Portland Off The Beaten Path

  • View of Nickels home
    View of Nickels home
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  • View of the expansive beach
    View of the expansive beach
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  • Main part of town at square
    Main part of town at square
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Portland

  • 1. Freeport & Outlets

    I did not take an exit, but the promotion ws surely out there-STOP and shop. The literature for the area featured all the brand names, and the highway exits nearly steered you off toward the exit, so...

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  • 2. Bath Churches

    Anthony Raymond desgined both churches here in 1843 and 1845. Winter St church is now a activity center for the town. It was renovated in 1971. The Chocolate...

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  • 3. Tomaston-Montpelier Mansion-more pics

    Henry Knox had this home built in 1785. He died in 1806. His wife and children lived here until 1870's. Then the home closed and it ws in total disrepair. The...

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  • 4. Wiscassett -Nickels/Sortwell Home and church

    This town of 3,600 people has a lot to offer for solitude in the fall. Summer may get crowded with visitors going up and down the one and only main street. They...

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  • 5. Old Orchard Beach

    This is a town south of POrtland aobut 15 miles. It is a famous place for people to come during the summer for the beach activity. They also have an amusement...

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  • 6. Camden Area Things to See

    There are two primary tour sites with some history. The Owls Head transportation museum is at Owls Head; close to Rockland. It is opne 10-5 daily. Features are...

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  • 7. Camden-Rockport-Rockland

    Established as a port town in 1700's, the town thrived as center for lumber and foundary. They used the Megunticook River for its fast running current. With the...

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  • 8. Montpelier at Thomaston

    The original home was built by Henry Knox, GEneral in Revolutionary War, in 1795. He died in 1806. They couple had 123 children, but only 3 lived to maturity at...

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  • 9. Wiscassett Town

    For a town of only 3,600, this is quaint and peaceful. They have some shops in the middle of town. the tours of the homes are also there. Along the Sheepscot...

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  • 10. Bath Maritime Museum

    The museum is is situated on 10 acres of land for touring and 25 acres on the water in total. It is open 9:30 -5 daily. Fee is $10. The main grounds features 5...

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  • 11. Bath

    First settled in 1660, the town of now 6,000 people once thrived as a shipbuilding meca and commerce. They had build 5,000 ships form here over the years, and...

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  • 12. Kennebunkport and town

    Kennebunk was the town before you get to Kennebunkport at the harobr water edge. I ws unimpressed with Kennebunkport because of all the visitors and tour buses...

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  • 13. Berlin Wall in Portland

    A small portion of the Berlin Wall was given to the city of Portland. It is located on Long Wharf, just off Commercial Street, near DiMillo's floating...

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  • 14. "Whale Wall" by Robert Wyland, OLD PORT.

    Portland is the most diversified city you can find. It's wealth of the city life and it's waterfront port are truly charming.This is the "Whale Wall" painted in...

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  • 15. Portland Public Pier...Waterfront, Old Port.

    The Public Pier on the waterfront of Portland, Maine is easy to miss....and it is a nice place to walk and take refuge from the heat of the city even on...

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  • 16. Casco Bay Lines, Portland, Maine

    You can have the best of both worlds when you drive down to the waterfront and find the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, which accomodates island residents of...

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  • 17. Wells Beach (swimming with the fish)

    Description:this beach is awsome. the view is great. the sand is nice, the people are friendly. the only down side is that the water was cold. this beach is...

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  • 18. talking doorway

    walking along Salem Street I spied this great doorway and could not resist photographing it. Suddenly a low voice sounding like the door itself speaking said,...

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  • 19. a quiet spot in the city

    The Longfellow garden, behind the Longfellow House on Congress Street in Portland is a quiet secluded retreat from the hustle of the city traffic. This walled...

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  • 20. ascent

    sculptures are scattered here and there through out the city. This example "The Ascent " by Kennedy is a nice example. Find it at the tope of Temple Street,...

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  • 21. West End cemetary

    If you're in the mood for a peaceful stroll, stop by the West End cemetary. It's less morbid than it sounds, really. Lots of old headstones and crypts, large...

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  • 22. Recommended to us by a local,...

    Recommended to us by a local, Hurricane Restaurant proved delightful. Great seafood, impecable service, excellent wine selections, water view, what more could...

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  • 23. It's only a short 45 minute...

    It's only a short 45 minute drive from Portland to the fabulous little town of Freeport , a shoppers haven. Even if you're not into designer outlets and...

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  • 24. a landmark no longer to be seen

    Saint Lawrence Church is now an arts center on Munjoy Hill. puppet shows were held here. Unfortunately this building has been changed since the photo was taken...

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  • 25. Two Lights State Park

    Only a 5 minute drive from the Portland Head Light off of route 77 in Cape Elizabeth you will find two lighthouses perched atop the rocky shoreline.

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