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Help: which cities/towns to visit driving from Boston to Acadia

Aug 29th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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Help: which cities/towns to visit driving from Boston to Acadia

My boyfriend and I are driving from Boston to Bar Harbor this coming Saturday. This is going to be our first time visiting Maine.

Since it is a 250 mile drive, we thought we might as well take the day and visit some cities/towns on the way.

Any suggestions as which places we should stop by on the way? Thanks a lot.
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Aug 29th, 2004, 09:12 AM
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Since it's labor day weekend, any detours onto Route 1 will probably mean heavy HEAVY traffic. You might want to scoot up to Acadia and then plan do all your stops on the way home....unless of course you are heading back to Boston right away on Labor Day Monday.
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Aug 29th, 2004, 10:16 AM
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I agree with tracys2cents. That trip is going to take longer than you expect. Maybe a short stop at LLBean in Freeport.
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Aug 29th, 2004, 11:32 AM
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At any rate, do a Fodor's search on any of these towns and you'll get an idea of what they have to offer. Kittery and Freeport are for outlet shopping only (and LLBean) in my opinion, no other real reason to stop.

Belfast
Lincolnville
Camden/Rockport
Boothbay Harbor
Kennebunkport
Ogunquit

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Aug 29th, 2004, 12:30 PM
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Harbor tour in Portland, Boothbay Harbor is worth the detour, Lincolnville has a restaurant right on the water where you can have a lobster sitting at a picnic table on the beach.

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Aug 29th, 2004, 12:37 PM
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Portsmouth is a great small city on the ocean with nice shops, views and restaurants
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Aug 29th, 2004, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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