Our summer trip to Vermont and Maine.

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  1. hometownhiker

    hometownhiker Active Member

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    This summer we headed north with our two grand daughters for our annual summer vacation.

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    Our little "Gnometown" camp.

    We spent a week at the wonderful Stillwater State Park in the Groton State Forest in Vermont. It's a great CG and we spent lots of quality time, swimming, paddling, cycling, and hiking.

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    Cycling on the Cross Vermont Trail

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    Hiking to Kettle Pond

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    We took the time to take in the sights and even watched them make ice cream at Ben and Jerry's and cheese at Cabot Dairy.

    Next we headed to Maine and camped for a week at Balsam Woods CG near Abbott.

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    This is fantastic CG with a heated in-ground pool, fun activities, nice facilities, great owners, and even wifi in your campsite. What's not to love?

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    Little Gnometown set-up in Maine.

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    We got some more sweet bicycle riding in around Piper Pond.

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    We took a cruise on Moose Head lake on the Steamboat Katahdin and the girls even got to take a hand at steering.

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    We got lots of sweet moose watching in during our trip to Baxter St. Park.

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    It was certainly the highlight of our trip.

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    What would a trip to Maine be, with out a lobster feast?

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    And a visit to the Portland Head Light!

    On the way home we spent a day exploring Gettysburg.

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    We made it back home after 3650 miles and 17 days. It was another fun pop-up road trip with the grand daughters. I sure am glad that we were able to do it!

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    The Gnometown Gang hiking in Vermont.
     
  2. 01YZF6

    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    awesome trip report and pictures !

    I sure do miss camping in the NE mountains...

    where the worst thing that can happen when swimming is stubbing a toe on the river rocks...

    down here it is all about snakes and other water bred animals...lol
     
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    Great report and pics. Looks like you had a blast.
     
  4. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Sounds great, and what a great experience for grandkids and grandparents.
    Wish we were closer, we traveled a lot through VT and Maine, visiting family, but I didn't begin to camp until years later & living in the SW. My uncle and aunt retired to a small ME town(her home town), with a great view of Katahdin.
     
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    We also have two grandsons ages 4 and 2. We get to camp with them in a couple of weeks.
     

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