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2011 Official State Directory

Maine Camping Guide

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Local Events & Activities

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Maine Camping Regions

Contents

South Coast • Beaches..............................................12 Portland • Freeport ...................................................30 Western Lakes & Mountains ......................................36 Mid-coast...................................................................54 Kennebec & Moose River Valleys ..............................62 Down East & Acadia..................................................68 Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands..........................76 Aroostook County .....................................................82

Camping in Maine.....................................................................4 Hunting and Fishing Information.............................................5 Maine Signs...............................................................................5 Your Guide to the Maine Tourism Regions ...............................6 Maine’s Great Outdoors Awaits You ..........................................9 Maine’s Diversity in Camping.................................................10 Visitors Fees ............................................................................20 State Visitor Information Centers ...........................................22 Other States’ Associations.......................................................25 New to Camping......................................................................26 Summer, Spring, or Fall, Maine Camping has it All ................28 National Scenic Byways...........................................................48 Firewood/Do’s and Don’ts......................................................48 There’s More to Maine ............................................................52 Reservations are Important ....................................................53 Camping With Pets..................................................................61 MECOA Trade Members .........................................................83 Touring Maine.........................................................................86 Rental Information .................................................................89 Photo Contest..........................................................................89 A Few of Maine’s Great Hiking Trails .....................................90 Lighthouses.............................................................................91 Wilderness Camping...............................................................92 Photo Contest Winner.............................................................92 Alphabetical Listing of Member Campgrounds ...............93–96

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Published by The Maine Campground Owners Association, ©2011 MECOA. All rights reserved. Produced by Formsource, Inc., Lewiston, Maine. Cover photograph, Mt. Katahdin ©Kevin Shields Photography.

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MECOA is the premier resource for supporting campground owners and promoting camping in Maine STATE OF MAINE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AUGUSTA, MAINE

10 Falcon Road • Suite 1 • Lewiston, Maine 04240 (207) 782-5874 • fax (207) 782-4497

PAUL R. LEPAGE GOVERNOR

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DIRECTORS & OFFICERS

Dear Campers, Maine welcomes you. Whether you seek the rocky coast, the magnificent mountains, or the beautiful inland lakes and rivers, Maine has it all! Like our geography, Maine has camping experiences available to fit every interest. From wilderness campgrounds to up-scale camping resorts, the campgrounds in this directory will provide you with Maine memories to last a lifetime.

PRESIDENT

Allen York Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Yonderhill Kennebec & Moose River Valley, pages 64 & 67 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

John Donovan Bar Harbor Camping Resorts Down East & Acadia, pages 69 & 70 2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Tiffany Luczko Green Valley Campground Kennebec & Moose River Valley, pages 64 & 66 TREASURER

Maine’s natural beauty is unsurpassed and the hospitality of our people is unmatched. As Governor of Maine, I invite you to plan a camping trip in Maine and to share in all that our great state has to offer. It is an experience you will want to enjoy again and again.

Daniel Vincent Family & Friends Campground Western Lakes & Mountains, pages 38 & 50 PAST PRESIDENT

Patricia Kosalka Sagadahoc Bay Campground Mid Coast, pages 56 & 59 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Richard Abare

Enjoy your stay.

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Sincerely,

Kathryn Dyer Michael Baptista Acres of Wildlife Campground Western Lakes & Mountains, pages 38 & 44

Paul R. LePage Governor

Brian Cayer Palmyra Golf & RV Resort Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands, pages 78 & 77

David L. Berg Red Apple Campground South Coast • Beaches, pages 14 & 16

Jack Day Norway Savings Bank, page 83

Patricia Edgecomb Walnut Grove Campground South Coast • Beaches, pages 14 & 23

Jim Halle Paradise Park Resort South Coast • Beaches, pages 14 & 20

John Hastings Flat Rock Bridge Family Resort South Coast • Beaches, pages 1 & 14

Lovia Koscinski Riverbend Campground Western Lakes & Mountains, pages 38 & 40

Beth McCann Skowhegan/Canaan KOA Kennebec & Moose River Valleys, pages 64 & 67

Todd Southwick Kokatosi Campground Western Lakes & Mountains, pages 38 & 43

Ben C. (Lee) Worcester III PEMAQUID POINT • CHRISTIAN BLOUIN

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Camping in Maine Maine offers diversity in its camping facilities, offering more than 22,000 campsites and extensive recreational opportunities.

MT. KATAHDIN, BAXTER STATE PARK • ©KEVIN SHIELDS

The Maine Campground Owners Association would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the great state of Maine and its unlimited opportunities for the camping family. When planning your trip there are a number of resources available to assure you of a pleasurable and memorable vacation. In addition to the extensive information contained in this Guide, the Maine Tourism Association offers many publications and literature on numerous specific areas, activities and topics.

The Maine Camping Guide is specifically geared to provide information on 196 campgrounds who are members of the Maine Campground Owners Association. Detailed information about the eight geographic areas appears in each region. The Regional grids give you specifics about campground and recreational facilities, as well as allow you to identify their locations on the adjoining maps. Page numbers of campground’s advertisements are included, as are their phone numbers so that you may call individual campgrounds for further information or to make reservations. Physical and GPS locations and website and email addresses are also included on pages 93-96. Maine offers diversity in its camping facilities, offering over 22,000 campsites and extensive recreational opportunities. Several articles about the Maine camping experience in this Guide will further enlighten first-time visitors, and returning friends alike, on the state’s great opportunities— not only in geography but in the types of camping facilities available. In addition to campsites, many campgrounds offer on-site trailers, park models, camping cabins and cottage rentals. Visit www.campmainerentals.com for more information. Even if your family doesn’t have camping equipment, it is not difficult to locate a campground that has facilities for you.

(See page 11 for more information.) We sincerely hope your visit will be a pleasurable one and that you will return again.

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Maine Signs

Hunting & Fishing Information

CYNTHIA CURTIS

Visitors have traditionally enjoyed the wealth of hunting and fishing opportunities found in Maine. Licenses can be obtained at Maine’s Statewide Information Centers and at campground stores in locations where fishing and hunting are primary activities. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife can provide answers to your questions and will provide pamphlets containing official rules and regulations as well as license fees. For more information write to:

Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041 207-287-8000 www.maine.gov/ifw

Maine’s “Billboard Law” is intended to preserve the state’s scenic resources, but it affects the directional information available to travelers. You’ll probably need to look harder to find your way. To avoid confusion, we suggest the following: • Get directions before you leave. Brochures and web sites usually include directions, and campground owners will be happy to tell you how to reach them. • Be sure to carry a recent map.

Did you know? Maine has 22 cities 424 towns 16 Counties 51 plantations 33,215 square miles 6,000 Lakes and Ponds 3,500 miles of coastline 17 million acres of Forest 416 unorganized townships 32,000 miles of Rivers and Streams

• Use available information centers. • Signs can only indicate changes in direction. Make next available turn in direction sign arrow is pointing. • Number indicates distance from sign to destination— after turn is complete. • Sizes and layouts of signs are standardized; reflectorized signs will be blue with white lettering and standard symbols.

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Your Guide to the Maine Tourism Regions

ŠKEVIN SHIELDS

The Maine Campground Owners Association divides the state into eight Tourism Regions, each with its own major attractions, resources and geographical features. Each Region is color coded, as shown at right.

Starting with the South Coast/ Beaches region, Portland/Freeport, Mid-coast, and Down East & Acadia regions follow northeast along the coast to the Canadian border. These regions exhibit not only the beautiful sand beaches found mostly in the south and the rugged rocky shore found more often as you travel north, but also beautiful lakes and streams and pine forests found inland from the ocean. Western Lakes and Mountains, Kennebec and Moose River Valleys, Katahdin/Moosehead/Highlands, and Aroostook County regions claim the largest of the lakes and mountains in the northeast.

Maine is as large in area as all the other New England states put together. It is about 320 miles

This Guide is organized using the Region designations so that you can more easily find campground facilities in the

long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of

areas you choose to visit. MECOA campground members

33,215 square miles. Maine boasts 6,000 lakes and

located in the Region are listed at the beginning of each

ponds, 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, 17

Regional section. A grid of services and facilities available at

million acres of forest land, 3,478 miles of coast

each campground as well as opening and closing dates is

line and 2,000 islands.

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provided. For specific information such as site fees and availability, you must contact the campground directly.

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Aroostook County

Kennebec & Moose River Valleys

Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands

Western Lakes & Mountains

DownEast & Acadia

Mid-coast

Portland • Freeport

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Maine’s Great Outdoors Awaits You In recent years Maine has marketed itself as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the East. It’s a bold claim, but one that is easily justified. After all, Maine stretches from the mountains to the sea and offers everything from mountain climbing to sea kayaking, from whitewater rafting to wilderness canoeing adventures. And anything and everything in between. SCENIC LONG LAKE • ©KEVIN SHIELDS

The truth is everything about Maine invites participation in the great outdoors. There are more than 5,000 miles of coastline to explore, Acadia National Park has a mountain to climb that is higher than any point on the east coast north of Rio de Janeiro, and Baxter State Park offers more than 204,000 acres and is brimming over with a 5,267-foot-high mountain just waiting to challenge hikers. But that’s merely the beginning. Simply put, for anyone looking for an outdoor adventure, Maine has it all. Freshwater fishing? Where do you want to start? Maine has more than 6,000 lakes and ponds just waiting for you to drop a line, and knowledgeable guides ready to show you the best spots for perch, salmon, lake trout, pickerel, largemouth bass and brook trout. Licenses are available at most town offices and sporting camps. Saltwater fishing? Opportunities abound. Jig for mackerel close to shore or troll and cast for stripped bass, bluefish or bluefin tuna on a charter boat off shore. Want to try your hand at fly-fishing? No problem. Maine has hundreds, maybe thousands of spots in which you can try your luck. Truth to tell, sporting camps and fly-fishing camps have been around Maine since the Civil War and fly-fishermen and women come from all over the world to cast their lines in Maine’s waters.

Wildlife watching? Where would you like to start? Whalewatching, puffin watching and bird watching are at all time highs in popularity and Maine offers everything from wildlife parks to aquariums, from inland wetlands to forests teeming with moose, bear and white-tailed deer. Naturally, these are all wild animals and care must always be exercised when approaching, filming or watching these wonders of nature. Golf? Easy. Maine has 130 courses that will test the mettle of any golfer while offering varied terrains, well-maintained fairways and greens and, best of all, shorter waits for tee times. Add plenty of natural beauty and wildlife and you’ll be anxious to tell your friends back home all about your golf experience in Maine. Hiking? Pick a spot — any spot. There are literally thousands of quiet mountain or island trails that offer solitude and a wilderness experience that will get you away from the crowds and give you a chance to think and reflect what’s really important in life. Biking? From the western mountains and the rolling hills of north and central Maine to the coastal plains and sandy beaches of the south and Down East, Maine has all types of

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Maine’s Diversity in Camping

One of Maine’s great qualities is its diversity in general and certainly in camping opportunities. (There are 196 campgrounds listed in this Guide—and all vary.) Because of this great diversity, it is advisable that you take some time to plan your vacation and campground choices.

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Camping to some is a tent and to others a motorhome with all the modern conveniences of home—often requiring special facilities and hook-ups. Many camping families fall somewhere in between the two. There are campgrounds that offer what you need and desire. These vary from tiny, remote spots, to moderate sized campgrounds, to large resorts offering everything imaginable. Campgrounds also vary widely in location and accessibility. This is significant because of trip-planning in general, along with accessibility of things you want to see and do. Consider what the campground offers and what the area offers. And finally, what facilities are offered to accommodate specific camping equipment. Campgrounds are as varied as campers. It is suggested that you are as thoughtful about your campground selection(s) as you are about your travel destinations. What expectations do you have for a campground? Do you want to be able to stay at the campground a lot—and perhaps either enjoy its amenities or have your family enjoy its recreational offerings—or are you looking more for daytrips, sightseeing, and area attractions? Does the campground host your equipment well? (Tenting, hook-ups, motorhome length and width—special hookups.)

As you consider your vacation plans, utilize the information provided in the Regional Grids of the Guide along with the display ads. Additional information is available on-line at www.campmaine.com and www.campmainerentals.com which are the Maine Camping Guide web sites. Many campgrounds have brochures and their own websites. Reservations also need to be considered. Typically peak season includes July into the middle of August. Some regions vary somewhat. Reservations are generally recommended during peak season and for holiday weekends—especially for the more popular vacation destinations. Season variances are also evident statewide. Again, typically July and through mid-August are most popular vacation times. Camping season dates in Maine generally fall between the beginning of May to the end of October, varying by campground. (See Regional Grids for specific dates.) Campgrounds generally offer reduced early and late season rates, although some services and recreational features may not be offered during those periods. Another consideration is the availability of seasonal offerings in specific areas. If planning to travel in early or late season, it is recommended you inquire about your specific destination Continued on page 23

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South Coast • Beaches Maine’s South Coast is known as the “Gateway to Maine” and is best known for its 30+ miles of sandy beaches, ranging from the bustling, family friendly variety to quiet, relatively unknown coves and undisturbed places of beauty. Beaches are just one of the attractions of the region though. The South Coast of Maine is also recognized for its shopping, dining, amusements and wide range of local arts and culture. GOOSE ROCKS BEACH, KENNEBUNKPORT • CHRISTIAN BLOUIN

Shopping in the Maine Beaches Region offers visitors a variety of options from the hundreds of stores that make up the Kittery Outlet Malls to the quiet downtown boutiques of Kennebunkport. It is also no wonder that the stretch of Route 1 running from York to Arundel is known as the Antique Mile with dozens of stores stock full of treasures just waiting to be discovered. While visiting the Maine Beaches Region, guests are treated to a milieu of culinary choices. There is an abundance of traditional Maine seaside fare such as lobster in drawn butter or lobster rolls overflowing with chunks of tender meat. Diners can try international faire prepared by renowned chefs from all over the world, choose a down home meal cooked behind the counter or enjoy saltwater taffy, pizza and hand cut french fries while relaxing at the beach. Kids of all ages will love the Maine Beaches Region amusements and midways around the area. Funtown/Splashtown, USA is home to the new Wild Mouse Roller Coaster and Palace Playland Amusement Park in Old Orchard Beach is the only remaining oceanfront midway in New England. Or head over to York’s Wild Kingdom to visit animals from all over the world, including a rare White Bengal Tiger, and then take a ride on the original carousel in the amusement side of the park.

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets in the Maine Beaches Region either! Home to the Ogunquit Playhouse, the Maine Beaches Region boasts Broadway quality shows starring well known actors and actresses like Sally Struthers and Lorenzo Lamas. Additionally, the area has a plethora of entertainment venues showcasing acts from acoustic performances and piano bars to high energy bands keeping the dance floors packed until last call. The Maine Beaches Region is also the perfect destination to visit galleries and art associations displaying the works of local, national and international artists. As if there wasn’t enough to do, the Maine Beaches Region, because of its natural beauty and preserved seaside environment, is a wonderful place for nature enthusiasts and recreationists. Whether hiking, sailing, biking or kayaking is your thing, the area provides the idea backdrop for your outdoor activities. Other activities and points of interest in the area include: • The John Paul Jones Memorial in Kittery commemorates the site where in 1777 the U.S.S. Ranger was built and launched. • The Old York Historical Society includes seven historic buildings dating back to the 18th century, including the Old Gaol, one of the oldest public buildings in the U.S. (1719). Continued on page 19

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On the Extensive Trolley Route

Big Rigs Welcome

Free

Wi-Fi

One Mile from Miles of Sandy Beaches

All Sites

Located between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport 50 Amp Service • Cable TV

18 Hole Mini-Golf • Heated Pool

Facilities Large Well-Stocked Store • Fitness Center Heated Restrooms • Poolside Laundry RV Friendly - No Low Branches Paved Roads • Carpeted Patios • Level Sites Drive-Thrus • Easy In - Easy Out 50/30/20 Amp • Tent Sites with Electric

New - Trailer Rentals Available! In the Top 3% of All Woodalls Rated Campgrounds

Rated as “One of Maine’s Top Rated Parks for 2010” by Trailer Life

Wells Beach Resort • 1000 Post Rd. • US Rte. 1 • Wells, ME 04090 Co-ordinates: Lat. 43 18.22’ - Lon. 70 35.16’ Take Exit 19 off ME Turnpike in Wells. Turn left (East) onto Rte. 109. Turn right (South) onto U.S. Rte.1. Go 1.4 miles to Campground on the right, next to McDonald’s.

