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The Camden Riverhouse Hotel – Close to the Harbor

 Charming Hotel in Downtown Camden with Complimentary Parking

Featuring a nightly campfire with s’mores, this Camden, Maine hotel offers its guests free Wi-Fi and a deluxe continental breakfast featuring satisfying morning treats.   Each room at the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn includes a refrigerator (for those overstuffed lobster rolls you didn’t get to finish earlier), a desk, ironing facilities and ensuite bathrooms equipped with hairdryers.   Guests can relax in the property’s hot tub and swimming pool  or work out at the on-site fitness center.   This property’s  location is the perfect home base.  Unpack once and you’re on your way to explore this coastal gem of a community.  The Camden town center is just a 3 minute walk from the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn and Camden Harbor and the schooners are less than a 5 minute walk from this lovely hotel.    Feeling a bit more adventurous? Drive through the scenic Camden Hills State Forest and the summit of Mount Battie is only 20 minutes from the inn! What an incredible view.

Why we love it:  Quintessential Camden – and lobster is always close by!

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Wharf Gallery & Grill – Fresh From the Lobsterman Who Owns the Shack!

From Trap to Plate

The Wharf Gallery & Grill is located in beautiful Corea, Maine, and is owned by sixth generation Mainer and lobsterman Joe Young. Here you’ll find a place that time forgot and enjoy a freshly prepared lobster roll on Joe’s wharf where you can take in the working harbor and all of its sights and sounds. Once you’ve located Corea a short 10 minute jaunt from Route 1, you’ll pass the Corea post office and only intersection where you can find the village’s only stop sign. Drive past the post office and you’ll find our open flag and Maine Gifford’s ice cream sign on the left where you can park along Gibbs Lane.

As you approach the Wharf Gallery & Grill, you will be met by the sight of rope rugs, a cool breeze, and  friendly staff. Favorites from the menu include lobster rolls, boiled lobster dinner, crab claws, steak and cheese, sausage with green peppers and onions, and our very own lobster grilled cheese (imitated but never duplicated). You won’t want to leave the picnic tables that have perfect views of the harbor, so save room for a piece of blueberry pie, a whoopie pie, or some Maine Gifford’s ice cream.  This lobster shack may be off the beaten path, but Joe prefers it that way. You won’t be disappointed!

Why we love it:  This place is pure Maine.  Plus, enjoy photographs of Downeast and Acadia of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s!

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Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack – Pure Maine Lobster!

Lobsters To Go Since 1946

Located in Rockland, Maine  just minutes from the historic harbor, Graffam Bros. Seafood Shack is a roadside gem serving sandwiches, salads and fried seafood favorites such as haddock, clams, scallops, shrimp and more!   Indulge in the steamed lobster with the melted butter or enjoy lobster rolls overflowing with locally sourced lobster meat dressed in mayonnaise and served on a toasted bun. Order at the window and dine at one of the outdoor tables – or take your summer seafood to go!  Situated across from the Graffam Bros. Seafood Market which is open year round, the shack is open in the warmer months only. Yum!

Why we love it:  This place is fast, easy and worth the visit!

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  • Seasonal (May – October)
  • Lunch, Dinner (Hours Vary. Call Ahead)
  • 211 Union Street, Rockport, Maine
  • (207) 236-8391
  • www.lobsterstogo.com

 

 

Generations of Maine Lobster Fishermen

Meet Captain Alex!

Generations of lobster fishermen are the norm, as the ‘art of fishing lobster’ is handed down through families in Maine.  Alex’s license came from his great grandfather, when he was just 6 years old, and at the time it was an open fishery.  Today with a waiting list for licenses, the Maine apprenticeship program allows children to bypass the list if they complete the program and apply for a license by age 18.   Alex’s two sons, age 12 and 15, are now in the program and also have their own lobster boat.

“It’s just in the blood.”  With a long lineage and family network of maritime fisherman, Alex’s own father hauled lobster and several other species to make ends meet. He would sell herring to the local factory and return home with canned sardines for Alex to use as lobster bait. For generations of families, lobster can be a true love affair.

It’s a Family Affair on Scenic Orr’s Island, Maine

Meet Captain Chuck!

