Residents of Wiscasset fret over traffic caused by Red’s, the lobster roll place. Having lived in Maine and eaten at Red’s I can promise you that you can skip both and not miss much. Wiscasset in May is great but summertime? Forget it. You don’t want to be anywhere on Route One in Maine during the summer until at least Bucksport.
And you can make a most excellent lobster roll at least as good as Red’s – ask me for my recipe – at home for, at worst, half the price of Red’ $14.95 and you won’t have to wait an hour in line sucking down exhaust fumes. So head further north – anywhere north of Bar Harbor, rent a cottage by the sea, make you own lobster rolls and enjoy the view. That’s my Maine tourism tip for this season.