Inquire about Our Early Bird Program

Open May 15 - Oct. 15

Recreation

Walk to:

2 Playgrounds Recreation Room Recreation Field Sand Volleyball Basketball Horseshoes Bocce Ball Tent Pavilion with Movies

Beaches • Restaurants 7 Screen Movie Theatre Pizza Parlors • McDonald’s Bakery • Supermarket Discount Department Store Factory Outlets • Drug Store Spirit Shop • Banks Easy Access to Gas, Diesel Fuel and More

Spring & Fall Discounted Rates

Family Owned and Operated

Make Your Reservation on-line at www.wellsbeach.com Or Call 1-800-640-CAMP Maine Camping Guide 2011

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See pages 93-96 for physical & GPS locations & website & email addresses. All campgrounds have a Map Location Number; see map on adjacent page for campground location. Bold names have display ads. Red names are seasonal RV sites only (call for more info) CAMPGROUND

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South Coast • Beaches SOUTH COAST • BEACHES

Western Lakes & Mountains (see grid on page 38)

Portland • Freeport

MAPS PROVIDED BY MAINE TOURISM ASSOCIATION

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terrain suited for biking. Experienced Maine cyclists have even identified 21 scenic bike tours designed for bikers of all levels. The tours range from 20 miles to just over 100 miles and all begin and end at the same location. What more could you ask? Whitewater rafting? Maine has 15 outfitters waiting to get you out on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers for the time of your life. Regular dam releases ensure enough water to challenge even the hardiest and most experienced of rafters. Of course, it’s not all deep drops and rushing water—there are plenty of less challenging opportunities for firsttimers and children to enjoy this popular Maine sport. Canoeing or kayaking? Certainly. Excursions for both can be arranged through outfitters or guides and there Continued on page 19

Since 1923 Directly on the Ocean in York Harbor Greater Availability of Sites Pre and Post Peak Season

Libby’s Oceanside Camp Adjacent to 1 1/2 mile Sandy Beach.

Free WiFi

Full hook-ups with 50 amp and Cable TV available. P. O. Box 40, US Route 1-A • York Harbor, ME 03911 GPS: 725 York Street, York ME 03909

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• The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk offers an architectural walking tour along Main Street and “Sea Captain’s Row.” Visitors will view a variety of 19th century architectural styles, both commercial and domestic. • The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport features the largest collection of trolley cars in the United States. • The Old Orchard Beach Pier is an old fashioned boardwalk lined with shops, games, pubs and dining, and extends 1000 plus feet into the Atlantic Ocean.

You will enjoy the sandy bottom, crystal clear water of Sand Pond for swimming, canoeing, fishing, or just floating the day away on an inflatable or relax in the sparkling water of our large in ground pool. You and your children are sure to take pleasure in laughing and playing games with new friends, cooking

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• The Wells Auto Museum features more than 75 cars from 1900 to 1963, including gas, steam and electric powered vehicles. marshmallows over a crackling, campfire and experiencing the fun, freedom of the outdoors. We also welcome you to participate in our planned activities, such as, crafts, pot lucks suppers, ice cream socials, talent shows, and many other fun adult and children events. Visit our website for more details.

Camp for the weekend We know you’ll want to stay... for the season.

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Maine’s Great Outdoors continued from page 17 are spectacular canoe trips available through Maine’s great North Woods on the St. John, St. Croix or Machias Rivers. The Saco River in Southern Maine offers its own brand of canoe trips as it wends its way through marshland, inlets and through areas motorists never get to see. Of course, that’s just one possibility. Maine is crisscrossed with streams, rivers and waterways that allow for canoe trips of any length through all kinds of wilderness. Kayaking offers the same stunning opportunity for adventure and sea kayaking is becoming popular in bays and harbors up and down the Maine Coast. Naturally there are many other outdoor activities available in Maine, including parasailing, llama trekking, gold panning, mountain climbing and mountain biking. For those looking for something a bit less strenuous, activities abound. Consider exploring Maine’s Art Museum Trail, the Maine Maritime Heritage Trail, the Maine Garden and

We have large, landscaped, full hook-up, water/sewer/electric 30-50amp, level trailer sites, we can accommodate tents, trailers or 45”RV’s with ease. Along with our spacious camp sites our facilities offer, clean, modern bath house, laundry machines, playground, horseshoe pits, basketball, game room, firewood, ice, open playground field, community

dock for fishing and boating, dumping station, large, covered, pavilion for special functions, sandy beach, in-ground pool, air hockey, and many other amenities. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire pit. We are open from May 15 until October 12, weather permitting. Make your reservations now for the 2011 camping season.

Located in beautiful Southern Maine. 149 Sand Pond Road • Sanford, ME 04073 • 207.324.1752 For directions visit: www.sandpondcampground.com Or email us at: reservations@sandpondcampground.com

Landscape Trail and the KennebecChaudiere International Heritage Trail that brings history alive from the Province of Quebec south through Augusta to the coast of Maine. For motorists looking for a bit of a scenic adventure, Maine is distinguished by having four nationally designated Scenic Byways. One, the Acadia Byway through Acadia National Park is also one of only 15 All-American Roads found in the United States. The other federally Maine Camping Guide 2011

designated roadways include The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway, The Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway and the Schoodic Scenic Byway. All have spectacular views, are of historic significance and offer dramatic natural beauty. Sound inviting? You bet. If you’re looking for softadventure, for hard-adventure or for an outdoor experience second to none, think Maine. No, don’t just think Maine—visit Maine.

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Visitor Fees Most campgrounds will charge a fee when you have visitors at their properties. We ask that you consider the expense of operating a camping facility, including the cost of utilities, pools, restrooms, insurance, safety concerns and the overall added strain on the entire property when visitors are present. Most of the time pools, playgrounds and restrooms are available to visitors for only this modest visitor fee. So we hope you will understand that visitor fees are just the price of admission to the parks facilities. Thank you.

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• The Counting House Museum of South Berwick is a repository for documents, photographs and historic curiosities covering a wide spectrum of community life in and around the Berwicks, site of the first permanent settlement in Maine. • The Marginal Way Scenic Walk in Ogunquit is a 1¼ mile breathtaking path along breathtaking views of the ocean along a craggy shoreline. • Mt. Agamenticus consists of more than 10,000 acres and is located within an additional 30,000 acre expanse of conservation land in southern Maine and maintains miles of trails for hikers, bikers, equestrians and ATVs. • The Cape Neddick Lighthouse (Nubble Light) is located on a small, rocky island a short distance off the eastern point of Cape Neddick, about two miles north of the entrance to the York River and York Harbor. Illuminated for the first time in 1879, the Nubble is one of the most recognized icons located in the Maine Beaches Region. • The Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. The refuge hosts a myriad of events and activities and offers miles of trails for hiking and birding. • Fort McClary, built in the early 1700s, is a series of ocean front buildings that made up a key defense site during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Visitors are invited to explore the property and remaining buildings, which includes the original Block House. • Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport Maine is the summer home of 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. While not open to the public, Walker Point is visible from the water, and parts of the property from the road. • The East Point Sanctuary in Biddeford Pool is maintained by the Maine Audubon Society, and is considered to be one of the premier birding spots on the northeast coast.

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State Visitor Information Centers Copies of the Maine Camping Guide are available at the following locations:

Calais* 39 Union Street Tel: 207-454-2211 Fax: 207-454-7227

Fryeburg* 97 Main Street Tel: 207-935-3639 Fax: 207-935-7670

Hampden North* I-95 North Tel: 207-862-6628 Fax: 207-862-6629

Hampden South I-95 South Tel: 207-862-6638 Fax: 207-862-6626

Houlton* 28 Ludlow Road Tel: 207-532-6346 Fax: 207-532-4792

Kittery* I-95 and U.S. Rt 1 Tel: 207-439-1319 Fax: 207-439-8281

West Gardiner I-95 No. Exit 102 + So. Exit 103, I-295 Exit 51 Tel & Fax: 207-582-0160

Yarmouth* 1100 U.S. Rt 1 at I-295 Exit 17 Tel: 207-846-0833 Fax: 207-846-6919 * = Free Wi-Fi

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Cabin, tent and camper rentals available.

Maine’s Diversity in Camping continued from page 10 area. Many areas have lots to offer in the spring and/or fall when these communities are alive with activity. A few areas gear very heavily toward Memorial Day to Labor Day only. Many visitors enjoy coming to Maine in the spring and fall when the state is less crowded. These are great times to enjoy the bustling new excitement of the season, and in the fall to view the foliage and visit the fairs. Some campgrounds do stay open all year enabling guests to enjoy sporting, sight-seeing, shopping and other activities. All in all, “diversity” is the operative word. Between types of camping equipment and experiences, destinations, and seasonal offerings— Maine has it all!

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Other States Associations

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Alabama ...................................850-562-7151 www.alabama-camping.com Alaska .......................................866-339-9082 www.alaskacampgrounds.net Arizona ....................................800-921-ATPA www.azrvparks.com California ...............................888-STAY-CTPA www.camp-california.com Camping Quebec.....................800-363-0457 www.campingquebec.com Colorado...................................888-686-8549 www.campcolorado.com Connecticut ..............................860-521-4704 www.campconn.com Florida ......................................850-562-7151 www.floridacamping.com Idaho ...........................................800-VISIT-ID www.rvidaho.org Indiana ......................................800-837-7842 www.campindiana.com Illinois .....................................860-895-CAMP www.illinoisgocamping.com Iowa ..........................................712-423-1387 www.gocampingiowa.org Kansas ......................................877-225-2782 www.ksrvparks.com Louisiana...................................225-590-3084 www.campinglouisiana.com Maine........................................888-274-9030 www.campmaine.com Maryland ..................................301-271-7012 www.mdcamping.com Massachusetts .........................774-284-1464 www.campmass.com Michigan ...................................888-406-2726 www.michcampgrounds.com Minnesota ................................651-778-2400 www.hospitalitymn.com Missouri ....................................636-940-0111 www.campinmissouri.com Montana ...................................406-656-7086 www.campingmontana.com National ARVC.........................800-395-2267 www.gocampingamerica.com New Hampshire .......................800-822-6764 www.ucampnh.com New Mexico.............................800-657-6555 www.campingnewmexico.com New York..................................800-497-2669 www.nycampgrounds.com New Jersey ..........................800-2-CAMP-NJ www.newjerseycampgrounds.com North Carolina .........................800-906-0907 www.campingcarolinas.com Ohio ..........................................877-787-7748 www.ohiocamper.com Oklahoma .................................405-787-5992 www.gocampingok.com Ontario .....................................877-672-2226 www.campinginontario.ca Oregon .....................................541-563-3485 www.camporca.com Pennsylvania ............................888-660-7262 www.pacamping.com Rhode Island ............................401-596-2766 www.ricampgrounds.com South Carolina .........................800-906-0907 www.campingcarolinas.com South Dakota ...........................605-666-4605 www.campsd.org Tennessee.................................931-487-9871 www.campintennessee.com Texas .........................................800-657-6555 www.texascampgrounds.com Vermont....................................802-748-4334 www.campvermont.com Virginia .....................................703-448-6863 www.virginiacampgrounds.com Wisconsin .................................800-843-1821 www.wisconsincampgrounds.com Wyoming ..................................307-733-1980 www.campwyoming.org

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New to Camping?

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A Few Tips to Get Started Are you a first time camper unsure of just where and how to begin? Whatever your age, interest or level of experience, this Guide is designed to get you started on years of successful camping excursions. Use it to contact campgrounds and plan carefree camping vacations. First, decide what kind of camping experience you want: Back-to-nature, Outdoors sports oriented, Family oriented, Resort, Travel oriented, Long term/seasonal. Secondly, consider possible destinations, whether city, quiet solitude, tourist attractions, shopping, natural landmarks, recreation areas or special events. Third, use the Guide to locate campgrounds in the areas of your choice. Contact the individual campgrounds for details on their amenities, services and activities.

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Spring, Summer or Fall, Maine Camping has it all. HARRY TOWNSEND

Camping in Maine during the summer months is a popular pastime for thousands of guests annually. Many campgrounds open early and close late, extending well beyond the reaches of the summer months. Why not enjoy Maine in the spring and fall? Many campgrounds and businesses alike are open for the season and anxious to welcome our state’s visitors. Numerous campgrounds offer reduced off-season rates! Popular tourist areas and attractions are less crowded. The spring months offer fresh vitality not only to nature, but to seasonal businesses and travelers alike. These beautiful weeks preceding the official start of summer offer campers an excellent opportunity to enjoy each day to its fullest. Many of our state’s guests leave for another year at the close of Labor Day weekend, missing the glorious fall months. When the crowds diminish, those who remain are at liberty to enjoy the sights and magnificent fall foliage. Barring local frosts, northern and northwestern portions of Maine are at their best during the last week in September. Eastern and central Maine follow suit during the first week in October; while the southern and coastal regions reach full color about the middle of October. Maine is also home to over twenty Agricultural Fairs, the majority of which are held during the months of August and September, winding up with the famous Fryeburg Fair the first full week of October.

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MARY PELRINE

Did you know? One of this country's foremost modern artists, Andrew Wyeth has captured the imaginations of millions of people with his entrancing images of Maine's landscape and her people. Many of Wyeth's paintings are displayed at the Farnsworth Gallery in Rockland, Maine.

South Coast Beaches

REGIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY VISITING

www.mainebeachesassociation.com www.visitmaine.com

Harvestfest in York Village is a three-day celebration in October each year that draws upwards of 40,000 visitors. Events include of live entertainment, juried crafts, a traditional ox roast, Kidsfest, a pumpkin stroll and fireworks. Patriots Day in Ogunquit celebrates patriotism with an annual Patriots Day Weekend celebration. Go back to the community’s roots, with historical characters walking the streets, musterings, and fife & drum concerts. There is also a craft show, tours of the Ogunquit Playhouse, a kids’ carnival, cookout, taste-tests, and casino night to round out the weekend. The Old Orchard Beach Car Show is held each September where hundreds of antique and classic automobiles are on display. The event offers trophies in 25 classes, music, food, games, raffle giveaways, 50/50 drawings, and other entertainment.

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Annual La Kermesse Festival in Biddeford—huge block party featuring traditional foods—late June. The Wells Chili Fest each August is a one-day event only featuring the Maine State Chili Cook-Off. The event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners in various categories (Chili, Chili Verde, and Salsa) may qualify to advance to the World Chili Championship Cook-Offs. Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport is a spirited 10-day Christmas celebration packed with traditional holiday festivities including shopping, lighted walks, caroling, food, entertainment and a tree lighting celebration. This event rivals only the 4th of July in this small seaside community.

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Classic Maine Coast… plus a whole lot more! The Greater Portland region offers beautiful vistas, succulent lobster, stately lighthouses, outdoor adventures, exceptional shopping, miles of unspoiled sand beaches, and a vibrant night life… everything you’ve come to expect from a Maine vacation, all within a 15 mile radius of the state’s largest metropolitan area. TOMMY’S PARK, DOWNTOWN, PORTLAND

Portland boasts the cultural attractions of a much larger city while retaining a friendly, small-town atmosphere. The brick and cobblestone streets of the Old Port are lined with artisans’ shops, galleries and boutiques, and fishermen still unload their catch on the working waterfront. Whether you prefer the unique boutiques of the Old Port, or easy access to Maine’s largest Mall with National stores, or a trip to Freeport to enjoy Maine’s most famous outfitter L.L. Bean, the Greater Portland region has shopping opportunities for every taste.

the excellence of Maine products - a perfect opportunity to experience the flavors of Maine, all on the magnificent coast during the beautiful harvest season.

Portland is home to spectator sports including hockey, baseball and basketball sports teams, a symphony orchestra, multiple theatre companies, and the Portland Museum of Art, one of the best art museums in New England.

Enjoy a day on Casco Bay visiting islands with the Casco Bay Ferries, relax on a traditional vintage schooner or windjammer, take a whale watch cruise or try hauling lobster in a real lobster boat - all from the center of downtown Portland.

The city has become a foodie destination with a wide range of culinary offerings, from the renowned lobster roll to fine dining. Maine chefs have earned accolades from James Beard to Maine Lobster Chef of the Year for innovative preparation of our fresh seafood, and locally procured produce. Harvest on the Harbor, Maine’s Premier Food and Wine Experience, is the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau’s toast to Maine’s culinary arts. This three day event brings together local creative chefs, locally grown and harvested foods, and

• The Portland Museum of Art - Maine's largest art museum, featuring Maine works by Homer, Wyeth and Hartley. (207) 775-6148

Perfect for a family getaway Portland offers children an exploratory experience at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine and the Portland Observatory. Greater Portland is also home to four lighthouses, the most famous of these being the picturesque Portland Headlight and museum, commissioned in 1791 by George Washington.

• The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine - A state of-the-art, hands-on educational facility. (207) 828-1234

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Portland • Freeport continued from page 30 • The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum - Discover the unique two foot gauge trains that linked rural Maine to the rest of the world. (207) 828-0814 • The Victoria Mansion in Portland A magnificent 1858-60 Victorian home with original furniture, carpets, chandeliers, paintings and wall decorations. (207) 772-4841 • The Wadsworth-Longfellow House (Portland) - Childhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (207) 774-1822 • The Maine Mall (South Portland) Features more than 135 stores, and the hub of many nearby stores, restaurants and theaters. (207) 774-0303 Continued on page 35

Freeport/Durham 82 Big Skye Lane • Durham, ME 04222 207-688-4288 • Reservations: 888-562-5609 www.freeportkoa.com Your Hosts, Christine and Bob Lane Great people. Great camping.™

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Portland • Freeport continued from page 34 • Casco Bay Lines - Year round narrated cruises, private charters and island commuter service. (207) 774-7571

• Maine Sailing Adventures - Two hour public and private Maine windjammer sail in Casco Bay. (207) 749-9169

• Cruise Excursions on Casco Bay/Portland Tours - A variety of day and sunset trips including deep-sea fishing, whale watching, educational, and scenic tours.

