There are so many great businesses in Harpswell not all of them are listed here. If you can not find what your looking for please check out Harpswell Maine Business Association at http://harpswellmaine.org/
Places to Stay:
Log Cabin An Island Inn
Sue and Neal Favreau bought the Log Cabin in 1979 from John Wiseman of Lewiston, Maine. This was Mr. Wisemans summer home. His trophies still adorn the walls of the dining room. Sue, Neal and their sons, Matt and Adam York (ages 9 and 7 respectively at the time), moved into the Log Cabin, doubled the size of the building, and opened the Log Cabin Restaurant on March 13, 1980. For the next eight seasons, the 80-seat restaurant was very busy. Sue decided to take a break in 1988, and for the next four seasons, the 80-seat restaurant was leased to another individual. In 1992, Sue and the crew returned, and served 120 seats for the next four years. The winter of 1995 brought more renovations, and in March 1996 the Log Cabin Lodging and Fine Food opened with six rooms. The winter of 1997 brought more changes, the dining room downsized to 20 seats, serving dinner only, and 2 more rooms were created. The spring of 1999 brought the swimming pool. And in 2003, the Harpswell room became the 9th and final room. March of 2010 we celebrated our 30th year of business, 15 as a restaurant, and 15 as an Inn. There are no more major changes planned. We like the Log Cabin just as it is, and lucky for us the guests do too!
Your Island Connection
Your Island Connection is a family business that has been managing private oceanfront rental homes & cottages in the Harpswell Islands area of Midcoast Maine since 1982. Throughout those years, we have grown from only a few cottages to the more than fifty homes & cottages that you see listed today. Building personal connections with owners and tenants is something we feel is an essential part of our business. At Your Island Connection you will find friendly, hardworking natives of the area who are proud of our fishing community and want to share its hidden treasures with you. We are willing to meet with you in person, discuss options over the phone or converse via email to help you find a property that will fit your needs.
Bailey Island Motel
Welcome to the Bailey Island Motel—ideally situated to make the most of your Maine vacation. Whether you’re looking for solitude, great restaurants or to explore the many area attractions, the Bailey Island Motel is unique. We are located within walking distance to the famous Cook’s Lobster & Ale House, Morse’s Cribstone Restaurant and a short drive to Giant Staircase Grille, ‘BIGS’ the Bailey Island General Store, and Lands’ End Gift Shop. Also, if you like hiking, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has many trails on the islands that offer much to see.
Cooks Island View Motel
Welcome to Cook's Island View Motel, where all eighteen rooms have been renovated for your comfort. Each room features a private bath, cable TV, fridge, microwave and wireless Internet access. Weekly rentals in our private residence also available. An in-ground pool is available to our guests. Your stay is just a short walk to Cedar Beach, the Giant Stairs, Lands’ End, the Bailey Island General Store, and some fine seafood restaurants. Enjoy breath-taking sunsets over Casco Bay from the comfort of your own deck. We are open from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day each year. Come enjoy the beauties of the Maine Coastline at the Cook's Island View Motel on Bailey Island, Maine. Feel free to see how other travelers reviewed us on Trip Adviser
The Driftwood Inn
Experience the Maine Coast as generations have at the Driftwood Inn. Enjoy waterside porches, a saltwater pool and home-style breakfasts and dinners. Sleep to the sound of the surf, rise to the spectacular view of Casco Bay and the working fishing boats and busy gulls along Little Harbor. The inn is a great place to build memories, reconnect and make new friends.
Captain Lawrence E. Johnson House
The Captain Lawrence E. Johnson House comfortably accommodates 10 guests year-round for weekly rental and special events. Enjoy spectacular bay views, a modern kitchen, beautifully appointed bedrooms, and everything else needed to entertain and relax.
The Harpswell Inn is a historical landmark Bed & Breakfast located on one of Maine’s famous “finger” peninsulas. Situated upon Lookout Point, the Inn provides a stunning view of Maine’s natural beauty, including the magnificent sunsets over Middle Bay and the quiet cove below, which serves as a harbor for lobster boats. Guests of the Inn awake to the smell of salt air mingled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast. Most find that they can spend an enjoyable day without even leaving the Inn itself, with its large porch, expansive oak-shaded lawns, Great Room, billiards, free WIFI, and more! Our beautifully decorated, casually elegant accommodations are furnished with antiques that date back to the turn of the century. Choose from several comfortable options located on the Inn’s 2 1/2 acres.
