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Old 08-04-2019, 04:51 AM   #1
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Give me advise on traveling in Maine with big rig -55’. Any routes to avoid? I don’t enjoy 2 Kane roads with no berms.
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I’m in Maine now and my rigs total length is 65’ and have not had any issues. Avoiding 2 lane roads will severely limit what you can visit and you will only see the crowded touristy areas. You need to get east and north of Bar Harbor into the “Downeast” portion of the Maine coast to really appreciate the area. The coastal road, US 1 and 1A, is no issue for a rig your size. Harrington, Machias, Lubec, Eastport are all beautiful areas.
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Route #2 out through the western part of the state is a good route to go, especially if heading back towards N.H.- Vermont. RT #15 from Stonington (lobsters) to Greenville (Moosehead Lake) is a good journey .This also takes you onto the Blue Hill Peninsula,a beautiful area. We would heartily recommend an overnight ( or more) at Reach Knolls Oceanfront campground in Brooklin.
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I’m in Maine now and my rigs total length is 65’ and have not had any issues. Avoiding 2 lane roads will severely limit what you can visit and you will only see the crowded touristy areas. You need to get east and north of Bar Harbor into the “Downeast” portion of the Maine coast to really appreciate the area. The coastal road, US 1 and 1A, is no issue for a rig your size. Harrington, Machias, Lubec, Eastport are all beautiful areas.
I grew up in Downeast Maine and go by @Downeaster_Jeeper on Instagram

You hit the nail on the head. Acadia and southern Maine are nice but the eastern and northeast areas also have a lot to appreciate. July is blueberry time so there will be lots of good eating as well!
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Do understand the current Maine travel restrictions

https://www.mainetourism.com/travel-resources-covid-19/

14 day quarantine in place, no shopping, only contactless delivery

OR

certify a negative Covid-19 test no more than 72 hours before entering the state.
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I know a handful of places I could suggest-I grew up here and go back often.
Bar Harbor was a place we loved to go and still do. They have a lobster festival I think, in July or August. Covid 19 may have shut that down, I am not sure.

Saco Maine is another place we would frequent as kids. Old Orchard Beach. I am not sure if it is still as nice as it use to be. Sebec Lake, is secluded but gorgeous in the summer as is Moosehead Lake.

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Bar Harbor was a place we loved to go and still do. They have a lobster festival I think, in July or August. Covid 19 may have shut that down, I am not sure.
The 2020 Maine Lobster fest was cancelled a month or so ago. It's in Rockland, not Bar Harbor. We have been (in 2009) and it's okay, but we went on "locals day" during the week when admission was free. We wouldn't pay to get in (especially given the food pricing was tourist-level even on a non-tourist day).
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