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Help me waste a week in New England

I'm attending a conference in Maine in about a fortnight, which is a real treat since I'm coming all the way from Australia. After it's done I've got about a week of leisure - the only proviso is that I have to fly home out of Boston. I like interesting food, cultural / history stuff, and especially "Weird America". I'm probably gonna try to visit Wilhelm Reich's laboratory in Maine, but what else should I do with my free time? I'll have to rely on public transport to get around. I've already spent quite a bit of time in NYC but I'm certainly not averse to visiting again.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on May 17, 2015 - 23 answers

Things to do in mid-coast Maine

Following up on this question, we've decided to spend a week in Camden, Maine at the beginning of August. It's not as remote as we were originally planning, but my wife really wanted to see Acadia, and the more we thought about it the more we got concerned about keeping a five year old entertained in the boondocks. Now I'm looking for things to do... [more inside]
posted by jammer on May 14, 2015 - 13 answers

Outdoor adventures in Portland, Maine!

MeFites provided me with some awesome recommendations when I spent some time in Albany, NY a couple of years ago, so I'm looking to you guys to help me out with Portland, Maine! [more inside]
posted by foxhat10 on Apr 29, 2015 - 8 answers

Must-do, must-see New England activities for a family

Mrs. Ferg and I are planning a trip to New England in June with the smaller Fergs. Since my previous questions about travel activities have been successes, I'm here to query the hive-mind about what our agenda should include to get the maximal "New England" experience. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by jferg on Apr 5, 2015 - 22 answers

Bowdoin vs Middlebury campus life?

Our daughter is looking at both Bowdoin and Middlebury for college this coming year. She's got a pretty good idea of what they're about academically but not much of an idea of how campus life (physical campus, social life, student body mix) might differ. Anyone with knowledge (of both care to offer a comparison? We live in Seattle and visited Middlebury during the summer (no students) and have not seen the Bowdoin campus, so her direct experience is very limited. [more inside]
posted by skyscraper on Apr 2, 2015 - 10 answers

Yet another New England travel question for the pile...

Looking for a snuggly kick-back but still a little fancy and yet not insanely expensive restorative non-kid trip within a four hour radius of Western Massachusetts. We like: beer, food, being able to toddle back to a hotel after a drinky dinner, soft lights, being able to talk about grown up things ... [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 12, 2015 - 10 answers

New England for non drivers

My husband and I are travelling to Boston for a wedding and will then have the last week of May to relax. We are looking for recommendations for a beautiful remote place in northern New England where we can stay for 5 days. The catch : neither of us drive so it has to be accessible by some combination of public transport. [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jan 23, 2015 - 17 answers

outdoorsy coastal new hampshire and maine recommendations

We have two days (tomorrow and Wednesday) to go somewhere. It was a tossup between mountains and coast, but we've decided coast. What outdoorsy things should we do in northern NH and southern Maine? And where should we camp? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Sep 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Fun things to do in and around Ogunquit, Maine (mid-week).

I know this question has been asked before, but it was a few years ago and we've got the extra caveat of being there in the middle of the week during the off-season. More within. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 on Sep 7, 2014 - 5 answers

How can we optimize our annual family camping trip?

I'm looking for your favorite schemes, gadgets, and systems which make camping with large groups easier and more fun. Things like "a different campsite hosts dinner every night" or "get lots of solar lanterns" or "color code all the tent parts." Our specific details are inside. [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Aug 22, 2014 - 21 answers

Ye Old Off Ramp Inn? Portland, Maine edition

I'm looking for a cheap place to crash off Rt. 95 near (or slightly North of) Portland, ME this Friday night. I will be arriving late-ish and leaving early the next morning, so hotel amenities are a non-issue. Most of the places I'm finding, your Days Inns and Travel lodges, are $150 or so minimum. I'd prefer to do better. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Aug 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Where in New England can I take my dad camping to see the Perseids?

When I was very young, my dad took me camping to see the Perseid meteors; it was one of the defining experiences of my life. Now I am grown and he is nearly old, and I would like to turn it around. Help me find a suitable mountaintop in New England to go camping with my dad; somewhere where we won't have to see anyone else. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Portland, ME internet service provider that we can live with?

Me, the husband and Supercoolbaby are heading south to live in Portland! We've had TimeWarner and Comcast and do hate them so. So what Internet providers do people recommend for price and decent service in Portland, Maine? If possible we'd like to avoid the big horrible companies. We're an internet TV-only household so no TV or phone service required. Thanks!
posted by supercoollady on Jul 15, 2014 - 4 answers

Moving to Maine Part 2

So we rented the house and have a moving date and now we're looking for recommendations for movers that can get us from far Northern NY to Portland, Maine. I think we'll be better off with movers from Maine coming to get us as where we are currently movers are few and far between. Any recommendations for movers that provide such a service? Thanks!
posted by merocet on Jul 12, 2014 - 6 answers

PA to ME road trip

My girlfriend and I will be taking a road trip from Pittsburgh to Port Clyde, Maine and back to visit my vacationing parents. Where should we stop along the way? [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Jul 12, 2014 - 8 answers

Portland, Maine. Is Craigslist best for rentals?

