Revel in rustic perfection at this cabin on a pond in Franklin, where you can spend the day floating on the pond or catching fish from the dock, toast marshmallows over a popping campfire, doze to the sound of loons, and wake up to the early sun rising pink and orange over the water.
Late fall is an ideal time to visit Maine Huts and Trails. It's self-service season, which means you'll bring and prepare your own food, and the rates are much lower, too.
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).
The weekend starts Friday evening, June 12, with a bonfire and dinner at camp in Brownfield. Saturday is an early rise and hiking all day, followed by well-earned cocktails, dinner and another bonfire (every night should end with a bonfire, always).