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134 Harbor Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA
"Fisherman's Catch is a little, kitschy spot on the marsh, off the beaten track on the way to Wells Harbor, Maine," says Clark Frasier, Chef of Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, and of M.C. Spiedo in Boston. "Lobsters are pulled out of the...
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12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
Chances are that when you think of a lighthouse, the image that pops into your head is the iconic Portland Head Light. The tapered white tower on the end of a rocky cape buffeted by crashing waves? Yup, that’s the one. The adjacent...
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
I'm usually skeptical when visiting restaurants right along the main drag of a rather touristy street. Thus is the location of Portland Lobster Co., smack in the middle of Commercial Street in downtown Portland. However, my skepticism was brushed...
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South Portland, ME, USA
After having just visited the Portland Head Lighthouse, I was on a mission to find a good lobster roll. I think I must have sifted through pages of reviews on yelp, but I finally settled on a small truck in the Fort Williams Park. What can I say,...
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Portland, ME, USA
Whether you go for the traditional lobster roll or not, Portland, Maine is a little city with plenty of delicious food to offer. One of our favorites is J's Oyster House. J’s Oyster House is situated right on the water. The building looks like its...
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9 Thurston Rd, Bernard, ME 04612, USA
Bar Harbor is home to quite a variety of places to consume lobster. However, none of them are quite as authentic and delicious as Thurston's Lobster Pound on the "quiet side" of the island. It's a bit of a drive from Bar Harbor, but the food is...
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Maine, USA
Spent a day on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island, Maine this summer en route to a friend's wedding. The jaunt included a mild hike around the Ship Harbor Nature Trail, part of Acadia National Park. I saw this schooner behind the trees...
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Old Port, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Portland, Maine is one of the oldest cities in the United States and the Old Port is where it shows. The waterfront in the Old Port continues to be a working waterfront with ferries, fishing boats, and lobster boats coming and going daily. This...
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Camden, ME, USA
Start the day with the Farnsworth Art Museum and then hike the state park to take in gorgeous panoramic views of the mountains meeting the sea. After window-shopping in the fishing village, take a drive to the classic 1920's Moody's Diner. Whether...
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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Local is the operative word in the Portland, Maine food scene. Ask a waiter what Atlantic Day-Boat halibut is exactly, and he'll spin a story about the local captain who pulls in with the day's catch. At the height of summer, it seems that every...
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Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA
We often refer to this trip as our “doomed trip to Maine” because if anything could have gone wrong, it did. However, now, we think our “doom” was quite delicious, and, in the end, one of our most memorable trips. As teachers, we decided to spend...
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Dexter, ME 04930, USA
Before a summer sunrise, Lake Wassookeag, Maine. People who live around here say that in the winter and spring, you can hear the lake freeze and thaw. No chance of that on a mid-summer morning, but what a thought--the sound, creaking and groaning,...
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354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
Hidden Pond re-creates Maine cottage living, infused with its own quirky, Instagram-worthy take on luxury. The enclave of 14 colorful one-bedroom and two-bedroom clapboard cottages is spread over 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, a...
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40 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
From the pastry chef’s freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies for the turn down service, to the signature blue and white weather card I received indicating that the next morning was going to be “38 degrees, with a slight chance of showers,” I knew...
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Schooner Head, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Every travel guide you read suggests you take in a sunrise on top of Cadillac during a trip to Acadia, and while it is beautiful, there are other, less crowded places to get a wonderful morning view. Drive down Schooner Head Road and hike down the...
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280 Belfast Rd, Camden, ME 04843, USA
Most people who go to Camden Hills drive right up Mount Battie, which is a nice drive with a great view of the harbor. But the park has so much else to explore. The Ocean View Trail is a particularly excellent choice. It is fairly strenuous, but...
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Peaks Island, Portland, ME 04108, USA
You really can't experience Portland without experiencing the islands of Casco Bay. The bay is everything to the city. It drives the fishing industry, the tourism industry, and most of the local fun. A ferry service leaving off Commercial Street...
