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Old 01-08-2016, 11:54 AM   #11
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We go to Maine every June. We started in Old Orchard Beach and have migrated a bit more to the south. I love the Sea Vu campground in Wells. It's close enough to the area sites. Ogunquit, kennebunkport, Portland are all close by.

Definitely not the central area of Maine, but we love it.
Much appreciated. If we do hit that area, we'll probably stay at Moody Beach and use our Thousand Trails membership. But speaking of Wells, no matter what we will absolutely stop at the Maine Diner!

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Old 01-14-2016, 07:59 PM   #12
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Thanks to all for your excellent suggestions and guidance. We have booked Shore Hills Campground for our June vacation in Maine. Can't wait!

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Old 01-14-2016, 08:19 PM   #13
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I'm sure you will enjoy it!

If you eat out, try Andrew's Harborside in Boothbay Harbor (BBH) at the end of the footbridge. Famous for their cinnamon rolls (breakfast) and their Scallops Lester for dinner. My family and I also love China by the Sea also in BBH, best crab rangoon we get anywhere.

If you like whale watching, I have always seen at least a couple of whales on Cap'n Fish's whale watching trips. Not cheap, but worth the money IMHO. Last fall this is a shot of one of the several humpback whales we saw on our latest trip.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:40 PM   #14
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I am kind of local. First forget Red's. I support the local economy but I can make a lobster roll for five bucks. That is a main bottleneck. Reds. Now that its closed for the season.. no people standing in the road.

Because I am nearby I don't camp mid coast. But I can tell you without prejudice about the area that the three OP alternatives offer . I can't comment on facilities. Camden Hills is on Rt 90. There is not an ocean or lake view at all from Rt 90. Its a connecting road from Rt 1 to bypass Rockland. Great for hikers; the local land trust is active and has preserved many mountains for trails. Maybe not so much for those wanting a view or water other than a pool.

Lake Pemaquid is fresh water and a favorite for the local paddling club. If you want to swim this might be for you.

Megunticook is not on the ocean.Its on a hill. Yes there is a view. Its next to the main artery Route 1.

Old Quarry Campground has two RV sites. Its right on the ocean. It is in Stonington though which is about a 1.5 hour ride from what you are looking at.

I live right across the lake from Kokatosi Campground in Raymond. Its very RV friendly on a nice lake , nice beach. But its about 45 minutes NW of the coast at Portland. More oriented toward inland and the White Mountains. Hour and 40 minutes to Camden. So not quite the area you are looking for.
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Thanks to all for your excellent suggestions and guidance. We have booked Shore Hills Campground for our June vacation in Maine. Can't wait!

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Aah . Near the Boothbay Railway. We were down there last month. I have driven by there about 100 times. Being a former tent camper never been in. It seems OK if rather open.

Things to do in the area that are not hyped about are the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Oven Mouth Preserve. We sometimes run from inland to take a whale watch just to get cool, when the temps reach 90, but those are the other two things we relative locals enjoy all year round.

PS. take the shuttle bus. Its worth it. June is not quite the high season but Boothbay Harbor parking is limited. The grocery store is in Boothbay so that is closer and its just a strip mall with no parking issues.

I recommend if you can go back through Wiscasset and down Rt 127 to Five Islands Lobster Pound. Bring your own booze.(they are not licensed but byob is fine). Do not take the trailer there, otherwise it will be permanently installed. There is no turnaround.
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Kim, I love all your suggestions. This will be our third visit to the Boothbay/mid-coast region. Both previous visits - like this one - were one week pre-season. Yeah, I know about the parking in Boothbay Harbor, but we never had a problem. I do believe the shuttle runs to the campground, too. One thing I suggest is the Maine State Aquarium; it's not expensive, and kids will just love the shark touch tank.

We never quite got around to eating at Red's in Wiscasset, but just loved our meal at Sarah's across the street. And I agree, Five Islands Lobster is out of the way but worth the trip.

And we just gotta do a Captain Fish's cruise. I especially like the one where he takes you all the way out to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

Again, thanks!

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