HARPSWELL:

ISLANDS: GREAT ISLAND, ORR’S ISLAND & BAILEY ISLAND

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The Islands

At the mouth of Doughty Cove, the Gurnet Bridge connects Great Island to the mainland and marks a border between Harpswell and Brunswick.

One is never far from the sea when on one of the Harpswell Islands. Marine services, docks, moorings and storage can be found here.

Cundy’s Harbor, found at the end of a winding road, is a charming working fishing village… one of the oldest working waterfronts in Maine.

You will find breath-taking scenic ocean views at the end of several winding roads off of Route 24- Gunpoint & Long Point are two fine examples.

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Brunswick Maine Real Estate, Harpswell Maine Real Estate, Topsham Maine Real Estate

Orr’s Island is situated between Great Island & Bailey Island, joined by a bridge on either end. The road twists and turns, with steep inclines and sharp drops- allowing for amazing views on either side of the island. Small coves dot the shoreline along the Harpswell Sound side of the island. Several walking trails are maintained at the Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center.

One arrives at Bailey Island at the Cribstone Bridge (the only one of its kind in the world). As with the other islands and the neck of Harpswell the main road is intersected by smaller roads and driveways that lead to the water’s edge and resident homes. Just two miles long, Bailey Island is packed with references to life with the sea: Lobster boats, buoys, lobster traps, safe coves and docks.

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Brunswick Maine Real Estate, Harpswell Maine Real Estate, Topsham Maine Real Estate

Community gathering spots include: Harpswell Community School, Great Island; Holbrook’s Wharf, Cundy’s Harbor; Orr’s Island Library, Orr’s Island; and Land’s End or Mackerel Cove, Bailey Island. Mountain Road connects Great Island to Harpswell Neck, & is where you will find the Town Offices for the 4700 residents. Favorite Trails include: Cliff Trail, The Giant Stairs.

HARPSWELL NECK & POTTS POINT

Harpswell Neck is a peninsula that runs from the border of Brunswick, near Bowdoin College down to its tip at Potts Point out in Casco Bay. Near the top of the peninsula, you will find a number of small farms and conservation lands.

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Brunswick Maine Real Estate, Harpswell Maine Real Estate, Topsham Maine Real Estate

The historic town center is a small collection of buildings found next to Route 123 (Harpswell Neck Road)   once you pass the intersection of Mountain Road and the only stop light in the community!

Jutting off Route 123 (Harpswell Neck Road) are numerous small roads and driveways meandering to the shoreline and residential homes. Farmland gives way to lobster boats, lobster traps and colorful buoys.

Summer time is a colorful season with a number of events throughout the community.

Mitchell Field is a popular venue with summer and early autumn outdoor concerts at the recently built gazebo.

Small beach areas can be found here and there that are open to the public. Favorites include Stover’s and Potts Point, Cedar Beach, & The Beach at Mitchell Field.

Trails, bike friendly roads, small art galleries, seafood at the dock, wonderful restaurants are just the thing for some.

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Brunswick Maine Real Estate, Harpswell Maine Real Estate, Topsham Maine Real Estate

The summer season can appear on the short side and one might have the need to take it all in quickly…. However, there are others of us, who love to find a comfy perch.

With a pair of binoculars as your best friend, spending a few hours, be they at dawn’s break, mid-day or in time for the sunset, the magnificence of the nature that surrounds you can be spell binding.

Osprey soaring overhead, deer peering out among the trees, ducks and other water birds at shore’s edge, song birds darting here and there tending to their summer brood. Nature shares the space well with you when you sit and listen.

Oh, and then there is the sky! Sunrise, sunset, mid-day clouds moving through the sky. Rainbows after thunder showers.

No matter what brought you here or how long you plan to stay…there will be moments that take your breath away!

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Out and About in Harpswell

B&B's, INNS
Quahog Bay Inn
Log Cabin An Island Inn
Harpswell Inn
Driftwood Inn
Common Table Inn B & B Event Center
Captain’s Watch Bed & Breakfast
Bailey Island Motel
Cook’s Island View Motel

DINING
Dolphin Marina and Restaurant
The Schoolhouse Cafe
Salt Cod Cafe
Morse’s Cribstone Grill
Cook’s Lobster House
Holbrook’s Wharf Snack Bar & Grille
Giant Stairs Seafood Grille
Estes Lobster House
Erica’s Seafood Inc.

PROVISIONS
The Veggie Corner
Two Coves Farm
The Black Sheep Wine Store
Allen’s Seafood
Erica’s Seafood Inc.
Hawkes Lobster
Quahog Lobster
Potts Harbor Lobster

MARINAS & On the Water
Dolphin Marina
Great Island Boat Yard
H2Outfitters

HIKING
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

GALLERIES AND STUDIOS
Ash Cove Pottery
Gallery at Widgeon Cove
Little Pond Gallery
Lynette Breton Design
Sebascodegan Artists Gallery
Susan Carlson
The Village Shop
The Blue Door

FARMS
Two Cove Farm

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