Mid-Coast Maine


Local Businesses

Hope Spinnery
in Hope, Maine, is a small wind-powered fiber arts studio providing high quality yarn, knitting patterns, and custom made knitwear. All products are created with high standards of care using chemical-free processing methods and only natural dyes. Bill Huntington, the owner and fiber artist, offers classes and retreat in the realm of fiber arts and is the lead instructor at our Knitting Retreat at Medomak Retreat Center.

Liberty Graphics 
in Liberty, Maine uses local artists’ designs and eco-friendly water-based inks to make their wonderful t-shirts.

Oyster River Lobsters want the same tasty lobsters that we serve at The Firs? Jeff will ship ’em to ya’, wherever you live!!!

Savage Oakes Winery – is a multi-generational family farm that started producing grapes a decade ago – see how far they’ve come!

Seacolors is a source for high-quality wool. All their yarns are sun dyed in seawater using colors inspired by nature. Their wool is grown on the backs of fine-wooled sheep and goats still grazing on the hills of their farmstead in Washington, Maine.

Spruce Mountain Blueberries excellent blueberry chutney and other blueberry things.

Sweet Grass Winery is a local producer of wines and distilled brandies and gin.

Washington General Store is the heart of nearby Washington village – an old-fashioned country store offering groceries and sundries.

WERU – Excellent community radio station broadcasted out of Blue Hill

Talk to us about our favorite local potters and farms!

Other Neat Things

Family Travel Files – Great family vacation ideas.

The Official Flag of Washington, Maine

Old farmer’s almanac— good stuff about New England

Pictures of Pemaquid light house (most photographed spot in Maine)

Town of Union Historical Society


A-1 Diner in Gardiner, Maine, 30 minutes from the Firs, has been highlighted on the Food Network’s popular show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Atlantica Restaurant is on the coast in Camden, Maine and is wonderful restaurant for your most special occasions. Their menu is fresh, local, and thoughtfully prepared.

John’s Ice Cream is one of our favorite things about summer! On Route 3 in Liberty, Maine, John makes homemade ice cream in amazing flavors.

Moody’s Diner featured on CBS’s Sunday morning. Check out the Four Berry Pie, yummy!

Primo Restaurant is an extraordinary farm to table restaurant in Rockland, Maine. Their offerings use ingredients from their own greenhouses and farm, as well as food sourced from other nearby farms.

Red’s Eats in Wiscasset. Some say they have the best lobster roll in Maine!

Schooner Landing Restaurant on the waterfront in Damariscotta offers casual dining with an emphasis on fresh local seafood.

Sweet Season Farm, Market and Cafe… in Washington is Dave’s favorite place to eat on his day off. Locally sourced produce and meat, pick your own berries and ice cream, too! Plus the best burger in the mid-coast!


Antique shops are everywhere. Two of our favorites are Elmer’s Barn on Route 17 in Coopers Mill, Maine and Nobleboro Antique Exchange.

Freeport is Maine’s shopping mecca. The home of LLBean and other outlet shops is an hour drive from The Firs.

Liberty Graphics in Liberty, Maine uses local artists’  designs and eco-friendly water-based inks to make their wonderful t-shirts.

Union Pottery – Hand painted stoneware this quaint shop is close to The Firs. A perfect spot to pick up a Maine souvenir.

Things to Do

Baxter State Park/Mt. Katahdin

Birch Point State Park – One of our favorite destinations. Great tidal pools where the pines meet the Atlantic ocean.

The Black Locust is a Bed and Breakfast and cashmere goat farm located in Washington Maine.

Camden Hills State Park has beautiful views of Penobscot Bay and groomed trails for hiking. Head into town to Cappy’s for their clam chowder for lunch.

Day-long horseback riding camps in the town of Washington.

Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center in Rockland, Maine

Maine Antique Trail – Have fun wandering Maine’s many antique shops.

Maine Lobster Festival – if you’re coming to the Firs at the end of July or the beginning of August you might want to plan a side trip to the festival.

The Maine Museum in Augusta

Maine Sport can help you plan a family sea kayaking trip or another exciting outdoor adventure.

Maine Wine Trail – Explore the wineries in our region.

Monhegan Island is an artist colony with plenty of walking trails. Use the Monhegan Boat Line’s Laura B to get to the island

Port Clyde – Drive to the coastal town of Port Clyde and visit the lighthouse highlighted in the film “Forrest Gump”, stop in to the Dipnet for a local lobster roll & locally produced root beer.

North Atlantic Blues Festival – Normally held the second week in July in Rockland. A fun weekend of great music!

Dating to the 1700’s, one of the United States’ oldest surviving wooden military buildings can be found at Old Fort Western . This is a National Historic Monument located in Augusta, Maine.

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse – Hike down the one mile long granite stone jetty.

Rockland Golf Course – 1/2 hour from The Firs

Samoset Golf – 1/2 hour from The Firs

Windjammer Schooner Tours out of the beautiful town of Camden.

Towns Close to Washington

Information on Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area

Town of Belfast chamber of commerce site

Experience Camden Maine

Damariscotta Regions Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

The town of Liberty

The Maine Office of Tourism offical website.

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce , of which we are members, has great info on regional businesses and attractions.

The city of Rockland

Union Chamber of Commerce has interesting facts on the towns of Washington, Appleton, Hope and Union.