• Lucky Catch Cruises - A chance to experience first hand how to catch a lobster. (207) 761-0941

• Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours - Narrated tours of the city and the bay. (207) 774-0808

• Maine Foodie Tours - TASTE your way through the charming Old Port with Portland’s newest culinary tour. (207) 233-7485

• Portland Schooner Company Step aboard one of two Maine built classic wooden schooners for a tour of Casco Bay. (207) 766-2500

• Atlantic Adventures Deep Sea Fishing - Deep Sea fishing at its best! (207) 838-9902

BLUEBERRY POND CAMPING 218 Poland Range Rd. • POWNAL, MAINE 04069

IDEAL TENTING AND RVing • POOL Welcome to the peaceful deep-green environment of the Maine woods, out of the reach of the ocean fog. We invite you to explore our woods, nature trails, old stone walls and above all else the fresh air, birds and the “peepers.” Grill lobster, steak, fish and clams over our fire pits. Take an easy hike to Bradbury Mountain while nibbling on blueberries and raspberries on the way.

Come & Enjoy • L.L. BEAN & OUTLETS 4 MILES May 15 – October 31 • BILL HOOPER

Tel. (207) 688-4421 • Toll Free 1-877-290-1381 www.blueberrycampground.com • fun@blueberrycampground.com

FrostbiteME—A cultural, artistic and recreational event celebrating Maine’s GLBT community. March. Old Port Festival (Portland)— Sidewalk sales, crafts, food booths, children’s activities, music & live entertainment. First Sunday in June.

REGIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY VISITING

www.visitportland.com www.visitmaine.com

L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series (Freeport)—Saturday evening performances in L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park. National acts and Maine’s hottest local talents. June September. Yarmouth Clam Festival—Parade, races, entertainment, games, arts & crafts, and all the clams you can eat! July.

• Odyssey Whale Watch and Charters - Fully narrated whale watching aboard a 65 ft. custom built boat. (207) 775-0727 • Recreational activities - Your chance to be active outside amongst Maine’s natural beauty. • L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools - Unique outdoor experiences for all skill levels. (207) 552-3261 • Maine Island Kayak - Sea Kayak Casco Bay. (207) 766-2327

July and August Harvest on the Harbor, Maine’s premier food and wine experience—A three day celebration of local foods, exceptional wines from around the world, local beer and spirits, amazing chefs and presentations, and fun on Portland’s waterfront. October. Light up the Holidays—Downtown Portland is alive with joy-filled celebrations on its streets and many special events. End of November and December. Sparkle Weekend (Freeport)— Parade, carolers, Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides. Early December.

Portland’s Alive at Five Concerts— Thursday evening concerts from 5- 8pm in Portland’s Monument Square.

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• Freeport USA - Picturesque historical village boasting over 200 retail shops and businesses. (207) 865-1212


Western Lakes & Mountains Maine’s Western Lakes & Mountains Region is truly a four-season destination. Not only is the region close, its one hour from the Portland Jetport; it’s also family-friendly, safe and affordable.

LEWISTON • CURTIS WEEMAN

The region is a study in contrasts, from the hustle bustle of Lewiston-Auburn to the rural Sebago Lakes area to the quiet serenity and winding back roads of quaint New England villages like Bethel, Norway, Farmington, and Rangeley. Best known for its crystal clear lakes and rugged mountain ranges, the region also offers many outdoor activities including water sports, fishing, hiking, biking, golfing and skiing. When it’s time to relax and refuel, choose from many great restaurants in the area. You might enjoy a handcrafted brew at a local pub, or a family outing to a homemade ice cream stand. If you’re looking for a unique experience, there are opportunities to enjoy llama trekking or digging in quarries for gemstones and minerals such as amethysts, tourmaline, garnet and topaz. You might even try your hand at panning for gold. The well-known Sebago Lake area is the hub for all kinds of recreational boating. Launch your own craft at several points around the lake or head to the Naples Causeway between Sebago and Long Lake to rent canoes, kayaks, wave runners, fishing boats or a large pontoon.

The hand-operated Songo Locks, the only one remaining from 27 locks built in the 1830s, makes it possible to see the entire 42-mile waterway encompassing Sebago Lake, Songo River, Brandy Pond and Long Lake. Unlike many small towns with similar histories, the buildings of Norway have remained relatively intact. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Norway’s bustling Main Street is characterized by unique, locally owned shops, restaurants, and other businesses housed in architecturally significant buildings from the early 1900s. The quintessential and historic New England town of Bethel serves as an entry to the White Mountain National Forest, Grafton Notch State Park, and two of the finest covered bridges in Maine are found in South Andover and Newry. Elsewhere, the Rangeley Lakes area is an authentic fourseason recreational community. The area includes some of the best hunting and fishing in Maine, including more than 40 trout and salmon lakes and ponds. Incredible mountain views along the Carrabassett River, and unrivaled picnic spots such as Eustis Ridge can be found nearby at the Bigelow Mountain Range.

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• The Oxford Plains Speedway is ideal for those who enjoy NASCAR racing and is home each July to the “Oxford 250.”

wildflowers, perennials and 98 varieties of lilac. • A wildlife viewing blind at the southern end of the White Mountain National Forest near Bethel now offers visitors an opportunity to observe a 25-acre wetland complete with wildlife. Continued on page 40

• The McLaughlin Foundation Paris is one of the most beloved gardens and arboretums in Maine. It was started in 1936 and is full of

Naturally, no Maine region would be complete without a good oldfashioned country fair and Maine’s Lakes and Mountains features three of the oldest and best—the Oxford County Fair in early September, the Farmington Fair in late September, and the Fryeburg Agricultural Fair in early October. While many visitors arrive in the Maine’s Lakes and Mountains with the idea of spending most of their time in, on or near water, they soon discover there is much more to do. Some of the region’s most popular activities and attractions include: • Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, modeled after a 1900’s taxidermy shop, is where Maine’s rich outdoor sporting history, traditions and personalities come alive in Oquossoc, the heart of Maine’s fishing and hunting since the mid 1800’s. • 19th Century Willowbrook Village in Newfield offers a wonderful respite for families and a chance to experience life the way it used to be through displays, settings and handson activities. • The Stanley Museum in Kingfield celebrates F.E. and F.O. Stanley, the manufacturers of the Stanley Steamer

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The commercial hub of the region, Lewiston-Auburn, originally came into its own in the mid-1800s when textiles and shoemaking were among the top industries of the day. Nowadays the twin cities are best known for the Great Falls Balloon Festival and several other festivals that highlight the area’s renaissance. Lewiston- Auburn is also well known for the performing arts with performances at the Public Theatre, Community Little Theatre, Maine Music Society, L/A Arts, and The Maple Room. The recently renovated Franco American Heritage Center hosts musical performances from world renowned pianists to symphony. And Museum L/A celebrates the industrial history of the area.

automobiles, with displays of steam cars from 1905, 1910 and 1916. It also features the work of their sister Chansonetta, a well-known photographer of rural Maine.


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Steep Falls 675-2267 Bethel (800) 533-3607 3 Black Brook Cove Campground Oquossoc 486-3828 4 Brandy Pond Park Naples 693-3129 5 Bridgton Marina Inc. Bridgton 647-2931 6 Colonial Mast Campground Naples 693-6652 7 Cupsuptic Campground Adamstown Township 864-5249 8 Deer Farm Campground Kingfield 265-4599 9 Dummer’s Beach Campground Weld 585-2200 10 Family-N-Friends Campground Sebago Lake 642-2200 11 Four Seasons Camping Area Naples 693-6797 12 Granger Pond Camping Area Denmark 452-2342 13 Hebron Pines RV & Golf Hebron 740-2179 14 Honey Run Beach & Campground Peru 562-4913 15 Kokatosi Campground Raymond 627-4642 16 Lakeside Pines Campground Bridgton 647-3935 17 Littlefield Beaches Campground Greenwood 875-3290 18 Loon’s Haven Family Campground Naples 693-6881 19 Martin Stream Campground Turner 740-2240 20 Mount Blue State Park Weld 585-2347 21 Naples Campground Naples 693-5267 22 Papoose Pond Resort & CG Waterford 583-4470 23 Pleasant Mountain Camping Area Denmark 452-2170 24 Pleasant River Campground Bethel 836-2000 25 Point Sebago Resort Casco (800) 655-1232 26 Poland Spring Campground Auburn 998-2151 27 Range Pond Campground Poland 998-2624 28 Rangeley Lake State Park Rangeley 864-3858 29 River Run Canoe & Camp Brownfield 452-2500 30 Riverbend Campground Leeds 524-5711 31 Sebago Lake Family Campground Sebago Lake 787-3671 32 Sebago Lake State Park Naples 693-6613 33 Shannons Saco River Sanctuary Brownfield 452-2274 34 South Arm Campground Andover 364-5155 35 Stony Brook Recreation Bethel 824-2836 36 Troll Valley Campground Farmington 778-3656 37 Two Lakes Camping Area Oxford 539-4851 38 Vacationland Campground Harrison 583-4953 39 Vicki-Lin Camping Area Bridgton 647-2630 40 Where the Heck R We? CG Jay 645-4595 41 Woodland Acres Camp N Canoe Brownfield 935-2529 2 Bethel Outdoor Adventure & CG

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Did you know? There are more than 2,500 lakes and 5,000 streams in the state of Maine. Maine contains 32,000 miles of rivers and streams equal to more than the combined length of the Mississippi, Amazon, Yangtze and Nile rivers...and THAT would be a very, very long canoe ride.

Western Lakes & Mountains continued from page 37 • Maine’s history is on display at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. The 430-acre farm presents rural life during post-Civil War days from the perspective of those who actually lived at the time. • The 1870 Sunday River Bridge near Newry is one of Maine’s most photographed and painted covered bridges. • The Farm and House Museum in Wilton houses a collection of shoemaking and farm tools, an extensive bottle collection, an exhibit featuring Sylvia Hardy, Maine's Giantess and memorabilia of G.H. Bass, the originator of Bass Shoe. • The Cascades in Rangeley is an impressive natural gorge and waterfall and nearby Small Falls has a stairway built along the Sandy River for exceptional views. • Maine’s Paper & Heritage Museum in Livermore Falls teaches the history of the paper industry along the Androscoggin River and its surrounding communities, offering educational programs and events to the public. We invite you in to learn how paper is made. • The Nordica Homestead Museum in Farmington is the 1857 homestead of 19th-century opera singer Lillian Nordica and features spectacular gowns, stage jewelry, opera scores and personal items. • The Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary Lewiston is a 372-acre preserve considered one of New England’s largest bird and small-animal sanctuaries. • The Shaker Museum in the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village of New Gloucester is the last Shaker community in the country. Shaker furniture, inventions, early American tools, tin and woodenware, textiles and fancy goods are displayed.

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Chester Greenwood, a Farmington entrepreneur, has gone down in history as the inventor of earmuffs. Greenwood was 15 when he designed his first pair of ear protectors out of wire, beaver fur and cloth. Chester Greenwood modeling his invention.

He also invented the wide bottom kettle, spring steel rake, shock absorber that is an ancestor to today's airplane-landing gear, a new type of spark plug, a simple donut hook, a folding bed, and bearings to keep wheels from wrenching off.

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MOOSE CROSSING

National Scenic Byways Maine is criss-crossed with miles and miles of scenic highways and back roads that lead from the mountains to the ocean, from quiet inlet bays to secluded wooded glens set back far into the endless forests and woodlands for which Maine is so well known. In fact, the Federal Department of Transportation through its National Scenic Byways Program has officially designated four Maine roadways as Scenic Byways and gave one—the Acadia Byway—its highest honor as an AllAmerican Road. The four roadways, and the description given each by the National Scenic Byways Committee are as follows:

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The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway is a snapshot in time. Tracing the route of generations of travelers between Maine and Quebec, this segment of Route 201 is one of the most beautiful in the northeast. This scenic corridor winds right alongside the Kennebec River, Wyman Lake, the Dead River and vast working forests. Due to its remote and unspoiled character, this is a spectacular place.

The Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway is composed of Route 17 and Route 4 and runs through the mountains of western Maine. The route offers fantastic vistas of the rugged mountains and cascading rivers and streams. The area has a rich history from ancient settlers to the logging industry that shapes its character today. The Schoodic Scenic Byway travels through one of the last frontiers on the eastern seaboard (along Route 1 and 186 from Sullivan to Prospect Harbor). This region has many protected and private lands that are maintained as open space and agriculture to reveal an unspoiled and “real” Maine. Pass through a working landscape of lobstering, clamming, blueberry barons and timberland.

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The Acadia Byway accesses Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Captivating vistas will surround you from craggy shorelines and granite-capped mountains to crystal lakes and old growth forests. This island is perfect for exploring, with extensive carriage roads and hiking trails giving access to all areas of Acadia National Park.


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www.westernmaine.org www.visitmaine.com Windham Summerfest—third Saturday in June. Annual Moxie Festival in Lisbon Falls— celebrates the mystique of the beverage with a parade and activities—early July. Mollyockett Day, held on the Bethel Common—always the third Saturday in July Casco Days, the largest festival in the Sebago Lakes Region, always the 4th week of July Kingfield Community Days— family celebration— end of July Norway Sidewalk Art Festival— the second Saturday in July Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day in Oquossoc—early August Blueberry Festival in Rangeley— mid August Andover Olde Home Days— community celebration—early August Great Falls Balloon Festival and Art Show in Lewiston—midAugust Bethel Harvest Fest & Chowdah Cookoff, always the third Saturday in September Oxford County Fair—a great, local Maine fair—the second week in September Norlands Living History Center in Livermore Falls—autumn celebration— late September Fryeburg Fair—a top attraction in Maine features a large midway, agricultural exhibits and racing— early October Local Holiday and Special Events Live Theater and Art Performances

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There’s More to Maine

Make sure to take lots of pictures on this year’s camping trip and enter our photo contest. See page 89 for details.

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Reservations Are Important

Peak weeks in the summer are from the close of school until Labor Day. During this time most campgrounds encourage reservations and some have minimum requirements for holiday weekends and heavily booked vacation weeks. Although you may find a campsite available if you travel without reservations, we urge you to call ahead if you have certain dates and accommodations in mind. Be sure you understand reservation and refund policies for the campground. These are necessary so the campground can plan appropriately and facilitate other requests. We hope your visit will be pleasurable and that you will return again soon.

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Mid-coast Maine’s Mid-coast region is defined by coastal Route 1, which skirts an irregular rockbound shoreline that changes dramatically from the sandy beaches of Maine’s South Coast.

CAMDEN HARBOR • TIM HARLOW

Much of Maine’s maritime history is found in this region—from the historic and well-known Maine Maritime Museum in Bath to the finely restored row of Captains’ homes along Route 1 in Searsport. Of course, with the ocean so predominate, it’s only natural much of the recreational activities in the region center on the sea—from puffin watching to whale watching, from deep-sea fishing to lobster bakes on remote islands. Some of Maine’s most famous “clam shacks” are also found here and, of course, lobster, fresh fish and ‘chowdah’ are always on the menu. In addition, there are numerous fishing villages such as Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Five Islands, and Belfast where you can go right out on the pier and watch the lobster and the fish brought in daily. In fact, in many spots you can choose the lobster that looks just right for your evening meal. The Mid-coast is also home to Maine’s historic windjammer fleet and the schooners can be found nestled alongside lobster boats and pleasure crafts in both Rockland and Camden.

While the Mid-coast is known primarily for its rocky coast, some of the most beautiful and sandy beaches in Maine are found at Reid State Park in Georgetown and at Popham Beach. Reid State Park features nearly a mile and a half of sand beaches, dunes, marshes, ledges and ocean, plus a warm saltwater pond for swimming. Not all activities are water-related, of course. There are art galleries galore throughout the Mid-coast Region, and antique shops and small handcrafted jewelry and knick-knack stores are everywhere. There are flea markets and garage sales; there are auction barns and auction houses, and the region offers some of the most diverse, interesting and memorable art galleries in Maine. Two of Maine’s most famous festivals — Windjammer Days held each June in Boothbay Harbor, and Rockland’s Lobster Festival held each August — are found in the Mid-coast Region and there are numerous strawberry festivals, church suppers, bean hole suppers and chowder dinners to please even the most discerning of visitors. While there is plenty to see and do here, most of the fun is exploring on your own. However, here are a few opportunities to get you started: Continued on page 56

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See pages 93-96 for physical & GPS locations & website & email addresses. All campgrounds have a Map Location Number; see map on adjacent page for campground location. Bold names have display ads. CAMPGROUND

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Richmond 582-5086 Camden 236-3109 3 Chewonki Campground Wiscasset 882-7426 4 Gray Homestead Oceanfront Boothbay Harbor 633-4612 5 Hermit Island Campground Phippsburg 443-2101 6 Lake Pemaquid, Inc. Damariscotta 563-5202 7 Lobster Buoy Campsites South Thomaston 594-7546 8 Meadowbrook Camping Bath 443-4967 9 Mic Mac Cove Campground Union 785-4100 10 Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort Belfast 338-6860 11 Northport Travel Park CG Belfast 338-2077 12 Ocean View Park Inc. Popham Beach 389-2564 13 Orr’s Island Campground Orr’s Island 833-5595 14 Sagadahoc Bay Campground Georgetown Island 371-2014 15 Saltwater Farm Campground Thomaston 354-6735 16 Searsport Shores Ocean Camping Searsport 548-6059 17 Sennebec Lake Campground Appleton 785-4250 18 Sherwood Forest Campsite Pemaquid (800) 274-1593 19 Shore Hills Campground Boothbay 633-4782 20 Thomas Point Beach Park & CG Brunswick (877) 872-4321 21 Townline Camping LLC Nobleboro 832-7055 22 Warren Island State Park Islesboro 941-4014 2 Camden Hills State Park

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Mid-coast continued from page 54 • The Theater Project in Brunswick is a great place to take children for a special afternoon or evening of theater. The 80- seat theater features “live” actors and plenty of fun. • The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath includes indoor and outdoor exhibitions and features paintings, ship models, carvings, boats and other marine artifacts.

