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Greater Kennebunks ME: Best Offbeat Attractions

WHY GO: These Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells and Saco ME attractions should be added to THIS Getaway Mavens Kennebunk’s post, as there is very good reason to visit them all. Preservation - of land, transportation and history - is the thread that connects all of these places; safeguarded by passionate volunteers and organizations. GO: Wells Reserve [...]

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Welcome to The Maine Coast: Kittery, York, Ogunquit

WHY GO: There is no dispute that the southernmost towns of Coastal Maine - Kittery, York, and Ogunquit - are the most commercial. As you drive from the border town of Kittery (outlets) to the crowded York Beach to the popular Ogunquit on US Route 1, you’ll experience an onslaught of questionable clam and lobster [...]

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Fryeburg ME: In the Foothills of NH White Mountains

WHY GO: There’s really not much to tiny Fryeburg ME, a town, if you could call it a town, that sits on the New Hampshire border in the foothills of the White Mountains. There’s the famous Fryeburg Agricultural Fair (early October), Fryeburg Academy, a few consignment and pizza shops, and that’s it. But there is [...]

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Bethel ME: Sunday River, Gould Academy, And Natural Beauty

WHY GO: Most people find their way to Bethel ME, just 12 miles from the New Hampshire border, via the boarding school, Gould Academy, or to ski Sunday River. But even when school is out, and the snow melts, this small artsy town is a classic outdoor adventure getaway. In the early 1900’s three stately [...]

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Rangeley Lakes, ME: Of Humongous Fish and Mad Scientists

WHY GO: This region of Maine has always been the darling of the “Sporting” set – those who love to hunt and fish (and now snowmobile). But even those who don’t feel the need to pick up a rifle or rod will find exhilarating landscapes, especially if you’re up here in the fall. Tour the [...]

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Greenville and Moosehead Lake ME: Find Your Inner and Outer Moose

WHY GO: Greenville ME is the largest town on the vast Moosehead Lake, which isn’t saying much, as it’s a tiny place with incredible scenery and history. And, of course, moose. The lake is utopia for fishermen/women, and has been drawing tourists since a certain Massachusetts author penned “The Maine Woods" in 1853. Visit in [...]

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Fort Kent and Madawaska ME: Bone Up On Your French

WHY GO: Are you a collector of “First,” “Biggest,” “Longest” or “Most Extreme” places in the world? Do you love road trips? Interested in French culture? Well, Madawaska ME is the most extreme Northeast Corner of the USA, rich in French-Acadian history. And Fort Kent is Mile 1 of the US Route 1 that extends [...]

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Presque Isle ME: Potatoes and ICBM’s

WHY GO: Four percent of the nations potatoes come from Maine, and of that 4%, nearly all (97%) come from the ground around Presque Isle ME. In the early 1900’s the town had 22 one-room schoolhouses so that kids could be close enough to their family farm to help with the harvest. In fact, many [...]

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Bangor ME: Not Just for Stephen King Fans

WHY GO: Rabid Stephen King fans make pilgrimages to this city in the middle of Maine, but of course, there are other reasons to visit beyond catching a glimpse of The King of Horror or his Victorian manse. Come to Bangor ME and you’ll be introduced to war heroes and troop greeters, snowplows the size [...]

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Waterville ME: Art and Fantastic Finds

WHY GO: Though the home town of Colby College might be a bit spare, its got some insidery aspects sure to please an Offbeat Getaway seeker. To whit – the largest Art Museum in Maine, a black wire-cable steel suspension pedestrian bridge just aching to be the Paris Love Bridge, and a couple of secondhand [...]

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