Wild Apple Weekend

Wild Apple Weekend

October 5th - 7th, 2018

$325 pp. shared room / $375 pp. private room
Rate includes two nights of lodging and meals

Need a little gastronomic outdoor adventure to cap off your summer? Get yourself out into the crisp fall air, take in some foliage, and come celebrate Maine’s abundance of wild apple trees with a weekend full of all things tart, sweet, and pomological.

Sample wild ciders, try your hand at apple-based campfire cooking, and spend an autumn day gathering apples from some of Maine’s wild trees. Fruit tree aficionado and hobby cidermaker Nalbert Tero will press your bounty into delicious juice, get geeky about apple chemistry, instruct about home hard cider-making, and even help you construct your own DIY cider press to take home.

Included in the weekend price are two nights of lodging, two ample breakfasts, two lunches, two of our locally-famous dinners, and a bittersweet farewell to summer. Participants are invited to bring containers to take home cider and apples, as well as asked to bring adequate footwear and clothing to be active outdoors for majority of two days.

Have some foodie friends who want an authentic Maine experience? Meet us at Mt. Chase Lodge for our Wild Apple Weekend - we’ll save a spot next to the campfire for you.

Sample Itinerary (actual times/activities dependent on weather)

Friday, 10/05:

5:00 - 6:30 pm: Arrive at Lodge, check in, settle in.

6:30 - 8:00 pm: Fantastic Dinner with other lodge guests & local diners

8:30 - 9:15 pm: Campfire & Cider Sampling

Saturday, 10/06:

6:00 - 7:00 am: Morning Flow yoga practice (optional - sleeping is important, too!)

7:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast in main lodge building

9:00 - 10:00 am: Wild or Not? Apples in New England

10:30 - 12:30 pm: Depart for Wild Apple Foraging

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Field lunch

1:30 - 3:30 pm: Wild Apple Foraging

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Free time at Mt. Chase Lodge

4:30 - 6:30 pm: Apple Tasting Hour & Pressing Time!

6:30 - 8:00 pm: Revisit that fantastic dinner. . .

8:00 - 9:00 pm: Cast-Iron Chef - Campfire Apple Dessert Cook-off

Sunday, 10/07:

6:00 - 7:00 am: Morning Yoga practice (optional - sleeping is important, too!)

7:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast in main lodge building

9:00 - 12:00 am: Work & Learn - Build Your Own Press

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lakeside Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Check out & set sights for home

 

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