Monday, June 05, 2006

Portland and Southern Maine 4th of July Fireworks

My favorite place to watch fireworks in the United States on the 4th of July has to be on the eastern bank of the Kennebec River in Woolwich, ME. There is a kind man who owns a little lot with a perfect rock, that lets people treck across his freshly mown path to enjoy this view. It's a family atmosphere, and pretty much a locals only kind of place. We were fortunate enought to be invited to this place by a local in 1999.

For the rest of folks, make your way to the Kennebec River and find a spot in Bath. While you are there make a day of it and enjoy a good old fashioned celebration at Bath Heritage Days. If you don't want to make your way that far north, access some other southern Maine options here: Portland and Southern Maine 4th of July Fireworks: "Bath Heritage Days is a four day celebration in Bath that includes fireworks over the waterfront on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006, the final day of Bath Heritage Days, at 9:15 pm. 207-443-9751. "

Southern Maine Day Trips - The Island of Georgetown

My favorite Maine guide at "About" has done it again with this great driving guide of Georgetown Maine: Southern Maine Day Trips - The Island of Georgetown: "When you cross the second bridge on Route 127 (about five miles from Woolwich), you'll be on the island of Georgetown, Maine. The island has over 82 miles of shoreline, with sandy beaches, sheltered coves, harbors, rocky headlands, and marshes. Abundant wildlife, including osprey, harbor seals, bald eagles, deer, and moose, share Georgetown Island with its 1,000 human inhabitants. "

Whether you are taking a day trip in Maine in search of the perfect lobster, or spending a week at my favorite town in Maine, make this driving trip part of your time. You won't find it in the touristy books or online most online sources, but you won't go wrong, and you won't be stuck in traffic in Georgetown.