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Nashua to Bangor in 2 weeks

rizzo0904 May 24, 2011 04:32 AM

We are driving to Bangor in 2 weeks with the toddlers. I think we'll stop in Portland on the way up and hit the market...any favorite places?

Any great places to stop on the way up? Ice cream stands, farmers markets, etc?

As for Bangor, there is already a decent thread on here for that. Looking more for during the drive.

And is Red's in Wiscasset worth the bit of a detour off the highway?

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    jackattack RE: rizzo0904 May 24, 2011 04:09 PM

    If you've got toddlers, Toots ice Cream would be a fun stop. It's about a 10 minute detour off 295 north, the Yarmouth exit. Working farm so the kids can see the animals, and the ice cream is good, too.


    Red's is way more than "a bit" of a detour and not worth it in my opinion. Especially with a sometimes 45 min wait in line and toddlers in tow.

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      rizzo0904 RE: jackattack May 25, 2011 05:23 AM

      Thanks!! Toots sounds like a great stop. And good to know about Red's...we'll save that for some other time.

    2. MidCoastMaineiac RE: rizzo0904 May 25, 2011 05:40 AM

      Yes, jack is right - Wiscasset is a pretty significant detour. Is this a trip where you are trying to get to Bangor as quickly as possible...only stopping on the drive for lunch/snack? If you are in the mood to be more leisurely, Rt 1 is a much better drive (scenery and, er, foodery) than I-95.

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        rizzo0904 RE: MidCoastMaineiac May 25, 2011 08:50 AM

        With the 2 kids, we just want to get there, but take a break half-way so they can run around.

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