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Old 03-13-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Beach / No Beach

Looking for some East Coast suggestions. When I ask my kids what they want to do for camping this year one says "I want to go to the Ocean". The other says "Anything but the Ocean!"

My son, the No side, does have at least some room to complain as we have stayed at the same Myrtle Beach resort several times. But I have to admit I share my daughters love of the crashing waves. The boy would rather be hiking or climbing a rock face somewhere, maybe a little paddling on the side.

Can anyone suggest a compromise location?
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Try a lake. Sebago Lake SP is near me in Maine. Its got a big lake a beach, not usually crashing waves with paddling right there and hiking and rock climbing in the White Mountains of NH nearby There is also hiking in the park. Mountain nearby that is pretty good.. with nice views.

You want crashing waves.. 45 minutes away is the beach part of the Maine Coast.. and your boy might like SUP paddling on it and Sebago.

Rock climbing.. he can do that around Portland Head Light while you have ajida watching!
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Lakes are a possibility, we are blessed with hundreds of them in Ontario and your suggestion is intriguing, Maine is definetly on our to do list. But it is the surf that we really enjoy, my daughter and I spend hours on our boogie boards.
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I guess you have a kid balancing act to figure out. Higgins Beach in Scahboro is about half an hour. But even in summer the boarders use wetsuits.
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Can you do both? If you going for a week, maybe extend to 10 days and spend 5 each. If you can't extend, then go 3 one place and 4 another.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:28 PM   #6
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Wild Acres, Maine

We are considering Wild Acres in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. The area seems to offer a fairly wide variety of activities and includes sites backing onto the Ocean. It is a Sun RV property.

Anyone familiar with it?
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Dont think East ,think North
Northern Ontario offers all that and more
Lake Superior is 82500 sq kms and is an Ocean unto itself
here are the link to an adventure

https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/lakesuperior
Agawa Campground - Lake Superior Provincial Park
Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground - Lake Superior Provincial Park
Lake Superior Provincial Park - Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Backpacking, Canoeing, Pictographs

Naturally Superior Adventures
https://www.naturallysuperior.com/

Look at taking the Voyageur Canoe on a camping trip
or rent canoes or kayaks
this is my back yard
I highly recommend it to anyone
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You will need a drysuit for OOB and for Superior. The standing waves at the mouth of the Micipicoten are fun for those dressed for it and for SUPers with experience. People have died there though. NSA does not have room for RV's But I bet there are places nearby.
I have only stayed at the lodge six or seven times and camped on the beach where driving on is prohibited. I hope NSA has recovered from all the damage it had last winter in a December storm. I know David will be up and running nevertheless.

OOB is a zoo in the summer. You may like that. Its a good hour and a half to rock climbing and mountain hiking is a little closer. The reason is its busy is its is bilingual and mobbed by Quebecois.. Its the closest beach to Montreal and Quebec..both within five hours. You might consider avoiding Construction Holiday ( Quebec... the province basically all goes away)
Just a warning.. if the wind is from the North or West there will be NO surf. If its from the Southwest there will be some but those southerly winds make surfers sing. Or SE.

Ontario Provincial Park rates are really high.. but if you do go there remember that the exchange rate is $72 cents US for each CDN dollar.
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