Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Time: Summer in Maine

Midcoast Maine at It's Finest
It's plan summer in Maine. Although spring comes late to mid-coast Maine, now is the time that visitors book up the best weeks of summer at waterfront cottages throughout the state.

Are you a motor sport, lake kind of person? Try Sebago Lake. Solitude and fishing? Moosehead Lake. Seashells by the seashore? Wells or York. Dining, Dancing, famous lighthouse? Portland. National Parks and bicycling? Acadia NP. Classic Maine fishing village and Maine Lobster? Georgetown.

The list could go on and on and you'd think that with so many fabulous waterfront locations in Maine, you could wait around for a last minute special. After all, the great recession isn't really over yet. DON'T COUNT ON IT. This is Maine after all.

The Maine "camp" (also known as vacation rental or cottage) season is very short. Some folks only open their places from July 4 - Labor Day, and many others just from around Memorial Day to Columbus Day. If you want to vacation in July, August, or on a holiday you might already be too late in some locations.

We're booking much later than we did prior to 2008. At that time, April 1 was our "sorry booked" date. With the internet, things have changed, and people wait a bit longer. If it's Reid State Park & beach, fresh boiled lobster and clams, midcoast Maine, hiking, a deepwater dock for your boat, a quiet cove for kayaking, or just peace and quiet...we still have good availability at our Five Islands area Georgetown ME cottage.

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