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Best Base Locations For A Night Or Two

Succasunna, NJ
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Best Base Locations For A Night Or Two

Hi...

We plan on visiting Bar Harbor later next month and wondering if you can suggest two good base locations about halfway up the coast...........one on the way up and one on the way back down. We were thinking Boothbay and Camben but we're open to suggestions. We were planning on spending two nights in each town and exploring from there.

Thank you for your help.

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1. Re: Best Base Locations For A Night Or Two

Halfway up the coast from where?

Assuming you are talking Boston -

If you are not taking the highway all the way to Bar Harbor then both Boothbay is a good mid point. You can base yourself in Boothbay harbor and explore Wiscasset, Newcastle & Pemaquid point.

Although, Camden/Rockport/Rockland area is equivalent to Boothbay, it is not exactly a midpoint for your drive. It is just ~80 miles south of Acadia.

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2. Re: Best Base Locations For A Night Or Two

Sorry......I'll be driving up from NJ....by the coast I meant as I enter Maine.

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I guess my suggestion is still valid!

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4. Re: Best Base Locations For A Night Or Two

Instead of Camden, you could spend two nights on the way home in the Portland area. Perhaps at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth. From there you could see Portland itself and do day trips to the towns of York, Kennebunkport, and Ogunquit.

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Thank you for your suggestion. We've been to the southern coast of Maine on many occasions. Been to Boothbay once but that was 20 years ago. This year we wanted to experience midcoast north, which is why we're a little undecided on where to stay.

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Best mid coast towns are easily Camden and Rockport.

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We went from Boston to Bar Harbor then further north into Canada in May 2012,on the way up we had a couple of days in Camden, and the way back ended up staying at Boothbay Harbor for a few nights.....must say that both of these towns were sensational and one of the highlights of our 3 week trip of Maine/Nova Scotia areas.....highly recommend both towns, and hope to return in the future ourselves.- Missy Australia

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