What to do in Presque Isle, Maine???

chperplt

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4 days... Do you drink?


It's been about 5 years since I've been there, so things may have changed.. Not much to see/do in PQI. Take a drive into Canada or down to Portland. Last time I was there, the eating wasn't very plentiful. A Ruby Tuesday in the mall, and a Chinese Buffet that wasn't very appetising.

Which one of the two hotels in town are you staying at?
 

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4 days..

Suggestion Please?

Thanks in advance!
Bring a laptop, an XBOX, and a couple cases of beer; you're going to be bored out of your f'in skull staying in that town.

Go to Governor's. Eat some pie. Watch the little train circle the restaurant.

Go to the mall.

Go to The Mai Tai and get drunk.


Best advice, if you can, is to rent a car, go to Quebec City, and stay there. It's a real cool little city; the closest thing to a European town you'll find on this side of the Atlantic. It's about 250 miles each way from PQI.
 

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If you have any family there you might be able to get some action...
 

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If you're not there yet, and heading in late at night, review chart carefully. Apparently the runway/approach pilot-controlled-lights are not on CTAF frequency, but another frequency.

Just heard it second-hand from someone who went thru there.
 

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Apparently the runway/approach pilot-controlled-lights are not on CTAF frequency, but another frequency.
Correct. 122.8 is the CTAF; 122.6 does the lights. It's on the chart, but an easy thing to miss if you're busy.

Also, don't line up for Caribou airport right nextdoor.
 

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Presque Isle is basically a small farming town. And since Loring AFB closed down several years ago, things are very quiet. As the good folks there like it. As for things to do, drive down to Millinocket and go to Baxter State Park. It is about a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive each way. Or if you so desire, check about getting a seaplane rating. Your best bet there would be Greenville. Or best yet, just sit back and watch the world go by.

New potatos should be out shortly, so you might want to consider getting some to take home. A hint, if you like baked potatos, try to get Green Mountain potatos. Fresh potatos can't be beat.
 

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Oh man this place blows! I'm staying at the Northeastland. I think its the best hotel here. Really its like being the best bull fighter in thailand. I think I might have to drive somewhere else, far.
 

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Go drive to the furthest most northern point of the continental US. I think it is a tie with someplace in Oregon. If the sun ever comes out, enjoy the 14+ hours of daylight.

Do you like 4 wheeling? Or dirt biking? The trails up that way are fanfrickintastic! The local vernacular is 'whicked pissa'.

The seaplane rating idea is a good one, also. Enjoy the 2 weeks of warm Maine weather. Winter is just around the corner.
 

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Count teeth
 

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Oh man this place blows! I'm staying at the Northeastland. I think its the best hotel here.
Yup; that's where we stayed when I was doing regular overnights there. If you're really lucky, you get the deluxe room with the 80's vintage waterbed. Bring a sic-sac from the plane! :laugh:


I feel your pain, man, but at least it's summertime. The last time I tried to fly out of there, it was -40, and the steel cable snapped when I tried to close the cabin door. Stuck for two more days waiting for a part, and about ready to hang myself by the end of it.

Good luck!
 

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But just think, they are flying Dash-8's now! You could have been apart of the magic.:laugh:
 

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Nah, I'll stick to my job as a glorified baggage handler. I could have probably been chief pilot over there by now, but this baggage handling gig pays better. :laugh:
 

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If you have any family there you might be able to get some action...
Good call SC!! Remember back in the day during winter time, they'd have the annual Snowmobile races up main street! Pat's Pizza, and big Mike trying to bang the female controllers from Loring....Oh the good ole' days man....
 

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Go check out all the little planets. I only found three...
 
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