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The 'G' Spot Maine's Guidebook

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The 'G' Spot Maine's Guidebook

Food Scene
While this is the only local dinner restaurant in town, it's also the only bar. The food is really good (the parmesan-crusted haddock is my personal favorite) and the staff is friendly! There are always lively conversations to be had/heard in the bar (especially if you are interested in hearing about local lobster fishing) and generously-poured drinks from the staff. ;) Keep in mind that this is Milbridge, so the restaurant closes early (usually at 8pm), as does the bar (usually around 10pm).
44 Degrees North
17 Main Street
While this is the only local dinner restaurant in town, it's also the only bar. The food is really good (the parmesan-crusted haddock is my personal favorite) and the staff is friendly! There are always lively conversations to be had/heard in the bar (especially if you are interested in hearing about local lobster fishing) and generously-poured drinks from the staff. ;) Keep in mind that this is Milbridge, so the restaurant closes early (usually at 8pm), as does the bar (usually around 10pm).
This is the local breakfast & lunch place. Really good, home-cooked breakfasts. Simple, but tasty lunch options (sandwiches & burgers).
The Milbridge House Restaurant
20 Main St
This is the local breakfast & lunch place. Really good, home-cooked breakfasts. Simple, but tasty lunch options (sandwiches & burgers).
The Pickled Wrinkle is in Birch Harbor, which is just a short drive up Route 1 from Milbridge. The 'Wrinkle' is open 7 days a week and offers a full bar (i.e., Nautica Pub), as well as organic food options. Quite often, there is a band playing and there is also a regulation pool table. Their pizza & seafood specials are wonderful, btw.
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The Pickled Wrinkle
9 East Schoodic Drive
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The Pickled Wrinkle is in Birch Harbor, which is just a short drive up Route 1 from Milbridge. The 'Wrinkle' is open 7 days a week and offers a full bar (i.e., Nautica Pub), as well as organic food options. Quite often, there is a band playing and there is also a regulation pool table. Their pizza & seafood specials are wonderful, btw.
Lunt's is one of the many lobster pounds along the drive into Bar Harbor & Acadia (on Route 3, just across from the Bar Harbor jet port). It's also one of our favorites, because it's really a 'mom & pop' shop ~ very friendly. They serve a wonderful blueberry ale (beer) and amazing lobster, of course, freshly cooked just outside the doors. They also have LOTS of Maine-themed stuff to purchase ~ trinkets, kitchen towels, Christmas ornaments, key tags, &c, &c. They have a kids menu, too! Great place!
Lunt's Gateway Lobster Pound
1133 Bar Harbor Rd
Lunt's is one of the many lobster pounds along the drive into Bar Harbor & Acadia (on Route 3, just across from the Bar Harbor jet port). It's also one of our favorites, because it's really a 'mom & pop' shop ~ very friendly. They serve a wonderful blueberry ale (beer) and amazing lobster, of course, freshly cooked just outside the doors. They also have LOTS of Maine-themed stuff to purchase ~ trinkets, kitchen towels, Christmas ornaments, key tags, &c, &c. They have a kids menu, too! Great place!
Union River Lobster Pot is a very local popular place and with good reason. It sits right on the banks of the Union River, in the heart of downtown Ellsworth (approx. 35 minutes west of Milbridge). Lobster is their thing and they do it very well, but they also serve lots of other seafood dishes, as well as standard fare. Really a fun place to take the whole family.
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Union River Lobster Pot
8 South Street
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Union River Lobster Pot is a very local popular place and with good reason. It sits right on the banks of the Union River, in the heart of downtown Ellsworth (approx. 35 minutes west of Milbridge). Lobster is their thing and they do it very well, but they also serve lots of other seafood dishes, as well as standard fare. Really a fun place to take the whole family.
Deano's is located in a white trailer, just off Route 1, between The 'G' Spot Maine and the town of Milbridge. They have really tasty lobster rolls, but this is the place to go if you're craving HUGE soft serve ice cream (with or without sprinkles)! They also have a variety of other 'fast' foods and it's a good place to stop for a quick bite.
Deano's
1-99 Bozos Way
Deano's is located in a white trailer, just off Route 1, between The 'G' Spot Maine and the town of Milbridge. They have really tasty lobster rolls, but this is the place to go if you're craving HUGE soft serve ice cream (with or without sprinkles)! They also have a variety of other 'fast' foods and it's a good place to stop for a quick bite.
Right in the heart of town (across from the Shop N Save grocery store) is a bright lime green building which houses Vazquez Mexican Takeout. They're open nearly every day, nearly all day, and they're pretty budget-friendly. While it's a takeout place, there are tables and benches, if you'd like to sit a spell and eat there.
Vazquez Mexican Takeout
38 Main St
Right in the heart of town (across from the Shop N Save grocery store) is a bright lime green building which houses Vazquez Mexican Takeout. They're open nearly every day, nearly all day, and they're pretty budget-friendly. While it's a takeout place, there are tables and benches, if you'd like to sit a spell and eat there.
Finally! Milbridge has its own wood-fired pizza joint! And the pizza is delicious, too. It's a mom & pop place (the pull-behind oven is parked at their home, actually), located just as you're entering the Town of Milbridge limits. You'll have to check their hours, however, because they are only open certain days/times.
Fire & Dough Wood Fired Pizza
164 Main St
Finally! Milbridge has its own wood-fired pizza joint! And the pizza is delicious, too. It's a mom & pop place (the pull-behind oven is parked at their home, actually), located just as you're entering the Town of Milbridge limits. You'll have to check their hours, however, because they are only open certain days/times.
Ruth & Wimpy's is en route to Milbridge, as you're heading east on Route 1. They offer a huge variety of foods, including burgers, sandwiches, lobster, &c., and also a very large variety of beers. It's also important to mention their GINORMOUS lobster (fake, of course) just outside the restaurant which is pretty sought-after for photo ops.
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Ruth and Wimpy's Restaurant
792 U.S. 1
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Ruth & Wimpy's is en route to Milbridge, as you're heading east on Route 1. They offer a huge variety of foods, including burgers, sandwiches, lobster, &c., and also a very large variety of beers. It's also important to mention their GINORMOUS lobster (fake, of course) just outside the restaurant which is pretty sought-after for photo ops.
Dorr Lobster is just down the road, literally (one-half mile), from The 'G' Spot Maine. In the wee hours of the morning, you can hear their lobster boats heading out for the day (not a bad thing). SUPER CONVENIENT when you have a craving for fresh (as in just caught that day) lobster. They've been a family-owned & operated business since 1977. You can even pick-up one of their cookbooks, if you're so inclined. Besides the great seafood, a trip to Dorr Lobster is a wonderful learning experience and a quick outing for the kids.
Dorr Lobster Co., Inc.
182 Bar Island Rd
Dorr Lobster is just down the road, literally (one-half mile), from The 'G' Spot Maine. In the wee hours of the morning, you can hear their lobster boats heading out for the day (not a bad thing). SUPER CONVENIENT when you have a craving for fresh (as in just caught that day) lobster. They've been a family-owned & operated business since 1977. You can even pick-up one of their cookbooks, if you're so inclined. Besides the great seafood, a trip to Dorr Lobster is a wonderful learning experience and a quick outing for the kids.
The Meadows Take-Out is expanding! Besides serving really good food during the daytime, in 2020 The Meadows will be expanding their hours, plus they will be launching 'Ole 98', a western-themed bar & grill. Best of all, it's just up the road from The 'G' Spot Maine and they are open late!! <-- That's a HUGE deal in a small coastal town. :)
The Meadows Take Out
1000 Main St
The Meadows Take-Out is expanding! Besides serving really good food during the daytime, in 2020 The Meadows will be expanding their hours, plus they will be launching 'Ole 98', a western-themed bar & grill. Best of all, it's just up the road from The 'G' Spot Maine and they are open late!! <-- That's a HUGE deal in a small coastal town. :)
Sightseeing
Bold, granite shoreline and wonderful views. Camp sites also available.
McClellan Park
Bold, granite shoreline and wonderful views. Camp sites also available.
Wild Blueberry Land is a local icon. It's a quirky-looking place filled with everything blueberry, including some amazing pies and scones.
Wild Blueberry Land
1067 US-1
Wild Blueberry Land is a local icon. It's a quirky-looking place filled with everything blueberry, including some amazing pies and scones.
If you're looking to see what lobster fishing is like, or go whale-watching, or if you want to see Atlantic Puffins up-close and personal, then this is a must-do.
Robertson Sea Tours
183 Bay View Road
If you're looking to see what lobster fishing is like, or go whale-watching, or if you want to see Atlantic Puffins up-close and personal, then this is a must-do.
Petit Manan Lighthouse is accessible only by boat, but it is the nesting site for Maine's Atlantic Puffins and has beautiful views.
Petit Manan Lighthouse
Petit Manan Lighthouse is accessible only by boat, but it is the nesting site for Maine's Atlantic Puffins and has beautiful views.
Chipman's Wharf is a wonderful place to take children/family. It's a working wharf, where local lobster and fishing boats come-in. The owners are super friendly and they and happy to offer information and tasty lobsters!
Chipman's Wharf
304 Wyman Rd
Chipman's Wharf is a wonderful place to take children/family. It's a working wharf, where local lobster and fishing boats come-in. The owners are super friendly and they and happy to offer information and tasty lobsters!
Most people have heard of Bar Harbor. It's picturesque, with quaint shoppes, restaurants, bars, HUGE mansions, and amazing views! It is at the base of Acadia National Park ~ Cadillac Mountain. Well worth visiting!
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Bar Harbor
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Most people have heard of Bar Harbor. It's picturesque, with quaint shoppes, restaurants, bars, HUGE mansions, and amazing views! It is at the base of Acadia National Park ~ Cadillac Mountain. Well worth visiting!
Pigeon Hill is a small, local hiking spot where, when you get to the top, you are able to view all of Pigeon Hill Bay and the Atlantic beyond. On a clear day, the views are absolutely amazing, and it's only a short hike (approx. 1.5 miles). Great for families!
Pigeon Hill
Pigeon Hill is a small, local hiking spot where, when you get to the top, you are able to view all of Pigeon Hill Bay and the Atlantic beyond. On a clear day, the views are absolutely amazing, and it's only a short hike (approx. 1.5 miles). Great for families!
Old Sow Whirlpool is a very interesting water anomaly, unique to Passamaquoddy Bay & the Bay of Fundy. It's the largest natural tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere. While it's located on the Canada side of the Bay, it's just northeast of Eastport Maine, so there are local sightseeing boats that will take you there. By the way, the tidal shift in Eastport is 25 feet, which is something to see in and of itself.
Old Sow Whirlpool
Old Sow Whirlpool is a very interesting water anomaly, unique to Passamaquoddy Bay & the Bay of Fundy. It's the largest natural tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere. While it's located on the Canada side of the Bay, it's just northeast of Eastport Maine, so there are local sightseeing boats that will take you there. By the way, the tidal shift in Eastport is 25 feet, which is something to see in and of itself.
Otter Cliff is part of Acadia National Park, which is an absolute must-see for any and all trips to Maine. But Otter Cliff itself is pretty jaw-dropping. It reminds me of the high, sheer cliffs in Northern California and Oregon. Truly beautiful and well worth the drive.
Otter Cliff Overlook
Otter Cliff is part of Acadia National Park, which is an absolute must-see for any and all trips to Maine. But Otter Cliff itself is pretty jaw-dropping. It reminds me of the high, sheer cliffs in Northern California and Oregon. Truly beautiful and well worth the drive.
Thunder Hole is part of Acadia National Park and is a great place to stop while visiting the Park. Honestly, Acadia has non-stop views, all of which are incredible photo ops. Thunder Hole is yet another fascinating & beautiful part of the Park.
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Thunder Hole
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Thunder Hole is part of Acadia National Park and is a great place to stop while visiting the Park. Honestly, Acadia has non-stop views, all of which are incredible photo ops. Thunder Hole is yet another fascinating & beautiful part of the Park.
Tidal Falls is part of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy. It's a small, (usually) not terribly busy place with a close-up view of Tidal Falls. What's Tidal Falls? It's a 'reversing' falls, meaning that when the tide is going out, the rapids go one way, and when the tide is coming in, the rapids go the opposite way. Pretty cool, actually, because it's also where fresh & saltwater mix, making it home to many types of birds and wildlife. It's also a nice place to bring the family and picnic because there are tables and iron grills. Perhaps best of all, it's open to the public (but no dogs allowed).
Tidal Falls
Tidal Falls is part of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy. It's a small, (usually) not terribly busy place with a close-up view of Tidal Falls. What's Tidal Falls? It's a 'reversing' falls, meaning that when the tide is going out, the rapids go one way, and when the tide is coming in, the rapids go the opposite way. Pretty cool, actually, because it's also where fresh & saltwater mix, making it home to many types of birds and wildlife. It's also a nice place to bring the family and picnic because there are tables and iron grills. Perhaps best of all, it's open to the public (but no dogs allowed).
Acadia Puffin Cruise hosts a 2.5-hour cruise along Frenchman Bay and out to Petit Manan Island (and lighthouse). Along the way you'll have incredible views of Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula. If you are unfamiliar with Maine's Atlantic Puffins, then you're in for a visual treat! Maine is the only U.S. State that is breeding home to the Atlantic Puffin (most are found in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland, Ireland & parts of the UK). As a side note, we've seen Atlantic Puffins land right in front of The 'G' Spot Maine! If you've never seen an Atlantic Puffin, look them up.
Acadia Puffin Cruise
88 Sargent St
Acadia Puffin Cruise hosts a 2.5-hour cruise along Frenchman Bay and out to Petit Manan Island (and lighthouse). Along the way you'll have incredible views of Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula. If you are unfamiliar with Maine's Atlantic Puffins, then you're in for a visual treat! Maine is the only U.S. State that is breeding home to the Atlantic Puffin (most are found in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland, Ireland & parts of the UK). As a side note, we've seen Atlantic Puffins land right in front of The 'G' Spot Maine! If you've never seen an Atlantic Puffin, look them up.
