A summer drive down the shoreline along Maine’s mid-coast region
delivers stunning vistas the way Nebraska delivers cornfields. A cruise
south on Route 1, for example, along the craggy coast of Penobscot Bay
between Searsport and Owls Head, not only allows guests to stuff
themselves with scenery (the way they most likely will with lobster
rolls) but also delivers plenty of wonderful rustic campgrounds at
easily manageable intervals. A picnic at Northport, while gazing across
the bay at Warren Island, or perhaps an exploration on foot of the
Camden Hills greenery, allows visitors to acquaint themselves with the
mid-coast’s ubiquitous sea air.
Continuing south, the town of Camden almost redefines the world
quaint, where pubs, art galleries, antique shops and fine-dining
establishments line the narrow, twisting streets. Still farther south,
RVers should be sure to visit Rockland when it holds its Lobster
Festival every year in August (August 4-8, 2004; visit mainelobsterfestival.com
or call 800-562-2529). While in town, art lovers should plan to spend
time at the Farnsworth Art Museum, a regional standout whose collection
includes numerous works by the famous Wyeth family, as well other major
American artists. And RVers certainly don’t have to be gearheads to
appreciate the staggering array of vehicles — from rickety bicycles to
gasp-inducing biplanes — in the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
Whether indoors or out, a summer in Maine gives travelers plenty to look at. Check out visitmaine.com for more information.