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German Shepherd Large Pack Hike
Enjoy the true outdoors with an easy 1.5 mile private nature hike hosted by a pack of loose, well trained German Shepherd Dogs. The hike starts at our farm in coastal Maine and wanders through a network of trails winding through a natural wild Maine forest along streams and through meadows. You will be hiking with a large pack of (5 to 12) loose german shepherd dogs of various ages and they will be wanting to engage you to play and have you s or pet them. Along the walk, there will be wooden bridges over streams, soft forest trails, sometimes mud puddles and slippery footing. Throughout our adventure you will learn tips on hiking with a pack and the way they communicate and what their body language means. Once we return there will be bathroom facilities, snacks and beverages. We will also talk about how we raise and imprint our young shepherds and prepare them as family companions or for Show. Your hosts for the nature walk will be either Jennifer, Katie, or all. We began offering pack walks at our open house for our German Shepherd Breeding program, and because of the enthusiasm and popularity, we decided to host this event through Airbnb. This hike is a carefully selected pack of our own German Shepherds. We do not allow visiting dogs to join on the pack hike. Children under two years old are FREE
Snowshoe tour up Mountain & Champagne
Winter time is a wonderful season to experience snow shoeing on the trails. We will meet at the base of Jockey Cap Mountain. Quinns Country Store is located next to parking which has fresh hot/cold breakfast items and coffee. We then strap on our snow shoes, adjust our poles (both included)and instructions on how to use. The hike is going to be a slight incline up Jockey Cap Mountain then decline on the return.(45-1hr round trip) I will take you on a guided tour up Jockey Cap Mountain. At summit I will provide a champagne toast(I can substitute for any N/A beverage) We will head back down where guest are free to leave or check out Saco River Brewery directly across street. Other things to note Kid friendly Dog friendly All age friendly Moderate workout
Guided Sunset tour on Sebago Lake by Kayak
Join us on this fun and relaxing adventure, in the center of a natural Maine setting. This tour explores the water-carved bends and twists of a meandering stream unveiling local wildlife in its natural habitat. This tour will continue to the northern end of Sebago Lake as you paddle alongside lakeside cottages, boats, and manmade canals. Here, you will get a panoramic view of the sun as it sets behind the tall green pines. Along the way the Registered Maine Guide will share in local stories that make the scene come alive! This outing requires no previous experience and is an easy and relaxed paddle. Other things to note: A signed waiver is required This tour starts and ends in the same location. Ride shares, including Uber and Lyft are not available in Raymond Maine. Taxi services are available when booked in advance. Gratuity not included in ticket price
Hiking with Goats
A Ten Apple Farm goat hike is a two hour recreational and educational goat experience. You'll meet your hosts (and our herd of Alpine dairy goats), and hear about their 16 years of experience with goats and living on a small family farm. Once we've met the goats and the many other animals residents of the farm, we’ll set off on a hike through the Ten Apple Farm woods with the goats and Philip our sheep! The hike consists of an approximately one and a half mile loop trail through our woods on lightly groomed trails. Along the way we’ll talk about goats as pack animals, what they eat, and you’ll learn a thing or two about raising and caring for goats. There's lots of time for interacting with the goats, asking questions, or just soaking in the Maine woods and these adorable, fun animals. We end the experience with fresh goat milk and homemade cookies! Please note: Children must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by an adult. 5 and 6 year olds should plan to hold a parent's hand during the hike. (Children under 4 must be carried). Other things to note: The hike is not strenuous, but there is a little bit of steep terrain in 2 spots. We have rope railings on the trail to assist with getting up and down in those spots, but guests who have bad knees, hips, or other difficulties with uneven or steep terrain should be aware.
Snow shoeing and winter hiking in the white mountains
Snowshoeing in the beautiful White Mountains just outside of New Hampshire. On our excursion you will climb Sabattus Mountain in picturesque Lovell Maine. Just 30 minutes outside of North Conway New Hampshire. Sabattus Mt. Provides A grand view with very little effort. This hike also provides a chance to see local wildlife, and enjoy a beautiful winter wonderland, With the help and security of a knowledgeable, well trained, well equiped guide. Other things to note: This hike is what I do with most groups. If you feel that it would be too strenuous for your group or you would like something more challenging I can accommodate you. If you see dates that aren’t available I may be able to do a different date. Feel free to reach out to me. This is dog friendly as long as the dog is under physical and verbal control at all times.

