Things to Do During Your Summer in Maine!

Windfall is located between the lobster fishing villages of Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor in Midcoast Maine. This makes it ideally suited to...well, just about any activity that you'd like to enjoy!

Stay close to home and enjoy beautiful nature walks, visit quaint villages for souvenir shopping and sightseeing and find delicious meals and hospitality, just miles down the road.

Or, explore the other towns and villages within a 3-hour drive!

Below are some of our family favorites.

Nearby Towns & Activities

  • Port Clyde (3.2 miles)
    • Monhegan Boat Line – Transporting you through the waters of the beautiful Muscongus Bay to the enchanting Monhegan Island that beckons to nature lovers, photographers, artists, writers, poets, and every traveler in search of a truly unspoiled hideaway.
    • Marshall Point Lighthouse – The Marshall Point Lighthouse stands on a rocky point at the end of the St. George peninsula. The lighthouse aids the navigation along the Gulf of Maine coast and marks the entrance to the St. George River and the harbor located in the fishing village of Port Clyde. You might know it from Forrest Gump!
  • Tenants Harbor (2.8 miles)
    • Jackson Memorial Library - Jackson Memorial Library serves the St. George community by providing information, materials, services and programs to families and individuals of all ages for their education, enrichment and personal enjoyment. The Library provides a welcoming and comfortable public space for social interaction, civic engagement and quiet study.

Note: Jackson Memorial Library is a community hub and features the highest speed internet on the peninsula, available 24/7 from parking lot. A non-resident library card costs $15/year, allows access to everything the library offers: new and loved books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines; a new(ish) Library of Things (tools and kitchen appliances); CloudLibrary books and audio; Wi-fi hot spots (as available); a Children’s Librarian with a well-appointed children’s room and more!

  • Thomaston (12.8 miles)
    • Knox Museum – Explore the people and purpose behind the American Revolution and imagine what it was like to create history.
    • Maine State Prison Showroom - All products displayed in the Maine State Prison Showroom are handcrafted by the inmates. The Industries Program provides inmates with a means of learning valuable marketable job skills, work ethics and responsibility - all necessary tools for the transition into the workforce upon release.
  • Rockland (15.8 miles)
    • Farnsworth Art Museum - With more than 20,000 square feet of gallery space and more than 15,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the nation’s largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works by Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth’s library is also housed in its Rockland, Maine, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, as well as Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex.
    • Owl’s Head State Park & Lighthouse - Owls Head Lighthouse, located atop the head of the southern side of the entrance to Rockland Harbor, is another scenic lighthouse accessible from Owls Head State Park. The structure, light keeper's house and the immediate surrounding grounds remain U.S. Coast Guard property.
    • Rockland Ferry Services - Services the islands of Matinicus, North Haven and Vinalhaven.
    • Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - The lighthouse sits at the end of a 7/8-mile long breakwater and features an attached keeper’s house. Visitors can walk through the beautifully restored dwelling as well as climb to the top of the lantern for a bird’s eye view of the harbor with its working lobster boats and historic schooners.
    • Numerous Shops, Galleries, and Restaurants
  • Rockport (21.7 miles)
    • Beech Hill Preserve - Two trails offer the chance to summit an open summit hill with fantastic views of Penobscot Bay, Camden Hills, and the St. George Peninsula. Another highlight is a historic sod-roofed hut known as Beech Nut near the summit.
    • Marine Harbor Park - Great water views, ruins of historic limestone kilns, antique steam engine, statue of Andre the seal, lawn with picnic tables, Harbormaster’s office, boat launch, schooner trips, concerts and parking.
    • Numerous Shops, Galleries, and Restaurants
  • Camden (23.3 miles)
    • Camden Hills State Park - A signature location is the scenic vista high atop Mt. Battie where sweeping views of Camden, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands await. On a clear day, visitors can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park. Mt. Megunticook, the highest of the Camden Hills - and highest peak on the mainland - is a moderate climb by foot trail.
    • Camden Harbor Park & Amphitheatre - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a “Contributing Resource” to the High Street District.
    • Numerous Shops, Galleries, and Restaurants
  • Belfast (41.3 miles)
    • Belfast Harborwalk – This short and picturesque walk allows residents and visitors to stroll, bike, or jog along the shore of the harbor in downtown Belfast, enjoying city parks, gardens, birding opportunities, and an up close view of a working shipyard along the way.
    • Numerous Shops, Galleries, and Restaurants
    • Fort Knox & Penobscot Narrows Observatory (less than 20 miles beyond Belfast) – The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800’s. The PNO is the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world.
  • Damariscotta (34.1 miles)
  • Boothbay Harbor (49.9 miles)
    • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.
    • Maine State Aquarium - Located on the shore of beautiful West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the Aquarium is operated by the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR). A collection of regional fish and invertebrates can be viewed in tanks that are recessed within the main gallery’s granite-like cliffs.
    • Numerous Shops, Galleries, and Restaurants

Local Places to Eat (just a few of many!)

