Places to Visit in MidCoast Maine

Places to Visit in MidCoast Maine:

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:  www.Damariscotta Lake State

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:

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, crabapples, pumpkins squash and gourds. They also have cider, honey and fudge. Pick your own apples in September and October!  Bailey’s Orchard Web site:

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. Its 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:

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

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:


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:

Sheepscot Links

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Augusta, Maine – 30 minutes

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

Rockland, Maine – 35 minutes

Another quaint harbor town that’s a little off the radar of many tourists.  Rockland Web site:

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:


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:

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”.  Acadia magic Web site:


Nearby Lighthouses:  Web sites: 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:

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:

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.

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:

Nearby Ski Areas:

Camden Snow Bowl – 20 minutes

The closest ski area to Blueberry Fields, Camden Snow Bowl offers 80 acres of skiing with a unique vista overlooking Penobscot BayCamden Snow Bowl Web site: