Mid-Coast Maine Attractions
Historic beacons in the nearby coastal towns of Owls Head, Rockland, and Port Clyde offer stunning views over the Penobscot Bay, charming walks, and a whiff of maritime romance.
For history buffs, the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland has the largest collection of lighthouse artifacts and mementoes in the country.
South Thomaston, Owls Head, Rockland, Rockport, Glen Cove, and Camden, all within half an hour or less of River Watch, offer salt- and freshwater beaches, including the quiet and charming Shirttail Point on Lake Magunticook in Camden, and Birch Point State Park, in South Thomaston, with its views of Penobscot Bay and easy rock climbing along the shore. For a more intimate experience equally close to home, Crescent Beach in Owls Head is a quiet, sandy beach on the Penobscot Bay, particularly well-suited for small children at low tide. Walker Park in Rockport offers saltwater swimming and a playground. For the complete list and access to maps, click here.
Seven large islands - Monhegan, Islesboro, Vinalhaven, North Haven, Manticus, Deer Island, and Isle au Haut -- and many smaller ones dot the Penobscot Bay. Known for dramatic coastlines, exciting walks, birdwatching, art galleries, historic inns, lighthouses, and more, these islands are easy to reach by ferry from nearby Port Clyde, Rockland, and Lincolnville, and an adventure to visit.
Museums and Music
For live music, look for the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland. The Rock City Cafe , on Main Street, Rockland, keeps the nights lively with Irish music. A few doors down, the Time Out Pub has an ongoing repertoire of Blues. Across the street the Strand Theatre features films, lectures, live music, comedy acts, and HD broadcasts of the Metropolitan opera.
Marshall Light, Port Clyde
Rockland Breakwater Light
Nearby Clark Island conservation land