The town of Harpswell is located in Casco Bay, which is in the Gulf of Maine, on the Atlantic Ocean coast. This is in the south-western corner of the state of Maine, in the far north-east of the United States of America. People choose to take their holidays in Harpswell for the unparalleled tranquillity that can be enjoyed in this part of the world. At the same time, activities and attractions to visit are still readily available within the area if you can bear to prise yourself away from your cosy and comfortable self catering accommodation in Harpswell.
As your holidays in Harpswell will be spent within striking distance of the coast, this will enable you and the members of your travelling party to enjoy activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, swimming, sailing, deep-sea fishing, wind surfing and parasailing. There are some wonderful coastal walks to leisurely discover around the area, where you will enjoy some truly spectacular views out to sea along the way. Other activities include tennis, volley ball, cycling, golf, horse riding, hiking and jogging.
There are a few popular tourist attractions for you to visit on your holidays in Harpswell which are all very close to the town itself and these are Ragged Island, Eagle Island State Historical Site and The Harpswell Historical Society Museum. There are opportunities to enjoy cruises around Casco Bay and the city of Portland is an absolute must whilst in this neck of the woods. Ensure you set out early for Portland as there are so many attractions to visit in the city. The best of which include The Victoria Mansion, The Children’s Museum of Maine, Tate House Museum, Portland Museum of Art and it is highly recommended that you head for the Old Port for a real taste of the cosmopolitan way-of-life to be found in this city.
You would need to bear in mind that your holidays in Harpswell will be spent up in the far north-east of the United States, close to the border with Canada. This means that the seasons can be quite extreme in this part of the world. Summers are usually very pleasant with respectable temperatures (around the mid-twenties degrees Celsius) and plenty of sunshine. However, winters really can be quite harsh and the further inland you travel in Maine, the more snow that can be expected.
The best way of travelling to your comfortable self catering accommodation in Harpswell would be to book flights from the UK to New York’s airports (e.g. JFK) with airlines such as British Airways, American Airlines, United Airways and Virgin Atlantic. These services depart from London Heathrow (LHR). You would then need to book a connecting flight to Portland International Jetport (PWM) and drive around the coast to Harpswell.