Lovely cranberry curd for your brunch this winter
Perfect for your holiday feasts! This cranberry curd can be used as a filling for a tart or muffins, or the perfect accompaniment for orange scones. If there is any leftover, grab a spoon!
Perfect for your holiday feasts! This cranberry curd can be used as a filling for a tart or muffins, or the perfect accompaniment for orange scones. If there is any leftover, grab a spoon!
Rock had an interview the other day with a reporter from the Bangor Daily News. She was speaking with veterans around the state who own small businesses. You may know we just elected the first female governor in the history of the state of Maine. The reporter was looking for a ‘3-minute elevator spiel’ each vet would give to the incoming governor, Janet Mills.
If you’ve spent any time here at all, doing the early morning ‘solve the world’s problems’ chat with Rock, you know he is all about listening to everyone’s opinions, but taking the middle road when possible. He believes strongly in the right education for each person: trade school, college, experiential classes. And, he’s going to be polite, no matter what hare-brained idea you come up with! 😉 He wants nothing less from Maine’s elected officials: education, an open mind, and civility.
Baked blueberry oatmeal is a yummy, warm start to your cool autumn mornings. Make a big batch and reheat for the whole weekend.
It’s time to take a sunset cruise off the coast of South Freeport Harbor. On a glorious summer evening, I caught the shuttle bus in front of LL Bean for a ride to South Freeport Harbor and a sunset cruise around the islands off the coast of South Freeport and Harpswell on the Pamela B.
The boat cruises around the islands on a variety of different routes: heading to Eagle Island to Adm Perry’s summer home (a state park now), or hauling lobster traps and getting an overview of lobstering in Maine, or a self- directed private tour. No matter which cruise you choose you’re in for a great time seeing all the natural beauty of Freeport from the water.
Heading out of the harbor you pass Pound of Tea. (The absolute best name for an island yet!) Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is off to your left and Winslow Park is off to the right.
This is a pic (above) from a few years ago of the Casco Castle. You can see this from the boat as you motor slowly out of the harbor.
Passing Bustin’s Island it’s always a treat to see the Octagon House. It stands on its own wee tiny island just off the mainland. You can walk to it at low tide, or if you have a boat you can pull up to the dock.
Bustin’s Island is a summer community. There is limited electricity and running water. Access to the island is via the Lilly B ferry or private boat.
Just cruising Harpswell Neck we passed the town of South Harpswell and the oyster farms which are popping up everywhere with the resurgence in aquaculture along the coast. These small islands had bald eagles, osprey nests, and seals basking on the rocks.
Heading back to the town dock in Freeport we were treated to a wonderful moonrise.
And a glorious sunset!
FMI: Seacoast Tours of Freeport. 207-798-2001
In summer 2019 we will have cruising packages available!
Ready to come to Freeport? Check here for availability.
Yummy chocolate panna cotta!
We made a mad dash down to Kittery yesterday to have a look at the Kittery Naval Museum. (Exit 2 off I-95) If you are coming up from Massachusetts, this is a good stop to make. Get out, stretch your legs, and learn a little about the history of Kittery and the Navy influence.
Remember ‘Diver Dan’ from the TV series in the 1960’s?
After an hour at the museum, we took off for Fort Foster and Fort McClary out on Kittery Point. Along the way, we spotted some of the oldest houses in Maine. Kittery residents played important roles in the American Revolution, not all of them on the American side.
Fort Foster was only open to foot traffic the day we were there. Park along the road before the gate, watching for ‘no parking’ signs and side roads. The walk from the car to the Chapin Battery (above) was about a half mile. Below the battery there is a small sandy beach on one side and a rockier beach on the other.
There is a playground for the kids and large expanses of lawn with BBQ sets spread out around the park.
We met up with some scientists from UNH who were doing experiments on tidal currents in the harbor. A side road we did not take had signage pointing to areas for underwater diving and a longer sandy beach. The whole park is 88 acres.
The ‘cribs’ in the photo above are the remains of a harbor defense system from WWII. They were designed to thwart attacks from the sea. The building above, on Wood Island, has undergone extensive renovation and repair work in the past few years. It also stood guard over the Portsmouth Harbor defending against attack by submarines. Eventually, a museum will open when the renovations are completed inside and out.
Yes, found another Maine lighthouse on this trip!
Across the harbor, in Portsmouth, NH are the remains of Ft Constitution. To the left is the Portsmouth Harbor Light. The imposing structure behind is ‘The Castle’ a former Navy prison.
