Driving Directions to Kill Kare Kamp
131 Windward Lane, Sedgwick *, Maine 04676
(207) 359-8377 – Kill Kare Kamp
(207) 359-2559 – Chinook – Larson family carriage house apartment
There are answering machines at both locations.
* Kill Kare is located in the Sedgwick zip code but you will not see or follow signs for Sedgwick per se. We are off of Route 15 on Walker Pond at the base of Caterpillar Hill. You can Google directions, but having driven to Maine for many years, the following are the most direct routes. Please note that 131 Windward Lane is Kill Kare’s physical address. The mailing address is 112 Windward Lane.
From Boston: Driving time approximately 6 hours
Take Rte. 495 North towards New England
Continue on Rte. 95 North through New Hampshire (about 20 miles)
Follow signs to Maine and cross bridge at Kittery (It is roughly 200 miles from Kittery to Kill Kare.)
From Kittery, Maine you have three choices:
1. Follow Route 1 North all the way to Bucksport. (About 25 miles from Bucksport to Kill Kare).
This is a scenic and more interesting route. However, there will be more tourist traffic and it will take longer. There is only a two-lane road most of the way. There are opportunities to get back onto the Interstate if you want to travel faster than tourist traffic allows. For information on coastal towns along Route 1, click here.
(See directions below from Bucksport.)
2. Take the Maine Turnpike all the way to Bangor (50 miles from Bangor to Kill Kare). This will be a longer, less direct route, but it will be all major highway to Bangor. (About 50 miles from Bangor to Kill Kare).
(See directions below from Bangor.)
3. Take Maine Turnpike to Augusta. (100 miles from beginning of turnpike to Augusta and roughly 100 miles from Augusta to Kill Kare). This is the most direct route but will be on two lane roads from Augusta to Kill Kare.
From Augusta take Route 3 East to Belfast. From Belfast take Route 1 North to Bucksport – this will be a left hand turn off of Route 3. You will cross two bridges (one very large, new and impressive one – the Penobscot Narrows Bridge – and one much smaller) and turn right onto Route 15 South after you cross the smaller bridge.
(Follow directions below from Bucksport.)
Directions from Bucksport:
You will follow Route 15 South all the way to our driveway (about 25 miles). There will be some turns so keep your eyes peeled for signs for Route 15 South. About four miles south of Bucksport, Route 15 South will turn to the right (there is a sign for Blue Hill and Stonington). There is also a Shell gas station at the intersection. Blue Hill will be about 13 miles from Bucksport. (If you should miss this turn, you will end up in Ellsworth which is no big deal, but it takes you out of your way. From Ellsworth, follow Route 172 South to Blue Hill, pick up Route 15 South from Blue Hill to Kill Kare.)
As you enter Blue Hill (definitely worth some time to explore here – great restaurants, book stores, galleries and shops) you will come down a hill to a stop sign and a gas station on your right. Take a right and drive through the village. Blue Hill is eight miles from Kill Kare.
Route 15 South will take one more turn to the left at a T- junction (about four miles outside of Blue Hill). You will follow that past the Sedgwick Elementary School on your right (about 3 miles from our driveway). You will cross the intersection of Route 175 on your right (about .9 miles from our driveway), you will pass Sedgwick Storage, the Sedgwick town line and Acadian Oaks (now you are about .2 miles from our driveway). Look on your right for a white mailbox that reads “Larson/Kill Kare Kamp” and the street sign “Four Winds Lane”. There are reflectors on the post of the mailbox to make it easier to see at night.
Follow Four Winds Lane down a dirt road for about 1/3 mile to a white fence on your left. (For Camp Four Winds alumnae – this is where the barn and farmhouse stood. They are no longer there – sad, but true – so don’t be alarmed.) Here you will find a sign pointing you in the direction of Windward Lane and Kill Kare.
Bear right onto Windward Lane and follow that road all the way down to the parking lot at Kill Kare Kamp. On the way you will pass a 3-car carriage house on your left – that is Chinook, our family’s apartment. Keep going – you’re almost there! Park in the parking lot and follow the short footpath to Kill Kare. Welcome!
