Gorman Chairback lodge, cabins open for summer July 1

Posted June 08, 2011, at 9:28 a.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — The Appalachian Mountain Club’s new “green” destination for outdoor recreation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region, Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins, opens to the public for the summer season July 1, welcoming guests to enjoy great hospitality and recreation amid 66,000 acres of conservation and recreation land.

Located on Long Pond, between the towns of Greenville and Brownville, Gorman Chairback features a new central lodge building that is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-registered, making it the first sporting camp lodge in Maine, and one of only a handful of backcountry facilities in the nation, to be LEED-registered. Certification is anticipated later this year.

Opening week festivities begin with an Independence Day cookout July 4, kayak and canoe relays on Long Pond, guided hikes, and a fishing skills demonstration.

In addition to the new lodge, the property also includes refurbished shoreside cabins, hot showers, and free access to the lodge’s canoes and kayaks on Long Pond.

Reservations can be made by calling 603-466-2727, or visiting www.outdoors.org/mainelodges.

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