Harpswell The Wonderland of Maine
Harpswell Maine is referred to as the wonderland of the Mid Coast of Maine. Two hundred miles of coastal land meeting up with Casco Bay in the gulf of Maine makes this a vacation dream destination. Hiking trails, beaches, scenic parking areas and some of the best lobster eating in the state makes this the ultimate goal for those seeking a real Maine experience. Harpswell is a short scenic ride North of Portland, Freeport, and South of Bath and Boothbay Maine. Harpswell is a community of lobstermen, artist, restaurateurs and shop keepers. Harpswell is also a location of residents that have found it to be their piece of paradise You can arrive by land traveling over the worlds only Cribstone Bridge or by sea. For decades it has been a retreat for vacationers seeking a coastal environment, a peaceful way of life, and natural beauty. Consisting of Harpswell Neck, the three large islands of Sebascodegan (Great Island), Orr’s, and Bailey, which are connected by bridges, the most notable being the Cribstone Bridge , and a scattering of hundreds of smaller islands which can be accessed only by boat. Boasting some of the few remaining working harbors on the Maine coast, Harpswell offers a look into the real Maine.
Harpswell is the home of Admiral Robert E. Peary. purchasing and laying his roots on Eagle Island. Admiral Peary was the first man to reach the North Pole. The home is now a museum visited by thousands every year.