Overnight Programs

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Seascapes and Landscapes

Art by Carol Schwartz.

Join local artists and explore the beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna of Appledore Island for a four-night, five-day creative getaway. And it is not just about art! Learn about the complex ecology surrounding the Isles of Shoals while exploring new mediums, techniques, and styles. 


Take a Bite out of Appledore: An Eco-Culinary Island Retreat


Breathtaking setting

Foodies rejoice! In this unique retreat, we bring together ecologists and chefs to interpret the many natural gifts the Isles of Shoals have to offer. From plant foraging in edible uplands, to fishing with rod & reel, to kelp collecting in the intertidal zone, you will gain a deep appreciation for local, sustainable cuisine. Featuring award-winning chefs, Evan Mallett (Black Trumpet, Portsmouth) and Sam Hayward (Fore Street, Portland). Bring your appetite for food and knowledge!


Isles of Shoals Birding Trip


Photo by David Forsyth

Join NH Audubon staff on a journey to  Appledore Island for a three-day birding adventure! Two nights on Appledore will give you the opportunity to explore the rich diversity the island's unique habitats have to offer. Over 200 species of songbirds, seabirds, and waterfowl occur on Appledore as migrants, making it a perfect spot to observe fall movements.


Shoals Ecology: Seabirds, Seals & Seaweed

Explore Appledore

The best of everything Shoals has to offer! An adult program geared towards science exploration in three subject areas: ornithology, marine mammals, and intertidal species. This is a great survey program for adults who have never been to the Isles of Shoals, and for those who want to return to their island ecology roots!



Shoals History and Archaeology

Haley House

Participate in an archeological dig on Smuttynose Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine! Spend half-days working on the excavation near the Haley House, afternoons taking walking tours of historical sites on Smuttynose and other Shoals islands, and evenings learning about life on Smuttynose from the 1600's to the 1800's through pottery, domestic animal bones, buttons, coins and other finds from the Isles of Shoals Archaeology Project.