1783 to 1919. celebrates Maine’s maritime World War I. V i sitor s w i l l f i nd na r r ated heritage and culture and edutram tours, nature trails, 1783 cates t he communit y a nd a Historical records conclude that Tut t le Ba r n/Museu m, sa nd worldwide audience about the fortifications, probably wooden, designing activities, and more. important role of Maine in past existed here and protected the Largest and most unique gift and presentregional and global Kennebec settlements during t he Revolut iona r y Wa r a nd shop in the area. http://w w w. maritime activities. the War of 1812. It was nearby Visitors will find fascinating t hat t he English made t heir exhibits and artifacts; contem- first attempt to colonize New Maine Lighthouse porar y, interactive areas for England in 1607. ( Museum children and adults; an historic shipyard with five original 19th- Portland Head Light The Maine Lighthouse Museum century buildings; a Victorianis a must-see for anyone interera shipya rd ow ner’s home ; Portland Head Light is situated ested in lighthouses and AmeriNew England’s largest sculpture along the spectacular shores ca n ma ritime histor y. From – a full-size representation of of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 sparkling lenses to heartwarmthe largest wooden sailing ves- S h or e Ro a d . T h e p op u l a r ing stories of the keepers and

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landmark is owned and managed by the town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Visiting a lighthouse in Maine is an event that you cannot experience in every state so take advantage of visiting one this summer. The Museum at Portland Head Light is contained within the former Keepers’ Quarters. The awardwinning Museum contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays. T he adjac ent 9 0 -ac re For t Wi l lia ms Pa rk of fers picn ic facilities, hiking opportunities, sports and recreation areas, historic fort structures, and unlimited ocean views. http://

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dy Head Light was first built in 1808. The present tower and house, which date back to 1858, Quoddy Head State Park en- were staffed by resident lightcompasses 541 acres at the tip keepers until 1988 when the of America’s easternmost pen- U.S. Coast Guard automated the insula, offering opportunities to light. The Park affords some of visit an historic lighthouse, pic- Maine’s best wildlife watching. nic and hike five miles of scenic Su m mer v i sitor s may spot trails. humpback, minke and finback From the candy-striped West wha les of fshore, a long w it h Quoddy Head Light, Maine’s rafts of eider, scoter and old easternmost lighthouse, visi- squaw ducks. Kittiwakes, gantors can look out over Quoddy nets, black-bellied plovers, rudChannel (which divides the U.S. dy turnstones and purple sandand Canada) to the towering red pipers all can be seen at times cliffs of Grand Manan Island in roosting on Sail Rock. New Brunswick. An easy, one-mile, round-trip Commissioned by President walk leads to an unusual coastal Thomas Jefferson, West Quod- plateau bog (also known as a

heath) with sub-arctic and arctic plants rarely seen south of Canada. Shrubs predominate, particularly black crowberry, baked appleberry and Labrador tea, along with carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and sundew.

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Located a long 50 m i les o f c o a s t l i n e i n Yo r k a n d Pejepscot Historical C u mb erl a nd c ou nt ie s, t he r e f u g e c on s i s t s of e l e v e n Society A second bog at the property’s divisions between Kittery and Pejepscot Historical Societ y, western boundar y, Carr y ing Cape Elizabeth. It will contain founded by a group of 16 local Place Cove Bog, is a National approximately 9,125 acres when cit i zen s i n 1888, is a mong Nat u ra l L a nd ma rk ( ht t p :// land acquisition is complete. the oldest historical societies The proximity of the refuge to i n t he state of Ma i ne. T he the coast and its location be- or g a n i z at ion g re w qu ick l y Rachel Carson tween the eastern deciduous after it was founded, acquiring

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Maine attractions from page 17 its first building at 14 School Street for exhibits and educational programs in 1892. Three separate properties: the Skolfield-Whittier House, donated to the Society by Dr. Alice Whittier; the Pejepscot Museum which adjoins the Skolfield-Whittier House and now houses the Society’s headquarters; and the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, purchased from the estate of Emery Booker are maintained

by PHS. Since 1983, the Pejepscot Historical Soceity is proud to maintain their three separate museums, celebrating the rich and diverse history of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell. Pejepscot Historical Society 2012 Walking Tour Series: Sunday, June 10, 1 p.m., Pine Grove Cemetery. Join us at the first in our series of summer walking tours. Guided by local historian Richard Snow, who recently completed an extensive research project of every family

bu r ie d t here, v i sitor s w i l l learn about t he famous and not-so-fa mous ( but equa l ly fascinating !) people of Pine Grove Cemetery. Meet at Pine Grove Cemetery on Bath Road in Brunswick. $2 in advance, $4 at the door. Please call 207-7296606 to register; payment not due until time of tour.

ied here are members of some of Harpswell’s most prominent families, including Rev. Elisha Eaton, the town’s first settled minister. Meet at the Chamberlain Museum at 226 Maine Street in Brunswick (limited parking available) at 12:45 p.m. or at t he Com mon Bu r y i ng Ground in Harpswell, behind the Meetinghouse, at 1 p.m. $2 in advance, $4 at the door. Call 207-729-6606 to register; payment not due until time of tour.

Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m., Harpswell Common Bur y ing Ground. Dave Hackett will lead visitors through the Common Burying Ground, Harpswell’s Sunday, August 12, 1 p.m., first graveyard, situated behind Federal Street Walking Tour. the town meetinghouse. Bur- Bowdoin College professor June Vail will explore the history and architecture of Federal Street during this tour of the historic district, laid out in 1803. Home to some of Brunswick’s most prominent residents and most stunning architecture, learn the stories behind the beautiful houses once home to governors, authors and scientists. Meet at the Pejepscot Historical Society at 159 Park Row in Brunswick. $2 in advance, $4 at the door. Please ca l l 207-729-6606 to register; payment not due until time of tour.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens offers enjoyment, experiences, and education for all ages in its super-green Bosarge Family Education Center that opened last summer, the elegant Visitor Center, and the 250-acre worldclass botanical garden that surrounds them.

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The Blueberry Pond at the Maine Botanical Gardens provides lots of interactive fun for visitors.

Herbs” with sign-ups for single classes or t he ent ire series. T he Cer t i f icate Prog ra m i n Native Plants and Ecological Hor t ic u lt u re de velope d by Director of Education Melissa Whether through classes, walks, Cullina is a great opportunity art shows, or special events, a lot for serious students of botany of the activity this year will re- and horticulture. volve around the theme Feath- There’s a workshop by interers and Foliage: Celebrating nationa lly k now n photograBird and Plant Interactions in pher Rich Pomerantz, a class Maine. Nancy Bither will lead on iPhone and iPad apps that an early-morning bird walk at would appeal to gardeners with the Gardens on May 25, and all “gadgets,” and even a workshop birders are invited to help with on making incredibly realistic a bird inventory of the property sugar flowers and using them to on June 2. decorate cakes! One of the in-residence experts is a bird carver, and the Gardens will feature Bird of the Week exhibits all season. There’s even a birdcall contest for kids on May 26, in conjunction with the reception for a show of bird-related student art. Programs for adults, taught by top experts, include the fivepa rt “Cultivating a nd Using

Concerts and art shows, indoors and out; monthly din-ners by celebrated Maine chefs; and very special events will further enliven the year. Every Monday at 10 a.m. the Gardens’ own Miss Rumphius, the “Lupine Lady,” a ka long t ime volunteer a nd head librarian, Pat Jeremiah, offers Storytime in the Bosarge Family Education Center.

The Aug ust 3-5 Maine Fair y House Festiva l is expanding this year with more events, more activities, and more fun than ever – even a fairy movie night. Several week-long nature camps offer exciting discoveries for kids in different age groups; and fun, learning, and adventure h a pp e n e v e r y d a y d u r i n g activities in the amazing Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden. Art shows, each with a free public reception, begin with the “Local Colors” exhibit of work by midcoast a r t ists in a partnership between the Ga rdens a nd t he R iver A r ts Gallery of Damariscotta. T h e s c u l p t u r e s h o w “O n t he Wing,” cu rated by Ju ne LaCombe, will offer a number of d i f ferent scu lptors’ v iew of birds. Artists who sign up ahead of time are inv ited to paint en plein air at the Gardens from May 29-June 3 w ith no ad m ission cha rge ; selected works will then be on display and for sale.

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The “Not-Your-Garden-Variety Plant Sale” will be back during the weekend of May 26 and 27. And on July 26, the Gardens’ annual fundraiser, “A Bloomin’ Good Time,” will combine the best food, live music, and an incredible array of auction items to create the party of the summer. For dates and details about everything the Gardens offers, whether on its calendar or in the worldclass ornamental gardens and 250-acre shorefront landscape, visit

Harraseeket Heritage Day & Harborside Gala The Freeport Historical Society will be host to an exciting day and evening on the waterfront in South Freeport on June 23. Families and individuals are invited to come down to Brewer South Freeport Marine for a lively public celebration of Freeport’s maritime past, including viewing, touring or sailing aboard the historic schooner Bowdoin; trying their hand at knot-tying and oar-making with the Compass Project; enjoying maritime shanties and jigs; and more. In the evening, the Freeport Historical Society will stage a fabulous Harborside Ga la, also at Brewer South Freeport Ma rine, w it h enterta inment by the Jason Spooner Trio, light food and beverages, and both silent and live auction as well as Giving Tree. Visit http://www. for more information.

leans as the proprietor of luxury hotels. Architect Henry Austin, of Connecticut, was known for his Italianate buildings, and the Mansion is widely recognized as the most important expression of the Italian-villa style in American domestic architecture. The elaborate interiors of the house were designed by Gustave Herter, a leading furniture maker and interior designer of the 19th century. Approximately 90 percent of the Mansion’s elegant original furnishings remain in place today. Throughout the year, Victorian Mansion hosts a wide variety of fundraisers, educational functions, and outreach events to engage the community. Visit

