Local Area Attractions
10 miles - Maine State Museum
Explore Maine history and environment in one great place. Admission is just $2. Show us your receipt when you return to the campground and get a free drink!
Old Fort Western - Augusta, Maine
Old Fort Western is a National Historic Landmark. Old Fort Western, located in the heart of Augusta, ME, is America's oldest surviving wooden fort - a reminder of the great contest of cultures that dominated New England life 250 years ago. Located at a strategic point along the Kennebec River, Fort Western was used as a supply depot from Boston to points further upriver. It is located 15 miles from the campground. For additional information, visit their website at www.oldfortwestern.org.
Antique shops - Hallowell, Maine
"Hallowell is an experience". All will agree that Hallowell offers a wide array of sites, shops, history, food, nature, work, play and people. Explore Water Street, lined with galleries, antique shops, fine restaurants and service businesses, blends into exquisite historic houses and beyond to beautiful country hiking trails and waterfalls. Hallowell is just 12 miles away.
27 miles- L L Bean and many outlet stores - Shop, Play and Dine! - Freeport, Maine
Freeport is home of LL Bean and many other well known shops and outlets. Well known for its outlet shopping, the town is rich also in beauty, history, and recreational opportunities. A shopper’s haven located only 27 miles away.
Located just 34 miles from the campground is this popular resort town tucked in around a picturesque harbor, Boothbay Harbor retains the look of an old-fashioned seaport. Whale-watching excursions, puffin cruises and deep-sea-fishing charters all depart from the harbor. There are many shopping opportunities and a number of scenic vistas to capture on film.
May 26th to Oct 20, 2012 - Maine Eastern Coastal Train Rides - Brunswick, Maine
Just 20 miles from the campground you will be able to come aboard restored vintage rail cars for a carefree journey through the spectacular scenery of mid-coast Maine, between Brunswick and Rockland. You’ll experience charming seaside villages, picturesque sailboats, lobster fishermen working their traps on the bay, tidewater wildlife and in autumn, magnificent foliage. Service operates Wednesday through Sunday. For additional information, visit their website at www.maineeasternrailroad.com
Whale Watching Excursions and Puffin Cruises
Located in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, just 34 miles away.
Maine Maritime Museum - Bath, Maine
Experience Maine’s rich seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River at Maine Maritime Museum. From watercraft and lobstering, to shipbuilding and sea trade, you’ll hear stories about dangerous voyages to distant lands, see how a shipbuilder’s family lived in the 1890s, smell the sawdust from historic ship timbers, and discover the wonders and mysteries of Maine’s maritime culture. It is just 23 miles from the campground. For additional information, visit their website at www.mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Meet the Alpacas - Wiscasset, Maine
Go visit "The Softest Farm in Maine", dedicated to providing their visitors with a memorable, educational and relaxing experience. The Alpacas are located 22 miles from the campground. For additional information, visit their website at www.wintersgone.com.
Maine Wildlife Park - Gray, Maine
The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is a great place to view and learn more about wildlife. The 200-acre park has moose, black bear, lynx, mountain lions, wild turkeys, bald eagles, owls, a show fish pool and more on display. The Maine Wildlife Park is located just 44 miles from the campground. For additional information, visit their website at www.maine.gov/ifw/education/wildlifepark/index.htm.
Wiscasset Railway Museum - Alna, Maine
At the end of the 23 mile trip you will find Maine's Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway, a two-foot gauge common carrier railroad that operated from 1894 until 1933. The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north, never making it to either Waterville or Farmington. The Museum is located at the site of the old Sheepscot station in Alna, with mainline track running north from Cross Road, on the original roadbed. Open most weekends. For additional information, visit their website at www.wwfry.org.
Owls Head Transportation Museum - Rockland, Maine
The Owls Head Transportation Museum exhibits and operates a large collection of pioneer-era aircraft, antique automobiles, engines, bicycles, carriages and motorcycles. Flights of pioneer aircraft most summer weekends, weather permitting. There are special events throughout the year. The museum is located 55 miles from the campground. For additional information, visit their website at www.ohtm.org.
Musical Wonder House - Wiscasset, Maine
The internationally famous Musical Wonder House is "The showplace for mechanical musical instruments", featuring 5000+ restored musical boxes, player grand pianos and organs, spring-powered phonographs, musical birds, porcelains, furniture, clocks, steins, whistlers, and even a musical painting, restored, demonstrated and displayed in opulent rooms furnished with antiques of the period. This 32-room 1852 sea captain's mansion, complete with 23 antique coin-operated machines surrounding an impressive flying staircase with classical moldings, is the backdrop for this awe-inspiring musical collection. It is located just 22 miles from the campground. For additional information, visit their website at www.musicalwonderhouse.com.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse - 36 Miles
Rising above crashing surf and spectacular rock formations, the Pemaquid Lighthouse is a cultural and historical treasure. Each year, about 100,000 visitors come to explore the park grounds, take in the panoramic view of the Atlantic and marvel at one of the state's best known icons. It is so honored that, in 2003, Maine citizens voted to use its likeness to represent them on the state quarter. Found 36 miles from the campground.
