Glenmoor by the Sea's insider's guide to Lincolnville

The midcoast of Maine has been a popular summer destination for well over a hundred years. City-dwellers looking to escape oppressive heat flock to Maine's beaches and shady forests, generations of children have gained independence at sleep-away camps, and boat enthusiasts explore our glacially formed coastline dotted by harbors and small bay islands. In fact, with so much to see, a few insider tips can be useful to visitors in Lincolnville, Maine.

Ducktrap Beach and Murray Preserve

A two-minute drive north from our Inn on Atlantic Hwy. takes you to Ducktrap Beach and Murray Preserve. Both are accessible from Howe Point Road, which is on your right just before crossing the bridge at Ducktrap. Fly a kite or enjoy a picnic in the fields at Murray Preserve. Ducktrap is a rocky beach that is a particularly popular destination at low tide and sunset.

Tanglewood Forest Trails

Technically part of Camden Hills State Park, Tanglewood sets itself apart from the rest of the park not just in location, but by the sweet nature of its meandering woods trails. With little elevation and few steep uphill treks the focus of these lands is all on Maine's native flora and fauna. Head to the River and Turner Falls trails to access the Ducktrap River.

Bald Rock Trail at the Camden Hills State Park

About 75% of Camden Hills State Park is actually in Lincolnville. At an elevation of 844ft Bald Rock and its stunning view from the top, is best accessed by the parking lot at Young Town Road, one of several entry points to the sprawling array of recreational trails that make up the park. This hike does have some strenuous uphill stretches but is doable for intermediate-level hikers. The multi-purpose trail which is accessible from the parking lot is appropriate for all.

Fernalds Neck Preserve

Fernalds Neck, just one of several community lands managed by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, is both a wonderful place to take in the region's natural landscape and also go for a dip in the refreshing waters of Lake Megunticook. Although there is no proper beach and the water is only accessible via a short walk through the woods, this first come first serve watering hole is a long-time favorite of locals looking for a quiet escape on a hot sunny day. Don't miss Balance Rock, a glacial leftover that has been charming people since its discovery.

Sewall Orchard

Sewall Orchard is the oldest operating organic orchard in the state. They are open to visitors in the fall months and are known for their freshly pressed unpasteurized cider. Stop by to take a walk through the orchard, meet the owners and pick up a gallon of nature's finest.

Lincolnville Strawberry Festival and Parade

There's nothing so essentially small-town New England as a seasonal festival replete with baked goods, face painting, ponies and a parade that includes a motorcade of children on their bicycles, scooters and skateboards. This is precisely what you can expect from Lincolnville's annual Strawberry Festival typically held the second Saturday in July. Children wanting to ride their bikes the 1/2 mile parade route should plan to meet up to decorate their rides at the Lincolnville Community Library, and then follow the parade down to the Lincolnville Community Building, to grab a hot dog, a bowl of strawberry shortcake, and participate in the general merriment. Check local listings for dates and times.

Green Tree Coffee & Tea

We love a good cuppa joe, and it just so happens that the fresh brew delivered every morning to your room here at the Inn is roasted just down the road. Green Tree Coffee and Tea is a unique bespoke coffee roaster and loose tea purveyor that is known not just for its superior coffee, with locally inspired names and packaging, but for their commitment to sustainability and animal welfare. Pop down the road to grab a fresh cup to enjoy on the front porch of their sweet rustic storefront, or stop by the lobby here to purchase a bag of Glenmoors very own roast to take with you when you go.

Dolce Vita Farm and Bakery

Just a short drive up Beach Road is Dolce Vita Farm, a small cottage industry produce stand and bakery featuring weekly specials and pizzas for order. Check out their weekly Friday/Saturday offering on their Facebook page and order in advance!

Swans Island Company

Swans Island Blankets established in 1992 is nationally recognized for its hand-loomed natural fiber blankets. These pricey textiles are made primarily from New England farm-sourced wools, which are then dyed and crafted using traditional techniques. Visit their dye house in Northport to learn more about their process and see these beautiful blankets in person.

Ducktrap Kayak & SUP

Without question one of the best things about being on the coast is getting out on the water. There are many options available for guided motoring and sailing on the bay, but for a hands-on experience that puts you at the helm of your watercraft, there is no better option than Ducktrap Kayak & SUP. The owner Dan is a respected source of good advice and an enthusiastic paddler who would be glad to get you set up in the ocean or an area lake.

Warren Island State Park

As you may have figured out some of Maine's most prized treasures are hidden away spots not easily accessible to the general public. In fact, this might be said of the entire state. Those in the know understand that this has allowed the most treed state to keep its green spaces pristine. No better example of this than Warren Island State Park which sits just 1/2 mile off Lincolnville Beach. The park is open to overnight campers and day visitor's details can be found on their website. Getting there is the tricky bit, but the Quicksilver Water Taxi and Charter Boat can get you there, and elsewhere.

Glenmoor by the Sea - A Place to Stay in Lincolnville Maine

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