  • Ancho Honey (2.5 miles) - A modern luncheonette and take-out restaurant located in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
  • The Black Harpoon (3.1 miles) - Locally-owned spot for casual family dining in beautiful Port Clyde.
  • The Happy Clam (3.0 miles) - Pub and Eatery open seasonally May through October
  • Squid Ink Coffee (3.3 miles) – Local spot for coffees and pastries.
  • McLoons Lobster Shack (11.9 miles) - Wooden shack for freshly landed lobster that looks out onto the water where they were caught.
  • North Beacon Oyster (15.8 miles) - Relaxed restaurant offering oysters, seafood dishes & sharing plates, plus cocktails, wine & beer.
  • Home Kitchen Café (16.8 miles) - Bright, cheery cafe dishing up American eats made with local ingredients for breakfast & lunch.
  • Primo Restaurant (15.7 miles) - Upscale farm-to-table eatery with a variety of intimate spaces that draws acclaim for its ambitious Italian dishes.

Breweries & Distilleries (just a few of many!)

  • Monhegan Brewing Company (Monhegan Island via Port Clyde) - The first outer-island brewery in Maine, is family owned and operated. Matt and Mary Weber, along with Mary’s father Danny McGovern, opened the 7-barrel brewery and tap room in July of 2013.
  • Waterman’s Beach Brewery (Thomaston – 11.1 miles) – The land in which Waterman’s Beach Lobster sat and now our brewery sits has been the family for 150 years, and that is exactly why Heath had the calling to continue the family tradition and start Waterman’s Beach Brewery.
  • Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle – 39.2 miles) – Oxbow is a small farmhouse brewery located in rural Newcastle, Maine. The brewery is nestled in an enchanted forest amongst rolling farmlands and winding tidal rivers, of which the ebb and flow provide a constant reminder that the coast is near.
  • Marshall Wharf Brewing Company (Belfast – 41.5 miles) - Locally owned and operated craft brewpub located at sea level on Marshall's Wharf in beautiful Belfast Bay, a stunning sliver of paradise here in coastal Maine.
  • Split Rock Distilling (Newcastle – 38.6 miles) – Named for a dirt road we travel often – the shortcut between our two homes. It’s the only shortcut we’ve ever taken to bring you Maine’s finest organic spirits.


  • Port Clyde General Store (3.3 miles) – Enjoy excellent small harbor services, dining, and provisioning.
  • Tenants Harbor General Store (2.8 miles) - A place for provisions and hospitality, we carry everything from Maine lobsters and local produce, to Maine-made specialty foods.
  • Shaw’s Rockland (18 miles) – American grocery store chain.
  • Hannaford Rockland (17 miles) – American grocery store chain. (PREFERRED)
  • Wiggin’s Meat Market (16.2 miles) - We’re your locally owned butcher shop for meats of all kinds, from thick steaks and racks of ribs to homemade sausage, meatballs, rabbit and duck. We prepare lots of food in our kitchen. And we also carry plenty of grocery staples like pastas, rice, veggies.
  • Thomaston Grocery (13 miles) - Your hometown grocery in Thomaston Maine, gateway to the mid-coast.

Other Destinations

  • Bar Harbor (100 miles) - Gateway to Acadia National Park, one of America's most visited national parks, and the largest community on Mount Desert Island.
  • Bangor (75.9 miles) - Bangor, the Queen City of Maine, is located on the western bank of the mighty Penobscot River. The proximity of the river made Bangor the “lumber capital of the world” for much of the 19th century.
  • Augusta (53.3 miles) - The capital of Maine, the city of Augusta, is in the heart of the beautiful Kennebec Valley in Central Maine, just an hour from Portland.
  • Lewiston (78.4 miles) - Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. The city lies halfway between Augusta, the state's capital, and Portland, the state's most populous city.
  • Bath (54.1 miles) - Downtown Bath, the heart of the City of Ships, encompasses only a small portion (less than one-half square mile), of the City’s total area of more than 9 square miles. Packed into this small downtown area is a wealth of architectural, economic and family history.