Local’s Guide

Our exclusive local’s guide with enrich your stay. Experience the best food, breweries, distilleries, islands and adventures Maine has to offer. All located within an hour drive of the inn.

 
 
 

Breakfast, Coffee + Snacks


Treats

Baked from scratch using local and sustainable ingredients. Amazing baked goods, Coffee, lunch, prepared meals, gifts, wine, beer, cheese, chocolate and candy. Gluten free options and some vegan. Mostly vegetarian.

Location: 80 Main St, Wiscasset, ME 04578 | Hours: Mon - Sat 5:30am - 7:30pm, Sun | Drive: 18 mins north

 

Spruce

Sip Siphon coffee and try the smoothies and smoothie bowls. Health is wealth!

Location: 49 Water St., Wiscasset, Maine 04578 | Hours: Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm | Drive: 18 mins

 

Glidden Point Oyster Farm

The. Best. Oysters. Shuck your own oysters and BYOB or make a reservation private oyster tour.

Location: 637 River Rd, Edgecomb, ME 04556 | Hours: Open Daily 10am - 6pm | Drive: 34 mins north

 

Trevett Country Store

Locals and seasonal residents swear by Trevett's lobster roll. It's about as traditional Maine-style as it gets, with a generous portion of lobster and mayo, served on a hot dog roll with a bag of chips. The setting at Trevett is sublime: a low-traffic road with a hand-cranked draw bridge and water in two directions, and live lobsters for sale behind you. This out-of-the-way store near Boothbay is the real deal.

Location: 381 W Barters Island Rd, Trevett, ME 04571 | Hours: Tues - Sun 7am - 8pm, Mon 6am - 8pm | Drive: 42 mins north

 

Morse’s Sauerkraut

Visit Morse’s deli to taste select German schinken, headcheese, salami, parma prosciutto, speck and mortadella, tinned fish, caviar & pâte, European Wines, German & Belgian beers and their family’s famous sauerkraut and pickles.

Location: 3856 Washington Rd, Waldoboro, ME 04572 | Hours: Thurs - Tues 9am - 6pm. Closed Wed | Drive: 52 mins

 

Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries


Oxbow Brewing Company

Rural farmhouse brewery nestled in the woods of Newcastle, Maine, an enchanting part of our state where rolling farmlands meet tidal waters. The best craft beers in the woods. What’s not there to like?

Location: 274 Jones Woods Rd, Newcastle, ME 04553 | Hours: Daily 12pm - 7pm, Fri 12pm - 9pm | Drive: 31 mins north

 

Split Rock Distilling

Maine based handcrafted organic distillery making Vodka, Whiskey, Rum and Gin. Sample everything. Buy the Merch.

Location: 16 Osprey Point Rd, Newcastle, ME 04553 | Hours: Mon - Sat 12pm - 5pm, Closed Sun | Drive: 22 mins north

 

Oyster River Winegrowers

Seriously delicious, funky natural wines and ciders made by winemaker Brian Smith from fruit grow in their organic vineyards and orchards. Wine lovers. Don’t miss this one!

Location: 929 Oyster River Rd, Warren, ME 04864 | Hours: Wed 4pm - 8pm, Thurs - Mon 12pm - 6pm, Closed Tues | Drive: 50 mins north

 

Maine Beer Company

It’s called Maine Beer Company from a reason. Visit their newly expanded tasting room features 20 draft lines, including some limited and brewery-only releases. Eat pizzas from our wood-fired oven using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Cheers!

Location: 525 US-1, Freeport, ME 04032 | Hours: Open Daily 11am - 8pm | Drive: 46 mins south

 

Dinner

 
 

Montsweag Farm Restaurant

Casual dining with Farm fresh cuisine, live music, local beer and wine. Dinner close to the inn. Farm est. in 1939.

Location: 942 US-1, Woolwich, ME 04579 | Hours: Sun - Thurs 11am - 9pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm | Drive: 15 mins north

 

Water Street Kitchen & Bar

Waterfront dining on the banks of the Sheepscot River. Fresh and delicious local fair with cocktail, beer and wine.

Location: 15 Water St, Wiscasset, ME 04578 | Hours: Mon - Sat 11:30am - 10pm. Sun 11:30am - 9:00pm | Drive: 18 mins

 

Salt Pine Social

Salt is for the sea, pine is for the land, and social is the community. Food, drinks, service and atmosphere that is beyond exceptional. Make a reservation online.

Location: 244 Front Street Bath, ME 04530 | Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed 5pm - 9pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat 5pm-9:30pm, Closed Tues | Drive: 24 mins south

 

The Thistle Inn

The Thistle Inn is a beautiful old sea captains home built in 1861. The charming restaurant serves up fine food and craft cocktails in a casual environment. Delicious seafood and specials featuring local ingredients. Dinner reservations recommended. Call (207) 633-3541.

