Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land (address and info)
Solitude seekers need look no further than Cutler Coast’s three permitted sites, they are totally worth the four- to five-mile hike. Near Fairy Head along the Coastal Trail, the camps overlook the “Bold Coast” cliffs, Grand Mahan Island, and the Bay of Fundy... so there’s that. And much, much more: 12,234 acres of blueberry barrens, woodlands, and peatlands, 10 miles of trails, 200 species of birds (so don't forget your The Big Year DVD), and the occasional seal, dolphin, or humpback visible from shore. No big deal. (Only bummer, no campfires allowed.)
Swan Island (address and info)
Swan Island, just South of Augusta, sits at the head of Merrymeeting Bay in the middle of the mighty Kennebec River. After a five-minute ferry ride, a zippy tour truck takes you to your camp nestled on pristine land that's remained mostly unchanged since 1607. What they have added since the early 17th century: 10 Adirondack shelters, one group site, drinking water, modern restrooms, and a utility/dish room. Beyond the helpful infrastructure, there’s a wildlife-viewing tower, seven miles of hiking, 4.5 miles of biking, a picnic shelter, and canoe/kayak rentals. Note: FYI, there’s another more well-known Swan Island in Blue Hill Bay -- avoid it, you want this one.