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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:40 AM
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New England DUers: York, ME or Narragansett, RI?
Ok, so someone in the family wants to send us away for a weekend to celebrate our upcoming wedding (mini honeymoon), and we're thinking possibly York or Narragansett. What do y'all think?

Or, any other ideas as far as somewhere nice and beachy around here?

Thank you! :hi:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:42 AM
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1. I prefer York myself
I like to be a bit further away from civilization and York's nice. Great beach, some fun stuff to do. I love Maine.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:45 AM
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2. We're leaning that way, thank you
:)
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:46 AM
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3. Well, York is close to Portland, and our food kicks serious ass.
Plus Maine is much nicer than RI. Seriously.
We have great biking, great beaches, rocky shorelines, world class dining, world class fried food.
Our mountains (an hour inland) are great. Our lakes and rivers are much more swimable than stinky old RI's.
For crying out loud, our license plates state quite clearly that we *are* Vacationland!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:51 AM
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10. Do you work for the tourism board?
:P
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:57 AM
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14. Nope. Just very proud of my state! Out of curiosity, why York?
As opposed to say Cape Elizabeth or something closer to Casco Bay? A lot of the really interesting stuff is in or by the bay. Highly recommended is taking the ferry out to the islands, say peaks island, and walking the shore or kayaking the bay out to the abandoned wwII or spanish war forts.
The beaches are good around Old Orchard.
Plus Old Orchard has that turn of the century kitch to it. Including a really weird pier:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:59 AM
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15. Sniffa has fond memories of York...but I'll show this thread to him
when he gets home tonight. Thank you so much for the suggestions! :hi:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:28 AM
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22. Holy Moley you do work for the tourism board.
You HAD to post a picture of OOB and mention the islands just to torture me, didn't ya?

Peaks has an inn near the wharf with killer views. I've never stayed there but the bar and restaurant are nice. I'm a big fan of the bay but the beaches are small so for a real beach lover the islands may be a disappointment.

And since bi_baby will read this, Chebeague Island has a decent inn too.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:31 AM
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23. Yup. And Great Diamond Island has a fantastic restaurant on the water.
Mmmmmm.
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Louis C. Phurye Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:46 AM
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4. Not from New England but
I've always wanted to go to Bah Hahbar. The pictures I've seen of Acadia National Park look awesome.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:51 AM
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9. Yeah, I haven't been to Maine in years...
Might be time to go back :D
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:46 AM
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5. York. Beautiful, beautiful spot. This is my favorite hotel.
Edited on Thu May-17-07 09:49 AM by Midlodemocrat
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:50 AM
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8. Oooh, that looks beautiful!
I think we're gonna go with York. :)

:hi:
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:26 AM
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21. yay!
you'll have lots of fun up here! Even if you never leave your hotel room :evilgrin:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:47 AM
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6. York
Narragansett is nice but York seems more remote and a perfect honeymoon spot.

:)
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:49 AM
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7. Thank you! I think that's where Sniffa really wants to go
:)
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:52 AM
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11. York.
Short Sands is smaller and within walking distance to a few restaurants and shops. Outside of the summer it's a nice quiet spot. Long Sands is more beach town feeling. Cape Neddick is nice.
Once you start looking at Maine, throw Ogunquit and Kennebunkport into the mix too. They all have beaches and charm.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:56 AM
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13. Sniffa really likes York....'Cause it's 'quaint', heehee
:)

:hi:

Thanks for the input!
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:11 AM
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17. Typical Cantabrigian attitude.
Tell him I said so.
:hi:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:13 AM
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18. Ha!
:rofl:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:54 AM
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12. Well I may be biased
Growing up in RI and all...

Narragansett is very pretty. I've never been to York.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:02 AM
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16. Hehe, I understand...
Decisions, decisions...

:hi:
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m_welby Donating Member (508 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:13 AM
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19. As a Rhodeislander...
As a Rhodeislander, I'd go with york. Gansett is lovely, but not very remote or secluded.

If you want to be able to hit the beaches and the city within a half hour then go with RI, if you want to 'get away' go to maine.


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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:20 AM
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20. Wow
An actual Rhode Islandah!

I grew up in Warwick. My family is still there.

:hi:
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:54 AM
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28. proper pronunciation "Wah-wick"
unlike Warren, which is pronounced "Wahn"
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:30 PM
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29. Yup!
:thumbsup:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:34 AM
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24. I LOVE Maine.
:loveya:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:35 AM
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25. Not from NE but York is very cool...been there many times
Plus there are great outlet shops in Kittery and a really great restaurant, Warrens Lobster House.

Have fun!
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:03 AM
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26. York n/t
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:53 AM
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27. York Harbor, we stayed in a beautiful Victorian B&B there
Edited on Thu May-17-07 12:04 PM by kwassa
York is much nicer.

This might be it.

http://www.tanglewoodhall.com/
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