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A Week Camping in Maine

A July 2005 trip to Greenville by AddiesMom13

Quote: Our fun, and eye-opening, week in Maine.
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Best Things Nearby:Moosehead Lake, Greenville town, and Boorstone Mountain.Best Things About the Resort:The cleanliness, nice staff, beautiful little beach, and large tent sites.Resort Experience:The campground was very clean, and family oriented. There was a great beach on the lake with lots of kids playing around. Also, the facilities were very clean, and new. The shower/bathroom huts (driving distance from the sites) were made from natural wood, and the outhouses (walking distance from the sites) were smell-free and used biodegradable chemicals to break down waste. The campground also offered tours, fishing areas, hiking, and boat launches, but we d...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2006

Lily Bay State Park
Mooshead Lake Eastern Shore
Greenville, ME 04441
(207) 695-2700

Kelly's Landing

Restaurant

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Kelly's is a great family place! The food was just incredible. I had the baked fish, and it was the best I have ever had. If it was up to me, we would have eaten there every day, but we wanted to try out a few other places (with later regrets). Nothing can hold a candle to the wonderful food served here. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner... all are special. Kelly's is right on the water, and people are welcome to boat-up and dock in the front. Big windows allow for a great sunset view over Moosehead lake. Honestly, one of the best places I've ever eaten.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2006

Kelly's Landing
Route 15
Greenville, Maine 04442
(207) 695-4438

Borestone Mountain

Attraction

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Borestone Mountain is a great climb, but not for the faint of heart. The first part takes you on a winding 1.3 mile trail through the woods, to the Autobaun Society cabin. There (in season) you pay a small fee to climb the actual mountain.

The mountain is a total 1,981 feet, and does get a little steep at the top, but when we went last summer they were building stairs to make the climb easier—the view is worth it. You can see parts of the Appalachian Trail, and there are many blueberry bushes around at the right season.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2006

Borestone Mountain
Elliotsville Road
Greenville, Maine

Big Wilson Stream

Attraction

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Big Wilson Stream is on the way to Borestone Mountain (the bridge you'll go over covers the stream). This is a great place to cool off after your hike. There are a few places to stop your car along the side and walk down to the water. Sometimes the water is swift, but there are many little ponds and slower outcroppings of water to sit and play in.

My dad used to take us here when we were little and we'd jump off the high rocks into a little lagoon. Just be careful about rocks at the bottom.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 20, 2006

Big Wilson Stream
Elliotsville Road
Greenville, Maine

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One thing about being at high altitude in Maine is the horrible thunderstorms. We had one, and it was enough to almost ruin our trip.
Despite the horrific ear-shattering thunder that shook the ground and the lightening that hit several trees, our tent sprung a leak. This was on Tuesday. By the time we left on Friday, everything we brought was damp, smelly, and muddy.
Being in the woods also means that there is little opportunity for the sun to poke through the trees to dry your towels and sheets; so I suggest bringing more than you think you'll need, because there's nothing worse than sleeping on a soggy mat and drying off with a damp towel.

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