CELEBRATING MAINE'S ROLE IN AMERICAN ART The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America's greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 15,000 works in the collection. It has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The National Register-listed Farnsworth Homestead; the Olson House, a National Historic Landmark; and the Gamble Center for Education complete the complex.
The Langlais Sculpture Preserve is located at 576 River Road, Cushing, ME 04563 and is open from dawn to dusk with a 1/4 mile ADA-accessible path. The Langlais Sculpture Preserve is a nature and sculpture park celebrating Bernard Langlais's legacy and the natural resources of the Cushing peninsula. Established on a portion of Langlais's Cushing homestead, the Preserve retains several of Langlais's outdoor sculptures in situ, including the thirteen-foot Horse, Langlais's first monumental outdoor work and a landmark of Cushing's River Road; his satirical depiction of Richard Nixon in a marshy pond; and his sculptural homage to Christina Olson, the local woman featured in Andrew Wyeth's 1948 masterpiece, Christina's World, among other works.
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) advances contemporary art in Maine through direct engagement with artists and the public, creating exceptional exhibitions and programs that communicate the transformative power of the art of our time.
2696 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville Fine handcrafted heirloom furniture! Visit their historic 1840's workshop and showroom. Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 207-789-5188 www.windsorchair.com
2518 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville (Route 1) Looking for Maine-made craft? This shop features the works of Maine artisans with pottery, glass, jewelry, sculpture, artwork and more! Open daily 10:00 - 6:00 207-789-5376 www.maineartisanscollective.com
Van der Ven Pottery Studio
27 Moss Meadow, Lincolnville Artful designs in pottery! Visit the artist. Open daily 10:00 - 3:00 207-975-3456 www.vandervenstudios.com
Maine State Prison Showroom
358 Main St, Thomaston All items, from furniture to toys are handcrafted by the inmates of Maine correctional institutions. Open daily 9:00 - 4:00 207-354-9237 email@example.com
1478 Camden Rd, (Route 90), Warren Coastal-inspired designs executed in both stoneware and porcelain. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 207-273-3767 www.firesidepottery.com
Lincolnville 207-505-0465 Massage, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Salt Cave, Sauna
Take a walk out to sea without getting your feet wet! The Friends of Rockland Harbor Lighthouses open this landmark lighthouse as volunteers are available. The lighthouse sits at the end of a 7/8-mile long breakwater and features an attached keeper's house. Visitors can walk through the beautifully restored dwelling as well as climb to the top of the lantern for a bird's eye view of the harbor with its working lobster boats and historic schooners. www.rocklandharborlights.com
Owls Head Light - 186 Lighthouse Rd, Owls Head
Owls Head Lighthouse was built in 1825 and stands 26 feet tall. Its guiding light shines out over Penobscot Bay from a vantage point 100 feet above sea level, which offers visitors a commanding view of the surrounding seascapes and islands. 207-594-4174 www.lighthousefoundation.org
Marshall Point Light - Marshall Point Rd, Port Clyde
Marshall Point Lighthouse stands on a rocky point at the end of the St. George peninsula in Maine. The lighthouse aids navigation along the Gulf of Maine coast and marks the entrance to the mouth of the St. George River and the harbor located in the fishing village of Port Clyde.The lighthouse is featured in many commercial photo shoots and in the movie "Forest Gump" featuring Tom Hanks, whose character concluded his cross-country run on the runway of Marshall Point Lighthouse. In the museum, visitors will find documentation on the filming of the movie. 207-372-6450 www.marshallpoint.org
