Maine Sporting Camps

The Year-Round Guide to Vacationing at Traditional Hunting and Fishing Lodges

Alice Arlen (Author)

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This unique guide recommends more than 80 traditional hunting and fishing lodges in backwoods Maine that offer vacation packages for curious travelers as well as sportsmen in search of an unusual getaway.

Part of a 50-year tradition, Maine sporting camps are typically centered around a central dining lodge serving home-cooked meals, with individual rental cabins set along a lakeshore. Many camps have been run by the same family for generations, and loyal guests return year after year. Some camps are easily accessible and offer a full range of outdoor activities for families; others are deep in the woods and ideal for a fishing or hunting retreat. This fascinating guide is the only resource describing where to find these unique wilderness getaways. Activities available at Maine sporting camps include fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, birding, and moose-watching. Hearty home-cooked meals and cozy cabins make hanging around camp just as appealing as exploring the wilds. Alice Arlen's comprehensive guide describes how to get there, when to go, what to bring, rates, and the facilities and activities offered. Interviews with camp owners and selected recipes from camp kitchens round out this unique portrait of a rare and beloved way of life. 50 black & white photographs, 6 maps, recipes, index.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 2003
  • ISBN 978-0-88150-560-3
  • 6.1 × 9 in
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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