Desert of Maine

Yes, this is what it sounds like. A campground in Maine adjacent to a small desert. Well, according to Wikipedia it is not an actual desert but “a 40 acre tract of exposed glacial silt surrounded by a pine forest.” Wiki goes on to say that over-farming in the late 1700s, led to soil erosion and exposure of the silt dunes. Now it has become a tourist attraction, with frequent tours, a gift shop, and a museum. We did walk out onto the dunes in the evening after the tours were over, but if I’m to be honest our attraction to the place centered around its proximity to Maine Beer Co’s taproom (to be covered in my next post).

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