If you were planning for an ordinary camping trip, you probably wouldn’t be here. These aren’t just any old RVs or vans – they are unique, just like you. They provide you with an experience, the freedom to roam wherever your heart takes you, and without any fancy buttons or complications. They bring you closer to adventure, the adventure that you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll find it here.
Westfalia vans are finely engineered pieces of art, and it’s impossible to drive down the road in one without turning heads! These classic Volkswagens are considered one of the premier, most efficient and most convenient modes of adventure traveling. There’s not an inch of wasted space in them. It’s completely outfitted for you and your friends or family to just get in and go, and it drives like a dream! While those big RVs are spending their time perfecting 37-point turns to back into a camping spot, you’ll be finding all of the hidden gems off the beaten path.
This is just a guess, but you’re looking to get away, decompress, experience nature in a comfortable and intimate way. You’re not merely a tourist; you are an adventurer. You’re looking for remote areas to bike, hike, walk, fish, raft, canoe, kayak, camp, and climb. You want to cook outside around a campfire, sharing stories with your friends and the fireflies. Being outside revitalizes you, and you want a break from the constant buzz of technology. You long for the music of the birds, the wind, the waves to sing you to sleep.
You’re sitting on the rugged Maine coast listening to the sound of the waves crashing. Maybe you are beachside on Hermit’s Island, or sitting on a campsite bluff looking over Cobscook Bay watching the twenty foot tides rush over the rocks. You might have stopped at Acadia National Park, where miles of carriage road boast unlimited biking options overlooking coastal vistas. Maybe you’re headed to Lubec to see the famous Campobella Island or the East Quoddy Lighthouse.
You’ve gone into the North Woods out of Millinocket into Baxter State Park for a day hike up Mt. Katahdin, the highest peak on the East Coast and the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Maybe you even started your climb in the early morning hours, so you can pour a cup of coffee from your thermos at the summit as the sun hits the country for the first time that day. You were lucky enough to see a moose, some deer quietly eating, or hear a loon’s call from the nearby lake. Maybe this is your child’s first camping trip, and you see them experience the raw beauty of the woods for the first time. They make up their own games by the shore of a pond, or with seashells that they find on the beach near your campsite. You bring your family kayaking at Lily Bay State Park, or on Moosehead Lake – the largest lake in Maine.
You travel further west over to Rangeley, Mooselookmeguntic, Richardson Lake, and the New Hampshire border. You hike to a remote pond where you fish quietly for brook trout and salmon. Maybe you cross across the state line and go to Mt. Washington, or see people spring skiing at Tuckerman’s Ravine.
You head down Route 201 to The Forks, where the rivers are begging you to join them for a day of rafting.
In New England, your dreams need not be limited and you have 1500 miles of opportunities ahead of you. You can go wherever you please, or you could find one sweet spot to camp out for a whole week. Whichever adventure you choose, your van will be there alongside you. These Westfalias have a sweet character of their own, and they take an experience from ordinary to extraordinary. We are proud to share these vans with you, and we’re sure that they are honored to join you on your journey.
If you are interested in hiring a guide, or if you would like any specific recommendations, please check out our resources page or contact us directly. We know many guides for fly fishing, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and much more, and we would love to help out!