Lobster fishing is a way of life and often a family affair.  On Orr’s Island, which is connected to another larger island by bridge, Chuck has a mother, wife and 2 daughters that work at the local island restaurant (serving countless lobster rolls to locals and tourists alike.)  This family involvement of several, if not all family members, in the business of lobster, can be witnessed among hundreds of ocean harbors along the eastern seaboard.   Local employment is driven by fisheries, and in this delicious case, the wild caught fishery of lobster.

Chuck, like many lobster fishermen is found selling a portion of his catch fresh from the boat.  Like a farmer’s fruit stand on a scenic country road, nautical settings like Orr’s Island, offer hungry customers, the opportunity to know exactly who caught dinner.  In this case it’s our hero, and each day, his family sells live lobster from a wharf in front of their home.  This flash sale opens for a whopping “one half hour” each afternoon.  Now that’s island living!

Located in Casco Bay and the Gulf of Mane, the small group of islands that make up Chuck’s community consists of 300 – 400 lobster fishermen in the surrounding waters.  They rely on the sea for their livelihood, as did the generations of fishermen who frequented the fish shack, photographed above with our hero.  Having stood the test of time for over 200 years, the shack and  surrounding land have been put into a special trust.  The protective trust names commercial fishermen as the focus and honors a long line of fishermen and future generations to come.

Isle au Haut Boat Services – Experience Downeast Maine

Climb Aboard and Leave the Mainland Behind!

Isle au Haut Boat Services operates year-round passenger, mail and freight service between Stonington and Isle au Haut, and seasonal service to the Duck Harbor Landing of Acadia National Park.   During the summer season, Monday through Saturday, join the crew for a scenic Downeast Maine lobster cruise!   You’ll learn about Maine’s lobster fishery as crews haul a string of lobster traps. See what creatures of the ocean floor are in the daily catch. The Captain will explain the lobstering techniques and share a few of the secrets of the men and women who earn their livings on the waters of coastal Maine.  Everything we catch – goes back into the water.

During your narrated cruise, you’ll also learn about the local history and folklore of the islands, granite quarries and lighthouses. Weather permitting, you’ll visit islands and ledges where seals, birds and working and pleasure vessels present photo opportunities on every side.    Harbor cruises last for about one hour and fifteen minutes, leaving from the Isle au Haut Ferry Company on Sea Breeze Avenue in Stonington.

Why we love it:   This is the real deal.  Stonington is all about lobster – so perfect slice of life opportunity!

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Inn on the Harbor – A Lobster Lover’s Dream Stay

Perched right on the Edge of Picturesque Stonington Harbor

Known for its unique charm and spectacular view of the Penobscot Bay islands, the Inn on the Harbor on Deer Isle offers a perfect romantic waterfront retreat. Built in the 1880’s, this bed and breakfast captures the very essence of Maine’s Downeast island life.

Ten of the thirteen individually decorated guestrooms face the sea and enjoy gorgeous views of Isle au Haut, the Windjammers and the island’s fishing fleet. Several of  the rooms have wood burning fireplaces and/or private decks.  The accommodations are relaxed and comfortable – all with private baths and sitting areas. Guests can relax on the spacious flower-covered deck extending out into the harbor and enjoy the tide rising and falling beneath the Inn. Imagine falling asleep to the sound of nearby Mark Island Light’s foghorn and waking up to the lobstermen heading out to sea?

The coastal atmosphere, fresh salt air and brilliant sunny skies, encourage many guests to simply put their feet up and relax while watching Stonington’s bustling waterfront.

Why we love it:   At Inn on the Harbor, you can experience Maine’s Downeast island life at its best. 

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Beach Plum Lobster Farm – Local Hotspot in Ogunquit

Enjoy Lobsters in the Rough!

If you’re looking for fresh, on-the-spot steamed lobsters, clams and butter (and that’s it – pure and simple), you’ll love what Beach Plum Lobster Pound has to offer.   A solid retail market place and favorite lobster take out cookery since 1995, Beach Plum Lobster Pound proudly supports local lobstermen and lobster fishereries up and down the coast.

