Explore Mid-coast Maine from our Charming B&B
Vacation on the coast in a serene, authentic town just off the beaten path, but close enough to experience the art, culture, and adventure that Maine has to offer.
Located just a few minutes away in Port Clyde, the quintessential Marshall Point Lighthouse, made famous by Forrest Gump, is a must-see. Equally impressive and iconic is the nearby Owls Head Lighthouse and historical landmark, perfect for those wanting a short, easy hike along the coast with gorgeous views. For more adventure, trek the mile-long rockway to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - only a twenty minute drive - or head to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse to explore the surrounding areas.
Grab a picnic basket at the East Wind for your excursion and/or stop by the Village Ice Cream & Port Clyde bakery for some treats.
Art and Museums
Mid-coast Maine is the heart of Wyeth country, summer home of America’s most famous family of artists. Museums, galleries and local studios can be found within walking and easy driving distance of the East Wind. View works by the talented Barbara Ernest Prey (her paintings are in the Harborview Bistro), Gary Akers whose studio is up the road, and others showcasing their work at the Mars Hall Gallery, Granite Gallery, and in downtown Camden and Rockland.
Nearby museums worth visiting include the Farnsworth Museum, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Coastal Children's Museum, Knox Museum, and Owls Head Transportation Museum (with antique car, plane, and Vacationland exhibits). We are only a 10 minute drive to the Monhegan boat line so art lovers can conveniently ferry over to the beautiful island.
There is something for everyone in Mid-coast Maine. Hike the preserves and trails of the St. George peninsula, ride the ferry to Monhegan Island for the day, take a guided boat tour or puffin cruise, visit local farms, or pick wild blueberries. Our team would love to connect you with Port Clyde kayaks, arrange a private lobstering experience, or sign you up for an unforgettable Wyeth-art boat trip.
If you prefer to stay indoors, try your success at the escape room or bowling alley in Rockport, or treat yourself to a local wine, beer or cider tasting. For those who like to shop, spend the day souvenir shopping or seeking out vintage treasures at the quality antique stores nearby.
The magnificent Acadia National Park is a must-see if you're traveling throughout Maine, or we recommend the closer Boothbay Harbor with its stunning coastal hikes, footbridge with buoys, and darn good lobster rolls.
Make sure to check out the following annual events as you plan your trip to Mid-coast Maine:
- Maine Lobster Festival, www.mainelobsterfestival.com
- North Atlantic Blues Festival, www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com
- Penobscott Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, www.camdenrockland.com/events
The weekend after the 4th of July is a great time to visit the town of St. George as they celebrate St. George day with a parade, festivities, and a spectacular fireworks show that is best seen from the East Wind.