Hermit Island

Phippsburg, Maine

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Hermit Island offers unparalleled saltwater camping with plentiful sandy beaches, paddling opportunities, hiking trails, and bike-friendly dirt roads—something for the whole family! Maine’s best saltwater camping may be on Hermit Island, a 225-acre peninsula jutting into Casco Bay. Stay at one of 275 family-friendly, seasonal campsites located near sandy beaches, in the forested interior, on rocky cliffs, or along the tidal harbor, each within walking or biking distance of one of six beaches.
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire,  and Vermont

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Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont

by Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Hermit Island offers unparalleled saltwater camping with plentiful sandy beaches, paddling opportunities, hiking trails, and bike-friendly dirt roads—something for the whole family! Maine’s best saltwater camping may be on Hermit Island, a 225-acre peninsula jutting into Casco Bay.

Stay at one of 275 family-friendly, seasonal campsites located near sandy beaches, in the forested interior, on rocky cliffs, or along the tidal harbor, each within walking or biking distance of one of six beaches.

© 2014 Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Nearby City: Phippsburg
Season: Open seasonally, May 15–Columbus Day
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Camping
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Hermit Island Campground Office, 207-443-2101, hermitisland.com
Local Maps: USGS Small Point quad; hermitisland.com/map.html
Driving Directions: Directions to Hermit Island

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Apr 2018