No day out is complete without lobster rolls! We found this place ‘clinging’ to the side of the road on Kittery Point. Small sign and a long parking area are the only clues this funky place exists. It’s strictly BYOB and having a picnic tablecloth completes the ambience. The Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier is just that – a pier on the Chauncey Creek. It looks like you could kayak in at high tide.
Another fun day out comes to a close.
Looking forward to fall with this spicy potato omelet. Yes, the potatoes are inside! Nestled comfortably with a Mexican cheese blend and prosciutto for an extra pop. This one takes some prep work, so buy the ingredients at least a day ahead so you have time to create the aioli sauce for the top and crisp up the fingerling potatoes for the stuffing.
Thank you everyone for voting for White Cedar Inn again this year for Best of Best in the Lodging Category! We got best B&B. The Harraseeket Inn got best inn and the Hilton Garden got best hotel!
Here is Rock with last year’s award.
Come and visit sometime soon. Check here for room availability.
3-bite apple pie turnovers are a delightful, yummy version of ‘pop tarts’ that will make you walk right by the boxed version! These can be made with sweet or savory fillings. Fold the corners in to make an apple pie purse. The options are endless – apples, peaches, blueberries, peaches for sweet and hamburg or sausage for savory. How about cheese and spinach? It’s time to use your imagination.
The puffins in Maine were hunted to extinction back in the early 1900’s. Careful resettlement from nesting colonies in Iceland has brought the population back to several hundred nesting pairs. Puffins go back to where they were hatched when they are ready to breed. Nesting pairs were brought in from other breeding grounds with the hope they would survive and thrive in the new location.
This colorful character is bringing food back to the nest. Before the eggs hatch, the adult puffins eat their catch at sea. After the eggs hatch, they return with small sardines and like fish for the nestlings.
Also nesting on the island are cormorants, razorbills, black guillemots, and terns. Taking a boat ride out to Eastern Egg Rock allows for beautiful views of the harbor, seals, lighthouses and sometimes Atlantic white-sided dolphins.
An excellent evening boat cruise to view the puffins and other pelagic birds is available from New Harbor aboard Hardy Boat Cruises.
Combine it with a day trip to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Fort William Henry, and Muscongus Bay.
Ask us for a map of the area to find all the hidden gems on the Pemaquid Peninsula!
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Fort William Henry – Pemaquid Beach
Forts of various vintages dot the coast of Maine. Not quite as ubiquitous as the lighthouses, there are still enough to make you realize Maine was on the front lines of possible water-based attack from Europe and Canada.
Ranging in age from Colonial times to WWII, the forts were built, used, abandoned, refitted, and abandoned again. Some are now privately owned, while others are part of a variety of state parks. You can see many of them via car, but some do require either kayak or boating excursion to reach.
Here are just a few that we have been to. Ask about them when you’re here and we can give you a map to find 10 of them within an easy drive! Many are open to walk through, others are in too rough shape for constant traffic. Some have faded so far into the earth, all that remains are the markers and a cannon.
Fort Popham, Popham Beach, Maine.
Fort Baldwin, Popham Beach, Maine.
Fort Edgecomb, Edgecomb, Maine.
Fort Gorges, Casco Bay, Maine.
Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine.
The forts of Maine are amazing works of engineering. Although many of them never saw ‘action’, they stood ready to guard the coast, the state of Maine, and the country from invasion. Check out the tower at Fort Baldwin that was used to scout the coast during WWII.
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This nectarine cobbler celebrates the glorious tastes of summer! Nectarines and fresh berries mingle together in a delicious fruit cobbler perfect for a picnic. The middle weeks of July are a perfect storm of vibrant fruits – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and tree fruits are all available at the farmers’ market. We decided to take advantage and toss them all together in this yummy cobbler. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar over the top and serve with fresh whipped cream.
It’s time for Summer Vacation! We were quite happy to read this travel article in Newsday this week: Traveling for Summer Food Favorites
…There’s plenty to do in nearby Freeport in addition to shopping at the L.L. Bean flagship store, which is open 24 hours a day. Bikes and kayaks can be rented at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, where miles of roads, trails and estuaries offer scenic vistas.
Visit the “Desert of Maine,” a sand dune outside town created when a glacier slid through the area 11,000 years ago. Pitch a tent at Winslow Park and Campground. Or check into the White Cedar Inn (whitecedarinn.com) a white clapboard, green-shuttered bed-and-breakfast right in town.
