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Things to Do in Moosehead Lake Maine

“Maine, the Way Life Should Be”, the state slogan that represents the way you feel while living and vacationing in Maine. Visiting Moosehead Lake is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Moosehead Lake is the largest lake in New England located about 70 miles north of Bangor Maine. It covers 75,000 acres and stretches 40 miles long and 12 miles wide.

Greenville and Rockwood Maine are the towns that surround Moosehead Lake. This area is known for moose as they outnumber residences 3 to 1.

The lake sits at 1,000 feet above sea level with mountains located all around the area. Mt. Kineo rises abruptly from the middle of the lake towering 800 feet above the water.

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Epic Places to Visit in USA that you didn’t know existed

There are so many epic places to visit in the USA that most don’t even know exist. We all know about the famous locations and tourist spots that are advertised all over but what about the off the beaten path locations in this beautiful country.

We all love to find out of the way, less crowded places to spend some quality time with our loved ones. In addition, it would be great to find places to visit that are less crowded.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen too often but it will never happen in places like the Grand Canyon because after all who doesn’t want to visit the Grand Canyon. Although, I’m differently not saying that you shouldn’t go there are times that we just want to go somewhere not as crowded and still have a great vacation.

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Incredible Hikes Everyone in Maine Should Do

Maine is a great place to take a vacation especially if you love the outdoors. Here are 10 incredible hikes everyone in Maine should take at least once in their lifetime.

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Gulf Hagas

This is my favorite hike in Maine. This circuit hike can be strenuous at times, but the scenery is so worth the effort.

This hike is within the 100-mile wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail.

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Drive-In Movie Theaters in New York

Are there still any Drive-in Movie Theaters in New York?

Surprisingly, New York has the largest number of operating drive-in movie theaters in the country. With 28 remaining, you can still take a step back in time and experience the way we used to watch movies on the outdoor big screen.

Drive-ins were the wave of the late 1950s and became very popular all over.  The number of drive-ins in New York peaked during 1963 at 150 theaters. Of the remaining 28, all are north of the New York City bridges.

New York’s first drive-in opened on Long Island in 1938 in Valley Stream. This one screen, 500 capacity theater the fifteenth built in the United States.

I remember going here as a kid all the time since I grew up in Queens, it was the closest drive-in to where we lived.

At one point in time, Long Island had 16 drive-ins some holding up to 2500 cars. Today they are all just a memory.

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Epcot Flower and Garden Show

Welcome to Spring and Epcot’s Flower and Garden Show. It runs from March 4, 2020 to June 1, 2020, when Epcot comes alive with color and beauty. There are so many things to do at the show, just see all the activities below.

Big Pink Flower from Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Enjoy the many topiaries and colorful gardens around the entire park while eating and drinking many different foods from around the world.

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15 Things to do in Amish Country/Lancaster PA

Getaway for a long weekend or a few days and visit Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country. These 15 things to do in Amish Country in Lancaster PA will give you the total Amish experience and also other things in this area too.

If you never explored Amish Country before you are in for a treat. Lets first talk about what is Amish.

Amish is a religion and these people live their lives in a very simple way without modern amenities.  

They believe in the old ways like working the land and being self-sufficient. They live their lives as people did 300 years ago.

You get to experience examples of this when visiting Amish Country. Here is a list of facts about the Amish people along with some of their traditions:

  • Horse and buggy is their transportation
  • They plow the fields with mules and donkeys
  • They don’t use electricity in their houses
  • Everything from tools to lamps is run by gas (propane)
  • They bake everything from scratch
  • Children only go to school until 8th grade.
  • Schools are one-room schoolhouses with one teacher who teaches all ages
  • There are no telephones in their houses rather several households share one phone in a phone booth on the road mostly for business use
  • The Amish are very hard-working people
  • Before teens turn 18 they can experience the outside world but most choose to stay with the Amish lifestyle
  • Sunday is a religious day with church services in the morning and visiting in the afternoon, they do not work on Sundays
  • They have no church building as they take turns having church at their house and food all the attendees
  • The Amish community works together and always help each other
  • They make their own clothes
  • Quilting is big business in the Amish community (and they are beautiful)
  • Most are farmers
  • They only marry in November and December when all farming is done for the year
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Where to see Moose in Maine?

The famous question while traveling to Maine is “Where to see Moose in Maine?

With the biggest population in the lower 48 states and only second to Alaska, Maine is definitely the place if you want to see moose.

I’ve always been fascinated with them, not sure if it is because of their size or their beauty but it is really a thrill seeing them in the wild.

One time we were in Maine (Moosehead Lake region) when we got to see 2 male moose locking antlers, wow what a site and even a little scary. Although most of the time we see them it reminds me of how gentle these large creatures can be seeing them with their young and feeding in the bogs.

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Restaurants in Lancaster PA Amish Food at it’s Best

So many Restaurants in Lancaster PA offer Amish Food and when visiting Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country you must experience some of it.

This area is known for homemade comfort foods. Fried chicken, smoked ham, mashed potatoes, and brown noodles are almost always on the menu. Homemade desserts such as sho-fly pie, whoopie pies, and apple dumplings are native to the Amish.

Ingredients come from area farms. Milk products, corn, other vegetables, and meats are grown locally. These fresh ingredients, along with most things made from scratch, bring people to this area to experience its food.

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Baxter State Park, A True Wilderness Experience

Baxter State Park is a True Wilderness Experience. With over 200,000 acres, this special place is a hiker’s paradise to experience nature at its best.

There are 46 mountain peaks for you to explore of which 18 of them are over 3,000’ in elevation. The highest peak in Baxter State Park is Baxter Peak at 5,267’.

It’s a park you can get lost in so you should always have a good map with you. These can be obtained at the area campground, park headquarters in Millinocket and the Visitor Center at Togue Pond.

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12 Best Amusement Parks in New York State

Everyone is always looking to have fun and there is nothing better than going to an amusement park. Here are the Best Amusement Parks in New York State.

When planning a trip or weekend getaway we always planned a day or two at an amusement park. Your kids will love it and it gives you the opportunity to just have fun and be a kid yourself again.

Some are big parks run by major corporations like Six Flags while others are small family-run businesses. Whatever the case you will have a good time going on all the roller coaster and other thrill rides as well as family and kiddie rides.

Don’t you just love taking a carousel and listening to that music as you go round and round? These are the things that make these parks so much fun.

Here is a list of the best amusement parks in New York State. So get out and have some fun!

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