Where in Maine?
If Benedict Arnold and his army had campsites like these when they passed through the howling wilderness here in 1775, perhaps their expedition to Quebec would have had a happier ending. Today's campers are happy indeed at the shore of this lake in the western mountains. The three hundred-acre campground is a popular place come summertime, with 115 sites overlooking one of the state's larger freshwater basins. Known for its stately red pines, this community-owned facility has a boat launch, playground, and recreation hall. The activities nearby are many, from hiking those peaks in the distance (among the state's tallest), to boating, to watching moose at the local "drive in." The town that surrounds this peaceful spot is tiny — 685 souls — but you can find almost everything you need for a summer spell right here. Send us a note if you can identify this Arnold Trail campground or its scenic setting.