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Old 11-17-2015, 08:53 AM   #1
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Planning on taking the MH to Portland, Maine during a working trip. I have to be there the first weekend in April, so should be traveling right before and after. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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x2 on avoiding the cities- Would suggest you look into Ezpass makes life easier going thru turnpikes. I believe from North Carolina to Maine is ezpass territory with the exception of Conneticut. Cant think of any campgrounds open that early around Portland.
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:57 AM   #4
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I'm originally from Maine. There may be still snow on ground and cold. When I go back to Maine to visit I take I 81 to Scranton then 280 to pick up 84 right up to mass pike. Then 495 to 95 to Maine. I went back to Maine this past July and needed light jacket. My opinion would be to see if you could rent a cottage. Home away on the Internet. That's what I did in July it was more economical then hauling camper there. Plus I did not have toy hauler yet and we wanted to take motorcycle. So we towed bike and left old trailer at home. Good luck.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:26 AM   #5
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Planning on taking the MH to Portland, Maine during a working trip. I have to be there the first weekend in April, so should be traveling right before and after. Any suggestions?

Once you get there Wild Duck Campground might be open. Its just south or Portland.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:59 PM   #6
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Welcome to America's finest small city! Late Mar early Apr on the cusp of winter & spring. Be prepared for anything. Try Bayleys in OOB/Scarborough. They may be open then. Nice, well maintained, large RV campground. Enjoy Portland!
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:01 PM   #7
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I agree with Maineguy try Baileys . Great campground . If they are open stay near Ashley pond also you can try the Clambake restaurant gust down the road , open Friday thru Sunday . If it is open you have to try Two Lights Lobester Shack in Cape Elizebth .
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:02 PM   #9
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If you are planning on bring your MH as part of your travel to Portland ME during the first of April STOP right there....Maine has a history of big snow storms in April particularly last two weeks of March-first two weeks of April. Most RV CGs do not open until April 24th. There are many great B&Bs you could choose from in the Portland area and the Old Port has some of the finest restaurants you can find (if you love Irish food then Rí Rá is a must). With that said bring the MH and explore the coast of Maine in May-mid June (better choices of CG's without the over crowding). Trust me, growing up in Maine if you really want a remediable time May to mid-June and Sept-Oct are wonderful times to explore the state (super weather without black flies and herds of people). The snowbirds don't return until end of April.
As far as getting there follow rmac04401 advise especially if you are driving the MH...stay out of CT and eastern MA.

This is just my opinion. What ever method you chose have fun.

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