A no-frills, rustic lobster shack owned by a friendly husband and wife team, Beach Plum Lobster Pound lets you pick from 4 different sized lobsters.  In minutes, you can enjoy your mouthwatering meal outdoors on one of the picnic tables or take your food to go!   Hammers are available onsite to help you with the shells – so get crackin’.   Once your tummy is full and you’re ready to wash all the natural juices and buttery goodness from your face and fingers – feel free to use the sink outside.   Beach Plum Lobster Farm is a true roadside gem!

Why we love it:   It’s super authentic!   Casual and delicious. 

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White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast – A Charming Stay!

Centrally Located to Dozens of Lobster Shacks on the Maine Coast.

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in the heart of Freeport and centrally located to dozens of lobster shacks and lighthouses.  Situated on an acre of land, this 1888 Victorian-era New England house boasts seven Maine-themed rooms decorated like a favorite summer cottage. Offering full scrumptious breakfasts,  this “home away from home” offers a nice, quiet respite after a busy day exploring coastal Maine. 

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast partners with Lucky Catch Cruises in Portland.  Sign up for a trip with Captain Tom and crew on his lobster boat and learn the ins and outs of lobstering while enjoying a 90 minute cruise on Casco Bay.

Why we love it:   It’s a 5 minute stroll along brick-paved sidewalks to the Freeport shopping outlets and great lobster restaurants! 

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Robert’s Maine Grill – Emphasizes Local Ingredients and Craft Beer

Contemporary Take on the Classic Maine-Seafood Eatery 

At Robert’s Maine Grill, the mission is to take the best local ingredients, prepare them with traditional Maine influence and serve them to guests with attention and care.  This eatery is a favorite among locals and travelers from near and far.

Their menu items represent the best of traditional New England seafood prepared with modern flair and attention to detail.  Their chefs source products locally and have numerous relationships with many nearby organic farms.  Try the classics, like the table side New England Clambake or beer battered fish and chips, or sample the much loved onion rings and lobster sliders!  Robert’s Maine Grill serves some of the best micro brewed beer from around the state of Maine.  They also offer a carefully chosen wine list and finely-crafted cocktails.

Why we love it:  They’re right across from the shopping outlets.  Try the mouthwatering lobster rolls!

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Bob’s Clam Hut – Maine Comfort Food Ordered at a Window

Long Running Pit Stop for Fried Clams and Lobster Rolls

Established in 1956 on busy Route One long before that stretch became bustling and busy with Kittery’s outlet shops.  Bob’s has been locals’ golden fried standard for decades!  Now entering it’s 60th year, Bob’s is a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike.

Guests are quick to say “No trip to the area” is complete without a meal at Bob’s Clam Hut.  Bob’s is committed to serving traditional Maine fried seafood with straightforward simplicity.  They follow Bob’s original recipes, including famous tartar sauce.  Customer favorites include Bob’s New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Stew, Lobster Roll, traditional fried clams and the Lillian fried clams.

Why we love it:  Bob’s appeared on Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-Ins and Dives

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Cape Elizabeth Light – One of the Most Photographed in America

Lighthouse and Lobsters – The Two Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly!

Built in 1828, Cape Elizabeth Light was part of the first twin lighthouses built in Maine.  Today only one remains active and can be enjoyed from Two Lights State Park.  This is a beautiful spot with ocean views, picnic tables and walking trails with lovey views. A fun note of interest?  One of these towers was the subject of Edward Hopper’s famous painting “Lighthouse at Two Lights.”  We recommend you bring your camera and take some fabulous photos while there!

Of course, this opportunity begs for the perfect pairing of lighthouse and lobster.  Located at the end of Two Lights Road is the The Lobster Shack (at Two Lights) an award-winning restaurant that has been a local landmark since the 1920s.  Enjoy your meal ocean-side on the picnic tables, perched just above the crashing surf, below the lighthouse and next to the fog horn. Or stay in the cozy dining room, watching the ships entering Portland Harbor and the local fishermen haul up their daily catch.

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it: Provides incredible ocean views and you can watch ships passing by.  

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Casco Bay Islands – Ferry Over for a Great Day Trip!

