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Making the Most of Midcoast Maine

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I have been visiting Midcoast Maine as a New York escapee since I was a very wee lad. My family found an old farmhouse in a quiet dairy farm community, a perch from which we've watched as 'civilization' has crept further and further up the coast. The midcoast hasn't been immune to change, but it has certainly clung to old habits, which is one of its most enrapturing (and frustrating) qualities.
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35 Main St, Belfast, ME 04915, USA
On a hot summer day in downtown Belfast, Maine – the small, midcoast, ex-seafaring and ex-industrial city near the northern tip of Penobscot Bay – to slake a thirst or satisfy a sweet tooth, I'd head to Daves' [sic] Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and...
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40 Marshall Wharf, Belfast, ME 04915, USA
There is another beer with the city's name on it, but don't be misled; the only brewery now truly native to Belfast, Maine, is Marshall Wharf. With a rotating showcase of more than 40 varieties to its name – everything from a low-alcohol kolsch to...
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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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132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, ME 04537, USA
Since opening in 2007 with 128 acres and 3,600 feet of tidal shorefront, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has grown to a whopping 295 acres. Equal parts masterful and magical, the gardens comprise formal plantings and themed gardens, woodland...