Going to Maine, need suggestions..

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  1. yobuddy

    yobuddy Been here awhile

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    Fellow ADV'rs, could use a little input about an upcoming trip.
    Unfortunately we will not be on the bike this trip but we are visiting Boston and then going to drive to Maine 10/20. We have 5 nights to spend in Maine/NH. My initial thought is to spend two nights in Portland, ME. and then two nights in Bar Harbor and another somewhere else. Open for suggestions for different towns to stay in. We enjoy night life, good restaurants, and fun places to visit. Not really into the romantic quiet type places. Places to visit, things to do, etc. are all welcome. Do enjoy, bicycle rides, food, local sights, breweries and anything related to motorcycles.
    Hope to return in two years and ride the great Northeast up to NS.

    Thanks,
    :1drink :1drink
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  2. NHTOTEROAD

    NHTOTEROAD Been here awhile

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    You might try North Conway, NH. Lots of good restaurants, night life, outdoor activities (bicycling, hiking, climbing, etc.), great location with the White Mountains. For breweries they have Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewery (http://www.moatmountain.com/ ) and for motorcycle related they have White Horse Gear (http://www.whitehorsegear.com/ ).
    Just to foreward you, by October 20th most of the good fall colors will be gone. But so will most of the tourists.
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  3. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    I'm also heading to Maine the end of next week, so I'm also listening for suggestions. I'll have 5 days to work with. I want a lobster buzz. :dg
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  4. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    Place sucks man, go somewhere else!
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  5. Maineboarder88

    Maineboarder88 Been here awhile

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    I don't recommend Baah Habah. Pricey$$$, and not all that much to see IMO. Especially since Acadia National Park is now closed due to the Government shutdown.

    Take a ride up Route 1 on the coast. Quaint towns aplenty. I like Camden and other spots on the mid-coast.
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  6. EvilClown

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    Neat place to check out for your moto content is Whitehorse Gear.

    Also on the other end of the Kanc (Rte 112) is N. Woodstock. The Woodstock Inn can be a fun place to stay. Sometimes entertainment onsite.

    We stopped off in Bar Harbor earlier this year on the way back from Grand Manan. Pretty cool town to walk around at night and see the sights. Geddy's.:deal Of course, October may be slightly different.

    We stayed here. Walking distance to everything and fairly reasonable for Bar Harbor. Wanna say it around $100. Best breakfast in Bar Harbor is across the street regardless of where you may stay.:deal

    A neat place in Maine is DeLorme if you're into maps. Right up the road is the Thai Garden for the best Thai in Maine. Get the Drunken Noodles.:deal

    Of course, there's the rest of Freeport to wander if you're into that kind of thing.

    Don't know what your Boston plans are but Faneuil Hall can be very entertaining.
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    viverrid not dead yet

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    Oh c'mon dude, everybody ought to see Bar Harbor. And go out on the bar (there really is one) over to the island at low tide. And see the boats going across it at high tide.

    But for scenic sites, if the Park is closed, that would be a bummer.

    My parents took me to Bar Harbor when I was a kid, and I took my kids when they were younger. They'll probably take theirs someday. But we like that views - nature - tide pools - blueberries up on the mountain sort of stuff. If somebody is looking for hot discos and hipster bars, maybe not so much.
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  9. Maineboarder88

    Maineboarder88 Been here awhile

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    This part of his question makes me think he won't be into it.

    "We enjoy night life, good restaurants, and fun places to visit. Not really into the romantic quiet type places. "
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  10. AlexL

    AlexL Newbie Adventurer

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    I'm riding from CT to ME on the 21st! Weather looks like it could be a bit chilly at this point. I'll be staying in Orland and Penobscot and doing some exploring, my family is from the Bangor area. I used roadtrippers.com for things to see and places to eat. Stopping at the Fisherman's Grill in Portland Monday for lunch.
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  12. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    I suggest you bring warm clothes. :lol3

    Atlantic Brewing Co. on Mt Desert Island
    Bartlett Winery in Gouldsboro
    Ray's Seafood in Rye Beach NH
    Red Hook Brewery In Portsmouth NH
    Max BMW near Portsmouth
    Kittery Trading Post

    You should probably call ahead though, I imagine may places have off season limited hours of operation. Enjoy your trip, I love Maine.
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