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Old 12-13-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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I second the vote for the Pemaquid area, Damarriscotta region, Wiscasset, Newcastle.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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Thank you Backtone, It sound so beautiful and I will make sure to find some time for a day trip to Pemaquid... You guys are very helpful !!!
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I second the vote for the Pemaquid area, Damarriscotta region, Wiscasset, Newcastle.
I third that vote! The Mid-Coast is one of the quaintest, most tranquil, and prettiest areas in Maine.

Wiscasset is called "The prettiest village in Maine", and has lots of historic houses and the like. There's a famous seafood shack called "Red's Eats" which is known for its lobster rolls... but the line can be wicked long at lunchtime, as we say.

Damariscotta is a lovely little harbour town, with lots of great little shops and a couple of small restaurants. Definitely worth a stop! From there, you can drive to Pemaquid Point, which has a nice lighthouse and some really awesome rock formations along the coast.

People might say that Camden is "too touristy," but it's definitely worth a stop. There's a road leading up to the top of Mount Battie in Camden Hills Park just north of town, which gives you an *amazing* view of Camden and Penobscot Bay. Highly recommended.
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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thanks everybody for the great info !!!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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Pine Point , the beach next to Old Orchard Beach, is lovely also, as is Ferry Beach and Higgens Beach and Crescent Beach State Park ( in Cape Elizabeth).
Those are all in the greater Portland area.

Midcoast area, Reid State Park in Georgetown and Popham Beach in Phippsburg are also amazingly gorgeous!

Roque Bluff State Park is also lovelyand not as crowded- north of Ellsworth, I believe.

So many bautiful places to enjoy- plan on several years to see them all, annchantal!
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Yarmouth, Maine
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Default My votes: Winter Harbor, Machais

There's the other part of Acadia that not a whole lot of tourists venture to - the Schoodic section, near Winter Harbor. Then there's a great state park in Machais - I think it's "Roque Bluffs" (with beautiful pink granite outcroppings).

Ok, I'm sort of biased, since my family has a camp on Flander's Pond in Sullivan (a "stones-throw" within Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, and other destinations in Hancock and Washington County).
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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There's the other part of Acadia that not a whole lot of tourists venture to - the Schoodic section, near Winter Harbor. ).
Then there's that last little bit of Acadia that even fewer people go to- Isle au Haut.. but you have to take a ferry out of the town of Stonington on Deer Isle to get there.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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...I think it's "Roque Bluffs" (with beautiful pink granite outcroppings)....
shhhh....zoe, don't tell , we're hoping nobody else finds it--or Jasper's, or Bold Coast...and don't mention all the eagles, people go nuts over eagles.... lol....

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Old 12-14-2007, 06:16 AM
 
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shhhh....zoe, don't tell , we're hoping nobody else finds it--or Jasper's, or Bold Coast...and don't mention all the ealges, people go nuts over eagles.... lol....
Shhhh indeed! We don't want the crowds that plague Acadia like a storm of locusts to invade the real Downeast Maine.

Eagles? Never seen one. Nope there are no eagles or whales or seals or moose, well there are those fake animatronic moose, in Downeast Maine.

Alan
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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yes! there are so few I can't even spell it!
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