Directions from Bangor:
From the interstate, follow signs for Route 15 South to Bucksport (Exit 182A). Refer to “Directions from Bucksport” from here. Since you are already on Route 15, there will be no turns until you reach the one to the right towards Blue Hill and Stonington – about four miles outside of Bucksport by the gas station (mentioned above).
Directions from Bangor International Airport:
The easiest and most direct route is to exit out of the airport via the long entrance road into the airport. At the light, take a right onto Route 222 which will become Union Street. Follow Union Street over Interstate 95, down a hill and across the bridge at the Penobscot River. Keep right because at the end of the bridge you will turn right onto South Main Street (you are now in the town of Brewer) which becomes Route 15 South. Route 15 will take you into Bucksport. From here, refer to “Directions from Bucksport”. (Since you are already on Route 15, there will be no turns until you are about four miles out of Bucksport. You’ll turn right towards Blue Hill and Stonington at the gas station).
If you have the time and it’s a nice day, pass our driveway and follow the road just up the hill to Caterpillar Hill. There is a turn off on the right and a magnificent view of our freshwater lake – Walker Pond – in the foreground and the salt waters of the Eggemoggin Reach and Penobscot Bay further on. The mountains in the background are the Camden Hills in Camden which is about 75 miles away. This will give you a good orientation and a wonderful introduction to our lovely area.
You can turn around at Caterpillar Hill and return, taking a left into our driveway marked “Four Winds Lane.”
There are several shopping Meccas on the route north once you have crossed the bridge into Maine:
Exit 3 off of I-95 North, marked Kittery/Coastal Route 1 North. Outlets are 1/2 mile beyond on Route 1 North
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM Friday and Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM. Open everyday except Christmas and Easter!
A most wonderful bakery just beyond the Kittery Outlets on Route 1 as you are headed north towards Stonewall Kitchen (mentioned below). It will be on the right hand side. Call ahead for your favorite bread. When you visit, you can sample all the breads that they bake. I recommend the orange, toasted walnut and cranberry loaf. It makes great toast, French toast and sandwiches. Although, you won’t go wrong with any of them – there are 28 different kinds of classic and artisanal loaves as well as jams, oils and vinegars and gifts. The breads, which are all natural with no added fats or preservatives, freeze well, too.
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria: Just adjacent to the store. Recently opened, When Pigs Fly Wood-Fired Pizzeria (http://www.sendbread.com/pizza.php) is a 160-seat restaurant located in Kittery, Maine, featuring a large selection of wood-fired pizzas, appetizer plates, craft beers and draft wines.
207-438-7036, 11;30 AM – 9 PM Sunday -Thursday, 11:30 AM – 10 PM Friday and Saturday.
Purveyors of delicious jams, condiments, dressings, marinades, oils, gourmet crackers, Barefoot Contessa mixes, lovely gifts for the kitchen and home.
Customer Service: (800) 826-1752
York, Maine – take Exit 7 off of I-95. From the south, bear right off the ramp and follow straight to the lights. Stonewall Kitchen is directly in front of the traffic lights. Or, if you are traveling from the outlets in Kittery, just stay on Route 1 north and you’ll run into it.
Cafe Hours: Breakfast: Monday – Saturday: 8 AM – 10:30 AM Sunday: 9 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM Kitchen closes at 3 but deli items and sandwiches are still available in cold cases. (This is a very nice place to stop for a bite to eat.) You can download menus from their website: click on “Our Café – York, ME” on the left.
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8 AM – 7 PM Sunday – 9 AM – 6 PM
From Stonewall Kitchen, it is an easy entrance back onto the Maine Turnpike/ Route 95 North.
Open 24 hours: (207) 373-2700
Driving directions from the South:
Take I-95 to Maine Turnpike, Exit 52. Follow signs to I-295 North and take Exit 17, 20 or 22 for Freeport. All of these exits lead to US Route One that is the main street through Freeport.
Visit the website: www.freeportusa.com where there is much more information on shopping, overnight accommodations and restaurants.
When Pigs Fly Bakery – 21 Main Street, Freeport, Maine 04032, 207-865-6006 – see above regarding the Kittery store.
Have a Safe and Enjoyable trip!