Relax and rejuvenate at the iconic Whitehead Light Station. This weekend includes cruises, lighthouse history, island exploration, lobster bakes, kayaking, and even clam digging, all with comfortable downtime to recenter yourself.
This special weekend will kick off with a welcome talk by the editor of Down East followed by appetizers, and Allagash beer tasting, and dinner. We’ll get you oriented to the lighthouse and discuss the exciting schedule for the days ahead.
Start the day with breakfast then a picturesque kayak tour of Seal Harbor led by two professional guides. We’ll pack a picnic lunch for a nearby uninhabited island and have time to explore or relax. Later in the day, learn how to dig for clams and harvest mussels before an evening of appetizers, dinner, and dessert at the lighthouse.
We’ll watch the sunrise from a boat, have breakfast, and then explore the nature of the island (including edible plants) with a guided walk. There will be free time and a leisurely lunch followed by a workshop or guest speaker selected by the editors of Down East based on their breadth of knowledge and experience of Maine, from scientists to artists, Maine guides to historians. We’ll cap off the day with a lobster bake, campfire, star gazing, and s’mores.
We’ll kick off the day early with another sunrise cruise followed by breakfast. This morning will feature a special workshop or guest speaker(s) (TBA) selected by the editors of Down East. After lunch, we will head back to the mainland for departure.
Please understand many of the activities including sunrise and sunset cruises are subject to weather and could result in shifts in the schedule or be cancelled if necessary.