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Best Classic Attractions in Maine | 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Classic Attractions in Maine | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards
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There’s a lot to see in do in the Pine Tree State, but some activities really stand the test of time. Read our picks for the best classic attractions in Maine.

BEST SPORTING MUSEUM:
RANGELEY OUTDOOR SPORTING HERITAGE MUSEUM, Oquossoc

Delve into Rangeley’s impressive sporting past in this purpose-built museum honoring fishing and boating luminaries such as Fly-Rod Crosby, Carrie Stevens, Herb Welch, and Herbie Ellis. 8 Rumford Road. 207-864-3091; rangeleyoutdoormuseum.org

BEST WINDJAMMER FARE:
J. & E. RIGGIN, Rockland

A multiday windjammer sail is a treat for the sea lover, and the palate, aboard the Riggin, a National Historic Landmark built in 1929 as an oyster dredger. Captain Jon Finger usually mans the wheel, while his wife, Captain Annie Mahle, a food columnist and well-known cookbook author, prepares from-scratch meals with ingredients often sourced from their home gardens. Rates: from $600, including meals. 3 Captain Spear Drive. 207-594-1875; mainewindjammer.com

BEST LOBSTER WITH A SENSE OF THE PAST:
COREA WHARF GALLERY & GALLEY, Corea

Order a lobster roll or lobster grilled-cheese sandwich at the window, peruse the historical photos in the fish-shack gallery, settle at a picnic table, and enjoy the dreamy harbor views. 13 Gibbs Lane. 207-963-2633; coreawharfgallery.com

BEST SPORTING CAMP:
LIBBY’S, Ashland

For more than 100 years, the Libby family has welcomed sports and wilderness lovers, sheltering them in lakefront traditional log cabins, feeding them hearty home-cooked fare, and guiding them along the woods and waterways of northern Maine. (Set deep in the woods in the Ashland area; many visitors fly into the camp.) Package rates: from $210. 207-435-8274; libbycamps.com

BEST SHAKER IMMERSION:
SABBATHDAY LAKE SHAKER VILLAGE, New Gloucester

Only a handful of Shakers remain in the world’s last inhabited Shaker community, but a museum, store, services, guided tours, and special events offer a glimpse into this endangered lifestyle. 707 Shaker Road. 207-926-4597; shaker.lib.me.us

Please Note: This information 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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