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Need ideas for last two nights of trip

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Need ideas for last two nights of trip

My husband and I are planning a Maine trip for early Sept. We are leaving Central NY and heading to Freeport for a Sunday night at Casco Bay Inn. From there, we head to Bar Harbor Motel for 4 nights to visit Acadia National Park and the area. Any suggestions for where to go for the next two nights(Fri & Sat)? We'd like to head back in the direction of home to make our final drive shorter.

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1. Re: Need ideas for last two nights of trip

We thoroughly enjoyed our venture to Greenville and Moosehead Lake. Much cooler weather and a dramatic change in environment.. The drive was easy although west of where you are heading. The roads were not crowded but beautiful to explore. I've posted several times about the Blair Hill Inn and felt it to be the highlight of our 18 day trip. Worth taking a look.

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Old Orchard Beach is a good stop. Early off season, so the souvenirs are on sale, the beach has a low population, and lot less crowds. OOB is a beach that is reminiscent of the 1930's.

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3. Re: Need ideas for last two nights of trip

A couple of possibilites to check out --- both giving you a head-start on your way home ---

1. Friday night in Camden-Rockport and Saturday night in Ogunquit, with time to explore some of the coastal areas in between.... or

2. Friday night in Portland with a chance to visit The Old Port area, see Portland Head Light lighthouse, etc and Saturday night in Portsmouth NH after checking out Maine's southern coast on your drive south that day....

Love the Greenville area, but adding that to your itinerary from Bar Harbor would mean you'd be adding 120 miles (at least) to your trip -- most of it in the "wrong" direction if you're trying to get a head start headed south....

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4. Re: Need ideas for last two nights of trip

Thanks for all of your suggestions. We have decided to follow the old family rule of never coming home the same way we go...So, we are going to spend the last two nights in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We can't wait to make the trip!

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5. Re: Need ideas for last two nights of trip

"The Whites" should give you a good contrast to the coastal geography of Acadia -- good choice.... Have a good trip...

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