Of course, you want to get the lobster roll they mention in the article! The Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster is 4 miles from here, on the dock in South Freeport.
But, don’t forget your day starts here with a great breakfast!
Hope to see you soon! Check here for availability.
Mango Mousse is a cool, tropical refresher for hot summer days. Have it for breakfast or an after dinner treat. The mango is pureed in a blender and enveloped with whipped cream to make a decadent dessert. Save some mango to dress the top.
You will be the hit of the brunch crowd with this quick and tasty Ham and Cheese Bake! Make it with veggies instead of ham for your vegetarian friends. We served it up here with a yummy tomato salad and cantaloupe slice to cut the saltiness of the ham and cheese. We topped it off with fresh chives and chive flowers. Using ramekins instead of a large pan, you can mix it up by using the same basic recipe but putting in different ingredients. (We have 3 different color ramekins to make it easier to know which one is which when they come out of the oven.)
The basic recipe is below. Take out the ham and add zucchini or summer squash.
A tart, refreshing summer fruit salad for lunch, dinner, and picnics. Of course, we serve it for breakfast, so make a big batch and have it with your morning oatmeal.
When you think about the mottoes and other ‘advertising’ states put on their license plates, there are a few that make you smile:
New Hampshire – Live Free or Die – pretty succinct and determined.
New York: The Empire State – also not messing around with the PR department.
New Mexico – Land of Enchantment – with a background illustration from Arches National Park.
Delaware – The First State – and don’t you forget it!
And, of course, Maine – Vacationland. And, it really is the land of vacations. We have guests who have been coming to Maine since they were babies and 70 is a distant memory for them! Generations of families have vacationed here, gone to summer camp here, attended college here because they came here on vacation.
What about us? My parents said they brought me here as a baby. Hmmm, I can’t quite call that to mind. I did come here when I was around 17 and I remember getting stuck on the Fox Islands off Popham Beach because the tide came in and I wasn’t paying attention!(It’s still one of my favorite places in the world.)
Rock remembers going to Old Orchard Beach with his family. It’s hard to find someone along the East Coast who doesn’t have at least one childhood memory of Maine.
Now it’s your turn! Come to Vacationland. Start a family tradition. Make some memories your kids will tell their kids about as they pile everyone in the car and head out for Maine. (Maybe by then the ‘license plate game’ will have some different slogans to gather.)
Ready to plan your vacation? Check here for upcoming availability.
A fun, summery French Toast made fancy by baking it in a bundt pan. We’re calling it Pain Perdu Gateau (Lost Bread Cake). Thanks to our Facebook fans for coming up with so many great names.
You can also make this in mini bundt pans for individual servings. Fill the center hole with fresh fruit! Or ice cream. Or pudding.
It’s that time of year again for the LL Bean Summer Concerts! We’re planning to get out lawn chairs out, how about you? Take a look at the schedule and then call to reserve your room for the weekend…
LL Bean Summer Concerts- Freeport
July 4: Events all day including the 5k road race. Parade in front of the inn at 10 AM.
July 4: Devon Gilfillian
July 7: Chase Rice and Cassadee Pope
July 14: Big Head Todd
July 21: Old Crow Medicine Show
July 28: Passenger
Aug 4: The Revivalists
Aug 11: Camp Sunshine Watermelon Fest (not a concert)
Aug 18: Teens to Trails with events throughout the day
Aug 25-26: Dog Days of Summer – All day events with dogs as the focus
Sept 1: The Fray
Just a quick note to show the new king bed in the Crow’s Nest! We hope this adds one more option to your choices here. The room still has the twin bed and we think it will be a great option for families with little kids who like to snuggle with their parents in the morning.
Check here for more information about the room and to make a reservation.
Every day it’s a little closer to looking like this outside. Now’s the time to plan that early season getaway to avoid the summer crowds. Everything is open, the lobster is fresh, strawberries are ripe, and school is till in session so it’s easy to get around. (Plus, rates are still lower than summer.)
Plan to come to Freeport for kayaking, biking, hiking and more this June. Take a trip on a lobster boat or cruise around the Casco Bay on a sailboat. Temps are cool in June, bring a fleece jacket for days on the water.
Freeport is the perfect hangout for a girlfriend’s getaway – you can walk to restaurants, shopping, adventure trips with LL Bean, and more.
Head on over to Freeport June 1 – 3, 2018 for Girlfriend’s Getaway weekend. Events around town all weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun) include discounts at shops, a free hot towel mini manicure, samples of Wicked Whoopies, jewelry design workshops, wine and cheese reception, chocolate factory tours and more.
We have a special treat for you, just for this weekend – Movies, Munchies & Moxie – stay two nights and everyone in your room receives a movie pass for Nordica Theater, chocolates from Wilbur’s, and a bottle of Moxie. ($40 value for 2 guests.)
Room rates start at $148+ tax. 2 night minimum. Reserve your room early for the best selection!
It’s a great time for a girlfriend’s getaway. Make it a complete vacation by taking the train from Boston!
How about learning a new sport? LL Bean Walk On Adventures can teach you SUP, kayaking, archery, fly casting. $30
Wine and cheese your thing? Bow St Market is hosting a wine tasting.
Or, take yourself off to the beach to hunt for sea glass and watch the waves roll by.
Easy walk from White Cedar Inn to all events in town.
It’s never too early to start dreaming about your Maine summer vacation! Lighthouses, lobster, kayaking, hiking, there is so much to do across the state. Maybe you like history and museums or learning to build your own boat. We’ve got that here in Maine. Lazy days on the beach? Yup, we’ve got that, too. Odes to the lobster, blueberry, potato, whoopie pie, and the clam (aka festivals)? All lined up for you to enjoy.
Plan a few days or a couple of weeks. You’ll go home refreshed with the scent of pine and seashore captured in your suitcase from the cool breezes blowing from the ocean and mountains.
We’ve pulled together a couple of adventure packages to help you get organized so you can enjoy more of your stay doing, instead of planning. Select your room and you can reserve online whenever the mood hits you. Still wondering what else there is to do along the coast of Maine? We’ve got lists and ideas galore!
White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast is located within an hour of many of the coast’s favorite attractions. (Plus, we know where some of the hidden gems are.) See you soon!
Too many Americans leave valuable vacation time on the table every year. For some, it’s a case of ‘use it or lose it.’ Project Time Off looks to help get you organized well in advance to use your vacation. According to the latest research the folks in Idaho and New Hampshire are most in need of a vacation. (Really? New Hampshire? They’re right next door to Vacationland!) Who takes their vacation? Arkansas and Hawaii.
Do you leave vacation time on the table? Think things are too hectic at work to leave for a week? Move to Maine! Only 38% of Mainers don’t take their full complement of earned vacation time. Yes, having ‘Vacationland’ printed on our license plates has sunk in up here in the right hand corner of the country. We know that taking time off from the stressors of work is the way to go back to work refreshed and ready to meet the challenges.
If you’ve heard our story you know we are here because the company we worked for decided to pare down by 4000 employees. That was 50% of the work force. Who had vacation time saved up when that happened? Yup, it was Rock. Did foregoing 5 weeks of vacation keep him from being one of the people let go? Obviously not. Did the company shut down after he was gone? Well, I’d love to say they did, but they didn’t. Heck, even Steve Jobs got fired from the company he started. (I wonder if he had vacation time accrued?)
All that to say – take the vacation you earned. Although a majority of US workers get paid time off it really depends on where you work how much time you get. (In the US, paid vacation time ranges from being available to 55% – 75% of employees.)
I finally worked my way up to 5 weeks of vacation after 20 years. Believe me I took every day of it! No vacation left on the table by me.
Where are you going on vacation this year? Plan it now so the year doesn’t get away from you!
If Maine is on your list, be sure to look us up. We’re happy to help you make the most of your getaway. Here is just a sample of a 5 night vacation that we’ve organized for you. Don’t look back in December and wish you had taken time off.
(Disclaimer – all data cited here from the US Travel Association. Yeah, the folks who want you to go on vacation!)
LL Bean recently installed 8 Tesla superchargers in the parking lot off Justin’s Way. (Just up the street from the Jameson Tavern.)
J1772 chargers can be found at:
Wilburs Chocolates (Lower Main St)
Pineland Farms Visitor Center (New Gloucester)
Bowdoin College (Brunswick)
Nature Conservancy (Brunswick)
We’ve had guests plug in for an overnight charge using our standard house current, but that is a long process!
Took a drive on a beautifully sunny, but remarkably frigid, day last week to Land’s End on Baily Island. Wandered around on the rocks, watching the surf pounding against granite cliffs. Cold as it was we decided to wait for sunset so I could freeze my fingers off taking some pix. Someday, I am going to get up with the dawn and take some sea smoke photos. But not this week.
