Local Area Attractions
There are so many local attractions to choose from, whether hiking, biking, touring light houses, going to the beach, water and amusement parks or museums, etc. The attractions below are grouped by location (in reference to how far from the campground). We have all the information on attractions, to include directions, in the office!.
BRADBURY MOUNTAIN STATE PARK (3 miles)
Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic! One of the original 5 state parks in Maine, offering shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers.
FREEPORT (6 miles)
Home of L.L. Bean (open 24/7 year round), and an extensive selection of factory outlet stores, restaurants and cafes, and beautiful Casco Bay. www.freeportusa.com.
Area attractions include:
-Factory Outlet Shops, Restaurants and Cafes.
-Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking: Outdoor Discovery School, L.L.Bean
-Atlantic Seal Cruises: Light House Cruises and Eagle Island Adventure, (the summer home of Admiral Robert E. Perry, American Arctic explorer who led the first successful attempt to reach the North Pole in 1909).
-Beach: Winslow Memorial Park
-MUSIC SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, at L.L.Bean, June through August. Enjoy fun events and FREE CONCERTS in Freeport all summer longand find out why L.L.Bean's annual Summer in the Park series has become a tradition for many of our customers.
PORTLAND (16 miles)
Surrounded by water on three sides, Portland, offers the best water access to islands, historic forts and lighthouses in Maine, and great dining and shopping.
Area attractions include:
- Lighthouses (6) are accessible.
- Cruise around Casco Bay's islands
- Puffin and Whale Watching and Downeast Duck Adventures
- Children's Museum of Maine
- Portland Museum of Art
-The Portland Harbor Museum features exhibits on local maritime history and restoration of an 1850 clipper ship.
-Theater and Dance, Portland Stage Company , Portland Concert Association , and the Portland Ballet Company.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Boothbay Harbor's 53rd Anniversary Windjammer Days Festival, www.windjammerdays.org, is the week of June 21st in Boothbay Harbor celebrating Maritime History and Sailing. Majestic windjammers come from up and down the coast to participate in this exciting early-season event. The American Eagle, Heritage, Isaac H. Evans, Nathaniel Bowditch, and Stephen Taber are few schooners participating in Windjammer Days. The schooners arrive in the Boothbay area, Linekin Bay, Tuesday, June 23rd, and then under full sail during the "parade of sail" on Wednesday, June 24th into Boothbay Harbor and anchor amidst band concerts, a parade ashore and evening fireworks.
The Moxie Festival, www.moxiefestival.com, is held in Lisbon Falls. Moxie is the unique New England soft drink. Moxie was first marked as a patent medicine in 1876 in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was guaranteed to cure multiple ills. Enjoy the parade, bike rally, 5K run, food court, Moxie Chug-n-Challenge, carnival rides, river race, and fireworks!
YARMOUTH CLAM FESTIVAL & LOBSTER WEEKEND
Yarmouth hosts the Clam Festival every year, just 8 miles from the campground! Have a fun filled day of arts, crafts, music, competition events (running and bike races), clams and melted butter! Dont forget to watch for Marty the Moose and his friends in the parade on Friday night! Join us for a Lobster and Clam Dinner on Saturday evening with LIVE JAZZ MUSIC by TWO BAR BREAK!Download the details
Rockland is home to the Maine Lobster Festival, "Five Days of Feasting and Fun on the Fabulous Coast of Maine!" What do you get when you mix the worlds greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, cooking contests, marine tent and more!