The Classic Maine Route 1 Road Trip
For some, nostalgia is the motivator. All these years after Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel On the Road, the American road trip — broadly defined as any driving vacation that includes multiple stops — runs deep in travelers’ hearts. Road trips have always offered freedom and the liberty to hit the road in one’s own car, according to one’s own rules and schedule, is the way to go for so many for their summer vacation. It’s American individualism.
And there is nothing more classic than taking the original Route One road. While it may begin way up in Fort Kent along the Canadian border, we’ve got you covered for Southern Maine. From Kittery to Arundel, get off the Interstate and get into the small towns, small restaurants and local spots that make up the southern part of our great state.
Whether you start north or south of our Ogunquit hotel, the Meadowmere is in the heart of this amazing stretch of Route One. When you arrive, settle into our hotel to relax and unwind. Then take a dip in the Roman Spa with swirling salt waters. Head into town for dinner or ask us for a recommendation to a nearby restaurant.
Road trip stays are best made May 1 – October 31 and include breakfast to fuel up for the day, amenity access to soak off road weariness in our Roman Spa, wifi to research the next pit stop and parking for your road trip must, the car!
Start your engines and begin your classic Maine Route One road trip!
The Classic Southern Maine Route One Road Trip Trail:
- Pit stop: Kittery Trading Post
- Refuel: Bob’s Clam Shack
- Pit stop: Stonewall Kitchen Flagship store, York’s Wild Kingdom Park & Zoo
- Refuel: Anthony’s Food Shop
- Cape Neddick
- Pit stop: Eldredge Fly Shop
- Refuel: Flo’s Hot Dogs
- Pit stop: Ogunquit Playhouse
- Refuel: Cornerstone Lobster Pizza, Village Food Market Italian Stallion or Randy’s Red Eye Coffee
- Pit stop: Wonder Mountain Fun Park
- Refuel: Scoop Deck Ice Cream
- Pit stop: Antique Corridor, starting with R. Jorgenson Antiques and continuing for over 1 mile
- Refuel: Congdon’s Donuts
- Pit stop: Brick Store Museum, Waterhouse Public Skate
- Refuel: Sebago Brewing
- Pit stop: Antiques USA
- Refuel: Bentley’s Saloon
Just Off the Route One Path . . .
- Eats at Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier
- Sights at Fort McClary and Fort Foster
- History at Old York Museums & Gaol
- Arts at the George Marshall Old Store & Gallery
- Cape Neddick
- Eats at Goldenrod
- Sights at the Nubble Lighthouse
- Eats at Footbridge Lobster Shack, MC Perkins Cove
- Culture at Ogunquit Museum of American Art & Marginal Way
- Sights at Drake’s Island
- Conservation at Rachel Carlson Wildlife Preservation & Laudholm Farm
- Sights at Wedding Cake House & Walker’s Point (The Bush Family Estate)
- Finds at Old House Parts Company & Antiques on the Nine
Rates are based on double occupancy exclusive of taxes and is offered for dates noted subject to change and extra person charges. Not applicable to groups and cannot be combined with any getaway package or promotional discount. Subject to availability and may be discontinued at any time. Additional blackout dates may apply and arrival dates required as noted.
Check-in is any time after 2p. Check-out is 11a. Credit card guarantee of first nights rate plus tax is required to confirm reservations. Higher rates possible during holiday weekends and special events/high season. A deposit refund, minus only a $25 Processing Fee, is made up to 11p seven days prior to the day of arrival. Deposits are Non-Refundable within seven days prior to the day of arrival. Specific location and room requests honored whenever possible, but not guaranteed. All rooms non-smoking. No pets.
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*Above attractions are suggestions and subject to change.*