Several Delightful Ways to Enjoy a Lobster Lunch

Casco Bay Lines offers many opportunities to get out on the Bay with a variety of scenic cruises in Maine offering different destinations, durations, and departure times. Pack a lobster roll lunch; bring your camera, binoculars, and a sweater (as it can get chilly on the water.)  One of our favorite cruises is the “Mailboat Run.”  An integral part of the island communities, the Mailboat is a true working boat carrying passengers, mail and freight to the islands of Casco Bay—Little Diamond, Great Diamond, Long, Cliff and Chebeague. As the longest-operating service of its kind, this tour is a wonderful way to see the sights of the Bay on the Mailboat cruise.

Another delightful day involves Chebeague Island which is about 60 to 90 minutes round trip.  Have lunch at the very scenic and idyllic Chebeauge Island Inn, a 1920s hotel that has been thoughtfully restored to recapture its classic beauty.  Enjoy a Lobster Roll in style or a Lobster Cobb salad among many other treats on the menu.

Why we love it:  You can go out and explore Maine’s quieter islands.  You’re likely to see lobster boats and buoys along the way!

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Shop Lobster Gifts at Stonewall Kitchen – Delightful Experience!

This Store is a Destination Onto Itself and They Serve Yummy Food

Many locals and visitors the world over enjoy a trip or stop at the Stonewall Kitchen in York Maine.  With a wonderful home grown history, the store sits on eight acres and includes a 46,000 square-foot headquarters. This huge retail store and restaurant offers a dazzling assortment of kitchen and home goods with many lobster themed gift items.  They also offer cooking classes throughout the year!

Open year round you could easily spend an hour browsing the gift selections and sampling the foodie dips/jams.  No trip to Stonewall Kitchen is complete without a lunch at the casual attached cafe.  Delicious lobster offerings are always on the menu and include delights such as a Lobster BLT, Lobster Cobb Salad, Lobster Mac n’ Cheese and Lobster & Brie Panini.

Why we love it:  They offer tasty jam, jelly and sauce samples as you shop!

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Take an Ogunquit Scenic Cruise – Including a Lobster Trip

Ton of Eye Candy and Fun Education.

Finestkind Scenic Cruises operates three traditional, Maine built wooden vessels and offers a great selection of cruises.  Two of our favorites is the Lobstering Trip and the Scenic Breakfast Cruise.   Nothing could be better than starting your day aboard Finestkind II with hot coffee, orange juice and a fresh baked muffin. Departing every summer season morning at 9 am, the Breakfast Cruise travels north along the tranquil morning waters of the Ogunquit shoreline to the Island Ledges; a habitat of harbor seals. Your tour guide will explain the many sights along the way and on the return trip to Perkins Cove give a brief discussion of lobsters and lobstering; more of which can be seen on the Lobstering Trip.

The Lobstering Trip combines the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline with a first hand lobstering experience, aboard the Finestkind I. You will see traps hauled and lobsters caught by an authentic Maine lobsterman. Your tour guide will provide a detailed explanation of the lobster fishery and the many scenic points of interest along the way, providing you with many insights into life along our coast. Children will be thrilled to see the abundant sea life that comes up in the traps and everyone will come away with a deeper understanding of lobsters and their habitat.

Why we love it?  Combines awesome scenery with education!

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2 Village Square Inn – A Lovely View Above Town

Sit on the Eagles View Porch and Just Soak in the Natural Beauty!

Close to it all but yet snuggled above the town, 2 Village Square Inn offers in town location, ocean views, walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants, and the Marginal Way. The night we stayed, we simple parked our car and walked everywhere!

With a heated ocean view pool, hot tub, ocean view balconies for all to enjoy,  and pet friendly rooms upon request, this inn is nestled upon 3 acres perched on a hill over looking the village. Location, location, location.

Why we love it:   All the comforts of home – plus more!

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Lobster Themed Visit to York – Light Up Your Life

Nubble Light

Start your visit at the Nubble Light in coastal York, Maine (built in 1879.)  As you enter Sohier Park from Nubble Road, you will immediately see Nubble Light sitting atop the large rock island a few hundred feet off shore. Visitors are welcome to the park year round for excellent views, painting, photographing, fishing and relaxing.  The small gift shop and restroom facilities are open seasonally from mid April thru mid October (weather dependent) and offers parking for approximately 60 vehicles.

