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Old 03-18-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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The family will be going to a hockey tournament, the Lobsterfest, in Saco, in July. Can you give me some ideas on things to do with the family while we are there. Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Family entertainment at Old Orchard Beach.....a honky tonk board walk resort area popular with families. and a beautiful sandy beach.... Kayaking on the Scarborough marsh, Portland is about a half hours drive up the coast.....Drive down to Wells to go to The Maine Diner....worth the trip for really good diner food.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Go to Mulligan's in Biddeford to eat - every entree on the menu is under $5 and its a very family oriented/pub-style (if that's possible lol) environment. There's bowling and Cinemagic on route 1 in Saco - then there's always the beach. Beyond that I couldn't really tell ya - I've lived in Saco for a year and there aint much here man lol...
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Don't limit yourself to Saco/Biddeford. Saco is in the middle of the tourist area that runs from Ogunquit to beyond Freeport. There are museums, theaters, farmers markets, charter boats, amusement and water parks, shopping, sea coast towns...state parks...great restaurants in Portland.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Check out Ogunquit - Billy's Chowder House is the best - right on Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. How long will you be in Maine?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Thanks for the suggestions! We will be there 3-4 days for the tourney.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Ithink you will enjoy your time in Maine. Enjoy!! Also another great place to eat - perhaps on your way to your destination or on your way home is Robert's on Rt. 1 in Kittery. We were there a week ago for the first time and found it first rate. Great seafood but other selections too. Kittery on Rt #1 has lots of outlet stores.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Family entertainment at Old Orchard Beach.....a honky tonk board walk resort area popular with families. and a beautiful sandy beach.... Kayaking on the Scarborough marsh, Portland is about a half hours drive up the coast.....Drive down to Wells to go to The Maine Diner....worth the trip for really good diner food.
I had a good lobster roll at Foster's Clam Bake in York Harbor once.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Go to Mulligan's in Biddeford to eat - every entree on the menu is under $5 and its a very family oriented/pub-style (if that's possible lol) environment. There's bowling and Cinemagic on route 1 in Saco - then there's always the beach. Beyond that I couldn't really tell ya - I've lived in Saco for a year and there aint much here man lol...
Um, yes there is. Besides what everyone has mentioned, there are Windjammer and Whale Watching cruises, Portland has a good kids' museum and the Portland Museum of Art, and the CRYPTOZOOLOGY MUSEUM (that's a one of a kind experience, just believe it).

There are tours of the Biddeford mill, including a spooky haunted tour. The Green Train Station is pretty interesting if you're into eco-structures, and the Motorland Antique Car place at the mill is super-fun for old car fans.

Farther up the road in Freeport, LL Bean is open 24 hrs. and they have these Walk-On Adventures that are like $25. We've done kayaking and archery, and we really loved the kayaking on Casco Bay.

There's tons of stuff to do here. If you're bored, it's on you.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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funtown/splashtown- it use to be the largest waterpark in maine-not sure if it is still, but great for kids

old orchard beach is always a good bet- one of the best beaches in maine-with an amusement park
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