The Beech Hill School in Otis applied for a grant and received $7,365 from the Healthy Acadia Partnerships to engage youth in more outdoor physical activities that deepen their connections with nature and community.

Originally there were plans to offer first aid training from the Mariaville and Otis Fire Department, organize trips to hike in Acadia and other surrounding areas, and snowshoe as the season allowed.  However, with the pandemic, like everything else plans have been altered and the Beech Hill School has adapted.

The first Outing Club sponsored activity is a Scavenger Hunt Photo Challenge! Families are invited to explore a list of local areas this fall and take photos of your experience. And even if you're not a member of the Beech Hill School, you can take part in this Scavenger Hunt Photo Challenge on your own with your family and explore parts of Downeast Maine you may not have seen!

How many of these have you seen with your family?

  • Jordan Homestead - Ellsworth
  • Indian Point - Ellsworth
  • Great Pond - Orland
  • Jonathan Buck Monument - Bucksport
  • Woodlawn Museum - Ellsworth
  • Green Lake Hatchery - Ellsworth
  • Bar Island Landbridge - Bar Harbor
  • Hancock Point - Hancock
  • River Walk - Bucksport
  • Shore Path - Bar Harbor
  • Birds Acre - Ellsworth
  • Tidal Falls (Reversing Falls) - Hancock
  • Patten Stream Train - Surry
  • The Stone Barn - Crooked Road and Norway Drive - Mount Desert




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