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Welcome to the Pennamaquan River in Pembroke, Maine. We recently cleared a patch on the river island for you to camp on -- a short walk down the trail which starts off the driveway of the Pennamaquan River Farmhouse (15 Elm Lane, Pembroke, ME).

This is a rustic site. Please bring your own water. We do not offer a shower, kitchen or other amenities at this site, so come

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Welcome to the Pennamaquan River in Pembroke, Maine. We recently cleared a patch on the river island for you to camp on -- a short walk down the trail which starts off the driveway of the Pennamaquan River Farmhouse (15 Elm Lane, Pembroke, ME).

This is a rustic site. Please bring your own water. We do not offer a shower, kitchen or other amenities at this site, so come prepared to be self-sufficient. You are more than welcome to visit our main farm at 767 Leighton Point Road where there is an outhouse and water.

About the Land:

Cobscook Bay is a uniquely productive marine ecosystem, with 20 foot tides and the influence of the rich, cold Labrador current coming down towards the pulsing channel that feeds the Bay of Fundy, one of the richest marine environments of the Atlantic. 

On a chart you’ll see that Pembroke is the heart of Cobscook Bay.  Leighton Point adjoins a sheltered cove equidistant between Eastport and Lubec, two cities/ towns built on the sardine and lumber trades, with a goody legacy of naval warfare and  smuggling– just to the south of the Canadian border line, which cuts like a zigzag across the bay– Franklin Roosevelt wanted to put in a massive tidal power installation here, but he didn’t. So you’ll be happy to get out and  watch the whales, seals, porpoises and puffins– not to mention the whirlpools.

Cultural Tourism:

There is plenty to see around here, historically and ecologically speaking. 

The Lubec Smokehouse museum is not to be missed.

Hansom house in Dennysville is a great place to go have a drink on weekends.

The website, DiscoverBoldCoast, is a pretty comprehensive reference. 

So is the wonderful new guidebook:

 Beyond Acadia: Exploring the Bold Coast of Down East Maine, by Rich Bard

Tides Institute and Museum in Eastport has a very comprehensive list 

Sunrise Economic Council puts out a great listserve  of local happenings that you can sign up for

New Brunswick tourism office can help you north of the border. We also recommend the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 

Check the bulletin boards at Eastport Library and all the post offices to find out about local happenings at the Eastport Art Center, Tides and nature walks. 

The Pembroke Historical society hosts evening events at the Pembroke Library.

Ask around, people will tell you!

Recreation and Conservation!

Aproximately ¼ of Washington county is under some kind of conservation protection, we have some of the most intact ecology of the eastern seaboard. Pick up a Cobscook Trail map !

Easy bike loop suggestions:

Head up across the dam behind the Motel and up along the Pennamaquan to the Downeast sunrise trail, head either way as long as you like, you can come back on the opposite side of the river. If you head further upstream there’s a fun rope swing and another good swimming hole. Remember, be very visible on your bike!

Nearby trail walking! 

We recommend the beautiful MCHT Sipp Bay Preserve 2 miles away

Nature Conservancy trail, Hersey Cove 2 miles away

Downeast Coastal Conservancy trails at Reversing Falls

Cobscook Bay State Park  trails and camping

Rocky Lake in Whiting. MCHT

Shackford Head, Eastport

The magnificent Reversing Falls are considered “ peak” 1.5 hours before the change of the tides.   They're the namesake of our public town park with beautiful coastal trails.

We look forward to have you out for a visit soon!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Severine a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pennamaquan River Island Site in Maine.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Pennamaquan River Island Site

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Property
Severine F.’s Land
State
Maine
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site
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