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Coastal Highway U.S. 1

Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
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A great ride

Riding along Route 1 is just a joy. The route follows the coast line and there a beautiful vistas... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Beautiful scenery any tome of year

There is just so much to do and see and experience traveling route 1 in... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Westfield, Massachusetts
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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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Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Riding along Route 1 is just a joy. The route follows the coast line and there a beautiful vistas galore. Plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Watch for signs at the intersections as they identify shops and businesses off Route 1. We took...More

3  Thank jer b
Reviewed 8 April 2017

There is just so much to do and see and experience traveling route 1 in Maine. food...beaches..beautiful ocean scenery...shopping of all sorts....antiques... if you live in New England its a must do.

Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 31 January 2017

So many things to say about this route. Beautiful sights, lots of shopping, many restaurants and small, local eateries. The list goes on and on. You won't regret taking a drive (Sunday or otherwise) on this stretch of highway.

3  Thank snifflz1
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was able to experience traveling on it for my first visit to Maine after the first snow in December and it was just beautiful. We drove up the coast from Portland to Boothbay Harbor and along the back roads, stopping at shops and restaurants...More

3  Thank christine102262
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Recently traveled from Vegas to San Francisco through part of coastal Highway US 1. We rented 3 H. Goldwings. First stop was at Onxnard Ventura on to PCH up until Monterrey to take the 101. It was breathtaking. Bucket list item!! To fabulous Golden Gate.

Thank drchavezobgyn
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We toured the Maine seacoast in late October. Although the trees were well past their peak there was still plenty of color to enjoy. The many coastal views were spectacular, particularly as we explored the many backroads off Highway 1 down closer to the sea....More

1  Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lots of merchandise! Each type of items have their own stores on this campus.(Home, clothes, sporting etc) Plan to spend some time here roaming the large stores.

Thank Johanna006
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Lots of spots to take great photos including the HUGE Bean Boot in LL Bean. Great views of ocean and forests.

Thank ladyomaha
Reviewed 1 November 2016

not boring even a bit. many nice villeges .cost line perfect. welcome people lots of people and tourists . busy road but this is special .

1  Thank shgr99
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was fun to see all the things in the LL Bean Store and also liked the outlet stores in the area.It was a great day!

Thank DJMich013
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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