If you prefer to take to the air to fully appreciate Maine's scenery, then you might want to consider this place. Maine has some of the most scenic features and the bluest waters that I've ever seen, so it's even more of a visual treat to view them from the air. Gift certificates and online coupons are available, too.
Scenic Flights Of Acadia
1044 Bar Harbor Rd
If you prefer to take to the air to fully appreciate Maine's scenery, then you might want to consider this place. Maine has some of the most scenic features and the bluest waters that I've ever seen, so it's even more of a visual treat to view them from the air. Gift certificates and online coupons are available, too.
Somes Sound borders Acadia National Park and nearly splits Mount Desert Island in two. It is geographically unique because it's the only fjard (originally considered a fjord until recently) of its kind on the East Coast. Along the north edge of Somes Sound is Somesville which is the oldest settlement on Mount Desert Island and is utterly quaint & picturesque. One of the most photographed man made structures on Mount Desert Island is the arched wooden foot bridge that sits next to the historic Selectmen’s Building (c. 1780) in Somesville.
Somes Sound
Somes Sound borders Acadia National Park and nearly splits Mount Desert Island in two. It is geographically unique because it's the only fjard (originally considered a fjord until recently) of its kind on the East Coast. Along the north edge of Somes Sound is Somesville which is the oldest settlement on Mount Desert Island and is utterly quaint & picturesque. One of the most photographed man made structures on Mount Desert Island is the arched wooden foot bridge that sits next to the historic Selectmen’s Building (c. 1780) in Somesville.
Parks & Nature
BEYOND breathtaking! If you've never been to Acadia, you are truly missing out. So much to see. Numerous hiking trails (simple to very challenging/difficult) or you may simply drive through the Park Loop Road and stop in Bar Harbor, which is at the base of Cadillac Mountain.
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Acadia National Park
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BEYOND breathtaking! If you've never been to Acadia, you are truly missing out. So much to see. Numerous hiking trails (simple to very challenging/difficult) or you may simply drive through the Park Loop Road and stop in Bar Harbor, which is at the base of Cadillac Mountain.
While Acadia gets all of the attention, Schoodic can be just as breathtaking and is usually more quiet (tourist-wise).
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Schoodic Peninsula
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While Acadia gets all of the attention, Schoodic can be just as breathtaking and is usually more quiet (tourist-wise).
Just down the road from The 'G' Spot Maine, this is a great place to birdwatch or enjoy the hiking/walking trails.
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Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
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Just down the road from The 'G' Spot Maine, this is a great place to birdwatch or enjoy the hiking/walking trails.
If you are a lighthouse enthusiast, then this very iconic lighthouse is a 'must see'. Besides Portland Head Light, this is probably one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine. It's only about a 1.5-hour drive (North) up the coast, but the views along the drive are wonderful (you'll pass large blueberry barrens).
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Quoddy Head State Park
973 South Lubec Road
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If you are a lighthouse enthusiast, then this very iconic lighthouse is a 'must see'. Besides Portland Head Light, this is probably one of the most photographed lighthouses in Maine. It's only about a 1.5-hour drive (North) up the coast, but the views along the drive are wonderful (you'll pass large blueberry barrens).
If you're into history and/or the supernational, then this is a great place to go. It is the largest historic fort in Maine. It was also the first fort (in Maine) built entirely of granite (constructed between 1844 and 1869) and is one of the best-preserved military fortifications on the New England seacoast. Perhaps because if its solid granite structure and proximity to water, it's considered to be extremely haunted. On that note, if you enjoy interesting Halloween jaunts, Fort Knox hosts a haunted Halloween each year (check their website for dates & details).
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Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Road
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If you're into history and/or the supernational, then this is a great place to go. It is the largest historic fort in Maine. It was also the first fort (in Maine) built entirely of granite (constructed between 1844 and 1869) and is one of the best-preserved military fortifications on the New England seacoast. Perhaps because if its solid granite structure and proximity to water, it's considered to be extremely haunted. On that note, if you enjoy interesting Halloween jaunts, Fort Knox hosts a haunted Halloween each year (check their website for dates & details).
Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge, which is quite beautiful in and of itself, but it's also the home of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory, which is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. There is a one-minute elevator ride that takes you approx. 437 feet above the Penobscot River to a 360-degree panorama of the nearby mountains, lakes, and river. The PNB Observatory is next to Fort Knox and within site (about 3 minute ride) to Bucksport, Maine, which is quite historic itself and has a wonderful downtown waterfront. Great day trip!
