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Address: Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.

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Classic Americana!

The great American Road Trip starts here! Extending from the Canadian border, passing through the Downeast, Midcoast, Greater Portland, and Beaches areas of Maine, US-1 provides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Virginia
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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The great American Road Trip starts here! Extending from the Canadian border, passing through the Downeast, Midcoast, Greater Portland, and Beaches areas of Maine, US-1 provides the North-South version or "Route 66". With spectacular coastal vistas, small-town Americana, primeval forests and loads of charm, there is a little bit of everything along the Maine coastal highway. You can stop at... More 

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Forestville, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can't be in a hurry to take this route (that's what the Interstate is for), but the views, the little towns, the lobster shacks all make it worth it. Different from the West Coast's Highway 1, but still a treat.

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Bountiful, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very nice travelway in good repair. Don't be in a hurry if you want to enjoy the Maine coastline or the Fall foliage colors.

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Pawtucket
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Much of this highway is breathtaking in October. The colors, the cool crisp air, the friendly people...are all reasons to venture out into Maine. The whole experience makes you thankful to God that such a place exists.

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Lacey, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Dreove US1 from Freeport to Bar Harbor on a beautiful autumn day. The colors, the homes, the churches, the towns were all we imagined they would be. So beautiful. Take your time to stop at antique shops, walk the streets os some towns, hit a lobster pound.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
49 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You get the best out of this drive by stopping along the way to take in views or soak up local charm. Don't take it if you're in a hurry. Lovely in the fall, especially in the sunshine.

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Abilene, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Loved driving up US 1 all the way from outside Boston to Acadia National Park. Extremely scenic and easy to follow, although curvy roads and quite a few small towns.

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Felton, California
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512 reviews 512 reviews
247 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We travelled a good portion of US 1 on our New England trip. there are lot of interesting stops and shops all along the way. It goes thru some nice towns that deserve some of your time. Not so good if you are in a hurry. Can be slow at times.

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Austin, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On our first trip to New England, and Maine, we loved every mile of Coastal Hwy. 1. We did not mind the slower m.p.h. pace... would definitely take this again , and stop at places we did not get to see in a week's trip; We travelled to Bar Harbor, but it was the Journey to get there -- Hwy.... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

With some long days planned ahead, we decided to take a short scenic visit to Camden, ME from Freeport, ME via US Route 1. We saw some great fall foliage and we also saw some beautiful homes, and what we thought was classic Maine homes. What we did find out is that Maine code means that people can't knock down... More 

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