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Major airlines fly into Portland and Bangor airports. Flights are also available (weather depending) to Knox County Regional Airport, at Owls Head (just outside of Rockland) via Cape Air.
207-992-4600 or 866-FLY-BANGOR. Bangor is about 1 ¾ hours from Warren.
207-594-4131 (Manager). Owl’s Head is 20 minutes from Warren.
207-775-5809. Portland is 1 ½ hours from Warren.
Train from Boston:
Take the Downeaster from North Station in Downtown Boston. The Downeaster offers five daily trains to Portland, ME with two continuing on to Brunswick, ME. Car rentals, bus service, and limousine services are available at the Portland train station.
It’s an easy trip to Warren by car. The drive up Route 1 from Portland is beautiful, but beware summer traffic backups in Wiscasset.
PLACES TO STAY
Camden, The Captain Swift Inn
72 Elm St, 207-230-4028
Updated bed and breakfast offers delightful guest rooms and expansive suites.
Camden, Hartstone Inn
41 Elm St, 800-788-4823
Award winning chef/owner, Michael Salmon, and his wife, Mary Jo Rink, make every guest feel special.
Camden, Hawthorn Inn
9 High St, 207-236-8842
Owners Lisa and Ted Weiss offer cozy rooms with private decks and exceptional service, a 2 course breakfast, and 1.2 acres of lawn & gardens to explore.
52 High St, 207-236-3391
Dating from 1901, this refined hotel at the base of Mount Battie hosted poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and other famous personalities.
Camden, Windward House
6 High St, 207-706-4045
Bed and breakfast located in Historic District. Comfy rooms, diner-style breakfast, gardens with fire pit, steps to harbor and hiking trails.
Edgecomb, Cod Cove Inn
22 Cross Rd, 800-882-9586
Large, recently built Inn with views of Wiscasset and the Sheepscott River.
Glen Cove, The Ledges by the Bay
930 Commercial St, 800-898-8944
A 41 unit Motel with ocean front access overlooking scenic Penobscot Bay.
Newcastle, Newcastle Inn
60 River Rd, 207-563-5685
A historic country inn, with wonderful views of the Damariscotta River.
Northport, Point Lookout
67 Atlantic Hwy, 207-789-2000
Overlooking Penobscot Bay, this relaxed resort set in timber cabins is 5 miles from Camden Hills State Park.
Pemaquid, Bradley Inn
3063 Bristol Rd, New Harbor, 800-942-5560
Excellent restaurant, old fashioned inn – just a short walk from the stunning views of Pemaquid Lighthouse.
Rockland, 250 Main Hotel
250 Main St, 207-594-5994
Cool boutique hotel in a modern brick building, just a minute's walk from Rockland Harbour and downtown.
Rockland, Berry Manor Inn
81 Talbot Ave, 207-596-7696
Set on a tree-lined street in a grand Victorian home and adjacent carriage house.
Rockland, Rockland Harbor Hotel
520 Main St, 207-594-2131
Polished hotel featuring airy, colorful rooms with nautical decor.
Rockport, Samoset Resort
220 Warrenton St, 207-594-2511
Contemporary resort with all the amenities, including the best golf course in Maine. Spectacularly situated at the head of Rockland Harbor.
Union, The David Robbins Homestead
1018 Depot Street, 207-785-3071
Bed and Breakfast on serene Seven Tree Pond.
Waldoboro, Le Vatout
218 Kaler's Corner, 207-832-5150
Cozy, low-key and completely relaxed.
Waldoboro, Tops'l Farm
365 Bremen Rd, 207-832-1602
An 83 acre "glamping" & farm retreat destination with pristine pastures and hearty woodlands.
Belfast, Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort
191 Searsport Ave, 207-338-6860
Damariscotta, Lake Pemaquid Camping
100 Twin Coves Ln, 207-563-5202
New Harbor, Sherwood Forest Campsite
9 Pemaquid Point Campground Rd, 207-677-3642
Nobleboro, Duck Puddle Campground
on Pemaquid Lake, 207-563-5608
Phippsburg, Meadowbrook Camping Area
33 Meadowbrook Rd, 207-443-4967
Wiscasset, Chewonki Campground
235 Chewonki Neck Rd, 207-882-7426
PLACES TO EAT
Belfast, Darby's Restaurant & Pub
155 High St, 207-338-2339
A great "little" restaurant, serving regional & international comfort food.
Belfast, Delvino's Grill & Pasta House
52 Main St, 207-338-4565
Refined venue in a former hardware store serving classic & modern Italian plates & house cocktails.
132 High St, 207-505-0425
Cozy, relaxed restaurant serving internationally inspired dinner plates & craft cocktails.