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Otter Cove, Maine, USA
Hike down Otter Cove, some of the best rock climbing in the Eastern United States (and some trails that can be hiked up and down carefully without gear) to get great views of the Gulf of Maine. Nearby Monument Cove also offers some incredible...
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15 Peabody Dr, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662, USA
The Asticou Inn and its adjacent azalea garden are exceptional spots to stop on Mount Desert Island. The inn itself is one of the nicest lodging options on the island just outside of the prestigious village of Northeast Harbor, close to everything...
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5 Main St, Blue Hill, ME 04614, USA
Take a day trip from Mount Desert Island to the significantly less traveled portion of the national park, Isle au Haut, which can only be reached via mail boat from Stonington. While you are there, stop at Black Dinah Chocolatier to pick up some...
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Sand Beach, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Sand Beach is the only sandy beach on Mount Desert Island, which makes it really busy during the day. The best time to escape the crowds is during a moonlight night. When the beach will be mostly empty (other than the occasional ranger program)....
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Sargeant Point Rd, Mt Desert, ME 04660, USA
Finding a spot to get a great sunset on MDI can be challenging, but this little park at the end of Sargeant Point Road overlooking Sommes Sound is the perfect spot (which is why the locals never let it sneak into the travel guides). With one...
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10 Dana St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Having been to Corniglia Italy, one of the five "Cinque Terre" seaside towns along the Ligurian Sea, it was pleasant surprise to find a restaurant in downtown Portland that offered up truly delicious Italian food, reminiscent of some of the most...
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Mt Katahdin, Northeast Piscataquis, ME 04462, USA
There is little to say about Katahdin. It is far from easy to get to the top (about a 5 mile hike each way with an elevation change in excess of 4,000 feet), but the views are stunning. It's the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail for a...
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Jewell Island, Portland, ME 04019, USA
You can't fully appreciate coastal Maine without getting on a boat and exploring the islands. Sure, the beaches are great. Downtown Portland is great. But until you've gotten out onto the islands there is an entire world you're missing out on. Of...
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40 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Silly's is one of the most unique restaurants in the world. It is hard to describe exactly what makes it different, it's just silly. In the summer make sure to get out and enjoy the beautiful back patio. Silly's has managed to fit more options on...
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
Whether it is sunny or foggy, the scenic Shore Path in Bar Harbor is a must walk. Starting at Agamont Park near the town docks, the 170-year old path meanders along rocky granite outcroppings for 1/2 mile (1 mile round trip). The path skirts the...
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Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME, USA
Cape Porpoise is quite the charming small village in the Town of Kennebunkport. The harbor is a safe haven for the many lobster boats & dingy's that call this place their home & office. The islands can be a great escape for camping or exploration....
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12 Purple Heart Hwy, Brooks, ME 04921, USA
When I asked for the story of Ralph's Cafe, I got a laugh line that, while well practiced, smacks a whole lot of the truth. “We bought it,” said Mike, the steadfast man doing everything but cooking, “because then we wouldn't have to look for jobs....
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132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, ME 04537, USA
As a garden and park enthusiast I was totally in awe of the "sights, scents and sounds" that make up the 248 acres of the Gardens, a paradise along Maine's beautiful coast.
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1986 Western Rd, Warren, ME 04864, USA
I have lived in Mid-Coast Maine for quite a while now, and I saw the hand painted signs for Beth's Farm Market for easily several years before I finally went there to see for myself what they might have in store. I can't believe I waited so long!...
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240 N Broadway #129, Portland, OR 97227, USA
When traveling, I love to spend Saturday morning at the farmers market. There's no better way to meet the locals and get to know the town culture. What produce do they love? What coffee do they sip? What's the overall mood? One of the best...
