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Old 06-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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summer trip Syracuse NY to Maine

would like to take a week and travel from syr to the coast of maine. any suggestions on routes, campgrounds and things to see along the way. I'm open to any suggestions, we just want to take the kids to experience the coastal sea towns and I want some fresh seafood. DW, me, and 3 kids in the motorhome. I'd like nice campgrounds with large sites, and places to ride a bicycle around.
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Are you saying a week to travel to and from Syracuse and visit Maine? That would make a difference in my suggestions.
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would like to take a week and travel from syr to the coast of maine. any suggestions on routes, campgrounds and things to see along the way. I'm open to any suggestions, we just want to take the kids to experience the coastal sea towns and I want some fresh seafood. DW, me, and 3 kids in the motorhome. I'd like nice campgrounds with large sites, and places to ride a bicycle around.
Kenny, Not sure on your driving speeds but it is quiet a poke from Syr to Maine border. It is also about 300 miles from Kittery to Eastport. Any idea how far downeast you will be going in that week?

Be glad to help, but need a little more focus.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Our vacation is very flexible and open. we both have a week off from work and my wife wants to see what maine looks like. when I mapquested it, it looks like 600 miles directly to maine, but I'd rather go the scenic route and see what there is to see along the way. if we spend a night or two in maine thats fine. I want this to be as enjoyable getting there as much as it would be getting there and enjoying. we were just in Vermont (northfield) the last two weekends, but they were a hurry up and get there and back (310 miles per day) so this trip I want to slow down and enjoy things along the way as much as I want to see some of the sights in maine. any suggestions or must sees along the way as well as places to visit and see in maine would be helpful. this is my first summer traveling in the morohome, and I have to get readjust the way I think, I have to slow down and enjoy the places we are driving thru. I'm used to just driving from point A to point B and not stopping. I want to be able to pull over and enjoy the local flavor every 100 miles or so. thanks for all your help.
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Sounds to me that you like to travel the way I like to travel. Slowing down and exploring. Why rush?
My wife and I are planning to go to Bangor, Me. this summer at some point. We are very new at this RVing. I did checkout Passport America just this evening and there is a CG in Holden, Maine called the Red Barn. You would get a 50% discount if you were a member of PA. That particular CG is 6 miles from Bangor, a place my wife lived while her dad was in the Air Force. It is also about an hrs. drive from Bar Harbor ( AKA: Bah Hahbah ) So it seems like a place that we are going to check out. I've never been there so check it out for yourself.
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Well I would tell to be sure to hit Portsmouth NH if you want to see some ships or a sub or two. Great food too. Then you can turn north for Maine if you want a costal trip. Just across the Maine border (well 60 miles) is a trolley car museum. And up at Owl's Head Maine is a good car/plane museum.
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There are so many ways I could send you across and so many things to see and do along the way but you only have a week. I would spend that week seeing the Maine Coast. The Welcome to the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Celebrating Transportation History for over 35 Years suggestion is a good one. If my memory serves me the museum is staffed by mostly volunteers who are very proud of the beautiful cars, trucks and airplanes they have on display. The museum has it's own restoration shops on the premises. They told me when I was there to call ahead and find out when they are going to take the planes up. They fly twice monthly on Sundays I believe.

If you don't have an EZ Pass, get one. The Portsmouth and Kittery toll booths are a bear in the summer time. An EZ Pass will make it tolerable.

Maine seafood? I've found some of the best seafood in some very out of the way places. Actually, that goes for any kind of food. The best Lobster Roll I ever had was served out of a little shack in Harpswell, ME. However, for the family, I would recommend the Maine Diner on US1 in Wells, ME. Try to get there during mid afternoon to avoid the rush. There will probably be one anyway but not quite as bad. Food is great, prices are reasonable, service is excellent and the place is very well organized.

If I think of anything else I'll add it in another post. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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Went to maine last year and found a greta cg. Onwers are super friendly and would recommend it to anyone. There isn't a pool but the saturday night beach lobsetr bake is to die for. Lots to do around around the cg and the towns. Bar Harbour is about an hour drive, very busy! This cg was very relaxing!
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Searsport Maine! would go back, but a long drive for me, about 24 hours
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