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local attractions


Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, Maine
http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/

Baxter State Park/Mt. Katahdin
http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com

Maine Lobster Festival - if you're coming to camp at the end of July or the beginning of August you might want to plan a side trip to the festival.
http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/

Windjammer Schooner Tours out of the beautiful town of Camden.
http://www.appledore2.com/

Owl's Head Transportation Museum
http://www.ohtm.org/

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
http://www.rocklandlighthouse.com/

Rockland Golf Course 1/2 hour from camp
http://www.rocklandgolf.com/

Samoset Golf 1/2 hour from camp
http://www.samosetresort.com/golf/index.aspx

Birch Point State Park - One of our camper's favorite box lunch day destinations. Great tidal pools where the pines meet the Atlantic ocean.
http://www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=72

On Wednesdays a fun family activity is to plan a sea kayaking trip with Maine Sport.
http://www.mainesport.com/

Monhegan Island is an artist colony with plenty of walking trails. Drive to the coastal town of Port Clyde and visit the lighthouse highlighted in the film "Forrest Gump", stop in to the Dipnet for a lobster roll & root beer and take the Laura B to Monhegan Island.
http://www.monheganwelcome.com/

Dating to the 1700's, one of the United States' oldest surviving wooden military buildings can be found at Old Fort Western. This is a National Historic Monument located in Augusta, Maine.
http://www.oldfortwestern.org/

Camden Hills State Park has beautiful views of Penobscot Bay and groomed trails for hiking. Head into town to Cappy's for their clam chowder for lunch.
http://www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=14

North Atlantic Blues Festival - Normally held the second week in July in Rockland. A fun weekend of great music!
http://www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com/

The lobster boat The Lively Lady Too departs from Camden for a two hour cruise and ecotour. Learn about the Maine lobster industry while enjoying the wildlife and sealife of Maine.
http://www.livelyladytoo.com/

The Maine Museum in Augusta
http://www.maine.gov/museum/



Local Business


Liberty Graphics
Everyone's favorite 2 dollar t-shirts
http://www.libertygraphicstshirts.com

Excellent community radio station broadcasted out of Blue Hill
http://www.weru.org

L.L. Bean
http://www.llbean.com

Spruce Mountain Blueberries excellent blueberry chutney and other blueberry things.
http://www.sprucemtnblueberries.com

Cellar Door Winery
http://www.mainewine.com

Hope Spinnery is a small wind-powered fiber processing mill a few miles inland from the Coast of Maine in the town of Hope Maine. The owner, Bill Huntington, is our lead instructor at our Knitting Retreat.
http://www.hopespinnery.com/

Seacolors is a source for high-quality wool. All their yarns are sun dyed in seawater using colors inspired by nature. Their wool is grown on the backs of fine-wooled sheep and goats still grazing on the hills of our farmstead in Maine. The farm is located in Washington Maine.
http://www.getwool.com/seacolors/

Black Locust is a Bed and Breakfast and cashmere goat farm located in Washington Maine.
http://www.blacklocust.com/

Oyster River Lobsters want the same tasty lobsters that we serve at camp? Jeff will ship 'em to ya', wherever you live!!!
http://www.oysterriverlobsters.com

Savage Oakes Winery a great place to stop on box lunch day!
http://www.savageoakes.com

Cellar Door Winery another local vineyard to visit on Wednesday.
http://www.mainewine.com

Sweet Grass Local wines and distilled brandies and gin.
http://www.sweetgrasswinery.com

Moody's Diner featured on CBS's Sunday morning...you gotta try the pie. Check out the Four Berry Pie, yummy!
http://www.moodysdiner.com/

Union pottery - Hand painted stoneware this quaint shop is close to camp. A perfect spot to pick up a Maine souvenir.


http://www.unionpottery.com/

Freeport is Maine's shopping mecca. The home of LLBean and other outlet shops is an hour drive from camp.
http://www.freeportusa.com/FreeportShop.html

A-1 Diner in Gardiner Maine, 30 minutes from camp, has been highlighted on the Food Network's popular show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
http://www.a1diner.com/

Day-long horseback riding camps in the town of Washington.
http://www.betterriding.com

Red's Eats in Wiscasset. Some say they have the best lobster roll in Maine!

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=2938&RefID=2959


Blueberry Fields Bed and Breakfast in Washington, Maine.


Sweet Season Farm, Market and Cafe...Dave's favorite place to eat on his day off. Locally sourced produce and meat, pick your own berries and ice cream, too! Plus the best burger in the mid-coast!

Chamber of Commerce & Associations


Information on Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area
http://www.barharborinfo.com

Town of Belfast chamber of commerce site
http://www.belfastmaine.org

The Maine Office of Tourism offical website.
http://www.visitmaine.com

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, of which we are members, has great info on regional businesses and attractions.
http://www.TheRealMaine.com

Union Chamber of Commerce has interesting facts on the towns of Washington, Appleton, Hope and Union.
http://www.unionareachamber.org

The Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau
http://www.visitportland.com/



Pictures of and information about towns close to Washington


Pictures or Pemaquid light house (most photographed spot in Maine)
http://w3.nai.net/~cdd/pem.htm

Town of Union Historical Society
http://www.midcoast.com/comespring

The Official Flag of Washington, Maine
http://www.midcoast.com/~martucci/flags/WashMe.html



Other neat things


Old farmer's almanac--good stuff about New England
http://www.almanac.com

Dave's blog on how to choose a family camp
http://www.familycampsinfo.com

Family Travel Files Great family vacation ideas.
http://www.travelfamilyfiles.com




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