The Johnson Cottages
Welcome to an ideal getaway with spectacular views of Casco Bay. As part of our grounds, we invite you to enjoy picturesque Little Harbor, with its pebbly private beach.
Many of our guests have experienced the special magic of an early morning sunrise from the east, and on a clear day the White Mountains are plainly visible in the west. Whether you choose to relax by the water watching the lobster boats head up the bay or go for a walk or jog; a memorable experience awaits you.
During the day, Bailey Island comes alive with fishing, swimming and boating. Many guests explore the island by visiting such places as The Giant Staircase and Mackerel Cove. It's also a short walk to Land's End Gift Shop, offering a host of products from the State of Maine and around the world. Spend the evening relaxing, or visit nearby Brunswick for a play, concert, or movie.
Quahog Bay Inn
Quahog Bay Inn is located on the beautiful shores of Great Island. The Inn is situated on the bay, overlooking a deep-water dock and a small working lobster pound. We have six one and two bedroom suites; all equipped with a full kitchen, deck and private bath. Each suite includes breathtaking views of the surrounding waters, private deck and bath, full kitchen, living room, luxury linens, beach towels, hair dryer, and complimentary coffee, tea, and water. For your entertainment, we offer free wireless internet and cable television.
We are conveniently located 15 minutes from Brunswick and Bowdoin College as well as 30 minutes from Maine’s most popular shopping destination, Freeport, Maine (the home of the original LL Bean.
In the surrounding area, there are many public beaches, hiking trails, and an abundant number of natural and historical sites all within an easy drive. For more ideas on what to do, check out our Things to Do page.
We have kayaks, canoes, fishing gear, and small boats for rent on the dock in front of your suite. Canoes and Kayaks can enter from the dock or from the shore. If you want to bring your own boat, we offer mooring and several boat launches nearby.
Sea Escape Cottages & Charters
Sea Escape Cottages and Charters, offers you an expansive view of Casco Bay. Our cottages are clean and well-kept with a rolling lawn to the sea shore. We also offer an opportunity to see Casco Bay from your own private fishing, sightseeing charter, or sailing cruise. We are proud of our Suites and Cottages and welcome you to share our pinch me view.
Places to eat:
Giant Stairs Seafood Grille
Giant Stairs Seafood Grille is the place to come to on Bailey Island!! A restaurant owned and ran by a local Fishing Family you are guaranteed the FRESHEST seafood around!! Lobster brought to the door daily right off the boat by the owner himself (a lobsterman). Giant Stairs offers a variety of choices to satisfy anyone's appetite! Ranging from our famous Chicken Fingers or Cheeseburgers made with all sirloin beef served with your choice of our amazing sides. HOMEMADE onion rings, potato salad, cole slaw, french fries, sweet potato fries, or chips! Our lobster roll is a crowd pleaser, jam packed with a Quarter Pound of lobster meat, you are sure to be begging for more!! Come stop in for a wake-up coffee and one of our fluffy omelets or our popular blueberry muffins! Our dinners are one of a kind with a Prime Rib Dinner special every Friday and Saturday Night! Don't forget our Lobster Dinner served every night!! Although we are not able to serve alcohol, we are BYOB! So, grab a bottle of wine...or 2 and come on in and meet our friendly staff and enjoy a delicious meal!
Holbrook’s Wharf Snack Bar & Grille
Enjoy fresh seafood on the wharf overlooking Cundy’s Harbor, one of Maine’s last remaining working harbors. Come by land or sea and let us serve you chowder, lobster, burgers, and other Maine favorites.
Salt Cod Cafe
The Salt Cod Cafe is a unique outdoor cafe/take-out located in the old Prince’s store building on Orr’s Island, Maine. Visit us by land or by sea and enjoy beautiful views of Harpswell Sound and the historic Cribstone Bridge from our tables on the wharf or under our awning on the shore. Join us in the morning for fresh brewed Carrabassett Coffee, homemade Maine blueberry muffins, scones, and breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, enjoy delicious Orr’s Island Seafood Chowder, fresh lobster rolls, fresh crab-meat rolls, deli sandwiches on Alison’s fresh baked homemade bread, homemade fruit pies and other delicious baked goods. Open Memorial Day weekend through October.
