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Great scenery, friendly folks, relaxing ride

I travelled from Freeport to Bar Harbor along Rte 1. I found the trip to be relaxing and varied... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Nice slow trip

Nice to be able able to travel at a relaxing pace compared to rushing down the interstate. Love all... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Tom F
Perrysburg, Ohio
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Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bar harbor” (19 reviews)
Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I travelled from Freeport to Bar Harbor along Rte 1. I found the trip to be relaxing and varied scenery. At Bath, there is the Iron Works, at Rocland and other towns there were quaint villages and a variety of shoppes.

1  Thank robertfD1955JC
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice to be able able to travel at a relaxing pace compared to rushing down the interstate. Love all the small towns and interesting sights.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We drove the coastal highway starting in Maine, heading to New Brunswick. We were so looking forward to it but truly it was a big disappointment. There's not that much "coast" to enjoy, there are very few scenic areas on the drive, and the stop...More

1  Thank AMenegoni
Reviewed 10 August 2016

And if you have plenty of time to enjoy the ride, this is a special one to take. On the other hand, if you are in a hurry, this ride up the Maine coast will just raise your blood pressure. Because as you go through...More

4  Thank EmEs
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Excellent choices and lots of items to choose from. We usually just order through the catalogue or online - it was nice to see the selections up close.

Thank AnnNonimous
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great shopping opportunities. A lot of small hometown stores. Plenty of places to eat. Very laid back

1  Thank Chiefc2013
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is the home of LL Bean. The rest of the town is an oper air outlet mall. Not sure there re any unique bargains here in Freeport.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We drove up Hwy 1 from Boston to Rockland, ME. It was slow - tons of small towns with lots of stoplights - but pleasant. We don't regret skipping the freeway.

1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is the way to see Maine and Freeport, so worth getting off 95 for. I have been coming to Maine for decades and this road brings me right back to vacations as a kid!

1  Thank WinfieldRDH
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Since I was young, we took trips to Maine and drove up U.S. 1 through Yarmouth and Freeport before heading to our destination (Exit 17 off I-295 heading north). While some things have changed over the years, many other things have remained the same. Day's...More

2  Thank Elida G
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8 June 2017|
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Response from 154976Happy | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest that you drive to Freeport,Maine. It is about 30 minutes past Portland. There you will find lots of accomodations, restaurants(we enjoyed Buck Naked Ribs ),shopping ( the famous LL Bean is here ) and yet it... More
10 April 2017|
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Response from snifflz1 | Reviewed this property |
In addition to those mentioned above, I would add Camden and Boothbay Harbor, ME; Fort Knox (Prospect, ME) including the Penobscot Narrows Observatory; the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME and Moody's Diner is a... More