Around the Area
Maine Maritime Museum and Antique
Boat trips, lobster bakes,
shops, deep sea fishing, ocean
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Walker Art Museum at Bowdoin College campus
Mount Battie State Park
(view the coast from Bar Harbor to
Portland from top)
Pownalboro Court House (the only remaining
pre-Revolutionary court building in Maine)
stores & other outlets,
Wolfe's Neck Woods Park
Reid State Park Beach
(miles of crashing Atlantic)
Five Islands for lobster on the dock
Dodge Point Preserve
(450 acres of
St. Patrick's Church (oldest surviving Catholic Church in
Scenic spot for lobster/lunch on the dock
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Fishermans' Museum & Art Gallery
Fort William Henry
Popham Beach State Park
Old Port shopping
Portland Museum of Art
for Homer & Wyeth works
Farnsworth Art Museum
"Browse among a
Sea-faring Town's Treasures in this small coastal village
where antique dealers abound, most offering objects of
value", The New York Times
Castle Tucker, Nichols Sortwell House, Old Lincoln
County Jail & Museum, antique shops, train rides, Musical
Things to Do
~ Farther Afield
WHAT TO DO
- Located on the banks of the Sheepscot River, this
historic village showcases 19th century architecture and
is brimming with antiques, small shops and eateries. Step
into the past by visiting Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell
House- two early 1800s mansions in prime condition, both
featuring elliptical staircases and some original
furniture and wallpaper- or the Lincoln County Courthouse,
the oldest functioning courthouse in New England. A visit
to town wouldn't be complete without a stop at Red's Eats,
and the Musical Wonder House, where hundreds of musical
marvels like music boxes and pump organs are showcased in
an 1852 sea captain's mansion.
WATERSHED CENTER FOR THE
CERAMIC ARTS hosts Salad Days on July 14th from
11am to 3 PM in Newcastle.(about 10 mins from SnowSquall)
For a $25 donation to Watershed, guests receive a handmade
earthenware salad plate created by a Watershed resident
artist from native Watershed clay. You can fill your plate
from a buffet of healthy summer fruit and vegetable salads
(locally grown produce, prepared by Watershed artists and
local restaurants) and enjoy lunch under the awnings.
You can also visit the resident artists' studios,
explore the thiry two acres, or shop for unusual and
lively works of art made by ceramic artists from around
the country. (I went last year, it was FUN!) For more
or call 882-6075
THE BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL
MUSIC FESTIVAL begins its season on June 22nd
with performances associated with their Great Romantics
Concert Series (running through August 2nd) as well as
their Upbeat! Concert on June 27 at 7:30 pm featuring
music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Glinka, Rochberg, and
Schumann, their Artist's of Tomorrow Concert featuring
student performers on June 28 at 7:30 pm, and a MusicFest
concert featuring work by Schumann, Elger, and Brahms. All
concerts are part of a series that runs throughout the
summer. For Tickets call 725-3895 or visit the box office
at 12 Cleveland Street from 10am to 3pm on weekdays. For
more information visit
(45 mins from
Bold Colorful Life)
- All Aboard, The Maine Eastern Railroad! Come aboard the
restored vintage railcars for a carefree journey through
the spectacular scenery of mid-coast Maine, between
Brunswick and Rockland. You'll experience charming seaside
villages, picturesque sailboats, lobstermen working their
traps on the bay, tidewater wildlife, and, in autumn,
magnificent foliage. Service begins in May and will
continue through the fall, with special holiday trains in
December. Service operates Wednesday through Sunday.
Summer/Fall Schedule - For more
or call 866-ME-RAILS for reservations.
NORTH ATLANTIC BLUES
FESTIVAL - Rockland Maine July 14-15 See
schedules for Blues performances from various artists at
THE CHOCOLATE CHURCH ARTS
CENTER hosts their Third Thursday Jazz
performance on June 21st from 12:00 - 4:00pm featuring
accomplished musicians Thom Keith and Tim Webb. For more
information call the Chocolate Church at 442-8455. (30
mins from Bold
FREEPORT SUMMER ART FEST features New
England artists exhibiting and selling their work in a
wide variety of media such pottery, jewelry, fiber art,
fine art, and everything in between. Artists exhibiting
include members Catherine Worthington and Monika Kirtland.
For more information call Sally Wallen at
865-1259. (45 mins from
Bold Colorful Life)
MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL - Rockland
Maine August 1-5 WOW! It's the 60th anniversary of the
Maine Lobster Festival. The focus of the festival is, of
course, fresh hot Maine lobster! Enjoy your lobster dinner
under the Maine Eating Tent while enjoying a view of
Penobscot Bay. What could be better on a warm August day?
