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Beautiful drive with lovely Harbor towns.

My personal favorite portion of the trip, we took route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor. Seeing the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Greater Cincinnati
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Freeport Area

We drove this stretch most recently in Freeport. There is a Roadside Americana stop with the BIF... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“beautiful drive” (15 reviews)
“bar harbor” (22 reviews)
“speed limit” (5 reviews)
Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My personal favorite portion of the trip, we took route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor. Seeing the fishing industry up close and personal was very enlightening, and the way the towns created the mythical harbor town atmosphere was idyllic. Beautiful ocean views and plenty...More

3  Thank evankatt
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We drove this stretch most recently in Freeport. There is a Roadside Americana stop with the BIF (Big Freeport Indian) at 117 Hwy 1; and all the well-known shopping 3 miles up the road with LL Bean anchoring countless shops and cafes. Traffic does get...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We hit almost all of the shops and everyone was very friendly. Do LLBean last as it is open 24 hours.

1  Thank cleo199
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Much better then the outlets I have near me, very busy in ever ll bean store here. We enjoyed window shopping in all the stores around and spent most of our time here and spent the most 😊love it

Thank Mlj04
Reviewed 17 August 2017

L.L. Bean, open 24/7. A lot of stores, things to do, plan aleast a day to explore, Eating at the place you have to wait... Very busy

1  Thank Judy G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

You will be amazed at the beauty of God's country on your drive through Freeport and other coastal cities along Coastal Highway U. S. 1. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back; very relaxing drive with many places to turn off and snap a photo!

1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Freeport is a beautiful gem of a place. So busy with the outlets but still that small town appeal. LL Bean is one of the main attractions and you will not be disappointed. You can spend hours in just one of the LL Bean stores.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Not as picturesque as I thought, but it was a nice way to see some more of the state. I also planned to hit many used bookstores, which tend to be off the beaten path. We had many unique experiences; they would have been impossible...More

Thank JoAnnSF
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you like LL Bean stuff, this stop is for you, other than that there are limited store options to explore

Thank Ed F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is one of my wife's favorite drives. We took the drive a number of years ago and had a great time. In summer it can be somewhat busy, but the traffic was not as bad as I expected. Really a beautiful drive.

2  Thank Tom B
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4 October 2017|
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Response from J-from-Marysville | Reviewed this property |
Our list of stops starts at Freeport, we always stop at L.L. Bean and also visit some of the other outlet stores. If you're hungry when you go through Wiscasset, stop at Red's Eats (awesome lobster rolls - they're huge... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from dkeith | Reviewed this property |
Rockland Harbour Hotel is a nice spot part way along that route with several restaurants nearby