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Great summer getaway
Had a great time. Already booked again for next year.
Enjoy a wicked sweet slice of Maine!
This was our third stay at Jay's property on Craig Pond and it will not be our last. The location is ideal with a deck right at the water's edge. The deck and camp are facing an awesome view with almost no signs of human activity. The neighbor's are friendly, generous, and helpful and far enough away to barely be heard. If you choose to swim or snorkel...and why the heck wouldn't you... you will find the spring fed pond is some of the clearest fresh water you will ever swim in. We got some great underwater videos of dozens of friendly sunfish off of the peninsula point. There were a ton of polywogs that the kids love to catch and release. Loons, merganser ducks, king fishers, and eagles are a daily sight. This was our first year to be at the camp for the 4th of July celebration. With fireworks legal in Maine now we were not surprised to hear and see some, but we were surprised by the the amount, duration and impressive quality! It started promptly at 9:00 pm. It appeared that there were 5 or 6 camps participating and trying to outdo each other. We did see some lights on Great Pond Mountain - people were up there watching - and that sounds like a nice thing that we may do next year - that vista allows a great view of several nearby lakes and ponds and from the distant sounds there were fireworks going off on Alamoosook Lake and the Toddy Ponds as we - all nicely visible from the mountain top. The fireworks reached a crescendo but mostly ceased politely by 10:00. The other two years we stayed here (not the 4th of July week) there were no fireworks whatsoever, and there were only a few fireworks on the 5th. So either enjoy the 4th knowing what may a happen or avoid it if you wish. We swam several times each day and could stay in the water for a full 30-60 minutes without getting too cold. All in all this is a wonderful secluded place to stay (with kids and dogs or not) and a major grocery only 15 minutes away in Bucksport (beer, spirits and basics are even closer at the nearby gas station). Boat traffic on the pond is minimal but expect some tubers and pontoon boats to motor by occasionally. Be sure to use the kayaks and/or canoe provided to explore the whole pond - the ledges are beautiful up close. The host, Jay, is quick to respond if you have any issues. Enjoy a wicked sweet slice of Maine!
Perfect place to getaway from it all.
Jay's cabin was the perfect lakeside escape from it all. We spent our days at Acadia, came back to the cabin, enjoyed some wine on the deck and relaxed by the fire in the evenings. Wish we could've had better weather while we were there to enjoy the fire pit outside! The weather finally cleared up on the last day we were there to take out kayaks out on the lake. My first time in a kayak and it was so much fun! Very peaceful and relaxing cabin. Jay was quick to answer our texts and emails with any questions or concerns we had.
Shhh, don't tell others...! 😉
We are return visitors to this delightful spot for a reason, or I should say for many reasons. Again, it did not disappoint, and if possible is more beautiful than we remembered. We all agree our skin is so soft after daily swims in the pond. Thank you, Jay, for continuing to allow others to enjoy your peninsula paradise. Neighbors are so nice too!
Once again we had an awesome week at Jay's camp on Craig Pond - last year was June and the water a bit on the chilly side, this year was the last week of July and the water was perfect temperature for prolonged swimming, snorkeling or lounging on an inflatable. The camp location on the water could not be better. Loons, mergansers, kingfishers, ospreys, and hawks were common sights. We read on rainy days or played games. As soon as the sun came out we moved to the deck to recharge our batteries, then to a watercraft for exploring. This is amazingly clear freshwater for snorkeling so bring your equipment if you have it or buy some. At one point I was treated to being surrounded by hundreds of curious minnows and several interested sunfish as I dove to recover some lost fishing gear we happened upon during a perimeter paddle of the pond. This was reminiscent of snorkeling in the clear waters off the coast of Belize. Near the camp fat polliwogs at various states of development can be chased down for temporary collection and inspection by the kids. Some resident sunfish under the dock are always overly eager for tiny bread balls. For kids, dogs, and adults, this is a wonderful place to stay!
Great little gem on one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen! Greatly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone!
Położony idealnie między Acadia National Park (MDI / Bar Harbor), Bangor, Bucksport i Ellsworth.
Inne działania: Acadia National Park, MDI & Bar Harbor, Fort Knox