RV Rental in Southeast Maine
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Discover Southeast Maine by RV Rental
Southeast Maine is known as “Downeast” Maine to the locals. It’s a unique area of Maine with a heavy maritime influence. Acadia National Park, the oldest designated national park east of the Mississippi River, is located in the southeast region along with countless charming seaside towns, wild blueberry fields, and the city of Bangor.
An RV rental vacation in Maine is an excellent way to explore the pristine and rustic beauty of the Maine coast. Eat lobster, hike Cadillac Mountain for sunrise, and touch the Canadian border in Eastport, Maine. An RV rental with RVshare is the perfect way to experience the best of Maine during the summer.
Rent an RV in Southeast Maine
Southeast Maine is a popular RV destination. With incredible state and national parks extending from Belfast to Eastport and up to Dover-Foxcroft and Millinocket, there is tons to see. Maine has over 375 available privately owned RV rentals just waiting for you and your family.
Motorhome Rental in Southeast Maine
Southeast Maine has lots of motorhome rental options ranging from luxury motorhome rentals to small Class A motorhome rentals. Many motorhome rentals can sleep between six and eight people making it the obvious choice over a hotel room, especially for a family. With tons of RV parks and campgrounds dotting the coast of Southeast Maine, you’ll find plenty of places to park your motorhome rental.
Rent a Folding Trailer in Southeast Maine
If you have a truck or SUV, renting a folding trailer is a more affordable way to explore Southeast Maine. With an average nightly rental rate of $75, it’s a great option for a small family or group of friends. Most folding trailer rentals can sleep between four and six people comfortably.
RV Rental Locations in Southeast Maine
Bangor is Southeast Maine’s largest city, but you’ll find plenty of RV rental locations between Portland Bangor. Just enter your pickup location or destination in RVshare and see what your RV rental options are in Maine.
Points of Interest in Southeast Maine
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre national park on Mount Desert Island. As America’s second oldest national parks, it’s one of the most visited parks with over three million visitors every year. Acadia is well known for its hiking trail, including Cadillac Mountain. Don’t miss the sunrise as it’s one of the very first in the United States.
Opened seasonally from May through October, Fort Knox is America’s first Fort Knox. Fort Knox was built in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River valley against possible attacks from the British. The old fort never saw any action, but it was used during the Civil War to train troops.
Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Opened in 2006, the Penobscot Narrows Bridge spans 2,120 feet across the Penobscot River. The Observatory, the first bridge observation tower in the United States and the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. The tower reaches 420 feet high and has excellent views of nearby Fort Knox, the Penobscot River, and the Bay.
Considered the gateway to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a charming small town with tons of seasonal shops and restaurant. While there are thousands of year-round residents, Bar Harbor reaches its peak during the summer months. With tons of fresh lobster, ice cream, and blueberries, you won’t go hungry in Bar Harbor.
Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States and hosts one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the States. The town has some great cafes, seafood shacks, and some of the friendliest people around. With lots of hiking and beaches, any outdoor lover will fall in love with Eastport.
Grand Lake Stream
Lake Rivers and Grand Lake Stream is an area of over 2,5000-square miles of canoe waterways. Making up four major lakes, 10 smaller lakes, and 65 islands, the Grand Lake Stream region is the ideal location for kayaking, boating, and swimming. The Stream is legendary for landlocked salmon fly fishing.
Bangor is Southeast Maine’s largest city and the home of author Stephen King. Bangor has all the major box stores so it’s a great place to stock up on everything you need for your RV rental vacation. Downtown also has some great cafes and restaurants.
The Best RV Parks in Southeast Maine
Smuggler’s Den Campground – Southwest Harbor
Established in 1969 by the Worcester family, Smuggler’s Den Campground has sites for RVs, campers, and tents. The sandy beaches of Echo Lake are just a short drive away along with numerous hiking trails. The campground has full hookup RV sites with cable TV, a heated pool, and a four-acre recreation area.
Sunset Point RV Park – Lubec
Sunset Point RV Park in Lubec is the easternmost campground in the United States. Overlooking Johnson Bay, you don’t want to miss sunrise from your campsite. Opened seasonal, Sunset Point has 30 full hook-up RV sites, free WiFi, and a dump station.
Patten Pond Camping Resort – Ellsworth
Situated on a 749-acre lake, Patten Pond Camping Resort has spacious pull-thru RV sites with full hookups. Just miles from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, the Resort has boat rentals, a beach, fishing, and free WiFi.
Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping – Searsport
Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping is mid-coast Maine’s premier oceanfront campground with beautiful views of Penobscot Bay. The campground has 125 sites on 40 acres for RVs of all sizes. Not many campgrounds can say they have a quarter mile private sandy beach and goat pen!
An RV rental vacation in Southeast Maine is a great way to discover the best of Maine’s rocky coast. With an abundance of lobster, watersports, and outdoor activities, Southeast Maine is the perfect destination for your summer RV rental holiday. The kids will talk about it for years to come!
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