Area Opportunities

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Nearby Lighthouses:  Web sites:  www.newenglandlighthouses.net and then type the name of light house

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse – 60 minutes

One of the most beautiful and most photographed lighthouses in the world is Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.  The Lighthouse on the Maine Quarter.   Web site:  Pemaquid Light

Owl’s Head Lighthouse – 35 minutes

A quaint lighthouse located in Rockland overlooking various islands.   Close to the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum.  Web site:  Owl’s Head

Marshall Point – 60 minutes

Port Clyde has a long tradition as an artist’s retreat. Andrew Wyeth had a studio here, and his son Jaime not far away.  The picturesque harbor and the light at Marshall Point still serve as a classroom for art workshops.  The 31 foot tower of bricks with a granite base was built in 1823 and refurbished in 1857 and fitted with a fifth-order fresnel.   Also located near the Owls’ Head Transportation Museum.

 Monhegan Light – 60 minute drive & 60 minute ferry from New Harbor

Monhegan is a stunningly beautiful island … 11 miles off the coast of Maine, shaped like a whale, with 150 foot headlands on the north side sloping down to low coves on the southern end.   Wonderful for hiking and there are many art galleries and restaurants.  Web site:  Monhegan Lighthouse

Portland Head Light – 90 minutes

Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light.  Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  The Museum at Portland Head Light is contained within the former Keepers’ Quarters.  The award winning Museum contains a number of lighthouse lenses and interpretative displays.  Also on the site is a seasonal shop featuring fine lighthouse and Maine related gifts.  Web site:  http://www.portlandheadlight.com

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Summer Camps: 

Kieve and Wavus Camp -5 minutes         

Girls develops leaders who have a strong sense of self and possess the strength of character necessary to meet the challenges of the world in which they live.  Our loving and experienced staff, many of them previous Wavus campers themselves, helps the girls gain confidence while forming lasting friendships.  We are a classic residential and wilderness tripping summer camp program that offers a wide variety of engaging experiences that shape, stretch, educate and enchant girls ages 8-16.  Wavus is the sister camp to Camp Kieve for Boys.  Parents often stay over at Clary Lake B & B to deliver or pick up their children.  Web site: Kieve/Wavus Camps

Camp Med-O-Lark – 3 minutes

Today, Med-O-Lark stays true to its roots, continuing its long tradition of nurturing values in a safe, fun environment. Med-O-Lark’s unique mission is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.   Med-O-Lark Web site:  https://medolark.com

 Medomak Family Camp – Washington5 minutes

Medomak creates a unique oasis for adults and children alike.  Parents can choose to participate in activities or just relax and read a good book.  Kids learn new skills, share new experiences with their families, make new friends and develop an appreciation for the outdoors.  Medomak Web site:  Medomak Camp

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Restaurants:

Moody’s Diner – 15 minutes

Those who have been to Moody’s Diner know that Moody’s is not a ‘quaint-on-purpose’ tourist attraction.  It is a diner on US Route 1 in Waldoboro, Maine, plain and simple.  It has survived, prospered and grown these 80 years because of good food, reasonable prices and quick, pleasant service.  Moody’s Web Moody’s Web site:  Moody’s Diner

Morse’s Sauerkraut – 10 minutes

Come tour the “Kraut Haus” on rte. 220 in Waldoboro and sample the world’s finest foods.  Our deli case is chock full of all your current and future favorite meats and cheeses.  Select from our fine collection of European and American comfiture.  Choose candies from Europe and beyond.  Been in operation since 1913.  Morse’s Web site:  Morse’s Sauerkraut

Red’s Eats – Wiscasset – 20 minutes

Red’s Eats is always on our “must do” list.  Absolutely the best Lobstah Roll on the face of the earth.  See Red Eats on FACEBOOK, Red’s Eats

Sarah’s – Wiscasset – 20 minutes

Serving up the freshest Maine food daily – local Maine lobster and seafood, hand-made pizza, delicious sandwiches, wraps and burgers, an extraordinary buffet of homemade soups, stews, and chowders, and mouth-watering baked goods and desserts.  All with a Great View! Web site:  Sarah’s

 LeGarage – Wiscasset – 20 min

Le Garage was founded by Charlotte and Crosby Hodgman in the summer of 1974.  hey opened the restaurant as an ice cream parlor, sandwich and chowder house.  Over the next few years they expanded their menu is establishing a reputation for innovation quality, simplicity and fair value.   In 1977, their daughter bought the business and recruited a talented and committed staff which undertook to uphold the Hodgman’s standards while gradually developing the restaurant into its full service capacity of today.   They are open year round except for the month of January.  Web site:  LeGarage

