AcadianMaine's Host Location
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Madawaska, ME
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We have a paved site behind the house, accessible from the street. Back in, but plenty of room for slide outs and awnings. Easy access and can accommodate a 5th wheel and vehicle. 30 amp electric available; water. Close to stores, historic sites, and the border crossing to Edmundston, New Brunswick. BBQ grills only. Campfire ring. WiFi limited. Generators- 7am-9pm only. Pets on leash. NOTICE: AS OF NOV 5, 2017, THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FROM EDMUNDSTON NB TO MADAWASKA ME AND BACK IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC OVER 5 TONS. To reach Madawaska from Canada/New Brunswick, use either Fort Kent or Van Buren crossings, travel on US 1 to Madawaska. Currently NB closed due to Covid-19. WE ARE LOCATED IN MAINE, USA. Suggested Local Attractions:Local attractions include our home- c1823-1860 Acadian (Martin) built homestead on the National Registry since 2009. Other Acadian sites include St David Church, Tante Blanche Museum, 4 Corners Park (Northeastern-most corner of contiguous US), 4 Seasons Outdoor Trails, Bicentennial Park, University of Maine at Fort Kent, many historic museums close by, Botanical Gardens in Edmundston, New Brunswick (requires US Passport or Passcard)NOTE: 5 ton restrictions on International Bridge as of 11/2017, Acadian Family Mass in June in St. David, Acadian Festival in August, International Acadian Day August 15, Fishing, hiking, and much more. *Be sure to check current information for crossing into Canada, vaccinations required. PLEASE NOTE: We have sold our home. Check with us in the spring to see if the new owners will continue to host. Happy Travels!
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
No Smoking, except in RV. No generators after 10pm. Plan to have time to visit with us!
Access Road Conditions: Paved roads, in town location. These sites are back in. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is room for the tow vehicle to park in front of the RV or beside it.
Hosted By AcadianMaine
Retired, sort of, living in Northern Maine UPDATE: As of September 2022, we sold our home. I leave this here for you, should the new owners continue to host, as information on the property and area. Details: We moved to Northern Maine in 2005, buying an old log-timber built house. We currently maintain the 200 yr old homestead. Our daughter and her family live in North Carolina, her older brother has a summer home in Frenchville, lives in CT. The Martin Acadian Homestead is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1823-1860, we continue to work to repair and restore it. The Martin Family history extends back to 1636 and the early Acadians from France. We enjoy the four seasons. We gather frequently with family and regularly attend the St.John/St.Paul church in nearby Edmundston, NB. We have been campers for many years, belonging to both FMCA and Good Sam. We are also RVillage, Escapees, and Harvest Host members. Married in Florida, Lois has traveled to all 50 states, Paul still working on the West. We love to have visitors to come see the beauty of the area. We would like a day or two notice. PLEASE be sure to know we are in the United States, not New Brunswick Canada. Hometown: We live in the St. John Valley, in the Northeastern most corner of the contiguous United States, in Madawaska. Home to many historical sites, celebrating the Acadian history, lumber, Maple syrup, paper mill, fishing, hunting, hiking, ATV trails, winter sports, architectural sites, genealogy research centers and much more. Always something to see and do. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Our favorite this summer was Misty Acres Alpaca farm in Sidney, ME. Too many to mention, all have been great. Skills or Expertise to Share: Paul spends many hours on restoration of our historic home. In the summer, he enjoys his mini-farm garden. Lois is active in some local historic preservation interests. We are Advocates for Autistic people, having family on the spectrum. Lois also sews, crochets, learning to quilt and attempts other interesting crafts in her spare time. Hope to meet some of you on our travels. Watch RVillage for updates.
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References for this location from other RVers
3 months ago
We stayed at AcadianMaine at the end of July. Our hosts were so friendly and truly enjoyed interacting with us and our children. We were given a special tour of the historic home. We are thankful that we were able to meet our hosts and learn about the history of the area and the home before they sold it. Congratulations on the sale! Enjoy full time rv living!
6 months ago
We stayed with Lois and Paul for 3 nights. Enjoyed some pleasant conversation around the campfire, where they shared some history of the area. The driveway has a bit of a slope, so longer RV's might scrape bottom on the way to the top. Paul was very helpful in getting us set up. Water, sewer and 50 amp service is available. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this location. Thanks for having us .
1 year ago
We had a marvelous 3 days with this host. We stumbled upon a town-wide festival going on and it was great having having hosts who know the town to give us suggestions and directions about when and where to go.We even attended the fireworks show with them. They are also local historians so that was right up our alley. There was another couple staying there and we got to know them as well. Hopefully our travels will bring us back together with both of these couples somewhere down the road. This is what Boondockers Welcome is all about for us: meeting people and experiencing things we would miss without a good host to guide us.
1 year ago
My wife, daughter and I were welcomed with open arms. Upon arrival they had an information packet ready for us and invited us to share a meal with them. Throughout our stay they shared their company and suggested places of interest to visit. This was our first experience with a Boondockers host and they couldn't have made a more positive impression.
1 year ago
This host very generously allowed us to stay at their home when they weren't there. The site is level. They have full hookups including a dump site! Their location is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and dessert! Madawaska is a very nice town. We are very appreciative of being allowed to stay here even though they weren't going to be home. I'm just sorry that we were not able to meet our hosts.