Owls Head Transportation Museum
The museum is located in Rockland, Maine just one hour away. Open seven days a week April through October from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and November through March from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekdays) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weekends). Visit their website at:www.ohtm.org
Willowbrook at Newfield Restoration Village
Held in Newfield, Maine only one hour away. Open daily May 15 thru September 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October Foliage Season Tours available.
Swine & Stein Octoberfest in Gardiner
Swine and Stein Oktoberfest
EVENT INFO: When: October 13, 11:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.Where: Gardiner’s Water Street and surrounding areas.Cost: $15 (includes 3 5oz beer samples) or $10 (no beer) for admission to beer and music garden. Discount advance tickets avaialable. Children 12 and under admitted free.Contact: Have more questions? Ask them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-582-3100.Band Lineup: 11:30a – Justin Walton, 12:45p – North of Nashville, 2p – The German Oktoberfest Band, 3:15p –Poke Chop and the Other White Meats, 4:30p -The German Oktoberfest Band, 5:30p – Anna and The Diggs. Important: This event is Rain or Shine. This is a family-friendly festival, all ages are welcome, only those 21+ carrying a valid ID will be able to drink.
Orr's Island (32 miles)
Breathtaking natural scenery of an unspoiled rugged coastline.
Owl's Head (50 miles)
Owls Head Transportation Museum - Exhibits and operates a large collection of pioneer-era aircraft antique automobiles, engines, bicycles, Carriages and motorcycles. Flights of pioneer aircraft most summer weekends, weather permitting.
Meet The Alpacas (22 miles)
“The softest Farm in Maine” Provides visitors with a memorable, educational and relaxing experience.
Scarborough (48 miles)
Cabela's - Equipment and clothing for camping, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.
Oxford (47 miles)
Oxford Casino - Wicked Good Fun! Slots and Game Tables. On site Restaurant/Bar & Grill.
Rockland (46 miles)
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and Maine Lighthouse Museum
Augusta: State Capital (20miles)
Old Fort Western - is a National Historic Landmark. A reminder of the great contest of cultures that dominated New England life 250 years ago. www.oldfortwestern.org
Maine State Museum - Explore Maine history and environment In one great place. Admission is just $2 and if you show us your receipt when you return to the campground you get a free drink!
Freeport (25 miles)
LL Bean Flagship Store (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) - Hunting & Fishing Gear and Apparel; Luggage & Travel, Furniture and Home Furnishings.
Outlet Mall - Local and International brands you know and trust
Boothbay Harbor (26 miles)
This popular resort town tucked in around a picturesque harbor retains the look of an old-fashioned seaport. There are many opportunities for whale watching excursions, puffin cruises deep sea-fishing charters.
Boothbay Railway Village and Thomas & Friends Day Out are lots of fun.
West Gardiner (4 miles)
The Center for Maine Craft is a retail store and gallery featuring fine crafts made by the hands of hundreds of Maine craft artists.
Bath (17 miles)
Maine Maritime Museum - Experience Maine’s rich seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River. Showing watercraft and lobstering to shipbuilding and sea trade, you’ll hear stories about dangerous voyages to distant lands and how a shipbuilder’s family lived in the 1890’s.
Richmond (5 miles)
Richmond’s River Front Farmer’s Market on Main St. Friday's 3:30-6 pm. Rain or Shine
Maine Wildlife Park (44 miles)
The 200 acre park has moose, black bear, lynx, mountain lions,wild turkeys, bald eagles, owls a show fish pool and more.
Wiscasset (14 miles)
Wiscasset Railway Museum - A two-foot gauge common carrier railroad that operated from 1894-1933. The museum is located at the site of the old Sheepscot station in Alna. With mainline track running north from Cross Road, on the original roadbed. Open most weekends.www.wwfry.orgMonkey See Monkey Do - Maine’s first high-flying family adventure park and zip lines. Navigate through more than 30 obstacles from 12 to 50 feet in the air then zoom along one of the zip lines or take a leap of faith on our giant swing.
Hallowell (15 miles)
Antique Shops as well as a wide array of sites, shops, history, food, nature, work and play and people. Galleries, Antique shops, and fine restaurants. Historic houses and beyond to beautiful country hiking trails and waterfalls.
Bowdoin (5 miles)
Country Fareways Golf - A par 3, 9 hole golf course plus a 58 yard #10 hole.