When our family takes a summer road trip, we’re not the “let’s hurry to our destination” types. Rather we like to check out the places that catch our interest along the way. While driving to Blue Hill, we decided to stop at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Prospect. Located on the grounds of Fort Knox historic site, the 420 foot high observatory is the only one of its kind in the United States and the tallest in the world. In fact, it’s even taller than the Statue of Liberty!
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Posted in Adventure, Parks, Road Trips, tagged adventures, cutepotato.com, family adventures, family travel, fort knox maine, friends of fort knox, historic sites, maine, moon viewing, observatory, penobscot narrows bridge, penobscot narrows observatory, prospect, verona, views on July 30, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Restaurants, Travel, tagged Adventure, cabins, cutepotato.com, Family, family travel, lakes, lodge, maine, maine summers, Millinocket, Millinocket lake, New England Outdoor Center, outdoors, River Driver's Restaurant, summer, Travel on July 15, 2016| Leave a Comment »
For the kids’ first trip to the Katahdin region, MP planned an overnight stay at New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) in Millinocket. The family-friendly, lakeside resort offers a variety of fun adventures, including moose tours, rafting, canoeing and hiking. For accommodations, guests can choose from rustic cabins to modern lodges.
Posted in Adventure, Trails, Travel, tagged adventures, Baxter state park, cutepotato.com, Debsconeag Ice Caves, Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness area, Family, family hikes, family travel, hikes, Katahdin, kids, maine, Millinocket, NEOC, New England, New England Outdoor Center, Northwoods Trading Post, outdoors, summer, Travel, trips on July 9, 2016| Leave a Comment »
One of the benefits of the kids getting older is the ability to take longer hikes. With this thought in mind, MP decided the New England Outdoor Center (NEOC), an adventure resort located on Millinocket Lake, would be an ideal home base while we explored the Katahdin region.
While researching different trails, MP was surprised to find a variety of hikes in Baxter State Park that are kid-friendly, each ranging 3-4 miles round trip. She had a few trails on her wish list, but friends from Millinocket suggested we check out the Debsconeag Ice Caves. Part of the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness area, the caves are located located just south of Baxter and Mount Katahdin. The caves are made up of heavy boulders that were pushed together by glaciers during the last ice age, and brave hikers can explore inside. Our family couldn’t wait to experience these uncommon ice caves for ourselves.
Posted in Parks, Travel, tagged Canada, coastal towns, cutepotato.com, easternmost point United States, frank's dockside restaurant, hikes, Lubec, lubec channel, main street lubec, maine, maine state parks, Mulholland Point Lighthouse, New Brunswick, quoddy head state park, summer, Trails, travel with kids, west quoddy lighthouse on July 1, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Last summer, after a weekend camping trip to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, we visited friends at their home in Lubec. We started our day with coffee and catching up while the kids played, and then took a short drive to Quoddy Head State Park. The park, which is located on the easternmost peninsula in the U.S., is home to the candy-striped West Quoddy Lighthouse.