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Casco Bay

Address: Portland, ME
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Ranked #10 of 79 Activities in Portland
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Kayaking, Running
Owner description: Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Kayaking, Running
Owner description: Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

check out the tour options for brief or long rides to islands. easy parking nearby. the tourist info center on Commercial St has all the info. Smell the salt air!

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Portland, Maine
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381 reviews 381 reviews
49 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

So thankful that beautiful Casco Bay is in my backyard. As a child, I spent 3 weeks every summer enjoying the wonders of Casco Bay, never thinking I would be lucky enough to live here. So much to offer...from the mainland to the many islands...from the ferries to the beaches. Great tours of the bay by land and sea...Many to... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Don't miss this part of New England, it is so beautiful. Lot's of places near to eat and millions of trees to see.

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Hammond, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great place for food, and quaint shops. You can take a sightseeing cruise, really nice. I took the lighthouse tour and loved it!

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New York City, New York
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354 reviews 354 reviews
255 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Scenic Drive from Portland Headlight up to Freeport, the time of the year that the fall colors were stunning and just right, visited this area last Labor day, again, worth a visit.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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147 reviews 147 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful views... Sunrise and sunset... Worth a visit .. You won't be disappointed.... Fall foliage is a great time to visit

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Topsham, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You can take a ferry around the islands or one of the many tours that leave from the Portland docks, schooners, sightseeing, etc. The quality of the water, the air and the rugged beauty of the islands make this a Maine experience.

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Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was an enjoyable drive over the Casco Bay Bridge. The small community was quaint, the beach hard to access.

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Cornish Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've been there hundreds of times, it's a beautiful bay, never a bad moment. Whether it's just sitting by the water, or actually traveling on a ferry boat, it has character, charm, beauty, and majesty.

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Pfafftown, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took the Ferry to Peats Island and even though it was very chilly we enjoyed the quick trip - the cinnamon roles at the café are worth the trip. Rent a golf cart and tour the island.

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