Wild Acadia

This dumping water bucket is one of Wild Acadia Camping Resort’s new features. ISLANDER PHOTO BY MALACHY FLYNN

Wild Acadia Camping Resort in Trenton, Maine, reopened July 1 with some new attractions and an all-new campground after being closed for renovations last summer, according to the Mount Desert Islander.

The resort was closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and co-owner James Allen decided to use the closure as an opportunity to plan renovations. The following summer, because the resort would not see normal vacation traffic due to COVID, Allen decided to keep the resort closed and began building the additions to the fun park and campground.

“Closed in 2020 for COVID, we used that time to start planning and engineering this investment,” Allen said. “A little more than a year ago we decided we would build this out and not open because it wasn’t going to be a normal season.”

While closed, the resort added a new campground for guests to stay in and made several additions and improvements to their existing fun park.

The biggest renovation was the construction of a campground in the woods behind the fun park. The new campground has 90 campsites, with about two-thirds of the sites having full hookups for campers and the remainder being tent sites.

The full-hookup campsites, which have power and water, come in smaller spots for pop-up campers and trailers, as well as a section of pull-through sites for larger RVs.

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