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Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

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Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

My Partner and I are planning a driving tour we will be arriving first to Ogunquit on thursday night and plan to stay 2 nights at the Abalonia before heading up to Bar Harbor for a 3 night stay at the West Hotel then we are heading to Greenville for 1 night then to Stowe for 3 nights before heading home to NJ. The only thing we have planned is a Moose tour in Greenville in the morning before heading to Stowe.

I am looking for help in planning thing the must do's , must sees,. I would like to see a few lighthouses and am looking for a great place to stop for lunch on the way to Bar Harbor. We are interested in some easty hikes that provide some great scenery.

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1. Re: Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

From Ogunquit, take the ride south to The Nubble Lighthouse in York and check out York Beach. Perkin's Cove in Ogunquit and Dock Square in Kennebunkport are other good destinations.

Between Ogunquit and Bar Harbor, check out the Camden Harbor waterfront in downtown Camden, the Mt Battie Auto Road in Camden Hills State Park just north of town, the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory just off Rt 1 just south of Bucksport and maybe adjacent Fort Knox if you have interests in history. Lots of things to recommend in Acadia National Park -- stop in at the Park Visitor's Center just off Rt 3 as you head up the hill in Hull's Cove village -- rangers and staff there can help you get the most out of the time you have in the area.

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2. Re: Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

Since you are staying in Ogunquit for 2 nights, make sure you take the walk along the "Marginal Way" -this is an easy walk (mostly paved pathway) atop rocky cliffs with surf crashing below. There are benches along the way & it will make for some great photographs. At one end of the Marginal Way is Perkins Cove - where you'll find a couple restaurants, shops & lobster boats in the cove.

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3. Re: Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

Do you like beaches? Lots of beautiful ones in Maine.

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If you are still in Ogunquit, or on the way back, take a walk along the Marginal walk. Start at the entrance across the street from Seacastles. Walk to PerkinsCove. Eat a lobster roll and Chiwder at the Lobster Shack. Walk back. Being a camera! If time, go to Ogunquit Beach.

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6. Re: Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

Thank You all we are definitely going to walk along the Marginal Way and on the way up to Bar Harbor we are going to stop in Camden for Lunch. We are also going to check out the Nubble Lighthouse in York on our way in to Ogunquit, The Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory looks as if it will make an interesting stop as well.

We try to make it a point to visit local Breweries whenever we travel are there any interesting ones along this route ? Also when we leave Bar Harbor and head over to Greenville I was wondering if Bangor is worth a stop or should we spend more time in Bar Harbor and head to Greenville later in the day without stopping ?

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7. Re: Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

We like to visit breweries too,, for many years we'd always visit Shipyard brewery, in Portland, one of the biggest that we found, nice, informative tour, samplings, gift shop with lots, a must stop for us.

We branched out to some of the smaller ones, and still found them to be fun, unique, experiences also. The Geary brewery was interesting, because we had their beer the nite before at a Portland sea dog baseball game!!

Allagash brewery had some great samples too!!

Have a fun, safe, time ! :)

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There's not much in Bangor except Big Box stores, a mall, and a casino: Hollywood Slots. It's not a very big town. The Penobscot River runs through it. Not much of a downtown, although there is a little park on the Kenduskeag Stream. Author, Stephen King has a home on West Broadway.

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9. Re: Need Help with a First Time Trip Along the Maine Coast

For lighthouses,, we'd always stop at the Nubble, in York, it's a classic! Also iconic is the Portland Head Light, great park area there too. In Cape Elizabeth, there's Two Lights, with a nice place to get a lobster roll while you're there! Happy sightseeing! :)

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So will possibly skip Bangor is there anything to see on the way from Bar Harbor to Greenville? Is it worth getting to greenville a little earlier possibly a nice hike in the Moosehead lake region? We are staying overnight there since our Moose Tour is in the morning very early.