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Ride a OneWheel through the Lakes Region of Central Maine
Ride a OneWheel through the backwoods of Maine! Enjoy riding these unique and exciting electric skateboards through miles of smooth, paved roads that wind past lakes, streams, and forests in Central Maine's Belgrade Lakes Region. You might be surprised how easy it is to catch on, as the board has a self-leveling feature. (Board sport experience does help!) Each ride includes an introductory briefing/ safety lesson, and helmets are provided/ required.
German Shepherd Large Pack Hike
Enjoy the true outdoors with an easy 1.5 mile private nature hike hosted by a pack of loose, well trained German Shepherd Dogs. The hike starts at our farm in coastal Maine and wanders through a network of trails winding through a natural wild Maine forest along streams and through meadows. You will be hiking with a large pack of (5 to 12) loose german shepherd dogs of various ages and they will be wanting to engage you to play and have you s or pet them. Along the walk, there will be wooden bridges over streams, soft forest trails, sometimes mud puddles and slippery footing. Throughout our adventure you will learn tips on hiking with a pack and the way they communicate and what their body language means. Once we return there will be bathroom facilities, snacks and beverages. We will also talk about how we raise and imprint our young shepherds and prepare them as family companions or for Show. Your hosts for the nature walk will be either Jennifer, Katie, or all. We began offering pack walks at our open house for our German Shepherd Breeding program, and because of the enthusiasm and popularity, we decided to host this event through Airbnb. This hike is a carefully selected pack of our own German Shepherds. We do not allow visiting dogs to join on the pack hike. Children under two years old are FREE
Snowshoe tour up Mountain & Champagne
Winter time is a wonderful season to experience snow shoeing on the trails. We will meet at the base of Jockey Cap Mountain. Quinns Country Store is located next to parking which has fresh hot/cold breakfast items and coffee. We then strap on our snow shoes, adjust our poles (both included)and instructions on how to use. The hike is going to be a slight incline up Jockey Cap Mountain then decline on the return.(45-1hr round trip) I will take you on a guided tour up Jockey Cap Mountain. At summit I will provide a champagne toast(I can substitute for any N/A beverage) We will head back down where guest are free to leave or check out Saco River Brewery directly across street. Other things to note Kid friendly Dog friendly All age friendly Moderate workout
Relaxing Day Cruise With Lobster
You will find your Captain down at the Belfast City Harbor Dock aboard the Back and Forth, a traditional 28ft wooden lobster boat, the perfect iconic vessel to take a cruise in Mid-Coast Maine. You can relax in one of the captains chairs as we take a short tour around Belfast harbor where we can chat about Belfast and it's activities. We will cruise over to Young's lobster pound, tie up and the captain will take you into one of Maine's most iconic Lobster pounds. It gets extremely busy, so an order of lobster rolls will be waiting for us. But there is no rush, take time to check out the lobster tanks, take some pictures and just soak up the energy of the place. Back down on the boat, we will cruise out into the bay. You can bask in the serenity, take photos & we can chat about everything or nothing. The Captains have endless stories about Belfast, from great whites to the gigantic sunfish spotted last season and even stories of hidden treasure out on one of the 200 islands of Penobscot Bay. Your Captain will get you out to a perfect spot where you can drift gently and take it all in.
Bangor, Maine ice fishing adventure
Price is per group. Maximum of 3. You'll experience something unique to the Maine great outdoors. Icefishing is an exciting way to spend a day experiencing the Maine way. You'll be comfortable in a heated shelter with warm drinks and good food. Catching a fish is the icing on the cake. Client must have a valid Maine fishing license.
