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Old 07-20-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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Is it always cold year round, or just this year?
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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I thought Acadia was beautiful for sure, but we didn't spend as much time there as we would have liked to, so I can't speak too much of it. But it was certainly a beautiful place and very scenic. It was pretty damn cold, too.
Nep you did A TON of driving and activity in just 4 days. Downeast is my favorite area. Blueberry Land is great. You can hike a different trail every day for the rest of your life up there..
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Southern New England
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Sounds like you had a great trip, good for you.

Glad you posted back to tell us about it.

LilyMae
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I thought Acadia was beautiful for sure, but we didn't spend as much time there as we would have liked to, so I can't speak too much of it. But it was certainly a beautiful place and very scenic. It was pretty damn cold, too.
Thanks nep. I kinda hope the weather remains cold until I get there next week. It will be a wonderful break from this hot humid Florida summer weather! Glad you had a great trip!
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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If I owned Maine and Hell, I'd rent out Maine and live in Hell
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Maine
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If I owned Maine and Hell, I'd rent out Maine and live in Hell
what the.... are you lost? Looking for a different forum?
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:48 AM
 
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what the.... are you lost? Looking for a different forum?
I lived there for 3 years. COL was very high. Summer happened onTuesday the years I lived there. Yuk
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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I thought Acadia was beautiful for sure, but we didn't spend as much time there as we would have liked to, so I can't speak too much of it. But it was certainly a beautiful place and very scenic. It was pretty damn cold, too.
Glade you had a good time ,I would have taken more time to enjoy Katahdin .Sounds like you guys were racing up there. How did you come down(trail)?
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I noticed that Maine has the highest median age of any state in the entire nation, with a median age of about 43 years old. I am 33 and live in Connecticut. I have visited Maine and think is a beautiful place and have even dreamed of living there. But why is the population skewed older than any state in the nation? Is it because young people don't like it? Is it brain drain? Or what? I don't get it. Maine is the cheapest New England state to live in, and is affordable in general. Is the job market just difficult? What are the reasons why the state doesn't have many young people?

Are there young enclaves throughout the state? Maybe Portland or something?

Next week I am planning a 2-3 day trip to Maine. I will be driving up by myself (if weather permits). I have been to the Portland area already, five years ago and loved it, but that was just the tip of the state. I want to explore much more of the coast all the way up through that Down East area or whatever it's called. I want to see Acadia National Park and Baxter National Park. I won't do any hiking though because I'm scared of moose, caribou and bears. Then I want to go allllllll the way up to Caribou and all the way to the end of U.S. 1. The whole area looks stunning just by looking on Google Maps. I think I will fall in love with it, since I'm a nature lover.

But anyway, how come the state lags far behind with young people? It kind of concerns me. I am currently unemployed and looking for an accounting job here in the Hartford, CT area, but may expand my search to the entire state of CT or heck, even all of New England soon (including ME), depending on how things go in the coming weeks. I'm sure ME would be an extreme culture shock though for someone from CT.
So what is your take away from your brief visit?
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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So what is your take away from your brief visit?
I think it's a wonderful, scenic state. If I were to live there, however, it would probably be one of the metro areas only, such as Portland. The rest of the state feels too isolated and cell phone reception is nonexistent in many parts.
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