3 Main St, 207-218-4218
Comfy, waterfront bar/eatery with seafood & steak dishes, plus local beers on tap & outdoor seating.
Belfast, Young's Lobster Pound
2 Fairview St, 207-338-1160
Simple BYOB spot serving lobster rolls, grilled fish & casual seafood with waterfront picnic tables.
Camden, 40 Paper Italian Bistro & Bar
40 Washington St, 207-230-0111
Traditional Italian plates served in an intimate space with modern accents & a lively bar scene.
Camden, Boynton-McKay Food Co.
30 Main St, 207-236-2465
Old-school diner featuring coffee drinks & traditional American breakfast & lunch fare.
Camden, Franny’s Bistro
56 Chestnut St, 207-230-8199
Tucked away on a back street in Camden.
Camden, Long Grain
20 Washington St, 207-236-9001
Intimate eatery serving familiar Thai fare such as curry, stir-fries & mains with housemade noodles.
Camden, Rhumb Line
1 Wayfarer Dr, 207-230-8495
Tables are set right on the dock at this casual restaurant serving daily-caught fish & seafood.
Lincolnville, Cellardoor Winery
367 Youngtown Rd, 207-763-4478
Made in Maine, created in small, handcrafted batches with grapes sourced from their vineyard as well as premier vineyards across the country.
New Harbor, Shaw’s Wharf
129 State Route 32, 207-677-2200
The quintessential Maine lobster experience on the harborside deck with the gulls.
Newcastle, The Publick House
52 Main St, 207-563-3434
Relaxed, friendly dining in Newcastle (walking distance of Downtown Damariscotta). Hearty food focuses on local flavors. Many local beers on tap, and fine wine list.
Owls Head, Breakwater Vineyards
35 Ash Point Dr, 207-594-1721
Small farm winery offering wine tasting during the summer season.
Rockland, Café Miranda
15 Oak St, 207-594-2034
Funky menu, wood-fired oven. Chef/owner, Kerry Altiero creates memorable meals.
25 Main St, 207-596-0770
The best. Melissa Kelly’s masterpiece.
Rockland, Sammy's Deluxe
488 Main St, 207-466-9059
Warm, down-home dining room offering an ever-changing, seasonal menu of meats, veggies & seafood.
Rockland, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar
419 Main St, 207-596-7447
Friendly atmosphere, delicious seafood- beautifully presented, and affordable.
Rockport, Nīna June Restaurant
24 Central St, 207-236-8880
New York chef Sara Jenkins returns to her Maine roots with a Mediterranean-style restaurant overlooking picturesque Rockport Harbor.
Rockport, 18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill
18 Central St, 207-466-9055
Locally sourced, casual fine dining with a raw bar & grill.
Round Pond, Muscongus Bay Lobster Co.
Lower Round Pond Rd, 207-529-5528
Simple, high quality, traditional seafood menu.
Round Pond Harbor, Anchor Inn Restaurant
Anchor Inn Rd, 207-529-5584
Serving fresh, seasonal menu option, in a relaxing dining experience.
South Thomaston, Waterman’s Beach Brewery
362 Waterman Beach Rd, 207-593-8760
Lobster shack turned nano brewery with an amazing ocean view.
Thomaston, Thomaston Café & Bakery
154 Main St, 207-354-8589
Cozy spot for Breakfast and Lunch, with dinner served Friday & Saturday nights. Homemade soups and pastries, fresh seafood, local produce.
Waldoboro, Odd Alewives Farm Brewery
99 Old Rte One, 207-790-8406
Farmhouse brewery and tasting room is housed in a newly renovated 1820's barn and is surrounded by 22+ acres of gardens and forest.
Waldoboro, Moody’s Diner
US Route 1, 207-832-7785
No visit to Maine is complete without breakfast at Moody’s (served all day). But come early to beat the crowds. Menu & prices have not changed much since the ‘30s. Leave room for pie.
Warren, Saint George River Cafe
310 Main St, 207-509-2925
A community inspired cafe where all the makings of great breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served.
THINGS TO DO
Camden, Bay Chamber Concerts
Concerts held throughout the Midcoast, 888-707-2770
Performing arts in the Rockland/Camden area.
Camden, The Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café
33 Bay View S, 207-230-7335
An independent bookstore, friendly gathering place and cozy neighborhood café.
Rockland, Center for Maine Contemporary Art
21 Winter St, 207-701-5005
Contemporary arts institution founded in 1952, presenting a year-round program of changing exhibitions featuring the work of emerging and established artists with ties to Maine.
Rockland, Dowling Walsh Gallery
357 Main St, 207-596-0084
Museum quality- superb gallery. Original N.C. Weyths.
