Harpswell, Maine a Jewel of the Mid-Coast
Harpswell, Maine with its many peninsulas, coves and islands has has some of the most distinctive coastal shoreline of any Maine-coast town. On the west you'll find Harpswell Neck with its granite, pine and rolling meadows dotted with classic 19th-century homes, working farms, white churches and scores of working lobstermen.
To the east, Harpswell features a string of three islands - Great, Orr's and Bailey. Each is joined by bridges, of which the Cribstone Bridge that links Orr's and Bailey is the only remaining engineering marvel of its kind left in the world.
There is natural beauty throughout the area and many trails and scenic walking paths. And when in Maine - lobsters abound. You'll find lobster shacks off the beaten path and more traditional fare as well. A few of my favorites are: Morses Cribstone Grill (with some of the best views in Harpswell and Dolphin Marina.
I've spent the past 45 summers at my family cottage on Long Island in Harpswell. I know the area, and love the scenic views, abundant natural wonders and boating the waters of Casco Bay with its countless coves, inlets and harbors. I can say from first-hand experience, Harpswell has it all! From its light houses, ocean views, and walking trails, beaches, Historical sites, to its working lobster harbors and marinas, it offers some of the best of everything Mid Coast Maine has to offer.
Updated: 24th March, 2019 3:01 PM.