Unique things to do in Maine
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Unique things to do in Maine

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German Shepherd Large Pack Hike
Enjoy the true outdoors with an easy 3/4 - 1 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. You will be hiking with a large pack of (5 to 12) loose german shepherd dogs of various ages who will want attention along the way! On the walk there are soft forest trails, sometimes mud puddles and slippery footing. Throughout our adventure you will learn tips on hiking with a pack of German Shepherds 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. Your hosts for the nature walk will be either Jennifer, Katie, or both! 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
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.
Create a small wooden bowl
I can take up to 2 people per class and we will make ONE wood bowl together. I will start by showing a couple of videos of what we will be doing, followed by safety instructions before we dive in. No prior experience is required. I provide active hands-on instruction, demonstrations and enthusiastic encouragement. You will make all the creative decisions of wood type, bowl shape and size etc. I offer a selection of woods to choose from including locally harvested hardwoods purchased from me directly on the day of the class. NOTE! I can schedule this event any time or day - just let me know what day or time you want. Other things to note: Plan on getting covered in shavings! Wear work clothes and roll up long sleeves, remove watches and bracelets and long hair must be tied back. I will provide all safety equipment and advice. A materials fee of $12 to $30 covers the wood blank.
Guided Sunset tour on Sebago Lake by Kayak
Set out on an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders of Maine on this two-hour kayak tour. Discover the serene beauty of water-carved bends and meandering streams, where local wildlife thrives against a backdrop of rustic charm. As we embark on our journey, we'll navigate the gentle twists and turns of a meandering stream, revealing the untouched beauty. Let the tranquil waters carry you along as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the natural world. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable Registered Maine Guide will regal you with captivating stories, bringing the scene to life with native lore and insights. Surrounded by panoramic views we pause and marvel as the sun sets behind the Towering pines. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a complete beginner, rest assured this outing requires no previous experience - just a sense of adventure and a desire to unwind. Other things to note: A signed waiver is required This tour starts and ends in the same location. Unfortunately, ride share services are unreliable in this area, and we would strongly recommend other forms of transportation to/from this tour. Gratuity not included in ticket price
Come Sail with Us
Guests will board from the dock and we will take a tour of the boat, briefly discuss safe sailing practices and answer any questions. We will sail on the Saco River into Saco Bay and view Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford Pool & Old Orchard Beach. We will keep on the look out for marine wildlife. We have seen seals, porpoises, sharks and even whales. We will return to the same dock on which the guests boarded.

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Forest Walk with Corgis and Fairies Houses
Take a rest from the stress of the modern world and get ready to fall in love with group of energetic fun seeking Corgis as they take you on a unique journey to a special place where you find hidden dwellings and discover the secret treasure chests. BlissWood Forest is located in Coastal Maine one hour south of Acadia National Park. You will arrive at Corgi Bliss, in the town of Penobscot, on the edge of the forest. There you will meet your hosts, the Corgis along with Jennifer or Katie. Drinks will be offered, as well as a discussion about safety while walking with the corgis . We will set off on our journey through the fields, and into BlissWood Forest. The easy half-mile hike is well maintained and goes at a leisurely pace. The loose Corgis will be scurrying about ahead as they sniff the ground and try to pick up the scent of pixie dust. Help the Corgis find the hidden treasure chests and secret swellings along the path. We pause a lot for selfies, kisses and cuddles from the animals. Then we loop down the trail and return to Corgi Bliss, where drinks and snacks are to be had before saying our goodbyes. We will be outdoors in the fresh air and forest, wear layered clothing and shoes that protect your feet from the elements. Enjoy the earthy smells and forest sounds, and the corgis. For safety, only our dogs can join us on this hike. Children under two years are FREE!
