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Address: Boothbay Harbor, ME
Description: One of the nation's earliest settlement sites.

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Really cool day trip

A tiny little island off the coast of Boothbay Harbor. The protected horseshoe harbor has courtesy tenders and moorings. There is and old Coast Guard lifesaving station and small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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New Harbor, Maine
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New Harbor, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A tiny little island off the coast of Boothbay Harbor. The protected horseshoe harbor has courtesy tenders and moorings. There is and old Coast Guard lifesaving station and small museum. This is one of the oldest settlements of the new world, Well worth the trip to walk around the trails on a nice sunny summer day.

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Drive down to Pemaquid Point and visit the lighthouse. Come back to Damariscotta for a bite to eat and shopping. Artsy feel to the town,

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not only is it one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been to....my family roots run deep there. My grandfather was raised on the island many moons ago. It's historic and breathtaking.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What the Maine coast is all about. Beautiful things to see, and what a view of the coast and ocean. We try to include this into our stops when we visit Maine.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This island is best approached by your own boat. The inner cove has moorings where you can meet your friends for a tie-up or you can come by yourself to explore the island. It is a special place, uninhabited except by a privileged few who are committed to maintaining the pristine nature of the the island. Most of us who... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you want a nice relaxing afternoon , head to this island, anchor your boat, have a picnic, don't bring your dogs,

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Gardiner, Maine
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Not far from Boothbay Harbor or South Bristol, this island is only accessible by boat. You will pass a Coast Guard station to enter the cove. Bring some walking shoes and explore the island's many hiking trails, some with sweeping ocean vistas. There is a small museum and a salt pond.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The secluded harbor is just spectacular. Nice dock for unloading. Keep hour boat I. One if the floats. There are several easy and beautiful hikes.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Boothbay Region Land Trust has worked hard to preserve the history of this island. Our small Boston Whaler got us here. Be sure to have navigation charts as there are lots of rocky hazards surrounding the island. You can moor (or dock temporarily) in the snug harbor. There are walking trails and a fashionable outhouse for visitors. Turns out... More 

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Bowdoinham, Maine
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Only accessible by water, this island has a trail with historical markers. The cove fills up quickly so get there early!

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