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Camden/Lincolnville, Maine County Line
This is the start of Waldo County, Maine
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Lincolnville Ferry to Isleboro, Maine
Part of the Maine Ferry Boat system - Isleboro is a beautiful island you might want to visit. The ferry runs year-round. John Travolta has a home on Isleboro, Maine.
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Lincolnville Beach, Maine (Public)
Lincolnville Beach, Maine is a public beach. Walk the beach and pick up sea glass. The ocean comes up almost to the highway. The town is quaint and there are 3 wonderful restaurants there - all on the water. Also - a general store and lovely , unique shopping
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Northport, Maine town line
Northport, Maine has a great public golf course.
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Picnic area
A nice place to stop and rest. Sometimes moose have been seen at this rest stop. Careful!
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Turn-off to Bayside
The BaysideGeneral Store (including gas and great subs/icecream - and the best subs on the coast) and the turn-off to Bayside - a quaint village of small ginger-bread houses overlooking Penobscot Bay. Make certain you take the time to visit this little area!
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Belfast, MaineTown Line
Belfast, Maine is the home of the oldest shoe store in the USA - Colburn Shoe Store - and many other unique restaurants and shops
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Turn off to Belfast, Maine Historic District
Also the turn off to the Waldo County General Hospital. This turn-off will take you thru the Belfast Historic District and to the Belfast water front. It is a MUST see - as the town is charming, with beautiful shops, nice restaurants and magnificent architecture
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Junction of Rt 1 & 3
Going west on Rt. 3 will take you to Augusta,Maine the Capitol of Maine. It also takes you to Reny's Plaza (about 1/4 mile) and fast-food restaurants. Going east Highway State Route 3 is is part of US Route 1 until you reach Ellsworth, Maine Need a night's sleep -
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Junction of Rt. 1 & Rt 141
Rt 141 takes you to Swan Lake State Park approx. 14miles. A beautiful park with 'warm' water (lake) swimming and a lovely beach. Quite isolated- you'll probably have the beach to yourself. (good kayaking also). There is a general store - so you can have a picnic!
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Searsport, Maine town line
Searsport, Maine bills itself as the antique Capital of Maine - with antique shops and old historic homes turned into Bed & Breakfast inns line the 7 miles of Rte. 1 thru Searsport. Some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the world are encompassed in the churchs of Searsport - as the seacaptains gained wealth - they also competed with each other as to who could dedicate the most beautiful stained glass window!(it the old keeping up with the Jones's - but it started way back when) The town is an active deep water seaport - and a fishing town. This is the beautiful, magnificent Penobscot Bay area!
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Moosepoint State Park
This beautiful state park is on Penobscot Bay. Yes - there are frequently moose in the park - along with wild turkeys - and at the water's edge - you might see Rocky the harbor seal - lounging in the sun. Take a break or a picnic - and your swim suit. You'll be glad you did
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1794 Watchtide...by the Sea!
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places - the building was owned by General Henry Knox (Washington's First Secretary of War - and the founder of West Point) Make certain you stop at the Angels to Antiques located in the barn. We hope this is your destination - as we love to spoil our guests!
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Penobscot Books
Specializing in Art & Architectectural Books - this is a MUST stop. (besides that - the owners are delightful)
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Steamboat Avenue
Take the short trip down Steamboat Ave. to the town pier. You might just see the Harbor Master going out to meet a large ship coming to port as Searsport is one of only 3 deep water ports in Maine. Our lobstermen might be bringing in their catch for the day. Walk the beach to find tiny sand dollars Also a great place in the summer for a takeout lunch at the picnic tables.
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Water Street
The Post Office and drug store are on Water Street - and - so is Moseman Park - a beautiful private park right on the water. Great place to let the kids out to play and run - and to smell the salt air. Need an ATM - stop at Bangor Savings Bank right here!
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Mt. Ephraim Road
Take Mt. Ephraim Road to the Searsport Pines Golf Course - approximately 4 miles inland - but you can see the bay from the Gazebo (lunch stand at the 'Pines'
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Church Street
Penobscot Marine Museum, the oldest Marine Museum in Maine is on Church Street. The museum consists of 12 buildings - 9 of which are on the National Historic Register. Also a beautiful gallery and housing the largest collection of Buttersworth painting in the U.S. Make certain you take the time to visit this museum - and its wonderful Yankee humor!
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Mortland Road
Make a left - for one block to the Carver Memorial Library - on the National Register Its a public library - and quite impressive for a small town!
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Summer Street - public beach
Just before the Homeport Inn - you will find Summer Street which will take you to a public sand beach . You might want to wade there!
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BlueJacket Ship Crafters
Both the showroom and the factory are here - you'll want to see these meticulously built replicas of famous ships of the past and present.
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Silkweeds
One of the largest and diversified gift shops north of Portland. Its a great stop - and their homemade fudge can't be beat!
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The Rhumb Line
Fine dining at its best. Reservations highly suggested. Casual dress is okay. Superb presentation!
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Anglers
