There are nearly 3,478 miles of coastline in Maine that are dotted with 4,600 islands. Camping near the ocean is fantastic. But camping on an island? For us, it doesn’t get a whole lot better. So, we made sure you can find spectacular island campsites in Maine on Tentrr. Fun fact: Maine has a longer coastline than California. By fifty-one miles.
The Lakes and Mountains Region in the westernmost part of the state starts at the New Hampshire border and stretches to Sebago Lake. It has some of the most scenic inland tent camping. The mountains are part of the Appalachian range and the pristine forestland contains hundreds of clear glacial lakes. Oh, and it’s only about 20 miles from Portland. You can have oysters and wood-fired sea bass at the classic Fore Street Restaurant downtown and scoot back to your lakeside camp in time for s’mores and starry skies.
Mid-coast Maine is home to some of the most iconic ocean views, lobster shacks and lighthouses. Camping near Rockport, Bath, Harpswell, Waldoboro, Wiscasset, and Camden will afford proximity to both outdoor activities and quintessential Maine food and shops. Also, the Maine Maritime Museum is absolutely worth a trip. Even just for the full-sized sculpture of the six-masted schooner “Wyoming”, the largest wooden ship ever built in the United States. The scale of it is awe-inspiring.
The Downeast and Acadia Region showcases the rocky Maine coastline and mountains-to-ocean views. Acadia National Park is one of the busiest in the country. Booking a Tentrr campsite near Bar Harbor will provide access to the park without worrying about a campground reservation.
The Maine Highlands region is home to Baxter State Park, a 200,000-acre outdoor wonderland, as well as Mt. Katahdin, the tallest peak in the state, and Moosehead Lake (one of the largest lakes in New England). Camping near Bangor puts you at the entryway to these natural treasures.
Now, back to lobsters and camping. Our recipe for campfire grilled lobster is as easy as it is scrumptious. And it’s the perfect meal after a day of hiking, biking or swimming near your Tentrr campsite.
Here it is: For each (live) 1 ½ lobster mix a stick of softened butter with a handful of finely chopped parsley, four cloves of finely chopped garlic, 1 ½ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. Cut each lobster in half lengthwise, starting at the head. Remove the yellow-green tomalley and any roe and drizzle the meat with olive oil. Place the lobster halves on a hot grill – meat side down – and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip the halves over – shell side down – and spread the butter mixture liberally over the meat. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the meat is tender and the butter is melted. Try this recipe. Really.