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August 14

What beachy place on the U.S. east coast can I go alone but feel safe?

Looking for hotel or AirBnB recommendations walking distance from a beach. Snowflakes: female going by myself (no travel groups/guides, please); seeking a balance of safety+pleasantness between empty (would feel too unsafe to doze, walk at sunrise) and unpleasantly packed; I don't drive so need paid/free conveyance from airport/train station to hotel/beach/groceries. [more inside]
posted by rollcredits around Maine at 3:09 AM - 38 answers

July 21

Where you stop overnight on road trip from NJ to Bar Harbor, ME?

Driving from Northern NJ to Bar Harbor ME in late august (peak tourism!), and trying to find a good place to spend the night on the way up. [more inside]
posted by malphigian around Maine, ME at 2:14 PM - 20 answers has best

July 11

Where should I hike in the American Southwest?

I want to hike for 3-4 days in a desert in the American Southwest - where should I go, where can I see the most beauty, and is early September a bad time for this? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice around Southwest Harbor, ME at 7:59 AM - 21 answers

May 30

Dogs on vacation in Winter Harbor/Acadia Maine

What to do with 2 hound mixes for a week in and around Winter Harbor, Maine, in July? We're booked into a dog-friendly tiny house on the ocean in Winter Harbor, and I've been reading up on Acadia. We'd like to include the dogs as much as possible in our jaunts around the area. One is reliable offleash and the other is probably not. (No intention of going offleash anywhere it's not legal or without permission from the owner/caretaker.) Hikes in Acadia are the obvious choice, but what else is there? How dog-friendly is the area in general? [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie around Maine, ME at 1:11 PM - 5 answers has best

May 24

Best coastal camping in Maine?

My sister is going to do some solo camping in Maine this summer, and would love to be as close to the coast/beach as possible. Favorite campgrounds? [more inside]
posted by ORthey around Maine, ME at 8:06 PM - 4 answers

May 22

Bookable signs/marquees in Maine?

I would like to have an important birthday message displayed on a sign or marquee in a town within 5-10 miles of the highway, somewhere between the Vermont/Maine state line and Portland/Falmouth, ME. Difficulty level: this coming weekend-ish (May 29-June 1)! Do you have a Hail Mary you could throw my way? Thanks in advance.
posted by unknowncommand around Maine, ME at 5:54 PM - 5 answers

March 2

Long weekend in Portland, ME in March

Planning a short trip to Portland and would love some advice on veg-friendly restaurants, things to do in the off-season, and more. [more inside]
posted by spectacularicity around Portland, ME at 9:38 AM - 4 answers has best

October 6, 2015

Things to do in Portland, ME, in October

We will be hiking in the White Mountains starting next week, but want to take a day trip to Portland to see the ocean and do [other things you can suggest]. [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit around Portland, ME at 8:20 AM - 10 answers

September 12, 2015

Maine in September?

I am going to Maine for about 4 days in a couple weeks (Sept 24th) and I have no idea what to wear in Maine in September. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven around Portland, ME at 6:59 AM - 9 answers

August 17, 2015

What to eat, see and do in the "other" Portland

We will be spending a few days in Portland, Maine, at the end of August. What should we do? Where should we eat? What shouldn't we miss? [more inside]
posted by dersins around Portland, ME at 7:17 AM - 30 answers has best

May 14, 2015

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 around Camden, ME at 11:04 AM - 13 answers

September 7, 2014

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 around Ogunquit, ME at 8:09 AM - 5 answers has best

August 4, 2014

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 around Portland, ME at 8:49 AM - 15 answers

April 24, 2014

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 around Maine, ME at 3:15 PM - 13 answers has best

February 2, 2014

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 around Maine, ME at 1:02 PM - 11 answers

July 21, 2013

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 around Maine at 3:00 PM - 13 answers has best

January 31, 2013

The other Portland.

How is living in Portland, Maine? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia around Portland, ME at 4:47 PM - 13 answers has best

November 27, 2012

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 around Freeport, ME at 9:44 AM - 28 answers

September 13, 2012

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 around Maine at 7:55 AM - 16 answers

September 7, 2012

Will a Prius survive Maine winters?

Is driving a Prius is Maine stupid, crazy, both or neither? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen around Portland, ME at 6:09 PM - 30 answers