If you're looking for fresh seafood - in a very casual atmosphere and family dining - this is a MUST. Reasonably priced - large portions and all the locals go here. They close promptly at 8 P.M. and are open year-round at 11 A.M.,
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Sears Island road - and the Searsport Historic Society
Make your turn here - for the new home of the Searsport Historic Society is here ( you need to visit this - Searsport is unique in the entire world when it comes tomaritime history)and also Sears Island, owned by the State of Maine, is the largest uninhabited island in Maine. Leave your car at the causeway and take a good hike to the water - where you'll find sea glass, sand dollars and all types of wondrous items from the ocean. This is Penobscot Bay at its best.
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Harbor Church, aka 2nd Congregational Church
You'll want to stop to see some of the most beautiful and reknowned geometric stained glass windows in the nation. If the church doors are open this is a pleasant stop.. Sit and meditate - watch the way the sun plays on the stained glass.
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Stockton Springs, Maine Line
This is the turnoff to Stockton Spring and Ft. Point State Park - Cape Jellison and the Ft. Point Light House. Follow the signs to Ft. Point State Park. If the park is closed, continue on and take your first left - on Lighthouse Road - it will take you directly to the lighthouse. The park is beautiful and secluded. Pick some wildblueberries -(remember they grow close to the ground) and look for the bayberry bushes
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Rte. 1 A to Bangor
If you are headed to Bangor - then this is where you'll turn away from the coast and head inland. It is about 45minutes to the Bangor center - or to the Bangor International Airport. Bangor hosts the National Folk Festival from August 23 - 25th
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Steamboat Wharf road
Take Steamboat Wharf road to its end - to a beautiful and isolated sand beach. Its public - so let the kids out - or yourself for a good stretch and wade. No life-guards!
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Sandy Point turnoff
If Sandy Point is your destination - then this is where you turn off from Rte. 1
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Scenic & historic turnoff - Penobscot River, Maine
Make certain you pull into this turnoff - the view of Bucksport, Maine under the suspension bridge (a precursor to the George Washington and the Golden Gate bridges) is one of the most photographic in the State. Read the markers and imagine the huge ships in the Penobscot River - literally firing upon each other.
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Ft. Knox and the Bridge to Verona Island, Maine
Ft. Knox - no gold but this is truly the first Ft. Knox . You can spend a day at this wondrous place - where the cannons still point out to the river - but a shot was never fired. You'll enjoy it and so will the kids - but make certain to take a flash light!
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Bucksport, Maine
The town of Bucksport, Maine - an industrial town - is on the Penobscot River. You'll have crossed 2 bridges over the river to get to this junction. Bucksport is a nice town with good restaurants and shopping - AND a silent movie museum.
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Golf Club turnoff
If you feel like playing golf - take the turnoff to the Bucksport Golf Club (public)
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Junction Rt. - to Castine, Maine
Castine is a beautiful New England town - with old Elm trees lining the streets - beautiful New England architecture and the home of the Maine Maritime Academy. Everything in Castine is written in stone - it shall not change. Upon entering the town - one looks straight down the cathedral of Elm trees directly to the magnificent and safe harbor. Even the public restrooms are absolutely pristine. A destination place - but one you should not miss!.
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Castine, Maine
A view of Castine's main street - thru the elm trees to the beautiful harbor
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Junction to Rt. 15 - Orland & Blue Hill, Maine
Orland, Maine is a small town,with a quaint general store/museum & 2 B & Bs. Blue Hill - a beautiful seacoast town - with old money. Again gorgeous old Elm trees abound - along with upscale shopping and magnificent architecture. A destination place - and... you can continue down the Bagaducce Peninsula all the way to Stonington, the most environmentally friendly place for raising the best lobsters in the U.S. If you go - make certain you stop at Caterpillar Hill - take your camera - it is a vista like none other in the world!
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Craig Brook turnoff
Take this turn-off to visit the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
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Rest Stop
The Ellsworth Rest Stop. On the way here - you have passed fields filled with huge boulders. If you are travelling in the fall, winter or spring - the fields will be red. Summer they become blue. These are the start of the Wild Blueberry Barrens -
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Union River, Maine
This is the beginning of Historic Ellsworth - and the Union river. Make certain to check out the magnificent Ellsworth Public library. Rooster Brother - a store for cooks -is a mecca. Also - the John Edwards Market (all organic foods - a terrific art gallery and winery) Ellsworth shopping mall district - a few miles further on Rt. 1 - also houses an L.L. Bean outlet. You just may want to stop to see if they have any bargains - just for you!
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Rte. 1A - Bangor
Taking Rte. 1 A inland towards Bangor - will also take you thru Brewer.
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Rt. 3 to Mt. Desert Island - Bar Harbor, Maine
Rt. 3 leaves Rt. 1 at this point - and continues on to Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor - and in particular - Acadia National Park. One of the most beautiful and most visited National Parks in the Nation - this is the only National Park in New England. Make certain you visit - Thunder Hole - and Sand Beach (the water never gets above 55 F). Bar Harbor is a high tourist area - extremely populated in the summer-time by thousands upon thousands of people visiting. - Maine state highway #3 east of this point is called the The Acadia Scenic Byway. For highway travel via Maine Highway #3 See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide Maine Highway #3 - City of Ellsworth, ME. to Northeast Harbor, ME. for driving directions

