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Maine vacation ideas

Parkersburg, WV
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Maine vacation ideas

I am looking for some Maine vacation ideas after we leave Bar Harbor. We are going to be in Bar Harbor the first week of August. After we leave there, we don't really have an itenerary or any place in particular where we want to go. We will have about four or five days after we leave Bar Harbor before we have to start heading back home. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Maine vacation ideas

A bit more information would be helpful. Will you be driving by car and heading back to West Virginia, or traveling some other way? Just to know to make suggestions...

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2. Re: Maine vacation ideas

More details would probably be a good idea!!! We will be driving. Our plans are to stop in the Freeport area for a day or two and then take Rt. 1 up to coast to Bar Harbor. After our stay in Bar Harbor, we don't have any real plans and will be driving back home after four or five days.

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3. Re: Maine vacation ideas

I would recommend a drive through the Blue Hill peninsula to Stonington because its beautiful, either on your way to BH or at some point. After BH I would say go to the mountains, Rangely, Jackman, etc for a different view of Maine. Moose, different hiking, white water rafting...

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I'd suggest that on your way from Freeport to Bar Harbor you make a stop in Camden. It's a very pretty, sailing town. It might be a nice place to stop for lunch. Just to the north of the village of Camden, you can drive the auto road to the top of Mount Battie. Beautiful view of the whole ocean coast from up there.

After Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, you could drive a bit further north and east to see the rest of the rocky coast of Maine. The towns of Machias, Eastport, and Lubec are up there. Tourism hasn't really found those areas yet. There are forests and blueberry fields and some hiking trails. Lubec would be the place easiest to find lodging. From Lubec you can cross the short international bridge to Campobello Island where the Roosevelt summer cottage and grounds are open to tour. Remember to bring your passport, because Campobello is in Canada.

Another thing you might consider doing is traveling to New Hampshire. After leaving Bar Harbor, you could travel inland to Bangor and then west on Route 2 to New Hampshire. The White Mountains are gorgeous. You could stay two or three nights in the Jackson or North Conway area and see all that this area has to over from the Flume Gorge to the Kancamagus Highway.

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