Schooner Landing – Darariscotta – 20 minute

FREE OYSTER FRIDAY -That’s right – Free Oysters at our Dockside Bar along with LIVE entertainment!  4 PM Every Friday.  Seafood, burgers, salads served inside or on the dock.  Closed between Columbus Day and Memorial Day.  Web site:  Schooner Landing

Damariscotta River Grill – 20 minutes

From fresh Maine seafood like Pemaquid oysters and mussels to more traditional fare like, seafood fettuccine and crispy duck confit risotto, patrons are treated to a warm atmosphere in true Maine restaurant style.  Web site:  Damariscotta River Grill

Shaw’s Fish and Lobster Restaurant – 45 minutes

Lobsters & steamers are the specialties, “natch”, but you can get a good burger or other stuff served inside or on the wharf of the Hardy Ferry landing.   Hardy Ferry makes 2 trips daily to Monhegan Island.  Hardy Ferry Web Site:  Hardy Boat Ferry to Monhegan

Aunt Jen’s – on Hwy 17 on way to Augusta – 10 minutes

So just who is ‘Aunt Gin’?  “Aunt Gin”, Virginia Smith, lives in Norridgewock with Uncle Art.  They have been married for 54 years and are two of the nicest people you could ever meet.  There’s always something on the stove in their house so when we were choosing a name for this restaurant, we decided that you couldn’t get any better than ‘fresh home-cooking’ than at …. Aunt Jen’s.  Web site:  Aunt Gins

Damariscotta Lake Farms – Jefferson – 5 minutes

Located at the head of Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, we focus on delicious Maine food, friendly service and the community.  Web site:  Damariscotta Lake Farms

Sweet Season Café/Sweet Season Farm – Washington ME – 15 minutes

We added our café in 2007 because we believe every community needs a gathering spot centered around good local food.  Web site:  Sweet Season Farm

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Golf Courses

Goose River Golf Course –   Rockport – 35 minutes

Scenic and challenging, the Goose River Golf Course is one of Midcoast Maine’s hidden gems.  Several holes offer spectacular views of Mount Battie and Ragged Mountain.  A rolling landscape traverses varying terrain along the meandering Goose River. Greens fees range $25-$35 for 18 holes.  Goose River Golf Course.  Web site: Goose River Golf

Sheepscot Links – Whitefield -10 minutes

Centrally located on the Sheepscot River we are a half hour drive or less from Augusta, Brunswick, Damariscotta, or Wiscasset.  The course has a slope of 66.4 and rating of 116.  It features three water holes, four sets of tees,  a 550yd par 5, and greens that average over 4000 square feet.  Our members and guests often refer to us the best kept golf secret in Maine.  We hope you enjoy your outing and return many times. Sheepscot Links Web site:  http://www.sheepscotlinks.com

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Vineyards

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery – Washington 15 minutes

Taste wines, ports, and spirits.  Learn about wine production from award-winning winemaker and owner on our farm preserving Union’s rich farming tradition. Hike our trails, picnic, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Medomak river valley.  Sweetgrass Winery.  Web site:  Sweet Grass Winery

Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery – 30 minutes

The site on which the vineyard is located provides an ideal location for grape production.  The south-facing sloping hillside catches long hours of sunshine essential for ripening, while the ever-present breezes maintain the airflow needed for vine health and frost protection.  Savage Oakes Web site:  Seavage Oakes Vineyard and Winery

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Attractions

Damariscotta Lake – Jefferson – 5 minutes

The lake has marina, swimming beach, playground, fishing and just a short walk to The Scoop, the local ice-cream store.  Enjoy picnicking and swimming at one of mid-coast Maine’s most popular day-use parks located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.  A large freshwater lake with a sandy beach provides a relaxing location for beach-goers.  Picnic tables and grills are available for this popular summertime activity.   Web site:  Damariscotta Lake State Park

Bailey’s Orchard – 20 minutes

The orchard sits on a 100 acre plot of land.  They grow over 50 varieties of apples, 7 varieties of pears, 3 varieties of plums, crab apples, pumpkins squash and gourds.  They also have cider, honey and fudge.  Pick your own apples in September and October!  Bailey’s Orchard Web site:  Baileys Orchard