The Historic Horatio G. & Ella M. Foss Mansion

The Horatio G. and Ella M. Foss mansion, in Auburn, was constructed between 1914 and 1917 in the Federal Revival Style with Spanish influence. Owner Horatio Foss, born in Wayne, Maine, became a successful shoe manufacturer with the firm of Dingley, Foss and Co. His wife, Ella, a Solon native, came to Auburn to work in the shoe shop, and married Horatio at 24. They had no children and she bequeathed the house to the Woman’s Literary Union upon her death in 1941. The house retains its exquisite architectural detail and some of its original wall coverings, carpets, and furnishings. The mansion is on the national register of historic places; the The Victorian Mansion Woman’s Literary Union strives to preserve this architectural The Victorian Mansion, in Port- and historic treasure for the land, also known as the Morse- Lewiston-Auburn community Libby House, was built between through fund raising that in1858 a nd 1860 as a summer cludes donations a nd memhome for Rug g les Sylvester bership fees. Visit http://www. Morse, a Ma ine nat ive who made his fortune in New Or-

McLaughlin Garden The landmark t wo-acre McLaughlin Garden, now over 70 years old, is under the stewardship of a nonprofit organization formed to preserve the historic home, barn and garden for the public. The formal garden feat u res mat u re col lect ions of hostas, daylilies, astilbes, iris, phlox, sedum, cimicifuga, sempervivums, and over 200 lilacs beneath a canopy of mature deciduous and coniferous trees.

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30th annual Wilton Blueberry Festival August 3 and 4

Activities include a road race, baby/toddler walk, kids’ race, and 10K walk/run; live musical entertainment; craft sales; foods; games; and more. Visit for A diverse collection of Maine more information. wildf lowers and ferns border an old lane behind the barn. The McLaughlin Foundation 20th annual Great i nv ite s you to ex plore t he Falls Balloon Festival historic home, barn, Garden Gift August 17-19 Shop and Garden Café as you enjoy the serenity of this Maine Events take place on the banks of the Androscoggin River and treasure. Some events include: other venues nearby. In addition May 25-28 The 15th annual to hot air balloon f lights, visiLilac Festival, from 9 a.m. to 4 tors will find food booths, trade p.m. daily. Experience the col- booths, musical entertainment, ors and scents of one of the larg- games, and more. For more inest collections of lilacs in New formation, v isit http://w w w. England. Perennials and lilacs will be on sale all weekend. Care workshops at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artwalk Lewiston Garden tours at 11 a.m. and 2 Auburn p.m. Donations appreciated. May through September, the downtowns of Lewiston and Auburn are turned into impressive arts districts. ArtWalk Lewiston Auburn is a grassroots endeavor by community members, artists, and loca l businesses to celebrate the extraordinary talent of visual artists in L-A and July 14 Illuminated Garden around Maine. Visit multiple at Dusk. Stroll the garden on a venues, including vacant buildfragrant summer’s eve amidst ings transformed by a spectacut w ink le lights and romantic lar array of art. ArtWalk Lewcandles. Food, cocktails, and iston Auburn works with local June 1 Art in the Barn, 5-7 p.m. Join us for our First Friday Art Openings as we transform the Garden’s Barn into an art gallery with work by talented local arts and artisans. All shows run through the month. Free, donations appreciated.

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The Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. A free, guided audio tour of the park’s exhibits is accessible via visitors’ own personal cell phones. For more in for mat ion, v isit

Great Horned Owls are Maine’s earliest nesting species, producing eggs in late January or early February, with the young hatching about one month later. The Maine Wildlife Park, in Gray, has over 30 species of native wildlife on display for visitors. A trip to the Park should be on everyone’s summer list of things to do in Maine.

Maine Agricultural Fairs 2012 Aug. 23-26 Acton Fair JUNE fairs June 2-3 Maine Fiber Frolic

JULY fairs

July 4-8 Houlton Fair July 12-15 Ossipee Valley Fair, So. Hiram July 20-22 Waterford World’s Fair July 26-29 Pittston Fair July 27-Aug 4 Northern Maine Fair, Presque Isle July 27-Aug 5 Bangor State Fair

AUGUST fairs

Aug. 1-4 Monmouth Fair Aug. 3-5 Athens Wesserunsett Valley Fair Aug. 5-12 Topsham Fair Aug. 9-18 Skowhegan State Fair Aug. 18-25 Union Fair

Aug. 23-26 Piscataquis Valley Fair, Dover-Foxcroft Aug. 26-Sept 3 Windsor Fair Aug. 30-Sept 3 Blue Hill Fair Aug. 31-Sept 3 Springfield Fair Aug. 31-Sept 3 Harmony Free Fair


Sept. 6-9 Clinton Lions Fair Sept. 7-9 Litchfield Fair Sept. 9-16 Oxford County Fair Sept. 14-16 New Portland Lion’s Fair Sept. 16-22 Farmington Fair Sept. 21-23 Common Ground Fair, Unity Sept. 23-29 Cumberland Fair Sept. 30-Oct 7 Fryeburg Fair

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Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer in Maine 2012  

Activities, attractions, and events that take place throughout Maine; calendars; more.

Summer in Maine 2012  

Activities, attractions, and events that take place throughout Maine; calendars; more.