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A Day in the City: Boston's North End


with Kelli Park

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Discover the beauty of Boston’s North End this holiday season! Let’s enjoy a guided tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which was designed in the style of a 15-century Venetian palace and houses an extensive international art collection. After we tour the museum, we’ll explore the North End! Make the most of your afternoon in the city: follow the Freedom Trail and learn about historic sights, do some holiday shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, or discover the flavors of Little Italy! Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a day in the city (without the hassle of driving and parking)! Museum admission included. Lunch and other admissions are not included. Please wear layers and comfortable shoes for walking. 

Foliage Ramble & Wokking


with Chris Toy

Calendar Sep 30, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join Chris for a foliage ramble in the Maine woods to Bradbury Mountain State Park where we will be greeted by a park ranger who will give us a guided tour including the park’s history of flora and fauna during our hike. We’ll enjoy the great outdoors, one another’s company and an outdoor cooking lesson together at the summit. Please dress appropriately,  wear closed-toed walking shoes (no sandals). Please bring a daypack, at least one liter of water, trail snacks, raincoat (if rain is forecasted) and trekking poles. Food and health forms will be required and sent to participants in advance of our trip. This trip is offered through Cumberland Recreation.

Gardens Aglow at Boothbay Botanical Gardens


with Cumberland Rec

Calendar Nov 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Join us for the largest light show in Maine! See hundreds of thousands of lights, strung through the upper gardens in a beautiful display. Dinner and snacks are available for purchase at the gardens. The Garden Café will be open with dinner and snack options throughout the grounds. Price includes entry to the garden and transportation.

Hobo Turkey Train


with Cumberland Rec

Calendar Oct 5, 2018

Back by popular demand!! Join us for a fun-filled scenic railroad ride along Lake Winnipesaukee. In addition to enjoying a scenic foliage ride through the mountains, enjoy a turkey dinner on the Hobo train as you travel the shoreline of the lake. Your delicious turkey dinner will be catered by the famous Harts Turkey Farm.

Shaker Village Tour


with Cumberland Rec

Calendar Sep 21, 2018

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum is located within the only active and functioning Shaker Community in the world. The museum was first organized in 1931 by Sisters Iona Sedgley and Ethel Peacock in hopes ofeducating the public at the “truths” of Shakerism. Join uson the tour as we explore this unique and sacred place of work and worship. Following the tour and visit, we willtravel to Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant for lunch (on yourown).

Strawbery Banke

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

Our annual fall trip will combine both the historic 10-acre living history museum of Strawbery Banke and the premier fall festival of New Hampshire in one location. Strawbery Banke offers visitors 300 years of history through its many restored buildings and the stories of the families who lived and worked there. Costumed role players, interpreters, and demonstrations by the numerous crafts people in Strawbery Banke offers a day to be remembered by visitors enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of an earlier time. New Hampshire’s premier fall festival held on the grounds of the museum is a traditional New England country fair complete with demonstrations by a shoemaker, gun maker, canvas rigger, horner, tinsmith, quilters, and weavers to name some of the occupations you will observe. Livestock exhibits and demonstrations by a sheepherder, animal wrangler, shepherds and herding dogs, and a rabbit warden will complete the day. Be sure to add this to your fall “must see” list!” Food and beverages are available at the Cafe located at the Welcome Center at Strawbery Banke or by taking a short walk into Portsmouth.

The Maine Bucket List: Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin with Chris Toy
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The Maine Bucket List: Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin with Chris Toy

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with Chris Toy

Calendar Sep 23, 2018

Mt. Katahdin is #2 on National Geographic’s top 10 summits worldwide! Check Baxter Park and Mt. Katahdin off your bucket list (weather permitting!) AND enjoy great camp cooking with Registered Maine Guide and chef Chris Toy for 3 days, Sept. 23 - Sept. 25. There will be a required meeting one month before the trip. This is a strenuous trip requiring uphill hiking for 6 hours at a stretch carrying a backpack weighing at least 12 lbs. Please note: Our group will stay together for the whole trip. We will gain the summit as a team or no one will.

Price: $175 (includes Registered Maine Guide, camping fees, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, and 1 lunch). Transportation is not included. 

For more information on how to register, please email Kelli at SPACE IS LIMITED! Sign up soon!

Tour of Berlin
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Tour of Berlin

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with Valeska Hornschild-Bear

Calendar Apr 14, 2019

Whether you are interested in history, art or culture, Berlin offers it all! Guided and organized by a native from Berlin – now living in Freeport, ME - you will dive into the city from day one, and bring back unforgettable memories. Everything will be organized for you, so you can relax, while absorbing the city's vibe.

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Come and join us for an informal and free Berlin Evening at the Freeport Library on September 20, 2018, at 7 p.m. On that night, Valeska Hornschild-Bear will talk about Berlin's history as well as the itineray ofthat trip. Everyone is welcome!

Click here for more detailed information about the trip, including the  itinerary and travel information! The cost of the trip is $1800, with airfare not included. Payments will be made directly to RSU5.

Please email Kelli at with questions! 

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