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A Family Day Trip to Maine's North Haven Island

North Haven is separated from the larger Vinalhaven by a narrow strait, the Fox Island Thoroughfare, upon which lies North Haven's modest town: there's a fantastic community center, a marina, two restaurants, a few galleries, a post office, a library, and the Legion Hall. Summer days are rich with parades, sailing races, and an art show), some for a week, while day-trippers take the ferry over to do some hiking and biking.

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Themes: Cruise · Family

Inspired by: Maine*iac

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    Samoset Resort

    This luxurious coastal resort south of Camden, ME, has had many names, owners, and incarnations since it first debuted in 1889, but that’s only res

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    Our Place Inn & Cottages

    Our Place is a grey, wood-paneled compound from Marnelle and Gordon Bubar that resides on the island of North Haven, a ferry ride away from Rocklan

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    Moody's Diner

    Easily identified by its famous giant neon sign, Moody’s endures as the rest stop of choice on Maine’s mid-coast highway. Family owned and operated

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    Pine Tree Frosty

    Pine Tree is a summertime favorite for ice cream on quaint Main Street in Rangeley. People line up to the powder blue building and fill up outdoor

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    Pemaquid Fishermen's Co-Op

    Live and cooked lobsters are the draw at this low-key waterfront seafood shack, operated by the nation's oldest fishermen's cooperative. Everything

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    Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant

    If Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf looks familiar, it might be because part of the Kevin Costner movie Message in a Bottle was filmed here. That was in

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    Round Pond Lobster

    Buddy Poland inherited the lobstering tradition from his New England forebears and manages this shingled lobster shack near a harbor called Round P

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