Local traditions and culture in Maine

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  • No Dogs!

    by NateWill22 Written Jun 30, 2003

    They actually don't allow dogs on the beach from April to the end of September because, "it is a threat to the health of children--degrades our town--and transmits disease." Isn't that hilarious? The sign also says there is a $200 fine for not cleaning up dog waste! Maybe lots of beaches have this kinda thing, but me, living in Indiana, have not been to that many beaches... so I dunno. I just thought the sign was hilarious!

    funny sign at the beach

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    take the boats around the pond

    by BabciaMaine Updated May 14, 2003

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    In Portland, Maine in summer Deering Oaks at Park Avenue and Forest Avenue has boats to ride around the pond, tennis, amphitheater for performances. In winter, there is skating on the pond. It has recently been cleaned up and renovated.

    Deering Oaks
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    roadside picnics

    by BabciaMaine Written Mar 28, 2003

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    You can find picnic areas along many roads in Maine. Look on your official Maine State road map to find scenic picnic areas indicated by little picnic tables . Many have a place to barbeque, running water or pumpable water, and toilets , but bring your own hand wipes and often toilet paper.

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    Beers of Maine...

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Dec 5, 2002

    In addition to lobsters, Maine also has a great brewing tradition which is alive and well. Sample Gearys Pale Ale, Shipyard Export Ale and Bar Harbor Real Ale as well as one of the many blueberry beers. To borrow a phrase from the southwest, "try one and you'll understand why."

    Naturally, all those beers go well with lobster...

    AJ tappin' a lobster & downing Shipyards

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  • The people of Maine are great....

    by erin79 Written Aug 26, 2002

    The people of Maine are great. They have an immense amount of state pride! I have never been to a state where the people only buy products that are produced within the state. They are very consious about keeping their money within their borders.

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    DIY Lobster! There are...

    by chilly_casey Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    DIY Lobster! There are lobster dinner deals all over the state, but the best, if you have the means, is to buy 'em fresh, fill a huge pot with sea water, bring to a full boil, throw the suckers in, and consume with way too much butter....

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    Church At Bar Harbor

    by Florida999 Written Sep 7, 2007

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    We visited the Episcopal church right downtown Bar Harbor for the Sunday service. It was nice, and we ran into someone we met on the bus!

    Episcopal Church Bar Harbor

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    supporting the troops in Mechanic Falls

    by BabciaMaine Written Mar 29, 2003

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    probably not impromptu but unexpected sight in rural Mechanic Falls where patriotism is taking to the street.

    a demonstration

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    When's the best month to go to...

    by mainiacgal Written Aug 26, 2002

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    When's the best month to go to Maine? May! Everything is in bloom and the Spring is so nice here. You won't be overwhelemd by your fellow tourists either.

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Maine Hotels

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  • Embassy Suites Hotel Portland

    Worst experience ever !!! We booked Hilton Honors reward reservation- a non-smoking room with double...

  • Bar Harbor Inn

    Our family has stayed here several times over the past 25 years, usually in the Ocean Front Lodge....

  • Seawall Campground

    Off of route 102A, four miles south of Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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