Maine Lighthouse Museum - 1 Park Drive, Rockland
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 - 4:00 207-594-3301
***Mark Your Calendars*** Maine Open Lighthouse Day September 10, 2022.
Visitors to the park will discover gardens of hostas, daylilies and herbs as well as a showcase perennial and rose garden, all close to the Ross Center. The park contains an arboretum, vernal pool, and American chestnut planting. Trails abound, including a fascinating Interpretive Trail. Children love the outdoor freedom of Merryspring and often visit the park on school field trips or for special children's programs. 207-236-2239 www.merryspring.org
Viles Arboretum - 153 Hospital St, Augusta
Viles Arboretum is a free, easily accessible, botanical garden that is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The space includes six miles of trails, dozens of plant collections, and a sculpture exhibit (all marked and signed), on 224 acres. Open daily 7:00 - 7:00 207-626-7989 www.vilesarboretum.org
Coastal Maine Botanical Garden - 105 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay
Visit giant trolls while exploring over 300 acres of gardens designed to delight and inspire. Advance purchase tickets are required for admission. Open daily 9:00 - 5:00 207-633-8000 www.mainegardens.org
See Food Grow
Beth's Farm Market 1986 Western Road, Warren
Take a short drive out to Beth's Farm Market at White Oak Farms on the Western Road in Warren. Our season runs from Mid-April through December with a variety of produce, from spinach, tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, and sweet corn, to apples, pumpkins, and potatoes, in season. Open daily 8:00 –6:00. 207-975-1365 ***Glenmoor recommends you try the strawberry shortcake! www.bethsfarmmarket.com
Aldemere Farm 70 Russell Ave, Rockport
The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast. 207-236-2739 www.aldermere.org
Toddy Pond Farm 174 Carver Road, Monroe
Farm Dinners - Toddy Pond Farm welcomes guests to enjoy a farm dinner! Friday and Saturday nights from 4:30 - 9:00 they offer farm-fresh fare, local live music, and an evening enjoying the farm. 207-249-8481 Book directly on their website - www.toddypondfarm.com
Schedule a private cheese party! Gather your pod and plan to spend a Saturday afternoon or evening tasting our Maine-made cheese or fondue hosted by cheesemaker Allison Lakin here on the farm. What's included? You have a selection of soft and aged cheeses that are served with fruits, vegetables, house-baked crackers, and more. For a Fondue option, you will have 3 different styles to enjoy and our house-baked bread. Both include sparkling non-alcoholic cider and tea, and you are invited to bring your favorite beverage. 207-230-4318 Book directly on their website - www.lakinsgorgescheese.com
Maine Water Buffalo Company 232 Old County Road, Appleton
Visit this working farm and schedule a tasting of water buffalo meats, cheeses, yogurt and gelato! 207-785-6493 www.mewaterbuffaloco.co
Glidden Point Oyster Farm 637 River Road, Edgecomb
Take the Monhegan Boat Line or the Hardy Boat out to visit Monhegan Island. It's like stepping back in time 20 years! Along the way you may spot Atlantic Puffins that breed in these waters every Summer.
Monhegan Boat Line 207-372-8848 Hardy Boat 207-677-2026
Back and Forth
Cruise across Belfast Bay from Belfast Harbor. Visit Young's Lobster Pound for an authentic old-time Maine Lobster dinner. 207-323-2566 www.backandforth.com
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Home to a world-class collection of over 150 ground vehicles, aircraft, bicycles, and related artifacts. Open daily 10:00 - 5:00 207-594-4418 www.owlshead.org
Penobscot Marine Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine's maritime history to life on a campus of beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits throughout the campus tell unique stories of ship captains and their families, the industries of Penobscot Bay, global maritime trade, and today's fisheries. 40 East Main Street, Searsport Open daily 10:00 - 5:00 207-548-2529 https://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/
Coastal Children's Museum
Dynamic hands-on museum for children 2-9 and their families. 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland Daily 10:00 - 5:00 ***reservation only at this time*** 207-596-0300 www.coastalchildrensmuseum.org
See a Movie
Three screens housed in an old Art Deco design (updated) theater. 163 High Street, Belfast 207-338-1930 www.colonialtheater.com
One big screen in the restored and updated beauty of a 1923 classic movie house. 345 Main Street, Rockland 207-594-0070 www.rocklandstrand.com
Rockport to Camden approximately 2 miles - one way
For a stunning walk or drive, take the two-lane paved road that winds up and down on its way out of Rockport, with occasional views of the ocean and the village, en route to Camden. Begin at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Pascal Avenue in Rockport. Take a right off U.S. 1 toward Rockport Harbor, then cross the bridge and go up the hill to Central Street. One block later, bear right on Russell Avenue, which becomes Chestnut Street at the Camden town line; take this all the way to downtown Camden.
Lining the way are some of the most beautiful homes in Maine, surrounded by an abundance of flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for views of the sparkling ocean, as well as for Aldermere Farm and its Belted Galloway cows. (These rare cows get their name from the foot-wide white "belt" around their middles.) The walk or drive is beautiful at any time of the year, but in fall it's breathtaking. Like the rest of New England, the coast of Maine gets a large number of fall-foliage "leaf peepers," and the reds and golds of the chestnut, birch, and elm trees along this winding route are especially beautiful.
Belfast Heritage Park & Armistice Bridge
0.8 mile one way This short and picturesque walk allows residents and visitors to stroll, bike, or jog along the shore of the harbor in downtown Belfast enjoying city parks, gardens, birding opportunities and an up-close look at a working shipyard along the way.
