Cabbage Island Clambake
Let’s spend a perfect summer day on the coast enjoying quintessential Maine! We’re headed down the Boothbay Peninsula where the world class Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens beckon. The Gardens has become one of Maine’s top attractions and one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country. Its exquisite gardens, dramatic and compelling natural landscape—including nearly a mile of tidal saltwater frontage—make it ever-changing, endlessly captivating and thoroughly unique (mainegardens.org). We’ll enjoy a docent led highlights tour with time to explore on your own. Early afternoon will find us aboard the Bennie Alice bound for Cabbage Island. Getting there is half the fun as this one –hour narrated journey takes us past several lighthouses and miles of iconic coastline. Once on the island, Cabbage Island guests are treated to a traditional Downeast clambake including fish chowder, two lobsters, clams, golden corn on the cob, potato, onion, a hard steamed egg and Maine's finest blueberry cake. Clambakes are cooked in traditional fashion - steamed over open fires between thick layers of seaweed. After you enjoy your meal, take time to explore the natural beauty of Cabbage Island. Whether lounging under the shade of the great oak tree or exploring the wooded trails to Hawk Point, Cabbage Island's beauty has attracted artists and those seeking a peaceful reprieve for years (Cabbageislandclambake.com). We’ll round out the day with free time in Boothbay Harbor before heading home. Registration fee includes motor coach transportation, garden admission and tour, and clambake. Deadline to register is June 15th. No refunds will be issued after that date.
Saturday August 1
Depart 8:00 a.m., Waterville Sr. High School; 7:45 p.m. Return
Depart 8:45 a.m., Gardiner (Park and Ride, I-95 Exit 102); 7:00 p.m. Return
Registration fee: $149.00 per person
Fall time in Quebec City
Treat yourself to a special trip this fall with three fun-filled days in Quebec City. North America’s only walled city, with its old-world architecture and cobblestone streets, will remind you of a typical European village. This World Heritage site offers a host of activities and attractions!
Trip highlights include:
Guided tour of Morrin Centre - a National Historic Site built over 200 years ago to house a prison, it is now home to one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Visitors will discover a hidden part of the city’s history by exploring the building’s past.
Dinner at Aux Anciens Canadien - internationally known for its fine cuisine and warm hospitality. We’ll enjoy typical Quebec cuisine topped off with maple syrup pie.
Guided city tour with Marie-Pierre from Nomad Tours, a local guide who will bring Quebec’s culture and history alive. This three-hour riding/walking tour includes visits to the top sites including Notre Dame Basilica.
Visit to the Museum of Civilization, housing an expansive array of exhibits related to Quebec history and culture.
Afternoon tea at the Chateau Frontenac, the city’s most famous landmark. Tea, sandwiches, scones, and pastries will enhance your visit to this castle-like destination.
Visit the Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio and Museum and witness how a passionate artisan brings copper to life. You will see the life of Christ told in copper panels and have the opportunity to create your own copper keepsake.
Visit Boulangerie Chez Marie, where the bread is baked daily in ancestral ovens and served with delicious maple products.
Visit Basilica Sainte Anne De Beaupre, inspiring thousands of pilgrims each year with stories of healing.
Ride a cable car to the top of Montmorency Falls and enjoy a guided tour of the area.
Enjoy a unique French Canadian sugar shack dinner complete with musical entertainment at La Cabana Pierre, a traditional sugar farm in the heart of Quebec’s “maple bush”.
Our accommodations for the weekend are in the heart of downtown Quebec City, just a short distance from the city’s historic district and fortifications. Rated 4-stars, Hotel Palace Royal welcomes guests in an environment where coziness meets high standards. The hotel provides many on-site amenities including an indoor garden with swimming pool and palm trees, elegant guest rooms with city views and a renowned steak house.
Registration fee includes motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations (two nights), two breakfast buffets, two dinners, afternoon tea, city tour, all museum/activity tickets. Deadline to register is coming soon. No refunds will be issued after this date.
U.S. Customs requires that all citizens have a passport when crossing the border. You must bring a passport for this trip.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday October 30, 31, & November 1, 2020
Depart 9:00 am from Hannafords Gardiner; 10:15 pm Return
Depart 9:45 am from Waterville Sr. High; 9:30 pm Return
$649.00 per person based on double occupancy