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Maine Leaves & Lobsta’ HOP – SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST ONLY

September 25 - September 29

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

This HOP was so popular in 2021 that Escapees RV Club is offering it again in 2022!  The best time to visit Maine is September, after the summer crowds have left, but before the temperatures drop. Maine landscapes are quaint and beautiful, and its coastal vista is stunning!

You can feel the crisp air in the mornings and see Mother Nature’s abundant beauty in the vibrant colors of the fall leaves. The dogwood, red oak and maples turn red and burgundy; hickory, birch and elm change to gold and yellow; witch hazel and mountain maples are reddish-orange, and the white oak and sumac are purple. As autumn leaves grace the hillsides and mountaintops, you have a painted scenery that is unmatched anywhere else in the world!

Photo courtesy of Kim Page
Photo courtesy of Trish LaBouff

In the evenings, you can sit outside with new and old Escapees friends and watch the vibrant colors of the sunset spread across the horizon.

Bring binoculars to study native and migratory birds, such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers and Flycatchers, to name a few.

 

Visit the beautiful Acadia National Park and learn about its history, geology, park wildlife, and make stops at Thunder Hole and also Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East coast.

Tour a fjord named Somes Sound, which runs deep into Mount Desert Island and is one of the main sites at Acadia National Park. The Sound nearly splits the island in two.

 

Photo courtesy of Tina Lucas
Photo courtesy of Tina Lucas

Hop aboard a boat and have a unique, enjoyable tour of Bar Harbor. Watch and learn about the whales, sea lions and lighthouses on a cruise tour, and be ready for possible sightings of Puffins, too.

The Escapees RV Club is offering a wide arrange of fantastic excursions for your enjoyment!

 

Don’t forget to bring your camera for this wonderful Fall Foliage HOP! 

Registration includes:

  • • Camping in a beautiful coastal setting
    • Guided tour of Acadia National Park
    • Boat tour of the lighthouses
    • Boat tour and nature cruise: seal watching and, of course, whale watching, too!
    • Tour the bay
    • Fully narrated tour of Bar Harbor
    • Pavilion for catered meals and entertainment
    • Lobster bake
    (If you do not care for Lobster, there will be alternate food available for you.)
    • Professional motorcoach transportation
    • Professional motorcoach driver
    • Professional entertaining local tour guide
    • RV Park with full hookups.
    • Welcome and Farewell dinner*
    • Souvenir HOP name badge
    • Meet and greet socials
    • Your HOP hosts
    • All gratuities
    And much more!

Rain or shine.  Itinerary is subject to change without notice.  This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Some tours are not wheelchair accessible.  *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.

Prices

Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and the balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option.

Final payment is due on July 25, 2022.

There are two ways to register and pay: online or by phone.

• To register online (recommended), click the button below and follow the instructions on your screen.
• To register by phone, call Escapees HOP Registration at (936) 755-1060.

Or you may email us, at: registration@escapees.com

Note: the HOP may sell out online before you have a chance to register via phone.

RV Park

You will be staying in a beautiful coastal setting with full hookups.

If you would like to be near specific Escapees friends, please let us know when you register for this HOP. Once registered, you will receive pertinent information about this HOP via email.

HOP confirmation email

  • Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you regarding all the pertinent information, i.e., RV Park, schedule, etc.
  • If you do not see it in your inbox, please, check your spam file. 
  • If you do not see it in the spam file, please log into your Escapees dashboard and see if we have your correct email address on file. 
  • To change or correct any personal data on your dashboard, click on escapees.com and sign into your account.

Travel Insurance

We highly suggest you protect your financial investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. 

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected illnesses or emergencies while on the trip. To learn more about or purchase Travel insurance, click on the Travel Guard/AIG image.

Cancellation Policy

If an attendee must cancel a HOP,     

1 Business Day from Booking:             Full Refund
More Than 90 Days to the event:         75 % Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 – 90 Days to the event:                    25% Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 Days or Less to the event:               No Refunds

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future HOPs; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during the event.
  • By purchasing a ticket for this event, you are agreeing to all of the above including the Escapees Covid Policy

COVID Policy

NOTE: The below are for U.S. Land HOPs only

If you travel with Escapees HOPs on cruises or special adventure HOPs, we will supply the covid tour guidelines. If the covid policy changes, you will be notified.

The updated COVID Policy is as follows:
Attendees who have had COVID-19 within 5 days before attending the event are unfortunately not eligible to attend.
Registered attendees may receive a full refund of their registration fee by emailing a dated copy of a positive test result to the appropriate event host or registrations@escapees.com.
All attendees will be required to sign an Escapees Events Liability Waiver at the time of check-in.
For more information you can go to https://escapees.com/coronavirus

Recommended but Not Required

  • We highly recommend all attendees be fully vaccinated and up to date with boosters.
  • We highly recommend that attendees test for COVID-19 prior and during the event to reduce the unintentional spread of COVID-19.
  • We highly recommend attendees wear masks any time they are indoors or are in close proximity to others.
  • We highly recommend that attendees sanitize or wash their hands on a regular basis
  • We highly recommend that attendees resist hugging (even though we terribly miss those hugs!) and bump elbows or fists versus shaking hands.

More Information

To view upcoming HOPs

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To join our discussion forum

Escapees Events:  Click this link to see the upcoming Escapees events:  http://www.rvnetwork.com/forum/35-escapees-rv-club-events/

Escapees Club News:  The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News.

Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items.  If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side.

Please join the waitlist if this HOP sells out by completing the form below.

There are usually cancellations before the event date, so we will email you if a spot becomes available. At that time, you will have 48 hours to respond.
Note: please do not join the waitlist until the HOP is sold out. We will not receive entries before the HOP sells out.

Individual HOP Wait LIst

  • * If a spot opens up, we'll notify you by email and you'll have 48 hours to respond--so be sure to choose an email account that you check daily.
  • * Some RV Parks will charge for an extra Utility trailer or tow. If they do, please note there will be an extra charge.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 

HOP Director

936-755-1060

escapees.com/hops

For Cruise HOPs, call: Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free)

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Details

Start:
September 25
End:
September 29
Event Category:
Website:
https://escapees.com/community/escapees-hops-head-out-program/

Organizer

Lisa Koca
Phone:
936-755-1060
Email:
registration@escapees.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Bar Harbor, maine
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States + Google Map

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