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A Few Acres by the River

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Stockton Springs, ME

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    Yes

We live in a quiet, rural area along the coast of Maine. Our home is surrounded by open fields and sits on a small hill near the mouth of the Penobscot River, the longest river in Maine. The river is salty and tidal here, with great swimming if you enjoy cold water. There is a public sandy beach a five-minute walk away, and a park with wooded walking paths. You will park your rig just at the top of our paved driveway, but the land immediately beside you belongs to our good neighbor so we ask that you be discreet in your activities there -- it's fine for visiting our small vegetable garden, sitting in your comfy chairs, cooking on your outside stove. You are welcome to enjoy our big yard on the other side of the house, which is great for lawn chairs, games, dog-walking, etc. We can provide water and electricity and we prefer that you not run a generator. We value our peace and quiet, though we will enjoy meeting you and answering any questions you may have. Please note: A railroad track runs very close to the house and to your set-up space. The trains are short, slow and infrequent, usually only once or twice a week. We kind of like them, but they do make a racket! Suggested Local Attractions: Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park visitors' center are about an hour and 15 minutes northeast of us. Sandy Point Beach and Park, a five-minute stroll from our place. Dogs on leash only, and please, please pick up after them no matter what. Trash cans in the parking area and in our barn. Fort Knox State Historic Site, 10 minute drive north on Route 1, on your way to Acadia — cooler than it sounds and especially great for kids. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, near the fort, 10 minutes north — really spectacular. Bucksport, 15 minutes north on Route 1, has a good grocery store, a movie theater, restaurants, a pharmacy and a hardware, and is a pretty, historic village with a great riverfront walkway. Searsport, 10 minutes south on Route 1, has a good marine museum, a few restaurants (falafel!), an okay grocery store, some small shops and galleries, and a really nice public park and beach. Belfast, 20 minutes south, is a more happenin’ place for music, restaurants, festivals, fun shopping, and a great riverfront walk.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Wifi

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

Pets must stay in your rig or on leash only, and please pick up after them rigorously Please ask us if you have special circumstances and need to use a generator. Please stay off the railroad track, except if you want to put pennies on it in case a train comes along. Please do not use our neighbor’s grassy land next to your camper except for quiet sitting, cooking and conversation. Our big yard on the other side of the house is fully available for games, dog-walking or other activities. You may also use the paved area near your camper for grilling, chairs, etc. Please, no open fires without specific permission. We can provide you with a contained fire ring. No smoking. Moderate alcohol only. No partying. No loud phone conversations, TV, music, etc.

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Location

We are literally just a minute away from busy US Rt 1, but our little neighborhood feels very secluded. The road is narrow but paved. Our driveway is also paved-ish, uphill, and ends in a large, level, paved dooryard behind the house. You will set up in this area, about 50 feet from the house, with your sliding door opening away from the house, toward a beautiful meadow, for your privacy.

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Hosted By MegAndDouglas

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65+

Mid-coast Mainers Details: Photo credit: Jeff Kirlin, The Thing of the Moment. We live in an old house on a quiet road, just across from the Penobscot River as it widens into the ocean. There is a public pebble beach and park with wooded walking trails in easy walking distance from our home. Meg is a retired healthcare journalist and Douglas is a lettercutter in stone. Home Town: Stockton Springs is a small river town with a history of shipbuilding, fishing and other water-related commerce. We’re about 20 miles from Belfast, which offers a variety of restaurants, fun shopping and frequent music festivals in the summer. Bucksport is about 10 minutes from us, with shopping, a movie theater and other amenities. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are about an hour and 15 minutes away.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    SafariTrek

    5 months ago

    We had a lovely time, and Meg was extremely helpful, offering electricity, wifi and even offering for us to use her hose for water when ours broke. Even though it was a blustery day, we decided to walk down to the beach and had fun exploring. We got an early start in the morning for a wonderful day at Acadia. It was a perfect stop over, thanks!

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    15Grandkids

    5 months ago

    We booked 2 separate stays so the review is attached to other reservation

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    15Grandkids

    5 months ago

    this place is fantastic! so peaceful and quiet we really enjoyed our stay! Meg is an amazing hostess making us feel welcomed and right at home!!

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    Kells1970

    5 months ago

    Meg was ao accommodating but our rig was just too big for the narrow driveway (~28’ feet with tongue) It was a super rainy night and we weren’t able to use the parking area to turn around. We had to back out down the narrow driveway and ended up jack-knifing the trailer plus denting our truck! Plus we put a big old ditch in their grass. No fault of anyones- we all tried to make it work. They made a suggestion to another place close by that we stayed for the night. Too bad it didn’t work out - Meg and her husband were really nice and it was a cute neighborhood. Their space is better for smaller rigs!

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    Nomads365

    5 months ago

    We had a nice stay with our hosts. They greeted us upon arrival and showed us where to park, and already had a power cord out and ready for us. I meant to ask in the morning if we could leave $$$ for the power use and we feel bad I forgot to ask. We were happy to share with them our experiences of traveling in Mexico and encouraged them to give it a try in their beautiful VW camper van. On their recommendation the next morning we visited both Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory high up on top of the bridge over the Penobscot River. Don't miss this if you stay here.

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