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I and a friend(two women) are planning a trip in August starting in Portland, ME and...

I and a friend(two women) are planning a trip in August starting in Portland, ME and going to eastern Canada. What itinerary would you suggest? We are planning for about 10 days. We plan to rent a car.
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     asked this on July 05, 2008 at 12:03 PM
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A wonderful, different type of trip, can be found at a fishing lodge along your route. Try the Wheatons Lodge website.
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     answered this on January 02, 2009 at 01:00 PM
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The answer entirely depends upon how much time you have. I'll give you some ideas and you can pick and choose what sounds interesting. First off, I'd definitely spend some time in Portland -- a night or two if possible. Wander the cobblestone streets of the Old Port, take a ferry ride on Casco Bay, bike or walk around the Eastern Promenade, try some of Portland's amazing restaurants such as DuckFat (43 Middle Street), Street & Company (33 Wharf Street), Ribollita's (41 Middle Street), or grab the must-have lobster roll at Gilbert's Chowder House (92 Commercial Street).
When you've have your fill of Portland, get an early start heading North on Route 1, which is the coastal route. It takes a bit longer than the highway, but it winds through small towns, past antique shops, flea markets, diners, B&B's, and beautiful views of Maine's coast. There are many places to stop along the way. Check out LL Bean's headquarters, in Freeport, just 20 minutes outside of Portland, although Freeport gets pretty congested with tourists during the summer months. Then there's Woldoboro, Maine, about 65 miles from Portland, featuring Moody Diner (www.moodysdiner.com), a classic Maine diner since 1927. Walk on the rocks at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse; stop in Rockland to walk through the town and visit the Farnsworth Art Museum to view the works of the Wyeth clan. If you decide to stay in Rockland for a bit, take the ferry to Vinalhaven, an island off the coast with a quaint fishing village.
Stay on Route 1 and don't miss out on Acadia National Park, where you should spend a night or two as well. Here you can rent bicycles downtown and ride on the carriage roads through the woods by the water, or hike up Cadillac Mountain for a stunning view of the surrounding scenery.
Not sure exactly where you want to head in Canada, if you have a particular place in mind, but two inter
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