German Shepherd Large Pack Hike
Enjoy the true outdoors with an easy 3/4 - 1 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. You will be hiking with a large pack of (5 to 12) loose german shepherd dogs of various ages who will want attention along the way! On the walk there are soft forest trails, sometimes mud puddles and slippery footing. Throughout our adventure you will learn tips on hiking with a pack of German Shepherds 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. Your hosts for the nature walk will be either Jennifer, Katie, or both! 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
Lighthouse Sailing Tour
Take a sailboat tour around Muscongus Bay to see a unique perspective of a local lighthouse: from the water on a sailboat. Our boat, s/v Shearwater, is a classic plastic New England designed Pearson 10M. She is a comfortable live-aboard cruiser named for the birds that followed my wife and I across the Atlantic ocean during our voyage in 2022. Our trip will start from the Friendship Townlanding and head out into Muscongus Bay as we make our way out to Franklin Lighthouse. Along the way enjoy sites of the beautiful Maine coast and the occasional harbor seal!
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.
Sunset Sail
Guests will board from the dock and we will take a tour of the boat, briefly discuss safe sailing practices and answer any questions. We will sail on the Saco River into Saco Bay and view Wood Island Lighthouse, Biddeford Pool & Old Orchard Beach. We will keep on the look out for marine wildlife. We have seen seals, porpoises, sharks and even whales. We will watch the sun set and after return to the same dock on which the guests boarded.
Lobster Fishing Tour/deep sea fishing-kids and pet friendly
(Now offering a SUNRISE tour off the coast of Bar harbor ) cozy blankets and coffee for you and your family. The lobster fishing and pole fishing tour: ONLY BOOK ONE PERSON FOR GROUP (the cost will be 700$ total for up to 6 people) This is a private charter. It is a set cost no matter how many people in your group.Book the group price and you can take up to 5 more people with you. The tour can be adjusted and customized to whatever you desire for 3 hrs. If you just want a sightseeing cruise to sit back and relax I can accommodate that. If you want to rod and reel fish for 3 hrs we can do that also. However if you want to follow my usual tour I do It’s 3 hour boat tour on a real Maine lobster boat with a 3rd generation fisherman. We will be sight seeing, looking at seals, some rod and reel fishing for mackeral and Polluck, then Haul lobster traps with a full explanation.. You will be able to learn the trade, hands on measuring and banding lobsters. Licenses are covered under the boats operator permits and all equipment is provided Sightseeing with narration along the trip viewing a lighthouse and harbor seals! Possibly take some lobsters home with you at the end if we catch some! NOTE- if you select a tour for Sundays,Taking home lobster is not allowed. We can haul traps and look at lobsters but cannot take them. They have to be tossed back in the ocean.
Private oyster farm tour & shucking class on the water
Join Captain Joe for a relaxing private boat cruise over to our oyster farm where you will shuck and slurp oysters straight out of the water, and learn about our Shellfish Reef Restoration project. Feel free to bring along snacks and your favorite drink. I’ll make sure we have plenty of oysters and all the fixings for our favorite rum cocktail! This trip lasts 1.5-2 hours and is available for up to 6 people . Kids of all ages are welcome to come but I find that children ages 9+ get the most enjoyment out of this type of trip. I have a similar aquaculture trip that is designed for kids aged 4-13 if you are looking for a more family-friendly activity. I only host private groups and the total price including all fees is: $255 for up to 3 people, plus $85 for each additional person up to 6 max.
Create a small wooden bowl
I can take up to 2 people per class and we will make ONE wood bowl together. I will start by showing a couple of videos of what we will be doing, followed by safety instructions before we dive in. No prior experience is required. I provide active hands-on instruction, demonstrations and enthusiastic encouragement. You will make all the creative decisions of wood type, bowl shape and size etc. I offer a selection of woods to choose from including locally harvested hardwoods purchased from me directly on the day of the class. NOTE! I can schedule this event any time or day - just let me know what day or time you want. Other things to note: Plan on getting covered in shavings! Wear work clothes and roll up long sleeves, remove watches and bracelets and long hair must be tied back. I will provide all safety equipment and advice. A materials fee of $12 to $30 covers the wood blank.