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Penobscot Narrows Bridge
U.S. 1
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Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge, which is quite beautiful in and of itself, but it's also the home of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory, which is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. There is a one-minute elevator ride that takes you approx. 437 feet above the Penobscot River to a 360-degree panorama of the nearby mountains, lakes, and river. The PNB Observatory is next to Fort Knox and within site (about 3 minute ride) to Bucksport, Maine, which is quite historic itself and has a wonderful downtown waterfront. Great day trip!
Lamoine State Park is a public recreational park located on 55 acres along Frenchman Bay. The Park hosts picnic and campsite areas, hot showers, a dock, boat access, a pebble beach, and it allows fishing. It's a perfect place to kayak and has wonderful views of Acadia and Bar Harbor. Since it's close to, but not AT Bar Harbor or Acadia, it's usually pretty quiet, which makes it perfect for some low-anxiety beach time. :)
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Lamoine State Park - Park
23 State Park Rd
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Lamoine State Park is a public recreational park located on 55 acres along Frenchman Bay. The Park hosts picnic and campsite areas, hot showers, a dock, boat access, a pebble beach, and it allows fishing. It's a perfect place to kayak and has wonderful views of Acadia and Bar Harbor. Since it's close to, but not AT Bar Harbor or Acadia, it's usually pretty quiet, which makes it perfect for some low-anxiety beach time. :)
Arts & Culture
Located in the Town of Milbridge, which was once a busy shipbuilding town, the museum preserves the record of that shipbuilding era and other historic artifacts related to the town’s proud heritage. The Milbridge Historical Society, is a private, non-profit corporation, so there is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Milbridge Historical Society
83 Main St
Located in the Town of Milbridge, which was once a busy shipbuilding town, the museum preserves the record of that shipbuilding era and other historic artifacts related to the town’s proud heritage. The Milbridge Historical Society, is a private, non-profit corporation, so there is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
The Wreaths Across America National Headquarters & Museum are locted just up the road (approx 20 minutes). If you are unfamiliar with the organization, it was launched in 2001 and is the company that spearheads the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
National Wreaths Across America Headquarters
4 Point St
The Wreaths Across America National Headquarters & Museum are locted just up the road (approx 20 minutes). If you are unfamiliar with the organization, it was launched in 2001 and is the company that spearheads the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Actually, Darthia Farm (located ON Darthia Farm Road) is an organic 'horse-powered' 150-acre farm in the quaint town of Gouldsboro (which is very close to Milbridge). It's a family-run farm which has been certified organic for the past 38 years. Darthia Farm also has a Farm Store where you may purchase flowers, artwork and other goodies. If you visit the Pickled Wrinkle for lunch or dinner, you will find that they serve many of Darthia Farm's organic vegetables. Pretty cool.
Darthia Farm Road
Actually, Darthia Farm (located ON Darthia Farm Road) is an organic 'horse-powered' 150-acre farm in the quaint town of Gouldsboro (which is very close to Milbridge). It's a family-run farm which has been certified organic for the past 38 years. Darthia Farm also has a Farm Store where you may purchase flowers, artwork and other goodies. If you visit the Pickled Wrinkle for lunch or dinner, you will find that they serve many of Darthia Farm's organic vegetables. Pretty cool.
Essentials
The only grocery store in-town, but it is well-stocked and offers a wide variety of foods, beer, wine and liquor.
BaySide Shop 'n Save
35 Main St
The only grocery store in-town, but it is well-stocked and offers a wide variety of foods, beer, wine and liquor.
Shopping
RiverLily is a quaint, eclectic shop, located in the town of Milbridge, and offers a wide variety of quality merchandise.
Riverlily
14 Main St
RiverLily is a quaint, eclectic shop, located in the town of Milbridge, and offers a wide variety of quality merchandise.
Entertainment & Activities
Atlantic Brewing Company is along the route to Bar Harbor. It's a local brewery that offers great tastings along with BBQ! The beers are unique and tasty. Tours are available. There is a gift shop, too.
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Atlantic Brewing Company
15 Knox Road
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Atlantic Brewing Company is along the route to Bar Harbor. It's a local brewery that offers great tastings along with BBQ! The beers are unique and tasty. Tours are available. There is a gift shop, too.
Catherine Hill Winery is just up the road from The 'G' Spot Maine and just west of the Victorian-home-filled town of Cherryfield. Catherine Hill itself (on Black Woods Road), has a history of a ghostly apparition, named Catherine, who is often seen on foggy nights, wearing a long gown & asking for a ride. The legend is that Catherine and her male companion were traveling on Black Woods Road, at the hilltop, when an accident happened, causing Catherine to lose her head. The significant other (unknown if husband or boyfriend) was never heard from again. So, apparently, Catherine wanders Catherine's Hill and the Black's Woods area searching for her lost love.
