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.
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1160 miles in 14 days
23 hours on the road
Arrival airport - New York JFK
Arrival airport - New York JFK
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.
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!
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!
At Bluff House, a Bed and Breakfast on the peninsula next to Acadia National Park. We had a 30 min drive to Acadia National Park. We liked staying there, as it was less touristy and Winter Harbor is a very small and quaint fishing town with 2 very good restaurants and one delicious ice cream store.
Did a bicycle tour around Schoodic National Park and drove through Acadia National Park.
We did a visit of the Bass Harbor Light House. We discovered a great town called South West Harbor.
We also went for lunch at Bar Harbor and wandered around the small town. There are plenty of walks to do in the area.
At the house of our friends living in NY state.
Took a boat trip to Long Island and ate lunch at Walls Wharf near Oyster Bay.
Daytrip to Manhattan. Check experience-ny.com to get day trip ideas in Manhattan.
NYC by night: we had a great drink at the rooftop lounge of Standard Hotel (don’t forget to visit the bathrooms…for an unique view) and then had dinner at STK Downtown rooftop