Pole explorer, Admiral Robert E. Peary, the island is equipped with a pier so visitation is possible for picnickers, nature enthusiasts and history buffs. • The Woolwich Historical Society Museum depicts life as it was 80 to 200 years ago displayed in a farmhouse of the period and a post and beam barn.

• Owls Head Transportation Museum includes a collection of historic aircraft, automobiles and engines. During the summer and fall, special exhibits are on display and include everything from WWI aircraft to early Corvettes.

• The Musical Wonder House in Wiscasset — which calls itself “Maine’s Prettiest Village” — includes a collection of restored antique musical boxes, player pianos and related items displayed in fine period settings in an 1852 sea captain’s mansion.

• Eagle Island in South Harpswell is located about three miles off the coast. The summer home of North

• The Boothbay Railroad Village is a great family spot. You can experience a steam train ride which

includes a special treat known as ‘Kissing Bridge,’ and wends its way through a peaceful village and beautiful gardens. There is also an outstanding exhibit of more than 50 antique vehicles. • Colonial Pemaquid is situated on a point of land at the mouth of the Pemaquid River in Bristol. Archeological excavations have unearthed 14 foundations of 17thand 18th-century structures. Fort William Henry is adjacent to the settlement site. • The Maine State Prison Showroom in Thomaston features furniture, novelty items of a nautical nature and ship models all hand made by inmates.

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Mid-coast continued from page 56 • The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland ranks among the finest regional art museums in the nation. The collection includes many works by the Wyeth family and other major American artists from Colonial times to the present. • The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport is a village of eight buildings, and the finest collection of marine art in Maine.

Near the Ocean in Coastal Damariscotta Wi-Fi Available

Reservations Accepted

Locally Owned and Opertated

Family Camping Since 1958

Quiet, Wooded Sites on Pemaquid Lake Pool • Jacuzzis • Sauna • Rec Hall • Playgrounds • Fishing Shallow Beach • Rental Boats, Canoes and Kayaks

• The Fort Knox State Historic Site in Stockton Springs is a splendid example of granite craftsmanship. Construction began in 1844 and continued for 25 years. The fort was built to protect the Penobscot River Valley, and the structure, including spiral staircases of granite, have remained in excellent shape for more than a century.

Did you know? Mt. Katahdin is 5,268 ft. above sea level. That’s approximately 1 mile high.

Scheduled Summer Activities & Events

Rental Cabins and Cottages Island Camping • Rental Ocean Cottages

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Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor is the only national park in New England

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Annual Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor—some of the most beautiful schooners in the U.S.—late June. Bath Heritage Days—a 3-day maritime festival with entertainment—first week in July. Rockland’s Schooner Days—first weekend after Fourth of July.

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Annual Lobster Festival in Rockland— celebrate the region’s heritage with Maine lobster and over 60,000 lobster lovers—end of July/early August.

Annual Maine Festival in Brunswick— entertainers and arts and crafts—early August. Aerobatic Air Show near Rockland at Owls Head Transportation Museum— early August. Local Holiday and Special Events Live Theater and Art Performances

Did you know? Approximately 40 millions pounds (nearly 90 percent) of the nation's lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine. www.campmaine.com

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Camping with pets We understand and appreciate that pets are often an important part of camping families. Please call ahead to be sure the campground you choose has a pet policy that works for you. Many campgrounds in Maine allow pets. Management has to be sensitive to non-pet owners comfort levels when formulating their properties rules. Here are some examples of rules you might expect: 1. Keep pets on a short leash at all times. 2. Carry proof of vaccinations. 3. If you leave take your pet with you. 4. Pick up after your pet and properly dispose of all pet waste in trash receptacles. 5. If your pet misbehaves, it is your fault and you may be asked to leave. 6. For health and safety reasons pets are not allowed in pool and playground areas. Your cooperation and understanding will help. Thank you.

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Kennebec & Moose River Valleys The Kennebec & Moose River Valley is best known for fertile farmlands, countless lakes, streams and ponds, and the historically important Kennebec River. While all types of outdoor activities abound throughout the valley, whitewater rafting on many of the beautiful rivers that flow through this region is especially important.

THE MOOSE RIVER’S NAMESAKE • STANLEY GOTT

While the Kennebec and Moose River Valley contain some of Maine’s largest cities — Waterville, Skowhegan and Augusta — it is best known for its rolling countryside and quiet, old-fashioned villages that define the Winthrop, China and Belgrade lakes area and other towns to the north. Families are especially attracted to this region because of the many opportunities to fish, canoe, hike or bike. Sightseeing, a major item on most people’s agenda, as well as antique hunting, shopping at the numerous vegetable stands and garage sales are found on many of the area’s back roads. State fairs are a staple of the region and one of the largest is the Skowhegan State Fair in August. It is the oldest continuously operating state fair in the country. History also plays an important role in the Kennebec and Moose River Valley. For instance, Maine’s capital city — Augusta — while the second smallest in the United States (only Montpelier, Vermont, has fewer residents) — offers tours of several museums, historic homes and the oldest surviving wooden fort in New England. Speaking of history, Gardiner and Hallowell are quaint river towns now considered antique centers. Both feature brick sidewalks and turn-of-the-century lampposts that

remind visitors of a bygone era and invite them to sample several interesting restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. In addition, a major roadway — Route 201 — follows the trail Benedict Arnold took during his march to Quebec in 1775. A beautiful ride, especially during the late summer and early fall, 201 will take you to the northern portion of this region, which is mostly owned by the paper companies that manage Maine’s huge forest industry. Once there, you’ll discover The Forks, a major outdoor and whitewater rafting area lying at the confluence of the Dead River from the west and the Kennebec River from the east. More than a dozen whitewater rafting outfits are now housed in The Forks. Route 201 then pushes north to the Canadian border at Jackman — a four-season recreational area heavily involved in whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. There are several things to see and places to visit in this region. They include: • The Blaine House in Augusta, built in 1833, was given to the state in 1919 to be used as the Governor’s mansion. Continued on page 64

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Kennebec & Moose River Valleys continued from page 62 • The State House in Augusta was designed by noted Boston architect Charles Bulfinch and built in 1829. • The Maine State Museum in Augusta houses some of the most historic artifacts in Maine, especially those associated with the Native Americans who lived in the area. A small admission fee is required. No cost to students and educational groups. • Old Fort Western in Augusta is New England’s oldest surviving wooden fort. Costumed museum teachers interpret 18th-century military, settlement, trade and family life in the original main house built in 1754. • The L.C. Bates Museum in Hinkley is known for its exhibits of natural history housed in a 1903 school building. Collections include natural history, Americana, art, archeology and ethnology.

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• Fort Halifax in Winslow was the oldest blockhouse in the United States before it was destroyed in an April flood in 1987. A reconstructed blockhouse — which includes many of the original timbers — now stands on the Fort’s original site. Located on Rt. 2 • Skowhegan, ME

• The Pittsfield Train Depot Museum features Civil War, railroad, and Lance House Hotel memorabilia. • Arnold’s Landing in Solon is the site of Benedict Arnold’s camp. • Moxie Falls, one of Maine’s highest waterfalls (96-foot drop) located two miles north of The Forks. • The Waterville Opera House is home to local, national and international theater, music and film performances.

207-474-6482 Waterfront sites Free cable TV • Free Wi-Fi Pet friendly • Pool Laundry facilities Clean bath houses Boat docking available Drive thru sites (when available) 1300' of waterfront for boating, swimming, and fishing

Open May 15 to October 15

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Annual Whatever Family Festival on the Kennebec River from Augusta to Gardiner—features parades, food, water sports and water races—late June. Pittston Fair—agricultural fair with a midway—end of June. Old Hallowell Days—parade, crafts, music—mid-July. Central Maine Egg Festival in Pittsfield—mid-July. Richmond Days—late July. REGIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY VISITING

www.kennebecvalley.org www.visitmaine.com

Skowhegan Log Days—lobster bake, chicken bar-b-que, logging events, circus and more—late July. Skowhegan State Fair—top attraction— early August. Common Ground Country Fair in Unity—a true agricultural fair— September. Local Holiday and Special Events Live Theater and Art Performances.

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DownEast & Acadia The DownEast & Acadia Region is extremely diverse with a beautiful and dramatic coastline as well as inland areas with rich forests, meandering rivers and sparkling lakes carved out by the receding glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age. The region boasts everything from the 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain—the highest point on the eastern seaboard north of Rio de Janeiro— to the beauty of Passamaquoddy Bay, the first place the sun rises in the U.S. to the natural splendor of Grand Lake. We also have more lighthouses (24!) than any other region in Maine. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK • CHRISTIAN BLOUIN

Seafaring traditions and culture are still thriving in many of the coastal towns and villages. Whale watching, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing and fishing are all part of what make the DownEast & Acadia Region special and our history is preserved through our historic homes, museums and historical societies.

Further to the west is Ellsworth. The shops and restaurants in Ellsworth’s quaint downtown are delightful for an afternoon stroll or to have a delicious dining experience. If you enjoy theater, you may want to check out the performances at the restored Grand Theater right on Main St.

As you enter the region from the west, you will cross over the brand new Penobscot Narrows Bridge. This engineering marvel also boasts an observatory, over 400 feet high, from which you can see the entire region. Accessible from Fort Knox, you will not want to miss the view from the top. After you cross the bridge, you will enter the town of Bucksport. Folklore buffs might want to stop at the historic cemetery in town to see the grave of Jonathan Buck, with the footprint of a witch on his stone.

No Maine destination is as well known or visited as Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island. The secondmost visited national park in the United States, Acadia is an impressive 35,000 acres in area and includes 41 miles of spectacular coastline. Visitors to the park will want to experience the carriage trails, maybe including a stop for popovers and tea in the afternoon. The Park Loop Road is the link to many of the interesting sites located within the park, including Sand Beach and Thunder Hole, a tidal cavern that allows trapped water to create booming water spouts that shoot up to 40 feet in the air. Explore the entire island. Discover Bar Harbor, with its shops, museums, and restaurants, as well as quaint towns such as Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont. You might also like to visit the Schoodic Point and Isle au Haut, two areas of the park not located on Mount Desert Island.

The Blue Hill Peninsula is an area rich in beauty and renowned for its artist community and its rich maritime history. The town of Castine, home to the Maine Maritime Academy, is one of Maine’s historic jewels. Nearby is a half-mile-long suspension bridge spanning Eggemoggin Reach to Deer Isle and Stonington, one of Maine’s liveliest lobster towns. You will also want to visit Blue Hill itself with its small town charm and lovely shops and galleries.

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DownEast & Acadia continued from page 68 Heading further downeast from Mount Desert Island, you will find the Schoodic Peninsula with its towns of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor. To the east, explore Milbridge, Harrington and Columbia Falls, quaint villages with rich histories. Or visit Cherryfield’s National Register Historic District with its 52 architecturally significant buildings from the 1800s. Nature is also allowed to take center stage here as the land bears native wild blueberries (80 percent of the nation's wild blueberry crops are raised here) and virgin timber,

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and the earth sustains an amazing range of wildlife, from moose and deer to eagles and puffins. Numerous quiet trails and treelined lanes often lead to unmatched ocean views, and coastal communities such as Jonesport and Jonesboro offer visitors the opportunity to visit typical fishing piers, nature preserves and even a shellfish hatchery or two. If you love lobster, Jonesport and Beal’s Island are not to be missed.

centerpiece of Washington County’s tens of thousands of acres of wild lands and celebrates the blueberry harvest each year in August. Incorporated in 1763, the village’s history goes back centuries. It was here, near Fort O'Brien, that the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War took place even before the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. Machias is also the commercial hub of Washington County and the wreath making center of Maine.

Situated between the ocean and wide, flat wild blueberry barrens to the north, Machias is the

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Timberland Acres RV Park “Where Friendly People Meet”

Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal Rates Available Jimmie & Elizabeth Awalt, Your Hosts

Groups and Big Rigs Welcome

Open May 15-Oct 15 (207) 667-3600 Laundry • Pool • 50 Amps Propane • WiFi

57 Harbor Rd., Trenton, ME 04605 timberlandacresrvpark.com

DownEast & Acadia continued from page 70 The first place in America to see the sunrise is the Way DownEast Region. The area is ideal for bird watching and moose spotting and you won’t want to miss a visit to Quoddy Head State Park and the candystriped lighthouse on the easternmost point of the U.S. Or cross the bridge into Canada (don’t forget your passport or passport card!) and spend the day visiting FDR’s summer home and grounds on Campobello Island. Continuing along Route One, another interesting attraction is a granite monument on the road between the coastal communities of Lubec and Eastport. Placed at the site of the Reversing Falls Park by the National Geographic Society, the monument marks the 45th parallel, the exact midpoint between the equator and the North Pole. Take your picture standing in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere! Eastport is a thriving community with shops, historic sites and wonderful restaurants. It’s also a great place to take a whale watching cruise and see whales, porpoises, eagles and nature at its most pristine. Calais, the largest community in the region, was settled in 1770 and is home to the St. Croix Island International Historic Site. There, in 1604, Sieur de Mons and Samuel Champlain settled with about 80 others, making it the first permanent French settlement in the New World. Continued on page 73

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Make sure to stop en route to visit the St. Croix Island International Historic Site overlooking the site of that settlement. If you enjoy hunting and fishing you won’t want to miss a visit to Grand Lake Stream. It is world famous for excellent fly fishing and there are Registered Maine Guides who can take you to the best spots. Some Places to visit: • The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor features Maine Native American archaeology, history and culture • The Natural History Museum at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor features dioramas depicting the plant and animal life of coastal Maine. • The Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving in Southwest Harbor offers everything from miniature waterfowl to life size owls, from carving demonstrations to wildlife art exhibits. • The Mt. Desert Oceanarium is located in two locations and children and adults may enjoy the close-up views of Maine's watery "denizens" and get to know them up close in the "Touch Tank" and at the lobster hatchery. • Columbia Falls is home to the Ruggles House, an 1818 showplace, built by Judge Thomas Ruggles. • The Burnham Tavern Museum in Machias was built in 1770 and is the oldest building in eastern Maine and the only one with a Revolutionary War history. It was the meeting place for the men who gathered to fight the first naval battle of the war. • Moose-horn National Wildlife Refuge features more than 22,000 acres of hills, streams, lakes, bogs and marshes. It is open to hiking and nature watching of more than 200 species of birds and plenty of moose. Continued on page 74

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207-853-4471

Web Site: EastportMaine.com Email: BasilPottle@yahoo.com

Your Host: Basil Pottle

Norwood Road, Eastport, ME 04631

Oceanfront Camping and Cabins Overlook Cadillac Mountain and Flanders Bay • Located on “The Quiet Side” near Schoodic Acadia National Park • Waterfront & Shaded Sites • Swimming & Kayaking • Lobster & Seafood Next Door • 1 DAY FREE w/Week • Wi-Fi • Electric, Water and Full Hookups

Mountainview Campground Route 1, Sullivan, ME 04664

207-422-6408

RV Sites • Tent Sites • 9 Cabins • Motel Laundromat • Showers & Rest Rooms Full Hookups (W/S/E/CTV) Wi-Fi • ATM • Fishing Dock • Boat Launching Gift Shop • Lounge • Dining Room

Did you Know? Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable.

DownEast & Acadia continued from page 73 • Lubec—the easternmost town in the United States—features West Quoddy State Park. The 485-acre site located right on Maine's bold coast offers hiking trails and picnic areas with views of Canada, Grand Manan Island, whales and sea birds. Here you will find the highly photographed, red-striped West Quoddy Head Light. • The Waponahki Museum and Resource Center in Perry features old photos of Passamaquoddy Indians, old basketry and crafts, as well as mannequins formed by individuals of the tribe. • Roque Bluffs State Park is a great picnic area featuring a fresh water pond and 900 yards of sandy beach. There is also a great playground, restrooms and pedestal grills.

Maine is the only state that shares its border with only one other state.

www.flandersbay.com

* In the Heart of Acadia National Park * We offer tent, water & electric and full hook-up sites or try one of our camp cabins!

