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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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Belfast, Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort
191 Searsport Ave, 207-338-6860
Damariscotta, Lake Pemaquid Camping
100 Twin Coves Ln, 207-563-5202
Phippsburg, Meadowbrook Camping Area
33 Meadowbrook Rd, 207-443-4967
New Harbor, Sherwood Forest Campsite
9 Pemaquid Point Campground Rd, 207-677-3642
Nobleboro, Duck Puddle Campground
on Pemaquid Lake, 207-563-5608
Wiscasset, Chewonki Campground
235 Chewonki Neck Rd, 207-882-7426
PLACES TO EAT
56 Chestnut St, 207-230-0083
Tucked away on a back street in Camden. This small restaurant is always packed…for good reason.
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.
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, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar
419 Main St, 207-596-7447
Friendly atmosphere, delicious seafood- beautifully presented, and affordable.
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 menue option, in a relaxing dining experience.
Thomaston, Billy’s Tavern
1 Star St, 207-354-1177
Great pub food, Guinness & Smithwick’s on tap, old-world atmosphere. Low-key and comfortable, this is a great place to gather with family & friends. Check out Billy’s mini-pool table and giant Jenga game.
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, 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.
THINGS TO DO
Camden, Bay Chamber Concerts
Concerts held throughout the Midcoast, 888-707-2770
Performing arts in the Rockland/Camden area.
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.
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.
West Rockport, Richard Remsen Studio
Park St (near junction of Rt. 90 & 17), 207-236-3200
Glassblowing and bronze casting.
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.
Freeport, Thos. Moser
Route 1, 800-708-9041
Top quality furniture, made in Maine. Excellent designs.
Rockland, Atlantic Challenge
643 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, 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, Mid-coast Maine Train Rides
4 Union St, 866-637-2457
Restored vintage railcars travel daily between Brunswick and Rockland.
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.