"The scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands form a stunning backdrop to Mid-Coast Maine’s picture-perfect fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. Delve deeply into Maine’s maritime past, watch whales and puffins, explore by bike or sea kayak and dine on world-class seafood. Here, arts and culture flourish amidst the romance of the sea."
"Wedged between the indie environs of Portland and the great outdoors of Acadia National Park, Maine’s midcoast region has long enthralled summertime drivers with its quaint towns and pastoral, pine-lined roads. The tranquil harbors and craggy beaches along U.S. 1 offer settings as quintessentially Maine as can be. (Lobster roll with a lighthouse view, anyone?)
But lately, as Portland’s arty influence creeps northward, the midcoast is flush with chic new inns, art galleries and a modern, hyper-local food scene. For visitors, that means the best of both Maines: a cool, innovative spirit that lures city dwellers from Portland and beyond, blended with the laid-back Down East spirit coastal Mainers have long taken pride in."
"Maine’s inlets, bays and islands hold countless wonders and mysteries. Whether passing through or whiling away a week along the bay, here’s the south-to-north guide for making the most of your trip along Maine's U.S. Route 1."
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