Things to Do
View from Shaw's
About Wiscasset: Wiscasset is known as the Prettiest Village in Maine, home to the famous Red’s Eats, with a rich maritime history and lovely views of the Sheepscot River.
Wiscasset Places to Eat
Treats www.treatsofmaine.com (207) 882 6192 A charming place to have a coffee or lunch, with a great cheese and wine collection. Very cool long wooden table with round swivel stools.
Le Garage Restaurant www.legaragerestaurant.com (207) 882 5409 Within walking distance along the bay, with lovely views of the Sheepscot river.
Mark Anthony’s Italian Cuisine, www.markantonysitaliancuisine.com (207) 882 9888 The first time we ate at Mark Anthony’s the chef (himself) came out with a guitar and serenaded us with Neil Diamond and Beatle songs.
Red’s Eats (207) 882-6128 Red’s is family run and famous for serving the best lobster rolls in Maine – the freshest, meatiest lobster in a grilled hot dog bun. Not a salad, the entire lobster.
Sarah’s Café www.sarahscafe.com (207) 882 7504 Sarah’s has a great little pub and offers a buffet of home made soups and breads. Good friendly service with local artwork on the walls.
Sea Basket Restaurant www.seabasket.com (207) 228 6581 If you like fried seafood this is the place to go. No nonsense, just great fried food.
Ships Chow Hall (207) 882 5530 Small local diner offering breakfast and lunch.
Montsweag Roadhouse www.montsweagroadhouse.com (207) 443 6563 Open year round and offering live music downstairs and upstairs on weekends. Good food, good bar.
Round Top Ice Cream: Home Made ice cream from Round top served on the side of Red’s Eats. Ring the bell.
Wiscasset Places of Interest
Musical Wonder House Museum, www.musicalwonderhouse.com (207) 882 7163 A must visit very charming tour of the history of recorded music by two brothers passionate about their collection of music boxes from around the world. Within walking distance of Snow Squall.
Nichols/Sortwell House (207) 882 6218 is a good example of federal architecture from Wiscasset’s seaport (settled in 1663 on the tidal waters of the Sheepscot River).
Castle Tucker Museum, www.historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/castle.htm (207) 882 7169 Built on the top of a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River, Castle Tucker presents a vivid record of Wiscasset history. Open une 1 through October 15, Wednesday through Sunday
Winters Gone Farm www.wintersgone.com (207)882 9191 A unique Alpaca farm selling beautiful custom coats, sweaters, and gifts. The Alpacas are so sweet to visit. We bought both of our mom’s Christmas gifts here. (gorgeous tailored coats).
Wiscasset Bay Gallery www.wiscassetbaygallery.com 207-882-7682
Celebrating their 26th season with an opening reception Saturday May 29th from 3-5 PM. Open daily from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Lincoln County Old Jail Museum www.lincolncountyhistory.org/lchaparts/oldjail.htm (207) 882 6817 The 1811 Lincoln County Museum & Old Jail in Wiscasset is located onFederal Street. The jail was built from 1809-1811 and housed prisoners from 1811- 1954.
Maine Maritime Museum in Bath www.mainemaritimemuseum.org (207) 443 1316 The Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities. Very good exhibits and a favorite for history buffs.
Montsweag Flea Market www.montsweagfleamarket.com (207) 443 2809 Run by Norma Scopino and extended families, this flea market has weathered the test of time ( 30 plus years)and opens religiously every May. It is usually open Wednesdays (at the crack of dawn till afternoon; varies by mood of dealers, and weather).
Chewonki www.chewonki.org (207) 882-7323 The Chewonki Foundation is dedicated to helping people grow individually and in community with others by providing educational experiences that foster an understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world and that emphasize the power of focused, collective effort. Amazing people and programs.
The Morris Farm www.morrisfarm.org (207) 882 4080 The Morris Farm Trust is both a working farm and an educational resource for the communities of mid coast Maine.
This certified organic 50 acres now supports a demonstration and educational garden, pastured poultry, pigs, cows, sheep, four draft horses and three dozen laying hens. The Morris Farm participates in Maine’s annual Tour de Farms, a great event for avid cyclists.
The Shelter Institute Shelter is committed to working with clients to create effective homes. The Institute offers accredited classes in homebuilding, fine woodworking tools, timber frames, and real estate. Shelter has been evolving durable, adaptable, energy-conscious building techniques since 1974.
Treats www.treatsofmaine.com 207 882 6192 A charming place to have a coffee or lunch, with a great cheese and wine collection. Very cool long wooden table with round swivel stools
Rock Paper Scissors (207) 882-9991 One of the best card and gift shops you could find, with beautiful wrapping paper, unique stationery, handbags, papers, children’s gifts and toys.
In the Clover www.inthecloverbeauty.com 207-882-9435 Fantastic, fragrant, relaxing shop with perfumes from Europe, handmade soaps, elegant clothes, beautiful books.
Wiscasset General Store: When we first came to Wiscasset I asked the gentleman behind the counter if he had lived in Maine his whole life. He looked at me and replied “Not yet”.
Maine Country Store http://www.mainecountrystore.com/ 207-882-7757 In addition to the Wyeth catalog of work, the store also has reproductions of Maine/Maine related Artists from the 19th to the 21st century, from Akers to Zorach.
Simpsons Seafood 207-882-9667 Near Shaw’s on Route 1. Very fresh lobsters and local seafood available to ship.
Where to catch the Bus
Hubers Market (207) 882-5544 Daily bus service on Concord Trailways www.concordtrailways.com Coastal route, to and from Portland Maine and Boston, MA.
