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1. Posted by kathbotha (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

has anyone been to maine or new hampshire? which are the most beautiful areas/suburbs to stay in?

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2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Depending on what time of the year you go and what you are into can affect where you. If you are going in the summer then I would suggest:

Maine: Acadia National park. Great hiking and beautiful trails with cliffs overhanging the ocean. Mount Katadin if you go that far. Thats about if for my maine knowledge.

New Hampshire: North Conway. Gateway to the White Mountains. Again great hiking around the area. The town is a nice mountain town with bars and restaurants. Hike up Mt. Washington and stand on top of the mountain claiming the title of worst weather on the planet. If you do hike it, read up on it and be prepared. In the summer you can start the hike at 80 and on the summit a storm can come through and it will drop to 50 degrees and raining.

Just some areas to check out if you are into the outdoors and hiking.

3. Posted by kathbotha (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

thank you for the info - that mountain town, is it called north conway?
any other little mountain towns you know of?
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4. Posted by TeflonCDN (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Maine and New Hampshire are all about nature! Sea, mountains and deep dark forests.

Travel in this area is all about the fun of discovery. A car is a must as I can't imagine that you can get very far of the beaten track public transit.

Maine

Freeport Maine is a Meca for Factory outlet shopping, including the outdoors store, L.L. Bean. It is open 24hrs/day, every day = no locks on the doors.

Bar Harbor is a very touristy town near Acadia Natl Park. It has alot of charm but is likely to be on the expensive side.

If you are going whale watching, be sure to bring warm, wind proof clothing. I have seen to many people pay hundreds of dollars to bring their family whale watching only to freeze their buns off for 4-5 hours.
(PS. They are the one looking at you funny when you get dressed as the boat sets out. Hi, Hi, Hi.)

New Hampshire

The High Peaks region is great. The Presidential Range has all the highest peaks in Eastern North America. Always bring foul weather gear when hiking in these areas... things can get cold and/or wet very quickly. Get advice from the locals where you are staying.

I prefer the fall for travelling in these areas. The fall colors are great!
If you are going mainly for hiking in the mountains and forests, you should probably avoid mid-May to the end of June as these are peak black fly and mosquito season. If you go at this time of year, then a "bug jacket" is a must.

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Yes the town in New Hampshire is called North Conway. Enjoy your trip.

6. Posted by dlbrown (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y

When we visited Maine, we also went to Freeport and Acadia
National Park. Here are some other good suggestions:
Bath, ME ~ an old seaport town, where lots of ships are still being
made; the downtown is very quaint and the ship building museum
is well worth seeing;
Boothbay Harbor ~ this is a great little village, not real touristy, but
still has some good gift shops and great restaurants.
Wells, ME ~ eat at the Wells Diner - to die for!!!! B-L-D - we ate
there all three meals - delicious!
When in Maine try: lobster, lobster rolls, clam chowder, most any
seafood- fresh and very good!
Have a fun trip!

7. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

Well my family owns a Camp house in Maine which is on a small pond. Mostly we go hiking, fishing, 4wheeling ... lots nature stuff since that's what Maine's all about. Went to Moosehead Lake once and it was pretty, went on a 3 hour boat-tour and then took a jet [3 people go at a time] above Moosehead. You can visit a lot of Lighthouses : ] You can also go whale watching in Maine&NH.

Been to NH many times, but just for a get-away .. like stay in a hotel for a weekend or something, so really no ideas for you. But also mostly for nature ... most New England states are all about nature.

If you were coming to Massachusetts I could have told you a lot [Live and have lived here all my life].

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 5, 2007, at 3:44 PM by starlight2 ]