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    Default Must places to visit in Maine

    I have been sitting around tonight thinking of all the places in Maine that I have been to and some of my favorite places. So I thought to myself "Wow this would be a good thread to start on our Geocaching Maine web site".

    Here is the question. What are some of you favorite places in Maine that you have been to and would recommend to someone else to go and visit?

    These do not have to be any geocaching sites. This can be any place in Maine.

    These can also be places that you have not been to yet but would like to.
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    Gulf Hagas comes to mind. If you like waterfalls and hiking.

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    Default That a tough one

    A very good question Rick. I have been to a lot of places here in my life. However I've been to many more since I started caching. I hadn't been to Gulf Hagas since I was a kid. I had always wanted to go on the Allagash. I had never been to Fort Kent. Many places on the coast, including kayaking to an island off of Stonington. Climbing various mountains. Finding long forgotten plane crash sites. More little parks, historic sites, boat landings, scenic views, than I can possibly remember. To pick one or two of these would be tough. We live in a state that has just so many interesting place to explore I don't think I could pick just one. I guess my best memory would be hiking into the Tramway sight near Eagle Lake on the AWW. I went in there twice in 2005. Fantastic history lesson there, and a tribute to those who built it. Thanks for asking the question.
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    This past summer we took the girls to all kinds of touristy and history type places that we might never have seen. We enjoyed the Rt 1 drive, seeing things like the Whaleback Middens, Owl's Head Light, the Salt Bay Heritage trail, and the Singing Meadow preserve whick was full of Monarch butterflies. I'd say anyone should head along that dreaded route at least once.

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    Like Brad said, so many great places how could one place stand out over another. I think Downeast area along the coast is great. The Rogues Bluff area holds many fond memories and is beautiful. Then there is Horserace Mountain off of the Golden Road. Hmmmm...Thinking back on the places I've visited in Maine, I can't think of a bad place,,,well, maybe Litchfield,,,LOL!!!

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    We also like the Downeast area - especially BEYOND the Bar Harbor area. We discovered a lot of very nice places through geocaching, many of them worth a second visit just for the scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    We also like the Downeast area - especially BEYOND the Bar Harbor area. We discovered a lot of very nice places through geocaching, many of them worth a second visit just for the scenery.
    Me too! I've spent many vacations in the Winter Harbor area (Birch Harbor) as well as the Quoddy area. The whole stretch of coast in between offers a diverse, but always interesting attraction... and there are some fine caches too. I've also enjoyed the Allagash and St. John's rivers for canoe trips in the spring after the ice break-up, but before black fly season.
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    Default All over Maine

    I have lived in Maine all my life, (so far). This past summer and fall I have travelled more of it than ever before. My most favorite was The Allagash. But I also agree there are too many places to pick just one. Maine like New England is all about change. The seasons, all 4 of them offer something different. I never get tired of being here in Maine. Thanks to those who have made this summer possible.

    With my snowshoes ready to go. I hope to find another spectacular Maine place this winter.

    For those who want to come and visit. Cross the big green bridge into Maine. Pay the $1.75 in tolls. Try not to cross any international borders. And I'll bet you'll be impressed with any part of this great big state, you get to visit.
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    Just to clarify. I never said you had to pick just one.
    What are some of your favorite places in Maine that you have been to and would recommend to someone else to go and visit?
    Blazing Troll

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    Where to start . . .

    First off, like many folks . . . there have been a lot of great places that I've visited before getting into geocaching (i.e. Gulf Hagas, Mt. Katahdin, Cobscook Bay, etc.) . . . and even more great places that I never knew about and never would have visited if it wasn't for geocaching . . . one great example of this would be the Whaleback Middens.

    Here are a few of my favorite geocache spots that stand out in my mind . . . I should mention that these are only a few that stood out since there have been some great areas that I have seen thanks to geocaching.

    ASP Cache: I liked this cache partly since it was one of my first . . . and second because I woke up early from the camp, hiked to the top and the sun was beginning to rise and break through the fog when I was at the summit -- the view from the top was nothing less than spectacular.

    Every cache on Deer Isle/Stonington: Every Maine geocacher should spend at least one day geocaching here as this is my idea of ideal geocaching.

    Parrot Siding Cache: I went here on Sudonim's recommendation . . . and I couldn't have been happier. The vista at the top, the color contrasts of the deep green water against the black slate . . . it was truly a beautiful spot.

    Caches in the County: There's lots of them . . . but more importantly there's lots of great caches with a lot of variety. I particularly liked the caches at the former Loring Air Force Base.

    Perkins Sanctuary Cache: I liked this place since it was so serene . . . and I got to experience it many times as I had to search and search for this cache.

    The many caches right in my own proverbial backyard: Caches in Belfast, Waterville and Bangor and even closer to home in Albion, Freedom and Monroe showed me some great places that I never knew existed.

    The caches on Monhegan Island: This island is truly a magical place well worth the expense of the boat trip . . . especially when you're in good company.



    The most memorable cache that I have ever been to however has to be the Fitz cache . . . Well, it was memorable . . . but to be honest the most memorable -- and my favorite -- cache was the Boot Head Cache . . . this place reminded me of Acadia . . . minus the hordes of tourists. I went the short route to find the cache which was nothing spectacular -- it was the decision to follow my brother's suggestion of going back the long way that made this cache so memorable (and in fact I would tell every other cacher to make sure you do the full loop or at least go the long way . . . otherwise you're missing some of the best views on the entire Maine coast . . . including a blow-hole that reminded me of Thunderhole. This is a must-see cache.
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