Fort Knox - Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory
The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800s. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world. 740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect 207-469-6553 www.fortknoxmaine.com
Get on the Water
Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle - Guided and Rental
Maine Sport Outfitters - Camden, Rockport, Rockland Locations
Set sail for a day sail, sunset cruise or special event. The only schooner with a full liquor license! www.appledoreii.com
Drink Maine Beer
Marshall Wharf Brewery 36 Marshall Wharf, Belfast
Poised on the edge of Belfast Bay, enjoy their waterfront beer garden where they have 30 different craft brews for you to choose from. Tuesday - Sunday. Call for hours. 207-338-2700 www.marshallwharfbrewing.com
Thresher's Brewing Company 22 Main Street, Searsmont
This industrial-style brewery is inside an old retrofitted lumber mill. You will find a selection of their brews along with pizza from The Stone. Plenty of local flavor! Wednesday - Sunday. Call for hours. 207-342-2337 www.threshersbrewingco.com
The Pour Farm 56 Crawfordsburn, Union
Visit this creekside farm and sample several different styles of their brew. Join them on Thursday evenings for The Farmer's Lyceum. A low-key, friendly exchange of ideas with beer and pizza! Thursday - Sunday. Call for hours. 207-785-0028 www.thepourfarm.com
Odd Alewives Farm Brewery 99 Old Route One, Waldoboro
Visit their 1820s barn that houses the brewery and tasting room. Select from seven of their crafted brews all from 95% Maine ingredients, and some bar snacks! Open Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 and Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 207-790-8406 www.oddalewives.com
Lake St. George Brewing Co., 4 Marshall Shore Road, Liberty
Enjoy their stouts, ales and lagers with Friday night trivia and Saturday night live music. Thursday - Sunday. Call for hours. 207-589-3031 www.lakesaintgeorgebrewing.com
Blue Barren Distillery 59 Sea Street, Camden
Coming soon! This much-anticipated distillery will be opening soon on the "other" side of the Camden Harbor. ***Tentative opening 7/5*** 207-542-7741 www.bluebarrendistillery.com
Sweetgrass Farm, Winery & Distillery 347 Carroll St, Union
Award-winning wine and spirits; (try the Back River Gin) made from the bounty of Maine fruits and grains. Wednesday - Sunday 11:00 - 5:00 207-785-3024 www.sweetgrasswinery.com
Split Rock Distilling 16 Osprey Point Road, Newcastle
Bourbon, whiskey, gin and vodka! Join them in the tasting room and make sure to take home some of their cocktail syrups for mixing! Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 207-563-2669 www.splitrockdistilling.com
Right here in Lincolnville! Offering tours of their state-of-the-art facility along with tastings in their restored barn and retail shop. All overlooking their five acres of vineyard. Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 207-763-4478 www.mainewine.com
Oyster River Winegrowers 31 Elm Street, Camden
Stop into the tasting room of this local farm micro-winery when strolling the shops in Camden. Offering wines and ciders. Thursday - Sunday 2:00 - 8:00 207-370-7575 www.oysterriverwine.com
Bring or Send Lobsters Home
Want to bring home or ship home some live lobster?
Graffam Brothers Seafood 211 Union Street, Rockport
Barrett's Cove Lake Megunticook Beaucaire Avenue, Camden
Lincolnville Beach Route 1 Lincolnville
Sandy bayside beach with free parking. NO LIFEGUARD
Walker Park Sea Street, Rockport
Ocean Swimming. NO LIFEGUARD
Breezemere Park Lincolnville Center at Norton's Pond.
Johnson Park on Lake Chickawaukie Route 17 Rockland
Birch Point State Park Birch Point Park Road, Owls Head
Sandy beach. NO LIFEGUARD
Biking can be a perfect way to enjoy the views in this area. May we suggest a few routes?
Ride to the top of Mt. Battie. Enter at Camden Hills State Park, on Route 1.
Beginning at Lincolnville Beach, turn onto Route 173 which will take you toward Lincolnville Center. Turn left onto Youngtown Road to pass by Cellardoor Vineyard. Continue back onto Route 52. Now you can head out to Megunticook Lake by turning left, or taking a right will send you in the direction of Lincolnville Center. Continuing on Route 52 toward Belfast, you can turn onto Beach Hill Road where you will pass blueberry barrens, farms and will have some spectacular views of the bay.
Hannaford Grocery Store
Full-service grocery stores with liquor departments. Locations in nearby Camden and Belfast both on Route 1. Open daily 7:00 am - 10:00 pm. www.hannaford.com
Wentworth Grocery Store
Full-service grocery store with liquor department, and gas pumps. Located in Northport on Route 1 about 7 miles north of Glenmoor. www.wentworthgrocery.com