Location: 55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | Hours: Open Daily 4pm - 10pm | Drive: 35 mins

 

Ports of Italy

Classy spot with a big porch serving traditional Italian cuisine, including housemade pasta and wine.

Location: 47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | Open Daily 4:30pm - 9:30pm | 38 mins

 

Boathouse Bistro

Convivial gathering spot for Spanish tapas, New England seafood and wine, with rooftop harbor views.

Location: 12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | Hours: Open Daily 11:30am - 10pm | Drive: 38 mins

 

Shopping


Rock Paper Scissors

Curated store with an assortment of beautiful things: imported small pieces of glassware, Japanese China and pottery pieces hand thrown in Maine, sculptural spoons and utensils, handmade papers and lovely ribbons available by the yard, in a rainbow of colors and patterns, toys, cards and artful jewelry.

Location: 68 Main St, Wiscasset, ME 04578 | Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm | Drive: 17 mins

 

Hikes and Trails


Segerstrom Preserve at Squam Creek

This 159-acre preserve protects significant wetland habitats, 3,300 feet of shoreline along Squam Creek, deer wintering habitat and historic cellar holes and cemeteries. The property was one of the first settled on Westport Island. Preserve users can walk along the 1.8 mile Jeremy’s Ramble Trail, exploring several short side trails. These blazed trails begin at the parking area off West Shore Road and proceed through hardwood forest, along a picturesque stone wall and by the lush green marsh grass of the wetland along the creek. Several viewpoints offer spectacular views of the tidal salt marsh, supporting a variety of bird populations, river otters and a commercial oyster farm.

Location: W Shore Rd. Westport, ME 04578 | Open: Dawn to Dusk | Drive: 2 mins

 

Bonyun Preserve

Bonyun Preserve is conservation land managed primarily for the preservation of wildlife. The Preserve is open free of charge to the public from dawn to dusk. Easy, moderate and scenic 1.7 mile loop with dirt, forest floor and rocky ledge. No pets allowed. B.Y.O.B. Bring your own Bug spray!

Location: W Shore Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578 | Open: Dawn to Dusk | Drive: 4 mins

 

Clough Point

A little but lovely spot at the north end of Westport Island, Clough Point short and easy .5 mile walk offers a short dog walk or picnicking spot. There are lots of artfully placed picnic tables perched over pretty ledges for some beautiful dinners at dusk. One of the trails is wheelchair accessible! The preserve also offers granite benches for taking in the views of Wiscasset. The trails closely hug the water. Pets allowed.

Location: Clough Point, Westport, ME 04578 | Hours: Dawn to Dusk | Drive: 13 mins

 

Seawell Beach | Hike Morse Mountain to Seawell

The 500+ acre conservation area fronts over a mile of stunningly beautiful beach and dunes. Hike 2 miles each way through the salt marshes to enjoy a picnic and afternoon swimming and relaxing on the pristine, private beach. Parking is limited, so arrive early in the morning. No public restrooms.

Location: Morse Mountain Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562 | Hours: Dawn to dusk | Drive: 46 mins

 

Kayak + Paddleboard Rentals


Wiscasset Trading Post

Rent kayaks and adventure around midcoast Maine by water. For specialty kayak rentals and delivery Call Owners Bob or Heather at (207) 882-9645. They’ve been in the kayak business for over 25 years. Head over to the shop and discover how much fun kayaking can be. They will be happy to help you find the perfect boat for your skill level and needs. There is an extensive line of accessories available as well.

Location: 754 Bath Rd, Wiscasset, ME 04578 | Hours: Open Daily 10am - 4pm | Drive: 14 mins

 

Midcoast Kayak

Midcoast Kayak rentals, tours and programs with Maine Guides leaving from Muscongus harbor. They carry a great selection of kayaks and paddleboards. Drive north to Damariscotta for a dreamy day paddling on the water.

Location: 47 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543 | Hours: Open Daily 9am - 5pm | Drive: 34 mins

 

Beach


Popham Beach State Park

A sandy beach bordering the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Popham Beach State Park is truly one of Maine's rare geologic landforms. Sunbathers relaxing on Popham's sands can see Fox and Wood islands offshore, and the Kennebec and Morse rivers border each end of the beach. Picnic tables are located near the beach. Pets on leashes are welcome from 10/1 - 3/31.


Location: 10 Perkins Farm Lane, Phippsburg, ME 04562 | Hours: Dawn to Dusk | Drive: 47 mins