Route 1 Road Trip


Down East






Heading north from Key West, Rout 1 wends its way across 15 East Coast states- but we're confident Maine has the best of it all. Let's hit the road and explore the Maine coast, pointing out what we liked the best. From Kittery to Fort Kent this long article points out theatres, museums, bars, food trucks, candy stores, diners, breweries, art, marshes, lodging, restaurants, lighthouses, beaches, hikes, seafood shacks, roadside landmarks, lakes, ice cream, farms and refuges.


Leavitt Theatre, Johnson Hall Museum, Bentley's Saloon, Congdon's Food Truck Park, Kittery's Yummies Candy & Nuts, Miss Portland Diner, Palace Diner, Rudy's Diner, Sunrise Cafe, Brunswick Diner, Maine Beer Company, Big Wooden Head, Matt Barter, Brunswick, Danish Village, Scarborough Marsh, Maine State Prison Showroom, Taste of Maine, Pemaquid Point Light, Marshall Point Light, Popham Beach, Drift Inn Beach, Cliff Trail, Linekin Preserve & Burley Loop, Rockland, SeaPro, Harbor Square Gallery, Primo, Maine Lobster Festival, The Strand, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Me Lon Togo, Chainsaw Art, Ray Murphy, Union River Lobster Pot, Tracey's Lobste5s and Clams, The Meadow's Take-Out, Bayview Take-Out, Riverside Take-Out, New Friendly Restaurant, Crosby's Drive-In, Mill Stream Antiques, Fort Knox State Historic Site, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, St. Croix Island, Big Chicken Barn, Wild Blueberry Land, Big Jim, Hanscom House, Wilbur the Lobster, Linwood's, Obadiah's Bohemian Cafe and Trading Post, East Grand Lake, Greenland Cove Campground, Cowgers' Lake front Cabins, Rideout's Lakeside Lodge, Million Dollar View Scenic Overlook, First Settlers Lodge, Houlton Farms Dairy Bar, Wayne Sidl, Joe Ruff, Waite General Store, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Grammy's Country Inn, Notre Dame Du Mont Carmel, Don Cyr, Four Corners Park, Alan Cyr, Border, Canada, Dolly's Restaurant, Long Lake Sporting Club, Voyageur Lounge, Bouchard Family Farms, John Freeman, Mary Freeman, The Rib Truck, Dunne's Ice Cream, Beals Favorite Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Round Top, Downeast Ice Cream Factory, River's Edge Drive In, Maine Diner, Moody's Diner, Helen's Restaurant, Al's Diner, Rock's Family Diner, Big Easy Chair, Fawcett's Art, Antiques & Toy Museum, Perry's Nut House, 45th Parallel Marker, Shoe Tree, Found, Wyler's, Boothbay Harbor Artisans Co-op, Gifts at 136, Archipelago, Down East Shop, Bonnie's Place- Maine Made treasures, Mainely Pottery, Urban Moose, Riverlily, Kate's Bakery and Cafe, Treats, Dot's Coastal Cafe and Bakery, Nubble Light, Androscoggin Swinging Bridge, Mount Battie, Schoodic National Scenic Byway, Mizpah, Flo's Hot Dogs, Salty Bay Seafood Take out and Tavern, Red's Eats, Wasses Hog Dogs, Jordan's, Hidden Cove Brewing Company, Banded Brewing Company, Oxbow Brewing Company, Marshall Wharf Brewing Co., Airline Brewing Company, First Mile Brewing Company, Hendricks Head Beach, Birch Point Beach State Park, Lamoine State Park, Roque Bluffs State Park

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