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Coastal Highway U.S. 1

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Address: Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
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Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.

Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.

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Great drive lots to see

Six of us in a van took five days to drive from Freeport to Bar Harbor. We stayed on each end of that drive to explore many fun and interesting things. There are wonderfully... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Six of us in a van took five days to drive from Freeport to Bar Harbor. We stayed on each end of that drive to explore many fun and interesting things. There are wonderfully relaxing beaches, lighthouses, museums, and well kept State Parks. We are not shoppers but if you are plenty of that as well. We enjoyed the extensive... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I went with specific shops in mind, but then I got sidetracked. There is so much going on in the area. it's a really fun place. We were there the day after Christmas.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed driving route 1. It was peaceful and made for easy stopping. You need extra time to take this route, but it is worth it.

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Florence, Kentucky
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Drove from Freeport to Bar Harbor. Lots of small towns and villages and some with lots of activity for a Sunday afternoon. Everything seems to happen in the downtown area of these communities. Wish we had more time to explore more of the towns. Beautiful scenery.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great store...you can find anything you want/need, and then some! My guy is not a shopper...and he loved it here!

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Fall River, Canada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful coastal drive through some lovely communities. If you love New England architecture and you have the time to stop for local crafts, antiques and pottery then this drive is for you.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

So much more to see than the interstate. Highway is in good maintenance. Two-lane non-divided highway. Great views along the way including lighthouse (Pemaquid Point) visits and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge as well as bays and rivers along with colorful river towns. Great drive.

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Walden, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

There is so much to see and to do in this area. The Wild Bird Store is amazing. Lots of clothes and shoes stores to check out. Lots of eateries to eat at. Be prepared to be overwhelmed!

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Brossard
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

L.L.Bean in Freeport. Incredible stores as they have one store per specialty...one for hunting/ fishing, one for kayaks and surf boards, one for clothing, etc. Open 24 hours. Took a drive to Brunswick and its waterways leading down to ocean...beautiful sights of coves, lobster fishing, boats of all kinds....worth every mile right down to Orr and Bailey's Islands. Well worth... More 

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Belchertown, MA
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146 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

So much to see and do on this rte. Shopping is fun. The scenery is nice. Lots of different shops. LL Bean has great hours and shopping.

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