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US Route 1, the easternmost continuous highway in the
United States, begins in Ft. Kent, Maine at the
Clair-Ft. Kent Bridge.

It follows the Canadian border down to Calais and then
heads southwest, along the scenic Maine coastline.
Many towns and villages have a scenic route,
designated route A1A that runs closer to the ocean’s
edge.

The rocky shores of the eastern Maine coast gradually
offer a few small beaches between Calais and Rockport,
most notably Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
Regardless of the season, the Atlantic Ocean off the
coast off Maine is always icy cold and not known for
swimming.

Acadia National Park is a wildly beautiful place with
everything a National Park should have: wild surf,
rocky cliffs, carriage roads to walk or ride bikes on,
a mountain can be climbed in car and incredible vistas
of islands just off shore.

Rockland, Camden and Boothbay Harbor are all right on
Route 1 and are a Mecca for antique hunters, kayakers,
golfers, birders, sailing and small town festivities;
not to mention a great place to have a real “lobstah
dinnah”.

Freeport is Maine’s outlet shopping heaven. L.L. Bean
opened his shop here in Freeport many years ago and
it’s grown to enormous proportions. All major stores
have an outlet here in Freeport, taking advantage of
L.L. Bean’s draw.

Once you are below Casco Bay, the beaches abound.
Beautiful white sands that stretch for miles can be
found in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport-home of the
Bush’s compound, Walker’s Point. Ogunquit Beach, Moody
Beach and Wells beach are all lovely beaches and are
generally not crowded.

The most famous of the beaches is Old Orchard Beach,
knows by the natives as simply OOB. Kids, young and
old love OOB’s boardwalk, food and rides and the seven
mile wide beach.

You’re not far from the New Hampshire coast here; a
bridge over the Portsmouth River and you’re there.

				
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