I really want to visit all 50 states and I've always wanted to go to Boston so this could be the perfect opportunity and I never would have thought of it on my own. This is why we all love you so much!!!
I was nervous about telling my husband about this because I thought he'd think I was nuts but I told him about it last night and his response was "Wow, that sounds really fun!" Such a good sign!
Hope to see you next July!
How hot is it in Maine in July? And are there bugs?
I'm guessing I came into this way to late to suggest a fall get together..... Bad me.
Sorry for hijacking the thread!
I'm not laughing at you...really! Oh, my, where do I begin? The black fly is sometimes referred to as our other state bird. Seriously, though, by that time black fly season is usually over but we do have mosquitoes, deer flies, horse flies, caterpillars, crickets, grasshoppers, lady bugs, dragon flies, ticks (mostly a problem only if you're in the woods), bees, wasps, spiders, ants, etc. etc. so mostly just your garden variety bugs. Nothing poisonous that I know of, although you can get a nasty reaction from some of the bites, i.e. swelling and itching. It will probably be too late for lightning bugs as they're primarily around in June.
Snakes are primarily the garter snake variety. There are loons (I'm referring to the avian variety, although probably a fair share of human ones as well ) on Pushaw Lake and there was a nesting pair of eagles although I'm not sure if they were there this summer as I didn't get to do any kayaking. Lots of wild turkeys in the area and probably wouldn't be completely uncharacteristic to spot a deer as well.
July is usually our hottest month and temps can get into the 90s and occasionally hit 100 along with high humidity but 80s that time of year would be more the norm. Nights cools down but are still warm enough that you wouldn't need heavy sleeping bags.
It would be awesome if you could make it, Shasta!
Don't let the talk of bugs and heat get you down. My wife is bad with heat and the mosquitos seem to seek her out too. But she has done well on trips to Maine, Vermont, and camping in 90-degree weather. Just get some mosquito repellent with DEET in it, that worked well for her. And I'm guessing the heat won't be so bad, don't you know the further North you go, the cooler it is? I'm guessing the 80's will be the highest it gets and it can get nice and cool at night.