We're hopefully going to get the go ahead on a job move to Portland, Maine very soon and want to get set up with a rental to move into when we get there. Looking for a pet friendly 2/3 bed house/apartment in either Portland itself or South Portland or nice neighborhoods very nearby. Is Craigslist the best place to look or is there something Maine/Portland specific that outsiders like us wouldn't know about? Any tips/area recommendations gratefully received!
posted by merocet on Jun 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Cooking Challenge: Ovenless Editon

I am going to a cabin in Maine for the summer. When I am in this cabin I like to spend many hours cooking and fussing over meals. The fussier the better. Problem: there is no oven. What are your best ovenless recipes suitable for two people in the middle of nowhere with lots of time on thier hands? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jun 19, 2014 - 31 answers

Help Me Have a Lovely Southern Maine Experience

O MeFites of a Maine Persuasion, please recommend to me things and places in Southern Maine in mid-May. [more inside]
posted by julen on Apr 24, 2014 - 13 answers

"Getting away" from New England, while staying in New England, in March

Mr. Llama's birthday is coming up and I'd like us to get away for a night or two. We're in New England, and we can't travel far. Can you recommend possible destinations that meet our criteria? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 6, 2014 - 9 answers

A February weekend in Maine--what to do...

Some friends and I will be in Maine next weekend--we'll be in Ogunquit and Portland. 3 women in our thirties. Looking for recs for restaurants, bars, cafes, thrift/vintage shops, and anything else interesting in either place. Thank you!
posted by namemeansgazelle on Feb 2, 2014 - 11 answers

I don't mind paying taxes, I just want them to be predictable.

This question is about taxes, withholding, and multiple W2s. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 28, 2014 - 14 answers

Driving from Maine to Chicago via Canada with 2 dogs...Tips?

We are planning to drive to Chicago for the holidays, and we thought it might be fun to go through Canada on the " getting there" leg of the trip. We will have two dogs with us, so the sightseeing and lodging would have to include them. [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Nov 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Where should I live?

Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 14, 2013 - 50 answers

Halloween in Maine/NH/MA

I'd love to hear suggestions for fun Halloween activities in the New England area - particularly haunted houses, horror film fests, etc! [more inside]
posted by noonday on Oct 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for recommendations for our first trip to New England

Spending the first week in October exploring Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We will be flying in and out of Portland, and plan to spend the first few days in Maine. Looking for recommendations for the best places to explore, eat, drink, and be merry. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Aug 19, 2013 - 22 answers

Introductory sailing lessons in Bar Harbor, Maine?

My extended family will be getting together next week near Bar Harbor, Maine. Several of the youngsters have expressed an interest in learning how, or at least being introduced, to sailing. None of us is familiar with the area. Any recommendations for sailing lessons in the area?
posted by skyscraper on Aug 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you identify this tiny sessile tide pool critter from Maine?

Last week the kids and I explored lots of tide pools in Maine and found all sorts of interesting things. But there were some organisms firmly attached to the underside of rocks that I am unable to identify. They looked like clear discs of tough jelly, with a star-like pattern inside, and were all about a half a centimeter in diameter. Here's a photo that you can zoom in on to see them - they are near the bottom edge of the rock in the pic - zoomit link. (Also - is that a mass of eggs next to one of them as well?)
posted by chr1sb0y on Aug 7, 2013 - 7 answers

maine camping trip

My boyfriend and I are planning a (somewhat) last minute camping trip to Maine. So far these are the details we have finalized. The trip will be from August 3-14, we will be staying in Kennebunk for a night, and we will spend 3 nights in Camden Hill State Park. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Jul 21, 2013 - 13 answers

October adventures in ME, NH and VT

My brother-in-law will be getting married at the outdoor chapel in Camden, ME in mid-October. Yes, the idea of an outdoor wedding along the seacost of Maine in autumn strikes me as a less-than-ideal plan, but that's a different subject altogether. I will have two weeks for visiting northern New England, so an itinerary of sorts needs developing. And here's where YOU come in! [more inside]
posted by stannate on May 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Make 50

My boyfriend and I have decided to take advantage of some sequester-related time off from work around Memorial Day to visit the last three states that he has never seen. We're planning to devote a full day to each state. We've talked with friends and consulted the interwebs to get ideas, but want to make sure we don't miss any hidden gems. So, if you could only do one thing in each of these states, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by C'est la D.C. on May 17, 2013 - 19 answers

Good stores for pretty shoes in Bangor, Maine

I am a Canadian who is going to be going down to Bangor, Maine in a couple weeks time. One task for the trip is to find shoes for the wedding. I have really difficult feet to fit and I was hoping to get some suggestions for places to try. (Suggestions for plus size clothing stores that have cute/retro/fashionable would also be helpful.) [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Apr 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Massachusetts history trip and Maine scenic ocean trip, t minus two hour

My friend is visiting me in Rhode island today through Sunday night and has her heart set on historical sights in Boston and going to the coast of Maine (maybe acadia). Given weather, Boston traffic, and driving times, what is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Mar 8, 2013 - 23 answers

Apartments in Portland, Maine?

