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Old 01-17-2018, 09:41 AM   #1
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When Penny and I leave Bar Harbor, we are heading to Center Harbor, N.H. Yes, there is a major quilting store there, Keepsake Quilts. (This trip has developed a definite theme.) After a few days at Harbor Hill CG, we will be off to Saratoga Springs to visit our relatives and staying at Coldbrook resort.
It's all the "back roads" between these places that gives me pause. I learned on our trip from Lake Placid to Nick's Lake that some state roads are easy to tow on. I learnt in West Virginia some ain't.

So...JohnB, Tom, Hutch, anyone else...help a brutha out.

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Teach..I travelled to Acadia several times..mostly highway but lots of lesser roads for sightseeing between--never a problem...granted it has been about six years but except for CG few and far between, the New England trips were great..stayed at several Natl parks in the forest..loved MtWashington tour and small town moosewatching!
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Hi Teach,

I have not yet been east of the NY line with the camper, yet anyway. And my memories of driving in MA are now going on close to 30 year ago only in a car.

I'm not close enough to where you are going to be much help this time.

However, for sure, the back roads in the Adirondacks are a whole lot more passable then some in WV....

Have a good trip and let us know how it goes. In a year or more we will be heading that way and can use your input.

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Bumping the thread:
We'll be on Rt. 25 and federal 4 for most of the transit if this sparks a memory or two.


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I live in Maine when go down east I use route 1 it's just as fast and a lot more pleasant (lot of neat little towns) than 95.
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I am thinking of going to Maine this Summer or early Fall and want to visit Acadia

Any suggestions on camps? I heard Maine was expensive?
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I am thinking of going to Maine this Summer or early Fall and want to visit Acadia

Any suggestions on camps? I heard Maine was expensive?
Acadia has no hookups or wifi but just about every campground around there does and there are lots to choose from reasonably close by. Any thing really close to the park has a captive audience so they will be more expensive just go on line Maine has some nice campground web sites. Leaf season in Maine can get crowded more so away from the coast but it may affect you fall plans. I wouldn't say Maine camping is expensive any more so than any area that is popular. I will say it's worth the trip the entire area downeast has so many things to do and see. I live in the south western mountains we get a completely different bunch of campers geared more so the outdoorsy types hikers, canones, etc (and shoppers, outlet stores in NH) With in less than a mile of my land there are 3 camp grounds in a town of 1,100 people. If you really want to get away from it all feel free to camp anywhere on our 80 acres!
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We always stayed right in one of the Acadia Nat'l Park campgrounds..lots to see and do right there on the island. We had no hookups (there is a bathhouse) but free firewood! We only stayed three days each time so no problems..Bar Harbor is just a few minutes away.There used to be a free shuttle bus to take you around the island and into Bar Harbor. Just don't miss going up Cadillac Mountain...awesome experience! Enjoy your trip...reservations recommended and seniors are half price..
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We have stayed at the Bar Harbor Ocean KOA. Yes it is expensive but has FHU and right on one of the sounds. Very easy to reach Acadia from this campground.
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south western mountains we get a completely different bunch of campers geared more so the outdoorsy types hikers,!
That would be me! I wanted to hike the last part of the Appalachian but there are no dogs allowed in that area

I don't know where you live so can you give me a location, a city or two nearby to start my search

I would love to boon dock, thanks for the offer but my 1950 has small tanks and I have no generator, solar and only one battery so I am afraid I wouldn't last long!

I am looking for a 2007 2363 as I believe my truck could pull that, bigger fish and grey tanks and I am looking into buying a generator too!
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I'm in 04010 in the small town of Brownfield. There are 2 very nice campgrounds right on the Saco river within a mile from my house. One is very quiet without a lot of amenities the other is a large family oriented site with a heated pool store etc. Conway NH is about 15-20 minutes away with everything you could ask for food to shopping hiking mountain climbing etc they have something for everyone. Mt Washington is about an hour away we look right at it from the house. Google Earth will give you an ideal just find the river and check out the campgrounds. My wife is a creative mower if you wonder around with google you'll find a field with what looks like crop circles (the straight lines are mine) that's our place. 43*58.00.22N 70* 52 48.48W look carefully and you'll see the Sunny in the drive by the house! Stop and stay awhile.
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Hi Teach,
Have a good trip and let us know how it goes. In a year or more we will be heading that way and can use your input.
We had a successful trip from Richmond to Littleton/Lowell, Mass., to Freeport, to Mt. Desert to Center Harbor, N.H., to Saratoga and back to Richmond. Total of 2,200 miles, 15 nights in the trailer. Roads in Pa. and Conn. suck big time. Folks in Maine and Vermont know how to build and maintain highways. Upstate N.Y. and N.H. come in between.
I'll be glad to share any details of the trip. Ask away.

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