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Strange and Uniquely Maine Tour

Take an adventure in rural Maine and visit our local Amish community, drink wood fire brewed beer, ride a rail bike, and harvest our own Maine clams. We will end our time with our own Lobster Feast and Bean Hole Beans.

June 8 – June 10 (Friday afternoon – Sunday afternoon)
and
June 29 – July 1
(Friday afternoon – Sunday afternoon).
$500  Last day to register is June 1, 2018.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Register Today! Spaces are limited!

Day I

After checking in to your comfortable campus accommodations, gather with your fellow travelers for a top notch wine and hors d’oeuvres social. Then tour the local animals, such as heritage breed sheep and goats. Travelers can also choose to take self-guided hikes. Trails and wildlife abound around campus.

Day II

Kick off the day with a continental breakfast, followed by a tour of our local Amish community stores. Enjoy freshly made Amish donuts and sample prepared meats and cheeses from the famous Charcuterie. Then meet fluffy Alpacas and see how these adorable creatures provide those of us in Northern climates with warm sweaters and incredibly soft accessories.

Lunch will feature classic Maine dishes, such as Lobster Rolls, and we will learn how to make Bean Hole Beans around Unity’s Fire Circle.

Nearby in Liberty, we will experience some very unique Maine businesses and shops. You can learn about the history of tools, while seeing antiques and fine artwork all under the same roof or shop for environmentally conscious unusual independently designed t-shirts. If charming New England towns are not your speed and you wish to see more glorious scenery, a hike to Haystack Mountain can be arranged. This is not your typical tourist experience!

The evening will conclude amongst your companions in the best possible way with wood fire brewed beer, local fare, and live music.

Day III

Wake up to a warm breakfast and get ready for an experience unlike any other, Rail Biking! Imagine yourself pedaling down train tracks in the backwoods of Maine. Then we will travel to the scenic coast of Maine to get down and dirty digging for clams. These will be brought back to campus, where we will learn how to steam them and prepare them for lunch.

Be Advised: 

  • Tour groups have been kept small, so register early.
  • The Unity College dining staff is masterful when it comes to accommodating dietary restrictions, but we need to know what those are in advance of your visit.
  • Adjustments to Tour itineraries may be made due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Participants must be in good health and be able to participate in various activities not limited to hiking, paddling, and wilderness navigation.
  • Once you register, an email will be sent with more details about times, directions, and what to pack.
  • With the exception of the Katahdin Tour and Penobscot Tour, which has one night of camping, all other tours will spend the night on campus in comfortable residence halls.
  • Cancellations can be made up to one month prior to the tour, but there is a non-refundable $200 fee. If Unity College cancels for any reason, a refund will be made in full.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Transportation can be provided for an additional $50 to and from the Bangor Airport, $75 for the Portland Airport, and $25 for the Augusta Airport.
  • Unity College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, national origin, age, or disability. However, please be aware that due to the nature of some activities we cannot adequately accommodate those who are not physically capable of participating.

For groups of 10+, please contact 207-509-7121.