Any reccomendations for an apartment in Portland, Maine? Preferences: something with character - wood floors, loft-esque, something non "generic, cookie-cutter", walk to shops, dining, etc. Requirements: must accept cats (more than 1), not to exceed $1,200. I have done a *lot* of looking online, but at this point I would really like first-hand opinions. Thanks!
posted by sleepykitties on Mar 1, 2013 - 1 answer

The other Portland.

How is living in Portland, Maine? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jan 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Where's the Main St. in Maine?

Where in Maine can I find a classic Main Street atmosphere within commuting distance from Freeport and Portland. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Nov 27, 2012 - 28 answers

Looking to rent a cottage near Acadia National Park for Thanksgiving, but drawing a blank. Please help.

I am planning to make a trip with my family to Acadia national park during the Thanksgiving weekend in November. It will be a surprise gift for my family and having just graduated, my budget isn't too high, but I want to do the best I can for them. I am guessing that many of you have been to Acadia and could share some of your experience. We will be 3 adult couples (me/wife, my parents and my brother/wife) and are therefore looking for at least a 3-bedroom cottage. Since it is off-season there due to the winter, I had budgeted $500 for renting the cottage for 3 nights in Bar Harbor or surrounding areas. However, most cottages on homeaway, vrbo etc are at least $1000 for the week and most don't rent for less than a week - many don't rent at all after October. [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Sep 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Will a Prius survive Maine winters?

Is driving a Prius is Maine stupid, crazy, both or neither? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Sep 7, 2012 - 30 answers

A Nice Night Out Near Augusta, Maine?

Recommend me a nice/ special occasioin restaurant within an hour's drive of Augusta, ME? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 17, 2012 - 8 answers

The Maine Event

Looking for travel suggestions for Downeast Maine (far northern coast) for our trip this week. Bonus points for any must see short detours to take on our long road trip from Boston Logan to the northern coast and back? We are traveling with 3 year old Mini Murrey. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Aug 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Road trip routing

When driving a roadtrip from Toronto / Buffalo to Newfoundland should I go through Canada or the US? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Aug 2, 2012 - 8 answers

New England/North-East US Fall vacation

Need help planning a vacation in New England/North-East US are in fall. More details inside [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Jul 31, 2012 - 30 answers

Northeast US and Atlantic Canada roadtrip suggestions

Road trip from Toronto - Vermont - New Hampshire - Maine - New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island - Quebec in late July/early August. Goal is to have fun and lots of it - help us out! [more inside]
posted by sinical on Jul 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Suggestions for Acadia National Park?

Suggestions for things to do in Acadia National Park? [more inside]
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead on Jul 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Day travel ideas in New England?

New England Adventure Filter: Looking for suggestions for a short adventure with a lucky friend who’s (hopefully) real good fer adventurin’ with. A night’s drive radius from southeastern Vermont, tiny budget, dog and skateboard friendly. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Jun 15, 2012 - 4 answers

What to do with a preschooler in Brunswick, Maine

What should my preschooler and I do in and around Brunswick, Maine? [more inside]
posted by madajb on Jun 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Dog friendly places and activities in Portland, ME?

Dog friendly places and activities in Portland, ME? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Jun 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Can anyone help me decide on a location in Bar Harbor Maine?

I would like a second home in Bar Harbor Maine. Does anyone have any knowledge in terms of were the best place to live is? Any information would be greatfully helpful. I live on the west coast of Florida and have lived here for close to 9 years. I'm so tired of the heat! [more inside]
posted by brittaincrowe on Jun 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Southern Maine in 2 Days

Boston to Maine for two days. How can I do the following? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

What to do besides stalk Stephen King?

Going to Bar Harbor in a few days but.... have done absolutely no research. Any fun suggestions? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on May 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Children's-Book-Filter: Dead missionary parents, New England island, driving on ice

Children's novel: Protagonist is the son of deceased missionaries, retaining only a comforter and a photograph. He lives with an aunt and uncle, and the plot concerns his reintegration into non-missionary society. Setting is an island in New England, and there are scenes of driving on the ice in the winter to get to the mainland. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Mar 20, 2012 - 0 answers

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