Medomak Retreat Center, 178 Liberty Road/Route 220, will host the eighth annual Reading the Landscape: A Connection to Place retreat with Tom Wessels, author and professor of ecology, Monday through Saturday, July 22 through 27.

Participants will explore a variety of forest, wetland and mountain communities in Midcoast and Downeast Maine. These studies involve moderate level hikes.

For more information about all summer programming, lodging and registration, call (866) 633-6625 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or