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Stop between Bridgeport, CT and Lake Sebago with dog

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Stop between Bridgeport, CT and Lake Sebago with dog

We're heading up to Maine at the end of August, taking the ferry from LI to Bridgeport, CT then driving to Windham where we've rented a lake house for a week. Any suggestions for a good place to stop and walk around and grab lunch on the way? We'll have our golden retriever with us so I know that limits our options. Also, any suggestions for fun things to do during the week? We have 2 kids, 8 and 11 years old.

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1. Re: Stop between Bridgeport, CT and Lake Sebago with dog

Since there have been no responses yet, I'll give it a shot with a few ideas.

A possible stopping point would be Kimball Farm in Westford, Mass. It's easy on an off I-495. I don't know their dog policy, but you do eat outside on picnic tables and they have very good ice cream.

http://www.kimballfarm.com/westford.shtml

It would leave you with about 2 hours to Windham.

Not sure if you're looking for things right in the Windham area to do or a little further afield. The main draw of the area is the lake. If you want mini golf or something there is the Seacoast fun park http://www.seacoastfunparks.com/

There is also horseback riding at Carousel Horse Farm in Casco. We've done it with my kids about the same age and they loved it, but they are girls, and girls love horses.

You are also close enough to the coast to hit spots like Portland Head light in Cape Elizabeth, Two Lights state park, Crescent Beach State park, hiking up Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, LLBean in Freeport. There are a couple drive in movie theaters in the area...one in Bridgeton and Prides Corner in Westbrook.

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2. Re: Stop between Bridgeport, CT and Lake Sebago with dog

I don't know where you are coming from on Long Island, but if you can get yourself to Orient Point to take the New London-Orient Point ferry instead of the one to Bridgeport, I'd recommend it. The drive from New London to Maine is a cinch and the section through Connecticut (I395) tends to have much less traffic than the 95/91 route from Bridgeport. The ferry trip is quite pleasant (90 minutes) and the snack bar has decent food. Make sure to make a reservation, which you can do online.

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