An amazing artistic creation is hiding in the wooded areas surrounding Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Danish artist, Thomas Dambo’s magical, mysterious, and mammoth recycled wood troll sculptures are waiting to be unearthed. These creative creations will help you discover new ways to lose-and find-yourself in the stillness of the forests as you wander the peaceful nature trails on a troll hunt. Don’t worry the trolls are friendly, but their message is something you’ll want to discover for yourself. As you find each troll, uncover their teachings and put the clues together to learn the secret of Guardians of the Seeds. This is a great chance to disconnect from the world, only to reconnect with the Earth.
We’ll continue our connection as we travel throughout the lovely coastal vistas of Maine while visiting spectacular, gleaming lighthouses, cruising along the bays, wandering quaint villages, taking scenic strolls, and enjoying delicious fresh, locally caught seafood.
This will be one of our intimate Specialized Van Tours. Let us know if you’re interested!
Day One: The Butterfly House
We’ll take a break on our trek to Maine at The Butterfly Place, a lovely indoor garden filled with hundreds of freely flying butterflies. It’s here where we’ll enjoy a picnic style lunch and wander along the winding pathways as various varieties of butterflies sip from flowers, bask in the sunshine and flitter beautifully around your head.
Day One: Ocean Gate Resort
We’ll have the pleasure of calling the Ocean Gate Resort our home for the next 4 nights, nestled among 33 acres of wooded pine trees and ocean view vistas, the perfect spot for rest and relaxation.
Kick back and relax in your waterview room with its classic Maine camp atmosphere.
Day Two: Troll Hunt
We spend the majority of the day on our search for trolls! Wander the forests of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden to unlock the secrets. Walk as much as you like and also spend some time among the beautiful grounds of the gardens.
*The five trolls are hidden deep in the woods with some requiring a lot of walking. The first trolls is in the central gardens, the others are in the woods about a half a mile from each other. To see all 5 trolls, the walk will be about 3 miles with some paths having uneven ground.
The signs at each troll will give you the clue needed to solve the puzzle and find the hidden seeds.
There is a shuttle available at the gardens for anyone to use but will only take you somewhat closer to the trolls. Walking is the best experience and as always, you can do as much or as little as you like. The first 2 trolls are the easiest to see and are the most accessible.
Day Two: Harbor Cruise
This afternoon, we relax on a harbor cruise with seals, lighthouses, and a lobster trap haul!
Step aboard a delightful harbor cruise that passes by summer colonies, 2 lovely lighthouses, small islands, and seals basking on rocks. As we travel though Boothbay Harbor, we’ll learn how lobsters are caught, traps are hauled, and more fun information about Maine’s famous lobster industry.
Day Three: Quaint Camden
We head north to the cute, quaint town of Camden where there is so much to explore! Detailed itinerary to come but our day will include a spectacular Schooner ride, scenic walk along Maiden’s Cliff for glorious views, and a visit to the Owl’s Head Lighthouse, a place of outstanding beauty and history.
Day Four: Port Clyde
This morning takes us to one of Maine’s lighthouse treasures, Marshall Point Lighthouse then onto the picturesque village of Port Clyde for a stroll. Here, we’ll also wander over to the Herring Gut Science Center. After an included lunch at McLoon’s Lobster Shack, we’ll walk off our calories on the scenic Roaring Spout trail.
Day Five: Portland Head Light
Lots more fun exploration as we make our way home!
Our first stop is Maine’s oldest and most painted and photographed lighthouse, Portland Head Light. Majestically set atop the rocky coastline along Casco Bay, this still operational lighthouse has a history that reads like a Who’s Who from the early years of the nation.
Browse the museum in the former keepers’ house, explore the unusual rock formations on the beach, wander the cliff walk and the newly planted Arboretum.
Day Five: Newburyport
Now we make our way to the quaint town of Newburyport, anchored on a rich Maritime heritage. Take some time to wander the Market Square Historic District comprised of federal style brick buildings and nearby lovely Waterfront Park. Grab some lunch before our trek back home.
Pricing & Departures:
Departures from South Plainfield, Madison & Ridgewood to be determined.
Price per person is also being determined. Call or email for information.
The Educated Wanderer
Group Tours & Travel
1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319 Paoli, PA 19301