Fall Meet September 4-7, 2020
With the current meet in Delaware winding down, Kristan and I want to let everybody know that we will be hosting the fall 2020 meet in Bangor, Maine. (Bangor is pronounced BANG-gore.) Maine is the largest state in the Northeast, but despite NEHOA’s 43 year history, it is the only northeastern state in which we have not held a meet. There are two sides of Maine—the picturesque rocky shoreline of coastal Maine, and the North Woods, with its mountains, rolling hills, and thousands of acres of lush forests peppered with small towns. From Bangor, both areas are accessible.
With Hurricane Dorian approaching and the deadline for the next newsletter looming, we wanted to share what we have so far. Now that the membership has approved our proposal, I will start finalizing plans this week. For now, the following information is all TENTATIVE:
We plan to stay at the Ramada Inn located just off Exit 182 in south Bangor. The hotel address is 357 Odlin Road, Bangor, ME 04401. The room rate is $119.00 (+9% lodging tax) per night. Mention Northeast Hemi Owners Association when you reserve. PLEASE bring your GPSs! We will be doing a lot of driving. Although the directions will all be VERY simple, there will be only two meet hosts (Kristy and me), and we will have only one vehicle. Friday night we will cruise to the Bangor Drive-In movies. Please be sure that you have the ability to receive FM in your vehicle, for the days of the window-hung speakers are long gone. The outdoor theater broadcasts the sound over an FM signal. Saturday will be an on-your-own day with a visit to Acadia National Park. Although it would be easy to spend several days exploring Acadia, if you wish to skip the park and continue further, Bar Harbor is a coastal town located just a few miles beyond the entrance to Acadia. There, it is possible to do several things, including enjoying a seafood meal and/or taking whale watch tour. Google things to do in the area, especially if you wish to arrive a day or two early and/or stay a day or two late.
Saturday night we will hold the banquet at the motel.
Sunday morning, after an early business meeting, we will cruise north-west to Greenville, a small town situated at the southern tip of Moosehead Lake. There, we will take a three-hour tour aboard the Katahdin, a 1914 steamboat. (Just so nobody is disappointed, I should mention that “Kate” has been diesel powered since the 1950s.) Moosehead Lake and its many islands are quite scenic! After the boat tour, I will lead anybody who is interested out Lily Bay Road to Kokadjo. Lily Bay Road winds through eighteen miles of woods along the edge of Moosehead Lake. It is the best place in the area to catch a glimpse of the elusive moose. Those who wish to return to the motel immediately after the boat tour are welcome do so.
Sunday night we will have pizza at the motel.
We hope to see you there!