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Old 08-25-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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US RT 1 from the JetPort will give you the most scenic rout and the most places to stop and see things and eat!!

You will travel through Freeport past Delorme and the worlds LARGEST globe and then through Freeport Maine where the legendary LLBean is located.

Along the way to Camden Maine (I love Camden) you will travel through Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset (Reds eats on the left before going over the bridge in Wiscasset has the worlds best lobstah rolls!!

You will end up getting off of rt 1 and onto 1a in stockton springs and that should take you directly to Bangor…

If you didn’t get this in time you can always do this drive in reverse..

Microsoft streets and trips has this at 139.3 miles and 3 hours and 13 minutes

Enjoy!
I love your suggestions except if they get on 1A in Stockton Springs, they will miss Bucksport and Fort Knox. They can take 15 out of Bucksport. btw we ate at Just Barbs in Stockton Springs a few weeks ago and we do not recommend the clams and haddock there. I hear the Angler in Searsport is a better choice.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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most of maine is what you do see from the pike-trees!!
True. But off the pike, you can at least see how people live amongst the trees.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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I am amazed at all the GREAT replies/suggestions, thank you all so much, I truly appreciate it! Unfortunately, our flight was cancelled, and, with Irene headed your way, we've decided to postpone the trip for now with hopes to visit when the weather will be less eventful. I'll definitely bookmark this thread for our future trip.

When is the best time to visit when it's not so crowded but shops, restaurant, etc. are open? Maybe early to mid September before the leaf peepers arrive?

Praying all of you survive Irene with little to no damage...
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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When is the best time to visit when it's not so crowded but shops, restaurant, etc. are open? Maybe early to mid September before the leaf peepers arrive?
September is about the best time to go, most of the mass holes and new yorkers are gone so the roads are safer. You may want to consider taking US 1 to RT 15 to Bangor if you want to see the most scenery. We took I 95 from Bangor on our way home only because we had a long 23 hour drive ahead of us, but there is not much to see there.
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