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Savoy Mountain Motorcycle Camping

Savoy Mountain State Forest is located in Western Massachusetts along the Hoosac Mountain Range. There are many hiking trails in the area which include Flat Rock Hill and Spruce Hill most all trails ascendĀ up over 2500 feet up.
I like to get away at least once a year and either load up my motorcycle or truck with the essentials and do some hiking and exploring. I love the quiet nature and just sitting in front of a campfire for hours on end. My family has been camping since before I was born and we have been in a tent most of that time. Now that I have the RV I still get that one trip out and set up the tent. Savoy Mountain is one of my favorite spots to camp in Massachusetts. I like to stay in state parks as much as possible, they are a little quieter and always less money than the more commercial privately owned campgrounds, but we do stay at our share of privately owned RV parks now that we have the motorhome.

Fort Popham

Fort Popham in Phippsburg Maine sits at the mouth of the Kennebec River. It is an old Civil War-era fort used for coastal defense. Fort Popham was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1969 and today is a must see stop while in the Phippsburg area.
We stopped in and explored the fort while we were camping in Phippsburg at the Hermit Island Campground. Walking around the fort is fun, but for some fantastic views head up to the top and you can see for miles out over Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It was overcast and a little misty when we went, but still a lot of fun.
Check out my post on Casco Bay and the Phippsburg area.

Casco Bay Maine

Casco Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean and covers a large area from Phippsburg, Bath, South Portland and many more. The Bay has a history of the War of 1812, World War I and II.

There are some abandoned military fortifications in the area one of them being Fort Popham and served as an anchorage for the US Navy in the War of 1812.

The have been a few different counts, but history and the United States Coastal Pilot list between 130 and up to just over 200 small islands in the bay area. They were once known as the Calendar Islands for the myth that there were 365 of them out there.

These days people travel to the Caso Bay area for great sailing and sunsets. We went for some camping and exploring the local area. See my post on Fort Popham here.

We stayed at Hermit Island Campground and some of the photos below were taken along the coast there in the campground area.