With a few
exceptions, such as Mackerel Cove, you can't get a good look at the
interesting things on Bailey Island from paved roads.
We recommend the views from our three porches and from the windows of our
dining room overlooking Little Harbor. Depending on wind and tide, there may
be surf you are likely to remember. Lobstermen work these waters - and if
you've ever been in a lobster boat, you'll know why we call it work. We
serve the results of such efforts Friday evenings at dinner. A variety of
vessels pass, including sail boats, lobster and tuna boats.
Our invigorating air makes walking fun, so try a walk along the shoreline.
On your way from Route 24 to Driftwood Inn, you passed a small, Episcopal
Chapel at a bend in the paves road. This stands near an unpaved road leading
downhill to the Giant Stairs. As you approach the ocean, you can see huge masses of rock between
footpath and surf. There is a path so that you can descend and look at
little tide pools or think about the visible effects of storm driven waves
on the rocks. Footing is treacherous, so please be careful! You may want to
continue southward along the footpath until you come to a sizable boulder
resting on a concrete platform. This boulder bears a bronze plate
acknowledging the gift of the "Giant Stairs" property and path to
the town by Captain Henry Sinnett. For those of you who are unaware of what
they are and why they have the name they do, the Stairs are giant boulders
going down to the sea.
unmarked path can be found in the bushes leading back to the main road, but
since the footpath has never been leveled, retracing your steps back would
be the safest route...for you and your clothing :)
such and exploratory trek, you are likely to find other kinds of places to
go on foot. This is the only one along the shoreline.
things to do...
Sports Fishing Charters and Sightseeing Trips with Capt. Jay L.
*phone: (207) 833-6054
Atlantic Seal Cruises to Admiral Peary's Eagle Island
Sea Escape Charters with Captain Les McNelly
kinds of entertainment are available in Brunswick, home of Bowdoin
College, and the movie theater near Cook's Corner. Both are about 20
minutes driving time from the Inn.
Maine State Music Theatre is a repertory company which stages some of
the most successful musicals in a theater on the Bowdoin College
campus at a professional performance level
is a Casco Bay ferry boat called the Island Romance that departs from
Portland at 10am for Cooks Lobster House wharf just before noon.
There, you can board the ferry at noon for a Bailey Island Nature
Cruise around Casco Bay. The ferry returns to the landing around 2pm
before returning to Portland. You can buy sandwiches and drinks on the
H20 Outfitters, Sea Kayaking Tours and Instruction (207)
Monhegan Island Ferry Puffin Watches 1~800~2~PUFFIN / www.hardyboat.com
you would like to drive further, you can go to the Maine Maritime Museum in
Bath, which is all about ship building. If you are looking for sandy
beaches, just outside of Bath is Popham Beach and Reid State Park. Reid has
a mile long beach and also outdoor fireplaces.
Cook's Lobster House (ON US ROUTE 24 / BAILEY ISLAND, MAINE)
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant (515 Basin Point, Harpswell)
phone: (207) 833-6000
he Great Impasta (42
Maine Street, Brunswick))
Beale St. BBQ (215
Water St. Bath, Maine 04530)
Sea Dog Brewing Co. (1 Maine St., Topsham, ME)
you end up doing, we hope you have a good time!