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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Once inhabited by residents but now taken back by nature, this island is close and you can drive over the causeway and park for a nice hike on the beach or head on the road through the center of the island.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best seafood, local fare, good folks! Recommend the steamed clams, lobster of course, seafood platters, and their pies! Clam chowder is delicious. We love this place!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Incredible menu and service are bringing people into this tiny and charming village for dinner — if you go early, don’t miss the lighthouse and bell tower overlooking Penobscot Bay, in nearby Fort Point State Park.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
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“Just down the street . . . great clam chowder and fun diner atmosphere filled with locals.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Searsport is a haven for antique seekers. Every block or two, there is another antique store or mall. This is just one, and a good one at that!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“If you want a place to explore the salt water and cool off in the summer, this is the place. Very cold Maine sea water but a fantastic sand beach for swimming, digging through the seaweed, finding crabs, building sandcastles, and salt water sunbathing. Never crowded. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“The Meadow Farm HRS Sanctuary comprises 475 acres of abandoned farmland in the form of woods, rolling hills, and dry and wet meadows. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Sandy Point lies on the Penobscot River just across from Verona Island. A 100-acre preserve protects the sand and gravel Sandy Point Beach for public use. You can swim, picnic and sunbathe here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Antique Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“TRULY a "road-side gem" ~ wonderful, nearby option before setting sail. TGK offers freshly made & ready-to-go coffee, sandwiches, soups, baked goods, wine & specialty items, with many local offerings.”
  • 1 local recommends
Hobby Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Woodwork and stonework that is beyond compare. Modern amenities in historic building.”
  • 1 local recommends