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Address: Portland, ME
Activities: Kayaking, Running
Description: Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and...
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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simply gorgeous

It was sunny and warm the day we walked by the Casco Bay. Families were out picnicking in the area it was so nice. We got great pictures to take home with us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Greenville, SC
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Greenville, SC
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was sunny and warm the day we walked by the Casco Bay. Families were out picnicking in the area it was so nice. We got great pictures to take home with us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful bay, water seems cleaner as I could see the bottom close to shore not filled with usual muck. Saw schools of fish, tons of birds and ?dophins ?whales in distant could see something come up for air- pretty cool

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Bangor, Maine
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112 reviews 112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Truly amazing day on the Casco Bay! The sun shining across a picturesque view of the Bay, the boats and just the beautiful tranquility that it offers.

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Akron Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We love Commercial St in the old port area. Great restaurants and pubs. A lot of interesting shops. Water taxis and the mail boats.

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Readington, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took a quick weekend in Portland and it is a lovely little city. The Casco Bay ferry is a really cool way to see the islands in the bay. Mainers have a distinct sense of humor -- loved it! There are different ferries you can take but what I love is that they run year round, even when we... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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506 reviews 506 reviews
78 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 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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Hammond, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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390 reviews 390 reviews
266 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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