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Stick to Route 1, Maine

The outlet stores in Kittery can mean clogged roads, but be patient and head north for low-lying sea marshes and foliage-covered hills. Follow Route 1 from one historic town to the next, from York, Ogunquit, Wells and into Kennebunk. Want to wander from your route? Take a detour onto Route 52 to see Megunticook Lake -- and don't miss Maiden Cliff.

Find your way: This route will take you along the southern Maine seacoast. Start out on Route 1 in Bath and follow Route 1 or Route 1A to Kennebunk. This can take you to our next stop, Acadia National Park Loop Road, if you want to expand your trip.