Wooded sites for tents and pop-ups Water & electric service (20, 30 & 50 amp.) Picnic tables and fire rings at each site

Free Wi-Fi Free Cable TV

Large heated pool with slide and kiddy pool Full hook-up sites with shade for large RV’s Pull-thru’s and dumping station

Camp Cabins are attractively tucked into the trees (sleeps 5, elec. lights, refrigerator, and gas grill) Laundry & Clean Restrooms with Free Hot Showers Ice, Wood, Groceries, Candy, Gifts, Ice Cream, Live Lobsters & LP Gas Four-acre Recreation Field, Playground, Horseshoes, Badminton, Volleyball & Basketball Island Highlights include Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Boat Excursions, Whale Watching, Shopping and Dining Free Public Transportation throughout Mount Desert Island Visit our Web Site at: www.smugglersdencampground.com or e-mail us at: email@smugglersdencampground.com

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P.O. Box 787, Route 102, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

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Lupine Festival, Deer Isle / Stonington, third weekend in June. Fourth of July Celebrations—check locally for all the fun! REGIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY VISITING

www.downeastacadia.com www.visitmaine.com

International Festival, Calais, early August. Indian Day at Pleasant Point Reservation near Eastport, Early August. Wild Blueberry Festival, Third Weekend in August, Machias. Winter Harbor Lobster Festival— second Saturday in August. Blue Hill Fair—Labor Day Weekend.

Music Festivals including, Machias Bay Concert Series, Schoodic Arts Festival, Kneisel Hall Concerts, Eastport Arts Center Concert Series, Bar Harbor Music Festival, Pierre Monteux Concert Series, throughout the season. Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival, last weekend in July. Bucksport Bay Festival, last full weekend in July.

Pirate Festival and Salmon Festival—Eastport, second weekend in September. Autumn Gold—Ellsworth, Last weekend in September. Oktoberfest and Food Festival— second Saturday in October at Smuggler’s Den Campground in Southwest Harbor.

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Wings, Waves and Woods on Deer Isle (Weekend before Memorial Day), Downeast Birding Festival in Whiting (Memorial Day Weekend) and the Acadia Birding Festival on Mount Desert Island (second weekend in June).


Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands Welcome to the Maine Highlands the natural wonder of Maine. A place where the pathways are yours to create. Where adventure is not choreographed and the wilderness of the land is not just a memory.

MT. KATAHDIN • STANLEY GOTT

Two of Maine’s most spectacular natural assets are located within the scenic “The Maine Highlands” region. The 40-mile long Moosehead Lake, and the majestic and challenging mile-high Mt. Katahdin at Baxter State Park attract outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.

While in the Katahdin-area, you might want to visit:

Though it has many aspects of the great wilderness, it is in fact a working forest supplying fiber for many of the products you use on a daily basis. The Maine Highlands region offers some of the finest camping, fishing, boating, hiking and hunting anywhere.

• The Lumberman’s Museum in Patten depicts the golden days of the logger and lumberjack.

Spectacular views and impressive panoramas can be found throughout the region, but nothing is more spectacular than Baxter State Park. Left in perpetuity to the state by Gov. Percival Baxter, the 200,000-acre forest preserve is a massive tract of land traversed by remote hiking trails and dominated by Mt. Katahdin. The park is also famous for its Maine wildlife — bears, moose, eagles and deer — and the fact it marks the beginning of the 2,050- mile Appalachian Trail. Another must-see location is in nearby Brownville Junction. Gulf Hagas, as it is known, is a 3-mile gorge often called the “Grand Canyon of the East.” One of the major communities in this part of the region — Millinocket — has a rich history of papermaking and lumbering and several museums allow visitors to appreciate and understand that part of Maine’s history.

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• The Ambejejus Boom House on Ambejejus Lake in Millinocket offers insights into the old days of papermaking.

• The Millinocket Museum includes artifacts and collections relating to period appliances, money and Native American craftwork. • The Northern Timber Cruisers Antique Snowmobile Museum is located in Millinocket and offers the history of early snowmobiling in the Katahdin region. • Our newly designated scenic byway, on Route 11 from Grindstone (northeast of Millinocket) to Patten. If Mt. Katahdin dominates one third of this extensive region, another third of the area is dominated by Moosehead Lake. More than 40-miles long and up to 20 miles wide in some areas, the lake’s picturesque shoreline includes everything from bogs to sandy beaches. The largest lake in New England, Moosehead is dotted with islands and ringed by high mountains that offer great opportunities for picnics, scenic vistas and photographs.

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Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands continued from page 76 Greenville, nestled at the southern tip of Moosehead Lake, serves as base camp for many guide services, outfitters, canoe renters and rafting adventurers. It’s also the largest seaplane base in New England, and hundreds of seaplanes buzz into Greenville for the International Seaplane Fly-in Weekend in September. Another natural attraction at Moosehead Lake is Mt. Kineo, a 700-foot-high peninsula connected to the east shore of Moosehead, though sometimes that piece of land is covered by water. Once the home of an exclusive and stately summer resort, Mt. Kineo is another great site for picnics, exploring and adventure. Kineo is a mountain of

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rhyolite that the Native Americans used to make their arrowheads. It is about a one-mile boat ride to Kineo from the west shore of Moosehead in Rockwood. Must-sees in the Greenville area include: • The Moosehead Marine Museum offers a collection of photographs and memorabilia from the lake’s steamboat history. • The S/S Katahdin, a restored 1914 steamboat ferries passengers around the lake during the summer months. • Annual Forest Heritage Days in Greenville—Early August (see Moosehead Chamber website for description).

Naturally, camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and exploring are major components of any visit to the Moosehead Lake area. There are plenty of outdoors and wilderness adventure centers open to assist in planning family trips, and you might even consider going on a moose safari—but, remember, pack only your camera— no shooting allowed. For a wide variety of shopping, explore the twin cities of Brewer and Bangor. Of course, shopping is not all there is to do in the twin cities. For example, there are several unusual restaurants located on Bangor's waterfront and music often fills the air as boats make their way up and down the Penobscot River.

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Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands continued from page 78 Just across the bridge from Bangor, is the city of Brewer. Filled with unique shopping and dining experiences, the city is a mixture of historical sights and monuments. Stop by Chamberlain Freedom Park to experience a tribute to General Chamberlain, and read his famous quotes. One of the most impressive sights in Bangor is a 31-foot, 21⁄2-ton

statue of Paul Bunyan that is probably one of the most photographed monuments in Maine. You will certainly want to have your picture taken standing next to the statue. Everyone does! Look carefully in Bangor and you might just find the 1854 Italianate Villa home of Stephen King. It’s not hard to spot, really, because an iron fence featuring eerie cutouts and

figures of animals surrounds it. There are several downtown tours of Bangor available that bring the history of the city to life and that allow you to visit many of the spectacular homes built by logging barons more than 100 years ago. Just up the road from Bangor is the main campus of the University of Maine at Orono. Impressive collections are on display in the many museums located right on campus and in Downtown Bangor at the University of Maine Art Museum. Other attractions in the Bangor area include: • The Penobscot Theatre Company, a year around professional theatre located in Downtown Bangor in the Bangor Opera House. • Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway, Maine’s only gaming facility, located in Bangor. • Bangor City Forest and the Orono Bog Boardwalk, one of Bangor’s hidden gems. A National Natural Landmark, the bog walk is an educational opportunity for all ages. • The Cole Land Transportation Museum features 200 Maine antique land transportation vehicles. It features the nation's most complete collection of snow removal equipment and fire engines, farm equipment, a unique military collection, trains, cars, wagons, sleighs, sleds and carriages. • The Maine Forest and Logging Museum (Leonard’s Mills) is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of the Maine woods in one of Maine’s oldest historical sites.

Katahdin Shadows Campground and Cabins 25 Miles to Baxter State Park and Mt. Katahdin Near Hiking , Mtn. Bike Trails & Whitewater Rafting • Heated Pool Gameroom • Playground • Athletic Field • Free Weekend Hayrides Guest Lobby with Amenities (books, games, puzzles) Trailer Life Enclosed Pavilion w/Kitchen available for Groups 8.5/9.5/8 Store • Ice • Firewood • Picnic Tables and Fireplaces Modern Restrooms • Free Hot Showers • Laundromat Large Level RV Sites • 22 Full Hook-ups Secluded Tent Sites • Group Tenting Areas Cabins & Camping Hutniks

800-794-KAMP 207-746-9349

1.5 Mi. West of I-95 Exit 244 • PO Box 606, Medway ME 04460 www.katahdinshadows.com • E-mail: katshadcamp@midmaine.com

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• The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is a fine arts museum exhibiting work by nationally and internationally known artists. The University of Maine also has collections on display at their campus in Orono. • Maine Discovery Museum located in Downtown Bangor is the largest Children’s Museum north of Boston.

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Did you know? Maine has 414 nesting pairs of eagles. (74% of the Northeast population) In 1962 there were only 21 to 33 pairs. To see an eagles nest on live 24hr video visit:

www.briloon.org/watching-wildlife/eagle-cam.php

MooseMainea in Greenville—a monthlong celebration that includes a Mooseterpiece Craft Fair, Mooseantics, May and June. Moosehead Rowing Regatta begins at the Greenville Junction Wharf and follows a 4.5 mile triangular open watercourse on Moosehead Lake—early June.

REGIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY CALLING

800-91-MOOSE OR VISITING

www.themainehighlands.com www.visitmaine.com

River City Cinema Outdoor Movie Series in Bangor June and July— Free! Bangor Car Show on the Waterfront in Bangor—Free! Cool Sounds Concerts and Artisans Market in Bangor June and July—Free!

Wooden Arts & Canoe Festival— Medway waterfront, mid-Augustfeatures canoe races and demonstrations by artisans and indigenous boat crafting. Trails End Festival—Downtown Millinocket, mid-September-features AT inspired lectures, independent film, entertainment, and food. Living History Days at Leonard’s Mills—at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum—first weekend after Fourth of July. Bangor State Fair—features a large midway, agricultural exhibits, racing—last week in July. American Folk Festival in Bangor— late August.

International Seaplane Fly-In in Greenville—brings thousands to Moosehead Lake—September.

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Aroostook County Northern Maine was Aroostook County made for outdoor enjoyment. Highlighted by a low rolling countryside, Aroostook County offers more than 2,000 lakes, streams and rivers, and plenty of opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, golfing and canoeing.

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Known simply to Mainers as “The County,” it is larger in area than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined and is dotted with rolling farmlands that produce more than 40 million bushels of potatoes each year. The region blends several distinct cultures including a strong Acadian Heritage, a Swedish Colony, two Native American tribes and an Amish community. On Maine’s northern border, the St.John River Valley is home to local voices that carry a Francoise lilt, and menus boast traditional offerings of ploys and pot en pol. Outdoor enthusiasts especially love “The County” because it offers unlimited opportunities for hiking, fishing, unrivaled canoe trips and whitewater rafting during spring runoff and some of the best cycling trails in the North East. While Presque Isle and Caribou are the commercial centers of “The County,” much activity is centered in smaller towns such as Fort Fairfield, which hosts the annual Potato Blossom Festival, and New Sweden which celebrates its Swedish heritage with a traditional Sommerfest each summer.

Some highlights of “The County” are: • Market Square Historic Business District — in Houlton, that includes 28 architecturally significant structures dating from 1885 to 1910. • The Oakfield Railroad Museum is located in the original railroad station in Oakfield and takes visitors back in time to the 19th century and the beginning of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1891. • Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum located on Route 201 in Littleton. Pot luck suppers, annual car show and dances. • Caribou’s Nylander Museum features geological collections, and collections of local butterflies, moths, mounted birds and animals. • The 16 buildings in the Acadian Village in Van Buren are furnished with period furniture and other artifacts dating from 1790-1900. • The Fort Kent blockhouse was constructed in 1839 for the bloodless Aroostook Border War. The site was part of a more extensive fortification and contains a small museum. • The Reed Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Presque Isle features the work of Maine and Canadian artists.

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2011 MECOA Trade Members The following businesses support and serve MECOA and its members: Anderson's Brochure Distribution Service Chambersburg, PA • (866) 645-1897 Brochure distribution at RV & camping shows

Austin Associates, P.A., CPA's Auburn, ME • (207) 783-9111 CPA Firm providing tax planning and preparation

Bangor Daily News Bangor, ME • (207) 990-8232 Media and advertising source serving Maine

Bath Fitter Portland, ME • (207) 878-2552 Change your bathroom area in one day, complete with lifetime guarantee

Borden RV Insurance Agency Goldsboro, NC • (800) 446-9699 Seasonal Home, Travel Trailer, motor home 5th wheel, tent camper insurance serving Maine since 1971

Destinations RV Rentals

Magic Falls Rafting

S & L Shelters

Portland, ME • (207) 838-7368 RV rentals

West Forks, ME • (800) 207-7238 Whitewater rafting, Kennebec & Dead River, May thru Oct

Detroit, ME • (207) 487-2400 Trailer sales, camper rentals, supplies, pool & spas

Dura-Bilt/Outdoor Comfort Center So. Paris, ME • (207) 743-7835 Dura-Bilt products, sunrooms and screen rooms for RV and park models

Newport, ME • (207) 368-5786 Provides the design and planning services required of the camping industry

Central Distributors Lewiston, ME • (207) 784-4026 Non-alcoholic beverages

Lewiston, ME • (207) 777-1055 Campground Insurance and risk management services exclusively for the campground industry

Fiready Inc. Clair, New Brusnwick, CA • (877) 347-3239 Kiln dried, insect and mildew free hardwood fire starter

Lewiston, ME • (877) 782-3311 Computer, laser forms and checks, printing and graphic design

Yarmouth, ME • (207) 329-6503 Full service lumber yard, building materials, hardware and more

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance, Inc. Sturgis, SD • (800) 525-2060 Property & casualty insurance for campgrounds & RV parks

Bridgton, ME • (207) 647-3311 Independent insurance agency

Windham, ME • (800) 640-9276 RV sales and service, in house financing available

Check Box Systems, LLC

So Portland, ME • (603) 627-7871 Distributor of soft drinks, juices, teas, sports drinks and bottled water

Custom Designed Graphics Windham, ME • (207) 892-5994 Graphic design services

Portland, ME • (207) 761-3774 Non-profit association representing the Maine ski industry

The SNO Company Maine Tourism Association Hallowell, ME • (207) 623-0363 Non-profit promoting Maine as a prime vacation destination

Murphy & Clavette Team at ERA Worden Realty Auburn, ME • (207) 754-6091 Real Estate brokerage business

Nelson & Small, Inc.

Lee's Family Trailer Sales & Service

Coca-Cola Bottling of Northern New England

Ski Maine Association

Bethel, ME • (207) 875-2750 All natural residential and commercial cleaning products

Trailer Life Campground/ RV Park Services Directory Ventura, CA • (800) 685-6246 National campground directory

Transaction Resources, Inc. Formsource, Inc.

Chalmers Insurance

Gray, ME • (866) 345-9434 Wireless internet access systems

Sunset, ME • (800) 560-6090 Promotional products and screenprinting

Evergreen Insurance

Hancock Lumber Company Campground Engineers

Maine Camp Outfitters

Linnell, Choate & Webber L.L.P. Auburn, ME • (207) 784-4563 Law firm

Portland, ME • (207) 775-5666 Wholesale distributor of coin-op laundry equipment, sales and service

Northeast Campground Association Stafford, CT • (860) 684-6389 An association dedicated to promoting camping

Dayton, ME • (207) 499-7180 Credit card processing company, low rates

Turn Key Homes of Maine Oxford, ME • (207) 539-6900 RV park models, modular and site built homes

United Brochure Distributors

Northeast Trade Shows, Inc.

Nashua, NH • (800) 691-5520 Literature distributor at shows and vacation centers

Yarmouth, ME • (207) 865-1196 Camping and RV trade show producer

Utility Supply Group

Norway Savings Bank

Seattle, WA • (800) 800-2811 Supplier/distributor of electrical supplies

Norway, ME • (207) 743-7986 Commercial banking products

Whited Motor Home & RV

Poland Spring Preservation Park Poland Spring, ME • (207) 998-7143 Historical Poland Spring bottling plant is now a museum housing historical artifacts

Auburn, ME • (207) 786-3673 Motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers

Wilcor International Frankfort, NY • (800) 346-2345 Camping goods, RV & electrical goods, housewares, souvenirs and promotional products

Profile State Line Superstore Little Bucket, LLC Mt. Vernon, ME • (207) 293-2016 Fire starters

Lebanon, ME • (207) 339-0032 Travel trailer rentals, Mobile RV repairs, new and used sales and more

M.E. O'Brien & Sons, Inc.