Where to catch the Train www.maineeasternrailroad.com (207) 596-6705. Come aboard the restored vintage railcars for a carefree journey through the spectacular scenery of mid-coast Maine, with stops in Rockland, Wiscasset, Bath, and Brunswick.You’ll experience charming seaside villages, picturesque sailboats, lobstermen working their traps on the bay, tidewater wildlife and in autumn, magnificent foliage. Train service operates Wednesday through Sunday. This is a great way to avoid Route 1 traffic for the Rockland Lobster Festival!
Sky Diving in Maine
If you have always wanted to try skydiving, "if not now, when?"
Central Maine Sky Diving
1800 Sky Ride
Around the Area
"Browse among a Sea-faring Town's Treasures in this small coastal village where antique dealers abound, most offering objects of value", The New York Times
Castle Tucker, Nichols Sortwell House, Old Lincoln County Jail & Museum, antique shops, train rides, Musical Wonder House
Maine Maritime Museum and Antique Shops
Boat trips, whale watching , shops, deep sea fishing, ocean aquarium
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Walker Art Museum at Bowdoin College campus
Mount Battie State Park (view the coast from Bar Harbor to Portland from top)
Pownalboro Court House (the only remaining pre-Revolutionary court building in Maine)
L.L. Bean stores & other outlets,
Wolfe's Neck Woods Park
Reid State Park Beach (miles of crashing Atlantic)
Five Islands for lobster on the dock
Dodge Point Preserve (450 acres of trails),
St. Patrick's Church (oldest surviving Catholic Church in New England)
Scenic spot for lobster/lunch on the dock
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Fishermans' Museum & Art Gallery
Fort William Henry
Popham Beach State Park and Fort Popham
Old Port shopping
Portland Museum of Art for Homer & Wyeth works
Farnsworth Art Museum
Antique Shopping - Bath
Brick Store Antiques
Polly Thibodeau, 143 Front St. Shop in an old brick building offering a range of country, Victorian, and decorative pieces large and small. Old paint and gilt coexist in this shop. Open daily 10-5 year round.
Front Street Antiques and Books
Barbara D. Weinz, 190 Front Street.
189 Front St. Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Tel: 442-7640 Co-owned by the following dealers:
- Different Drummer Antiques, Judy Waner. Country and formal furniture and accessories, toys to textiles. Specializing in early lighting. Also exhibiting at York Antiques Gallery. Home tel: 563-1836
- New England Antiques, Marion Redlon. Country and formal furniture, quilts, hooked rugs, fine linens, china and decorative accessories including drapery tiebacks.
Mathew & Helen Robinson, 70 Front St. Specializing in the unusual - Neolithic to Modern. Emphasis on Eur. objects and furniture form N.E. estates. Classical- decorative-comfortable. Please call ahead. Open by chance or appointment.
Antique Shopping - Camden
American Country Collection
James and Marjorie Tenety, 27 Mountain Street (Rt. 52). Pewter, prints, paintings, glass, tin, nautical, wood, tools, toys, lighting, iron, photographic, military, political and books. Open May-Oct most days 9-5.
Downshire House Ltd.
Alan Spanswick. 49 Bayview St. Fine quality antique longcase clocks, wall regulators & both mercurial & aneroid barometers. Plus selected furniture. Mon.-Sat. 10:30-4 or by appointment.
Tel: 236-9016 Fax: 236-3445. Web Site: http://www.downshire.com
Quarter Cape Antiques Gallery
Ray Cushing, Rte. 1, 4 miles north. 20 dealer shop set in Maine's only historic Quarter cape coach house. Buying & selling fine ceramics, period furniture, folk art, paintings, paint decorated smalls, hooked rugs & pottery. May-Nov Tues-Sat 10-5.
Tel: 236-4574 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rufus Foshee Antiques
Rte. 1 halfway between Camden and Lincolnville Beach. Specialist in English and American pottery, 1650-1880. Open daily. Serious collectors should call ahead.
10 High St., Rte. 1 just above town. A fine collection of American period and country furniture, paintings, antique accessories and folk art. Open from mid May to mid Oct. Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5, Mon & Tue by chance or appt.
Tel: 236-2770 or (winter) 617-738-8309
47 Bayview St. English & French antiques. English silver, estate jewelry, figural napkin rings, antique garden accessories, lamps, wall decor, antique Oriental carpets. Open daily 9-5 Mon-Sat, 10-4 Sun.
Marjorie Jones, 47 Bayview St. Fine English silver, blue & white transfer ware, porcelains, Staffordshire figures, furniture, paintings and decorative accessories. Open daily 10-5 and by appt.
The Richards Antiques
Chad Richards, 93 Elm St., US 1. Furniture and accessories for the discriminating collector, lamps a specialty. Fine new lamp shades and lamp repair. Normally open 10-5 June-Oct but an appointment is advisable. Balance of year by appointment.
Beaches & Parks/Gardens
Bicyling in Maine
There are many beautiful bike paths in Maine. There is one right over the Sheepscot river in Wiscasset.
Outdoors - Maine Today
Charters & Rentals
Lobster / Restaurants
Pottery in MidCoast Maine
Maine is famous for some beautifully crafted pottery, and these
two show rooms are only 10-15 minutes drive from Snow Squall.
Rock Climbing in Maine
For the Rock Climbing enthusiast, Acadia national park offers great guides and challenges.
Acadia Mountain Guides
Indoor Climing - Maine
Maine Guides - Rock Climbing
If you are looking for a hard-core ski weekend, Bath is probably not the ideal choice, as the best skiing is a few hours away. Ski areas that are within two hours of The Inn include Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Camden Snow Bowl and Lost Valley .