SOPHIE’S TRIP

TO MAINE, US.

14 NIGHTS/5 STOPS 

 

Wilderness, Hiking and Sailing.
Sophie and Fabrice are from Brussels, Belgium and traveled to Maine in the US with their 2 teenagers girls Julie (15) and Margaux (13), together with 2 other families. In total, the group was made up of 6 adults, 5 teenagers and 2 kids, aged 10 and 11. The 3 families are used to traveling together and they love to mix original and adventurous lodging places with more comfortable hotels or rentals. They went sailing, hiking in a very remote area, and discovered the beautiful Acadia National Park in a very typical Bed and Breakfast. This 14-day trip has a lot of variety.

Arrival airport: New York JFK
Direct flight from Brussels to NYC. 8-h flight


Total per person: 1200 $ for 14 nights
Lodging: 1000$/pp (without breakfast)

Local transport: 200 $/per person

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Rental cars
1160 miles in 14 days
23 hours on the road

Sailing trip
on the windjammer.

The wilderness in Baxter State Park
Eating lobsters everyday, everywhere…just delicious!

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SALING TRIP
3 NIGHTS
WINDJAMMER

WINDJAMMER

NYC JFK to
CAMDEN
400 miles/7h
  • Aboard the Windjammer Angelique. The small cabins have 2 beds, but some have a double bed.
    The meals were just great and were prepared by the crew. If you want to enjoy a glass of white wine or red wine, don’t forget to bring it with you, as no alcohol is served on the boat. They have fridges to stock your food and drinks.
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    Sailed, enjoyed amazing ocean views, ate lobsters, read, chatted with each other, made new friends on the boat, paddle boarded, swam in the very COLD water!
     
    We went for a walk in a typical Maine village in Stonington, we moored along Isle Au Haut, and spent the afternoon on the remote and uninhabited island. It was a perfect place for the kids to swim and play football.
     
    Last, but not least, we ate Lobsters ….so many delicious lobsters!
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LAKE KATAHDIN
4 NIGHTS
LAKE

LAKE

CAMDEN to
BAXTER STATE PARK
160 miles/3h 
  • At Katahdin lake wilderness camps. The name says it all. This is a real wilderness camp and it is very rustic. You park your car at the entry of Baxter State Park and then walk 1h30 to the wilderness camp. The kids stayed in one cabin and each couple had their own cabin with a double bed. The Katahdin Lake is your swimming pool. Just magical! It’s very quiet, beautiful, and relaxing. There are no showers. The trip to the toilet is an experience in itself. They are scattered around the camp. You don’t really want to go out there during the night with the bears walking around! The food at the camp is delicious, organic, and home made. We also cooked some of our own meals, as there is a BBQ and all of the necessary equipment in the cabins. We just loved the place. If you want to enjoy a glass of white wine or red wine don’t forget to bring it with you.

  • Sunbathed and swam in the lake, hiked in Baxter State Park, kayaked, ate and fished. We also grilled s’mores around the campfire. So cozy!
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WINTER HARBOR 
3 NIGHTS
ACADIA

 

ACADIA

BAXTER STATE PARK
 
to WINTER HARBOR
150 miles/3h
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LINCOLNVILLE
2 NIGHTS
FISH & SEA

FISH & SEA

WINTER HARBOR to
LINCOLNVILLE
70 miles/1h30 
  • We rented a beautiful house big enough for 3 families through airbnb.
  •  
    Explored Camden and ate lunch in a small and charming restaurant.
     
    Enjoyed the house and the nice garden and ate lobster on the barbecue and just had fun with our friends.
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NEW YORK
2 NIGHTS
ROOFTOP & BOAT

ROOFTOP & BOAT

LINCOLNVILLE
to MAMARONECK NY
380 miles/8 h 
 
 
 

GOOD TO KNOW


– When we stayed in Baxter State Park, in a remote wilderness camps, we chose to send our luggage and food by seaplane from Millinocket. We used Katahdin Air. You can also park your car in Milinocket and take the plane to the camp instead of the 1h30 hiking.

– If you want to enjoy a glass of white wine or red wine don’t forget to bring it with you both in Baxter State Park and on the Windjammer sailing cruise.

– There are very qualitative supermarkets in the state of Maine. Don’t forget to stop in Bangor on your way to the Baxter State park to buy your food for your stay in the park.

– If we go back, we would stay in South West Harbor. instead of Winter Harbor. It’s closer to Acadia Park, is very cute, and is still not too touristy.

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Photo ©lailabog ©sophieherpain 
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