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We really do "love it here" -still one of our absolute favorites - and 2015 was the best weather ever - which does make a difference at Danforth. 2 pools, activities for kids. Great Lake, swimming and kayaking. Security can be a little over zealous - they are very strict about the fire. We had a rainy day and were cooped up all day (no activities for teens on the rainy day) , rain died down and we started a fire - got a little late, but we were quiet - their truck came roaring over and the woman rudely told us to put it out. She stood over us until the fire was completely out. I get it, they need to keep control... but a little common sense... we find the golf carts roaring up and down more offensive. Besides that, it can't get much better - the only other things they could do to make it a perfect 10 is work on the bike park in the back for teens and maybe hot tubs. Our site was tight - but the sites near the back are woodsy and spacious. But a great family vacation, with lots to do!

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Not fancy, but a quiet, peaceful, lovely campground, close to the gorgeous beach. You can fish from the pier and lots of biking along the Cape Cod Canal - 7 miles each way. Scrubbier sites, but farther away from each other. Met a man at the pier who has been fishing there for 60 years - bought a house close by so he can go everyday! Nice life! If you like the beach and touring Cape Cod - this is the place! Great value for the money!

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A crowded campground - but they all seem to be at Old Orchard. We stayed in the back, Pine Grove area, which was more private and had a new pool, which was lovely and private. Hate, hate, hate the razor wire fences at the front - it feels like a zoo trying to keep the animals in. But....it did grow on us. Sites near the back pool are nice... full sun - that is where we would get next.... pools at the front are nice... but right next to the road - would not want to have a site by the road - too noisy and crowded. Others we met said it was the nicest in Old Orchard area. Nice access to the beach. Trolley that goes downtown is handy. Fireworks on Thursday. Bathrooms are very clean, strict about bikes and fires after 11. Kids liked the ping pong, kids hot tub (a nice touch) and free mini putt. Speaking of kids - absolutely hate it when we are charged extra for the kids - this is supposed to be a family campground. Especially with teens, who are not partaking in too many camp children's activities. Dogs are also extra. With the Canadian dollar right now, this made for very expensive camping. Probably the most expensive campground we have been to. But... the campground is full, as many French Canadian families have been going there for years, and it is a desirable area.

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Lovely, large, wooded sites. The best thing about this campground is the Ausable River running behind it. Just a short walk and you hit cliffs and hear the roaring waterfall (be careful not to fall - it is steep). Just a ways down from that is a great swimming spot, with pools of water to relax in, rocks to climb, and small cliffs to jump off of. A super spot on a hot day. The lodge at the campground is beautiful, bathrooms are clean, good dog walk area and the staff hustles! The pool needs updating and they need to add a hot tub and biking area. But, that really isn't the draw - it is the area. Go to Whiteface and go up the gondala - worth the money!

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Well, what can we say? Amazing! Think of anything you want in a campground and it is here. Think big, think large - and it won't disappoint you. They must have 20 activities a day - soccer, capture the flag, chocolate bar bingo (we still didn't win!), water zumba and zumba. Teen activities -capture the flag, ping pong, disc golf. (18 holes) Adult happy hour - $2 drinks - now that we know about that one! Sarge once again loved the dog park. The bike park has been re-vamped and is impressive. Nothing could be added to make this better. Fine amenities - well maintained, lots of staff on hand. Best campground ever!

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A gorgeous campground. We got one of the new waterfront sites right on Lake Ontario. Beautiful views, lots of wind at times. The lake can really change from beautiful calm, to choppy and rough. It was much farther from the original campground, but that was okay. It was a good bike ride to get up to the pool, and would be along walk - but on bikes it was fun. The main pool is nice and there is a splashpark for little kids. Very clean and new. The sites are grassy and well maintained. Kids found it cool because there was lots to do. Rec hall was fun with ping pong. Picton is a cool town for shopping for the parents and you can visit the nearby wineries. The sites up near the pool are regular size. Water sites in the future will be phenomenal when they develop and add a bit more down there like a pool. Very nice marina down there. It is a long road between the two campgrounds - so doesn't have an active vibe. The problem is, we were spoiled and have gone to other more "resorts" (for less money), and felt a few things could have been For the price, it is a little (a lot) overpriced - $88/night, but we would expect more activities to be run daily. Suggestions - need more than one basketball court, more activities for teens, more ping pong tables, trivia night, chocolate bar bingo, tie dye t-shirts, bike park, frisbee disc golf , dog park, kayak tours, etc. For that price, those kinds of things should be happening. Overall, a great park, but we can get more value for our money at Danforth Bay or Normandy Farms.