Bailey Island General Store
Bailey Island General Store is Not Just a Store! Open year round starting at 6 am – Serving full breakfasts, pizza, lobster rolls, hot and cold subs, etc. Eat in or take out. Full grocery line including beer and wine. Screen repair on premises.
Estes Lobster House
Since 1947 Estes Lobster House has been a destination family restaurant in the heart of Casco Bay. This summer Estes Lobster House is being run by the owner since 1963, Larry Crooker. We continue to serve great seafood in the Estes tradition and have added a new seafood menu and vegetarian options. For over 50 years, Larry and his staff have been serving the finest lobster, seafood, chowders, seating sandwiches, salads and more. With an ocean view from every seat and an open patio with fire pit, "we are the best Maine has to offer. Estes Lobster House is open 7 days a week from 11:30am to 8:30pm serving beer, wine, great views and lifelong dining experiences and we always accept all major credit cards. Estes is located 13.5 scenic, Route 123 miles south of Brunswick in South Harpswell on Casco Bay.
Dolphin Marina and Restaurant
The Dolphin Marina and Restaurant specializes in Maine coastal fare, including Maine lobster dinners, fresh, local seafood, and hand-cut steaks. Our waterfront location, on the tip of Basin Point, South Harpswell, at the water's edge of Pott's Harbor, offers unrivaled views of Casco Bay and its many islands. View islands, landmarks, and even a lighthouse from our warm and welcoming dining room. Known for specialties such as our famous fish chowder, lobster stew, and blueberry muffins, we also offer daily blackboard specials and homemade desserts.
Founded in 1966, the Dolphin has been a family owned and operated business for over 40 years. Our commitment to using fresh, local products and providing a casual and welcoming atmosphere has continued to make us a mid-coast favorite for locals and visitors traveling by both land and sea.
Our Marine facility provides seasonal moorings, slips, and storage. Located in the heart of Casco Bay, our central location is ideal for cruising the islands or heading Downeast. Amenities such as a private launch ramp, launch service, ValvTec marine fuel, pump out station, water, and ice make us a great spot for both seasonal boaters and day trippers.
Erica's Seafood, Inc.
Erica's Seafood is owned and operated by Tom Butler & Andrea Hunter and their daughter, Erica Together they wholesale and retail lobsters and scallops and run a seasonal takeout business.
The wharf was constructed in the winter of 2003 and in 2009 we began retailing lobsters to the public, with a tank on the wharf. In the spring of 2010 we began construction on our retail building and by the beginning of summer we were able to move the retail lobster tank inside. During the winter of 2011 we began the hunt for a takeout cart and opened it on July 1st, 2011.
Our 2012 season has come to close and we would like to thank all of our friends and customers for their support. We will have lobsters throughout the year and the scallop season is due to open in December this winter. Our takeout cart is scheduled to reopen for the season, Mother's Day Weekend 2013.
We are dog friendly, but please remember that this is Brandy's home, along with her cousins Koda, Bentley and Buster. We kindly ask that you do not feed them, and that you pick up after your own dogs.
Cook’s Lobster House
Oceanside, beautiful views, world’s only Cribstone Bridge. Inside and outside seating. Tour and charter boats. Lobster bakes, wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions, lobsters shipped anywhere. Fireworks, tuna tournament.
Places to shop
Ash Cove Pottery Arts and Crafts in Harpswell Maine
75 Ash Cove Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079
Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily, year-round
At Ash Cove Pottery, Susan and Gail make pottery by hand at their seaside studio. Durable stoneware pottery: mugs, chowder bowls, tide clocks, judaica, etc. Great Gifts – since 1975.
C. Periwinkle Co. Gift shop in Harpswell Maine
543 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME 04079
Hours: May to December, Thursday – Saturday 10:30-5:00 Sunday and additional days if the “Flag” is out.
A gift shop and gallery featuring local art & crafts, seashore wreaths and baskets, gourmet foods, items for home entertaining, baby gifts, jewelry, women’s accessories, cards and more. Connect with us on Facebook at Periwinkle & Co.
