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A fun drive

A fun drive , lazy and lots to poke around and see. Don't take this road if you are in a hurry... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
beth l
The BEST route in the U.S.

Get off I-95 as soon as you cross the Maine state line. Your adventure begins in Kittery, a... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Bolton, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A fun drive , lazy and lots to poke around and see. Don't take this road if you are in a hurry, pack a camera and enjoy

Thank beth l
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Get off I-95 as soon as you cross the Maine state line. Your adventure begins in Kittery, a shopping outlet monster. If that's not your thing, then the next town of York offers beaches, dining & a quaint seaside village filled with local shops. You'll...More

2  Thank 131patq
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Whenever I can, I try to avoid major highways like 95 when traveling. It may take a bot longer t take the alternate scenic route , but it is well worth it. The views are so much nicer and meek the trip memorable.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Better than traveling on 95 to understand local environment, but expect traffic in season. Open areas, then you'll ride your brakes in the towns.

Thank 2goagain
Reviewed July 23, 2018

It's crowded and difficult to enjoy. Essentially route 1 has no "views" but it does have all services including retail.

Thank 47thanks
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Very pretty route through Maine with pretty views of Milliionaire's row at Rye and access to various state parks. Gets very busy in the summer months but a nicer route than the main road

Thank LAW64
Reviewed July 11, 2018

On our recent trip, we discovered that Route 1 and Maine Route 9 are two of the prettiest roads in Maine. We enjoyed the ride and believe that you too will find it a highlight of your trip to Maine.

Thank John L
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Lots to see, and as you drive along you get to experience the flavor of the towns that have been built around the seacoast. Love to travel up Route !!

Thank laurelpuchalski
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Read this if you are just looking at this as an alternative route to get further north, such as to Bar Harbor. This drive was the biggest disappointment of our trip to Bar Harbor. We opted to go this way rather than take 95 expecting...More

Thank Troy T
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I had high hopes about this drive based on other reviews. My wife and I took the extra time to take this route rather than I-95 when we went from Portsmouth, NH to Kennebunkport and then again from Portland, ME back to Kennebunkport. We kept...More

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