Portland & Peaks Isle Bike & ferry trip
We will start by sizing you up on the bikes at the first Civic monument at Portland’s East End. Once we are ready; we will take a warm up roll on the scenic eastern promenade trail. We will take a brief tour of the waterfront warfs, then roll up through the old port towards Congress street. When we reach Congress we will talk about Portland history and architecture while taking a leisurely stroll through the Victorian west end. When we reach the western promenade; we'll start heading back towards the port where we will catch the ferry towards peaks island! Aboard the ferry we can talk some maritime history and enjoy a beverage before we hit the island. After our beer break ends on the ferry; we will take a beautiful and scenic ride around the island while telling stories about the island's unique history and place within the city of Portland. Our outing will end on the island before we head back to the peninsula! Other things to note We will be gone about 3-4 hours and won't eat until the end, so bring snacks
Donkey Walk
Join naturalist, Bones, and her two donkey buddies, Fish and Sully, for an afternoon stroll along the beautiful Presumpscot River! We will start your adventure by getting to know these two adorable characters who will immediately lower your blood pressure just by being in their presence. These guys are chill. Bones will then fill you in on some donkey facts, behaviors, why these ‘mini’ donks are so small, what they love and how to best care for them. After making sure everyone is comfortable and ready for an adventure, we will then grab our day packs with the delicious picnics we have packed ourselves ( hopefully including Fish and Sullies favorites such as fig newtons, tortilla chips or carrots ) and head off towards the river. Nature lovers may want to bring a pair of binoculars and adventurous types might throw in a bathing suit and towel. Our Donkey Walks are more of a leisurely stroll than a hike. A mosey really. Lots of time to share stories, identify mushrooms and animal tracks, jump in the river, and just enjoy the forest and river. Usually we make it as far as the falls by a lake before turning around after the picnic for a total walking distance of around 1.5 miles. There are a couple of steep sections so this hike may not be for everyone. Our Donkeys absolutely love walking with new friends and we can almost guarantee you will experience similar ecstasy!
Marginal Way Birdwatch and Ocean Walk
We will be birdwatching at a local birding (and eBird) Hotspot at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, ME. The site borders the ocean and provides visitors first-hand experience with Northern New England's rocky coast. A paved walkway with excellent footing (although can be snowy and icy in winter) called the Marginal Way is elevated approximate 30 ft above sealevel and affords great viewing of ducks, grebes, loons, gulls, cormorants, and more. I will lead you to view points for locating, observing, and identifying the diverse birds that Winter here. I will let you identify the birds yourself, or provide identification coaching, or answers depending on your preference. We will look for the handsome Harlequin Duck and we build a large list of species that we observe and this list will be submitted to the eBird database of bird observations for scientific usage. Other species include scoters, grebes, loons, gannets, and razorbills. If you do not see a date and time fits your schedule, send an inquiry or request to me. I might be able to make the schedule work for you or your group. Inquire about these other related AirBNB Experiences offered in the region Birding the Middlesex Fells (Boston, MA), Plum Island Birding (Newburyport, MA), Biddeford Pool Birdwatching (Biddeford, ME), Mt. Washington Valley (North Conway, NH)
Breathtaking Sunset Cruise With Lobster
You will find your Captain down at the Belfast City Harbor Dock aboard the Back and Forth, a traditional 28ft wooden lobster boat, the perfect iconic vessel to take a Sunset cruise in Mid-Coast Maine. Bring along your beverage of choice and relax in one of the captains chairs as we take a short tour around Belfast harbor where we can chat about Belfast and it's activities. We will cruise over to Young's lobster pound, tie up and the captain will take you into one of Maine's most iconic Lobster pounds. It gets extremely busy, so an order of lobster rolls will be waiting for us. But there is no rush, take time to check out the lobster tanks, take some pictures and just soak up the energy of the place. Back down on the boat, we will cruise out into the bay. You can bask in the serenity, take photos, drink, eat and we can chat about everything or nothing. The Captains have endless stories about Belfast, from great whites to the gigantic sunfish spotted last season and even stories of hidden treasure out on one of the 200 islands of Penobscot Bay. The whole trip will take about 2 hours and will get you back just after sunset.
Become a Body Positive Work of Art w/ Portland Painter
It's time to breakup w/ shame and self-criticism with art that centers your most fierce & loving self. On the day of, you'll be greeted at the front door and guided up to the third floor apartment where my studio is located in a private section of the home. Over tea or bubbly, we'll chat what led you to book this experience, the kind of the art you want to make, & anything else you want me to know. Next, you'll slip into a robe (whatever state of undress you choose beneath that is up to you) and will be guided through a short meditation to set the tone before getting started. The painting process is broken up into two steps: 1. You’ll be led through three shorts poses personalized to you. I'll sketch each one while we chat, laugh or listen to your favorite album. When we're finished, you’ll choose your favorite sketch to become a painting. 2. Next, you go back into posing while I develop your painting -- you'll get to watch, as your painting comes together, and offer any feedback or requests. You’ll leave feeling wildly alive, affirmed in your skin, and amazed at what you're capable of. Your painting will ship within a week of the experience after it's been completed, sealed and matted. It ships with insurance coverage in a custom box, ready to pop in a frame and hang on your wall -- a reminder to be kind and loving toward yourself, body and mind.
