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Roads to take and toll roads...???...
Posted May 30th, 2012 - 4:54 am from Menzies Creek, Australia
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Posted May 31st, 2012 - 6:40 am from Kingfield, United States
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Posted June 5th, 2012 - 6:18 pm by from Rockland, United States (Permalink)
The only toll I would see you encountering for Maine would be the stint from Lewiston to Gardiner, should only be a couple of bucks.

Now, on to the interesting stuff!

When you hit central Maine there's not a whole lot going on! Lewiston has a couple of nice gastro-pub type places (I like Gritty's and Fuel) and Hallowell (just off I95 near Augusta) has the Liberal Cup, but other than that not a lot to see in that neck of the woods.

The drive down 17 is quite pretty, I'd continue down to Rockland then head back up rte 1 to Camden (both towns have nice restaurants/art galleries/shops/etc) and you could also do a bit of sailing in that area if it interests you! The islands off the coast in that area are beautiful, definitely worth a day trip. Lots of good hiking around there too, and Lincolnville has a great beach. I would also get off the beaten path and take hwy 52 up out of Camden to Belfast- a sweet view of the lake and hills.

If you happen to hit the coast the first weekend of July I'd love to meet up with you - I'll be in Belfast on the 6th for the contra dance, a lovely local event with live old time music (my favorite part of Maine life!)

Also, I surfed in Montreal recently - if you're not aware of the student protests happening there, you may want to read up just so you're not surprised if you run into a riot. http://www.quebecprotest.com/ is a good English language website. On the positive side, Dieu du Ciel has amazing beer, and the contemporary art museum was a high point for me (http://www.macm.org/en/) If you have a bit more cash to spend, go see a Cirque du Soleil show!!

Sounds like a great trip! All the best!
emily

Posted June 20th, 2012 - 5:35 am from Menzies Creek, Australia
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