Catherine Hill Winery
661 Blacks Woods Road
Catherine Hill Winery is just up the road from The 'G' Spot Maine and just west of the Victorian-home-filled town of Cherryfield. Catherine Hill itself (on Black Woods Road), has a history of a ghostly apparition, named Catherine, who is often seen on foggy nights, wearing a long gown & asking for a ride. The legend is that Catherine and her male companion were traveling on Black Woods Road, at the hilltop, when an accident happened, causing Catherine to lose her head. The significant other (unknown if husband or boyfriend) was never heard from again. So, apparently, Catherine wanders Catherine's Hill and the Black's Woods area searching for her lost love.
If you're traveling with children, this might be a good stop to learn all about Maine's lobsters. Tours are available and children under four (4) get in free.
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Mount Desert Oceanarium
1351 ME-3
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If you're traveling with children, this might be a good stop to learn all about Maine's lobsters. Tours are available and children under four (4) get in free.
Also known as 'Ray Murphy's Chainsaw Show', this is another interesting place that you'll pass as you head east towards Milbridge. He's located on Route 1 in Hancock, ME and you won't miss the huge American eagle (holding two chainsaws - one in each claw) painted on the side of his metal warehouse. Mr. Murphy has been doing chainsaw art for decades and was even featured in 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' and earned his own question in the 'Trivial Pursuit' game. His shop is usually open June thru September and his shows are often on Saturdays, but you can always look him up and give him a ring.
Chainsaw Sawyer Artist Live Show
Also known as 'Ray Murphy's Chainsaw Show', this is another interesting place that you'll pass as you head east towards Milbridge. He's located on Route 1 in Hancock, ME and you won't miss the huge American eagle (holding two chainsaws - one in each claw) painted on the side of his metal warehouse. Mr. Murphy has been doing chainsaw art for decades and was even featured in 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' and earned his own question in the 'Trivial Pursuit' game. His shop is usually open June thru September and his shows are often on Saturdays, but you can always look him up and give him a ring.
Per their website: The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education located on Beal’s Island, raises between three and five million seed clams annually for 60 Maine communities. The Downeast Institute offers guided tours of their shellfish nursery. More information is available by calling George Protopopescu at the telephone number provided or by visiting their website. On a personal note, Beal's Island is just gorgeous and is well worth the visit, just by itself. :)
Downeast Institute
39 Wildflower Ln
Per their website: The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education located on Beal’s Island, raises between three and five million seed clams annually for 60 Maine communities. The Downeast Institute offers guided tours of their shellfish nursery. More information is available by calling George Protopopescu at the telephone number provided or by visiting their website. On a personal note, Beal's Island is just gorgeous and is well worth the visit, just by itself. :)
Per their website: The Down East Sunrise Trail is 87 miles and is the longest off-road trail on the East Coast Greenway through a natural landscape of green forests and vast marshes, habitat for iconic moose, beavers, eagles, wild turkeys and white tail deer. Open to bicycles, walking, horses, cross country skiing, ATVs, snowmobiles and the occasional dog sled, the trail offers a multi-season chance to see downeast Maine in a new and very old light. This inactive rail corridor is an unpaved tour of the back country with gentle grades and opportunities for lodging, dining, camping, recreational fishing and learning about downeast history. In other words, a great place for hikers or those who have ATV's with them.
Sunrise Trail
Per their website: The Down East Sunrise Trail is 87 miles and is the longest off-road trail on the East Coast Greenway through a natural landscape of green forests and vast marshes, habitat for iconic moose, beavers, eagles, wild turkeys and white tail deer. Open to bicycles, walking, horses, cross country skiing, ATVs, snowmobiles and the occasional dog sled, the trail offers a multi-season chance to see downeast Maine in a new and very old light. This inactive rail corridor is an unpaved tour of the back country with gentle grades and opportunities for lodging, dining, camping, recreational fishing and learning about downeast history. In other words, a great place for hikers or those who have ATV's with them.
For the more scientific minds, Eagle Hill Institute offers a variety of seminars on the local area, ecology, biology, history of the area, and more. You can visit their website to see if there's any upcoming events that pique your interest.
Eagle Hill Institute
59 Eagle Hill Dr
For the more scientific minds, Eagle Hill Institute offers a variety of seminars on the local area, ecology, biology, history of the area, and more. You can visit their website to see if there's any upcoming events that pique your interest.
Bad Little Falls Park is in the town of Machias. Interestingly, and coincidentally, 'Machias' is a Wabanaki word that means “bad little falls”. The falls itself is where large loads of freshly-cut trees were sent downstream to awaiting boats and barges. Many lumbermen lost their lives at this 'little falls' because the logs were squeezed together, due to the confines of the falls itself, and often got jammed. Below the falls, is an estuary area that is visited by eagles, osprey, sea and shore birds, seals, and migratory fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon.
