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Lobster Lovers' Land

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A June 2002 trip to Ogunquit by Irishdancer

LOBSTER LOVER Photo, Ogunquit, Maine More Photos
Quote: My husband planned a romantic trip to Ogunquit, Maine to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. He would probably admit to a secondary motive - lobster eating!

Lobster Lovers' Land

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Overview

LOBSTER LOVER Photo, Ogunquit, Maine
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They should probably re-think Maine's nickname: The Pine Tree State. A more appropriate title, for "Mainiacs" as well as tourists, would be "Lobster Land". Only in Maine is it offered whole, tails, boiled, broiled, poached; served as stew, soup, chowder, rolls, fritters, salad, omelettes, and even as LOBSTER RAVIOLI. MUST SEES: Ogunquit Beach - an easy walk from the village to this clean beach with some nice eateries along the way. Perkins Cove - this active fishing/lobster harbor is a photographer's dream. It offers a unique draw footbridge too. Ogunquit Lobster Pound -you're invited to pick-your-own Maine lobster and their friendly staff does the rest! The Seacastl...Read More

Seacastles Resort

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Hotel

Seacastles Resort Photo, Ogunquit, Maine
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Seacastles Resortwas not listed in any of the travel guide books for Maine. We saw an ad in the USA Today newspaper for the 3 Norseman Resorts located in Ogunquit. Seacastles-In the Village; Ogunquit River Plantation-On the Ogunquit River; Norseman Motor Inn-On Ogunquit Beach.We reserved a Deluxe Unit on the lst floor in the 2 story condo-like building separate from the main building. We were pleasantly surprised to see how spacious it was. These units include a kitchenette(including stove, refrigerator, utensils, and dinnerware). We had a dining table with seating for 4, living room with sleeper sofa and TV, clean bathroom with tub/shower and lots of towels and t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2002

Seacastles Resort
104 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-6055

Clay Hill Farm Restaurant

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Restaurant

Clay Hill Farm Restaurant Photo, York, Maine
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The short drive from our hotel,(Seacastles Resort), to the Clay Hill Restaurant only added to our enjoyment of the whole dining experience.DIRECTIONS:Travel Rt l South out of Ogunquit and turn right onto Logging Road(we actually did see a man cutting up between 20-30 huge logs on the side of the road). Go 1.8 miles on this scenic but curvy, country road and turn right onto Clay Hill Road. The restaurant is on your immediate left.From the valet who greeted us and parked our car, to the hostess who warmly welcomed us at the front door and seated us, to the waitresses, waiters, water servers, etc., a sense of comfort and hospitality enveloped us. Their menu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Clay Hill Farm Restaurant
220 Clay Hill Road
York, Maine 03909
(207) 361-2272

Omelette Factory

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Restaurant | "THE OMELETTE FACTORY"

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FEATURES: 36 Types of omelettes. Other menu choices include eggs (any style), waffles, french toast, and breakfast sandwiches. Fast, friendly service. HOURS: 7AM-lPM, 7 Days/Wk(In Season) It's not a big eatery. We were fortunate there was no line the morning we went there (around 9:30). It's set back from the road (Rt l) but the sign was fairly big. You step down a set of stairs and enter the interior dining room, which has several small tables and counter space - all filled to capacity. We followed the hostess into an even smaller room - an enclosed porch really. They make the most of the space with all white furniture and walls, and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2002

Omelette Factory
422 Main Street
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
(207) 646-4110

LIGHTHOUSE DEPOT

Attraction

LIGHTHOUSE DEPOT Photo, Ogunquit, Maine
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The owners, Kathy Finnegan and Tim Harrison, advertise this business establishment as "The World's Largest Lighthouse Gift and Collectibles Store". You can't miss it as you drive on Rt l North out of Ogunquit. The sign for Lighthouse Depotin front of the store is large and colorful. The assorted sizes and types of lawn lighthouses displayed in front of the store building would be hard to miss! This mecca for lighthouse lovers actually consists of two buildings. The main building houses the store itself, which has two floors filled with everything from lighthouse trash cans, to Christmas ornaments, to a line of clothing, as well as books, tapes, etc. The museum and gallery are r...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2002

LIGHTHOUSE DEPOT
US Route 1 North
Ogunquit, Maine 04090
1 (800) 758-1444

Woods To Goods

Attraction

Woods To Goods Photo, Ogunquit, Maine
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UNIQUE FEATURES:Most items handmade by Maine inmatesOutlet for "Prison Blues" clothing lineColored tags identify origin as handmade by:Maine inmates, Oregon inmates, Local artisans, or consignedThe excellent workmanship on these varied wooden items is very evident. Surprisingly, they are quite reasonable in price. Handcrafted items include all types of furniture and lamps(we purchased a cranberry colored candlestick lamp). The detail that goes into the wooden toys is remarkable. Choose from excavators, steam shovels, train engines, cars, etc. Any child(or adult) would be proud to own and play with any of them. They also sell nautical items, i.e., ships(see ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2002

Woods To Goods
891 US Route 1
Ogunquit, Maine 03909
(207) 363-6001

Ogunquit Memorial Library

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Attraction

Ogunquit Memorial Library Photo, Ogunquit, Maine
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This historic fieldstone structure was designed in the Romanesque Revival tradition by Charles M. Burns. You'll note in the pictures below the mix of natural stone and recessed, arched windows creates an impressive and memorable structure. It was actually built in 1897 and opened to the public in 1898. Summer visitors, George and Nannie Conarroe of Philadelphia, made this library a gift to the Town of Oqunquit.SPECIAL FEATURES: Placed in the National Register of Historic Places. Oil portraits, paintings, and drawings grace its aged walls. Heavy wooden doors mark the entranceway on Shore Road. A grandfather clock, fashioned from a black walnut piano ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2002

Ogunquit Memorial Library
166 Shore Road
Ogunquit, Maine 03907-0753
(207) 646-9024

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