Consider a lobster roll at nearby Fox’s Lobster House, which is right on the edge of the park near the lighthouse!  Once you’ve eaten your fill of lobster, don’t miss Fisherman’s Walk.   The walk takes you by piers, wharves and boats moored in the river to the Wiggly Bridge.  A lovely finish to a beautiful day in the York area.

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it: The lighthouse makes for a great backdrop for pictures with friends!

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Blue Hill Inn – Featured in Many Travel Magazines

A Lovely Retreat Close to Many Fun Lobster Activities!

Located on an acre of land in the center of the village of Blue Hill and a block from the head of Blue Hill Bay, the inn, built in 1835, is on the National Register of Historic Places.   Innkeeper Sarah Pebworth and the staff of the inn will make suggestions, assist with itineraries, help with directions, and make reservations. They are familiar with the area and can direct guests to great boating, live music, beautiful picnic spots, husband-friendly shopping, and delicious lobster rolls.  A Federal period building, the Blue Hill Inn has eleven guest rooms, a sun-filled dining room, and two comfortable parlors. It retains many of its original features, including clapboards, nine over six windows, wide pumpkin pine floor boards, and six fireplaces.

This charming inn is perfectly located to explore seaside villages like Castine and Stonington.  Plan a wonderful lobster adventure and cruise the islands and bays of Downeast Maine with aboard Miss Lizzie, offering scenic excursions, Monday through Saturday during the summer season.  You’ll learn about Maine’s lobster fishery as  crews haul our string of lobster traps. The Captain will explain the techniques and a few of the secrets of the men and women who earn their livings on the waters of coastal Maine. Cruises last for about one hour and fifteen minutes, leaving from the Isle au Haut Ferry Company on Sea Breeze Avenue in Stonington.

Why we love it:  They offer Winter lodging!

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Pilgrim’s Inn – Stay with a Lobster Chef!

Lobster Risotto is on the Menu. YUM!

What’s more luxurious than a romantic inn situated in the heart of the Maine Coast?  One with a fabulous restaurant where you can dine on dishes such as Lobster Risotto.  Yum! The Inn itself overlooks picturesque Northwest Harbor and a tranquil mill pond.  Built in 1793, the historic post and beam Maine inn welcomes you with an ambiance and warmth of a bygone era. Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained, this Deer Isle inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Select Registry.

What to do while you visit?  Explore all the wonderful towns near by.  Named for the granite industry that made it famous, Stonington is also home to the most productive lobster fishing port along the Maine coast. No trip to Deer Isle would be complete without visiting this picturesque port and tasting a Deer Isle lobster! Another day trip includes the Blue Hill peninsula and visiting the towns of Blue Hill and Castine, or taking a scenic drive through Brooklin, Brooksville, Sedgwick and Penobscot, stopping along the way at shops and old time general stores.

Why we love it:  They offer cottages each with small kitchens, additional space, and televisions. Great for families!

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The Breakers Inn – Right on The Beach!

Featured in “Yankee Magazine”!

The Breakers Inn is an oceanfront property located directly on the Atlantic Ocean at Higgins Beach. Built as a private home in 1900, it has served the public since the early 1930s.  There are 15 guest rooms, each with a private bath and all accommodations in the main building have a view of the ocean.

A great feature of this inn, is the fact you can get a lobster roll picnic to go. During July and August, picnic lunches are available in the kitchen between 12 noon and 1 PM and they offer variety of sandwiches for seafood and land lovers alike.  Insiders note?  Just take your lobster roll picnic down to the beach in front or sit on the wrap around porch and take in the natural beauty.  Ahhhhhhhhh.

Why we love it:   They’re green leaders!   They buy local food, they compost and recycle. 

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Captain Lord Mansion – 4 Diamond in Heart of Kennebunkport

Offers a “Classic Maine Lobster Roll Picnic” Package!

Welcome to the Captain Lord Mansion, a truly authentic Shipbuilder’s Mansion. It is the largest Mansion in the Port!  The inn will provide an unforgettably romantic Kennebunkport bed and breakfast experience. There are so many lobster related things to do in the area but the lobster roll package offered by the inn – is one of our favorites!

