While I-95 is the most direct route to reach any of the coastal towns and cities, U.S. Route 1 and its auxiliary branches will provide a more scenic drive. Use these routes to get to all the shoreline areas, including Ogunquit, Kittery, Portland, the Yorks, Wells, Kennebunk, Cape Elizabeth and Old Orchard Beach.
Further inland, U.S. Route 202 passes through Sanford, Waterboro, Buxton, Gorham, and Windham.
I-495, an adjunct of I-95, takes a more westerly course -- further inland -- from Portland, up into Lewiston and on to Augusta, where it re-unites with I-95.
One final note: Travelers in the summer months should be prepared for heavy traffic on I-95, anywhere within the South Coast.