For this year's Fourth of July holiday I stayed in Rockport, Maine for my annual summer vacation with my Dad. Here are some of the highlights from my vacation and recommendations on things to do in the Mid-Coast Maine area of Rockport, Rockland, Camden, Thomaston, and Owl's Head.
We stayed in a cabin at Megunticook Campground in Rockport, Maine. I liked the location this year because there was a lot nearby such as walking trails, restaurants, beaches, and lighthouses.
Amenities included a bathhouse, swimming pool, grills, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. One of my favorite parts about the campground was Porpoise Point, a spectacular ocean view of Penobscot Bay's rocky coast.
The campground's staff were friendly and were always there if you needed anything. Overall it was a great camping experience and I would recommend staying at this campground!
Beech Hill Preserve
Near the campground, only a mile away is a nature preserve trail that leads you to an open hill summit with a trifecta of lake, mountain, and ocean views. The summit also has a historic sod-roofed stone hut.
Bike Trip - Rockland Harbor to Camden Harbor
You can start at the parking lot next to Andre the Seal in Rockport and make your way over to Camden Harbor. Make sure to stop at the Curtis Island Lighthouse overlook and grab an ice cream in Camden!
Archers on the Pier
Archers on the Pier is a seafood-centric restaurant located next to Rockland's waterfront. We stopped here for a late lunch before making our way to the beach in Owl's Head. If you are looking to eat with a view then this is the perfect stop!
Saltwater Fields Wedding and Event Barn
We enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza at Saltwater Fields. They had their own firework show and you could also see the town of Thomaston's fireworks in the distance. The event had live music, a food truck, and plenty of field space for blankets and chairs.
Birch Point State Park
The park offers swimming and picnicking at a crescent-shaped beach. It looked like a good beach to swim at with the calm water and soft sandy beach. There are picnic tables and grills along the forest edge.
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