Bar Harbor CG. No reservations, no cc, but reasonably priced and lots of variety in sites. You can call ahead, just to check availibilty, but they won't hold a spot for you. You need to pay with cash or check. pay for 6 nights, get 7th free - good deal!!! The cg is located on the free shuttle bus route, great way to get around. Check it out, from another SD FT'er - enjoy
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If you like kids and lots of everything (including noise) Baily's might be for you. The place lists 700 sites. Just way too big for my tastes. Just down the road is Wild Duck CG with 70 sites, no kids and peace & quiet. Do try to make it to Bar Harbor, you won't regret it.
If you plan to get to Freeport at all consider spending a few days at the Desert of Maine CG, just west of town maybe 3 miles or so. It's been 10 years now but this was a nice little CG, very quiet & very clean.
If you haven't seen Acadia National Park.....than you haven't seen Maine. Biking, Hiking, Canoeing, Beach, etc etc. It is the second most visited National Park in the US.
Bar Harbor is the town right by Acadia. Lots of little shops and restaurants, You can go whale watching, and it's a port of call for cruise ships (you might see one while you're there).
As for campgrounds, there are plenty to choose from. We like Bar Harbor campground.....No reservation, so it's first come first serve. They don't take credit cards, so be prepare.
Some folks suggested Bayley's campground in Scarborough. If you like kids, than you'll love Bayley's. As for us we prefer Hid'n Pines Family campground. It's more woodsy and closer to the beach. Both campgrounds have shuttle that brings you to the beach or in town.People that go there, go to Old Orchard Beach (six miles of sandy beach). Amusement park, water slides, shopping, and you're 10 minutes from South Portland where you'll find major stores if you like shopping. You're also 15 minutes from Portland and the Old Port.
It's all up to you and what you want to do. Acadia is 3 hours north of Portland.
We were at Hid'n Pines the first week of July. We'll be in Acadia Labor Day weekend, like we do every year.........and we'll be in Camden (someone suggested it) the third week of August. That's another place we go every year.
Maine has a lot to offer and as for me, all I can say is:
It's Bayleys, not Bailey's and we couldn't WAIT to get out of there. We prepaid A WEEK AND THEY WOULDN'T DO A REFUND. Crowded, too many kids, tight sites, dirt roads that turned into a mud pit when it rained.
MAine can be a tad pricey in the season; they have to make a years income in five months. We love it there. We liked Wild DUck Campground (no kids allowed), KOA Bar Harbor on the water, Libby's is ocean front ($$$).
we LOVE Gray Homestead campground
they are on waterfront. there is a small "beach" area in the campground, otherwise a short drive away there is a town beach on the island. the owner is a lobsterman, so you can place your order for fresh lobster, they will steam if for you, or you can steam yourself. it is just outside the town of Booth Bay, but every close. there is lots to do in the town. cute shops to walk, plenty of places to eat, also a number of land preserves that have hiking trails, sea kayak rentals, sight-see boat tours, and other tourism places such as a small village.
Good Sam Life Members. Camping with two young children in a 2007 Pilgrim fifth wheel (278BHSS) pulled with a 2002 F350.