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Maine

IMG_3946Acadia National Park, Monhegan Island, Camden Hills State Park, Portland Head Light, Grafton Notch State Park. Spend a week exploring rocky coastline, quaint villages, and mountains while kayaking, biking, canoeing, and hiking.

2017 Dates:  Sept 9-16, Sept 16-24 (includes Common Ground Fair)

***This tour will feature tent camping and a passenger van.***

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Day 1

Depart Portland ME, 11 AM

We’ll pick you up at 11 AM and take in a picnic lunch at the iconic Portland Head Light before whisking you away to the western mountains of Maine! Don’t worry, we’ll come back to the rugged rocky coast later in the week!

Day 2

Hike and Canoe

Start your day with a leisurely canoe down the Androscoggin River. Maybe we will see a moose! In the afternoon ride the chairlift up Sunday River Ski Resort for beautiful views of the surrounding Mahousic Mountains. Hike to another peak or down the mountain. We’ll also visit Artist’s Bridge, a beautiful local covered bridge.

Day 3

Grafton Notch State Park

Discover the beauty of the White Mountains and Grafton Notch State Park! We’ll enjoy some hiking through thick forest as fall foliage begins. We’ll explore beautiful granite outcrops and cascading creeks while we keep an eye out for a Moose! End the day at the Suds Pub and sample some local food and brews.

Day 4

Camden Hills State Park 

In the morning we’ll head to the mid-coast area of Maine to Camden Hills State Park. Take in the views from Mt Battie of Penobscot Harbor which include the village of Camden and on a clear day, Acadia! We’ll camp near the ocean for the next two nights.

Day 5

Monhegan Island

It’s an early start today as we try and catch sunrise atop of Mt Battie. Next we’ll take a ferry out to the truly unique Monhegan Island.  Spend your day hiking, visiting galleries, or taking in the beautiful views of the Maine coast.

Day 6

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Cadillac Mountain. These are just a few of the highlights we’ll take in at Acadia National Park! We’ll hike along the rocky coastline or for a more challenging hike try Gorham Mountain or the Bee Hive!

Day 7

Acadia National Park

Experience Acadia by boat, bike or hiking today. Your choice! We’ll set you up with a tour or rent a bike or kayak and take off on your own. Acadia is home to dozens of miles of old Carriage roads perfect for biking. Or maybe you would like to take in a whale watch?

Day 8 (Second week only)

Common Ground Fair

Spend the day celebrating Maine’s agricultural traditions at Common Ground Fair.  Enjoy local food vendors, hand crafts and homesteading demonstrations and exhibits, live music and animals.

Day 8

Return to Portland, ME by Noon.


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

We will pick you up at 11AM at the Days Inn Airport/Maine Mall and return by noon.

Transportation

This tour will feature a passenger van.

Accommodations

This tour will feature tent camping.

Weather

Cooler days and nights are typical in the on this adventure tour.

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is more of a multi-sport tour, with options for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, an Adventure Bus confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information.



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Maine Grafton Notch

Day 1

Depart Portland ME, 11 AM

We’ll pick you up at 11 AM and take in a picnic lunch at the iconic Portland Head Light before whisking you away to the western mountains of Maine! Don’t worry, we’ll come back to the rugged rocky coast later in the week!

Testimonials

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Maine Mountains

Day 2

Hike and Canoe

Start your day with a leisurely canoe down the Androscoggin River. Maybe we will see a moose! In the afternoon ride the chairlift up Sunday River Ski Resort for beautiful views of the surrounding Mahousic Mountains. Hike to another peak or down the mountain. We’ll also visit Artist’s Bridge, a beautiful local covered bridge.

Testimonials

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Day 3

Grafton Notch State Park

Discover the beauty of the White Mountains and Grafton Notch State Park! We’ll enjoy some hiking through thick forest as fall foliage begins. We’ll explore beautiful granite outcrops and cascading creeks while we keep an eye out for a Moose! End the day at the Suds Pub and sample some local food and brews.

From the road

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Testimonials

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Day 4

Camden Hills State Park 

In the morning we’ll head to the mid-coast area of Maine to Camden Hills State Park. Take in the views from Mt Battie of Penobscot Harbor which include the village of Camden and on a clear day, Acadia! We’ll camp near the ocean for the next two nights.

From the road

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Day 5

Monhegan Island

It’s an early start today as we try and catch sunrise atop of Mt Battie. Next we’ll take a ferry out to the truly unique Monhegan Island.  Spend your day hiking, visiting galleries, or taking in the beautiful views of the Maine coast.

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Day 6

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Cadillac Mountain. These are just a few of the highlights we’ll take in at Acadia National Park! We’ll hike along the rocky coastline or for a more challenging hike try Gorham Mountain or the Bee Hive!

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Day 7

Acadia National Park

Experience Acadia by boat, bike or hiking today. Your choice! We’ll set you up with a tour or rent a bike or kayak and take off on your own. Acadia is home to dozens of miles of old Carriage roads perfect for biking. Or maybe you would like to take in a whale watch?

Common Ground Fair

Spend the day celebrating Maine’s agricultural traditions at Common Ground Fair.  Enjoy local food vendors, hand crafts and homesteading demonstrations and exhibits, live music and animals.

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Marshall Point

Day 8

Return to Portland, ME by Noon.