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We really loved this campground. It is a super spot for kids. They have planned activities, pool volleyball, drifting down the river on tubes, dances, a great store, ice-cream making, etc. Everyone was super friendly, and our kids made friends here very quickly and wanted to stay longer. We had a medical emergency and they were very helpful. The sites are very far apart, shaded and well-groomed. The bathrooms are very clean. There is a lot to do in the area, and it is very beautiful. I would recommend this for any family with kids, and my own are really keen to go back.

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We really liked it here. Yes, the sites are tight: don't expect to be very far apart. But, it was really nice to be right on the river, and if we go again, I would ask for a river site. The sound of the rapids was really nice to sleep too, and totally covered the highway noise. Our children enjoyed tubing down the river, and tried mining for "diamonds" across the street. They lasted longer than I thought, and had a good time. The park was across the street from us, but wasn't too loud or busy, and there was a lot for the children to do. The park was clean, the bathrooms were impressive. The pool was older, but a fair size. We will probably go back.

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We really love this park, and we camp a lot. It has large, spacious sites, horse drawn wagon rides, a pretty good playground and two lovely pools. There is just something about this park that has character - there are lots of hills - so you get your exercise - but we like that it isn't crammed together. It is neat and clean with lovely gardens. One of our favorite sites, and I'd recommend it to families with children.

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Danforth is one of our very favorite places. They have great activities for kids, kayak trips, ice cream socials and two great big pools. The lake is beautiful and they have two nice big beaches. We have come back for three years in a row now. The sites up on the hill by the boat launch are big. We camp in the safari area as it has grass and is close to everything, but the sites are very, very close together. We just love the feel of this campground - it is clean, well run, popular and you can just tell it is run as a business and run well. On rainy days they have a place to go, and on a night with a big storm they went around and told all tenters that they were welcome to stay in a dry building. Just little things like that make it impressive.

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This is a great place for kids - we have two little boys. They had been bored at Searsport Shores - there just weren't any kids around and no activities. Then we got here and there was plenty for them to do. There is a small zipline that they spent hours on, and a skateboard park that they played at even though they didn't have a skateboard. It has a cottage feel - it isn't fancy or perfect, but the activities really help. There is a pool and hot tubs - we liked that they had two hot tubs for kids. They have a free newspaper which is a nice touch. All in all, the kids really enjoyed it - and that is what makes a holiday!

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Searsport had received a good review in a magazine and looking at the website we thought this would be a great place for kids! What a joke! We had just returned from Danforth Bay in New Hampshire that had loads of activities for the kids, was neat and tidy and the people were friendly! Then we arrived at Searsport. It bills itself as a family campground on the ocean. First of all, don't expect a sandy beach it is very rocky. The kids had fun looking for crabs, but it isn't a good place to swim. In terms of "activities" for the kids - they had a "walk" to the state park one day - no one else showed up so we went as a family - that was okay - that was the activity for the day! The next night the one activity for the day was a fairy/documentary sort of movie. Not very exciting for two boys. We had booked for 5 nights and realized that this campground is more of a stopover point or a place for two nights. We asked to get our money back and leave a couple days early. That was not permitted as they are running a "business". There is a lot this business could do to improve. The sites are $48, 58 or 68 dollars depending on the "ocean view" - they are charging resort prices for absolutely no amenities. I know they are promoting "family" camping, and while I don't expect my boys to be too highly stimulated, if they are charging that price, they should be offering something for it. The lawns aren't cut, the sights are small, potholes. They don't give you any information for families to do in the area, not many kids at all there, not a lot around, no pool, etc. It is just very hokey. On a rainy night, they started kicking everyone out of the garage/rec hall at 9:00- it would have been good customer service for the many tenters there to offer a dry area during the downpour. If you do go - don't book - just go - they had at least 50 empty sites on a Saturday night in mid-July and the rest of the week, many, many sites. Don't make the mistake we did and book for a block - believe me, if you want to stay there will be a site available! We left a day early and lost our money, but the boys were much happier at Lake Pemaquid down the road.