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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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MegAndDouglas

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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    Yes

We live in a quiet, rural area on the beautiful coast of Maine. Our home is surrounded by open fields and sits on a small hill overlooking 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 pretty, 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 neighbor so we ask that you be very discreet in your activities there. You are welcome to enjoy our big yard on the other side of the house, which is great for lawn chairs, games, etc. We can provide water and electricity and we prefer that you not run a generator. We value our peace and quiet and don’t want to hear loud music, television or phone conversations, though we are quite sociable and 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 parking space. The trains are short, slow and infrequent, only once or twice a week. We kind of like them, but they do make a racket! Suggested Local Attractions:Sandy Point Beach and Park, just a short walk from our place Fort Knox State Historic Site, 10 minute drive — cooler than it sounds and especially great for kids. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, 10 minutes — really spectacular. Bucksport, 15 minutes, 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. Belfast, 20 minutes, is a more happenin’ place for music, restaurants, festivals, fun shopping. Acadia National Park is about an hour and 15 minutes away.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Wifi

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Slideouts Allowed

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House Rules

Pets on leash only, and please pick up after them rigorously Please ask us if you have special circumstances and need to use a generator. Stay off the railroad track! Please do not use our neighbor’s grassy land next to your camper except for quiet sitting and conversation. Our yard on the other side of the house is fully available for games or other activities. You may also use the paved area near your camper for grilling, chairs, etc. Please, no open fires without specific permission. No smoking. Moderate alcohol only. No partying. No long or loud phone conversations, TV, music, etc.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We are just a minute away from US Rt 1, but our place feels very secluded. The road is narrow but paved. Our driveway is also paved, uphill, and ends in a large, level, paved dooryard behind the house. You will park in this area, about 60 feet from the house.

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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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    DowneastVans_DK

    2 weeks ago

    we had a lovely visit and enjoyed strolling the grounds. It was very peaceful (although we didn't happen to have a train come by) we would love to come visit again as it's a great location to explore the mid Coast. our hosts were super helpful with suggestions of great restaurants to check out and interesting local points of interest.

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    RayDar19

    4 weeks ago

    Our hosts greeted us and made sure we were settled in before giving us helpful suggestions on where to go and what to do in the area. We took a long walk on the nearby beach..... lovely quiet spot for the night. Thanks again.

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    Xenon3106

    4 weeks ago

    Our hosts were very friendly and helpful in making our overnight stay easy. We had the time so went to the nearby beach on the Penobscot River which they described in their welcome notes. Their site itself was level and easy to access near their home. It overlooked their side yard which was quite beautiful. Would like to thank them again for their hospitality.

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    GLblackw

    1 month ago

    We enjoyed our stay at Meg and Douglas’s place. They were very nice and welcoming. Gave suggested places to visit. Nice beach 5 minute walk and trails to hike nearby. We strolled on the river walkway of Bucksport. Nice view of Penobscot River, suspension bridge, and the fort across the river.

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    BouDia2412

    1 month ago

    Meg and Doug are adorable! We enjoyed so much our stay with you two. The place is so quiet and peaceful, we needed that! Hope to cross your path again.

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