Inspiring – or Just Plain Fun – Stories for Maine Family Vacations

Baxter Bear and Moses MooseMaine is a great place to be a kid, even if it’s just for a long weekend.  There are ponds and pools to swim in, loons to spot, moose to watch for, kayaks to paddle, rivers to raft, trails to hike, ATVs and snowmobiles to ride…the list goes on and on.  There are also great books to read, good for a laugh, a gasp and fun for the entire family. 

Here is a great list of books set in Maine and often written by Maine writers that will amuse and inspire youngsters of all ages on Maine family vacations.

Some of our favorites include:

  • Andre by Lew Dietz, the story of the world’s most famous seal. 
  • Baxter Bear and Moses Moose by Evariste Bernier  about a bear who collects hats and a moose with cold feet.
  • Counting Our Way to Maine by Maggie Smith the perfect book for a roadtrip to Maine
  • Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler and Joseph Egon is the classic an unforgettable story of a boy’s survival after becoming lost in the Maine woods.  Based on a true story – with a happy ending!

There are a lot of great Maine stories out there, and we would love to hear about them. Which is your favorite?
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