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Coastal Highway U.S. 1

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

Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.

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Have to love the flagship LLBean store complex

What can I say, with a 24 hour open policy and a huge variety of goods, you can lose yourself in the LLbean shops. Hard to come out of the store without something. Love the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TherealVman
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, with a 24 hour open policy and a huge variety of goods, you can lose yourself in the LLbean shops. Hard to come out of the store without something. Love the return policy and durability of the goods from LLbean

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Miami
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106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone that goes through coastal Maine stops zin Freeport to shop. The major stores in the U.S. are located there. Lots of good restaurants and inns to stay in if you plan a weekend or two day trip

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Seabright, NS, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay in Harpswell when in Maine. US Rte 1 is a nice relaxing drive to get to the Freeport shopping and dining. We actually saw a Moose on the Highway 2 years ago during one of our commutes to town. It was actually on the pavement and ran down the road a few hundred yard before exiting stage left!... More 

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Freeport, Maine
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

From the giant LL Bean boot in the picture, to the BFI, (Big Indian) on the Yarmouth side of Town, this drive is worthwhile. There is an ever changing estuary on both sides of the highway, Day's Lobster house, the muddy Rudder restaurant on the water, the BFI, The Old world Deli, the classic car place, Cold River Vodka distillery,... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We meandered along the coast from Boston toward Bar Harbor, and enjoyed the back roads and small towns along the way. You've seen one Interstate, you've pretty much seen them all. But small, quaint communities-- god love them! I knew that we would love LL Bean; knew that we would enjoy the coastline. But the homeliness, warmth, and plain old... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I so eagerly awaited this drive, and specially over peak fall weekend, Oct. 17. It did not disappoint. I recall route 1 on the pacific, and this was equally charming, although not all of it by the water. My impala cruised out of Portland airport onto 295 to Freeport. Then onwards it was route 1 all the way, passing Brunswick,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

There is so much to see. You could easily spend several hours there. They are open 24 hrs. They sell everything you can think of. The prices are a little high, but the quality and warranty is second to none. Be sure to go to the outlets across the street they have a discount store over there where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

You need an extra pair of eyes to see all the beautiful sights the coastal road has to offer. I just love, love, loved the Big Sur! It was such a shame I only had 1 day to get through this part of the trip. At every corner you want to stop to take everything in and to admire the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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455 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

A nice break for the major turnpike. Very interesting local scenery. Calm streets with little stress. A great way to access the local attractions while avoiding the stressors of the interstate

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in NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Years ago, Freeport was essentially LLBean, it was a novelty to us as it was open 24 hours & back than that was unheard of. Now of course many stores have those hours. And Freeport has changed as well now it's a shopping mecca. Outlets all over the place, are there bargains to be had? Perhaps, depends on what you... More 

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