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Goose Rocks Beach, Maine 04046, USA
A great find in Southern Maine, a beautiful five mile beach with spectacular views and long stretches of white sand. No place can compare to the beauty that this beach embraces that families have come to summer for many generations. A perfect day...
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Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
"Are we there yet?" Yes. From Florida up to the Canadian border in northern Maine--you can't go any further than this.
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Ogunquit, ME, USA
Moody Beach is a private beach in the town of Wells, Maine. Located next to the quant downtown of Ogunquit, Maine there is plenty to do including various options of casual dining to five star restaurants. The Ogunquit playhouse is also atop...
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141 Port Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA
A favorite place of mine to stay in the Kennebunks is the renovated Inn at English Meadows. Proprietors Liz and Eric Brodar remodeled the historic building with an eye for enhancing the traditional architecture juxtaposed with clean lines, a soft...
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Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, USA
We call them DART (Disappearing America Road Trip) and the whole point is to find the things that are disappearing before you can no longer find them at all. Here an eight lane alley with the counter service for burgers and grilled cheese still...
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2 Elm St, Damariscotta, ME 04543, USA
Whether you enjoy your Pemaquid oysters practically at the very source of the oyster itself, at King Eider's at the oyster bar upstairs (a great pub and restaurant in small but vibrant Damariscotta, Maine) or one of the other fine eating...
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77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
A great place to soak in some local cultural with watching the lobsterman & fisherman working. Catching a glimpse at the many boat in Caper Porpoise Harbor and near nearby islands. It's a great place to hangout for the afternoon & to take in the...
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40 Tillson Ave, Rockland, ME 04841, USA
The Stephen Taber and seven other ships operated by the Maine Windjammer Association are tall ships with history. The sloops represent North America’s largest fleet of historic schooners. This means every cruise is also a journey through time....
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New England, USA
We stayed at one of the lean-tos in the campground and I caught this photo while we were eating breakfast. This is as clear as it was all day. When we hiked the Traveler loop it was foggy and rainy.
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150 Spurwink Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074, USA
Spurwink Country Kitchen is a favorite for our visits to Maine and qulaifies for DART status as far as I am concerned. Friendly service, home made pies and great comfort food. Put the address in GPS and head on over.
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1 Battle Ave, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Castine, Maine is a quaint fishing village settled in 1613. I'd never heard of it before I spun the proverbial globe and asked a friend where I should take my next vacation. Her mother-in-law summers in Maine (as do many New Yorkers who use...
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13 Oak Hill Rd, Belfast, ME 04915, USA
With Mack Page in charge, you get a strong sense you've got a well-oiled machine. Which is just as it should be, given his stolid, green-and-red, 70-ton, 1946 diesel electric locomotive emblazoned with a moose head and 'B&ML' (Belfast and...
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Damariscotta, ME, USA
In October in Maine, it's mushroom hunting season. Eastern Europeans know what I'm talking about. Bring a bucket, or just hold your shirt out like a plate and fill 'er up, then go home and make sure none of them are poisonous (!) and enjoy! Eat...
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Camden Harbor, Camden, ME 04843, USA
Camden, Maine is a great place to visit in the summertime. 'Where the mountains meet the sea' is it's moniker, and it's very true. It's the first place on the eastern seaboard where the mountains do meet the sea, with Mount Battie being seen in...
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2 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064, USA
Many seaside communities in America have a busy pier that attract people from all over. The Pier at Old Orchard Beach is favorite pastime during the summer for many visitors. The Pier is a great place to fish off of, people watch, grab food &...
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Pemaquid Point, Bristol, ME 04554, USA
Spectacular rock formations line the coast at Pemaquid Point with a historical US lighthouse overlooking the North Atlantic. It's a great place for an adventure with a camera, picnic or rockclimbing enthusiastic. A must see lighthouse in the...
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Winter Harbor, ME, USA
With your back to the cracking of waves in thunder hole you face a magnificent set of rock cliffs with the freezing waves of the Maine waters crashing upon them.