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Casco Bay

Portland, ME
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Ranked #5 of 64 Attractions in Portland
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, Running
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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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Portland, Maine
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266 reviews 266 reviews
26 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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345 reviews 345 reviews
246 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The view from the park abutting the bay is gorgeous; the people are lovely and everything is used big time. There are a bunch of islands so one can paddle all day, stopping at will for beauty. Power boaters and the ferries are a bit of a problem if you paddle as they set up wave action and sometimes don't... More

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