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Old 07-17-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Your favorite place in Maine...

If you had say... a weeks spare time to push into Maine from Vermont... where's the one place you'd absolutely go and why?
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The ride from Burlington to Bangor on Rt 2 is pretty. Once in Bangor you can head east to Mount Desert Island/ Acadia National Park. My favorite part of the state is the Belfast/Camden/Rockland/Thomaston coastal area. Lots to do along Penobscot Bay coast.
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In leaving Maine, I will be headed for Boston next. So coming in from Westfield Vermont, into Maine, back out and to Boston. It appears by looking at a map anyway, that cruising the coast on the way should be in order?
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Oh one more thing, this will be in mid September to mid October
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Oh one more thing, this will be in mid September to mid October
You should see some spectacular foliage at that time of year.
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Camden Me
Full of classic schooners, this charming village is considered the "tall ship capital of Maine," and is admired for its scenic beauty. Enjoy the warm summer sunshine and refreshing sea breezes as you relax on a park bench and watch beautiful ships sail into the harbor. You may stroll along Camden’s streets, which are lined with shops and art galleries. Bring your camera to capture sweeping ocean vistas, placid coastlines, and panoramic views of Camden, Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands from atop Mount Battie.
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It's a very pretty state as long as you're out before winter. Spent 25 years there and really can't think of a favorite place, it's all good. Going up for the month of August to spend time with the grandkids.
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Acadia National Park, take the buckboard ride, beautiful.
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I advise against taking the coastal route south. Way too much traffic and lights. Better to take Rt 17 from Rockland west toward Augusta and just get on I95 south. Depending on what you like an evening in the Old Port area of Portland is always fun and it makes for an easy drive to Boston the next day.

Late September to mid October is starting to get cool
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The ride from Burlington to Bangor on Rt 2 is pretty. Once in Bangor you can head east to Mount Desert Island/ Acadia National Park. My favorite part of the state is the Belfast/Camden/Rockland/Thomaston coastal area. Lots to do along Penobscot Bay coast.
We have spent the last two weeks up in waaay northern Maine (St Agatha) visiting family. Love it up there. Camden is another nice spot and Acadia. We leave Bangor in a few days and will be traveling to Burlington, VT and have been looking at RT 2. Finding your post in particular is perfect timing. Any suggestions for over night stays in Burlington?
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I like Boothbay. It's a quaint coastal town with lots to do. Maine Botanical Gardens, Railroad auto museum. Great restaurants and you are close to Bath and it's shipyards, and naval museum.
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Mid September to mid October many, if not most, campgrounds are closed for the season!
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We always enjoy a day or so in Portland. Plenty of good restaurants, shops and bars (if you are into that sort of thing like we are).

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The months you selected are very good. The bulk of the heavy tourist traffic will be gone. Extreme southern Maine on the coast is not the real Maine. Get north of Freeport (LL Bean's Headquarters and flagship stores). I'd start in Boothbay and work north to Eastport. Study the map. Routes will require you to backtrack as there are no single easy routes to hug the coast. Get a copy of the Maine Campground directory (excellent publication). Call (207)-782-5874 Maine Campground Owner's Association and they will mail you the guide. Call ahead to be sure that a campground is open. Cell phone service is poor if you venture inland into the Northwoods Wilderness. Northern Maine has more moose than people, and moose do not need cell phone service.
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