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Maine Leaves and Lobster HOP 2023 – Sold Out, Wait List Only

September 25 - September 30

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

This HOP was so popular in 2022 that Escapees RV Club is offering it again in 2023!

The best time to visit Maine is September, after the summer crowds have left, but before the temperatures drop. Maine landscapes are quaint and beautiful, and its coastal vista is stunning!

You can feel the crisp air in the mornings and see Mother Nature’s abundant beauty in the vibrant colors of the fall leaves. The dogwood, red oak and maples turn red and burgundy; hickory, birch and elm change to gold and yellow; witch hazel and mountain maples are reddish-orange, and the white oak and sumac are purple. As autumn leaves grace the hillsides and mountaintops, you have a painted scenery that is unmatched anywhere else in the world!

Photo courtesy of Trish LaBouff
Photo courtesy of Tina Lucas

In the evenings, you can sit outside with new and old Escapees friends and watch the vibrant colors of the sunset spread across the horizon.

Bring binoculars to study native and migratory birds, such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers and Flycatchers, to name a few.


Visit the beautiful Acadia National Park and learn about its history, geology, park wildlife, and make stops at Thunder Hole and also Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East coast.

Tour a fjord named Somes Sound, which runs deep into Mount Desert Island and is one of the main sites at Acadia National Park. The Sound nearly splits the island in two.


Photo courtesy of Tina Lucas
Photo courtesy of Tina Lucas

Hop aboard a boat and have a unique, enjoyable tour of Bar Harbor. Watch and learn about the whales, sea lions and lighthouses on a cruise tour, and be ready for possible sightings of Puffins, too.

The Escapees RV Club is offering a wide arrange of fantastic excursions for your enjoyment!


Don’t forget to bring your camera for this wonderful Fall Foliage HOP! 

Rain or Shine – HOP Package includes:

  • Camping in a beautiful country setting with full hook-ups
  • Professional guided tour of Acadia National Park
  • Boat tour of the lighthouses and of the bay
  • Boat tour and nature cruise: seal watching, bird watching and whale watching, too! 
  • Pavilion for catered meals and socials
  • Lobster bake (If you do not care for Lobster, there will be alternate food available for you.)
  • Professional motorcoach transportation
  • Professional motorcoach driver
  • Professional and entertaining local tour guide
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner*
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  • Meet and greet socials
  • Your HOP hosts
  • All gratuities

And Much More!


Rain or shine.  This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Some tours are not wheelchair accessible.  *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.

NOTE: This itinerary may still be amended without notice. We do our best to secure all activities ahead of time, but when dealing with the weather, traffic, length of tours, and our local vendors’ changes are sometimes necessary. 


Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and the balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option.

Final payment is due on July 18, 2023.

There are two ways to register and pay: online or by phone.

  •  To register online (recommended), click the button below and follow the instructions on your screen.
  • To register by phone, call Escapees HOP Registration at (936) 329-6499.
  • Or you may email us, at: registration@escapees.com
  • If you want to park near friends, please indicate that during the registration process.

Note: the HOP may sell out online before you have a chance to register via phone.

HOP confirmation email

  • Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you regarding all the pertinent information, i.e., RV Park, schedule, etc.
  • If you do not see it in your inbox, please, check your spam file, or email us at: registration@escapees.com

Travel Insurance

We highly suggest you protect your financial investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. 

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected illnesses or emergencies while on the trip. To learn more about or purchase Travel insurance, click on the Travel Guard/AIG image.

Cancellation Policy

If an attendee must cancel a HOP,     

1 Business Day from Booking:             Full Refund
More Than 90 Days to the event:         75 % Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 – 90 Days to the event:                    25% Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 Days or Less to the event:               No Refunds

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future HOPs; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during the event.
  • By purchasing a ticket for this event, you are agreeing to all of the above including the Escapees Covid Policy

COVID Policy

NOTE: The below are for U.S. Land HOPs only.

If you travel with Escapees HOPs on cruises or special adventure HOPs, we will supply the covid tour guidelines.

Escapees RV Club Covid Policy – Escapees RV Club Covid Policy

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Waiting List

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca  HOP Director 936-329-6499 escapees.com/hops For Cruise HOPs,
Escapees Travel Agency
855-757-8881 (Toll Free) or (936)329-6499
Escapees RV Club 
100 Rainbow Drive
Livingston, Texas 77351


September 25
September 30
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Lisa Koca
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Trenton, Maine
233 Bar Harbor Rd.
Trenton, ME 04605 United States
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3 Responses to “Maine Leaves and Lobster HOP 2023 – Sold Out, Wait List Only

  • Eileen Howlin
    4 months ago

    I’d like to join waiting list for the Maine HOP in September. I am not currently a member of Escapees but have been considering becoming one for a while and will be happy to do so. Thank you.

    • Escapees RV Club
      4 months ago

      One annual membership fee of $49.95 (US$59.95 in Canada and Mexico) entitles you to participation in both the Escapees and Xscapers communities, and gives you access to all of our support services, educational resources, and discount programs! Join the Escapees RV Club here – (https://member.escapees.com/members/MySKP/renewmembership.aspx), or call Call 936-327-8873 with your credit card. We will issue your SKP membership number usually by the next business day. Upon renewing your membership, you can register for events and potentially get onto the waiting lists, if they still are open.

    • Escapees RV Club
      4 months ago

      One annual membership fee of $49.95 (US$59.95 in Canada and Mexico) entitles you to participation in both the Escapees and Xscapers communities, and gives you access to all of our support services, educational resources, and discount programs! Join by phone, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you. Call 936-327-8873

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