Designated campsites on the West side. Situated to the north of Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay, Cow Island is open to the public for low-impact recreational use. Rippleffect owns this 26-acre island with responsibility to protect Cow's natural ecosystem and public access. From its island headquarters in Battery Bayard on the east side, Rippleffect leads experiential, environmental programs for area teens & adults. The best access to the island is on the northwest side. During programming; Monday thru Sunday, June thru October, please confine your exploration to the west side. At other times, you're welcome to explore the entire island. You'll find vestiges of gun emplacements, batteries and bunkers from both World Wars. There are manholes throughout the island. They are mostly covered, but please watch your step. Use established trails and stairways to help preserve delicate plants. Clean-ups and restoration projects are ongoing; if you wish to assist, check in with staff members or call Rippleffect. Both Rippleffect and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust request that you follow all posted guidelines and leave Cow Island better than you found it. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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Imagine…You arrive at our dock in Portland, whereupon a motor boat launch whisks you away. Fifteen minutes later, on Cow Island, guides escort you down-island. You begin a morning of self-selected activities; yoga, sea kayaking, drumming, journaling. As the afternoon winds down, you may decide to nap in a hammock, enjoy a nature walk, swim in the crystal waters of Casco Bay or begin a game of croquet. As you relax after a gourmet dinner and prepare to retire, only the sounds of the bell buoys distract you from the finest nights sleep. Smells of sea salt, pine boughs, and campfire… Welcome to a place without a worry in the world. Various Packages for varying interests- a. Harbor Seal Package: This agenda is for those seeking a relaxing experience. Yoga with trained instructor Guided nature walk of Cow island Bocce Ball, Croquet Found object sculpture contest Seaside swings Zen meditation sites b. Osprey Package This package is for the more ambitious wanderers seeking an exciting day of activities. Facilitated group games: Challenge Course, including 400' ft Zip Line Sea Kayaking (2 hour tour, with a licensed Maine SK Guide) Guided bike tour on adjacent islands (limited to six people) c. Blue Fin Whale Package This day is reserved for those who want to immerse themselves in a full Cow Island experience. Facilitated group games: Challenge Course, including 400' ft Zip Line Sea Kayaking (4 hour tour, with Maine Guide) Guided bike tour on adjacent islands (limited to six people) Island Scavenger Hunt Water Volleyball Facilitated Drumming Circle (West African djembe)
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Cow Island is a beautiful island off the coast of Portland, Maine. It is a half hour ride from Portland Harbor and is an amazing place for corporate retreats and teambuilding activities. The island has a rock wall, and several ropes courses for teambuilding activities. There also is amazing food on Cow Island. The chefs there are amazing and will make anything you want. The money you spend on having your event on Cow goes to support scholarships so that poor children can go to their summer camp and get the experience of kayaking.
Cow Island is a beautiful island off the coast of Portland, ME. It is a quick boat ride from Portland Harbor. The staff on Cow is amazing and will help you with anything you need, and everyone is very friendly. The food on Cow Island is amazing, and Courtney is famous for her desserts. They will cook whatever you want, and because of the large amount of lobstermen working in the area, lobster dinners are quite cheap. There are many fun activities to do on Cow Island, including sea kayaking, zip lining, ropes courses, and swimming. There are yurts and tents on Cow that can hold over 100 people for an overnight wedding. Most couples exchange vows at The Oaks during sunset. The oaks is a grove of oak and birch trees where you can watch the sun set over the water and the city.
Cow Island is a beautiful island on Casco Bay in Maine. The island can be used for very large weddings, up to 150 people. The kitchen staff makes amazing food. Lobster bakes are very common for Cow Island weddings. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The island is also a summer camp, but counseler in training kids will help clean up in the days after the wedding. The money spent on weddings goes to help children from low-income families go to the camp. Cow Island has many yurts and tents for guests to stay overnight. Cow Island also has many recreational activities including a climbing wall, zip line, and sea kayaking.