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Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

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Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

The most obvious route from Waldoboro to Boothbay is rt. 1 to rt. 27, but it can back up closer to Wiscasset. Is it quieter and more scenic to take River Road and rt. 27 from Newcastle/Damariscotta to Boothbay? We're visitng the area and we have friends coming - and we'd like to give them more scenic views and less of rt. 1 only if that's a good route. Thanks!!

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1. Re: Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

Don;t remember much scenery along River Rd -- although it's been a while since I drove it -- My recollection is of a rural two-lane Maine road with gravel shoulders that follows the humps-and-dips of the natural terrain with lots of fields, farmland and some wood-sy sections... but don't recall any coastal views to speak of..... Can be less congested than 1 or 27....but can also get cumbersome if you end up behind a slow-moving farm tractor or load of hay (depending on the season).... If the goal is to simply avoid traffic, it's probably a good choice....but wouldn't expect a lot of coastal scenery.....

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2. Re: Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

MainerOnTheGo is correct. No coastal views, but very pretty country/rural views. That's the way I always go myself.

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3. Re: Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

Thanks!! We know there are no coastal views; we just were hoping to avoid the traffic coming up to Wiscasset. Even if it takes a little longer to get there via River Road, we know that we'd also slow down a lot on rt. 1 toward Wiscasset unless we went early in the morning. And for those of us from away, those rural views are wonderful. :-)

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4. Re: Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

On River Road you'll find the Glidden Point Oyster Farm. A fun spot to stop.

http://www.oysterfarm.com/

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5. Re: Last traffic-y route from Waldoboro to Boothbay

And I think Margonelli Furniture is on that stretch of road. http://www.margonellifinefurniture.com/

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