Vacation Of A Lifetime: Camping In Maine

Maine is huge, larger than all the other New England states put together. It’s about 90% covered with trees, it has almost 3,500 miles of coastline, and it has more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Home to the loon, the moose, the lynx, the Bald eagle, and the bobcat (among thousands of other species), this state draws millions of visitors each year. A lot of them enjoy camping in Maine.

You can really rough it in a tent or head north in a fully-equipped RV and plug it in at one of the many RV parks with amenities galore and activities for all ages. You can stay in a romantic cabin on an isolated lake, where you can be comfortable while learning the art of living off grid. Camp near a beach or at the foot of a mile-high peak. There are sites near fertile farms and others in deep forests that show little trace of man.

The terrain is so varied that officials have divided the state into eight distinct regions, ranging from urban to wilderness. Remember that urban is relative: this entire state has a little over one million three hundred thousand residents. Check out the different regions. You’ll need to decide if you want sandy beaches or rocky coastline, the chance to visit good restaurants at night or the chance to be self-sufficient with what you carry in on your back.

If camping is not enough on its own, there’s no lack of things to see and do. Watch fisherman bring their catch into Portland harbor, climb a mountain, hike through glorious woods and fields, bike along winding roads or mountain trails, or ride a raft down rivers with world-class whitewater. Visit a lighthouse, an amusement park, or a golf course. Take a cruise or a pleasure boat out to see Maine from the water.

You’ll find world-class whitewater rafting in the western mountain and lake region and in the Kennebec and Moose River valleys. Rafters roar by majestic peaks or through rolling farmland. No matter where you are in Maine, the scenery is unforgettable.

At Old Orchard Beach, ME, campers can be within walking distance of the beach. Other campsites encircle this family resort town with lots to do and see. All Maine’s cities offer resources for families who want to camp. Check official sites to choose the perfect spot, and remember that camping out in Maine is incredibly popular. Reservations may be required at the campground of your choice.

Camping has been a Maine tradition for generations, and residents of the Pine Tree State want to help make it fun. The choice of how and where to stay is so vast you’ll have trouble making a choice. Read the reviews posted by those who’ve already been there, and you’ll want to go even more.

Want to climb a mountain? There’s a place to camp right at its foot. Want to sit on a beach? There will be a campsite within easy walking distance. Want to ride a river, boat in a 40-mile long lake, fish for one of the 67 species of freshwater fish? No problem finding a great place to stay right where you want to be.

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