Maine photographers are a hardy bunch, that’s for sure. We were not the only folks out there, tripods at the ready, or scrambling around for the best angle. The gift shop deck is a great place to park yourself for the daily show. They even left a couple of rockers out if you happen to be there on a relatively sunny, calm day. BTW, the ‘Road Ends’ sign should not be taken lightly. If you’ve never been out here and you’re barreling along, it’s best to slow down when you see the sign. Pull off into the parking lot on the right and enjoy the view!
Here are a few more pix I got before it was just too cold.
Apple French Toast is a perfect sweet start to weekend or for a brunch crowd. The scent of apples and cinnamon wafting through the house will get everyone out of bed. Fry up some bacon, brew the coffee, warm the milk for hot cocoa and the whole crowd will be lined up in the kitchen saying, ‘Something smells really good!’
This one got 2 thumbs up from the whole dining room on Sparkle Weekend. Give it a try at your house.
Spa 2019 – the best (wool)gathering of the year right here in downtown Freeport, Maine! Walk to all the events from White Cedar Inn.
We have lots of room and attractive prices for this weekend. Reserve early for the best selection! Breakfast is included.
The weekend runs from February 22 – February 24. Join your friends at the demos and vendor booths all day and then retreat to the quiet of White Cedar Inn for the evening.
Enjoy our historic inn with full breakfast in the morning. We are walking distance (100 yds) to the Harraseeket Inn and 3 blocks to the Hilton Garden Inn, where the majority of events will be taking place.
Check out the vendor booths, massage stations, alpaca farm open houses and much more! Gather a group of friends and make it a getaway weekend. Even if it snows, we have a lovely fireplace in the gathering room. Make a cup of tea or cocoa and let it snow!
Our guests enjoy afternoon treats each day at White Cedar Inn. Tea, coffee and hot cocoa available 24 hours.
You heard all the great stories about the last Spa, Knit & Spin. Make sure you plan ahead for this one! Don’t miss a single minute of the adventure.
We served this with toast and fruit on the side. A juicy honeydew melon would be the perfect addition. For breakfast, baking this in a 9″ square pan will yield 9 servings.
Watermelon salad sounds like ‘why mess with a good thing?’ but it kicks your summer salad up a notch. Of course, your watermelon purists will desist, but if you can open up to try new foods, mixing watermelon with olive oil and lemon will give you a tasty surprise. The feta cheese adds a touch of saltiness, perfect on a hot, summer day.
Thank you all for voting for White Cedar Inn in the Northern Forecaster Best of the Best 2017. We really appreciate the vote of confidence!
It’s been getting a little bit shady here at the inn. Shady in the yard that is. We had several of the maples and oaks in the front yard ‘limbed up’ a bit in order to bring in some extra sun to help the lawn renew. You have probably heard us tell about the granite boulder in the basement. The whole front yard is on a granite ledge. The topsoil eventually filters away if the grass roots don’t hold onto it. That’s what’s happened over the past few years. We ended up growing a lot more moss than grass! (We do not like using chemical fertilizers and have taken a ‘live and let live’ attitude toward the yard.)
You can see from the photo that it’s not only the grass that’s getting a bit more sun – you can now see the house quite clearly! Sitting on the porch now allows you a better view of the comings and goings along Main St.
We also removed the evergreen that was growing outside the Chart and Fogg room windows. For anyone new to ‘Stephen King Land’ the sound of the branches scraping on the siding in a storm was a bit too creepy! I’ve started a hosta garden there now. I do have my eye on a PeeGee Hydrangea for the corner. We had an enormous one in Vermont and it was gorgeous in the fall.
Come on up and take a look at the new plantings and the soon-to-be greener grass.
You’ve been saving up for this vacation for awhile. Planning your days away from work, getting all your ducks in a row. You’ve read the reviews for everything – places to stay, things to do, where to eat, which airline to book. But, are you going to make these classic mistakes just the same?
Are you staying in your comfort zone? Again? Sure, it’s tough to plan your once-a-year vacation on a whim. But, what if you had unlimited vacation time? What if you could do anything or go anywhere? Would you still pick the same sort of place in the same sort of location? Or, would you splurge a little? Try something totally out of your element?
It’s easy to decide to go to Disney once again. It’s clean, fun, and safe. You know exactly what you’re getting each and every time. You know the hotels will be just so. And the food will be just so. And everything will be just so. But, have you learned anything new? Expanded your horizons?
