Attractions

Some of the many attractions in our area.

Boat Cruises

Sail Muscongus

Damariscotta River Cruises – (888) 635- 4309
Come explore the exquisite beauty of the tranquil Damariscotta River, on the 50-foot RiverTripper! Stable, spacious decks, and seating for 49 passengers. Just two minutes from Route 1, in Midcoast Maine.
The RiverTripper offers daily aquaculture tours, scenic tours, sunset and music cruises, and special sailings for regional festivals and events. The boat is also available for private parties and charters. Sailing from Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina, by the Newcastle-Damariscotta bridge in Damariscotta.
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Hardy Boat Cruises – 1 (800) 2-Puffin
The season begins May 14th and runs through October 13th. Please check our website for specific information about our trips and schedules.
Located on Rte. 32 at Shaw’s Fish and Lobster Wharf. Monhegan Island Ferry, Puffin Watches, Seal Watches, Lighthouse Cruises, Fall Coastal Cruises.
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Salt Water Charters – 1 (207) 677-6229
Fishing, Lobstering, Cruising Muscongus Bay, Island Hopping, Brunch in Port Clyde, Birding, Seal & Whale watching.
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Sail Muscongus – 1 (207) 380-5460
The only sailing charter between Boothbay and Rockland! Sailing tours from Muscongus Harbor, Maine.
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Bay Sail LLC – 1 (207) 242-6292
Pemaquid area’s premier sailboat rental resource. In Round Pond, Maine.
Located at the harbor.
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Maine Windjammer Association – 1 (800) 807-9463
Set sail on a tall ship cruise and experience the coast of Maine’s scenic beauty from the sea. Choose from 12 owner-operated Maine Windjammer Association (MWA) ships to enjoy a magnificent sailing vacation, take a turn at the helm or simply sit back and enjoy the ever-changing view.
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Artisans, Antiques and Shops

A sampling of shops in the Round Pond area

The Walpole Barn – 1 (207) 563-7050
Located on Route 129 on the Pemaquid Peninsula, The Walpole Barn is a unique store that carries many a wide array merchandise, including Metal wall hangers, wine and candles.
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Barbara Applegate – 1 (207) 563-2141
Exhibited throughout the United States in various juried exhibitions and public museums with her unique landscape and still life paintings. Located on 1311 Bristol Road in Bristol Maine.
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Peapod Jewelry – 1 (207) 882-9500
Fine jewelry by Round Pond artist, Ronna Lugosch, blends nature and emotion. Her graceful style spans from her whimsical designs of peapods, stars and puppies to her precious gemstone, pearl and diamond designs.
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The Wright Stuff Antiques – 1 (207) 529-2005
A great variety of the old and the antique
Chairs of all types, tables, lamps, dishes, jewelry, paintings, lithographs, Oriental rugs, fireplace equipment, doorknobs.
The Library Art Studio of Sally DeLorme Pedrick – 1 (207) 529-4210
Oils, woodcuts, and prints based on literature, Acadian traditions, and Bauhaus principles
Phyllis Harper Loney Studio – 1 (207) 529-2310
Fiber art: silks and cottons hand painted with brilliant dyes: one-of-a-kind hangings, quilts, and scarves.
Scottish Lion Blacksmith / The Village Weaver – 1 (207) 529-5523
Wrought Iron. Whimsical sculptures, found object art, functional accessories, railings.
Handmade textiles, blankets, bedspreads, table linens, rag rugs, custom weavings. Now located on route 130, Bristol.
Kathleen Mack Gallery and Studio – 1 (207) 529-5633
Paintings in oil and water media of figures and places in Maine. Figurative sculpture in wax, clay, marble, and bronze.
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Jean Gillespie – Books
Over 20,000 books, including art, Civil War, juvenile and natural history. Plus illustrated, antique leather bound and signed books.
The Granite Hall Store – 1 (207) 529-5864
Historic country store with penny candy, fudge, cards, books, toys, housewares, imported woolens, and Gifford ice cream.
Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe – 1 (207) 529-5704
Paintings and sculptures from various artists.
Batiks, sarongs, clothing, handbags, jewelry, painted eggs, from Bali, pottery, baskets, cushion covers, wooden items, bronze figures, masks from the Far East.

Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Discover stunning natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, located on 248 waterfront acres in the mid-coast town of Boothbay.
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Fort William Henry

Fort William Henry

The site of the reconstructed Fort William Henry, archaeological excavations of 17th and 18th century fishing and trading villages, a museum containing displays of artifacts from the site, and an early graveyard. The renovated Fort House contains an appropriately furnished parlor, meeting and exhibit rooms, a library and small gift shop, all open to the public. Colonial Pemaquid hosts Monday night lectures during the summer, Maine Heritage Days in September, and other special events. A nominal fee is charged for the Fort, Fort House and Museum, which are open daily Memorial weekend – Labor Day

Pemaquid Point / Beach

Pemaquid Point

Pemaquid Lighthouse Park
The Lighthouse, built in 1827 above spectacular granite cliffs, has been the subject of countless paintings, photographs and the site of many marriage ceremonies. Today the light is automated and the adjoining keeper’s house is home to the quaint Pemaquid Fisherman’s Museum containing exhibits of the local fishing trade. Entrance fee, $2.00 per person, 12 years and older. Open daily May-Oct.
Pemaquid Beach Park
Beautiful crescent shaped white sand beach is open to the public for a nominal fee. Bathhouse, restrooms, refreshment stand, picnic tables, plenty of parking, and a new Town Ballfield. $2.00 admission fee, 12 years and older. Open daily Memorial weekend – Labor Day.

Concerts

The Little Brown Church

The Little Brown Church
Rte. 32 Round Pond Village. Concerts every Wednesday night in season.
The Round Top Center for the Arts
Located in Damariscotta. Hosts concerts and art exhibits.

Hiking Trails

LaVerna Preserve

The Pemaquid Pennisula offers a variety of hiking trails, including the following;

Crocked farm trail: Bristol – (2.5 mi.)
Doyle Preserve: Damariscotta – (2 mi.)
Dodge Point: Newcastle – (4mi.)
Mills Overlook: Newcastle – (.75 mi loop)
Salt Bay Heritage Trail: Newcastle – (4mi. loop)
Sherman Lake: Newcastle – (2.5 mi. loop)
LaVerna Preserve in Round Pond
The 119 acre LaVerna Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy, offers spectacular views of Muscongus Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. An undeveloped shoreline and high cliffs overlooking Leighton’s Cove make it one of Lincoln County’s premiere hiking locations. Located just 4.1 miles from the Inn on Rte. 32.

Sea Kayaking / Canoeing

Sea Kayaking

Maine Kayak – 1 (866) 624-6352
Sea kayaking, lake touring, kayak rentals & whitewater instruction
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Midcoast Kayak – 1 (207) 563-5732
Sea kayaking tours rentals and lessons on Muscongus Bay. Local launch site located on Muscongus Street off Route 32 about 2 miles North.
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Golf Courses / Tennis

Tennis Courts

Boothbay Country Club – 1 (207) 633-6085
An 18 hole championship golf course located just minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor and offers a truly “Pure Maine” golfing experience.
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Wawenock Country Club – 1 (207) 563-3938
Public 9-Hole Golf Course and driving range on Rte. 129 in Walpole, ME
Tennis
Local tennis courts near the Inn. Please inquire within for more information.

Dining In Round Pond

Lobster Company

Enjoy “The Maine Experience”, Lobster in the rough on the deck overlooking Round Pond Harbor. BYOB.

Musgongus Bay Lobster Co. – 1 (207) 529-5528
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Round Pond Fishermans Co-op
Inside dining overlooking the harbor.
The Anchor – 1 (207) 529-2600

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