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Borestone Mountain Weekend Retreat Chance to Explore Nature, Relax

July 24, 2006 - TRC

ELLIOTSVILLE, Maine, July 24, 2006— Maine Audubon invites the public to a retreat at Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary from 1 p.m., Friday, August 18 to 1 p.m., Monday, August 21.

Participants will stay in the sanctuary’s historic Adirondack-style lodges, which are accessible only by boat or on foot, and spend their days hiking to Borestone’s bare granite summit, canoeing and swimming in the sanctuary’s mountain ponds, or just relaxing.

The retreat is led by George Libby and Gary Roberts. A Maine native and Registered Maine Guide, Libby has been volunteering for Maine Audubon since 1990. Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts has led Maine Audubon walks and field trips on foot and by canoe for more than a decade.

The retreat, limited to 10, is $425 per participant and includes lodging and meals.

To register or for more information, call (207) 781-2332, ext. 215.

Open year-round, Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary’s 1,600 acres include old-growth forest, crystalline ponds, exposed mountain rocks and sweeping views. A three-mile trail leads to Borestone Mountain’s rock summit and 360-degree view

A seasonal trailside nature center located on the shore of Sunrise Pond features interactive displays and information about the area’s natural and human history.

Accessible only by boat or on foot, private Adirondack-style lodges accommodate retreats for adults and summer camp sessions for children. The facility can be rented for the day, weekend or week

Borestone was bequeathed to the National Audubon Society in 1958 by the family of Robert T. Moore. In 2000 the sanctuary was transferred to Maine Audubon as part of its affiliation with National Audubon.

If you'd like a picture of Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary or people connecting with nature there e-mail : mmalin@maineaudubon.org
or call (207) 781-2330, ext. 241.

MAINE AUDUBON works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.

Submitted by : Marie Malin, (207) 781-2332, ext. 241

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.