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Old 10-16-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Default Coming to Scarborough for surgery in a week

I am coming to Scarborough next week to have some surgery done, and would like to know if there were any places in the Scarborough area close-by (don't want to drive around too much - will be recuperating for a while) that I could check out once I start feeling better. I'll be in Maine for a total of 9 days. Any sights or beaches in particular I should visit? A good spot to view the ocean? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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There's a great salt marsh in Scarborough and go down the road away and see Old Orchard Beach.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Calais, Maine
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try posting this in the Portland forum too, so that those familiar with the area won't miss your post Good luck with your surgery and recovery!
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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Thank you - good idea, I should post it in the Portland forum. Didn't think of that. Thanks for your well wishes!
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Where are you coming from and what type of stuf are you into?

my initial suggestions

Prout's Neck (down the Black Point Road) is pretty and offers great views of the Ocean. Dine at the Black Point Inn for dinner and some stunning views of Sunset over water with Mt. Washington, NH in the background. Yes, I said that correctly, watch the sun set over the water... the peninsula, and the Inn jut out into Saco Bay and you can see water, beach, and White Mountains of NH to the West. pretty view. The food is so/so... a bit pricey for what you get, but you can't beat the view.

Also, check out the Old Port area of Portland less than 10 min. away. It's a cute little area with nice little shops, restaurants and some galleries.

I would second seeing the marsh (it's stinky at low tide, but no less attractive). Seeing Old Orchard Beach would be nice, but it's usually really quiet this time of year (but lunch at the Strike Zone isn't a bad idea... good calzones and BIG burgers).

Freeport and L.L Bean are a popular spot, and you may want to check out what they're offering in terms of "Adventure Schools" this time of year (though that would probably depend on the recovery process you are going to go through).

The white Mountains of NH aren't too far, nor are the Mountains of Western Maine (Bethel area) if you're willing to drive a little. Bridgeton and Naples on the way are cute too (but again, quiet this time of year).

Good luck on your surgery and a speedy recovery!

**Edit** Just remembered Ft. Williams S.P. in Cape Elizabeth... Also very pretty and home to Portland Head Light House.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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In Scarborough there is Ferry Beach which you can drive and park right next to the beach. Excellent place to walk and you will find a lot of people walking their dogs there. Down the road is Higgins Beach. If you go a little north on RT 77 there is Crescent Beach and Two Lights State Parks. During off season you can park at the gate and walk down.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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You're going to miss the moon tides at Ferry Beach though you should still be able to find some sand dollars.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Thank you for the ideas. I especially like the one about going to the beach and walking, as I will need to be up and walking to help the recovery along. I looked at the map and it looks like Route 1 runs along the water. I will be staying right on Route 1 in a place called the Pride Motel. I am excited to see Maine; it sounds like a beautiful state.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Route one (in Scarborough and Saco) is a few miles away from the Ocean (unless you count the marsh which it passes right by). Roads that intersect Route 1 (like Black Point Road, Pine Point Road, and Cascade Road in Saco) are how you'll access the ocean from where you're staying.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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Take Rte 9 off of Rte 1 and head down to Pine Point.
You will find a lovely 9 mile sandy beach to walk on and collect shells on!
Nice soft sand with a cushiony feel for easy and orthopedic happy walking.

Wishing you a restful and complete recovery
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