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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Beyond the Lobster in Maine


5. Oddball Day

Take in the Wyeth art collection at the Farnsworth Art Museum.  

Begin exploring the coastal arts scene with a coffee from new whole-bean and spice emporium Foglifter’s on your way to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, a fifteen-minute drive. The museum houses the country’s largest collection of Wyeth art, three generations of paintings and illustrations by the famed artist family. Head back up U.S. 1 to wander the galleries at Rockport’s renowned Maine Media Workshops, which host exhibits by emerging area artists and photographers and offer workshops on everything from travel photography to bookbinding. Return to Camden to browse the local literature at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop for titles by former commercial fisherwoman Linda Greenlaw, as well as Don McLean and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Finish the day with a pint of locally brewed Andrew’s English Pale Ale at the nearby Cappy’s Chowder House, where the fried Maine haddock sandwich is actually superior to the chowder.

Published on Mar 4, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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