Americans are masters at multi tasking, juggling too much from over booked lives and should camp out more in places like Maine.
We in Maine try to keep it simple, fun, rewarding and usually with low or no cost involved. Camping outdoors in Maine is one past time that requires little money but provides big rewards, rich memory making opportunities. Acadia is a Maine national park with seacoast carriage rides offered by a Houlton Maine attorney and his family, where you could even bring your horse on the camping trip.
Maybe camping is getting away from signs of man. Waking up in the wilds, with animals, scenery and sampling some clean natural resources. Maine wilderness camping means cooking on an open fire, pitching a tent. Or using an existing lean to at your Vacationland out post.
But if your idea of the perfect Maine family camping vacation is by a pristine lake, catching fish you eat for supper you might be surprised that some like winter camping best.
To climb and camp Baxter Park’s Mt Katahdin in the winter. All bundled up, filling your lungs with fresh crisp Maine air. And your field of vision filled with white, sugar coated images of Baxter Park. Of Mt Katahdin that most only see when everything is green and brown not blue and white.
As a kid I remember hiking up smaller hills like 1400′ high Horse Mountain, Haystack, Echo, Mt Chase on family weekends with my four brothers, parents. Always with home made, cooked on a fire food to go along with the change of scenery on the family outing. But recall yearly renting a family place on the Maine ocean.
Sampling the denisons of the deep, delicacies fished out of the water off the famous rock bound Maine coast line.
Usually in the Camden, Rockland and Belfast area but venturing further out to explore islands off the Maine coast too. Growing up in Aroostook County on a Maine potato farm, the lobster boats, quaint harbor life of close knit coastal communities creating a sharp, pleasant contrast.
As an adult and a parent, frequent trips with the four kids hiking, usually with lots of extra friends or cousins continued the tradition started by my parents. My kids as young adults like to camp, get outdoors, pitch a tent and paddle a canoe, kayak on a Maine lake or river. I have gone with a group of friends over the years to Jewell Island putting in at South Harpswell Maine.
Maine lighthouses and lobsters feeds to collect photos, visit. Many vacationers spend years planning trips to them all. Everyone does vacations in Maine different and like praying, there is not wrong way. There are more than 60 light houses in Maine.
To some Maine camping means a three quarter million motor home touring a Land Rover, Mercedes or Hummer H3 SUV.
The shiny gas guzzling beast more of a land yatch with direct TV, air conditioning, a furnace and two “pull outs” larger than most people’s home living rooms. Here’s a list of Maine campgrounds for RV vacations.
Whatever you do, camp in Maine based around whatever your idea of outdoor fun recreation is. Depending on your wallet size. To eventually own your own Maine waterfront property. Discover Northern Maine and all it has to offer in wilderness four season camping.