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Off the beaten track summer places in Maine?

Planning a trip for my wife and I for a week in late August up in Maine. Looking for some off the beaten track places to check out, any suggestions?

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End of August is a great time to visit Maine.  Many places are not busy because several schools are back in session.  Here are a few places to check out. 

-Schoodic Point, buy a couple of lobster rolls and sit on the rocks and enjoy the view. 

-Southwest Harbor on Mt Desert Island great Mexican Restaurant called XYZ Restaurant.

-Kennebunkport walk around the tiny town and stop for fried clams at The Clam Shack.

-Ogunquit don't forget to walk the Marginal Way, a footpath along the ocean.

*(KP and O are busier than the first 2 suggestions)

-Moosehead Lake if you like to fish and boat.

Hope you have a great trip.

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  1. Schoodic Point (attraction)
  2. Southwest Harbor (city)
  3. Mt Desert Island (attraction)
  4. XYZ Restaurant (restaurant)
  5. Kennebunkport (city)
  6. The Clam Shack (restaurant)
  7. Ogunquit (attraction)
  8. Moosehead Lake (attraction)
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answered by
Joyce from Limington Me

Along the coast, there are very few undiscovered spots. Walking through Portland (Maine) and taking a boat (there are many) for a tour of the islands is always wonderful, though. Inland about 40 minutes is the only extant Shaker Village with an educational tour, herb gardens, etc., and right near there is the Maine Wildlife Park with Maine animals. See a bald and a golden eagle close up. 

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  2. Maine Wildlife Park (attraction)
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Samuel from Manchester

If you're headed to Portland, head just an hour northwest to Pleasant Mountain. If you're out of shape like I am, the trail to the first summit takes about 2 hours up and an hour down. We saw one other person on the trail, so it was extremely relaxing! If you make it up to the top, you'll be rewarded with acres of wild blueberries. My wife and I spent about 40 minutes picking blueberries -- just enough to make a delicious pie when we returned.

On the way, you could stop by the trails near Sebago Lakefor beautiful views of the lake. This is probably be a bit more crowded, but the facilities (restrooms, picnic tables) will be more plentiful.

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  2. Sebago Lake (attraction)

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Donna from Maine

Giant Stairs in Bailey Island. You can drive over the cobbled bridge to get there.

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  1. Bailey Island (city)

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