Things to Do
At the Inn:
Quahog Bay is one of Maine’s most popular destination for boaters. The bay offers calm waters with small islands that have public access to ideal picnic areas. Our guests are welcome to bring their own boats or explore the bay in one of our boats, kayaks, paddle boards, or canoes.
Quahog Bay Inn is ideal for birdwatching, (one of my favorite pastimes.) In front of the Inn you can watch numerous gulls, terns, loons, ospreys, cormorants, bald eagles, and kingfishers hunting for fish and playing in the breeze.
Quahog Bay has some of the best striper fishing Maine has to offer, with plenty of king and tinker Mackerel as well. Fish off the dock or from one of our canoes, kayaks, or boats. Some fishing equipment is available at the Inn. Here’s one of our happy guests after he caught his first Blue Fish ever.
With all the things to do, don’t forget to just sit back on your deck and watch the lobstermen hauling their traps, or keep an eye out for a seal swimming by hunting for his lunch.
Out and About in Harpswell
Harpswell has 6 public walking and hiking trails, one that starts 1 mile from the Inn. Check them out at Harpswell Trails.
The Giant’s Stairs, the Cribstone Bridge, and Land’s End are all great sights. The Giant’s Stairs are natural rock formations that resembles giant’s stairs. This is a big attraction for locals and visitors alike, especially if, “a sea is on.” To get there, cross the Cribstone Bridge onto Bailey Island, after you go over the crest of the island, turn left onto Washington Ave. Parking is where the road bends. You will see a sign, “Giant’s Steps.” Walk down the road towards the water and go right onto the lovely path. Continue down rte 24 to it’s end and you will be at Land’s End. It’s a great place to hike around on the rocks, have a picnic, and watch the lobster boats drive through the narrow gut that divides Land’s End from yet another Island.
Drive across town and check out historic Harpswell Center with it’s cattle pound and historic buildings. There is a tiny historical museum there also.
Casco Bay Lines stops at Cooks Lobster House daily at noon to pick people up for a water tour of the islands and to visit Admiral Peary’s Eagle Island. Tour the house on Eagle Island and have a hike around.
Brunswick, Maine offers a plethora of coffee shops and restaurants as well as museums, including the historic Joshua Chamberlain Museum, parks, and shops.