A September 2006 trip
to Maine by ladyanne47
Quote: Another opportunity to return to Maine again. Never tire of this beautiful state on the rocky eastern shore.
Driving in September is a perfect time, for the summer traffic of vacationers is over, and now the older retired folk take to the roads for more peace and quiet. Route 1 is a great way to introduce yourself to the charm and seashore of this most northeast state in our country, but you must take an occasional off shoot to Route 1A when you come to York, Wells Beach, Kennybunkport, Oqunquit, Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Reid State Park, Wiscassett, Waldoborough, Pemaquid, Boothbay Harbor, Thomaston, Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Belfast, Ellsworth and lastly, Arcadia National Park in the Bar Harbor area. If you go more "East" than this, God bless you. It is very far.
I lived in Maine for twenty one years and have visited at least once a year for the past thirty two, so the places I recommended above are worth the time to visit. They are all my favorite coastal places.
I enjoyed this trip in particular because I was with my daughter and new baby grandson, we took our time and enjoyed stopping a lot. You cannot be in a hurry or have a full itinerary, Maine is slow and easy. You just can't rush it.
We stayed in the lovely town of Rockland, it is here that my brother docks his sailboat, and also where my dear friend lives. She was a great host and guide. Showing us her favorite spots I had never been to. Maine is a treasure chest of places to see and do.
Reservations are a must in Maine. It is known as "Vacationland" as well as "The Pine Tree State", and now it's new motto is "Maine the way life should be".
Restaurant | "A1 Diner"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 28, 2007
3 Bridge Street
Stamford, New York