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Area Resources

Maine is one of the most beautiful places in the country and, while there is no bad time to visit, summers in Maine are truly special. Whether you’re coming for a prospective tour or on camper visiting day, we look forward to welcoming you at Somerset. Looking for activity ideas? Check out visitmaine.com.

Where to Stay

Oakland The neighboring town. Less than 10 minutes away.

Pressey House - 207-465-3500

Waterville The closest large city. 6 miles east of camp.

Lockwood Hotel - 207-660-0120

Best Western - 207-873-3335

Holiday Inn Express - 207-873-2777

Fireside Inn - 207-873-3335

Hampton Inn - 207-873-0400

Belgrade Lakes 15 minutes away.

The Village Inn - 888-581-1154

Augusta The capital of Maine. 25 miles south of camp.

Best Western - 207-622-4751

Comfort Inn - 207-623-1000

Fairfield Inn - 207-623-2200

Hampton Inn - 207-622-4077

The Senator Inn & Spa - 877-772-2224

Homewood Suites - 207-480-2050

Quality Inn & Suites - 207-622-3776

Freeport Coastal town known for outlet shopping. 60 miles south of camp.

The James Place Inn - 800-964-9086

Harraseeket Inn - 800-342-6423

Brewster House - 800-865-0822

Kendall Tavern - 800-341-9572

Boothbay Harbor Beautiful coastal town. 60 miles east of camp.

Ocean Point Inn - 800-552-5554

Spruce Point Inn - 800-553-0289

Portland Maine’s largest city with airport and great dining. 75 miles south of camp.

Press Hotel - 207-808-8800 NEW

AC Hotel by Marriott - 207-808-8800 NEW

Residence Inn - 207-747-1640

Hilton Garden Inn - 207-780-0780

Courtyard by Marriott - 207-780-6000

Hyatt Place - 207-775-1000

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa - 207-774-4200

Westin Portland Harborview - 207-775-5411

Portland Harbor Hotel - 207-775-9090

Bar Harbor Popular coastal town. 110 miles east of camp.

Bar Harbor Grand Hotel - 888-766-2529

Acadia Inn - 800-638-3636

Bluenose Inn - 800-445-4077

Bar Harbor Inn - 800-248-3351

Josh’s “Where to Eat”

Smithfield

The Ice Cream Place (aka ICP) - A roadside stand just a few miles from camp. Lots of flavors and amazing shakes!

Oakland

Korner Store - Somerset’s go to place for pizza.

Ice Cream Shoppe - Opened in 2021, it’s new, big, and full of options!

Waterville

Gifford’s - For mini golf and ice cream, Gifford’s has been serving campers and families for decades.

Pad Thai Too - A bit of a hole in the wall, but the food is very tasty.

Front & Main - A brand new eatery in the very stylish Lockwood Hotel at the end of Main St. This is certainly Waterville’s fanciest dining establishment, but it’s a welcome addition and the food is very good.

Sunrise Bagel - Opened in 2021, Sunrise delivers fresh bagels to Somerset every week and there is no better bagel in the area.

Belgrade Lakes

H.J. Blake’s - Gives new meaning to the word “roadside,” but these are unquestionably the best lobster rolls around.

The Village Inn - A local instituton if you’re in the mood for something a bit more formal. They specialize in duck.

Hello Good Pie - Pastries, sandwiches, prepared food, and, you guessed it, really good pie.

Augusta

State Lunch - Kind of an odd menu, from ramen to burgers to chicken and waffles. But always good.

Cushnoc Brewing - Great pizza, salads, and more.

Portland

Central Provisions - The place for small plates and good drinks in the center of Portland’s Old Port.

Eventide - If you don’t go at the right time, you’ll likely be waiting for hours. But when you bite into their lobster roll and enjoy the amazing accompaniements to their oysters, it will have been worth it.

Fore Street - Arguably Maine’s most popular restaurant. From the wood burning stove to the amazing bread to the always changing menu, it’s perfect.

Miyake - A great option for sushi, ramen, and more.

Mr. Tuna - Top notch sushi, hand rolls and more, located inside Portland’s Public Market.

Scratch Bakery - A few miles from the center of Portland, this bakery in South Portland is worth the drive for amazing bagels, bread, and pastries.

Standard Baking - From the Fore Street family, and just underneath the restaurant, go for the breads, croissants, brownies, and fugasse.

Street & Co - Also from the Fore Street family. It’s simply prepared seafood (and only seafood) that never disappoints.

Rockport, Camden, and Rockland

18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill - A quant, intimate, and simply fantastic spot.

Long Grain - Authentic pan-Asian in the center of Camden, one of Maine’s best seaside towns.

Nina June - Run by a NYC transplant, serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine with accompanying prepared foods and specialty goods store.

Primo - For more than 20 years, one of Maine’s true gems in the heart of Rockland.

Looking for more? Check out Eater’s list of the top 18 Maine restaurants, the best Doughnut shops, and their 16 essential lobster rolls.