Camping in Portland, Maine, is all about quaint New England charm mingled with ocean life and nature. Hiking and wildlife watching are bountiful north of the city at Steep Falls Wildlife Management Area. Healthy fishing spots, and both kayaking and boating push-off points exist at Sebago Lake, the largest body of freshwater within an hour’s drive of Portland. Those who wish to soak up ocean views and beach-side sunsets can head south to Old Orchard Beach and Higgins Beach, lined with soft white sands to walk or enjoy a picnic from. Pack that bug spray! Enjoy rustic, tent-only camping sites and bookable yurts dot exist a good distance from Portland, which means you can find some peace and quiet outside the city’s hustle and bustle.