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Old 02-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Panhandle of Florida to N. Maine ideas please

Headed to Rockland Me in July, looking for ideas on any nice to see places, great places to stop, eat or local fairs. All must see NE coast ideas are appreciated.

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Eat a Taylor ham, egg and cheese sandwich on a hard roll at a NJ diner.

See the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY and the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

Take the cog railway up Mt. Washington.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #4
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Along the Maine Coast

That distance takes in a lot of territory so I'll just focus my answer on when you cross the NH / Maine border. In Portsmouth NH - Strawberry Bank is near the water and nice collection of shops/restaurants. When you cross the bridge into Maine (route 1) and enter Kittery bear right on to route 103 and go along the coast. DW and I have gotten lobster at Captain Simeon's restaurant while looking out the window and seeing the fishermen pull up lobster traps (can't get any fresher than that ). A few old forts around the route are great to stop at. At York Harbor (pronounced "Yark Haabaa" ) you meet up with I95 (fastest), Route 1 goes thru towns or my personal favorite Route 1A (then 9) which huggs the coastline along which you will see the famous lighthouses (hooks back up with Route 1 off and on). Its all about the time you have to "smell the roses."

FYI- The shore area in NH (birthplace and hundreds of relatives there) is traffic jam city in the summer. Would avoid JMO.

Arcadia NP is great also if you have the time its just North across the bay from Rockland.

Lived in NJ for five years and returned from Disneyworld via Norfolk VA crossed the Chesapeake Bay (Route 13 - bridge than tunnel) (make sure you stop at mid point parking area and display) then into Delaware and at Lewes took ferry to Cape May NJ (crossing the Delaware Bay). Very unique route and the DW, two sons and I loved it. We used rented car - so check if RV (propane) can use tunnel.
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You can drive the the bay bridge tunnel. We did this past summer. You have to turn your tank off. Before the entrance there is a sign to pull off. They are very nice and just make sure your tank is off.
I did that trip from FL to Bar Harbor, ME.
We drove throw the smokies mts. Went to Chincoteague, up through NJ to Nigara Falls through Vt
We took 5 months and saw a lot of great places.
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I do the trip to NB north of Maine every year. I run west of NY city. Usually run 81 to Scranton PA and on to 84 east and 90 east to 495 and 95 in NH. Only Toll is the bridge one way toward east and few $ on 90 and again in ME on 95.
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Make a stop on the Outer Banks in NC one way, and the mountains on the other.
We did a 2 week trip just traveling US highway 17. Hit all the local towns the interstates bypass.
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hi Gene,

I'll be closely watching replies to your thread. It's looking for the same info as I am...see Endless Autumn posted 2/17.
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Normandy Farms RV Resort, south of Boston; handy to Boston, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket. Sunset Point Campground in Harrington, ME. It's a lovely little place, right on the Ocean, but a little remote. It's about 40 miles North (East?) of Bar Harbor. But very quiet peaceful and lovely with a great, friendly host. Extremely reasonable rates.

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