Memorial Day Weekend Outings

"You have the brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."  Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go

The holiday weekend is just around the corner, have you decided where to go?  We have a few ideas for you just minutes from Portland!

Hermit Island

Needless to say we love this place and have confirmed that they have plenty of spaces available over the Memorial Day Weekend. Just 65 minutes from Portland, it feels like a world away. The mostly undisturbed island has wildlife, quiet trails, and hidden beach areas to explore and enjoy. The weekend also features pre-summer pricing on their sites ($43/night).


Wolfe's Neck Oceanfront Camping

Situated on over 600 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine, Wolfe’s Neck Center uses its setting to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and where it comes from. Encompassing a demonstration farm, award-winning oceanfront campground, wooded trails, and historic buildings, our vibrant campus serves as a unique hub for education and exploration. This is a great place to take the kids...just in case you need to sneak back home! They have 11 sites still available for the holiday weekend.


Bradbury Mountain State Park

Bradbury Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, or enjoying a picnic under a canopy of trees. Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn, the park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bring your bikes, this park has some terrific trails for all abilities!

camping in a vanagon
J Sandifer
Introducing Lupine!

Lupine is a 1988 Westfalia all original van with only ~66K miles, 4-speed standard shift, all mechanicals have been replaced/restored and has the original (rebuilt) Vanagon engine. This is how Vanagons are meant to be!


Fly into Portland, ME and I will pick you up in Lupine, take this amazing van for a week and I'll drop you right back at the Jetport! Need travel ideas - just ask, we have a whole summer full!


Actual photo to come shortly, just finishing her up!

J Sandifer
Introducing Goldie!

Goldie is a 1985Volkswagen Westfalia

This van goes! It is outfitted with a Foreign Auto and Supply (FAS - Harpswell, ME) brand new Golf/Jetta engine with an extra 40 HP. I took this van out a couple of times last summer with the kids and felt very solid driving around Maine.


Goldie likes long drives on the coast and camp ground hopping around Maine.

J Sandifer
join us on our new Instagram

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We will be introducing the different vans there, sharing what our tours are going to be all about and chronicling our clients experiences in our amazing vans!

Do you enjoy wandering around in your Vanagon? Tag your post with #wandervwstories to be featured on the feed.

J Sandifer
Introducing Lilee

Lilee is a 1990 Westfalia that loves to get up and go. Lilee is a sweet, well behaved Vanagon with AC, standard 4 speed shift, fully restored and painted, new from factory Golf/Jetta engine with 40 additional HP, added 3-point seat belts in rear for child safety.

I drove her up to Common Ground Fair last year and camped for the weekend. Lilee did great on the highway, but definitely enjoyed the classic country roads around Unity better. She received compliments everywhere I went and was a great sleeping experience. Common Ground is September 21-23 this fall, sign up to take Lilee on an adventure that includes the fair!

Fan favorite for her ease to drive and classic look! She's a manual, so be ready to be tested on that!

J Sandifer
our vans love weddings!
Images made by  Emily Delamater

Images made by Emily Delamater

We would love to have our vans be part of your wedding experience!

Bring your friends together for your wedding and then hit the road for an amazing road trip that everyone will be talking about for years! We can suggest places to visit and even help with logistics. 

Reach out with any questions or ideas on how WanderVW can be part of your big day!


J Sandifer