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Old 02-23-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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Wild Duck Campground in Maine?

Ok, i'm looking for a campground for Labor Day Weekend this year and I came across Wild Duck Campground in Scarborough ME on the Audobon Scarborough Marsh, they are an adult only campground, lots of trails, wildlife etc..with some campsites on penisulas.
Has anyone heard good or bad about this place or been? Or can give recommendations to a good campground in that area of Maine for a weekend getaway? I'm one of those that likes to check out the campground ahead of time before booking but i know i won't be up there any time soon but when we do book for the weekend we'll end up scoping out other campgrounds in the area while we are camping. ing
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Old 02-23-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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Good morning Sarah -

I don't think you guys are old enough for and adult RV Campground ! It looks great. I had started a thread a while ago and there is some info from other forum members you may want to check out:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...oneymoon+maine

Keep us posted!
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Has anyone heard good or bad about this place or been? Or can give recommendations to a good campground in that area of Maine for a weekend getaway? I'm one of those that likes to check out the campground ahead of time before booking but i know i won't be up there any time soon but when we do book for the weekend we'll end up scoping out other campgrounds in the area while we are camping. ing
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Sarah, we have driven past this campground and can attest that it looks nice from the road. I took a quick peek at their website and the place looks wonderful. The location of the campground couldn't be better as you are located in the middle of many choices of things to do. You are located near a tidal marsh which is great for kayaking and bird watching. You aren't far from Old Orchard Beach which offers the beach, ocean, hiking, biking, and great fried seafood shacks! Additionally, Portland, ME and all its wonder and shopping is about five miles away in the other direction. Route One is nearby and offers amusement parks, antique stores and restaurants.

The campground is about 5-8 miles away from our house in Biddeford, ME so I would offer to check it out further for you but they don't open until May.
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OK, how many wonderful looking eateries have we driven by that look great on the outside and then we find the service, decore, food etc. stink. Why don't you just jump the fence and then posy upir report? May is a long way away!
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Thanks, i can't beleive in the 13 years we've been camping we have never camped in Maine! We have never been to Portland or Old Orchard Beach etc, no particular reason why, so we decided this year to go to Maine. I'm sure you can all relate driving by some shady campgrounds and thinking to youself, thank goodness we didn't stay there or hmm i better mark that as place i don't want to stay at.
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I'm sure you can all relate driving by some shady campgrounds and thinking to youself, thank goodness we didn't stay there or hmm i better mark that as place i don't want to stay at.
Yes and there are many of those types of campgrounds in Maine -- especially around the beach areas and on Route 1.

Another nice Maine campground that I stayed at is the Red Apple campground in Kennebunkport, Maine. If you like quaint ocean-side towns with lots of antique shops and gourmet restaurants, this is the place to go to.

As a matter of fact, going to the Red Apple campground set off the chain of events which led us to purchasing a home in that area. We fell in love with the area. It seems like you are far away from the hustle and bustle of the world but you are close to everything you need.
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C'mon guys - you aren't even into the "real Maine" yet! The least you can do is to make it to Camden Hills State Park in Camden, Maine. Then again, if you make it that far, why not visit the 2nd most visited National Park in the U.S. - Acadia National Park, just outside Bar Harbor, Maine? There's too much to this State that just isn't well-represented by our southern coastal environs. Unfortunately, too many people never get further north. I-95, our only Interstate Highway, is a beautiful drive - all the way to New Brunswick, Canada. Once you get North of Augusta the traffic thins out so much you may occasionally find yourself all alone as far as you can see. Of course, if you make it to New Brunswick you might as well enjoy the Bay of Fundy, staying at one of NB's terrific provencial parks. Keep going and you've got a choice of Prince Edward Island, reached by one of the longest open-ocean highway bridges in the world - or Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Highlands just a little bit more to the East. Oh, I forgot Quebec City, Ontario - one of the "most foreign-like (French)" cities in North America - just a jog off to the West, and then North from around Newport, Maine. That route will take you through our Winter and Summer inland playgrounds where you can enjoy white water rafting or snowmobiling. On the other hand, if you don't get carried away - by continuing North into Newfoundland and running out of time - you might want to swing West on Route 2, on your return through Maine, and head into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Terrific mountain scenery and camping everywhere.

Seriously folks, why else would a dedicated camper nut leave Florida and choose to settle in Maine? Forget Florida's crime, crowding, failing water supply, heat, hurricanes, and high insurance rates; it's the Maine lifestyle and the fantastic places to visit all around me - most reachable on two tanks of diesel - and many that I can round-trip on one tank! For the record, there is only one - that's right, only "one" shopping Mall north of Portland, Maine (---in Bangor, Maine.) For me, that's another good reason for living here - but it doesn't work for everyone.
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...For the record, there is only one - that's right, only "one" shopping Mall north of Portland, Maine (---in Bangor, Maine.) For me, that's another good reason for living here - but it doesn't work for everyone.
I could've sworn I've been to a mall in Auburn...

But otherwise, yeah, what he said. 'tis truly "the way life should be"...
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C'mon guys - you aren't even into the "real Maine" yet!
Many of us from Region One got to see a lot of northern Maine a few years back when the Region One Rally was held in Nova Scotia. On our way home from the R1R, we stayed an extra week at Acadia camping, hiking, biking, etc. It is such a beautiful area. The R1R in two years will be in Nova Scotia again so we all have an opportunity to see Northern Maine!
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I could've sworn I've been to a mall in Auburn...

But otherwise, yeah, what he said. 'tis truly "the way life should be"...
Could be Chuck - but Lewiston-Auburn is well South of Augusta and definitely part of the "other" Maine! We have agents spotted all along an East-West line running through Augusta to make sure no more Mall developers make it across! Wal*Mart busted through before we had reinforcements in place but, like any good Mainer, we're trying our best to ignore them. We support the Ma and Pa stores religiously!
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Cracker, VAJeep and ZoominC6 are headed to Camden this Summer for a five day stay. While we've been to Maine and Acadia, VAJeep has never been and none of us have camped in our Airstreams in Maine. We are so looking forward to this trip. What more can you add? You might PM me if you wish. Thanks and HAPPY TRAILS
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yep, well...even mall developers need some place to go for vacation!

yukki: you describe "coastal" Maine, more than "northern". gotta go to the NW mountain region for an experience that is entirely different from the "coastal". It ain't on the way to anywhere, though. wish we could do a rally up they-uh sometime, but there aren't alot of campgrounds around...and its a loooonggg drive for most of us.
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Well, we really do want to see northern maine, but need more than 2/3 days to do it, i love pittsburgh nh and the peace and quiet i can only imagine northern maine is pretty similar!
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yukki: you describe "coastal" Maine, more than "northern"...
Good observation! The reason for that is I simply adore the coast! Given a choice, I would choose the coastal regions over inland anytime.

I would make an exception though if you were hosting a rally in inland Maine.
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