Eartheart Gardens Garden Nursery in Harpswell Maine
1709 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME 04079
Hours: By appointment
H2H Driftwood Art & Gifts
Hours: By appointment…or if open sign is out
One of a kind handmade driftwood art. Creatively blending collected & reclaimed material into wall art, home décor, lighting and furnishing. Custom design available. If your looking for a true unique piece of Maine…you’ll find it here! Handmade and Heartfelt
LulaRoe by the sea Clothing consultant
Address: 1869 Harpswell Islands Rd, Orr’s Island, Maine 04066
Maine Contact: Stephanie Petkers (Owner)
I’m a proud LulaRoe clothing consultant with a great selection of fun, beautiful and comfortable clothing that will make you feel good on the inside and look amazing on the outside. Buttery soft leggings, tops, skirts, dresses in bright , fun prints and solids. For all ages! Popups, home parties, open houses. Feel comfortable and look beautiful.
Lynette Breton Design Furniture designer in Harpswell maine
187 Oakledge Rd, Harpswell, Maine 04079
Furniture designer, maker and educator. Maker of the Heirloom Flower Press. Spoon carving workshops scheduled and offered by appointment. Call for information.
Seaside Creations Seaside Creations Bailey Island Maine
47 Washington Ave, Bailey Island, ME 04003
Open Memorial Day to December
Hours: Thu – Sun, and holidays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
A SHOP of Many Unique Maine-Made Crafts & Gifts.
The Village Shop Basket Shop in Harpswell Maine
1726 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, ME 04066
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday June to October from 10:00-5:00; Open on nice weekends April and May
Featuring a wide selection of traditional handmade baskets, also do custom made baskets.
Thistles & Things Gift Shop
1464 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME 04079
Hours: by appointment or chance, June – September
Hand-designed and crafted Scottish items. Selection of Thistle Crieff pottery, Luckenbooth China, ceramics, Celtic jewelry (including Heathergem stones), kilt accessories, music books, gift items with a Scottish flair.
Tracy Johnson Fine Jewelry, Jewelry shop in Harpswell Maine
Allen Point Road, Harpswell 04079
Hours: By Appointment Only
Elegant handcrafted jewelry for a lifetime. Over 25 years of experience creating handmade custom gold and silver jewelry. Please call for an appointment today.
Two Coves Farm
90 Neils Point, Harpswell, Maine 04079
A small family farm in Harpswell, Maine. Our mission is to grow the best food on earth for our customers and community. We farm 88 acres of forest and pasture with a single-minded focus on grass production and environmental sustainability. We use portable infrastructure and fencing to move our animals in a managed grazing system. Our goal is to raise healthy and happy animals on the most vibrant and diverse pastures. The result is truly amazing food, food full of the nutrition and taste that nature must provide. We invite all to please visit so we can share this special place and this amazing food.
The Hatch on Maine
Hatch On Maine is an Antique, Vintage, Gift Shop, with a variety of merchandise both new and old. We love to give things a new look and up cycle often.
Hatch On Maine is the second shop opened by owners Hannah Beattie and Dustan Larsen and is open year round. We strive to offer affordable and beautiful antiques and unique, locally made gifts. From baby clothes to bureaus, dish towels to drop-leaf tables, there is something for everyone at Hatch on Maine!
Island Candy Company
Life without chocolate is like a beach without water.
Island Candy Company is a family owned and run business located on Orr’s Island, Maine. Orr’s Island is located in the town of Harpswell just a short scenic drive South of Brunswick on route 24. The Orr’s Island Candy Company has been chosen as one of the chocolate shops on the “Maine Chocolate Trail” “based on the must-stop chocolate shops salting the coast from Kittery to Calais”. Visit Maine Travel Maven’s website for more information about the “Maine Chocolate Trail. You will find the owner and candy maker Melinda Richter in the store making these delicious treats.
All our candy is made right in our shop where customers can come in and watch their favorite Orr's Island Candy Company candy being made.
All our retail is made in Maine, made by locals, or supports Maine’s symbols and traditions.
We have something for everyone in our shop. Homemade chocolates, brittle, fudge, and penny candy. We also have a variety of local artists prints, a great collection of Maine themed books, kids’ corner filled with toys, Harpwell made blankets, table clothes, table runners, sail bags, and must have Maine made trinkets and treasures
Before or after a wonderful day of exploring the islands of Harpswell, stop by and enjoy our hand-crafted chocolates and candies. We have delicious ice creams and sodas to refresh you while sitting or walking in our garden area. The garden area is a wonderful place to renew and replenish your spirit with the refreshments of life.