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Sebasco Harbor Resort, Sebasco Estates, Maine

Families in the northeast have made resorts in Maine a vacation destination for many decades; this authentic inn has been welcoming families since 1930. So what makes Sebasco an "authentic" Maine resort? A unique mix of accommodations including rooms in the Lighthouse, a quintessential Main Lodge, and a variety of suites and family cottages make a good start. Add a list of outdoor...

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Extreme Winter Adventures In New England

Teens, dog sledding, snowshoeing, zip lining, good grub, and ice combine for an unforgettable winter getaway in New Hampshire and Maine. In my family, active vacations work best when we travel with our two teens. The busier our itinerary is, the less time we have to bicker.Downhill skiing is our usual go-to winter holiday. But this year, we were ready to experience some new sorts...

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Use Great Escapes New England To Plan Weekend Getaways

The Great Escapes series of pocket guides deliver a wealth of information about regional short break and holiday escapes in a handy and easy-to-use package. It's not often we encounter a guidebook whose author is so knowledgeable about a destination that we trust his or her taste immediately. Yet such is the case with this "selective" guide to only 25 of New England's...

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Custom Itinerary – Weekend in Maine

Q - Jeff L. of Trenton, New Jersey asks: My family, including a 1, 6 and 9-year-old will be spending a long weekend in Bethel, Maine and we are looking for some activities that include watersports, fishing, history and outdoor fun. Any ideas?A - Your trip to Bethel, Maine, which has been welcoming summer guests since...

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Point Sebago Resort, Maine

An award-winning New England resort scores with golfing families and the youngest kids.Children riding their bicycles like they owned the place and golfers with "life is good" smiles on their faces as they drove their carts to the on-premises championship golf course -- the kids and the golfers -- those are the ones who seem to enjoy the Point Sebago Resort in Casco, Maine the most. It...

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Visit New England's only oceanfront amusement park for old-fashioned rides, live entertainment, lobster dinners, and a walk through history.Old Orchard Beach, Maine, known as New England's only Beachfront Amusement Park, lies just 98-miles from Boston, 12-miles from Portland, and about 300-miles from New York City. A convenient day-trip or frugal weekend getaway from neighboring metropolitan...

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The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine

Enjoy a family-fun, New England experience along the Kennebunk River at the 125- year-old Nonantum Resort.Originally built in the 1880s, the Nonantum Resort rests on the land that was once the home to many different Native American tribes. In the mid-17th century, under the leadership of Chief Thomas Waban, the diverse groups banded together and their settlement was named after the Algonquin...

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Maine, New England Restaurants

Read on for some really great family food stops in Maine, when you've had enough of the fresh lobster.The concentration of colleges and universities in the northeast makes it very likely that when you have a junior or senior in high school, you will be doing "The Circuit." While we were on the road with our son, we happened upon some unusual and interesting eateries which I thought were...

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My Church Pilgrimage Trip

Our mission was to help the people who live in Calais, Maine. Many of them are poor and they live in houses that need to be painted. Some just need a friend to talk to. We were to be divided into groups, each with a different service task to tackle. Some volunteers would journey to a local Boys and Girls Club and act as a big brother or sister to a lonely child, while still others would...

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