The 10 Best Things to Do in Searsport, United States

February 8, 2018 Alida England

Searsport is an incorporated town and deep water seaport located at the confluence of the Penobscot River estuary and the Penobscot Bay immediately SE of Sears Island and Cape Jellison in Waldo County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,615 at the 2010 census. Searsport includes the village of North Searsport. The town is known as "the home of the famous sea captains" and the "Antique Capital of Maine".
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1. Penobscot Marine Museum

2 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974-3352 +1 207-548-2529
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Penobscot Marine Museum

Made up of 13 buildings, this seafaring village is the oldest maritime museum in Maine. The museum has a vast collection of boats including commericial fishing boats and recreational watercraft.

Reviewed By Auroraam - Lincoln, Massachusetts

We came here from Rockport and we were so glad we did. Interesting to learn about the numbers of captains of merchant ships who came from Searsport. Incredible. And to see the beautiful objects they brought back from Japan and China, to see how they lived. We learned about Maine's role in the revolutionary war, about its liberation from MA--200th anniversary in 2020, saw lots of boats and fishing equipment through the ages, houses, the church. The exhibits were beautifully laid out in several buildings. Some hands on. And interesting and knowlegeable guides. Glad we went.

2. Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Routes 1 & 3, Prospect, ME +1 207-469-6553
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4.5 based on 346 reviews

Penobscot Narrows Bridge

Reviewed By Ronald B - Arlington, Virginia

On our way to Bar Harbor, we stopped to view the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and bridge. We had a very good view of the bridge and the Penobscot River and Bay that it crossed. We were also able to enjoy the autumn foliage and sear rock cliffs. The observatory is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world.

3. Fort Point Light

Fort Point Road, Stockton Springs, ME 04981 +1 207-567-3356
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4 based on 36 reviews

Fort Point Light

Reviewed By chichiSouthCarolina - south carolina

You enter the state park and pay a fee on the honor system. There are a few trails that lead to wooded picnic areas. Would not recommend as it was a bit overgrown and buggy. A few tables are a bit better to the left of the privately owned lighthouse. You can walk around it to take pics. There is an old bell house that was rung once upon a time to alert during fog. There are actually better lighthouses in Maine. Only go if you are in the area as we were staying in Searsport You will also see the foundation of the old small fort. The best part of the park is the pretty little beach taking a trail down to the far left of the lighthouse. Not any sea glass but a nice place to set up chairs and have your picnic there. No trash cans anywhere so take it all with you when you depart. There is also a pier further down that at times seals have been spotted. Did not see any this time.

4. Belfast Harborwalk

Front Street, Belfast, ME 04915
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4.5 based on 201 reviews

Belfast Harborwalk

Reviewed By Jay T

Best fried clams i have had in the area, great cod, fries are so so but the beer is plentiful and a great assortment. When the have the skillet cookie, get one. To sum up, very good basic food in a friendly atmosphere.

5. Moose Point State Park

310 W Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3517 +1 207-548-2882
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Moose Point State Park

Reviewed By Joan L - Westmore, Vermont

Was nice to get out for a nice walk with our dogs. It's $4 per person non resident, but a nice walk about. We have been several times and will go again.

6. Fort Knox State Historic Site

740 Fort Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981-3138 +1 207-469-6553
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4.5 based on 361 reviews

Fort Knox State Historic Site

Reviewed By AEW86 - Huntsville, Alabama

I preferred exploring Fort Knox to the bridge observatory by miles. It was really interesting and expansive! Plus, it was decorated for the Halloween haunted house that they do so it was extra creepy with all of the decorations. Really great place to explore and so affordable that you might as well!

7. Belfast City Park

Northport Ave, Belfast, ME 04915 +1 207-338-3370 ext. 27
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Belfast City Park

Reviewed By Eric S - Covington

Belfast has one of the nice city parks in all of the mid coast. It has also recently completely a sidewalk/curb renovation project that makes walking around the wharf area safer. The downtown area also has some of the best off street parking of any town along the coast. I was even able to park my truck with my camper in tow for a couple of hours to grab a bite to eat and catch a nap with no one bothering me.

8. Ireland Hill Farms

282 Nickerson Rd, Swanville, ME 04915-4513 +1 207-322-7625
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5 based on 1 reviews

Ireland Hill Farms

Fruits, vegetables, cows, pigs and chickens happily coexist on our 80 acre all natural family farm. You might have seen our farm-stand at the farmer’s market, or maybe you’ve heard about our food hub. It’s growing often with people receiving delicious produce fresh from our farm. I'm a veteran farmer that has the homegrown by Heroes certification for all our products.

Reviewed By SteveAtBeach - Hollywood, Florida

Unbelievably wonderful. Try it and get the story of the stuff from Jerry. I liked the amber. Try them all.

9. Sears Island

Rt 1, Searsport, ME 04974
Excellent
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Sears Island

Reviewed By Laura P - Searsport, Maine

Sears Island is a local island accessible to walkers and bicyclists. It is serene and peaceful out there. Great spot to relax, think, write, paint or take a nap. No picnic tables and no facilities, however. The Shore is accessible and low tide can be fun.

10. Searsport Antique Mall

149 E Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3321 +1 207-548-2640
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4 based on 21 reviews

Searsport Antique Mall

Reviewed By chichiSouthCarolina - south carolina

Stopped in with adult daughter for treasures. It's not that big so you are in and out within an hour. Thought the prices were on the higher side in today's economy. No one spoke to us either.

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