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Here’s Where You Need To Visit In Maine
The state of Maine is best known for being one of the original 13 Colonies and for harvesting great lobster. The Pine Tree State harvests 90 percent of the country’s lobsters and 99 percent of the blueberries.
Records aside, Maine is also the home of L.L. Bean quality outdoor clothing headquarters and author Stephen King. A few miles away from King’s hometown of Bangor you’ll find the Holden Family Campground.
This popular RV park serves as a great home base for exploring the many area attractions. Holden Family Campground features 38 sites, full hookups, and many additional comforts. Additional amenities include 30/50 amp electrical, water, sewer, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a heated pool, free Wi-Fi, a book lending library, and a playground.
If you’re into scary books and Stephen King, then you should not miss a local tour while in town. Many of the locations for inspiration are visited and explained during the tour. Just so you know, the famous author is a big deal in Maine!
Other great attractions in Maine
Traditions Golf Club and Learning Center is just a few hundred yards away from Holden Family Campground. The par-35, nine-hole course measures 2,619 yards from the longest tee box. This is a fun and popular course with a laid back dress code and no tee times required.
The indoor golf facility has been extremely popular, especially during those cold winter months. You can tee it up inside at 95 different courses. Additional amenities at the course include a driving range and short-game practice facility. Also, two of Maine’s most iconic brands, Pat’s Pizza and Gifford’s Ice Cream, can be found at Traditions Golf Club.
Acadia National Park is only about an hour away from Holden Family Campground. Drive the park’s scenic 27-mile Loop Road in your tow vehicle. Along the way, stop at Jordan Pond House, the only restaurant within Acadia.
For more information about the area, check out Visit Greater Bangor. You can also learn more about Holden Family Campground on RV LIFE Campgrounds and on their website.
See also: Stay At This New Campground On The Maine Coast
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Schattschneider says
.Wife and I are from Wisconsin and toured Maine several times by motorcycle and two person pop up tent. Acadia Park is not to be missed. We also toured all of the lighthouses along the coast and watched lobster fishermen checking their cages. After touring all 48 continental states, we found that motorists in Maine are the most courteous. Local residents are extremely friendly. We are hoping to return to visit Stephen King’s home as we have a collection of all of his books. Don’t forget to have a lobster dinner or two while there.
This sounds like a really pretty place to visit.
Note of clarity. Maine was not one of the 13 original colonies. Maine was a part of Massachusetts during the revolution. Maine split off from Massachusetts and became a state in 1819.
Walt Craig says
Well, technically, because it was part of Mass. it is one of the original 13. As a state it is not one of the original 13. It’s still a beautiful state, well worth visiting and not being one of the 13 does not make it any less desirable to visit. Now all of us accuracy obsessives (I admit to being one) can relax because we got everything right.
Been visiting Maine every summer for 20 years. Acadia is worth a visit. So is Baxter State Park at the northern end of the AT. Moose Head Lake and most any town from mid coast on north are very scenic. The mountain areas of western Maine fun to hike and interesting places to visit in New Hampshire and Vermont are an easy day away. For me the fun begins in Booth Bay and then north.
I agree and love the camping in Maine, especially near the coast and for all the reasons mentioned. One of the biggest attractions for me is the natural blueberries that you can find right from your campsite if lucky as well as the scenery. Their blueberries are tops!
We LOVE going to Maine, however, the current Governor – Janet Mills – has made it very difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most out-of-state visitors must quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Maine – exception currently for NH and VT residents. She just made a change that allows out-of-state residents to avoid the 14 day quarantine IF they have a negative COVID-19 test that’s been performed within the previous 72 hours. Something you might want to check before arriving there.
After reading “Travels with Charlie” by Steinbeck I’ve always wanted to eat lobster somewhere on Deer Isle. It’s on my bucket list. Any good recommendations as to where on Deer Isle? thanks in advance.
Jim Meehan says
For all those Acadia area fans we wish we could find a campground we stayed in 20 years ago that was in that area. It was a water front campground and you could we right up to a treeline with your RV and take your chair and grill (and glass of wine) and grill your supper right on the rocks at the shore. It was heavenly. Have tried to find it other times we have been back up there but no luck. I would love it if someone recognized the campground and identified it for us.
Don’t forget to continue up the coast to real Down East Maine. Millbridge, Machias, Lubec, Campobello Island (OK, it’s in Canada but you need to check it out), Eastport and the surrounding area. Nice campground in Lubec and a nice State Park in Edmunds, Cobscook Bay State Park.