Casco Bay
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Ship traffic here runs the gamut from lobster boats to oil tankers and cruise lines; also look for the many photogenic lighthouses.
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We went for a walk at Eastern Promenade on a mid-February day that was almost 55 degrees. The view of Casco Bay was beautiful. The water was a silvery blue in some parts.
Written 11 February 2024
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David
San Antonio, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
I love the old port in Portland, as well as Peaks island.
The ferry takes us out to the island ( where we rent a house for at least a week).
In the evenings we take the ferry back
to Portland and eat at one of the many fine restaurants in or near the old port. ( Street and company is the favorite).

Gilbert’s Chowder House is a great daytime stop
for eating. And Becky’s Diner ( dinah) is great for breakfast, or anytime.

The best trip from Portland is up to Freeport.

The main store of LL Bean and numerous outlets are there. Additionally, Freeport harbor has the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster, which is my favorite spot to eat on the coast of Maine.
After eating there we usually go into Freeport to the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream store in front of LL Bean for desert.
Casco Bay has lovely coast roads and various beaches and great, old homes along the way.

It is great to visit Portland and Casco bay in the summer!!!
And Southwest Air flies into Portland!!!

There is no finer vacation spot during the summer as far as I am aware.
Written 20 June 2023
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Angie
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A beautiful bay that you can see from the Eastern Promenade Trail. There are boats out and a beach area. A great place to visit and tale pictures!
Written 10 May 2023
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mainemike62
Yarmouth, ME83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Wether it be fromFalmouth, or Portland or Spouth Portland there is always something nice to see overlooking the Casco bay.
Written 9 February 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
While walking along the Eastern Promenade Trail near Thames Street during sunset on a warm October evening, the colors of that harbor portion of Casco Bay were beautiful -- the water was like a sheet of pink-tinted glass.
Written 30 October 2022
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dinerdon
Bayville, NJ1,017 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Must see while in Portland. Best way to see it is on the Casco Bay mail boat. Love the 5am Sunrise boat. Watching the sun come up, sailing past Ft Gorges, Bug Light and the craggy coast of Maine is wonderful. Also a drive to Portland Head light tops it off.
Written 4 October 2022
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dorisdaybic
New York City, NY37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Just a great sight/nature to see. Definitely a place to stop and breathe! Worth a drive or tour. Would visit again
Written 9 September 2022
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Juan D
Newton, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
There were a lot of people, parking lots were all full, very crowded on the ferry, but it's great! Very nice views!
Written 8 September 2022
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Bobbie W
Warwick, RI1,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
It’s July, warm and a beautiful sight to see. You can drive or bike here. Beautiful ocean views of sale boats and yachts and lighthouse! When in Portland, it’s a must see.
Written 16 July 2022
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
There's so much you can say about the Casco Bay region -- Portland and its environs, islands, lighthouses, waterfronts, ferries, boating, tours, bridges, historic forts, and great shellfish including LOBSTER.
Written 26 June 2022
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