Private intro to ocean fishing for beginners and families
Bring the whole family as we jig and troll our way across the ledges and around the rocky islands of Casco Bay targeting Mackerel, Pollock, Cod, Cunner and other more elusive groundfish species. Our 2 hour fishing trips are available for up to 4 anglers of all skill levels, especially beginners who want an introduction to saltwater fishing. Suitable for ages 5+
City of Ships Walking Tour, Downtown to Uptown with a Local
Bath - a small Maine town with a big American story. Guests will get a fun and fascinating walking tour of Bath - once the fourth largest seaport in America, now a quaint, picturesque, vibrant town on the banks of the Kennebec River. In this immersive, interactive tour, we'll travel through 400+ years of history by seeing where it took place, hearing unique stories, and uncovering hidden gems. A "big" small town - Bath has the best of all worlds. Store owners greet you by name, wine shop stocks your favorites, unique boutiques, secret staircases and historic tunnels. All alongside Bath Iron Works shipyard and a spectacular waterfront park - bookends to the history of the City of Ships. Pre- or post-game at our local brewery, cafe or wood-fired pizza place. Get set up for a picnic at the nearby ponds or beaches. We will make sure you get the best of Bath and the surrounding Midcoast area. I am very flexible on dates and times, so drop me a note if you want to schedule a custom tour. You can also book my Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour: Homes of Sea Captains and Shipbuilders for the full Bath experience!
Guided Sunset tour on Sebago Lake by Kayak
Join us on this fun and relaxing adventure, in the center of a natural Maine setting. This tour explores the water-carved bends and twists of a meandering stream unveiling local wildlife in its natural habitat. This tour will continue to the northern end of Sebago Lake as you paddle alongside lakeside cottages, boats, and manmade canals. Here, you will get a panoramic view of the sun as it sets behind the tall green pines. Along the way the Registered Maine Guide will share in local stories that make the scene come alive! This outing requires no previous experience and is an easy and relaxed paddle. Other things to note: A signed waiver is required This tour starts and ends in the same location. Ride shares, including Uber and Lyft are not available in Raymond Maine. Taxi services are available when booked in advance. Gratuity not included in ticket price
A Walk Through Time in Portland Tour
Celebrating 200+ years of history in Portland, Maine 2020 marks the bicentennial birthday of the Pine Tree State! Your tour begins in Commercial St and continues for 2 hours through the historic Old Port, downtown and waterfront areas, sharing highlights of Portland’s history since 1820 and as far back as 1632. The narrative is shared by highly trained guides with a passion for local history, sights and landmarks. They’ll bring history alive on this leisurely, scenic stroll. Some of the locations we MAY feature on your tour include; the lobsterman’s statue featured at the World’s Fair, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow and his place of worship, the Eastern Cemetery, the 3rd oldest Abyssinian Church in the U.S, several underground railroad markers, and more!
Biddeford Pool Birdwatching
We will be birdwatching at the stunningly beautiful Biddeford Pool for exciting migrant and coastal birds. I will lead you to birding hotspots and view points for locating, observing, and identifying the diverse birds in the area. I will let you identify the birds yourself, or provide identification tips or answers depending on your preference. Identification by birdsong and call lessons is also offered. We will attempt to build a large list of species that we observe and this list will be submitted to the eBird database of bird observations for scientific usage. If you do not see a date and time fits your schedule, send an inquiry or request to me. I might be able to make the schedule work for you or your group. Other related AirBNB Experiences offered in the region are Marginal Way Birding (Ogunquit, ME), Birding the Middlesex Fells (Boston, MA), Plum Island Birding (Newburyport, MA), Coastal NH Birdwatching (Portsmouth, NH) Mt. Washington Valley (North Conway, NH) Any of these can be substituted or scheduled. Inquire to find out. Note: Dress for field birding conditions. Count on lower temperatures and stiffer winds than inland. Trip provides 2-hr experience (ask about extending your experience).
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