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Maine travel/camping

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Maine travel/camping

We are planning a 2 week trip this year to Maine, any suggestions on time of summer, places of interest, camping areas would be appreciated. We're a family of 3 (one 12 yr. old boy) with 3 G.S.P. hunting dogs. We like camping in out of the way places (don't like the dogs disturbing other people, they are well trained but have lots of energy). We, of course, want to eat lobster. I'm also curious about diving for them. What does a non-resident need?A lisc.? How much/ where? Looking at spending time along the coast and inland. Thanks

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1. Re: Maine travel/camping

It is illegal to dive for lobster. You can buy lobster almost anywhere in Maine.

Given your family configuration, I would suggest you head up to the Moosehead Lake area. If you are very woodsy, you can find free camping on staet land. If you want a bit more in the way of facilities, try Casey's Campground or Lily Bay State Park. You would be wise to buy a Delorme's atlas if you are heading up that was as there are hundreds - probably thousands - of miles of dirt road to travel and explore.

If you want to be on the coast but out of the way, head up toward Lubec and Eastport - absolutely gorgeous, spectacular tides, and a wonderful state park.

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2. Re: Maine travel/camping

I know there are lobster boat tours where you can watch (and help, I think) them pull up the traps. There's one out of Acadia, and you may be able to find them elsewhere.

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3. Re: Maine travel/camping

It can be pretty buggy in early summer, especially away from the coast. So, you might want to try for later in the summer. The high season is July 4 to Labor Day, so make your reservations in advance if you can.

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