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Old 09-16-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Trying to find things to do /see north of Freeport up to (and 30 miles past) Belfast. All suggestions and recommendations are appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Try Camden. Search the threads--lots of info on Camden....thirty miles past Belfast on the coast would put you halfway between Bucksport and Ellsworth. You could visit Fort Knox across the Penobscot River from Bucksport, go up in the Observatory, get an ice cream on Main Street, walk along the riverfront path... Buy some apples during apple season on Rt. 46 between Bucksport and East Holden.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Thank you. I am completely unfamiliar with the area and this is helpful
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Come on up to Bangor. If you are a fan of Stephen King you can take some pics of yourself in front of his house. We are under 30 miles from Belfast. Penobscot Theater may be having a production while you are here. Also depending when you are here there may be a concert on the waterfront. I think "Journey and Pat Benetar are going to be here in late Sept. You could tour the UMO campus. Also some good restaurants. One of my favorite is "Fiddlehead".

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Come on up to Bangor. If you are a fan of Stephen King you can take some pics of yourself in front of his house. We are under 30 miles from Belfast. Penobscot Theater may be having a production while you are here. Also depending when you are here there may be a concert on the waterfront. I think "Journey and Pat Benetar are going to be here in late Sept. You could tour the UMO campus. Also some good restaurants. One of my favorite is "Fiddlehead".
Don't forget the great antique shops and Mount Hope. Did I mention the beautiful old houses?
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Get a copyu of Yankee Magazine:

October 7 Portland: paws in the park fundraiser for Animal league

October 12 Boothbay harbor: Kruger Bros concert

October 19 Ogunquit A fun filled weekend of Fall themed events

October 24 Portland Harvest on the Harbor

Check out this site: Home - Maine Office of Tourism
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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This is one of my favorites (still half kid): Desert of Maine - Welcome!

Things To Do - Maine Office of Tourism

Also, Boothbay Harbor is nice (we think). Owls Head has a transportation museum. Plenty to see and do.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Kronenwetter, Wis
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One thing we always enjoyed on our visits was walking out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Rockland. Google it for info.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The links and suggestions are all very much appreciated. Thank you all!

We will be up this week, unfortunately the neat things slyfox2 wrote about will take place after we go home. We need a couple of interesting things to do between Wednesday and Friday and everything sounds great to us. We certainly will NOT be bored!

We will be touring the Owls Head museum on Saturday with a large group of antique cars -- can't wait for that!
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Rockland is a nice walkable village on the water, the Harbor Park is nice but one of the best things is Farnsworth Art Museum | Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art Stop for lunch at the old fashion Moody's Diner a few miles south of Rockland. Be prepared to stand in line for a short time. The prices and the pie's will surprise you.

In Camden, drive up to the summit of Mt Battie for an awesome view of Camden Harbor in Camden Hills State Park a couple of miles north of the village. Check out the toboggen run at the Camden Ski Bowl. The World Championship's are held here every year so in the summer the run is worth checking out. Camden Bowl is the only ski area with a view of the ocean.

Between Belfast and Bucksport take the elevator to the top of the west tower on the semi-new Waldo-Handcock Bridge.

BTW, nothing in Freeport is free :wink:

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