I’ve stayed in traditional hotels all over the country and their conveniences are nice, but when Mother Nature is this beautiful it felt more appropriate to set up camp in the woods at a KOA. They have a variety of options for cabin and trailer rentals. My parents rented a 28′ camper trailer that fit them in the back with the master bed and my sister and I in the front with bunk beds. It brought back so many memories of when I was younger on our summer family vacation trips. There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of the forest with dew on the front porch or having to bundle up to just to go to the bathroom.
I felt at home. My mind was at peace and my body relaxed.
All I could think about was making sure I had enough memory cards for my camera to capture everything we planned to see. Maine was new territory for me and, like my sister, it was love at first sight.
My mom is a great planner and she definitely did her research for this trip. This was also her first time to Maine but she knew exactly what we were doing, where it was at, how long it would take to get there, and what backroads to take. And now that my sister has been living there for almost a year, she has gotten to know the small towns, slow country driving, and hidden hiking gems. Good ol’ traditional travel guide books and maps.
Our agenda was planned and we set out for the days ahead to hike Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach, walk the cliffs around Prouts Neck, see Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse (Part 3
coming soon), and stop for a quick visit to Old Orchard Beach.
Prouts Neck Cliff Walk
Morse Mountain Hike to Seawall Beach
1. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | 2. Maple Leaves | 3. KOA Campgrounds – Saco
4. Prouts Neck Cliff Walk | 5. Route Planning the Old Fashion Way | 6. Morse Mountain Hike
7. Clams & Lobster Rolls at Lobster Dock | 8. KJ’s Wood Pile | 9. Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse
Old Orchard Beach