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KOA: Coastal Maine in early autumn

From the bloggers at KOA.

Early Autumn is a delightful time to tour coastal Maine.

I did so on my motorcycle in 2014 just in time for Maine Open Lighthouse Day, which will be commemorated on Sept. 12. This year twenty-three historic lighthouses will be open for public tours that day, thanks to the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation.

In addition to the lighthouses that dot the coast, you’ll love exploring Maine’s scenery, history, and roadside kitsch alongside U.S. Highway 1.

The itinerary I’ve planned for you here will not help you explore The Pinetree State, Maine’s nickname, it will also qualify you to weigh in with an eyewitness account on a longstanding “solar controversy.”

Bangor claims to be the birthplace of the lumber industry so it follows that the town would also claim to be the Birthplace of Paul Bunyan. That’s why you must include the Paul Bunyan statue on Main Street in your U.S. 1 plans. You can’t miss the colossus since he stands 31 feet high.

To read the full story by KOA, click here.

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