If you're visiting our Camp-Resort this season, you'll probably need a few suggestions for things to do outside of our Androscoggin Lake campground! With all that we have to offer, you won't need to leave our Maine campground unless you're itching to explore the surrounding area! North Monmouth and neighboring towns have plenty of options for family-friendly things to do. Here is a mix of 10 things to do near North Monmouth to keep in mind for your next stay with us!
Maine State Museum
The Maine State Museum is the perfect place to stop with your family if you're visiting our Camp-Resort. Learn all about the state of Maine with 12,000 years of history highlighted through various exhibits highlighting Native American history, natural sciences, Maine's gems, pilgrims, and so much more. Find a full list of exhibits and purcahse your tickets here.
Chick's Apple and Berry Farm
Support Chick's Apple and Berry local farm and take your family berry picking! Choose between raspberries, blueberries, or apples depending on seasonality. Plus, if you stay with us during the fall, Chick's doubles as a pumpkin farm as well! They also have pre-picked berry and jam options, so you can make a quick stop to grab your goodies before heading to the park for your camping trip.
Children's Discovery Museum of Central Maine
If your kids prefer more interactive exhibits at museums, the Children's Discovery Museum is the right choice! A little different from the Main State Museum, this museum is designed to be a place for curious little minds to explore, learn, and play! They are currently awaiting their new 2023 exhibits, which you can view here. Stop at this museum to give your children a chance for some hands-on learning opportunities.
Top Local Restaurants:
Apple Valley Bakery
If you're looking for a spot to get delicious, homemade pastries and coffee for breakfast, Apple Valley Bakery is a great choice. The bakery sells pies, breads, donuts, cupcakes, whoopie pies, muffins, scones, and more! Their flavors rotate frequently, always giving customers an option to try something new. Plus, if you're celebrating a special event while visiting us, they take specialty orders! Check out their menu here.
The Woodshed is rated as some of the best lobster in Monmouth, Maine, so you definitely need to make a dinner stop here during your camping trip! Not only that, but the restaurant is in the Kennebec Cabin Company. The owners of the restaurant are the celebrities behind TV show "Maine Cabin Masters." This is the perfect destination for all you camping lovers! Plus, Maine has a great variety of craft beer options so parents can enjoy a refreshing beverage with dinner.
Fast Eddie's Drive-In
Grabbing dinner in a pinch? Fast Eddie's is the place to do that! This restaurant operates as a drive-in, so you just pull your car up to the menu, place your order, and they'll come bring it out to you! This is a great option as they offer both dinner and dessert. If you're only looking for a sweet treat, you can choose from a variety of milkshakes, sundaes, and their 15+ homemade ice cream flavors.
Best Nearby Activities:
Bowling is the perfect activity for the whole family! Head over to Just-In-Time Recreation to rent a lane for regular or glow bowling! There is also a full service bar and restaurant so you can grab a bite to eat or a drink while you bowl. Click here for pricing and more information.
Family Time Dine and Play
If you're looking for even more family-fun during your stay, check out Family Time Dine and Play for a game of laser tag! You can also come together as a team for laser frenzy. Channel your inner spy in a room filled with lasers and get through without setting off any of the lasers' alarms. When you're done with those two games, you can head over to the arcade for even more fun.
DEW Haven | Maine Zoo & Rescue
DEW Haven is a non-profit family run zoo in Maine whose mission is to care for their 200 animals they've acquired since 1980. This zoo is extra special because all of the animals were rescued from zoos that no longer needed them or were able to care for them anymore. These animals needed a forever home and DEW Haven is that place for them! Spend some time meeting these sweet animals while you stay with us!
Absolem Cider Company
Parents, this one is for you! Absolem Cider Company is a 150 year-old barn that produces cider and wine! Their apples are organically grown on-site to make some of the best cider around. They have a tasting room where you can try a variety of their ciders, wine, beers, cocktails, snacks, and rotating food options! If you have a minute to get away for a tasting, head over to Absolem's tasting room!
Hopefully you're able to add a couple of these stops to your itinerary next time you stay with us! Our Camp-Resort is the perfect homebase if you're traveling to Western Maine and interested in Androscoggin Lake camping. While there is plenty to do at our Camp-Resort, we hope you can venture out to North Monmouth and other nearby towns to see some of our local favorites!