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Maine: US Route 1

Maine: US Route 1 Between the New Hampshire border and Acadia National Park, Route 1 in Maine covers some of the best of the state’s 5,000-plus miles of coastline, from quintessential lighthouse-dotted fishing villages and oceanfront oyster farms to rocky beaches and yes, so many lobster rolls. “There’s really nothing like a Maine summer,” says Virtuoso travel advisor Keri Forbringer. “We’re so far north and east that we have long days with late sunsets – perfect for exploring!” Don’t Miss: A few of Forbringer’s favorite stops include The Holy Donut in Scarborough (“the best donuts you’ve ever had”), the Portland Head Light (“the best for that traditional Maine lighthouse picture – bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the views from Fort Williams Park with a lobster roll from the Bite Into Maine food truck”), downtown Camden (“plenty of shops to explore, and lots of sailboats and scenic views”), and the Schoodic Peninsula (“the quiet side of Acadia”). Pro Tip: “Have cash for some of the smaller food trucks or roadside fruit and vegetable stands,” Forbringer recommends. “Farmers and fishermen often sell seasonal produce, like fiddleheads in the spring or blueberries in the late summer.” Overnights: Check into Cliff House Maine near Cape Neddick, the White Barn Inn or Hidden Pond near Kennebunkport, or the Inn by the Sea, just south of Portland.


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