RDL Appriasal

Medfield, MA • (800) 835-0056 Quality heavy duty park, playground equipment and furnishings

Exeter, NH • (603) 778-4894 Real estate valuation and consulting services

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Woodall's Publications Ventura, CA • (800) 323-9076 RV/camping media and internet services company

Work Store Glenburn, ME • (207) 947-1100 Screenprinting

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SEARSPORT?is?also?home MICHAUD NEIL E. to?the?Penobscot?Marine CAMPGROUND Museum?and?many “In the Heart of Maine’s Potato Empire” antique?shops. • 3-way Hookups Avail. • 7th Night Free • Free Hi-Speed Wi-Fi • Laundromat • Flush Toilets • 3 Miles to Walmart • Dump Station and Mall • All Pull-Thrus

Open All Year — Snowmobilers, Call for Info. Tel. (207) 227-7746

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ckinney3@maine.rr.com www.neilemichaudcampground.com US No. 1 Hwy. (2 1/2 mi. S. of Presque Isle) Mail: 164 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769

Did you know? Aroostook County at 6,453 square miles covers an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Acadian Festival in Madawaska— includes a re-enactment of the first Acadian landing in northern Maine— late June. Maine Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield—celebrates one of Maine’s most famous foods—midJuly. Annual Community Bazaar in Van Buren—is a three-day carnival—early August. REGIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND BY VISITING

Houlton Potato Feast Days— includes parade, dances, store sales, a fun run, and more -late August. Lille Classic Music Festival in Lille Village/Grand Isle—chamber music by groups from near and far—early September. Fairs, Festivals, Local Holiday and Special Events

Presque Isle State Fair—midway and agricultural exhibits—early Aug.

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MAPS PROVIDED BY MAINE TOURISM ASSOCIATION

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Touring Maine

©KEVIN SHIELDS

Vacationers and visitors will discover an impressive and surprising array of activities and natural beauty in Maine. There is truly something for everyone. Maine is divided into “Regions” in the GUIDE, and each Region has its own characteristics and allure. Whether you seek a fasterpaced vacation with lots of activities and attractions nearby, or a slowerpaced relaxing vacation just enjoying nature and scenery—Maine has it all. Geographical differences around the state are impressive. Maine’s 3478-mile coastline is a major attraction and a vista of sandy beaches contrasted by the rugged rockbound shoreline. Here you will discover coves and harbors and the towns and villages of coastal Maine that are as diversified as the coast itself. Traveling Coastal U.S. Route 1 from Kittery to Eastport—with stops along the way—would be a vacation

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experience to remember while discovering the magnificent beauty of the coast as well as the incredible contrasts. The southern coastal regions boast miles of sandy beaches. Many attractions, great restaurants, antiquing and flea markets, artists and artisans, and countless shopping opportunities and factory outlets can be enjoyed. Among the most popularly visited towns are York, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Portland and Freeport. Maine’s Mid-coast Region is more diversified in not only its coastline, but its development and lifestyle as well. Sandy beaches— with a few exceptions near the Bath area—are generally shorter and more intermingled with the rocky coast, coves and harbors. A noticeable contrast is evident when visiting harbors; lobster and fishing boats are contrasted by harbors of beautiful privately owned power and sailboats. Commercially owned excursion boats await you. Commercial attractions are fewer, but quaint villages have an allure all their own. Diversified accommodations, dining and shopping are available. Popularly visited towns include Bath, Brunswick, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Searsport and Bucksport. The region offers an appealing mixture of natural beauty and a slower pace but plenty to see and do.

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Did you know? The chickadee is the official state bird. Black-capped Chickadees are familiar birds in Maine. They visit back yard feeders and often stay in one area throughout the year. Their typical call, chick-a-dee-dee-dee is familiar to many bird watchers. Maine Camping Guide 2011

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Touring Maine continued from page 86 Maine’s northern most coast includes many smaller, quiet communities contrasted by the hub of activity of the Ellsworth—Bar Harbor—Acadia National Park area. The contrasts here are incredible. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are among the most popularly visited areas in the state, and with good reason because of the natural and commercial activities available. Traveling northeast along the coast, continue to discover Maine’s “Downeast” as it is popularly called. Smaller villages and scenic coves continue to contrast with a rugged, rocky coastline. There are fewer extensive facilities for visitors. However, you will find Machias, Eastport and Calais—on the Canadian border—ready and anxious to host travelers. While in this area, another popularly visited area is Lubec—home of the famous red and white striped West Quoddy lighthouse— and Campobello Island—home of President F. D. Roosevelt’s summer estate. Leaving the coastal region, U.S. Route 1 continues to travel north along the Canadian border through the eastern edge of Aroostook County. Here you have seemingly entered yet another world. “The County” for decades was world famous for its potatoes and many farms still grow countless acres of potatoes while other farmers have started growing other crops in demand. In a good part of the region, the spanses of flat open fields are impressive. These are particularly beautiful during August when all the potato blossoms are in bloom. The cities and towns of Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Fort Fairfield and Fort Kent offer pleasing facilities for visitors. There are many smaller lakes and river waterways in the region. Westward and southward leads to the northern end of the famous Allagash Wilderness Waterway—a naturalist’s delight. Traveling south from Aroostook County, there are choices to be made in the Medway-Millinocket area. To the west is Maine’s “Wilderness Region” and Baxter State Park. Or continue south to the city of Bangor which offers travelers most everything they would need or want to find. The Bangor area is a central location for day trips to either popular Moosehead Lake to the west or the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area to the east. From Bangor, traveling south will lead to central Maine—Waterville, the Capital City of Augusta and LewistonAuburn. Moosehead Lake—Maine’s largest lake— and the region offer another gateway to Maine’s wilderness and Baxter State Park. The communities of Greenville, Rockwood and Jackman provide facilities for travelers. Traveling southwest from Greenville and south from Jackman you will discover “The Forks” and the Kennebec River—one of the most popular whitewater rafting areas in the state along with the Millinocket area. The primary road in the region is Route 201. Moving southward and staying in the western part of Maine, will lead through the Kennebec Valley Region—home of many beautiful lakes and rivers—and continue into Maine’s Western Lakes and Mountains Region. (Primary roads are Route 2, Route 202, Route 302 and Route 26.) The region is a contrast of larger towns and tiny towns, beautiful lakes and rivers, and rugged foothills and mountains. Both geographically and commercially, the region is one of contrasts. The northern area of the Rangeley area contrasts with the western Bethel area (close to the New Hampshire boundary) and to the more southern Sebago-Long Lake area.

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Submit your photo that captures the true essence and beauty of Maine, and your photo could be used in the 2012 Maine Camping Guide! Your photo could appear on the cover or inside pages! Winners will receive two nights of Maine camping.

Lake Pemaquid Eagle

Mary Pelrine

Check this box if you would allow MECOA to post your photo and name on our website, www.campmaine.com, if your photo is selected as a winner.

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Touring Maine continued from page 88 Sebago Lake, Maine’s second largest lake, is another hub of activity. The Windham-Naples-Bridgton areas offer accommodations and facilities for the very popular Sebago-Long Lake area. In addition to many lakes, canoeing the Saco River is a major attraction. Plus the area is easily accessible from either Portland, Maine or North Conway, New Hampshire. A number of popular areas have been mentioned in providing this overview of Maine. A sense of the state’s geographical and commercial contrasts is evident. Not included are many towns and noteworthy points of interest and side trips. Wherever you may choose as a destination, you should have the vacation of a lifetime. Here you may truly get “out of the rush” if you choose, and just enjoy some quality peace and quiet.

A Few of Maine’s Great Hiking Trails

TIM SEYMOUR

South Coast • Beaches

Down East & Acadia

Kennebunkport—Cape Arundel and Blowing Cave: 4 miles of shore and road walk featuring Spouing Rock and Blowing Cave. Scarborough—Scarborough Marsh Nature Center: Rt. 9. 1 mile of marsh walk. Wells—Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge: Rt. 9. 1 plus mile walk along river, through fields and woods.

Bar Harbor—Acadia National Park: Includes Cadillac Mountain and 200 miles of hiking trails. Easy walking and steep climbs included. Beddington—Maine Forest Station: extensive wilderness trails. Cherryfield—Town Park and Weald Bethel: extensive wilderness trails. Ellsworth—Birdsacre Sanctuary (Stanwood Homestead Museum): 40 acres. Franklin—Schoodic Mountain: Rt. 200 NE. Trail starts between 2 small bridges and leads to fire tower. Lubec—Quoddy Head State Park. Pembroke—Reversing Falls: 140 acres park with trails and picnic area.

Portland • Freeport Freeport—Wolf Neck Woods State Park: 2 plus miles.

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Western Lakes & Mountains Brownfield—Burnt Meadows Mountain: 1.3 miles. Fryeburg—Starks Mountain: ½ mile. Lovell—Sabattus Mountain: ½ mile to top. Rangeley & Davis Plantation— Kamankeag Pond Trail: 4 miles to old RR bed, passes pond.

Mid-coast Boothbay Harbor—Appalachee Trail: outskirts of town. Georgetown—Reid State Park: 4 miles. Owls Head—Owls Head Transportation Museum and Nature Trail. Woolwich—Montsweag Preserve: 1½ mile trail, 45 acres.

Katahdin • Moosehead • Highlands Elliotsville Plantation—Barren Mountain: 3.9 miles—Boarstone Mountain: 2 miles—Big Wilson Cliffs/Little Wilson Falls: 2.4 miles. Gulf Hagas—Brownville Junction: Rugged 8 mile loop. Grand Falls Plantation— Passadumkeag Mountain: 4½ miles.

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Canaan—Chase Hill: ½ miles. The Forks and Moxie Gorge— Moxie Falls: 1½ miles round trip loop. Hike through woods and on marked trails. Winthrop—Mount Pisgah: 1 mile.

Castle Hill—Haystack Mtn: Rt. 163. Picnic area and trail to summit. Mars Hill—1.6 miles. Mount Chase—3.8 miles. For more information please visit www.mainetrailfinder.com

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Owls Head Light

Lighthouses

Nubble Light

Pemaquid Point Light GEORGE FELLNER

MARK HARRELL

Maine has 63 lighthouses, many of which are accessible by land. Listed here are a few of the most popular ones to visit. These are arranged geographically from south to north. CURTIS WEEMAN

See www.visitmaine.com/attractions/sightseeing_tours/lighthouse Nuble Light, Cape Neddick—North end of York Beach. Located 1.1 miles off Route 1A at the end of Nubble Road. Built in 1879.

Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light, Portland—Adjacent to Fort Williams State Park. May be reached from US 1 on 1A, 77 and the Shore Road to Cape Elizabeth. Built in 1791 by direction of George Washington. Pemaquid Point Light, Pemaquid—Western side of Muscongus Bay. May be reached from US 1 on Route 130. Built in 1827.

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Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde—East side of Port Clyde Harbor. May be reached from Thomaston by US Rt. 1 and 131 to Port Clyde. Built in 1832 and rebuilt in 1857. Owls Head Light, Owls Head—South of Rockland Harbor. From Rockland, follow Route 73 south. Built in 1826.

Prospect Harbor Point Light

Bass Harbor Head Light, Mt. Desert Island—Southwest point of Mt. Desert Island. May be reached from Ellsworth by following Routes 3/102 to Bass Harbor. Built in 1858. Prospect Harbor Point Light, Prospect Harbor—Schoodic Peninsula on east side of the inner harbor. Follow Route 186 to Prospect Harbor. Built in 1850 and rebuilt in 1891.

CURTIS WEEMAN

West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec— Easternmost point in the United States. Reached by following Route 189 just south of Lubec. Built in 1807 and rebuilt in 1858. Maine Camping Guide 2011

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To others, wilderness camping means driving, flying, or walking into a remote destination where supplies and services are either limited or not available. A few campgrounds do border on this type of camping experience.

Wilderness Camping

CYNTHIA CURTIS

Wilderness camping in Maine may mean different things to different folks. To some, tenting or camping at a smaller, more remote campground may mean “roughing it.” Campfires, lanterns, campfire cooking, and the surroundings may be the ideal. Perhaps combine this with a little hiking, fishing, boating or reading—and this is enjoying life “away from it all.” An advantage to this type of camping is that generally other people, some supplies and services, and a community may be available.

However, planning and preparedness are advised to campers “going it on their own.” In the great North Maine Woods, thousands of acres of land are partially accessible by dirt roads used by logging trucks. The perimeters of Baxter State Park also generally abut undeveloped areas. Supplies and services are limited. Good supplies and a strong understanding of the challenges that may be encountered are mandatory. A true wilderness camping experience may be the ultimate, but only advised for the prepared. The choices are unlimited; it is strongly recommended that you match your expectations and experience with your planning. Whatever your choices, the North Maine Woods—often considered the Alaska of the east coast—is a memorable, sought after challenge and experience. Perhaps being so tough to get to has its own rewards!

Congratulations to our 2011 Photo Contest Winner! Lake Pemaquid Eagle

Mary Pelrine of Merrimack, NH Mary snapped this photo of a Bald Eagle swooping down onto Lake Pemaquid...most likely for a meal. Scenes like this are an example of what you could be a part of as you enjoy the sights and sounds of your camping experience. Mary has captured just a small part of the true essence and beauty of Maine. See page 89 for information about entering next year’s photo contest.

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Alphabetical Listing of Member Campgrounds Green names have display ads. Red names are seasonal RV sites only. (Call for more information.)

89 Abnaki Road • Madison, ME 04950 (207) 474-2070 • 44.864904; 69.767844

Abol Bridge Campground.......................................78 T2R10 Golden Rd • Millinocket, ME 04462 (207) 447-5803 • 45.835275; 68.967200

Acres of Wildlife Campground .........................38, 44 60 Acres of Wildlife Rd • Steep Falls, ME 04085 (207) 675-2267 • 43.818114; 70.634336 www.acresofwildlife.com • office@acresofwildlife.com

Airline Lodge & Snack Bar......................................70 Rt 9 & Rt 193 Township 22 • Beddington, ME 04622 (207) 638-2301 • 44.828053; 68.091656 www.airlinesnackbar.com • info@airlinesnackbar.com

Allagash Gateway Campsite....................................78 Star Route 76 Box 675 • Greenville, ME 04441 (207) 723-9215 • 45.882124; 69.222635 www.allagashgateway.com • janreeves@live.com

Apache Campground...............................................14 165 Bernier Rd • Sanford, ME 04073 (207) 324-5652 • 43.440616; 70.710530

Apple Valley Campground ......................................14 Rt 109 • Acton, ME 04001 (207) 636-2285 • 43.522307; 70.886103

Arndt’s Aroostook River Lodge & CG..............84, 84 95 Parkhurst Siding Rd • Presque Isle, ME 04769 (207) 764-8677 • 46.722811; 67.951374 www.arndtscamp.com • clare@arndtscamp.com

Aroostook State Park...............................................84 87 State Park Rd • Presque Isle, ME 04769 (207) 768-8341 • 46.615741; 68.008386 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Augusta West Resort ................................................64 183 Holmes Brook Lane • Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 377-9993 • 44.283997; 69.966227 www.augustawestkampground.com augustawestkampground@fairpoint.net

Augusta/Gardner KOA.............................................56 30 Mallard Drive • Richmond, ME 04357 (207) 582-5086 • 44.151884; 69.869853 www.koa.com/where/me/19125 KOAatAugusta@aol.com

Balsam Cove Campground................................70, 72 286 Back Ridge Rd • Orland, ME 04472 (800) 469-7771 • 44.548180; 68.673573 www.balsamcove.com • michelle@balsamcove.com

Balsam Woods Campground ............................78, 77 112 Pond Rd • Abbot, ME 04406 (207) 876-2731 • 45.211617; 69.478114 www.balsamwoods.com • info@balsamwoods.com

Bar Harbor Campground ..................................70, 72 409 State Hwy 3 • Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-5185 • 44.430360; 68.264188 www.thebarharborcampground.com

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts-Mt Desert Narrows..........70, 69 1219 State Hwy 3 • Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-4782 • 44.417917; 68.337036 www.barharborcampingresorts.com barharborcampingresorts@equitylifestyle.com

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts-Narrows Too...................70, 69 1150 Bar Harbor Rd • Trenton, ME 04605 (207) 667-4300 • 44.438555; 68.369405 www.barharborcampingresorts.com barharborcampingresorts@equitylifestyle.com

Bar Harbor Camping Resorts-Patten Pond ...................70, 69 1470 Bucksport Rd • Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-7600 • 44.556903; 68.564322 www.barharborcampingresorts.com barharborcampingresorts@equitylifestyle.com

Bar Harbor KOA .......................................................70 136 County Rd • Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (888) 562-5605 • 44.421350; 68.364121 www.barharborkoa.net • barharbor@koa.net

Bass Harbor Campground ......................................70 342 Harbor Rd • Bass Harbor, ME 04653 (800) 327-5857 • 44.230394; 68.339012 www.bassharbor.com • info@bassharbor.com

Bayley’s Camping Resort...................................14, 27 275 Pine Point Rd • Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-6043 • 43.547949; 70.355188 www.bayleys-camping.com info@bayleys-camping.com

Beach Acres Campground .................................14, 28 563 Post Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-5612 • 43.290950; 70.587018 www.beachacres.com • beachacres@beachacres.com

Bears Den RV Park...................................................14 117 Bears Den Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-6220 • 43.3070063; 70.649849 www.bearsdenpark.com • bearsdenpark@gmail.com

Beaver Brook Campground ..............................64, 63 RD 1 Box 1835 Wilson Pond Rd North Monmouth, ME 04265 (207) 933-2108 • 44.288472; 70.075408 www.beaver-brook.com • camp@beaver-brook.com

Beaver Dam Campground.................................14, 22 551 School St • Berwick, ME 03901 (207) 698-2267 • 43.290219; 70.787488 www.beaverdamcampground.com camp@beaverdamcampground.com

Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground ..........38 121 Mayville Rd US Rt 2 • Bethel, ME 04217 (800) 533-3607 • 44.418402; 70.796387 www.betheloutdooradventure.com info@betheloutdooradventure.com

Big Moose Inn Cabins & Campground, Inc. .........78 Baxter State Park Rd • Millinocket Lake, ME 04462 (207) 723-8391 • 45.731908; 68.838175 www.bigmoosecabins.com info@bigmoosecabins.com

Birch Point Campground ........................................84 33 Birch Point Lane • Island Falls, ME 04747 (207) 463-2515 • 46.035496; 68.199533 www.birchpointcampground.com edpoint@fairpoint.net

Black Brook Cove Campground .............................38 Lincoln Pond Rd • Oquossoc, ME 04964 (207) 486-3828 • 44.933038; 70.964299 www.blackbrookcove.com • info@blackbrookcove.com

Blueberry Pond Campground ..........................32, 35 218 Poland Range Rd • Pownal, ME 04069 (207) 688-4421 • 43.909859; 70.142882 www.blueberrycampground.com fun@blueberrycampground.com

Bradbury Mountain State Park ..............................32 528 Hallowell Rd • Pownal, ME 04069 (207) 688-4712 • 43.899040; 70.179186 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Branch Lake Camping Area ....................................70 180 Hanson Landing Rd • Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-5174 • 44.629880; 68.563609 www.branchlakecamping.com bgraves@midmaine.com

Brandy Pond Park ....................................................38 522 Roosevelt Trail Rt 302 • Naples, ME 04055 (207) 693-3129 • 43.967924; 70.587200 www.brandypondpark.com brandypondpark@yahoo.com

Bridgton Marina Inc................................................38 3 Obelazy Ln • Bridgton, ME 04009 (207) 647-2931 • 44.062955; 70.684789 http://mysite.verizon.net/vzevhgjd/justcamping/

Bunganut Lake Camping Area................................14 116 Anderson Rd • Lyman, ME 04002 (207) 247-3875 • 43.505706; 70.695236 http://www.bunganutlakecampingarea.com bunganut@roadrunner.com

Burnette’s Trailer & Tent Area................................14 21 Railroad Ave • York Beach, ME 03910 (207) 363-4756 • 43.175285; 70.611020 www.burnettescampground.com info@burnettescampground.com

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Camden Hills State Park..........................................56 280 Belfast Rd • Camden, ME 04843 (207) 236-3109 • 44.230207; 69.047356 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Camp Eaton...............................................................14 750 York St Rt 1A • York Harbor, ME 03911 (207) 363-3424 • 43.145802; 70.627455 www.campeaton.com

Cape Neddick Oceanside Campground.................14 Shore Rd • Cape Neddick, ME 03902 (207) 363-4366 • 43.186803; 70.604805 www.harbourview.com • info@capeneddick.com

Chewonki Campground ..........................................56 235 Chewonki Neck Rd • Wiscasset, ME 04578 (207) 882-7426 • 43.956720; 69.719182 www.chewonkicampground.com campcontact@chewonkicampground.com

Christies Campground & Cottages ........................78 83 Christies Camp Rd • Newport, ME 04953 (800) 688-5141 • 44.829245; 69.238345 www.christiescampground.com

Cobscook Bay State Park.........................................70 40 South Edmunds Rd Edmunds Township, ME 04628 (207) 726-4412 • 44.839258; 67.151396 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Colonial Mast Campground..............................38, 41 1 Colonial Mast Rd • Naples, ME 04055 (207) 693-6652 • 43.994489; 70.643893 www.colonialmast.com • info@colonialmast.com

Cupsuptic Campground ..........................................38 Rt 16 960 Wilson Mills Rd Adamstown Township, ME 04964 (207) 864-5249 • 45.012792; 70.831668 www.cupsupticcampground.com info@cupsupticcampground.com

Deer Farm Campground .........................................38 495 Tufts Pond Rd • Kingfield, ME 04947 (207) 265-4599 • 44.998099; 70.190935 www.deerfarmcamps.com • deerfarmcamps@tds.net

Dixons Coastal Maine Campground ................14, 16 1740 Rt 1 • Cape Neddick, ME 03902 (207) 363-3626 • 43.219834; 70.610868 www.dixonscampground.com info@dixonscampground.com

Dummer’s Beach Campground..............................38 Dummers Beach Lane Fire Lane 9 Weld, ME 04285 (207) 585-2200 • 44.666100; 70.446512 www.dummersbeach.com • lhshreve@aol.com

Durham Leisure Center (DLC)................................32 24 Leisure Lane • Durham, ME 04222 (207) 353-5535 • 43.935424; 70.111629 dlcmaine.gmail.com

Family-N-Friends Campground.......................38, 50 140 Richville Rd • Standish, ME 04084 (207) 642-2200 • 43.767866; 70.535350 www.familynfriends.com • info@familynfriends.com

Flat Rock Bridge Family Resort..........................14, 1 21 Flat Rock Bridge Rd • Lebanon, ME 04027 (207) 339-9465 • 43.346428; 70.964555 www.flatrockbridge.com camping@flatrockbridge.com

Four Seasons Camping Area .............................38, 45 1741 Roosevelt Trail • Naples, ME 04055 (207) 693-6797 • 43.989251; 70.649089 www.fourseasonscampingarea.com info@fourseasonscampingarea.com

Freeport Village Campground................................32 11 Doten Lane • Freeport, ME 04032 (207) 865-9227 • 43.870261; 70.134103

Freeport/Durham KOA ......................................32, 34 82 Big Skye Lane • Durham, ME 04222 (888) 562-5609 • 43.929195; 70.152180 www.freeportkoa.com freeportkoa@hotmail.com

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Alphabetical Listing of Member Campgrounds Green names have display ads. Red names are seasonal RV sites only. (Call for more information.)

Frost Pond Camps ....................................................78 Frost Pond • Ripogenus Dam, ME 04441 (207) 852-4700 • 45.901599; 69.182765 www.frostpondcamps.com info@frostpondcamps.com

Giordano’s Camping & Recreation ........................64 288 North Pond Rd • Winslow, ME 04901 (207) 873-2408 • 44.526946; 69.552546

Granger Pond Camping Area..................................38 27 Kamp Lane • Denmark, ME 04022 (207) 452-2342 • 43.964742; 70.792559 www.grangerpond.com cadyhouse1@verizon.net

Gray Homestead Oceanfront.............................56, 58 21 Homestead Rd • Southport, ME 04576 (207) 633-4612 • 43.814305; 69.653506 www.graysoceancamping.com • grays@gwi.net

Green Valley Campground ................................64, 66 1248 Cross Hill Rd • Vassalboro, ME 04989 (207) 923-3000 • 44.408700; 69.631613 www.greenvalleycampground.us greenvalley1@fairpoint.net

Greenland Cove Campground ................................84 East Grand Lake • Danforth, ME 04424 (207) 448-2863 • 45.688524; 67.858672 www.mainerec.com/gcc brenda@madiganestates.com

Greenlaws-RV-Tenting .............................................70 Airport Rd • Stonington, ME 04681 (207) 367-5049 • 44.170990; 68.685820

Gregoire’s Campground..........................................14 697 Sanford Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-3711 • 43.324083; 70.612548 www.mainecoastcamping.com camping@maine.rr.com

Hadley’s Point Campground.............................70, 73 33 Hadley Point Rd • Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-4808 • 44.439242; 68.316142 www.hadleyspoint.com

Heavenlee Acres Campground..........................14, 23 75 Cemetery Rd • Lebanon, ME 04027 (207) 457-1260 • 43.437003; 70.874740 www.heavenleeacres.com heavenlee@metrocast.net

Hebron Pines RV & Golf ..........................................38 400 Buckfield Rd • East Hebron, ME 04238 (207) 740-2179 • 44.213276; 70.342297

Hemlock Grove Campground ...........................14, 25 1299 Portland Rd • Arundel, ME 04046 (207) 985-0398 • 43.410413; 70.521417 www.hemlockgrovecampground.com hemlockcg@roadrunner.com

Hermit Island Campground..............................56, 55 6 Hermit Island Rd • Phippsburg, ME 04562 (207) 443-2101 • 43.728766; 69.850443 www.hermitisland.com • info@hermitisland.com

Hid’n Pines Family Campground......14, Back Cover, 17 8 Cascade Rd • Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 (207) 934-2352 • 43.524311; 70.380769 www.hidnpines.com • jason@hidnpines.com

Holden Family Campground ..................................70 108 Main Rd • Holden, ME 04429 (207) 989-0529 • 44.763390; 68.702273 www.holdenfamilycampground.com holdenfamilycampground@roadrunner.com

Homestead By The River Family CG ................14, 22 610 New County Rd • Biddeford/Saco, ME 04005 (207) 282-6445 • 43.541040; 70.516037 www.homesteadbytheriver.com info@homesteadbytheriver.com

Honey Run Beach & Campground.........................38 456 East Shore Rd • Peru, ME 04290 (207) 562-4913 • 44.449102; 70.406653 hrbc456@gmail.com

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Indian Pond Campground ......................................64 1675 Indian Pond Rd Indian Stream TWP, ME 04985 (800) 371-7774 • 45.353720; 69.868307

Jackman Landing Campground.............................64 582 Main St • Jackman, ME 04945 (207) 668-3301 • 45.634911; 70.262456 jackmanlandingllc@yahoo.com

Jo-Mary Lake Campground ....................................78 Rt 11 • Millinocket, ME 04462 (207) 723-8117 • 45.516463; 68.924845 www.northmainewoods.org jomarycampground@northmainewoods.org

Johns Four Season Accommodations....................64 37 Johns St • Jackman, ME 04945 (207) 668-7683 • 45.619592; 70.250269 www.johnsfourseasons.com johns4se@myfairpoint.net

Katahdin Shadows Campground .....................78, 80 118 Katahdin Shadows Dr • Medway, ME 04460 (800) 794-5267 • 45.616112; 68.553152 www.katahdinshadows.com katshadcamp@midmaine.com

Keene’s Lake Family Campground........................70 70 Keene’s Lake Rd • Calais, ME 04619 (207) 454-2022 • 45.111136; 67.168488 keeneslakecampground@yahoo.com

Kokatosi Campground.......................................38, 43 635 Webbs Mills Rd • Raymond, ME 04071 (207) 627-4642 • 43.962442; 70.462329 www.kokatosicampground.com kokatosi@pivot.net

Lake Pemaquid, Inc............................................56, 58 100 Twin Cove Lane • Damariscotta, ME 04543 (207) 563-5202 • 44.030997; 69.461896 www.lakepemaquid.com • lakepem@tidewater.net

Lake St. George State Park.......................................64 278 Belfast Augusta Rd • Liberty, ME 04949 (207) 589-4255 • 44.397961; 69.347545 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Lakeside Pines Campground ............................38, 53 54 Lakeside Pines Rd • Bridgton, ME 04057 (207) 647-3935 • 44.087844; 70.697629 www.lakesidepinescamping.com

Lamoine State Park..................................................70 23 State Park Rd • Lamoine, ME 04605 (207) 667-4778 • 44.455729; 68.298202 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Libby’s Oceanside Camp ...................................14, 17 725 York St • York, ME 03909 (207) 363-4171 • 43.146887; 70.626325 www.libbysoceancamping.com ndavidson@maine.rr.com

Lily Bay State Park ...................................................78 Lily Bay Rd • Beaver Cove, ME 04441 (207) 695-2700 • 45.569434; 69.564761 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Little Ossipee Lake Campground...........................14 440 Sokokis Trail • Waterboro, ME 04030 (207) 247-5875 • 43.591589; 70.712975 www.southernmainecamping.com mbozza@comcast.net

Littlefield Beaches Campground......................38, 46 13 Littlefield Lane • Greenwood, ME 04255 (207) 875-3290 • 44.396650; 70.681946 www.littlefieldbeaches.com. info@littlefieldbeaches.com

Lobster Buoy Campsites..........................................56 280 Waterman Beach Rd So. Thomaston, ME 04858 (207) 594-7546 • 44.024710; 69.123425 www.lobsterbuoycampsites.com lobsterbuoycampsites@gmail.com

Loon’s Haven Family Campground .................38, 51 RT 114 • Naples, ME 04055 (207) 693-6881 • 43.950750; 70.600855 www.loonshaven.com • loonshaven@yahoo.com

Martin Stream Campground ..................................38 1 Martin Stream Road • Turner, ME 04282 (207) 740-2240 • 44.25499; 70.291530 martinstreamcamp@aol.com

Matagamon Wilderness...........................................78 Rte 159 T6-R8 • Patten, ME 04765 (207) 446-4635 • 46.134561; 68.792733 www.matagamonwilderness.com matagamon@hughes.net

Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park & CG..................78 1553 Mattawamkeag Wilderness Park Rd Mattawamkeag, ME 04459 (888) 724-2465 • 45.509708; 68.329384 www.mwpark.com • info@mwpark.com

Meadowbrook Camping ....................................56, 59 33 Meadowbrook Rd • Phippsburg, ME 04562 (207) 443-4967 • 43.842013; 69.837136 www.meadowbrookme.com dorr.jamie@gmail.com

Meadowledge RV Resort .........................................14 430 Rte 1 • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 934-7622 • 43.285240; 70.594179 www.meadowledge.com

Mic Mac Cove Campground....................................56 210 Mic Mac Lane • Union, ME 04862 (207) 785-4100 • 44.205638; 69.249334 www.micmaccampground.com micmaccovecampground@msn.com

Michaud Neil E. Campground...........................84, 84 164 Houlton Rd • Presque Isle, ME 04769 (207) 769-1951 • 46.639210; 67.997978 www.neilemichaudcampground.com ckinney3@maine.rr.com

Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort ......................56, 61 US Rt 1 191 Searsport Ave • Belfast, ME 04915 (207) 338-6860 • 44.429787; 68.970203 www.mooringscamp.com mooringscamp@yahoo.com

Moose River Campground & Cabins .....................64 107 Heald Stream Rd • Jackman, ME 04945 (207) 668-3341 • 45.649375; 70.245233 www.mooserivercampground.net mooserivercampground@gmail.com

Moosehead Family Campground...........................78 312 Moosehead Lake Rd Rt 15 Greenville, ME 04441-0307 (207) 695-2210 • 45.436480; 69.589792 www.mooseheadcampground.com mail@mooseheadcampground.com

More to Life Family Campground..........................64 533B Winthrop Ctr Rd • Winthrop, ME 04364 (207) 395-4908 • 44.299756; 69.925587 www.moretolifecampground.com more2lifecampgrd@fairpoint.net

Mount Blue State Park .............................................38 299 Center Hill RR1 Box 610 • Weld, ME 04285 (207) 585-2347 • 44.712679; 70.418192 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Mount Desert Campground....................................70 516 Sound Drive • Mount Desert, ME 04660 (207) 244-3710 • 44.365303; 68.317961 www.mountdesertcampground.com mdcg@mac.com

Mountainview Campground.............................70, 74 Campground Rd • Sullivan, ME 04664 (207) 422-6408 • 44.500939; 68.148845 www.flandersbay.com • info@flandersbay.com

My Brothers Place ....................................................84 659 North St • Houlton, ME 04730 (207) 532-6739 • 46.170257; 67.840607 www.mainerec.com/mybro.html mybrotherspl@aol.com

Mystic Acres Campground......................................84 833 Oxbow Rd • Oxbow, ME 04764 (207) 435-8077 • 46.424631; 68.436434 www.mysticacrescampground.com

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Alphabetical Listing of Member Campgrounds Green names have display ads. Red names are seasonal RV sites only. (Call for more information.)

