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Old 08-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hey all,

so me and the wife are thinking that we would like to take a short trip from Maryland to Maine in our 34 Monaco knight, anyone have any suggestions of places to stay/camp?
Recommendations are always nice to get, we are thinking about going around October the leaves might be changing around then, and I could stand to eat some lobsters
Well just thought I would throw this out there and see is anyone has been to Maine.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
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Frank go down to the Northeasters and post it there and they will give you some great places to stay, eat and sight see.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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By October the kiddies are back in school but the silverhaired Leaf Peeper will be out in full force. Be very carefull. That creature is known to focus on back roads as well as major highways at low speeds, stopping for no reason at all with no advance notice. Other times it just moves along at dangerously low speeds. Either way- keep a fair distance between your bumper and theirs.

There are many places to land your motorhome in Maine. It is about 400 miles from Kittery to Madawaska. So if you had a general idea on what or where you had in mind I'm sure there are many members here that could chime in with advise.

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Maine in October is going to be damn cold - hope your furnace is working good! nd Maine has too many pine trees for really good fall colors.

In mid October, I would stop my northern journey in NY State, where the leaves should be at their peak all across the north-central part of the state. Try a loop from Albany across to Buffalo, then come back across PA to your Maryland home. Should give you some great leaf-peeping.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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Went to Maine last August early September had a great time. Stayed at a CG about 20 miles from Bar Harbor and drove around in the Toad. Went to Acadia Park and seen some great sites. Nothing better than live lobster cooked at the CG at your own place and a couple adult beverages to relax with. Oh I guess that I forgot with the great company of the DW.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:36 AM   #6
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We spent 3 weeks in June in New England.

Try Normandy Farms in Foxboro. Pricey but the most thought out CG that I have ever visited. The CG is centrally located to Newport, RI, Cape Cod, Plymouth, Boston, etc. Ask to conceirge about how you go about taking the subway into Boston. It was a piece of cake and a great experience for those not accustomed to riding the subway. We got off at Boston Common and walked the Freedom Trail. Awesome!

Near Bar Harbor (Trenton, ME) we stayed at Timberland RV park. Nothing fancy but a good overnighter or base station for day trips. Acadia NP was excellent. If you're eligible, buy the Senior Pass for national parks. A lifetime of entry fees for VERY little money.

Better to eat lobster outside of Bar Harbor and Acadia than inside the tourist trap.

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Be reminded that most campgrounds in Maine close up around the middle of October. Of course you could boondock, but it often gets cold, especially at night in October. I recommend to plan accordingly.

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i live on cape cod, stay here for a week (or however long) its awesome once September/ October hits and all the tourist leave. theres a bit of a chill but not too bad, the ocean keeps us a little warmer. but 2 decent campgrounds without going deep into the cape are Bourne scenic and Bay view campground. Both great campgrounds. Bourne scenic is right on the canal and you can fish the last of the stripers if your into that. But its a little chilly-er because you get that breeze. it has no cable. Bay view is also in bourne and has tons of amenities (its more of a family campground) has pools, arcades... but it also has cable and I believe certain sites have dumping right on site. both are great... I like bourne scenic better because I love to fish. but.. all in all.. cape cod is great in the fall. PLUS all the rates are off season!
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Why don't you start a week or so earlier...come to Urbanna Va...to the Rally...I bet you get lotsa route advice there....Maybe see ya at the Rally...Peace and Safe Travels D
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While going north Normandy Farms in Foxboro, Ma. is one of my favorites Easy to reach Boston, Greater New Bedford area, even Newprt RI. ( A little longer for Newport but I like to visit the mansions! ) Enjoy your trip. We are just finishing a six week trip. Home tomorrow for 10 days then Normandy farms for Labor Day weekend! Safe travels.

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