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Damariscove Island

Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Type: Islands
Description: One of the nation's earliest settlement sites.
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

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 MA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Bailey Island ME
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Take a boat and walk an unspoiled, historic island. many of the Casco Bay lobster fishermen have their roots there.

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Rockland, Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

An offshore island used by the first European fishermen to dry their catch, an early settlement that barely echoes today, and a barren landscape with a great view of the bays it divides, and the shore behind.

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