Mid Coast Maine, with magnificent scenery, is historic as well. Known for its small fishing villages and quaint harbor towns, the beauty of this area inspired poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Hike or bike, visit small towns and islands and journey into the past-back to a time when life was simpler. From scenic beauty to wonderful music and lobster festivals, unique museums, to majestic vessels that will transport you to another time – Mid Coast Maine has it all.
Monhegan Island is a small, rocky Island ten miles from the mainland and scarcely a square mile in area. It is accessible only by boat and there are no cars or paved roads on the Island. Since long before the explorer John Smith visited it in 1614, it was known to Native Americans as a prime fishing area, and today its economy is still ruled by those who make their living from the sea, fishing and lobstering. The year-round population has seldom exceeded 65 in recent times. For more than 100 years, Monhegan has been a summer haven for artists and other visitors who appreciate its isolation, the beauty of its wilderness, its quiet relaxed atmosphere, and its unhurried pace.
Camden Hills State Park
Hike Camden Hills State Park in Camden which has 30 miles of trails accessed from five trailheads. Each of these hikes take you to breathtaking views of the mid-coast. Bike along the country lanes and enjoy the quaintness of Camden and Rockport. Go horseback riding along mountain trails and watch the sunset. Several local stables offer guided trail rides, and experience is not necessary for this adventure! It’s a great way to see more of this beautiful area surrounding our campground.
Acadia National Park
People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Experience world class outlet and boutique shopping in a unique coastal Maine village. Sample Maine lobster, seafood, and farm fresh dining. Find Maine lodging and accommodations just a short distance from L.L.Bean and hundreds of delightful shops. While you’re here, stay to play and enjoy cultural and recreational activities for the entire family!
Marshall Point Lighthouse
Prominently seated on the rocky point at the entrance to the harbor of the fishing village of Port Clyde, Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum offers visitors and engaging look at the local history, beauty and wonder of mid-coast Maine. Take a step back in time as you walk through the door of the museum and learn about the history of the lighthouse, the village of Port Clyde and lobstering in Saint George. One of the most photographed sites on the New England coast, home of Molly and Nellie – the lighthouse dogs – and a stop on Forrest Gump’s cross-country run, there is a lot to see and do at the Marshall Point Lighthouse.
Maine Windjammer Cruises
Maine Windjammer Cruises is the original Windjammer Fleet established in 1936. First to offer the opportunity to sail Maine coast waters aboard former cargo schooners, these National Landmark windjammers continue to provide affordable all inclusive sailing vacations. Come re-live the great days of sail on our tall-masted schooners and spend carefree days among the islands of Maine.