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Junction Rt 182
Rt. 182 is considered the scenic route to Cherryfield, Maine. It is also a little shorter if you are continuing North.
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The Carrying Place
A beautiful river - stop for a picnic here!
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Tidal Falls turnoff
Interested in seeing a 'reversing falls?' - you may want to take this turnoff prior to continuing North on Rte. 1 (but make certain you are there when the tide changes)
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Rest Stop

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Rt. 185 - Sorrento, Maine turnoff
If you have a few minutes - do take a drive thru this charming - very small - and most beautiful little fishing village. Sorrento - it is absolutely serene!
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Schoodic Peninsula
You have just entered one of the most beautiful peninsulas in Maine. Continue on - for unfound beauty!
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Rt. 186 - junction
Rte. 186 takes you to Schoodic Point - part of Acadia National Park. This is the most beautiful part of the park - totally isolated - the true Rock Bound Coast of Maine. The water rushes into the headland and during a storm - the spray will reach heights of 50 - 60'. We go to Schoodic Point during storm watch - it is our natural relaxation place.
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Bartlett Winery - Chicken Mill Pond Road
During high season - this extraordinary award-winning winery starts wine tasting around 10 A>M> The wine is all made with native fruits - and no grapes. We frequently sugggest our guests to to Bartlett winery - pick up a bottle - stop for some bread and cheese - and then spend the day at Schoodic Point (they always come home saying it was the best day in years)
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Washington County Line and Steuben, Maine town line
Washington County, Maine is the Sunrise County - and the worldwide wild blueberry capital. The sun hits Lubec - the most easterly town in the US- and Eastport, Maine - the most easterly city in the US - prior to any other part of the US Washington County is the size of the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
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Millbridge Town Line
Millbridge is on the Narraguagus River where it opens into the Bay. A serene little town with a few gift shops,a restaurant/motel and a theatre. Lots of fishing in Millbridge.
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Turnooff to McClellan State Park
Need a rest - on the ocean? Take this turnoff and relax for a few minutes. Its lovely!
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Town of Milbridge (Rt. 1 A - to Calais via Harrington)
At this point - we leave Rte. 1 -and take the short cut - Rte. 1A to Calais. However, if you want to go on to Cherryfield - which is the wildblueberry capital of the world- just stay on Rte. 1 for about 6 miles. Cherryfield is an absolutely beautiful small in-land town - with magnificent architecture - huge houses and on the Narraguagus River. One of the estates has a wonderful small railroad running thru the fields that abound with sheep. It is charming!
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Harrington Town Line

