Property at a Glance: Patten Pond RV Resort
Patten Pond RV Resort overlooks the sunny shores of Lower Patten Pond, with a private beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The 749-acre body of water is also a nice spot to swim, fish, and kayak; to that end, this getaway includes two three-hour kayak or canoe rentals. In the evenings, you can retire to rugged tent or RV campsites or rustic cabins. All accommodations are just steps from the water.
- Outdoor recreation facilities: basketball and volleyball courts, a horseshoe pit, and a playground
- Pet friendly: Pets are welcome to share tent and RV campsites.
- Shared restrooms: Guests staying in campsites and cabins have access to shared toilets and showers on the resort grounds.
- Bring your own linens, towels, and bath products.
Ellsworth, Maine: Historical Town Near Acadia National Park
Ellsworth is set along the craggy coast of Maine, a few miles down the road from Bangor. Across the bay from the mainland is Mount Desert Island, home to historical Bar Harbor, an eastern port town that harks back to a bygone era; its pedestrian-friendly streets brim with boutique stores, restaurants, and specialty shops. You can also learn more about the history of the Ellsworth at Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, which has a 19th-century estate and gardens.
A few miles away is Acadia National Park, open year-round. In the summer, you can hike and bike hundreds of miles of trails or take a scenic drive through the park’s mountainous interior. The 3.5-mile road to the peak of Cadillac Mountain is an especially nice drive. On a clear day at the summit, visibility can stretch 100 miles—that means you’ll typically get to see Maine’s highest mountain, Mount Katahdin, and the Canadian province of Nova Scotia in the distance.