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Coastal Highway U.S. 1

Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Freeport
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.
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Bountiful, Utah
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11 reviews 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
49 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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463 reviews 463 reviews
228 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We started our US 1 journey at Fort Kent, ME. This town is the most northeastern town in the US. We followed US 1 through the coastal ME area...very scenic.

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Upington, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Especially in the Fall this route meanders through little towns, beautiful forests and next to rivers and lakes. Plenty of places to turn off and explore. Just do not be in a rush as this route will take more time than the highway, but defnitely comes recommended.

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