Lamoine State Park – Camping

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It is the time of year when we get to start camping again. Cold weather merges to cool and then to warm weather, bugs come out in force (not so good) and hiking is at its best. Our first camping trip of the year was a two-night stay at Recompence Campground in Freeport, Maine. The weather was a little rainy but  with the company of the Barkers and Daileys we had a good first trip out.

The second camping trip of the season took us to Lamoine State Park. This is a great 55-acre park away from the crowds of Mount Desert Island yet close enough to do day hikes while returning to the campground at night.

View from our campsite at Lamoine.
View from our campsite at Lamoine.

 

We found a nice hike called Beech Mountain Trail and Firetower. At 839 feet this has many great views on the way up overlooking Echo Lake and the southwestern part of Mount Desert Island. The firetower is now closed but you can walk up a few stairs to see some views. Of course even if you don’t walk up the stairs, the view is incredible.

This trail is only 1.2 miles roundtrip but certainly has a lot of “bang for the buck”.

Beech Mountain Trail and Firetower
Beech Mountain Trail and Firetower

 

View of Echo Lake from hike
View of Echo Lake from hike

 

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Firetower at top of hike

 

Marian, Cheryl and Shelby resting at firetower.
Marian, Cheryl and Shelby resting at firetower.

 

Back at our campsite, we celebrated John’s birthday with friends Marian and Genie. A nice appetizer to start things off and then a steak on the grill and some Grand Marnier to finish off the evening.

Marian, John and Genie celebrating.
Marian, John and Genie celebrating.

 

This was the first time we had a view of the water while camping at Lamoine. These sites are usually all filled up. We enjoyed our time and the weather was absolutely perfect.

 

3 Responses

  1. Was sorry not to attend but it was not to be. Love the hoist the glass Pic.. Lookingh fso forward to Mem. weekend and Sea Wall campround at ACADIA. Will be our first time at Sea Wall and with main componets of original group it will be good.
    So good to know you are home again.

    • clmckeary

      Missed having you with us at Lamoine. Looking forward to Seawall.

  2. Louise

    Looks like fun. Cheryl, I always said you took great pictures. I enjoy your blog. Hope to see you both soon. 🙂