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On North Pond

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Norway, ME

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Northponder

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    Yes

We are lucky folks, situated right on a pond- North Pond- in the Western Maine mountains. We have space in our driveway with water and electricity for a camper 25 feet or less. We travel in the winter so we're only here from May until September. We have canoes and kayaks and a pontoon boat for an evening cruise around the pond. This little lake is some of the best fishing around Largemouth, Smallmouth, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Pickerel, Sunfish, and more. Unless you already have a Maine fishing license, you'll need to purchase a a day pass on line. Guests are welcome to use what we have (with prior notice and at your own risk), except the pontoon boat which needs a family member to operate per insurance requirements. Suggested Local Attractions:Historic downtown Norway with shops and restaurants, White Mountains an hour away, numerous hiking trails near and far, too many other local activities to list.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

-We are pet friendly and we have two cats and a small dog. Your cats must stay inside (too easy to get lost) and dogs must be leashed at all times. -Children are welcome and must be supervised by an adult at all times. -The gravel road speed limit is 15 mph. -Check with us before using canoes and kayaks- we have life jackets. -Quiet time is after 10pm until 7am. -Check with us before using the fire pit. We always have wood. Take only pictures, leave only footprints :-)

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We suggest that you first plug "Crockett Ridge Rd" in Norway, ME into your GPS to avoid unnecessary dirt road detours. Once on Crockett Ridge, then put in the address on Jackson Lane. We are a mile in on a well-maintained gravel road. We have a brand new paved driveway and it requires a turn around to set up. It's a bit of a squeeze, so let us know when you're coming in so we can be there to help. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is ample room for your tow vehicle to be parked next door or we park next door to make room in our driveway.

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Hosted By Northponder

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65+

U.S.Navy ( Retired) and Human Services (Retired) Details: I'm a 100 % Disabled Veteran (ambulatory) and live on a small lake in Maine with my wonderful wife, Dorothy, one dog and two cats. Dorothy is our road trip navigator and planner and works out where we are headed. I build and fly RC airplanes and helicopters as well as quadcopters. Molly, our little terrier mix, travels with us. We have 9 amazing grandchildren- one grandson is on a Navy Sub right now, a granddaughter is in a PHD program, and we have a 7-yr old granddaughter living near us. We have traveled all over the USA and still haven't put a dent in what we want to see and do. We love to meet new friends, appreciate diversity in people and places, and can't resist a road trip! Home Town: We live in a beautiful little town in the western Maine mountains on a lake. Our home town is Norway, a friendly, busy little town, dotted with lakes, ponds, trails, shops and situated in the foothills of the White Mountains and the Presidential Range in New Hampshire. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have only been to a few because of last year's total breakdown, but we're looking forward to traveling soon in our new camper and trying out boondocking opportunities across the country. Skills or Expertise to Share: I'm a jack of all trades (sort of) and smart enough to know when something is beyond my capabilities.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    kendra22

    1 year ago

    Northponder exceeded our expectations and was our very first boondocker's welcome stay! What a beautiful spot on North Pond...the sound of loons echoing across the pond in the morning while sipping our coffee was heaven. Our hosts were so helpful and easygoing, helping my partner back up our Airstream when we arrived! We took a 2-hour kayaking adventure on the pond the next morning, enjoying nature unfold right before our eyes. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience...we will definitely see you next summer!

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    Moonshadow2020

    1 year ago

    We had 2 wonderful nights at Northponders place. Such lovely people, very interesting and welcoming. We cannot rate them high enough and recommend them to everyone! We hope our paths cross again in the not to distant future. šŸ™‚

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    FreedomBlast

    1 year ago

    What a comfortable place with friendly and open minded hosts! We truly relaxed here and so appreciated the sharing of the fire pit, boats and kayaks, hammocks, great conversation and a super charge for our batteries after 3 weeks w/o a plug. We swam and swam and swam again. and thus charged our human batteries as well. Thank you so much! Hope to meet you again!

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    Cathy+Dianne

    1 year ago

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stop and visit with North Ponders. They are warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home at their beautiful lakefront property.

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    Sdbird

    1 year ago

    Northponder is the sweetest couple! Their house is adorable and serene and right on the pond. They offered the use of their kayaks and dock and even invited me on their sunset cruise around the pond. The spot in their driveway was almost perfectly level and they offered me 30amp power. Iā€™d visit with them again in a heartbeat. 10/10 would recommend!!

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