Acadia National Park

The highlight of the North Atlantic coast and one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the US!


Cadillac Mountain

The highest point on the East Coast in the US. Gorgeous views and sunsets. Remember to buy your park pass and reserve a time to travel to the top!

kisma preserve

Kisma Preserve

Perfect for animal lovers- observe wolves and other local and exotic animals!


Carter’s Beach: go to the end of Point Road, and take a left on to Bay Avenue.  Go the the end on to Carters Beach Road.  Sunbathe, swim, and search for seaglass

Hancock Town Dock: toward the end of Bay Ave for sailing lessons, moorings, kayaking, fishing, swimming

Hancock Point Kayak Tours and Rentals: 58 Point Road, Hancock (207-266-4449)


Tidal Falls –

Reversing falls that admit ocean water into Taunton Bay.  Take in the sights and have a picnic at the rapids! Head on Route 1 and follow the signs to the right just before you get to the big bridge over to the town of Sullivan.

Tunk Lake

There are many hikes, ponds, and some wonderful fishing in the area, but don’t forget that you do need a state-issued fishing license found here

popular local beaches

Lamoine Beach, Marlboro Beach, Sand Beach and Bar Island in Sorrento.

There are also some great beaches on the lakes and ponds…. Flanders Pond, Beech Hill Pond, and Long pond have water access, and water sports!


Sunrise trails

87 miles of beautiful trails, Open to bicycles, walking, horses, cross country skiing, ATVs, snowmobiles and the occasional dog sled. (dog friendly)

Jordan Homestead Preserve- Bayside Rd, Ellsworth

Jordan Homestead

Jordan Homestead Preserve – Bayside Rd, Ellsworth

Moderate, kid friendly trail with views of the river (dog friendly)


Indian Point TrailFrom Route 1, Main St, Ellsworth, turn onto Water Street (later become Route 230S). Travel 1 mile. Go past the marina. A little further on you’ll see Tinker Farm Way on the right and an FBC preserve sign. Turn there and stay right for a short distance until you see the FBC Preserve, parking lot and kiosk.

The trail from the parking lot to the point and back is .75 mile. There is a scenic view of downtown Ellsworth from the point. The views up and down the Union River make this an ideal spot for a hiker’s picnic or a break from work. Watch for occasional river otters swimming past! Allow 30 minutes for hiking. (dog friendly)


Birdsacre – Stanwood Homestead Museum and bird sanctuary – BIRDSACRE

Hike Birdsacre’s six miles of interconnected nature trails. Discover simple serenity as you explore the forest streams and fern-lined slopes of the 200-acre sanctuary. Birdsacre preserves vital wildlife habitat, is home to numerous species of native Maine flora and fauna, and serves as a stop over for migrating birds in spring and fall. Trails are open year-round from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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