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The Heart of Maine, Lake Sebasticook

Christie's Campground is the ideal place to spend a week. Bordered by woods, our pull-thru site is located on a large grassy patch, just one row from the glistening lake. This campground is secluded yet easily accessible to shopping and excellent dining in the town of Newport, Maine. We are also close to I-95 and U.S. Route #2 for travel. It's a perfect location to use as a serene base from which to plan an extended trip to Quebec City or day trips to the coast, mountains, Moosehead region or to Bangor, which is just a 30 minute drive.

We arrived on Thursday afternoon, June 29 after a 3 1/2 hour spectacular drive from New Hampshire. We drove the mostly two lane road through mountain passes with dense forest, rivers and waterfalls. At the half way point, we stopped briefly for lunch in Peru, Maine and provisioned at the local Walmart before continuing on.

The weather hasn't been ideal. We've experience predominantly overcast skies with a variety of precipitation ranging from light drizzle to heavy downpours. The air temperature, however, has been remarkably consistent during the wet weather in the mid 70's to low 80's. The forecast for our stay shows more of the same weather plus the possibility of thunderstorms.

Ironically, the weather in Canada is looking more favorable over the weekend, so we are planning a three day adventure back into our neighbor to the north starting on Friday, June 30. Our ultimate destination is Quebec City about 4 hours driving time from camp. Our timing couldn't be better with Saturday, July 1 being Canada Day, which celebrates the establishment of the nation of Canada from previous British colonies. Many Americans ask if Canada Day is similar to the Independence Day in the U.S. They are similar in that both are related to gaining independence from the United Kingdom. For Canada, however, Canada Day marks only one (but one very important) milestone on the path to full independence.


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Donna Washburn
Donna Washburn

Hope you enjoyed the trek across New England. We love the lakes region of Maine. We cannot wait to head back to our home area come September. Foliage and apple picking in Maine for us beginning of October.


Donna, we are loving Maine! Where are you now? Karen

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