Bad Little Falls Park
Bad Little Falls Park is in the town of Machias. Interestingly, and coincidentally, 'Machias' is a Wabanaki word that means “bad little falls”. The falls itself is where large loads of freshly-cut trees were sent downstream to awaiting boats and barges. Many lumbermen lost their lives at this 'little falls' because the logs were squeezed together, due to the confines of the falls itself, and often got jammed. Below the falls, is an estuary area that is visited by eagles, osprey, sea and shore birds, seals, and migratory fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon.
If you have children along on your vacation, then you might want to make a stop at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (children 3 and under play free) in Bar Harbor (it's on the way to Acadia). It's, visually, a pretty cool place with water features and a large pirate ship...oh, and golf. :)
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Pirate's Cove
368 ME-3
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If you have children along on your vacation, then you might want to make a stop at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (children 3 and under play free) in Bar Harbor (it's on the way to Acadia). It's, visually, a pretty cool place with water features and a large pirate ship...oh, and golf. :)
Per the website: Built in 1818, this historic house museum is a classic example of Adamesque style Federal period architecture and is located in the village of Columbia Falls, Maine. The famous flying staircase is a central feature. At the end of the eighteenth century, Thomas Ruggles came from Rochester, MA, to a settlement called 'plantation 13' in the vast, forested, northern part of the state that, in 1820, became the state of Maine. Ruggles made a fortune there, amassing thousands of acres of virgin timber and exporting the lumber in his own ships; he also achieved the status that accompanies great wealth in a new society. Head of the militia, first postmaster (the place was renamed Columbia in 1796), and chief justice of Court of Sessions in Washington County, he able to build this house, extraordinary both for its time and ours, although he was not destined to enjoy it for long. Begun in 1818 the house was completed in 1820; Ruggles died in December of that year. (A small cemetery just outside of what is called Columbia Falls today, population 600, has his modest tombstone.
Ruggles House Historic Home Museum
146 Main St
Per the website: Built in 1818, this historic house museum is a classic example of Adamesque style Federal period architecture and is located in the village of Columbia Falls, Maine. The famous flying staircase is a central feature. At the end of the eighteenth century, Thomas Ruggles came from Rochester, MA, to a settlement called 'plantation 13' in the vast, forested, northern part of the state that, in 1820, became the state of Maine. Ruggles made a fortune there, amassing thousands of acres of virgin timber and exporting the lumber in his own ships; he also achieved the status that accompanies great wealth in a new society. Head of the militia, first postmaster (the place was renamed Columbia in 1796), and chief justice of Court of Sessions in Washington County, he able to build this house, extraordinary both for its time and ours, although he was not destined to enjoy it for long. Begun in 1818 the house was completed in 1820; Ruggles died in December of that year. (A small cemetery just outside of what is called Columbia Falls today, population 600, has his modest tombstone.
A fun place for the whole family (including the dog!!), especially if you have older 'kids' who would like to try their hand (well, feet) at log rolling (this is a separate lesson, not combined with the 'show'). The lumberjack shows are every evening at 7:00pm (you must purchase tickets), EVERY night (as in 7 days a week) mid-June through the end of August. 'Timber Tina' Scheer was a Castaway on CBS’s Survivor: Panama – Exile Island. She was also a competitor on National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska. She has been competing in lumberjack sports since she was 7 years old. She's been a World Champion in both Log Rolling and Jack & Jill Crosscut Sawing. She's also a silver medalist in ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. This is her place and it's a local favorite. For more information, visit their website, mainelumberjack.com.
Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show
A fun place for the whole family (including the dog!!), especially if you have older 'kids' who would like to try their hand (well, feet) at log rolling (this is a separate lesson, not combined with the 'show'). The lumberjack shows are every evening at 7:00pm (you must purchase tickets), EVERY night (as in 7 days a week) mid-June through the end of August. 'Timber Tina' Scheer was a Castaway on CBS’s Survivor: Panama – Exile Island. She was also a competitor on National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska. She has been competing in lumberjack sports since she was 7 years old. She's been a World Champion in both Log Rolling and Jack & Jill Crosscut Sawing. She's also a silver medalist in ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. This is her place and it's a local favorite. For more information, visit their website, mainelumberjack.com.
Located in Bar Harbor (obviously) this company has more than twenty-five years of tour operation experience and has taken over one million people to see whales out in the Gulf of Maine. They also offer Atlantic Puffin watch tours. Reservations/tickets are required, so please visit their website, barharborwhales.com.