During the 2006 Lobster Festival, nearly twelve tons of
luscious lobster was prepared in our huge steamer on the
shore (that's a show in itself!). In addition to lobster,
you can choose from steamed and fried clams, fried Maine
shrimp, shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels in wine and
vegetable sauce, and many varieties of traditional summer
fair food, all prepared in the traditional Maine way. This
year they're selling bricks to build a new lobster cooker
in 2008. You can buy a brick, too. Put your name or a
loved one's name on the brick.
MAINE BOATS, HOMES, AND
HARBORS SHOW - Rockland Maine August 10 -12If you
love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss this show.
Come see Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders,
furniture makers, craftsmen, designers, marine gear
vendors, and musicians. There'll be a model yacht pond,
live music, a children's area, exhibits, fine food, the
running of the 5th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog
Trials, and more! See sailboats, powerboats, lobster boats
and yachts of all kinds.
View from Shaw's
White Water Rafting in Maine
Have a blast on Maine's rivers!
Crab Apple Inc.
North Country Rivers
Bicyling in Maine
There are many beautiful bike paths in Maine. There is one
right over the Sheepscot river in Wiscasset.
Outdoors - Maine Today
Rock Climbing in Maine
For the Rock Climbing enthusiast, Acadia national park offers
great guides and challenges.
Acadia Mountain Guides
Indoor Climing - Maine
Maine Guides - Rock Climbing
Pottery in MidCoast Maine
Maine is famous for some beautifully crafted pottery, and
two show rooms are only 10-15 minutes drive from Snow
If you are looking for a hard-core ski
weekend, Bath is probably not the ideal choice, as the best
skiing is a few hours away. Ski areas that are within two
hours of The Inn include
Camden Snow Bowl
Lost Valley .
Antique Shopping - Bath
Antiquarian Books-The Open Door
178 Front St. Open year round 10-5 Downtown Bath
Maine. About 14,000 books and ephemera. Maine books a
Brick Store Antiques
Polly Thibodeau, 143 Front St. Shop in an old brick
building offering a range of country, Victorian, and
decorative pieces large and small. Old paint and gilt
coexist in this shop. Open daily 10-5 year round.
Front Street Antiques and Books
Barbara D. Weinz, 190 Front Street.
189 Front St. Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Tel: 442-7640 Co-owned by
the following dealers:
- Different Drummer Antiques, Judy
Waner. Country and formal furniture and accessories,
toys to textiles. Specializing in early lighting. Also
exhibiting at York Antiques Gallery. Home tel: 563-1836
- New England Antiques, Marion Redlon.
Country and formal furniture, quilts, hooked rugs, fine
linens, china and decorative accessories including
Mathew & Helen Robinson, 70 Front St.
Specializing in the unusual - Neolithic to Modern.
Emphasis on Eur. objects and furniture form N.E. estates.
Classical- decorative-comfortable. Please call ahead. Open
by chance or appointment.
Antique Shopping - Camden
American Country Collection
James and Marjorie Tenety, 27 Mountain Street (Rt.
52). Pewter, prints, paintings, glass, tin, nautical, wood,
tools, toys, lighting, iron, photographic, military,
political and books. Open May-Oct most days 9-5.
Downshire House Ltd.
Alan Spanswick. 49 Bayview St. Fine quality antique
longcase clocks, wall regulators & both mercurial & aneroid
barometers. Plus selected furniture. Mon.-Sat. 10:30-4 or by
Tel: 236-9016 Fax: 236-3445. Web Site:
Quarter Cape Antiques Gallery
Ray Cushing, Rte. 1, 4 miles north. 20 dealer shop
set in Maine's only historic Quarter cape coach house.
Buying & selling fine ceramics, period furniture, folk art,
paintings, paint decorated smalls, hooked rugs & pottery.
May-Nov Tues-Sat 10-5.
Tel: 236-4574 E-mail:
Rufus Foshee Antiques
Rte. 1 halfway between Camden and Lincolnville
Beach. Specialist in English and American pottery,
1650-1880. Open daily. Serious collectors should call ahead.
10 High St., Rte. 1 just above town. A fine
collection of American period and country furniture,
paintings, antique accessories and folk art. Open from mid
May to mid Oct. Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5, Mon & Tue by chance
Tel: 236-2770 or (winter) 617-738-8309
47 Bayview St. English
French antiques. English silver, estate jewelry,
figural napkin rings, antique garden accessories, lamps,
wall decor, antique Oriental carpets. Open daily 9-5
Mon-Sat, 10-4 Sun.
Marjorie Jones, 47 Bayview St. Fine English silver,
blue & white transfer ware, porcelains, Staffordshire
figures, furniture, paintings and decorative accessories.
Open daily 10-5 and by appt.
The Richards Antiques
Chad Richards, 93 Elm St., US 1. Furniture and
accessories for the discriminating collector, lamps a
specialty. Fine new lamp shades and lamp repair. Normally
open 10-5 June-Oct but an appointment is advisable.
Balance of year by appointment.
Beaches & Parks/Gardens
Charters & Rentals