Find an A-frame and get close to nature. There’s a reason they call it Vacationland!
You might think you know Maine, but it's a lot more than lobsters and lighthouses. With New Hampshire as its only bordering state, Maine has developed an idiosyncratic culture that makes it one of the more distinctive stops on a U.S. tour. Plus, Maine campgrounds are sublime. A whopping 3,478 miles of Atlantic coastline makes Maine a great destination if you're into camping by the ocean. The quaint port of Bar Harbor is an excellent staging area to visit the famous Acadia National Park. Note that Acadia's regularly one of the most visited parks in the nation, so plan accordingly. Early risers will tend to have a better experience during the busy months than most. There's a total of 12 official state park campgrounds throughout the state. If you're up near the top of the state, check out Aroostook, which offers access to remote areas of the Northern Maine woods. The southernmost option, Sebago Lake State Park, is an hour's drive away from Portland. Here you'll be able to fish and swim in the lake while also having easy access to the nearby White Mountains.