COMING SOON MIKE PARKER’S LATEST BOOK “NEBOOKTOOK”
Mike will be launching his newest book at Milford House this summer. The exact date is yet to be determined, but keep an eye out for it in June or early July.
Primitive wilderness places today are more “visionary” than “actual”. The call of the loon is being muted by the industrial roar of “men who dig up and tear down and destroy.” Purveyors of destruction go about pillaging and plundering the land with seeming impunity and a methodical efficiency mastered from years of practice and the benefit of modern technology. Newspaper headlines bemoaning a myriad of environmental concerns and issues appear almost daily as beleaguered politicians and bureaucrats, entrusted to responsibly manage natural resources and safeguard the environment, are taken to task. The mantra remains predictably the same from both government and industry – well rehearsed scripts touting jobs won or the threat of jobs lost too often overriding responsible stewardship. All of which leaves one wondering if long term need will some day win out over short term greed and if common sense will ever prevail over dollars and cents?
Nebooktook, which in the Mi’kmaw language means “in the woods”, is an eclectic mix of history, heritage, ideology, nostalgia, philosophy, poetry, and prose. Set in Nova Scotia, the more than three hundred early twentieth century images appearing here could just as easily have been taken in any number of wilderness areas stretching from the Adirondacks to the Rockies. The book’s message is equally timeless and universal, spanning centuries and drawing upon scores of voices from a variety of disciplines and professions. Nebooktook is meant to be reflective, introspective, meditative and thought-provoking, celebrating the traditions, natural beauty and intrinsic values of our woods and waters while decrying the calculated, self gratifying attitudes, doctrines, and practices that wantonly destroy and pollute the land, poison the water and foul the air in the name of progress and pursuit of the omnipotent dollar.
Date(s) - 06/06/2014 - 08/06/2014
MILFORD HOUSE FLORA AND FAUNA
Friday June 6th– Sunday June 8th
Come join us for an exciting weekend of Milford House Flora and Fauna! We have several special guests and presenters lined up, for bird watching, wild plant identification, monarch butterfly information, native tree identification, a kids program and more, combined with great home cooked meals and cozy cabins. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Check in any time after 3:00 pm Friday, enjoy free use of a canoe for the weekend, two dinners, two breakfasts and one lunch. After you check out by 11:00 am Sunday, you are free to explore the trails and waterways on your own for the rest of the day.
Come meet our resident Canada Goose families, arrange for a sneak peek at our barn swallow nests, find painted turtles basking in the sun and walk our trails to discover lady slippers, blue bead lilies and trilliums. Check out our new monarch butterfly garden and ask where to view moths first thing in the morning. Pick up a special handmade gift in our Craft Shop.
First, book your cabin. Take 25% off our regular rates. Bring your friends and take 25% off our extra person rate as well.
Then sign up for the meal plan (dinners and breakfasts), and leave the rest to us.
Your lunch on Saturday, your canoe and all the presentations and activities are all included.
Date(s) - 23/05/2014 - 01/06/2014
Join us at Milford House for a weekend of fly fishing! Roy Berteaux, our licensed fishing guide will instruct you on what you need to know, show you how to prepare your gear, and guide you on a fishing trip to remember. You’ll have lots of free time to practice or take out a canoe.
Take advantage of this excellent deal:
2 nights accommodation at 25% off our regular rate
(may be extended on either end up to a maximum of 4 nights)
See our website or call for rates.
Two days meal package (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts), one picnic lunch for Saturday, canoe for duration of your stay, Friday night classroom instruction, Saturday morning hands on instruction and then a guided fishing trip to Keji National Park
Course $169.00 + tax per person
Fishing rods and tackle, fishing licenses and Keji park pass (available for purchase separately)
Picnic lunch for Sunday (available for purchase separately, must be ordered on Saturday)
Make sure to bring:
Insect repellant, rain jacket, sunscreen, camera, sun glasses (for safe casting)
Date(s) - 16/05/2014 - 19/05/2014
Once again Ruth, Charlie and I would like to invite you to our opening weekend, join us to celebrate our second season and help us out with some chores.
This year we plan to groom some trails, repaint the cabin signs and of course fill those beautiful planters for the decks. There are also 2 decks that need to be stained.
Nothing strenuous, all skill levels and energy levels are welcome!
As usual, if you would like to come help us out, we offer 3 nights for the price of two. (Accommodations only) A free canoe is yours for the weekend.
Friday night will start with a Meet and Greet dinner and a chance to catch up with old friends or make some new ones. Stretch out by the fireplace in the lodge or retreat to your cabin and put your feet up on your own deck. Weather permitting, a bonfire on the beach with marshmallows for the kids will finish off the day.
Saturday we will have a buffet breakfast and then split up into our work groups. We will offer a lunch for the work parties and regroup for the afternoons chores, after a nice long break.
Dinner Saturday night will be followed by a new presentation by Mike Parker.
Sunday is a free day to do whatever you like. Take out a canoe, walk the newly groomed trails, see the sites in town or just relax. We will be stocking the lakes once again, hopefully on Sunday afternoon. A turkey dinner with all the fixings will round the day off with entertainment after dinner.
Monday we will offer a late check out, so you will have a chance to go for another canoe ride after breakfast or relax before heading home.
Last year this weekend was a huge success, this year we hope to make it even better.
Date(s) - 01/03/2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please click on link to see the full poster for this event. Milford House winter event 2014
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