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A Karen Brown Recommended Itinerary

The Byways of Coastal Maine

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Recommended Itinerary Length: 7 to 8 days

Highlights: Coast of Maine, Seaside Villages, Moosehead Lake, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, White and Green Mountains, Scenic Lighthouses, Marblehead, Rockport,  Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks, Portland, Desert of Maine, Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Monhegan Islnd, Camden Hills State Park, Penobscot Bay, Deer Isle, Stonington Harbor, Bar Harbor, Greenville

Summary: There are many wonderful itineraries in New England and none is more different from the rest than the trip up the coast of Maine with its rugged beauty and picturesque charm. In the lower portions of the coast the seaside villages are all relatively near the road, while above Portland the geology of the Ice Age created long fingers into the sea as the ice retreated and you have to travel miles down winding backcountry roads to reach the tips of some peninsulas. What makes this itinerary so special is the fact that your pace is by necessity very leisurely since the roads wind from one lovely town or harbor to the next. You couldn’t drive fast if you wanted to—and, believe me, you won’t want to.


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