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America's First Mile

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raptor86 wrote a review Oct 2020
Camden, Maine248 contributions43 helpful votes
Traveler? If you like to see interesting sites in your travels, this is one to see. The start of US Route 1 from the Canadian border in Maine as it meanders the eastern seaboard to Key West, FLA! From this spot you can see into Canada while wondering how warm and sunny it is on the beaches of Key West! The spot allows your mind to wander up and down the east coast of the USA!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Douglas M wrote a review Oct 2020
Mount Vernon, Maine470 contributions91 helpful votes
Although we were here three years ago, we knew a re-visit was a must. The presentation of Rt. 1’s first mile is excellent.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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David B wrote a review Apr 2020
Lake Worth, Florida49 contributions16 helpful votes
I have to be upfront. I love obscure geographic and unique destinations that a lot of people may not be interested in. Given that, I loved this place. Living in Florida I have been to Key West several times to see the start (end?) of US-1 so I thought it only appropriate to see the other side. I was not disappointed. We were there in March and there was a lot of snow around. This was a treat for me as I don’t get to see snow very often. This would make an excellent road trip in the fall to see the leaves change or in the winter for snowmobiling. The area was not to crowded when I was there and the people were very friendly. This is a hidden gem that more people should visit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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spome03 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangor, Maine456 contributions89 helpful votes
Being former residents of the Overseas Highway-Marathon it was great to see the northernmost point celebrated as the First Mile. Nothing spectacular but certainly worth a photo when in the area.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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MockSwede wrote a review Aug 2019
Brewer, Maine150 contributions28 helpful votes
We set this as our 'Up North' trip to get to Mile ZERO for US Rt. 1. Great 'Back Woods' drive up ME Rt. 11 to get here. Lots to remember that we'd studied in middle schools in Maine History with this area of Maine/Canada. Fort Kent has major celebrations in this their anniversary year. We did cross into Canada at this border station and enjoyed the drive down to Edmundston, knowing we'd find more hotel/motel options there. Do not let folks think that this is the last mile of Rt 1, like Key West. Theirs is the 'Last Mile' because this route stopped down in MIAMI in 1926. By LATER EXTENSION of Rt. 1, after The Keys lost their railway connection to the mainland due to hurricane, in 1938. The "Overseas Highway" was built out parallel to the train tracks bridging and has quite an "Every Saturday Garage Sale" all along US Rt. 1 from Key Largo to Key West, which does slow you down on your travels on that day! We love the Keys and have been to their "Last Mile". Visit BOTH ends!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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