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Cranberry bogs
The first cultivated cranberry bogs that you will see on this trip
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Juncture of Rte. 1A and Rt. 1 in Harrington
We're now back to U.S. Rt. 1 again!
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Turn off to Columbia Falls, Maine
Columbia Falls was settled in the 1750s and is home to the historic Ruggels House located in Columbia Falls famous for its 'flying' staircase
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Junction of Rt 187 - to Jonesport, Maine
Jonesport, Maine is a beautiful little fishing village with a very active Marina. Visit the Sawyer Cove historic district - and see the magnificent stained glass windows in the Sawyer Cove Congregational church - listed on the National Historic register
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Cultivated Cranberry Bogs

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Blueberry Hill
University of Maine - Experimental Extension service - where they test various things on wild blueberries. If they are open - stop for a sample
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Jonesboro, Maine Town Line
The photo here is of the Wild Blueberry Barrens in Jonesboro!
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Roques Bluff turnoff
Roques Bluff State Park is absolutely beautiful - with a public sand beach and the waves coming in.
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Downeast Fair Grounds
Host to a well attended rodeo every summer!
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Machias, Maine Town Line
Machias, Maine has a wondrous Blueberry Festival every summer - and is home to the Machais Bay Chamber concerts.
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University of Maine - Machias campus

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Turn off to Jasper Beach, Maine & Ft. O'Brien, Maine
Beautiful stops along the way - you will want to visit!
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Bad Little Falls Overlook

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Blue Bird Family Ranch Restaurant
Hungry? The service is great - the waitstaff friendly -the place clean as a whistle- and the food.....yummy. Deserts are fantastic - and do try the fried chicken, the chef's salad and a must is the Breakfast Ham. Prices are unbelievably reasonable!
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Juncture of Rt. 191 and Rt. 1
This is the short cut to Baring Plantation - a beautiful trip in the fall when leaves have turned!
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Turn off to Gardner Lake

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Juncture of Rt. 1 and Rt 189
Rt. 189 takes you to West Quoddy Light House - a favorite on the rock bound coast of Maine. From West Quoddy you look across to Gran Manan Island - New Brunswick Rt. 189 also takes you to Lubec (approx. 14 miles) - the Eastern most town in the U.S. Cross the International Bridge to Campebello - the International Historic Site where Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt summered
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Little Augusta scenic turnoff
Look ito the sky to see many bald eagles - in fall & winter
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Cobbs Cook Bay State Park
An absolutely gorgeous albeit isolated State Park - believe you can still get a hot shower there
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Dennisville, MaineTurnoff - and Dennnisville River

