Date of Stay: September, 2010
Normandy Farms is HUGE with an endless range of activities and amusements. It's a wonderland for children. We camped here over Labor Day weekend and they pack them in to capacity. We've been here twice over a holiday, and I would recommend you book far enough in advance so you don't go into a safari field. Although there is a curfew for kids and quiet hours, I did not see that it was administered, which made it tough for those with small children who needed to sleep. The rest rooms are the nicest and cleanest I've ever seen at a campground. Although the place was packed, there usually was no wait for the showers which are free. They should be because this place is expensive. It cost me $3 to do a load of laundry and $2 to dry it. The camp store has whatever you need, at a price. You're better off going down the street a couple of miles to the grocery store. But they have a cute gift shop. We didn't use the pools, but there are a couple of cool playgrounds for kids. There are so many things to do, you'll never get bored, unless you just stay in your camper and watch TV. I do have a problem with the fact that they only let you have a campfire after 6:00 at night and the fire rings are small. But the place is very dog friendly and gives you free baggies to pick up after your pets. I didn't come across anyone ignoring that rule. I like this place and have a lot of fun while I'm here, but if it's peace and quiet you're after, move on.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
My family and I love this place and have been here twice for a week. It is a true "Downeast" Maine experience for us and the vistas are spectacular. It not real conducive to big rigs, but most manage. I did see one Class A almost take down a tree but they finally got in. There are no pull throughs and the waterfront sites don't have sewer. The bathrooms are clean and showers cost a quarter, but that was definitely enough. The only thing you can buy at the office is ice or fire wood, otherwise you have to drive into town and it's a few miles away. They will get lobsters for you at a reasonable price and cook them for you for $4. If you drive a couple miles down to the fish market they cook them for free. This is a quiet place with no planned activities, but fishing off the dock is great. Star gazing at night can be amazing. The area has lots of interesting things to do for day trips, but what is touted as a beach at the campground really isn't much of a beach experience if that's what you want. This is Maine. The caretakers here were very nice. I'm always sad to leave here and have every intention of returning.