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Hotel suggestions

Hello, my family will be driving from Pa to Mt Dessert Island, Maine over the summer. Can anyone suggest a family friendly place to stop about half way in between on the way home? We need to check out at 10 am and would like to stop somewhere both kid freindly and scenic for some pictures.

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MA
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1. Re: Hotel suggestions

Where are you driving to in PA? I assumed Philadelphia, for an example, and that brought up roughly a 10 hour drive from Mt. Desert Island. So, halfway would put you in the Boston area. So we can be more helpful re: places to stay overnight, what is your budget? Scenic coastal places for an overnight would take you off the highway. You might look at the Lexington/ Concord area which is close off Route 95, if that is how you will be driving. It is a scenic area with lots of Colonial era homes, Minuteman National Park, the Old North Bridge, lots of history. If you want coastal, 95 goes right by Portsmouth, NH, which would be a great town for an overnight with a number of budget friendly hotels on the outskirts and a lovely downtown with waterfront restaurants, shops, cobblestone streets, etc. It is about an hour north of Boston, however, so it is not exactly half way. Both areas are family friendly.

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2. Re: Hotel suggestions

Just wanted to add, if you are driving 495 to 84, then look at Sturbridge, MA, which is right off the highway and has a number of motels. It also has Old Sturbridge Village, if you could squeeze in a visit. Very family friendly, it is an outdoor 1830s historical village with costumed re-enactors.

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