Fall Foliage Covered Bridge Tour by Kayak
This kayak tour will start at a local public kayak launch, with a brief lesson and safety demonstration. The tour will continue through the natural waterways as we spot wildlife against the primitive landscape. As we paddle alongside parks, canals, wooded shorelines, you'll take part in local stories and Maine made snacks. As we come to Babb's Bridge we will have ample opportunity for exploration, taking photos and stretching our legs! Other things to note A signed liability waiver is required
Guided Sunset tour on Sebago Lake by Kayak
Set out on an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders of Maine on this two-hour kayak tour. Discover the serene beauty of water-carved bends and meandering streams, where local wildlife thrives against a backdrop of rustic charm. As we embark on our journey, we'll navigate the gentle twists and turns of a meandering stream, revealing the untouched beauty. Let the tranquil waters carry you along as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the natural world. Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable Registered Maine Guide will regal you with captivating stories, bringing the scene to life with native lore and insights. Surrounded by panoramic views we pause and marvel as the sun sets behind the Towering pines. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or a complete beginner, rest assured this outing requires no previous experience - just a sense of adventure and a desire to unwind. Other things to note: A signed waiver is required This tour starts and ends in the same location. Unfortunately, ride share services are unreliable in this area, and we would strongly recommend other forms of transportation to/from this tour. Gratuity not included in ticket price
Learn How to Shuck An Oyster
Each experience includes 12 oysters & toppings including lemon, cocktail sauce, hot sauce and our chef's homemade mignonette! Shucking knives and gloves are provided for use during the class. You will be greeted by a knowledgeable member of our Boom Shuck-a-Lucka team, a group passionate individuals all oyster farmers themselves. We will provide detailed step by step instruction on how to shuck an oyster. Participants will then start shucking & we will continue to work 1 on 1 with you as needed. In addition to learning how to shuck we will educate & hopefully entertain on the history of Maine oysters & our growing aquaculture industry. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase as well.
Rare Bourbon Tasting / Cocktail Class
Each guest will make two Bourbon cocktails (in their choice of style: Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or Sazerac). Each will use a very rare and expensive bourbon, (Which will include 2 of the following: EH Taylor, Elijah Craig 18yr, Weller full proof, Elmer T Lee, Blanton's or Stagg Jr.) a special vermouth, or syrup and a bitters made in the location of the tasting. Each guest will taste the rare bourbon, vermouth / syrup , and bitters independently of each other. There will be a tasting and discussion. There will also be a tour of the bitters making facility where the class is being held.
Stroll through the rows of flowers to snip a bouquet
Arrive to our micro flower farm tucked at the end of a dead end road just 30 minutes from Portland. You will be able to walk around our flower farm and snip stems to make a bouquet of your very own. Once you have instruction, proper cutting snips and a jar of cold water you are on your own. Take as long as you would like and enjoy the buzzing bees and chirping birds in our small corner of the world.
Fort Knox Nature Cruise - Guided Tour
We can only list certain times on Airbnb, simply search The Back & Forth Belfast to see all 12 of our offerings and options to book different times. You will meet you Captain and Guide down at the Bucksport Commercial dock behind Warrens Restaurant in Bucksport, feel free to bring along drinks and snacks and settle in as we cruise Bucksport harbor before setting off into the Penobscot bay! Spot eagles, seals and an array of wildlife and learn about the history of the grand Fort before setting off into the scenic Penobscot water ways! Depending on the tide and the time of day the tour will take you either up the Penobscot River to a secret inlet that used to be a quarry 100 years ago. The area is teeming with local wildlife and endless plants, flowers and native trees. Alternatively you will circumnavigate Verona Island, going under the epic Penobscot narrows bridge you will approach Odin's ledge where seals often hang out taking in the sea breeze. Short History of Fort Knox - The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800s. It is America's first fort named after Major General Henry Knox located on 144 acres of Maine State Park overlooking the Penobscot River across from Bucksport.
Two Hour Lighthouse Bike Tour Along thte Scenic Maine Coast
Lighthouse Bikes offers bicycle tours, close to a paved trail that connects the lighthouses of South Portland. Join us for a historic tour by bike to learn more about the rich history of this area while enjoying a leisurely ride! All bikes are classic Worksman cruisers with comfortable seats, handmade baskets perfect for picnicking and pedal brakes. Our tours cover topics from shipbuilding in Maine, to the local ecology, the history of the lighthouses and insider tips for folks new to the area. The ride is mostly flat and covers five miles.
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