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A Family Vacation on Maine's Pemaquid Peninsula

Pemaquid Peninsula remains a thankfully untouristed region just north of Boothbay Harbor, full of Down East Maine flavor. The Lincoln County News (www.mainelincolncountynews.com) and the Lincoln County Weekly (www.lincolncountyweekly.com) list all the goings-on here, 55 miles northeast of Portland.

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Hotels (5)

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    Down Easter Inn

    This 22-room, telephone-free escape on Maine’s central coast is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Gilmore Huston, a successful ship chandler

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    Hotel Pemaquid

    Housed in a converted 19th-century farmhouse, this Victorian-style hotel is only a two-minute walk from the pine-shaded beach and iconic lighthouse

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    The Bradley Inn

    More than a century old, this bed-and-breakfast is located at the tip of the Permaquid Peninsula, just a six-minute walk from the Permaquid Lightho

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    Newcastle Square Vacation Rentals

    Based in downtown Damariscotta, this vacation home rental company specializes in Cape-style houses and waterfront cottages. The firm has a portfoli

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    Sigrid & Associates

    Real estate veteran Sigrid Sproul and her team of agents specialize in selling waterfront homes and renting seasonal properties along the mid-coast

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Restaurants (6)

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    Sea Basket

    Fresh lobster rolls, fried scallops, and haddock chowder are just a few of the locally renowned specialties at this casual roadside restaurant, sit

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    Paco's Tacos

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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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    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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Activities (3)

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    Hardy Boat Cruises

    Hardy Boat Cruises’ fleet consists of just one boat, the 60-foot-long Hardy III, which serves as both a ferry (running between New Harbor and Monhe

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    Skidompha

    The Skidompha Public Library houses a collection of more than 30,000 books, as well as impressive selections of movies, audio books, and CD’s. In a

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    Round Top Center for the Arts

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