Maine Lighthouse Weekend

Disconnect for some relaxation and rejuvenation at one of the most iconic Maine locations imaginable — Whitehead Light Station — an authentic working lighthouse in Penobscot Bay. Your 4-day, 3-night adventure includes everything from sunrise and sunset cruises, lighthouse history, island exploration, and lobster bakes, to a bit of kayaking and the opportunity to try your hand at digging a few clams, all with an adequate amount of downtime to recenter yourself.

Maine Lighthouse Weekend

When: Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18

Itinerary (tentative — varies with weather)

Day 1 (September 15)

Arrival, with snacks and beverages
Settle in and enjoy some free time
Welcome talk by editor of Down East, followed by appetizers and wine
Dinner with editors of the magazine
Free evening to explore or get to know each other

Day 2 (September 16)

Kayak tour of Seal Harbor (with two guides)
Picnic lunch on a neighboring uninhabited island
Free time to explore the island
Digging clams and mussels at low tide
Appetizers on sunset cruise
Dinner & dessert back at the lighthouse

Day 3 (September 17)

Sunrise boat excursion (subject to weather)
Nature walk (including discovery of edibles on the island)
Free time
Free time
Learn about the history of New England lighthouses & keepers with Jeremy D’Entremont, with part on the 300th anniversary of our nation’s first lighthouse, Boston Light.
Lobster Bake, camp fire, star gazing, and smores, all under a full moon

Day 4 (September 18)

Sunrise cruise
Lighthouse learning session with Jeremy D’Entremont
Free time and packing
Head back to the mainland by early afternoon

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.


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