Despite this year’s difficulties, a magical Maine summer vacation can be yours in 2020. And we do emphasize the word “magical”! It’s no deep, dark secret why Maine is loved and celebrated the world over as “Vacationland.” So if you’re a Mainer—or a visitor from another state who has met this summer’s health guidelines for out-of-state entry into Maine—here are 3 fun-filled, affordable ways to best enjoy your Maine summer vacation!
Hit the Lake
From the plaintive call of loons to the gorgeous spread of the magnificent natural world, central Maine offers a tranquil, fun-filled summertime experience that transports you to the serenity of a bygone era. The laid-back vibe here will melt away your stress as you swim, fish, boat, jetski, or waterski in the amazing Belgrade Lakes area, in the Kennebec River Valley, or on one of central Maine’s scores of other lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. You’ll quickly discover why the area’s motto is: “Where memories
last a lifetime.”
Camp in the Serenity of Nature
For everyone drawn to the peace and tranquility of nature, there’s absolutely nothing like camping in central Maine. Maine’s world-famous woods, camp sites, fishing and hunting grounds, water bodies, and hiking trails beckon you to a camping experience unlike any other, anywhere.
If you’re looking for centrally-located family campgrounds or RV parks that offer quintessential Maine camping experiences, you’ll find many within easy driving distances throughout central Maine. Solon and Bingham are particularly notable, or treat yourself to an unforgettable camping experience at Lake George Regional Park.
Go Hiking or Biking and/or Visit a State Park
Central Maine is a virtual paradise for those who love the outdoors. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or doing a bit of both, The Kennebec Valley offers you some of America’s most beautifully-kept and cherished trails. Among the incredible places where your hiking shoes can take you are The Kennebec River Trail, the Quarry Road Trail near Colby College in Waterville, and the Kennebec River Rail Trail, which stretches 6.5 miles from Augusta to Hallowell to Gardiner.
Rather be on two wheels than two legs? Then grab your helmet and pedal into the Bond Brook Area in Augusta, Lake George Regional State Park in Canaan, the Kennebec Highlands in Belgrade, or the DeBe Park River Walk Trail in Skowhegan. Rest assured the scenery is beautiful, whether you pedal along the river, ride a more rugged trail, or take to one of the area’s scenic, wooded roads.
Whether you are planning a summer vacation here—or even a “stay-cation”—central Maine is beckoning you to come enjoy the kind of memory-filled experience you can ONLY enjoy here in Vacationland. And if you’d love to enjoy this kind of central Maine experience year-round in your own home, we invite you to contact us today.