244 Upper Guinea Rd • Lebanon, ME 04027 (207) 339-9593 • 43.403610; 70.907374 ehartford@PNGUSA.net

Naples Campground ..........................................38, 52 295 Sebago Rd Rt 114/11 • Naples, ME 04055 (207) 693-5267 • 43.949845; 70.600215 www.naplescampground.com info@naplescampground.com

Nere Beach Family Campground .....................14, 16 38 Saco Ave • Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 (207) 934-7614 • 43.515051; 70.380374 www.nerebeach.com Imaineco@maine.rr.com

Nesowadnehunk Campground...............................78 Turnpike Rd • Millinocket, ME 04462 (207) 458-1551 • 45.019968; 69.070839 www.nesowadnehunk.com info@nesowadnehunk.com

Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort .............64, 66 Old Canada Rd Nat.Scenic Byway 1771 Rt 201 The Forks, ME 04985 (800) 765-7238 • 45.265671; 69.994801 www.NorthernOutdoors.com info@northernoutdoors.com

Northport Travel Park Campground .....................56 14 Chelsea Lane • Northport, ME 04849 (207) 338-2077 • 44.351036; 68.969488 www.northportcampground.com

Ocean View Park Inc...........................................56, 61 817 Popham Rd Popham Beach Phippsburg, ME 04562 (207) 389-2564 • 43.741835; 69.790940

Old Orchard Beach Campground...........................14 27 Ocean Park Rd Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 (207) 934-4477 • 43.507978; 70.414030 www.gocamping.com • relax@gocamping.com

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc. .......................70 130 Settlement Rd • Stonington, ME 04681 (207) 367-8977 • 44.173916; 68.641368 www.oldquarry.com • info@oldquarry.com

Orr’s Island Campground .......................................56 44 Bond Point Rd • Orr’s Island, ME 04066 (207) 833-5595 • 43.772270; 69.969863 www.orrsisland.com camping@orrsisland.com

Outdoor World - Moody Beach Resort ..................14 266 Post Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-4586 • 43.279656; 70.595274 www.thousandtrails.com mbmgr@1000trails.com

Palmyra Golf Course and Campground..........78, 77 147 Lang Hill Rd • Palmyra, ME 04965 (207) 938-5677 • 44.854378; 69.350962 www.relaxinmaine.com briancayer@relaxinmaine.com

Papoose Pond Resort & Campground .............38, 42 700 Norway Rd • Waterford, ME 04088 (207) 583-4470 • 44.229527; 70.707475 www.papoosepondresort.com willy@papoosepondresort.com

Paradise Park Resort .........................................14, 20 50 Adelaide Rd • Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 (207) 934-4633 • 43.519433; 70.382118 www.paradiseparkresort.com info@paradiseparkresort.com

Parks Pond Campground........................................70 827 Airline Rd • Clifton, ME 04428 (207) 843-7267 • 44.798460; 68.594594 www.parkspondcampground.com parkspond@gmail.com

Paul Bunyan Campground................................78, 81 1862 Union St • Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-1177 • 44.831165; 68.883957 www.paulbunyancampground.com

Peaks-Kenny State Park...........................................78 401 State Park Rd • Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 (207) 564-2003 • 45.258264; 69.261412 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Penobscot New England Outdoor Center..............78 Baxter State Park Rd • Millinocket, ME 04462 (800) 766-7238 • 45.727811; 68.833331 www.neoc.com • info@neoc.com

Pine Grove Campground & Cottages .....................78 HCR 86 Box 107 • Medway, ME 04460 (207) 746-5172 • 45.665062; 68.562483 www.pinegrovecampgroundandcottages.com jefflong2463@live.com

Pinederosa Campground ..................................14, 21 128 North Village Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-2492 • 43.268762; 70.624425 www.pinederosa.com • info@pinederosa.com

Pleasant Hill RV Park & Campground ..................78 45 Mansell Rd • Hermon, ME 04401 (207) 848-5127 • 44.848177; 68.877478 www.pleasanthillcampground.com info@pleasanthillcampground.com

Pleasant Lake Camping Area..................................70 371 Davis Rd • Alexander, ME 04694 (207) 454-7467 • 45.061214; 67.491967 kdavis@ccpwireless.com

Pleasant Mountain Camping Area .........................38 Mountain Rd Fire Lane 53 Denmark, ME 04022 (207) 452-2170 • 43.963292; 70.756373 www.pleasantmountaincamping.com pleasantmtcamp@yahoo.com

Pleasant River Campground.............................38, 51 800 West Bethel Rd • West Bethel, ME 04286 (207) 836-2000 • 44.398487; 70.866555 www.pleasantrivercampground.com pleasantriver@roadrunner.com

Pleasant River RV Park............................................70 11 West Side Rd • Addison, ME 04606 (207) 483-4083 • 44.601290; 67.737447 hperry1953@gmail.com

Point Sebago Resort ...........................................38, 47 261 Point Sebago Rd • Casco, ME 04015 (800) 655-1232 • 43.930054; 70.543113 www.pointsebago.com • dtoms@pointsebago.com

Poland Spring Campground .............................38, 37 128 Connor Lane • Poland Spring, ME 04274 (207) 998-2151 • 44.043931; 70.374917 www.polandspringcamp.com dhwight@polandspringcamp.com

Potter’s Place Adult Park.........................................14 89 Baker’s Grant Rd • Lebanon, ME 04027 (207) 457-1341 • 43.440877; 70.879258 www.pottersplacecampground.com potterspl@metrocast.net

Powder Horn Family Camping Resort.........14, Inside Front Cover, 17 48 Cascade Rd • Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 (207) 934-4733 • 43.528017; 70.387873 www.mainecampgrounds.com info@mainecampgrounds.com

Pumpkin Patch RV Resort.................................78, 81 149 Billings Rd • Hermon, ME 04401 (207) 848-2231 • 44.816464; 68.902249 www.pumpkinpatchrv.com rvoffice@pumpkinpatchrv.com

Pushaw Lake Campground ...............................78, 80 110 Villa Vaughn Rd • Orono, ME 04473 (207) 945-4200 • 44.896399; 68.759171 www.pushawlakecampground.net pushawlakecampground@yahoo.com

Range Pond Campground .................................38, 50 94 Plains Rd • Poland, ME 04274 (207) 998-2624 • 44.042712; 70.345425 www.rangepondcamp.com • rpcg88@aol.com

Rangeley Lake State Park........................................38 HC 32 Box 5000 • Rangeley, ME 04357 (207) 864-3858 • 44.932421; 70.709917 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

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Recompence Shore Campsites ..........................32, 33 134 Burnett Rd • Freeport, ME 04032 (207) 865-9307 • 43.831110; 70.066599 www.freeportcamping.com info@freeportcamping.com

Red Apple Campground ....................................14, 16 111 Sinnott Rd • Kennebunkport, ME 04046 (207) 967-4927 • 43.390762; 70.492956 www.redapplecampground.com redapple@roadrunner.com

Red Barn Campground ...........................................70 602 Main Rd • Holden, ME 04429 (207) 843-6011 • 44.754520; 68.659954 www.redbarnmaine.com • info@redbarnmaine.com

River Run Canoe & Camp........................................38 191 Denmark Rd • Brownfield, ME 04010 (207) 452-2500 • 43.956953; 70.881131 www.riverruncanoe.com • theparkers@fairpoint.net

Riverbend Campground....................................38, 40 1540 Route 106 • Leeds, ME 04263 (207) 524-5711 • 44.320078; 70.121524 www.riverbendcampgroundmaine.com inquiries@riverbendcampgroundmaine.com

Riverside Park Campground ............................14, 29 2295 Post Rd US 1 • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-3145 • 43.343390; 70.562164 www.riversidefamilycamping.com info@riversidefamilycamping.com

Saco/Old Orchard Beach KOA...........................14, 20 814 Portland Rd • Saco, ME 04072 (800) 562-1886 • 43.534268; 70.427023 www.sacokoa.com • sacokoa@aol.com

Sagadahoc Bay Campground............................56, 59 9 Molly Pt Lane • Georgetown, ME 04548 (207) 371-2014 • 43.772525; 69.758645 www.sagbaycamping.com • pat@sagbaycamping.com

Salmon Falls River RV Resort & CG.......................14 44 Natural High Rd • Lebanon, ME 04027 (207) 339-8888 • 43.338978; 70.934446 www.sfrrv.com • info@sfrrv.com

Saltwater Farm Campground .................................56 47 Kalloch Lane • Cushing, ME 04563 (207) 354-6735 • 44.061041; 69.195678 www.saltwaterfarmcampground.com sfc@midcoast.com

Salty Acres Campground.........................................14 277 Mills Rd • Kennebunkport, ME 04046 (207) 967-2483 • 43.401865; 70.432322 www.saltyacrescampground.com info@saltyacrescampground.com

Sand Pond Campground ...................................14, 19 149 Sand Pond Rd • Sanford, ME 04073 (207) 324-1752 • 43.391264; 70.757630 www.sandpondcampground.com donna@sandpondcampground.com

Scott’s Cove Camping Area................................14, 28 356 Brock Rd • Alfred, ME 04002 (207) 324-6594 • 43.516302; 70.698844 www.scottscovecamping.com scottscove@roadrunner.com

Sea-Vu Campground..........................................14, 24 1733 Post Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-7732 • 43.327037; 70.576989 www.sea-vucampground.com seavu@maine.rr.com

Searsport Shores Ocean Camping....................56, 61 216 West Main St • Searsport, ME 04974 (207) 548-6059 • 44.443022; 68.935941 www.campocean.com • relax@campocean.com

Seaview Campground & Cabins .......................70, 74 16 Norwood Rd • Eastport, ME 04631 (207) 853-4471 • 44.917731; 67.003807 www.eastportmaine.com • basilpottle@yahoo.com

Sebago Lake Family Campground.........................38 1550 Richville Rd • Standish, ME 04084 (207) 787-3671 • 43.839754; 70.617885 www.sebagolakecamping.com rcox@roadrunner.com

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MEMBER CAMPGROUNDS

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Alphabetical Listing of Member Campgrounds Green names have display ads. Red names are seasonal RV sites only. (Call for more information.)

Sebago Lake State Park ...........................................38 11 Park Access Rd • Casco, ME 04055 (207) 693-6613 • 43.916246; 70.590109 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Sebasticook Lake Campground .............................78 52 Tent Village Rd • Newport, ME 04953 (800) 319-9333 • 44.826401; 69.233118 www.mainervpark.com info@mainervpark.com

Sennebec Lake Campground..................................56 100 Lodge Lane • Appleton, ME 04862 (207) 785-4250 • 44.257659; 69.275196 www.sennebeclake.com sennebeclake@aol.com

Shady Oaks Campground & Cabins.................70, 73 32 Leaches Point • Orland, ME 04472 (207) 469-7739 • 44.569796; 68.752766 www.shadyoakscampground.com cuatsorvpk@aol.com

Shamrock RV Park Inc.......................................14, 21 391 West St • Biddeford, ME 04005 (207) 284-4282 • 43.443613; 70.411359 www.shamrockrvpark.com welliott@maine.rr.com

Shannons Saco River Sanctuary ............................38 331 Denmark Rd • Brownfield, ME 04010 (207) 452-2274 • 43.964981; 70.873977 www.shannonscamping.com info@shannonscamping.com

Sherwood Forest Campsite .....................................56 9 Campground Circle • New Harbor, ME 04554 (800) 274-1593 • 43.871442; 69.516140 www.sherwoodforestcampsite.com robinhood@sherwoodforestcampsite.com

Shin Pond Village Campground & Cottages .........78 1489 Shin Pond Rd • Mt. Chase, ME 04765 (207) 528-2900 • 46.106506; 68.559516 www.shinpond.com shinpondvillage@fairpoint.net

Shore Hills Campground...................................56, 60 553 Wiscasset Rd • Boothbay, ME 04537 (207) 633-4782 • 43.904924; 69.619713 www.shorehills.com camping@shorehills.com

Silver Springs Campground & Lodging ................14 705 Portland Rd US RT1 • Saco, ME 04072 (207) 283-3880 • 43.518865; 70.427409 www.silverspringscampgroundandcottages.com Silver-springs@earthlink.net

Skowhegan/Canaan KOA ...................................64, 67 Rt 2 • Canaan, ME 04924 (207) 474-2858 • 44.769739; 69.543882 www.smorefuncampground.com skowkoa@kynd.net

Sleeping Bear Camping ...........................................78 346 Arab Rd • Lee, ME 04455 (207) 738-3148 • 45.340189; 68.309210 www.sleepingbearcamping.com tproctor2003@yahoo.com

Smugglers Den Campground............................70, 74 20 Main St Route 102 Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 (207) 244-3944 • 44.300948; 68.329295 www.smugglersdencampground.com info@smugglersdencampground.com

South Arm Campground...................................38, 49 62 Kennett Drive • Andover, ME 04216 (207) 364-5155 • 44.745301; 70.838634 www.southarm.com • camp@southarm.com

Stony Brook Recreation...........................................38 Route 2 42 Powell Place • Hanover, ME 04237 (207) 824-2836 • 44.490937; 70.774226 www.stonybrookrec.com camping@stonybrookrec.com

Sunset Point Campground......................................70 24 Sunset Point Rd • Harrington, ME 04643 (207) 483-4412 • 44.589511; 67.784934 www.sunsetpointcampground.com kurt0347@aol.com

The Birches Campground, LLC...............................64 201 Norris Point Rd • Litchfield, ME 04350 (207) 268-4330 • 44.233085; 69.948186 www.thebirches.com birchescamping@gmail.com

The Evergreens Campground & Restaurant ...64, 66 202 Ferry St • Solon, ME 04979 (207) 643-2324 • 44.938160; 69.867373 www.evergreenscampground.com info@evergreenscampground.com

The Last Resort.........................................................64 11 Last Resort Lane • Jackman, ME 04945 (207) 668-5091 • 45.612832; 70.236017 www.lastresortmaine.com info@lastresortmaine.com

Thomas Point Beach Park & Campground...........56 29 Meadow Rd • Brunswick, ME 04011 (877) 872-4321 • 43.896730; 69.897944 www.thomaspointbeach.com summer@thomaspointbeach.com

Timberland Acres RV Park................................70, 72 57 Bar Harbor Rd • Trenton, ME 04605 (207) 667-3600 • 44.507170; 68.388916 www.timberlandacresrvpark.com info@timberlandacresrvpark.com

Townline Camping LLC ...........................................56 225 Townline Rd • Nobleboro, ME 04555 (207) 832-7055 • 44.160144; 69.470142

Troll Valley Campground ........................................38 283 Red School House Rd Farmington, ME 04938 (207) 778-3656 • 44.634020; 70.170627 www.trollcampground.com trollval@gwi.net

Two Lakes Camping Area ..................................38, 48 215 Campground Lane • Oxford, ME 04270 (207) 539-4851 • 44.117809; 70.465886 www.twolakescamping.com twolakes@megalink.net

Two Rivers Campground ...................................64, 64 327 Canaan Rd • Skowhegan, ME 04976 (207) 474-6482 • 44.771516; 69.676481 www.tworvrs.com • info@tworvrs.com

Vacationland Campground...............................38, 46 233 Vacationland Rd • Harrison, ME 04040 (207) 583-4953 • 44.138545; 70.676534 www.vacationlandcampground.com info@vacationlandcampground.com

Vicki-Lin Camping Area..........................................38 70 Weymouth Rd • Bridgton, ME 04009 (207) 647-2630 • 44.029547; 70.662178 vicki-lin@roadrunner.com

Wanderin Moose Campground ..............................70 69 Leisure Way • Orland, ME 04472 (207) 469-6131 • 44.547119; 68.696012

Warren Island State Park ........................................56 Warren Island • Lincolnville, ME 04849 (207) 941-4014 • 44.271678; 68.943813 www.maine.gov/doc/parks

Wassamki Springs Campground......................32, 31 56 Saco St • Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 839-4276 • 43.646650; 70.398288 www.wassamkisprings.com wassamkisprings@aol.com

Wayside Trailer Park................................................14 41 Long Beach Ave • York Beach, ME 03910 (207) 363-3846 • 43.169069; 70.612008

Webb’s Campground ...............................................64 2912 US Route 201 • West Forks, ME 04985 (866) 748-7378 • 45.338397; 69.970348 www.riverdrivers.com • info@riverdrivers.com

Wells Beach Resort.............................................14, 13 1000 Post Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (800) 640-2267 • 43.303609; 70.585800 www.wellsbeach.com

Where the Heck R We? Campground .....................38 261 Davenport Hill Rd • Jay, ME 04239 (207) 645-4595 • 44.530684; 70.272501 www.wheretheheckrwe.com where-the-heck-r-we@verizon.net

Wild Acres Family Camping Resort .................14, 18 179 Saco Ave • Old Orchrd Beach, ME 04064 (888) 824-0682 • 43.512596; 70.391873 www.mainecamping.com info@mainecamping.com

Wild Duck Adult Campground .........................14, 25 39 Dunstan Landing Rd • Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-4432 • 43.566118; 70.380216 www.wildduckcampground.com info@wildduckcampground.com

Winslow Memorial Park & Campground..............32 Staples Point Rd • Freeport, ME 04032 (207) 865-4198 • 43.801500; 70.117790 www.freeportmaine.com winslowpark@freeportmaine.com

Woodland Acres Camp N Canoe.......................38, 50 33 Woodland Acres Drive • Brownfield, ME 04010 (207) 935-2529 • 43.955462; 70.884374 www.woodlandacres.com info@woodlandacres.com

Yellowstone Park - ME .............................................14 2245 Main St • Sanford, ME 04073 (207) 324-7782 • 43.380766; 70.686878

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Yonderhill............64, 67 221 Lakewood Rd • Madison, ME 04950 (207) 474-7353 • 44.798519; 69.749977 www.yonderhilljellystone.com camping@yonderhill.com

York Beach Camper Park ........................................14 11 Cappy’s Lane • York Beach, ME 03910 (207) 363-1343 • 43.180012; 70.611092 www.yorkbeachcampingpark.com

Walnut Grove Campground ..............................14, 23 599 Gore Rd • Alfred, ME 04002 (207) 324-1207 • 43.517945; 70.764894 www.walnutgrovecampground.net walnutgrove@roadrunner.com

Stadig Campground.................................................14 146 Bypass Rd • Wells, ME 04090 (207) 646-2298 • 43.346401; 70.561911 www.stadig.com • stadig@gwi.net

Stetson Shores Campground ..................................78 304 Lakins Rd • Stetson, ME 04488 (207) 296-2041 • 44.872995; 69.132366 www.stetsonshores.com • stetson@gwi.net

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