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Harpswell, Maine

Harpswell is a little known jewel on Maine's midcoast with more shorefront than any other town in the United States.

From Live Well Farm, the waterfront is just through the woods with open ocean framing the famous "Cribstone Bridge". The water provides the perfect backdrop for memorable pictures.

There are countless things for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay: kayaking around Potts Point Harbor, a bike ride to Lands End on Bailey Island, a lobster boat excursion where you can “catch your own”, an island boat tour and picnic, a day of deep-sea fishing or golf…. Give your family the quintessential Maine experience.

I didn't think that I would have time to catch the full moon last night. Since I usually get out of work around 8, I was at peace with the idea of not catching this one, and already looking forward to my next opportunity. But wouldn't you know, a slow night allowed me to leave at 7, giving me seconds to spare in arriving at this destination by moonrise at 7:30.

I wasn't totally sure that I would see the moon through the bridge, I thought the angle might be too extreme and shut off the small 'window' from the perspective needed to line up with the moon. I also wasn't sure exactly where I needed to stand to catch it coming up like this, dead center underneath the bridge. You should have seen me, I was pacing back and forth across the stony beach behind Cook's back and forth, watching the horizon for the first sign of the moon. Oh, when I saw it... I was so excited! Yes! It was an amazing sight to behold.

The Cribstone Bridge spans the divide between Orr's and Bailey Islands known as Will's Gut. It is a National Historic Landmark and a Civil Engineering Landmark. It is the only bridge of its kind in the world.
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Things To Do

Barbarian III Charters

Sightseeing & Fishing Charters
Harpswell

Casco Bay Lines

Cruise some of Midcoast Maine’s prettiest islands
on a double decker or mail boat.
Leaves from Portland or Bailey Island.

Seaspray Kayaking Rentals

Brunswick
Ocean kayaking lessons and rentals. Paddleboard & canoe rentals as well

Odyssey Whale Watch

Portland

Sea Escape Charters

Gorgeous wooden tall ship for up to 28 passengers for public
& private cruises of Bailey Island

Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch

Boothbay Harbor Whale-watching cruises

Odyssey Whale Watch

Portland

H2 Outfitters

Rent kayaks and/or take lessons

GET IN TOUCH

1583 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine 04079

(207) 833-2331

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