Take a trip back to the 1930s when you visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home right on the U.S.-Canadian border. You can cross over to the Canadian side and get a stamp on your Read more...
Take a trip back to the 1930s when you visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home right on the U.S.-Canadian border. You can cross over to the Canadian side and get a stamp on your passport (no stamps on the U.S. side, sorry).
Docents will take you through the beautifully preserved 10,000-square foot, 34-room "cottage," which is fully furnished. There's also a classroom for the Roosevelts' six kids. Other residences have also been fully restored, and your guides know all the stories about them. You can totally understand why this estate became Eleanor Roosevelt's hideaway when she needed to retreat from the pressures of Washington.
Save some time to explore the grounds. If you're there at low tide, you can walk out to one of the lighthouses. As a special treat, book Tea with Eleanor. (The tickets are free, but you'd better get there before they open their doors to stand a chance of getting one.) Four times a year, you can buy tickets to have dinner with Franklin—a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can also grab a light bite at the Prince Cottage to make a whole day of your visit.
Hipcamp can help you find a spot to pitch your tent in the birch woods or along the beautiful Maine coastline. Yurts and cabins help you feel cozy as you explore the northern end of New England.