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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co
1 West Street
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Located in Bar Harbor (obviously) this company has more than twenty-five years of tour operation experience and has taken over one million people to see whales out in the Gulf of Maine. They also offer Atlantic Puffin watch tours. Reservations/tickets are required, so please visit their website, barharborwhales.com.
The 151′ Schooner Margaret Todd is well-known in the DownEast area. If you go into the Bar Harbor webcam (BarHarborCam.com), you will see the anchored Margaret Todd (once warmer weather begins) in the webcam shots. It's a glorious vessel, especially under full sail!! In fact, Bar Harbor hosts numerous tour and ferry boats and is a superb place to bring the whole family, if only for an afternoon. DownEast Windjammer Cruise Lines has three cruise options ~ 151' Schooner Margaret Todd, 91' Schooner Bailey Louise Todd, and a six-passenger Chrissy Lobster Sloop. Reservations are required, of course, and may be purchased on their website, downeastwindjammer.com.
Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines LLC
7 Newport Drive
The 151′ Schooner Margaret Todd is well-known in the DownEast area. If you go into the Bar Harbor webcam (BarHarborCam.com), you will see the anchored Margaret Todd (once warmer weather begins) in the webcam shots. It's a glorious vessel, especially under full sail!! In fact, Bar Harbor hosts numerous tour and ferry boats and is a superb place to bring the whole family, if only for an afternoon. DownEast Windjammer Cruise Lines has three cruise options ~ 151' Schooner Margaret Todd, 91' Schooner Bailey Louise Todd, and a six-passenger Chrissy Lobster Sloop. Reservations are required, of course, and may be purchased on their website, downeastwindjammer.com.
While there are numerous places to rent kayaks and canoes down in the Bar Harbor area, we are a bit limited up in DownEast area of Maine. Sunrise Canoe & Kayak, however, does rent both kayaks and canoes and is located approximately 35 minutes North of Milbridge in the town of Machias (pronounced muh-CHAI-us). Best of all they DELIVER TO MILBRIDGE! :D
Sunrise Canoe and Kayak
168 Main Street
While there are numerous places to rent kayaks and canoes down in the Bar Harbor area, we are a bit limited up in DownEast area of Maine. Sunrise Canoe & Kayak, however, does rent both kayaks and canoes and is located approximately 35 minutes North of Milbridge in the town of Machias (pronounced muh-CHAI-us). Best of all they DELIVER TO MILBRIDGE! :D
As you're driving to The 'G' Spot Maine, you'll pass this bright and colorful shop, with their vibrant, neon yellow kayaks. Aquaterra now rents kayaks, by the day or by the week, and will even deliver! Great news for guests of The 'G' Spot Maine! Check-out their website for additional information, contact info, and delivery fees. If you wish to take one of their guided tours instead, they are located right on Frenchman Bay, which is the bay that surrounds Acadia & Cadillac Mountain. So keep this place in-mind for family kayaking tours, both for the sheer beauty and for the sport of it.
Aquaterra Adventures
2695 US-1
As you're driving to The 'G' Spot Maine, you'll pass this bright and colorful shop, with their vibrant, neon yellow kayaks. Aquaterra now rents kayaks, by the day or by the week, and will even deliver! Great news for guests of The 'G' Spot Maine! Check-out their website for additional information, contact info, and delivery fees. If you wish to take one of their guided tours instead, they are located right on Frenchman Bay, which is the bay that surrounds Acadia & Cadillac Mountain. So keep this place in-mind for family kayaking tours, both for the sheer beauty and for the sport of it.
Located in the Birch Harbor area (not too far from Milbridge), Seascape Kayak offers kayak & bike rentals, as well as tours. I am uncertain if they will allow kayaks to be taken elsewhere or must be used there at their facility.
Sea Schoodic Kayak & Bike
8 Duck Pond Road
Located in the Birch Harbor area (not too far from Milbridge), Seascape Kayak offers kayak & bike rentals, as well as tours. I am uncertain if they will allow kayaks to be taken elsewhere or must be used there at their facility.
Blue Hill is approximately one hour away (West) of Milbridge, but they do rent kayaks, as well as all of the pertinent safety supplies (life jackets, whistles, wetsuits). They also rent paddle boards, canoes, bikes, and sailboats. It is strongly suggested that you contact them in advance of your trip to determine availability (and the possibly/probability of delivery vs pickup). Visit their website, theactivityshop.com, to inquire.
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The Activity Shop
139 Mines Rd
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Blue Hill is approximately one hour away (West) of Milbridge, but they do rent kayaks, as well as all of the pertinent safety supplies (life jackets, whistles, wetsuits). They also rent paddle boards, canoes, bikes, and sailboats. It is strongly suggested that you contact them in advance of your trip to determine availability (and the possibly/probability of delivery vs pickup). Visit their website, theactivityshop.com, to inquire.