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Johno02

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Lubec is the easternmost spot in the US that you can drive to. Nice flag to add to your travel history. Be sure and visit the lighthouse.


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The top of Mt. Desert in the first spot that the sunlight touches in the USA each morning. You can be one of the first people in the US to see the sun come over the horizon. But there will be a crowd usually if the weather is decent.

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bar harbor after the 'season' is worth a trip.

kennebunkport Maine.....Red Apple Campground is nice.


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After spending almost two months in the Atlantic provinces, we thought we would return to Ontario through Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Although Acadia NP was interesting, Bar Harbour was kind of a let down. It was so busy, you couldn't find a place to park. It was people herded in like sheep. I realize some may not want to leave the country for various reasons, but the high tides of the Bay of Fundy are a force of nature. Maybe because we had spent so much time in Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, that Maine just seemed kind of a let down. It was like places on the Bay of Fundy, just without the high tides. Maine was very scenic, but if you have the time, carry on to the Bay of Fundy, especially at the ends of the bays. The natural marvels of the high tides are something to see. Daily averages are 40 to 50 feet. The highest recorded was 73 feet at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia.

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bar harbor after the 'season' is worth a trip.

We like Bar Harbor any season. Logistically the summer can be challenging but if you stay at any of the campgrounds along Rt. 3 you can take the shuttle into town so you don't have to deal with parking. Eat at non-peak times if you eat out or make a reservation. IMHO the crowds are just part of the vibe that makes it so much fun. The down side is Acadia gets VERY crowded and that can make for a miserable experience. Mid-week is better than weekends and if you can travel in the off-season it is better but some things do shut down. The season up there is getting longer, though-many places are starting to stay open through October.

Maybe because we had spent so much time in Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, that Maine just seemed kind of a let down.

The Bay of Fundy is a phenomenal place. I highly recommend it to anyone. I've never felt "let down" returning to Maine possibly because it's been a "go to" place for us for years for weekends, vacations and day trips. A lot of "let down" is based on expectations that aren't met. We go and know exactly what to expect and often are met with unexpected surprises. I love Nova Scotia and PEI but find both of them can be a little bit boring. The scenery is beautiful but after a while it's just scenery.


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Crowe wrote:

bar harbor after the 'season' is worth a trip.

We like Bar Harbor any season. Logistically the summer can be challenging but if you stay at any of the campgrounds along Rt. 3 you can take the shuttle into town so you don't have to deal with parking. Eat at non-peak times if you eat out or make a reservation. IMHO the crowds are just part of the vibe that makes it so much fun. The down side is Acadia gets VERY crowded and that can make for a miserable experience. Mid-week is better than weekends and if you can travel in the off-season it is better but some things do shut down. The season up there is getting longer, though-many places are starting to stay open through October.

Maybe because we had spent so much time in Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, that Maine just seemed kind of a let down.

The Bay of Fundy is a phenomenal place. I highly recommend it to anyone. I've never felt "let down" returning to Maine possibly because it's been a "go to" place for us for years for weekends, vacations and day trips. A lot of "let down" is based on expectations that aren't met. We go and know exactly what to expect and often are met with unexpected surprises. I love Nova Scotia and PEI but find both of them can be a little bit boring. The scenery is beautiful but after a while it's just scenery.

I guess part of the let down, was that it was pretty much the same scenery we had just spent all the time in the Atlantic provinces seeing. As stated, it just didn't have the high tides.

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winniman wrote:

Crowe wrote:

bar harbor after the 'season' is worth a trip.

We like Bar Harbor any season. Logistically the summer can be challenging but if you stay at any of the campgrounds along Rt. 3 you can take the shuttle into town so you don't have to deal with parking. Eat at non-peak times if you eat out or make a reservation. IMHO the crowds are just part of the vibe that makes it so much fun. The down side is Acadia gets VERY crowded and that can make for a miserable experience. Mid-week is better than weekends and if you can travel in the off-season it is better but some things do shut down. The season up there is getting longer, though-many places are starting to stay open through October.

Maybe because we had spent so much time in Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, that Maine just seemed kind of a let down.

The Bay of Fundy is a phenomenal place. I highly recommend it to anyone. I've never felt "let down" returning to Maine possibly because it's been a "go to" place for us for years for weekends, vacations and day trips. A lot of "let down" is based on expectations that aren't met. We go and know exactly what to expect and often are met with unexpected surprises. I love Nova Scotia and PEI but find both of them can be a little bit boring. The scenery is beautiful but after a while it's just scenery.

I guess part of the let down, was that it was pretty much the same scenery we had just spent all the time in the Atlantic provinces seeing. As stated, it just didn't have the high tides.


I think I know where you're coming from, my kids and niece were very underwhelmed by Badlands, I thought they were amazing but after 5k miles and 3 would of national parks they were just fatigued and overstimulated.


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I guess part of the let down, was that it was pretty much the same scenery we had just spent all the time in the Atlantic provinces seeing.

There truly isn't much difference. Your comment reminds me of the first time we took my son into Canada (New Brunswick). In his head he must have had a picture of something exotic. His observation? "It looks just like Maine!"

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Not sure what type of camping you like, but this is a good place to start.

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BTW someone suggested Baxter State Park. It is one of Maines best, but they do not allow dogs and possibly your Class C because of it's width.


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