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Best Bargains in Maine | 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Bargains in Maine | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards
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Pinching pennies never felt so good! Check out our picks for the best bargains in Maine for 2014.

BEST PIZZA BY THE SLICE:
OTTO PIZZA, Portland

With options like mashed potato, bacon, and scallion or butternut squash, ricotta, and cranberry, Otto’s has gained a passionate following. Its popularity has spawned locations in Portland, South Portland, and Massachusetts, but this is the original. Slices: from $3. 576 Congress St. 207-773-7099; ottoportland.com

BEST CARHOP:
FAT BOY DRIVE-IN, Brunswick

Turn your lights on for carhop service at Fat Boy, a Brunswick institution since 1955. Specialties include BLTs made with Canadian bacon, onion rings, and blueberry frappes. Cash only. Sandwiches: from $1.50. 111 Bath Road. 207-729-9431

BEST MOUNTAIN-BIKING NETWORK:
CARRABASSETT VALLEY

The crowds are few and the options are plentiful in the Carrabassett Valley, where you can ride the professionally designed (and free!) Outdoor Center trails, the Narrow Gauge Trail, and the Maine Huts Trail. carrabassett.nemba.org; mainehuts.org

BEST ISLAND TOUR:
CASCO BAY LINES MAILBOAT RUN, Portland

Pack a picnic and for just $15.50 board the mailboat run for a three-hour cruise through the islands of Casco Bay, complete with brief stops at Long, Chebeague, Cliff, Little Diamond, and Great Diamond islands. 56 Commercial St. 207-774-7871; cascobaylines.com

BEST FREE ART MUSEUM:
COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Waterville

The recently added Alfond-Lunder pavilion houses the world-class Lunder Collection, one of the most important holdings of American art assembled by private collectors. It’s a who’s who of American art, a collection equally impressive for its depth as its breadth. 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive. 207-859-5600; colby.edu/academics_cs/museum

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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