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Landscapes of the state of Maine - Page 3

 

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Park Loop is a 27 mile road in the eastern half of Mount Desert Island. It connects mountains, lakes, forests and shores of Mount Desert. You can gain access to it off Route 3 aproximately 1.5 miles south of Bar Harbor.

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Northeast Harbor is a little town with an aproximate population of 2,000. It is located on the eastern half of Mount Desert Island on the eastern shore of the entrance to Somes Sound.

Its harbor is home of exclusive yachts and sailing vessels. In spite of its small size, it offers a big range of commercial options, from boutiques and galleries to restaurants.

Some of its main attractions include the Asticou Azalea Garden (a Japanese styled garden blended with common characteristics of this part of Maine's rocky coastline), the Thuya Garden (an enchanted garden located on a granite hillside off the Peabody Drive section of Route 3 east of Northeast Harbor), and the 35 acre (14.1 hectares) Upper Hadlock Pond (a freshwater body surrounded by mountains with hiking trails).
 

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Located on the coast of Maine about 26 miles northeast of Portland (42 kms), the Town of Brunswick has an aproximate population of 20,000 and it is framed by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Androscoggin River to the north. It is connected with the city of Portland by Interstate 295 and Route 1.

Settled in 1628 and known by the name Pejepscot for over the first 100 years. In 1794 Bowdoin College was established. During the 19th century it became a prosperous industrial town thanks to its seaport and the power providing Androscoggin River Falls. Those two elements helped make Brunswick a major industrial producer of lumber, paper, soap, flour, carriages, plows, furniture, shoes, bricks, cotton and textiles.

While Harriet Beecher Stowe was living in Brunswick, she wrote the book Uncle Tom's Cabin.
 
Nowadays, Brunswick is a college town with a big range of artistic and cultural resources, including Bowdoin College’s museums, theater and concert hall.
  

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Pennellville is a small historic district in the southern part of Brunswick. This small village is whithin Brunswick's borders and was settled in the 1760s by Thomas Pennell II, hence the name of the village. Thomas II was a shipwright and his second son, Thomas Pennell III, founded a shipyard in the area. Since then, the history of Pennellville was carved by shipbuilding. The family's next generations carried on the business and built around 70 ships over the century that followed Thomas' times.

Despite the shipyard does not exist anymore, many of the historic Pennell mansions have survived and are still standing.

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Located in Piscataquis County, Maine and surrounded by impressive mountain ranges, Moosehead Lake is Maine's largest body of water.

Moosehead Lake is one and a half hours from Bangor and three hours from Portland.

Some of the most popular outdoor activities among visitors include: hiking, mountain biking, ice climbing, snowmobiling and wildlife watching.
 

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