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4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

4 girls under 11 wife and I want to take them to see some of the historic sites in Boston (any recommendations greatly appreciated). Would only like to spend a day in Boston then head up the coast to Maine. Been researching Maine and got travel brochure from website but the detail is lacking. Would love to hear from people that traveled with younger children and what they would recommend we do. We aren't a sit and sun beach family but like to walk beach looking for seashells and see marine life. Like to walk/hike trails and see wildlife. Girls love anything adventurous as they don't have electronics.

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1. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

What time of year and do you have a low, moderate or no budget? How many days will you have for Maine?

Hell, Michigan
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2. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

Old Orchard beach would be a good pick. There is a small amusement park and about 7 miles of sandy beach, which is rare in Maine as most of the coastline is rocky.

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3. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

OOB does not sound like what they're looking for at all

Bar Harbor, Maine
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4. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

I agree that OOB is not that adventurous. Acadia National Park would be more the ticket. They could get Junior Ranger badges, hike, bike, and take the Diver Ed excursion.

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5. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

Old Orchard Beach is not what the OP wants.

Hell, Michigan
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6. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

Did you talk to them personally about it? MYOB.

Cleveland, Ohio
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7. Re: 4 Kids under 11 and 2 adults vacation in Maine

We are going to be arriving August 14th and have 5 days total. I would say we have a moderate budget

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