Explore Maine by Region - Mid-Coast
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Along the Mid-Coast, travelers can expect to enjoy all of what has made Maine famous: panoramic water views, lighthouses and lobsters. Likewise, the transportation options in this region are equally impressive - from visiting the islands by ferry, to exploring towns and villages by bus or trolley.

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Pemaquid Point LighthouseSanborn PondMagestic ChurchWoolwich Town House -1837, Old Stage RdThe Chocolate Church - BathPort Clyde General StoreMulligan's Smoked AlwivesGrazing Horse - Atop Blinn Rd - Dresden

 

Air Travel

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Knox County Regional Airport (RKD)

Knox County Regional Airport is situated on the Rockland coast. It provides air access for passenger and cargo to the islands, as well as commercial passenger service to Boston, and other Maine locations.

Website | 207-593-9323 or 207-594-4131

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Wiscasset Airport (KIWI)

Wiscasset Airport is a public-use airport located three miles southwest of the central business district of Wiscasset. This general aviation airport is publicly owned by Town of Wiscasset. It is currently not served by commercial aircraft, though scheduled air service was once available on Downeast Airlines.

Website | 207-449-3172

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Biking

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Mid-Coast by Bike

Cyclists touring the Mid-Coast region will enjoy graceful water views and picturesque fishing villages, along with a wealth of arts and entertainment offerings, historic lighthouses, museums and galleries.

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Bus Transportation

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Bath Shuttle Bus - CityBus

Operated by the City of Bath, provides public fixed route bus service in the City of Bath. CityBus operates Monday through Friday.

Website | 207-443-8363

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BusBank

The BusBank is a nationwide charter bus service that is able to offer a wide variety of options from mini bus service to full size coach buses. The BusBank can handle groups from 15 passengers up to large events of tens of thousands. The BusBank services all regions of Maine.

Website | 1-866-428-7226

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Coastal Trans Inc (CTI)

A private, non-profit corporation providing demand response public transportation to Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties, as well as the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County, and a commuter service from Rockland to Bath Iron Works.

Website | 1-800-444-6207 (Bath) | 1-800-289-6605 (Rockland)

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Custom Coach and Limousine

Custom Coach and Limousine's fleet consists of executive sedans, vans, stretch limousines, SUVs, mini coaches, school buses, 29, 49 and 57 passenger Motorcoaches and our all new 20 passenger Limousine-Party Coach.

Website | 1-800-585-3589

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GO Maine Commuter Connections

This free commuter assistance program provides services to commuters who live, work, or travel throughout the State of Maine. Emergency Ride Home Guarantee.

Website | 1-800-280-RIDE (7433)

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Maine Charter Bus Rental Services - US Coachway Inc.

US Coachway Inc. offers charter bus service nationally and throughout Maine.

Website | 1-800-359-5991

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Northeast Charter & Tour

Northeast Charter & Tour Co., Inc. offers extensive passenger transportation services, ranging from passenger vans for airport shuttle service, minibus, to a full 56-passenger charter bus.

Website | 1-888-593-6328

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Regional Transportation Program (RTP)

A private, non-profit corporation that provides public transportation services in Cumberland County. RTP provides door-to-door service utilizing agency buses and vans, volunteer drivers, and the family and friends reimbursement program for MaineCare eligible appointments, and also provided commuter service to BIW.

Website | 207-774-2666 | 1-800-244-0704

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VIP Charter Coach

Established in 1985, V.I.P. specializes in motorcoach tours and charters of all kinds serving the United States and Canada. VIP also services USM Portland-Gorham.

Website | 207-772-4457

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Waldo County Community Partners

A private, non-profit corporation that provides public transportation on a demand-response basis in Waldo County. The majority of services are oriented to Belfast; however, regularly scheduled trips are made to Bangor, Rockland, Augusta, and Waterville. 207-546-7607 TTY.

