Friday, February 21, 2014

Your Favorite Interstate Exits: I-95 in Maine

English: Hamlin Peak of Mount Katahdin in Baxt...
English: Hamlin Peak of Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine as seen from Baxter Peak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anyone who lives on the East Coast is familiar with Interstate 95. Many times it has been described as a slowly moving parking lot. I-95 is 1,920 miles long and runs along the eastern coast of the United States. This highway, which starts at the Canadian border, travels for 303 miles in Maine and links the cities of Houlton, East Millinocket, Howland, Banger, Waterville, Augusta, Auburn, Lewiston, Portland, Saco and Biddeford. From Augusta south to the state line, this highway becomes the Maine Turnpike which does have a toll. Drivers can take I-295 to save some money.

Attractions located near this interstate include the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Acadia National Park, Penobscot River, Atlantic Ocean, Portland Observatory, Peaks Island, Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin, the Appalachian Trail, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Sebago Lake, Cape Elizabeth and numerous lakes.

Please share with other drivers your experiences as to which exits are best for single travelers or anyone for that matter. Reasons for the choice may include the safety of the surrounding area, the availability of good hotels and restaurants or proximity to the interstate. Please make sure to give the exit number or a description of the location. For example, when I discuss I-40, I would recommend Exit 145 in Oklahoma City. Many hotels and restaurants were located at this exit and I felt safe in the area. This exit was very convenient for easily continuing west without the hassle of dealing with early morning rush hour traffic.
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