WW&F Railway Museum – 10 miles

Maine’s Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington (WW&F) Railway was a two-foot “narrow” gauge common carrier railroad that operated from 1894 until 1933.  The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north, never making it to either Waterville or Farmington.  The Great Depression brought about the railroad’s scrapping in 1937.  Open Saturdays until Memorial Day and after Daily 9:00 AM – 4:00PM.  Web site:  WW&F Railway Museum

Farnsworth Art Museum – 35 minutes

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art.  It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.  It’s Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.  The Farnsworth’s library is also housed in its Rockland campus.  Farnsworth Web site:  Farnsworth Museum

Sail, Power & Steam Museum – 30 minutes

Welcome to Sharp’s Point South, situated on the hallowed grounds of the historic Snow Shipyard, where before the turn of the last century, more schooners were built than anywhere in New England!  Museum Web site Sail Power Steam Museum

Maine Maritime Museum – Bath – 25 minutes

Experience Maine’s rich seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River at Maine Maritime Museum.  From watercraft and lobstering, to shipbuilding and sea trade, you’ll hear stories about dangerous voyages to distant lands, see how a shipbuilder’s family lived in the 1890s, smell the sawdust from historic ship timbers, and discover the wonders and mysteries of Maine’s maritime culture.  Web site:  Maine Maritime Museum

Augusta State Museum – Augusta – 20 minutes

The Museum is a well-known and acclaimed museum located next to the Capitol Building.  You will find exhibits that will amaze you for there interactive displays that include all the industries, animals, cultures, state flags and more.  There is a gift shop to purchase souvenirs.  Web Site:  Maine State Museum

Old Fort Western, Augusta Maine – 20 minutes

Old Fort Western, built in 1754 and a National Historic Landmark, is Maine’s and New England’s oldest surviving wooden fort – a reminder of the great contest of cultures that dominated New England life 250 years ago.  James Howard’s Company garrisoned the Fort and guarded the head of navigation on the Kennebec in the 1750s and 60s.  Benedict Arnold used the Fort site as a staging point for his assault on Quebec during the American Revolution.  Our collections and exhibits put you in mind of those historic times.  The adjacent ninety acre Fort Williams Park offers picnic facilities, hiking opportunities, sports and recreation areas, historic fort structures, and unlimited ocean views.  Web site:  Old Fort Western

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum – 45 minutes

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world.  More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display.  Owl’s Head Transportation Museum Web site:   Owls Head Transportation Museum

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – 50 minutes

At Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, you’ll discover stunning ornamental gardens and exceptional natural beauty, waterfalls, and incomparable stonework and sculpture.  Miles of trails allow you to experience waterfront and woodlands that are quintessentially Maine.  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Web site: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Camden, Maine – 30 minutes

The quaint harbor town of Camden is one of the jewels of the Maine coast.  You may recognize the town square from “Payton Place,” which was filmed in the town 50 years ago.  Camden area Web site:  Camden Maine

Augusta, Maine – 30 minutes

The state capital.  Visit Capital Building , Old Fort Western, Kennebec River,  State Museum, Augusta visitors Web site:  Augusta, Maine

Booth Bay – 45 minutes

Booth Bay Harbor was named as one of Yachting Magazine’s ’50 Best Towns’ and is truly a boater’s paradise. With the largest boating harbor north of Boston, our harbor is home to working lobster boats, historic windjammers, dinghies, dories, and luxury yachts.  Sail to Cabbage Island for a Clam bake, daily sailing.  Web site:  Booth Bay Harbor

Rockland, Maine – 35 minutes

Another quaint harbor town that’s a little off the radar of many tourists.  Rockland Web site:  Rockland, Maine  The home of Primo Restaurant, for fine dinning.  Web site form Primo:  Primo Restaurant

LL Bean at Freeport, Maine – 60 minutes

The home of L.L. Bean, Freeport has become a shopper’s mecca with dozens of outlet stores.  The home store of L.L. Bean is still the focal point of the town, but the best deals can be found in the many outlets that have grown up around it.  Freeport merchants association Web site:  LLBean

 Portland, Maine – 90 minutes

The largest city in Maine, Portland is the cosmopolitan hub of the state.  The state’s best restaurants, arts and cultural offerings are largely centered around Portland.  Portland downtown district Web site:  Portland, Maine

Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park – 2 hour & 45 minutes

One of our country’s most beautiful National Parks sits on an island with the lovely town of Bar Harbor. No trip to Maine is complete without exploring the park and staying until evening in Bar Harbor for some “lobstah”.  Bar Harbor Village is “Maine Quaint”.   Acadia magic Web site:  Arcadia National Park

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