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maine in december??? risky?

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maine in december??? risky?

I have a week of my mums timeshare to use up and samoset resort in Rockport came up.

We love crisp cold weather, and I assume the weather is same temp as UK???

Is it a silly time to go to Maine??? Will all restaurants/bars be open?? will lobsters be in season (yum)

Just want a wonder round shopping, few bars, nice seafood, swim in hotel pool and dont mind cold - am i on the right tracks???

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1. Re: maine in december??? risky?

Lots of seasonal shops will stay open until Christmas hoping to make holiday sales. So, visiting in December BEFORE Christmas is not such a bad idea. Plus, Rockland doesn't roll up the sidewalks off season. Neither does Camden. Both have vibrant year-round communities. So, while some restaurants and shops may be closed, all of them won't be.

The weather in Maine is not really the same as UK. To get an idea of what the weather might be like, check the trip planner function at Weatherunderground, see www.wunderground.com/tripplanner/index.asp

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2. Re: maine in december??? risky?

Lobsters are always available. They will be hard-shell in December; full of meat and very tasty. It's a good time of year for lobster stew, too!

Weather in December is hard to guess - some white Christmases, some lately that have been shirt-sleeve weather.

You'll definitely have shopping, a few bars, nice seafood (including the lobster) and incentive to swim in the pool and hit the hot tub! Friends of ours had a January timeshare at the Samoset, and we always enjoyed going - if there's snow, there's x-country skiing and maybe some sliding on the golf course in front of the resort.

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3. Re: maine in december??? risky?

Also in Rockland is the Farnsworth Museum, which features art related to Maine, and includes the Wyeth Center---devoted to the works of N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.

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4. Re: maine in december??? risky?

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