“Classic Maine Lobster Roll Picnic” Package?  Take this deluxe picnic basket along on your next day-trip in Kennebunkport. Whether touring lighthouses, bicycling, sailing, hiking or taking the Lobster Boat Cruise, you will enjoy this “Classic Maine Picnic”!  Just remember, to make advance reservations with the office staff.

Why we love it: It’s so romantic and they offer spa services!

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Ann’s Point Inn – 4 Diamond Magnificant Stay Near Acadia

Get Away From It All In This Slice of Heaven

Ann’s Point Inn is a luxurious AAA four-diamond contemporary B&B on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island—in the heart of lobster country.  Secluded and romantic yet close to beautiful Acadia National Park and the towns of Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, Maine.  Ann’s Point Inn offers two tranquil waterfront acres including a long private shoreline with direct access to the harbor, four spacious and airy guest rooms with lots of windows to take in the abundant water views and a jet-filled super-sized Caldera hot tub.   Ahhhhhhhhh.

Enjoy a delicious, three-course breakfast each morning while overlooking the picturesque waters of Bass Harbor.  Start your day and choose between a lobster boat tour, lobster rolls and a lighthouse, or a romantic lobster candlelight dinner.  Actually, Ann’s Point Inn will help you plan all three.

 Why we love it:  They help save the planet!  Solar panels supply a third of the electricity.

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  • Seasonal
  • 79 Ann’s Point Road, Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
  • (207) 244-9595
  • www.annspoint.com

Parsons Post House Inn – Heart of Ogunquit

Once You Arrive You Do Not Need Your Car – Walk Everywhere!

Parsons Post House is centrally located in Ogunquit Village. You can walk to everything and a short stroll to the beautiful 3-mile beach. The inn is at the start of the Marginal Way, an inspirational 1-mile path along the rocky coast to the harbor of Perkins Cove. There are plenty of fine restaurants, quaint shops and a trolley stop just around the corner.

Relax on two enclosed porches featuring an art gallery, ocean view and morning coffee & muffins.  For a small town we are spilling over with phenomenal places to dine. Ogunquit has a restaurant to suit every need, but we recommend you make room for lobster!

Why we love it?  Ideal location in a charming Maine village.  

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The Inn at Southwest – One of the Most Photographed

Located in a Charming and Peaceful Downeast Lobster Village

Set in an idyllic town this is a true getaway.  The Inn at Southwest, built in 1884, is one of the most photographed inns on Mount Desert Island. Set in a beautiful Second Empire Victorian building, the Bed and Breakfast overlooks the sheltered waters of Southwest Harbor, Maine, near Bar Harbor and in the heart of Acadia National Park. The wrap-around porch is the perfect spot to enjoy our gardens or watch boats slip in and out of Southwest Harbor.

Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, all with private bathrooms, and each thoughtfully decorated in a distinctive, eclectic style. Each day the inn serves a delicious gourmet breakfast and provide afternoon refreshments to welcome you back after your day’s activities.  Come enjoy this quaint coastal community and Acadia National Park soon!

Why we love it?  An absolute charmer and so close to Downeast lobster activities.  

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Marshall Point Light – A Fabulous Visit

A Stunning Place for Photos!

Located near the fishing village of Port Clyde, this beautiful lighthouse sits on impressive rocks. Marshall Point Lighthouse is not only beautiful but offers a restored keeper’s house, lovely grounds and an extensive museum. Make sure you stop at the gift shop! The property also features a a long wooden runway that connects to the wonderful light.

A great place for shellfies (or lobster selfies) this lighthouse appeared in the movie, “Forest Gump”!  An ideal place for a lobster roll picnic, you could spend hours here enjoying and exploring.  {Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it?  Established in 1832.  

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  • Lighthouse Grounds Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset
  • Museum & Gift Shop Open Memorial – Columbus Day
  • Marshall Point Road, Port Clyde, Maine 04855
  • (207) 372-6450
  • www.marshallpoint.org

Lobster Cooking Class in Camden – Get Cracking!

Lobster, Lobster, Lobster!

