NEARBY ATTRACTIONS  

Our location in Scarborough, Maine places the Pride Motel and Cottages at the hub of local attractions. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone.

For those who love the ocean... there's Casco Bay and its beaches, Fort Williams and Portland Headlight. For those looking for a little culture...there's the city of Portland, Maine with its museums and fine restaurants, and the quaint shops of the Old Port. For some of the best outlet shopping... visit nearby Freeport, Maine and L.L. Bean, and Kittery, Maine. For a little more excitement... there's harness and auto racing, golf, amusement and water parks. We are happy to direct you to the best locales that the area has to offer.

GENERAL INTEREST

Maine Tourism - http://www.visitmaine.com/home.php
The official state tourism organization. This is the place to get a planner, maps, or general information.

Scarborough - http://www.scarborough.me.us/about.html
This is the town where we are located. It is a great beach community and has lots to offer residents and tourists alike.

Portland - http://www.visitportland.com/
Portland is the largest city in the state and is located about 12 miles to the north. The Old Port is a beautiful area of shops, bars and restaurants. See calendar of events for vacation activities.

Portland Headlight/Ft. Williams - http://www.portlandheadlight.com/
One of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and only a 15 minute drive away.

Maine Innkeepers Association - http://www.maineinns.com/
The association of Maine lodging establishments.

Take a walk, ride your bike or jog along the Eastern Trail along the Scarborough Marsh.
http://visitshoremagazine.com/2/?p=3915

FAMILY/KIDS

Funtown USA - http://www.funtownsplashtownusa.com/
This is one of the largest amusement & water parks in New England and is located about 4 miles from the motel. We sell discounted tickets at our front desk.

Aquaboggan - http://www.aquabogganwaterpark.com/
This a waterpark with minigolf and some other activities located about 1 mile away.

Palace Playland - http://www.palaceplayland.com/
This beachfront amusement park is at the heart of the Old Orchard Beach "downtown" area and has a homey Coney Island feel.

Vacationland Bowling - http://www.vacationlandbowling.com/
New England candle pin bowling with neon lights and rails for the kids, or great adult fun too.

Children's Museum of Maine - http://kitetails.com/index.html
One of the highest rated in the country, not to be missed.

Portland Museum of Art - http://www.portlandmuseum.org/
Wonderful gem in downtown Portland. Extensive Winslow Homer collection.

Wildlife Park - http://www.state.me.us/ifw/education/wildlifepark/
Great for kids! Interactive exhibits, live animals, low admission fee.

Downeast Duck Adventures- Portland's history on Maine's only amphibious tour

http://www.downeastducktours.com/default.htm


BEACHES/PARKS

Scarborough Beaches- http://www.scarborough.me.us/common/meetings/council/2008/generalbeachpamphlet.pdf

Old Orchard Beach - http://www.oldorchardbeachmaine.com/index.htm
This is a very popular beach town with 7 miles of great beach and a Coney Island feel. It is 5 miles from the motel and has lots of public parking.

Southern Maine Beach Guide - http://www.visitmaine.net/beaches.htm
Closest beaches are Pine Point and Old Orchard, both within 5 minutes.

Two Lights State Park - http://www.state.me.us/cgi-bin/doc/parks/find_one_name.pl?park_id=28
Beautiful picnic spot with breathtaking views of the rocky coastline. (no beach)

Scarborough Land Conservation Trust- Trail Maps and Tours-

http://www.scarboroughcrossroads.org/slct/trails.html


RESTAURANTS

Portland Area Restaurant Guide & Reviews - http://www.foodinportland.com/

Maine Restaurant Association- www.feastonmaine.com

SHOPPING

Cabela's- www.Cabelas.com
The world's foremost outfitter has arrived! A must see for the outdoor sportsman. Many other shops too!

LL Bean - http://www.llbean.com/ http://verified.codes/LL-Bean
This is THE place for outdoor enthusiasts. It is always open and staffed by experts in all areas of activities. Located about a 30 minute drive to the north.

Freeport Outlets - http://www.freeportusa.com/
Over 170 upscale outlet shops. About a half hour north.

Maine Mall - http://www.mainemall.com/
Largest mall in northern New England. Located about 10 minutes from the motel.

Kittery Outlets - http://www.thekitteryoutlets.com/
Home to the Kittery Trading Post and many others. About a half hour south.

GOLF

Maine Golf Directory - http://www.visitmaine.net/golf.htm
Closest ones are Willowdale in Scarborough and Dunegrass in Old Orchard Beach.

Nonesuch River - http://www.nonesuchgolf.com/

Sable Oaks - http://www.sableoaks.com/

Willowdale - http://willowdalegolf.com/
207-883-9351

Dunegrass - http://www.dunegrass.com/
207-934-4513

Gorham Country Club - http://www.gorhamcountryclub.com/
207-839-3490

RACETRACKS

Scarborough Downs http://www.scarboroughdowns.com/
Live harness racing, simulcast wagering, and nice clubhouse dining at trackside.

Beech Ridge Speedway - http://www.beechridge.com/
NASCAR stock car racing on a 1/3 mile oval. Also hosts Busch North Series and Featherlite Modifieds.

Maine Indoor Karting-  http://www.maineindoorkarting.com/

Maine’s safest, fastest and thrilling indoor facility, 23 Washington Ave., Scarborough, 207-885-0058


MOVIES

Cinemagic (Stadium Seating and IMAX) Theater -
http://www.cinemagicmovies.com/
Route One Saco - 207-282-6234

DAY/OVERNIGHT TRIPS

Acadia National Park - http://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
The hidden jewel of the National Park System located about a 3 hour drive to the northeast, but well worth the trip.

Bar Harbor - http://www.vacationbarharbor.com/
Beautiful island town near Acadia National Park

Camden - http://www.camdenme.org/
A beautiful mid-coast town with many tall ships, shops, and restaurants. About 1.5 hour drive, mid way to Acadia National Park.

TRANSPORTATION

Local Bus from Portland to Biddeford through Scarborough, http://www.shuttlebus-zoom.com/intercity.html

Old Orchard Beach Trolley- http://www.shuttlebus-zoom.com/trolleys.html

Amtrak Downeaster - http://www.thedowneaster.com/
There is train service to the area by Amtrak out of Boston's North Station and many other stops in between.

Portland Jetport - http://www.portlandjetport.org/
This is the regional airport in the area served by many airlines with direct flights from most eastern US hubs.

Casco Bay Ferry - http://www.cascobaylines.com/
A great way to see the coast of Maine or visit one of the hundreds of Casco Bay islands.


WINTER ACTIVITIES

Ski Maine - http://www.skimaine.com/
Maine is not just a Summer destination! We are home to Sugarloaf, Saddleback, Sunday River & many other ski areas.

Snowmobile Maine - http://www.mesnow.com/
13,000 miles of trails! Are you kidding me!

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