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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.
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
Create a small wooden bowl
Regarding Covid: I am fully vaccinated and boostered and I expect that you have have been vaccinated too. We will be working in close proximity for 3-4 hours. 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. My goal is for you to do 90% of the work. I offer a selection of woods to choose from including locally harvested cherry, maple, and other 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, 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.
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
Portsmouth - Explore Modern Street Art
We'll walk to each of the street murals, stop and check them out. Take pictures. I'll show you other places of interests as we make our way to each of the murals. This will be a one hour guided art walk. If you are new to Portsmouth NH, it's also a great way to scout the town for good food, music and watering holes while checking out downtown Street Art. Other things to note: Do you have questions? Ask them. Message me for specific availability dates/times. I may be able to accommodate a different date that works with your travel plans.

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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.
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!
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
Bangor, Maine ice fishing adventure
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.
Two Hour Lighthouse Bike Tour
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.
Oyster Shucking Class
Each experience includes 12 oysters and a draft pour of beer or Prosecco. Shucking knives and gloves are available to be purchased to take home with you. They will be greeted by a knowledgeable member of our Boom Shuck-a-Lucka team, a group passionate individuals some of whom are oyster farmers themselves. We will provide an overview and detailed step by step on how to shuck an oyster. Participants will then start shucking and we will work 1 on 1 with them to teach the skill. In addition to learning to shuck we will also educate on the history of Maine oysters & aquaculture. Our full menu of food & drink will be available for purchase as well.
Ultimate Portland Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour
Experience historic architecture, harbor views, and rich seaside culture with this driving tour of Portland, Maine! Cross the cobbled streets of Old Port, chock full of shops, restaurants, and bars, all complemented by the sparkling bay. Dive into the city’s long and embattled history at a church still sporting British cannonballs. See iconic Maine lighthouses and visit pristine beaches. Portland may be a small city, but it packs a big punch!
Craft Brewery hop in a vintage VW Bus
Explore the best craft breweries in Portsmouth. Good beer and good people – cruising in a Vintage VW Bus to the best breweries. We typically visit three: Liars Bench, Great Rhythm, Earth Eagle, and/or Portsmouth Brewery, Stoneface, Loaded Question, Cisco (subject to chance and availability without notice). *Guests pay for beer tastings at each location, anticipate between $10-12 in tastings per person per brewery. Coronavirus Update: Guests who are not vaccinated are required to wear masks while on the property of the breweries (both indoors and outdoors). Once seated, you can remove your mask. Thank you! Other things to note *Each guest will pay for beer tastings at the craft brewery destinations. *Don't see availability on my calendar? Message me 603.957.0172 for other available dates/times and larger groups, I may be able to make an accommodation for you!
Three Hour Lighthouse Bike Tour
Take a three-hour bicycle tour on the area lighthouses along the coast of Maine! Learn about the natural and cultural history of this area while cruising on 3-speed, Worksman bicycles, complete with comfortable seats, baskets for picnicking and pedal brakes. We will visit 3 lighthouses and see three more (depending on the fog). Lobster rolls available for lunch as an additional add-on!
Shucking Class on Coast of Maine
The ultimate Maine fall experience! Come learn how to shuck an oyster at Basecamp Lodge nestled within a quintessential mid-coastal Maine community an hour north of Portland! Watch local lobsterman boat by, meet our baby oysters in our salt water aquarium& learn about our industry, how farming works and more from Team Boom Shuck-a-Lucka.. all of us oyster farmers whom are passionate about what we do & the state of Maine! Each private class includes 12+ oysters, your own Maine Oyster Company engraved shucking knife, a set of gloves, complementary beverages & snacks! We can just shuck, we can experiment with how oyster pair with wine and/or maybe even grill a few with Chef Toddy's caramelized butter! By design we offer a very limited amount of experiences to ensure they stay unique, fun & exciting for our guests as well as ourselves! Stay as long as you would like after class to enjoy the community & our unique, special home.
Portland, Maine Brew Tour
During this time together we will try some amazing brews around Portland. I will guide us and give tips to all based on individual preferences. I am sure you will come out of this experience feeling you tried some of your favorite beer ever!
Two-Hour Mellow Lighthouse Bike Tour
On this two-hour coastal tour we will visit two lighthouses, a historic fort and a boat building memorial while riding our classic three speed cruiser bikes along a rail trail and seeing the natural beauty in this area. This is a 4 1/2 mile loop and is nearly all flat.
Create a small wooden bowl
Regarding Covid: I am fully vaccinated and boostered and I expect that you have have been vaccinated too. We will be working in close proximity for 3-4 hours. 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. My goal is for you to do 90% of the work. I offer a selection of woods to choose from including locally harvested cherry, maple, and other 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, 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.
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).
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
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