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Reversing Falls at Pembroke, Maine
There is a State Park at the Reversing Falls. You have to be at the falls at just the right time to see it reverse as the tide comes rushing in. You are now near the Bay of Fundy with very high tides!
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Cross Roads
Cross Roads and Cross Roads Restaurant Stop here for the best lobster roll in Maine
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45th Parrallel - Perry, Maine
You are now halfway between the North Pole and the Equator - at the 45th Parallel Perry was settled in 1735.
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Rt.190 & Rt. 1 junction
Rt. 190 takes you to Eastport (approx. 14 miles) - the Eastern most City in the U.S. At Eastport you can take a ferry to Deer Island, New Brunswick. and then another ferry to L'Etete, NB. This is all part of the Quoddy Loop When you look towards Deer Island - you will see choppy water. This is the Old Sow - the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
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Gleason Cove Picnic Area

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Picnic Area

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Robinston, Maine town line
Start here to see the historic stone markers on the river side of the road - marking how many miles to Calais, Maine. The markers are on the National Historic Register and the story of them is fascinating.
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Scenic Turnout
Looks across the Passamaquoddy bay to St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Tides here run about 22 - 26'
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Public boat landing - Scenic Turn out
Beautiful rest stop looking across the bay to St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick. You'll see the famous Algonquin hotel sitting on the top of the hill. This is where the St. Croix river (tidal)empties into the bay.
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Redclyffe Shores restaurant and motel
Redclyffe Shores restaurant has won many epicurean awards. The motel (don't judge this book by its cover) rooms are large , quiet and farily well appointed- particularly if you take the back ones which overhang the magnificent tidal St. Croix River just before it empties into the Passamaquoddy Bay!
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Grace Chapel & Robinston Historic Society
Please note the 'carriage port' - where the horsedrawn carriage was able to let off the passengers- under cover - during inclimate weather!
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Calais, Maine Town Line
The Town of Calais, Maine was settled in 1604 Calais is the home of the International Festival - a 4 day affair celebrated in unison with St. Stephen,New Brunswick. The St. Croix tidal river (tides to 22'+_ seperates the 2 towns - which work together as neighbors . During the Revolution - the 2 towns refused to fire upon each other - and in fact - loaned each other ammunition!
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St. Croix Island International Historic Site
Settled in 1604 - this site is tended by both the U.S. and Canada A large International celebration is scheduled for the year 2004 - celebrating 400 years
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Rest Area
If you walk down along the rest area - you will see the lighthouse
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Washington County Technical College
Among other things, this college has quite a culinary school - and an incubator kitchen.
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St. Croix Golf Club
Public golf course - this is the eastern most golf course in the U.S.
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Hinkley Hill Historic District
Note the beautiful 'gingerbread' houses in this historic district. In the summer, the home at the beginning of the district is alive with magnificent flowers and oft is visited by tours.
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Traffic Light - - Important
If you go straight thru the traffic light - it is 1.6 miles to the International Bridge. We would suggest - if you're hungry - that you take this route for 2 blocks - and repast at Bernaadini's (our favorite place in Calais). Very good food, clean - and friendly waitstaff - You'll love the story of the interior! Rt. 1 takes a left turn at the traffic light.l
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Milltown International Bridge
If you didn't cross over on the big International Bridge - it is not too late to cross over here. A small bridge - with a beautiful view of the St. Croix river and its rapids.
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Bald Eagle Nesting Area
Originally intended for osprey - the bald eagles took over the next many years back - and return each year to hatch and fledge their young. An observation desk has been installed so that you may get a better look at the nesting Bald Eagles
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Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
This is a very large and beautiful National wildlife refuge. Do try to visit to learn more about our Maine wildlife
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Baring Plantation line
Plantations are owned by the State - there is no town or city government - and taxes are extremely low!
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Junction Rte. 191 to Machias

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Junction Rte. 9 - to Bangor
Rte. 9 is called the Airline. It travels directly to Bangor - thru the Maine wilderness
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Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide - e
For highway travel north via New Brunswick, Canada highway #1 See Milebymile.com New Brunswick #1 - Fundy Coastal Scenic Drive New Brunswick Road Map Travel Guide - City of Saint John to Town of St. Stephen for driving directions.