Rockland, Farnsworth Museum
16 Museum St, 207-596-6457
Permanent exhibits include Maine in America (tracing the development of Maine in Art) and a significant collection of 3 generations of Wyeth paintings. Ticket price includes admission to Wyeth Center and the Olson House.
Rockland, The Strand Theatre
345 Main St, 207-594-0070
Year-round program of film, live music and other special events in a beautifully restored theatre.
Thomaston, Montpellier, Henry Knox Mansion
Route 1 and Route 131 South, 207-354-8062
A replica of Henry Knox’s mansion (the original was closer to the river), filled with many of the original furnishings.
Thomaston, Owl’s Head Transportation Museum
Route 73, 207-594-4418
More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines on permanent display - many operational. Special events and shows throughout the year.
West Rockport, Richard Remsen Studio
Park St (near junction of Rt. 90 & 17), 207-236-3200
Glassblowing and bronze casting.
Boothbay Harbor, Windjammer Days and Tall Ships Festival
24 Commercial St
Celebrating Maine's maritime history and the vital role it plays in the lives of all who live here. Late June.
Lincolnville, Salt Water Farm
53 Woodward Hill Rd, 207-230-0966
Culinary Classes & Workshops focused on local ingredients and traditional methods. Offered from May to October; reserve space early.
Rockland , Maine Lobster Festival
An all-out community festival with lobsters, sea goddesses, parades, competitions, music, etc. All proceeds donated for scholarships & to community enhancement. 1st weekend in August.
Rockland, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show
Harbor Park, 800-565-4951
Maine’s only in-water boat show with plenty of on-land exhibitors as well. 2nd weekend in August.
Rockland, North Atlantic Blues Festival
Rockland’s Public Landing, 207-593-1189
2-day blues festival features bands from around the country. Second weekend in July.
Unity, Common Ground Country Fair
294 Crosby Brook Road, 207-568-4142
Celebrate Rural Living with MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers & Gardiners Association). This 3-day fair features organic food, produce, animals, local crafts, music, seminars, and eclectic traditions, like the Harry S. Truman memorial manure toss. Last weekend in September.
Liberty, Liberty Tool
57 Main St, 207-589-4771
New England's largest secondhand tool store. Four floors and a garage full of old tools, antiques, furniture, collectibles, and other miscellany.
Freeport, Thos. Moser
Route 1, 800-708-9041
Top quality furniture, made in Maine. Excellent designs.
Rockland, The Apprenticeshop
655 Main St, 207-594-1800
Offers instruction in wooden boat building, sailing, seamanship, as well as holding a lecture series on maritime topics.
25 Mill St, 207-594-5611
1 & 2 week courses as well as 12 week & 9 month programs. The gallery is worth a visit anytime.
Woolwich, Shelter Institute
873 Route 1, 207-442-7938
Classes on Home building & design, and Timberframing. Also one of the best collections of books on design/building anywhere. Woodbutcher Tools sells timber framing supplies as well as carving & some forestry tools.
Camden, Camden Hills State Park
280 Belfast Rd, 207-236-3109
Includes a network of hiking trails, a campground with hookups, plus picnic tables and grills near the rocky shore. $6 admission.
Camden, Merryspring Nature Center
30 Conway Rd, 207 236-2239
66-acre park and education center in Camden and Rockport, Maine, with nature trails and gardens open to the public every day free of charge. Talks, classes and workshops held throughout the year.
Port Clyde, Monhegan Boat Lines
Go to the very end of Route 131 South, 207-372-8848
Trips to Monhegan Island as well as Sunset, Lighthouse & Puffin cruises.
Camden, Camden Snow Bowl
20 Barnestown Rd, 207-236-3438
Skiing, tubing and toboggan runs. Also the home of the US National Toboggan Championships.
Camden, The Windjammer Angelique
Atlantic Ave, 800-282-9989
Three to six day sailing cruises on Penobscot Bay. See coastal Maine Coast from the water. Excellent food, and no phones or e-mail… just pure relaxation.
New Harbor, Hardy Boat Cruises
132 State Route 32, 800-278-3346
Trips to Monhegan Island, Puffin & Seal watches, and other educational cruises.
Rockland , Breakwater Kayak, LLC
The Boat Barn of the Landings Restaurant, 877-559-8800
2-hour to full-day sea kayaking tours around Rockland harbor.
Rockland, Schooner Jenny Norman
643 Main St (Atlantic Challenge Dock), 207-542-3695
2 hour day-sails on Penobscot bay.
CAN'T VISIT MAINE?
Have fresh Maine lobsters delivered!
Rockport, Graffam Brothers Seafood Market
211 Union St, 800-535-5358
Order lobsters by mail.