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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Newfield, New Jersey, United States

    Default New Jersey to Bar Harbor, Maine.

    Looking for suggestions for stops at historic sites,eateries, bed and breakfast spots, parks and anything else of interest. To and from destination of Bar Harbor. Also, when is best time to go. Interested in Lobster/Clam bake and doing Cod fishing while in Bar Harbor. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default There and Back Again

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    There is quite a bit of both historic and scenic value to be seen between "New Jersey" and Bar Harbor, and the fact that you're going to be both 'going' and 'coming' works to your benefit. During one of your transits, I'd recommend that you take a few days and hug the coast after NYC and visit Mystic Seaport, the nearby Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Cape Cod National Seashore, the Freedom Trail in Boston, Salem (for the old seaport, not the witch kitsch), and perhaps Cape Anne and Plum Island. On the other pass, you can take a somewhat shorter route staying inland by way of Lowell National Historical Park, Old Sturbridge, the adjacent homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe in West Hartford CT, and perhaps even cross the Connecticut River on the oldest continuously operating ferry in the US between Glastonbury and Rocky Hill. Whichever way you go, you'll be following the coast (hopefully) all the way between Portsmouth NH and Bar Harbor, and along that stretch there are: Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Nubble in York ME, and Colonial Pemaquid in New Harbor.


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