Maine Trekking Adventure - 2016

Destination:

Moosehead Lake. Mount Katahdin. Mount Desert Island.

Mission:

  1. See Moose
  2. Climb the Highest Peak in ME
  3. See the first sunrise in Eastern U.S.
  4. Eat Lobster (non-vegetarians only)

Highlights

  • Trek around Moosehead Lake (up to 9 miles per day)
  • Moose sightings are guaranteed (moose outnumber people 3 to 1)
  • Boat across Moosehead Lake for more wildlife
  • Relax in rustic yet comfortable cabins and enjoy the natural beauty at the end of each day
  • Trek to Mount Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine
  • Trek on Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park
  • Explore Bar Harbor and Relax in a historic inn
  • Boat along the coast of Maine
  • Enjoy Maine lobster dinner

Weather

July is the warmest month of the year in Maine with daytime temps in the 70s and 80s, and nighttime in the 50s and 60s. However, by the lake, at the coast, and in the mountains, weather conditions can change rapidly. Please bring at least one warm outfit (warm socks, pants, sweater, etc.) and one rain-proof outfit, in addition to hiking/running/trekking clothes. Full packing list will be emailed to registered participants. 

Included

  • Lodging (double occupancy)
  • On-Trip Travel (We can also include the lowest airfare to Portland from your home city at your request).
  • All Tours (hiking, boating, and the Moose Safari)
  • Meals with the group (meals independent of the group are not included)

Basic Itinerary (based on July 19-24; other dates follow the same program)

Tuesday, July 19

  • 10am - Meet at hotel in Portland, ME
  • 10:30am - Van transfer to Greenville, ME on Moosehead Lake
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • 2-4pm - Local hike/town visit/downtime
  • 5pm - Yoga class (optional)
  • 6:30pm - Dinner

Wednesday, July 20

  • 7am - Group run or Yoga class (optional)
  • 8am - Breakfast
  • 9am - Trek around Moosehead Lake
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • 2pm - Arrive to Cabins and relax by the Lake
  • 6pm - Dinner

Thursday, July 21st

  • 7am - Group run or hike/Yoga class (to be decided on the morning of)
  • 8am - Breakfast
  • 9:30am - Boat across the Lake on a Moose Safari
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • 2:30pm - Climb Mount Kineo - highest point at the Lake - for breath-taking views
  • 4:30pm - Van to Millinocket at the foot of Mount Katahdin
  • 6:30pm - Dinner

Friday, July 22nd

  • 7am - Breakfast
  • 8am - Trek to Mount Katahdin
  • 12pm - Lunch picnic
  • 4pm - return to our Lodge and relax
  • 5pm - Yoga class (optional)
  • 6pm - Dinner

Saturday, July 23rd

  • 7am - Group run or hike (optional)
  • 8am - Breakfast
  • 9:30am - Boating trip on Millinocket Lake
  • 1pm = Lunch
  • 2pm - Van transport to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island
  • 4:30pm - Free time in Bar Harbor
  • 6:30pm - Lobster Dinner

Sunday, July 24th

  • 5am - Hike to Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise over the Atlantic (optional)
  • 7:30am - Breakfast
  • 9:30am - Boating trip along the coast
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 3pm - Van transport back to Portland