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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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Take the scenic route

If you are travelling between Freeport and Kittery you should really take the extra time to drive the coastal route on one of those trips. Beautiful homes, great coastal scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you are travelling between Freeport and Kittery you should really take the extra time to drive the coastal route on one of those trips. Beautiful homes, great coastal scenery, historical sights, and some lighthouses to explore. There is so much to see that you can't appreciate from the I95. Well worth a trip. There's more to a great trip... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There is a lot to see here. Lots of little towns, clam shacks, and fishing piers that have generally been kept up pretty well.

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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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52 helpful votes 52 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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