Kippewa is a classic lakeside woodland camp with one of Maine's rare natural sand beaches. Originally built as a sporting camp for adults in 1917, it has been greatly expanded, yet the historic character is lovingly preserved. Kippewa is on the shore of Lake Cobbosseecontee, the largest in the region, but still sparsely traveled: ten miles long, over a mile-and-a-half wide, with forty-four islands and fifty-two miles of shoreline. Many of Kippewa's towering pines are three-hundred years old. The cabins are maintained like fine antiques, combining the modern comforts of hot-water bathrooms, glass windows, and electricity with an historic ambiance. Kippewa is in South Central Maine, the north-easternmost state of the United States, in the same time zone as New York City but further north. This is lake country, within an hour or two's drive of the Atlantic Ocean and the southern parts of the Great North Woods wilderness. Measured by driving time from cities with airports served, Kippewa is three hours north of Boston, Massachusetts; an hour-and-a-quarter north of Portland, Maine; and twenty minutes south of Augusta, Maine.