More than once, as you’re booking your campsite or simply perusing the campground info online, you’ll be reminded: “This park
The wonders of Rangeley. There are way too many to count - and certainly too many to experience in a five-day camping trip - but I did my best last month to cram in as much hiking, paddling, and waterfall-hunting as I could.
Sebec Lake is a big draw for visitors to Peaks-Kenny State Park. There's a sandy beach and swimming area in the park and you can launch your kayak (or rent one) and spend the day paddling all the scenic nooks and crannies. There are also a few hiking trails located within the park, so you don't have to venture far to get on trail.
There are 10 miles of trails here, including 3.5 miles of coastal trail, where you can look down into the Bay of Fundy from atop the cliffs or walk through meadows of chest-high flowers before ducking back onto the tree-covered trail.
A half-day ride away, New Brunswick, Canada, offers some fun island camping and hiking adventures that are easy to reach by car (and don't require a full week of vacation).
Perfect for occasional campers or new-to-camping local who want to get into the woods, Maine Camping Gear Rentals has gear kits that include all the things, from tents and sleeping bags to dishes, lanterns, a cooler, and a cutting board.
Wake up early for a swim in the lake, hike Mount Blue and Tumbledown (then plunge yourself into the pond at the top), rent a kayak on a calm evening, and then hang out by the fire by at your campsite. Sounds nice, right?