Ellsworth, Maine is a unique small-town city. It is a place with a friendly atmosphere where visitors can explore the area by water or land. Discover the Ellsworth area by bike or visit the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary where a nature walk through the 200 acre property will be singing with a vast assortment of birds. Visitors can also attend a music or comedy act at the Grand Auditorium, stop by the Telephone Museum, take a walk in the gardens, or play croquet at the historic, Woodlawn Museum. The Ellsworth Lumber Jack show should make your top things to do in Maine list too. Ellsworth's waterfront has boat launches into the Union River for coastal excursions. Ellsworth is nicknamed the Gateway to Acadia, and it offers an ideal overnight stop with affordable and family friendly lodging, on your way to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island with motels, hotels, inns and cabin rentals.