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Maine sees increase in Vermont, New Hampshire travelers

 Tourists walk by newly reopened restaurants, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Many Maine tourists towns have seen a sharp drop in the number of visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Tourists walk by newly reopened restaurants, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Many Maine tourists towns have seen a sharp drop in the number of visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) (WCAX)
Published: Jun. 16, 2020 at 8:05 AM EDT
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After guidelines have started to loosen for Northeast travel, Maine is seeing an uptick in New Hampshire and Vermont residents.

"The phone starts ringing. We just got the news and then everybody from Vermont and New Hampshire was calling and saying, 'Yeah, we can come and we don't have to quarantine,'" said Elaine Talvi, the owner of Sea-Vu campground.

Campground managers in Maine say they're seeing only a slight bump in guests from New Hampshire and Vermont, but most of their customers usually come from Massachusetts and Canada.

They're still operating at 25% capacity and business is touch and go.

Some are just hoping to break even this year.

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