Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 62

Greater Limestone Camping: the art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet. -Unknown But camping doesn’t have to be like that! Not if you go to Trafton Lake in Limestone where there are hot showers and flush toilets and many more amenities to make your camping experience a pleasant one. Trafton Lake, an 85-acre recreation area, is located just three miles from downtown Limestone. It is an ideal location if you and your family want to have a summer Sunday picnic, hold a family reunion, or even a class reunion. The area is equipped with covered picnic shelters, a children’s playground, a basketball court, and restrooms. Trafton Lake is also ideal for reconnecting with nature. There are 3 miles of well-groomed wooden nature trails for you & your family to enjoy by either walking or mountain biking (motorized vehicles are prohibited!). During the fall season, when the foliage is a multitude of colors and the Canadian geese stop to rest on the lake, Trafton Lake is truly a beautiful sight! You will also find a sandy beach and a boat launch at Trafton, for you to launch your boat and go for a ride and enjoy the view of lush rolling hills - or simply troll and fish, whichever your preference. Trafton Lake also boasts a beautiful campground, which opens 1 week before Memorial Day in May and closes 2 weeks after Labor Day in September. There are 24 full-service RV sites, all within view of the lake, along with several tent sites. Trafton Lake offers a bathhouse, washer & dryer, and dump station. There is even a private island wilderness campsite, if you really want to an experience camping! For reservations, please contact the Limestone Parks & Recreational Department (207)325-4025 or rec@limestonemaine.org. And we hope you have a wonderful summer enjoying the beauty of Trafton Lake! Submitted by Grace O’Neal, on behalf of the Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce 60 Our Communities