The Mid-Coast Region Travel Guide
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Fodor's Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire
Lighthouses dot the headlands of Maine's Mid-Coast region, where thousands of miles of coastline wait to be explored. Defined by chiseled peninsulas stretching south from U.S. 1, this area has everything from the sandy beaches and sandbars of Popham Beach to the jutting cliffs of Monhegan Island. If you are intent on hooking a trophy-size fish or catching a glimpse of a whale, there are plenty of cruises available. If you want to explore deserted beaches and secluded coves, kayaks are your best bet. Put in at the Harpswells, or on the Cushing and Saint George peninsulas, or simply paddle among the lobster boats and other vessels that ply the waters here.
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- Farnsworth Art Museum
- Maine Maritime Museum
- Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory Tower/Fort Knox Historic Site
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