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America's Best Beach Boardwalks

Old Orchard Beach Pier & Boardwalk

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Old Orchard Beach Pier & Boardwalk, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Palace Playground, the only beachfront amusement park left in New England, has a small boardwalk, but the summertime food and entertainment action continues out in the salt air of the wooden pier. Local favorites are Maine steamers, “lobstah,” and Pier Fries seasoned with malt vinegar. Another seasonal Down East favorite is black raspberry ice cream (although the many French Canadians who visit prefer caramel fudge).

Don’t Miss: Watching saltwater taffy being pulled at Dickinson’s Candy, which concocts some 24 flavors, including Beachball—a blend of raspberry, blueberry, orange, lemon, and mint.


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