Maybe this is the year to try something out of your comfort zone. Chat with locals who weren’t hired just to help the million guests who walk through the door, but who truly love where they live and want to share it with you. Go out on a lobster boat where you might get a little wet, or the gulls might get a little close, but where you’ll be be with real lobstermen who can show you how it’s done. Rent a kayak and discover coastal inlets where osprey and eagles nest, where seals bask in the sunshine, where you’re not sharing the ‘lagoon’ with 250 of your new best friends.
Step outside that comfort zone and try something new!
And, while you’re at it, avoid this second classic vacation mistake –
Do you make all your plans based on the absolute cheapest prices you can find? Why pay ‘extra’ for a comfortable place to stay? After all, you’re going to be out exploring all day, right? So why pay for a better room when you can pocket that money? We travel once/year for our vacation and prices run the gamut. What is luxury in one town for $100 is unbelievably awful somewhere else at twice the price, so know your destination. Don’t expect to be dazzled for that $100 when the average rate in your vacation area is $250/night. Sure, look for a deal that meets what you budgeted for, but take everything into consideration: does your room rate include breakfast, parking, WiFi, access to the pool, or is all of that listed as ‘extra’ in the fine print?
Most of our guests mention they don’t eat lunch because they have feasted for breakfast. There’s another bit of savings for you! Your breakfast is included and you really only need a little snack in the afternoon and then dinner. (And we have snacks!)
We don’t add on fees if you have a coffee or tea in the evening. Cookies and snacks are on the house. WiFi is free and works across the property. Park your car, or drive it in and out all day – no charge.
This year, when you plan your vacation, think outside your comfort zone and really evaluate what you’re getting for your hard-earned dollars (or pounds, or Euros, or yen). We’ll be here. With lots of ideas for things to do and a very yummy breakfast.
See you soon!
This yummy grape cake is adapted from a recipe in Food Network Magazine (great resource for super easy recipes). The grapes cooked in the honey come out amazing. It is best to use grapes at their peak, rather than when they are getting mushy. You want them to hold up in the boiling mixture.
You’ll want the Fabulous Fruity Crisp for all sorts of gatherings – summer cookouts, fall tailgating, toasty winter dessert, springtime brunch. It’s a treat that spans the seasons! This crisp works best with apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and berries. You can use up your frozen berries, the ones you aren’t throwing in the blender for smoothies.
Spring is here and so is lobster roll season. Never heard of lobster roll season before? It’s strictly a Maine season. Kind of like shrimp season in Louisiana. Not like mud season, which is pretty prevalent across the northeast.
It’s the time of year when lobster shacks get opened up and aired out after what seems like a forever-long winter. Suddenly, there are lines of cars and people where lines of cars and people have not been seen since October. Yes, lobster roll season is upon us.
We know where quite a lot of great lobster shacks can be found along the coast. Just ask us next time you’re here!
I’ll leave you with this to get you started:
You know you want lobster. Unless you’re allergic. In which case, skip this.
|Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster: On the town dock in South Freeport. Watch the sailboats, seals, osprey and more from the covered patio. NO CREDIT CARDS.||Day’s Lobster: Rt 1 South. On the Cousin’s River. Great blue herons, bald eagles and plenty of people watching.|
|Red’s Eats: Rt 1 North on the way to Boothbay. It’s that really long line by the bridge. Yes, it’s worth the stop!||Two Lights Lobster: Cape Elizabeth. Breathtaking views, hiking path, lighthouses along the way.|
|Shaw’s: New Harbor. Scenic harbor with lobster boats, landscape painters, harbor seals. Take Hardy Boat to see the puffins.||Muscongus Bay Lobster: Round Pond. 2 lobster joints across the parking lot from each other. Lots of picnic tables, right on the water.|
|5 Islands Lobster: Georgetown. Surrounded by water, islands and boats. Beautiful views.
|Estes Lobster: Harpswell. Dine on the patio, watch the lobster boats coming in with dinner.|
|Cook’s Lobster: Bailey Island. Views of the Cribstone Bridge. Take the Island Romance out for a noon-time cruise. Drive to Land’s End for fudge.||Trevett Country Store: Barter’s Island Rd. Small, out of the way store on the river. Relax outside, away from the hubbub. (Near Botanical Gardens.)|
There are so many more places we haven’t tried yet. Go out exploring; bring back tales of lobster found far and wide. Enjoy!
This lemon tart is a deliciously tangy dessert for any occasion.