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Coastal Highway U.S. 1

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Address: Rte 1, Freeport, ME 04032

Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.

Scenic coastal drive measuring 203 miles from Freeport to Quoddy Head.

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A great ride

Riding along Route 1 is just a joy. The route follows the coast line and there a beautiful vistas galore. Plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Watch for signs at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
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Bristol, Connecticut
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407 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding along Route 1 is just a joy. The route follows the coast line and there a beautiful vistas galore. Plenty of shops and restaurants along the way. Watch for signs at the intersections as they identify shops and businesses off Route 1. We took several detours an found wonderful gardens, furniture makers, farm stands, etc. It is a must... More 

Thank jer b
Westfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is just so much to do and see and experience traveling route 1 in Maine. food...beaches..beautiful ocean scenery...shopping of all sorts....antiques... if you live in New England its a must do.

Thank winefan2016
Durham, Maine
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

So many things to say about this route. Beautiful sights, lots of shopping, many restaurants and small, local eateries. The list goes on and on. You won't regret taking a drive (Sunday or otherwise) on this stretch of highway.

2 Thank snifflz1
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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409 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was able to experience traveling on it for my first visit to Maine after the first snow in December and it was just beautiful. We drove up the coast from Portland to Boothbay Harbor and along the back roads, stopping at shops and restaurants along the way. A lot of businesses are not open in the winter, but the... More 

2 Thank christine102262
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Recently traveled from Vegas to San Francisco through part of coastal Highway US 1. We rented 3 H. Goldwings. First stop was at Onxnard Ventura on to PCH up until Monterrey to take the 101. It was breathtaking. Bucket list item!! To fabulous Golden Gate.

Thank drchavezobgyn
Saint Louis, Missouri
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520 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We toured the Maine seacoast in late October. Although the trees were well past their peak there was still plenty of color to enjoy. The many coastal views were spectacular, particularly as we explored the many backroads off Highway 1 down closer to the sea. The small coves along the coast line are very scenic.

1 Thank JimSTL1021
Dennis, Massachusetts
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276 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lots of merchandise! Each type of items have their own stores on this campus.(Home, clothes, sporting etc) Plan to spend some time here roaming the large stores.

Thank Johanna006
Omaha, Nebraska
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258 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lots of spots to take great photos including the HUGE Bean Boot in LL Bean. Great views of ocean and forests.

Thank ladyomaha
Beersheba, Israel
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

not boring even a bit. many nice villeges .cost line perfect. welcome people lots of people and tourists . busy road but this is special .

1 Thank shgr99
Rochester, Minnesota
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

It was fun to see all the things in the LL Bean Store and also liked the outlet stores in the area.It was a great day!

Thank DJMich013

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