This past week my husband, Duke (our 8 year old puppy) and I spent 5 days in Down East Maine! This was our first trip Down East, and it was heaven on earth! Down East is an old sailing term, it means sailing downwind, to the east.
We were lucky enough to be invited to spend Friday through Tuesday at our friends camp on Donnell Pond in Franklin, Maine. The camp was built by her dad over 50 years ago. They've made "upgrades" over the years such as indoor plumbing & electricity! More recently they have added new siding and a stunning green metal roof!
|The camp & boat house|
|The Great Room|
|This stove still works & makes great baked beans!|
The camp is water front with 150 feet of shoreline. The house sits up on a little hill overlooking the pond. They have lovely dock and a 17 foot motor boat. We also enjoyed a boat ride!
We also toured the area, by visiting Arcadia National Park, which is the first national park east of the Mississippi. Words can't describe the beauty that we got to see in our short visit. I can't wait to go back!
|Looking out to Cadillac Mountain|
|Looking out towards Europe!|
Buried Treasure - was found by Duke! He unearthed an old tennis ball along the shore that belong to our neighbor's late golden retriever!
I can't believe it's taken this New England girl so long to go Down East! I'm looking forward to making it an annual trip!