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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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The Casco Bay is vibrant and has so many things to offer

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Akron Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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457 reviews 457 reviews
70 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
257 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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