Website | 207-338-4769 | 1-800-439-7865

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Car & Driving

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Coastal Trans Inc (CTI)

A private, non-profit corporation providing demand response public transportation to Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties, as well as the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County, and a commuter service from Rockland to Bath Iron Works.

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Explore Maine by Car

Sometimes, the only way to get to your destination is by car. In fact, some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the state can only be reached by driving. Make the most of the ride by traveling along one of many scenic byways that wind through the state. And if you need directions or lodging along the way, checkout our information on Maine's Visitor Information Centers.

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Ferry Service

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Bailey Island

Bailey Island is an island in Casco Bay, and a part of the town of Harpswell, Maine, USA.

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Criehaven Island

From www.criehaven.org: Criehaven is a very special commmunity. We are the farthest offshore inhabited island on the East Coast. Criehaven Township includes Ragged Island, Wooden Ball Island, Seal Island, and Matinicus Rock.

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Deer Isle/Stonington

Deer Isle/Stonington is accessible by automobile over a high, narrow suspension bridge, or via ferry. Fishing remains a mainstay on this island, which also features quiet woods, open fields and a vibrant artist community.

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Islesboro

Located three miles off Lincolnville Beach in the mid-coast region, Islesboro is accessible via the Lincolnville Ferry. The island is home to open meadows and tall spruces, as well as a lighthouse and museum.

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Islesboro Ferry

The ferry "Margaret Chase Smith" serves Islesboro Island from the town of Lincolnville.

Website | 207-789-0214 | 207-734-6935

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Maine State Ferry Service

Operated by the Maine Department of Transportation, provides fixed-route ferry service from Bass Harbor to Swan's Island and Frenchboro, from Rockland to North Haven and Matinicus Island, and from Lincolnville to Islesboro. The Ferry Service operates year round.

Website | 207-596-5400

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Matinicus Excursions

Water taxi service for Matinicus, North Haven, and Rockland, Maine. Also offering puffin trips to Matinicus Rock.

Website | 207-366-3700

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Matinicus Island

Located 23 miles on the outer edge of Penobscot Bay, this island is accessible only by air or ferry. Matinicus remains a lobstering community. Visitors should be on the lookout for rare sea birds, and include a stop at Matinicus Rock Light.

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Matinicus Island Ferry

The ferry "North Haven" serves Matinicus Island from Rockland. The crossing distance is 23 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Website | 207-596-2202

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Monhegan Boat Line

The Original Monhegan Mailboat Experience transporting you through the waters of beautiful Muscongus Bay and enchanting Monhegan Island.

Website | 207-372-8848

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Monhegan Island

Monhegan is a small, rocky island ten miles from the nearest mainland and scarcely a square mile in area. It is accessible only by boat and there are no cars or paved roads on the Island.

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North Haven

North Haven, one of Maine's fourteen unbridged island communities, lies in Penobscot Bay approximately twelve miles from the midcoast city of Rockland. It is served by a Maine Department of Transportation ferry making three round trips a day from Rockland.

Website | 207-867-4441

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North Haven Ferry

The ferry “Captain Neal Burgess” of the Maine State Ferry Service serves North Haven Island from the City of Rockland.

Website | 207-596-2202 | 207-867-4441

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Vinalhaven Ferry

The ferrys "Captain Charles Philbrook" and "Governor Curtis" serve the Vinalhaven Island from the city of Rockland.

Website | 207-596-2202 | 207-863-0191

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Vinalhaven Island

Located approximately 12 miles off the coast of Maine, Vinalhaven is only eight miles long and should be enjoyed by bike or on foot. Lobstering remains a vital part of the economy, with a diverse group of smaller businesses to meet community needs. The village of Vinalhaven, located on the southern shore of the island, is the center of commercial activity.

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Train Travel

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Maine Eastern Railroad

Scenic Excursions: Come aboard our restored vintage railcars for a carefree journey through the spectacular scenery of mid-coast Maine, between Brunswick and Rockland.

Website | 1-866-637-2457

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