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07 Sep
Campground Review: Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA

Campground Review: Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA

We were having such a great time in Belfast that we didn’t want to leave.  But when you are heading to Acadia National Park for six days of hiking, swimming, kayaking, and lobster roll eating–you dig deep and find a way to carry on.  Lucky for us, we had reservations at the Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA, one of our favorite campgrounds that we had visited three years back in the pop up camper days, before the birth of Wesley. The fun started right away.  As we were setting up shop, the KOA Express stopped by and picked the boys up... Read More
07 Sep
A Perfect Day in Belfast, Maine: Exploring the MidCoast of Vacationland

A Perfect Day in Belfast, Maine: Exploring the MidCoast of Vacationland

This post originally appeared on The Jayco Journal. On our last trip to the MidCoast region of Maine, we explored Camden, Rockland, Lincolnville, and Boothbay. This time we ventured a bit farther north to Belfast. Boy, are we glad we did… Over the last four years, we have had many wonderful days of camping, and a handful of perfect ones.  Our first full day of vacation in Belfast, Maine was stunning from beginning to end.  A perfect summer day if we’ve ever had one. So here is our set of instructions for enjoying your own amazing day in... Read More
21 Aug
A Place to Play With Friends: Lincolnville, MidCoast Maine

A Place to Play With Friends: Lincolnville, MidCoast Maine

Last time we were visiting MidCoast Maine, we stayed at Camden Hills State Park and found ourselves driving south on many days, exploring Camden, Rockland, Bath, and Boothbay. One afternoon, after a very busy day, we decided to take a drive to the north. To be honest, the boys were probably asleep in the car, and we most likely had time to kill. However it happened, we ended up in Lincolnville which has one of those main streets that you can miss while blinking (or checking the GPS). A short stretch of sidewalk includes a few restaurants, a... Read More
13 Aug
A Perfect Day in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

A Perfect Day in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

If you have only one day to spend in Crawford Notch State Park, then it can be a pretty tricky feat figuring out what you will do with it. In the course of a five minute conversation with any of the locals, we were told at least seven things that we just could not miss. There are beautiful waterfalls and stunning views galore and, quite frankly, you don’t have to work very hard to enjoy many of them. So here is our guide to the perfect day in Crawford Notch. Bring a couple of changes of clothes for everyone, because you are going to get wet.... Read More
24 Jul
Blaster Boats and Old Goats: Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln NH

Blaster Boats and Old Goats: Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln NH

During our ten days of hiking, swimming, and kayaking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we found it surprisingly easy to avoid crowds.  In fact, our family often found itself alone while exploring lakes, rivers, and trails.  These places were not off the beaten path. Sometimes they were just off the interstate.  So if your family wants to experience outdoor adventure without suffocating summer crowds, then this might be the place for you. But the White Mountains are also filled with family-friendly attractions and amusement parks.... Read More
22 Jul
Two Hikes and a Swim: Artist’s Bluff, Bald Mountain, and Echo Lake (Franconia State Park, New Hampshire)

Two Hikes and a Swim: Artist’s Bluff, Bald Mountain, and Echo Lake (Franconia State Park, New Hampshire)

On our second day in Franconia Notch, we were excited to see more of the mountains. However, we also knew we had to take it a little easy with the kids since the day before had been relatively long and physically demanding for our three young children. This is a regular pattern for us during our travels. We like to alternate busy days with more relaxed days to make sure the boys never hit the ’tilt and meltdown’ point. We went looking for two types of activities… A short, rewarding hike A great swim …and we found them... Read More
20 Jul
Campground Review: Lincoln/Woodstock KOA (White Mountains, NH)

Campground Review: Lincoln/Woodstock KOA (White Mountains, NH)

Are you looking for the perfect base camp for your next White Mountains adventure?  If so, then look no further than the Lincoln/Woodstock KOA.  We recently spent six nights at this campground and were incredibly impressed by its facilities and activities, and its layout and location.  In short, we pretty much loved every inch of this near-perfect KOA.  Here are some of the highlights: I found myself wandering into the camp store every morning to either browse the shelves, restock our supplies, or pick up maps and information for our... Read More

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