Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Walking and Hiking Opportunities

I am just about as sick of the rain as I am listening to people complain about the rain. I do wish I could look out and watch people swimming in the pool instead of looking at the cover on it.

One of things that I like to suggest for our Room Guests to do is take advantage of the many Hiking Trails in Harpswell. The Cliff Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail that crosses the highest point in Harpswell. For many the highlight of this trail is the two "fairy house" zones and the view from the 150ft cliff overlooking Long Reach.This property can be accessed behind the Town Hall. Another favorite is the Giant Stairs on Bailey Island. This is a 1/4 mile shore walk with spectacular views of the Atlanic Ocean. The Giant Stairs are formed by erosion of an intrusive volcanic dike. If you still have some ambition left there is the Long Reach Preserve, Thalheimer Farm, Austin Cary Lot, and Mitchell Field which is a 116 acre property with rocky beach access by foot.

Congratulations to Barry and Mary Alice O'Niel in the photo above celebrating their 53rd Anniversary at the Log Cabin.

On my way into the Kitchen to make some Mango Sherbert.