Ellsworth, Maine is a unique small-town city, along your way to Acadia, Mount Desert and Bar Harbor. 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 alive 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 the road to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island with affordable motels, hotels, inns and cabin rentals.
The Blue Hill Inn (c.1830), a place to relax, a place to vacation. Visit a quiet and scenic place on the coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food and cooking from local farmer’s and fishermen or attend a chamber music concert. Then return to a bed and breakfast of distinction where hors d’oeuvres and wine are served by the fireplace and where our priority is individualized attention to guests. Learn More
Bucksport Motor Inn overlooking the Penobscot River is ideal as you tour the midcoast of Maine. Our family operated, family- friendly motel is a short drive to Maine attractions like the Penobscot Narrows Observation Bridge, Bangor, Belfast, Bluehill, Ellsworth, and Castine. Mount Desert Island is just 40 miles away. All of our rooms offer park at your door convenience, with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, Cable TV, and A/C plus high speed internet. Our affordable rooms are non-smoking. We offer select pet friendly rooms as well. Learn More
Clean, affordable, family run. Acadia Sunrise Motel is a family-owned and operated property with Down East hospitality and great rates. Located just minutes to Mount Desert Island and 15 minutes to Bar Harbor in nearby Trenton. Clean comfortable newly renovated rooms offer full bath, A/C, Cable, and phone. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Property offers stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island, wildflower gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. Open mid-April to end of October. Learn More