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After lunch I tooled north to Brunswick, my old home town, to pitch camp. But first I turned off I-295 (the quickest way to head up the coast from Portland) at exit 17 to drop in at the excellent Tourist Information Center there. I have
recommended visiting this station to folks making their initial trip to Maine, and my stop today was strictly TB motivated. I had no need of the quality services offered there, but wanted to refresh my memory and snag a couple photos to add a review and share the wealth.
I will reinforce exit 17 for several other reasons. Foremost, the Tourist Information Center also serves as a rest stop,
featuring clean rest rooms, plenty of parking and a boat load of vending machines - they even offer free wifi! But this exit is also where the DeLorme Map Store is, just across the street! You can take the kiddies in to see ‘Eartha’ and perhaps pick up a copy of the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer to supplement your arsenal of tourist info from the other side of the road. Finally, this exit dumps you onto Coastal One about three miles south of Freeport, so you may log the final leg to LL Bean at a leisurely pace and if you need a bite to eat, the Muddy Rudder, an excellent restaurant, is one of the first places
you’ll come across as you head that direction from exit 17. And just in case it is breakfast time, you can see my favorite morning spot in the state from the Muddy Rudder --- the Freeport Café, which I reviewed some time ago.