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. Hartstone Inn is going to help you with this cooking class. Recipes include: Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc, Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream, Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing, and Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus.

Join Chef Michael in his Camden Maine kitchen for a cooking class weekend, covering a wide range of topics from regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. Weekend packages include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, a gourmet candlelit dinner for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class.  Or call to enroll in the lobster cooking class separately!

Why we love it? Combines eating lobster and learning how to make the same yummy stuff at home!

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West End Inn – In the Historic Art District

Snuggled in a Quiet Neighborhood but Close to All the Lobster Action!

Indulge yourself with comfort and quiet elegance in this beautifully restored Inn nestled among the finest of historic architecture in Portland’s prestigious neighborhood, the West End. The Inn’s peaceful location and six comfortable bedrooms, each with private bath, invite a good night’s sleep. Guests enjoy a full made-to-order breakfast in the eastern-facing dining room boasting twelve foot decorative ceilings. Afternoon tea is available in the comfortable adjoining library with a gas fireplace.

Located in the Heart of the Downtown Art District, the Inn’s exclusive residential location provides the best of all worlds: convenience to the downtown – Arts District, museums, public market, galleries, Old Port, and Casco Bay.  Innkeepers Debra and Scott can provide their favorite local recommendations on where to enjoy a lobster dinner, take a foodie tour or set out a boat tour!

Why we love it:  It’s comfortable, cozy and within walking distance to the waterfront.

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Inn at Tanglewood Hall – An 1880’s Grand Summer Cottage

Relax in Comfort and Style

Want to feel a little bit like Maine lobster royalty?  This relaxing York Maine Inn is surrounded by sea air and located in the quaint village of York Harbor.  This area has been a Beach Resort since the Gilded Age nearby Kittery, Ogunquit, Portsmouth & Kennebunkport.  There is endless options your fill of lobster nearby!

Once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House, the Inn at Tanglewood Hall is a charming Southern Maine coast B&B nestled nearby the sea with all the modern amenities.  Unwind and untangle with sunsets and bold ocean views along the Harbor Cliff Path lined with wild rugosa roses, then traverse York River’s scenic Fisherman’s Walk to the Wiggly Bridge.  Stroll along quiet tree-lined streets to the Harbor Beach or enjoy the sun and surf at Long Sands or Short Sands Beach with picturesque Nubble Lighthouse nearby.   Whether a gateway for exploring New England’s blossoming spring, summer beaches, vibrant fall foliage, or wintry wonderlands, you can experience quintessential Maine throughout the year.

Why we love it: Love their packages that include dinner at Two at Clay Hill Farm Restaurant!

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Captain Jefferds Inn – Historic Sea Captain’s Home

A Quintessential Kennebunkport Stay

This Kennebunkport Inn is without a doubt a charmer.  IT’s what you dream about when you think of a quintessential Maine vacation.  Located on a quiet street in Kennbunkport, you are a stroll away from lobster roll choices, harbor views and so many ways to spend your days (and nights.)

The Captain Jefferds Inn has 16 rooms from which to choose. Each individually decorated room has a private bath and many have a gas fireplace or wood-styled stove to add to the romantic ambiance.  They serve a three-course breakfast in the beautiful dining room where you will have the opportunity to meet other guests and exchange stories and experiences.

Why we love it?  Historic charm in a lobster village with all the creature comforts you can imagine!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Free Electric Vehicle Charging Station
  • 5 Pearl Street. Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
  • (207) 967-2311
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Curtis Island Lighthouse and Lobster

 Perfect Scenery for a Stroll Before or After Lobster Lunch/Dinner!Located in lovely Camden Harbor, the lighthouse island is open to the public but accessible only by boat!  It can be viewed in all it’s beauty from the water on a sightseeing cruise out of Camden Harbor.  An historic part of the state, the present structure was built in 1896!
Consider a viewing before or after a lobster lunch in lovely downtown Camden.  Filled with shops and eateries, it’s a lovely way to spend the day.  Take a stroll to the “Curtis Island Overlook,” on Bayview Street which is just southeast of the intersection with Beacon Street. There is a sign and the path leading to the water.  Enjoy!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:   It stands on such an idyllic spot!

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