“Maine: Worth a Visit; Worth a Lifetime”
A Diverse Natural Playground and Glorious Coastline
Maine’s Phippsburg Peninsula is one of the great natural and unspoiled areas in the state, with its treasure trove of secluded trails, sublime beaches, crystal clean rivers and shoreline islands. For those who like to explore, there are numerous choices including Popham State Park, Popham Beach and – slightly further a field – Reid State Park.
Local historical favorites include Fort Popham (Civil War), Fort Baldwin (WW1 and WW2) and Fort St. George (the site of the original 1607 English settlement). For those who like to sit and ponder, miles of sandy beaches offer nature watching and a sunny warm respite.
Take in a healthy hike and a hearty mug of chowder at Popham Beach
A hike over Morse Mountain to the miles of sand at Seawall Beach will certainly get the heart pumping, or perhaps go kayaking at ‘Up The Creek’ or try your luck fishing on the Kennebec River. Whatever you get up to, round it off with a steaming mug of chowder at Spinney’s located right on Popham Beach, where you’re likely to see seals, ospreys and gulls scrapping for fish just yards off the shoreline. It’s the perfect end to any day.
Bath, Maine (the ‘City of Ships’), is only a 10-minute drive from 1774 Bed and Breakfast Inn
Nearby City of Bath’s Front Street has recently been voted ‘one of America’s 10 Best Main Streets’, and is only 10 minutes to the north of the 1774 B and B Inn. Bath is home to the fascinating Maine Maritime Museum, offering the most interesting nautical exhibitions and river tours, and Bath Iron Works, where they still build state-of-the-art guided missile destroyers for the US Navy. A day spent seeking out Bath’s fabulous finds at the many curio and antique shops, or admiring the art exhibitions at the Chocolate Church is like experiencing life in a European village.
Try Brunswick, Freeport, and Portland, Maine for more museums, shopping and fun
Just outside Bath is Brunswick, home of the Maine Summer Music Theater at Bowdoin College, as well as museums, stores and restaurants. Freeport, famous for the LL Bean store and other well-known branded outlets, is a little further south on the US-1, and it’s well worth continuing south to Portland for its sea-front cosmopolitan atmosphere and diverse selection of shops, bars and waterside eating places. And, if you’re up for it, you can always take a day out and explore Camden, Rockport, Boothbay Harbor or the Acadia National Park.
TOP PLACES TO EAT
The Lobster House
TOP PLACES TO VISIT
Popham State Park
Reid State Park
Acadia National Park
Fort Popham (Civil War),
Fort Baldwin (WW1 and WW2)
Fort St. George
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