Activities

What's your pleasure?

Long walks and bike rides (bring your own or rent locally) on miles of quiet country roads are camper favorites.

Consider a hike in nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary or along the lovely trails that crisscross the spruce forest across the road from the Camp.

Swim the bracing waters of the Penobscot Bay, wade along Pebble Beach or jump in from the camp dock, a perennial rite of passage for the young or young-at-heart.

Rent a kayak and paddle out to Spectacle Island, or a little farther out to Pond Island, where you can explore the beaches and rocky shores or wade in the endlessly fascinating tide pools.

Rowboats at the dock are for the use of Camp guests to explore the adjacent coves and nearby islands of the Bay. The boats will seat a family of four comfortably, with dog and picnic gear.

Want to bring your own boat? Moorings are available in our own Stand Cove and there’s the whole bright, island-studded Bay to sail.

Take a book down to the Adirondack chairs along the shore and read; be sure to look up now and then so you don’t miss the windjammer crossing behind Spectacle, or the loon fishing in the cove, or the eagle soaring high overhead.

Feel like exploring the area? Some of Maine’s most inviting places — Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Blue Hill, Castine, and Isle Au Haut among them — are within 50 miles, an easy day trip by car. You can while away an afternoon browsing antiques shops and art galleries.