Camping to Glamping – Maine Has You Covered
With wide-open spaces and mountains-to-the-sea scenery, Maine offers a number of camping options that range from roughing it to amenity-filled luxury. So, whether you seek the smell of pine and the cry of a loon or want salt air and crashing surf, Maine can deliver a memorable camping experience.
Twelve of Maine’s State Parks offer family camping facilities. There’s the dramatic coastal Cobscook Bay State Park in DownEast Maine, as well as the picturesque Mount Blue State Park in central Maine. Way up north on Moosehead Lake, Lily Bay offers great camping spots, walking trails and an opportunity to fish Maine’s largest lake. The campground setup is just as inviting at Rangeley Lake in western Maine and Sebago Lake in the southern part of the state.
Throughout the state, there are a number of privately owned campgrounds offering an array of amenities such as golf courses and marinas. Choose a campground that’s perfect for families, like Papoose Pond in Waterford, or take part in the artist in residence program at Searsport Shores Campground in the mid-coast area. No tent, camper or RV? No problem — several of Maine’s privately owned campgrounds have rental camps and cottages.
Maine’s treasure, Acadia National Park offers excellent camping. Blackwoods and Seawall campgrounds are both located on Mt. Desert Island and offer primitive sites for walk-in campers, as well as drive-up sites. Located on the Schoodic Peninsula, there are more than 200 sites at Schoodic Woods Campground, and Duck Harbor Campground on Isle au Haut is accessible only by boat.
Maine has also proved to be prime territory for glamping resorts. Glamping offers more creature comforts than camping, and those comforts can include canvas wall platform tents, showers and cooking facilities. Glamping options include Tentrr, which has sites scattered throughout the state, as well as Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport, Terramor Outdoor Resort in Bar Harbor and Huttopia in Sanford.