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Coastal Highway U.S. 1

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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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Lovely Drive

A nice, unhurried chance to see small towns in Maine between Freeport and Bar Harbor. Bath Iron Works, Boothbay Harbor, Cabbage Island Clambake and Red's Eats are special things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful store but does not offer many options for plus sized shoppers. I was disappointed. I expected to find plus sized versions of the choices found for smaller women. Won't be back.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A nice, unhurried chance to see small towns in Maine between Freeport and Bar Harbor. Bath Iron Works, Boothbay Harbor, Cabbage Island Clambake and Red's Eats are special things to consider along the way.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Amazing coastal drive. Incredible views. Sometimes difficult to get to places as the drive can be long because of the coast inlets.

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Punta Arenas, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Worthy of a slower pace. Wonderful little New England towns, beautiful coastal vistas, charming gift & art stops. Seafood all along!

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have driven on RT1 for hours from Kittery up past Bar Harbor a few times. There are some incredible views, some of them you need to venture off RT1 for, but they're well worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wanted to see the New England coast and was not disappointed. Still made good time but was still able to see a lot of the coast with short ventures off the highway.

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is what you came to Maine for. Slow down and enjoy. Lots of great scenic views. Lots of little shops to check out, if you're so inclined.

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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Drove down U.S.1 to take a break from the traffic. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants along the way.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Get off the freeway and divert a few short miles to the coastal route. Beside saving the inane tolls every 200 yards, you will be embraced by the most delightful and nostalgic little towns. Must see the giant chocolate moose, the lighthouses, and even the presidential estate in Kennybunkport. Even Portland is impressive.

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Landisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great scenery and lots of places and shops to stop and explore. Spent an afternoon or a weekend exploring this great scenic highway.

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Address: Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport

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