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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Ellsworth, Maine your home away from home

Ellsworth is a small city with many historic buildings and points of interest. Holiday rentals in Ellsworth are popular with visitors as they are well located for visiting the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor region.

Things to Do in Ellsworth, Maine

Ellsworth holiday rentals are the ideal base for enjoying a relaxing holiday in Maine at any time of year. In summer, you can hike, bike, ride an ATV or take a horseback ride down the 85-mile long East Sunrise Trail. Downtown provides a good selection of shops to complement the nearby Maine Coast Mall. There are plenty of local restaurants where you should definitely try the specialities – a lobster dinner followed by blueberry pie. History lovers can visit the Woodlawn Museum, home of Colonel Black, or the historic Ellsworth Public Library. Ride the train along the Downeast Scenic railroad or go fishing or kayaking on the Union River. Boat trips on Green Lake and birdwatching in the surrounding area are also popular things to do.

Places to Visit Around Ellsworth, Maine

Places to visit from your holiday home in Ellsworth should definitely include a trip to the near Cranberry Isles which can only be reached by boat. They are much quieter than the nearby Mount Desert, home to the Acadia National Park at Bar Harbor which is crammed with natural wonders. Acadia is an excellent place for summer hikes or Nordic skiing along the carriage trails in the winter months. The Mount Desert Oceanarium includes a lobster hatchery, a sea life marine aquarium and a fishermen’s museum. A day at Stonington in neighbouring Connecticut has a fascinating history. Check out the lighthouse, the Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer House and the Mechanic Street Historic District for some interesting architecture. The Whitehall Mansion was built in 1771 and is now run by the National Park Service.

Weather in Ellsworth, Maine

Ellsworth holiday rentals in Maine, New England enjoy warm showery summers and very cold snowy winters. Average daytime highs in July reach 26°C (79°F) dropping to around 15°C (59°F) overnight. From December to April, temperatures remain frequently below freezing, from -3 to -13°C (26 to 8°F) in January. The area has precipitation all year round which falls as snow in the colder months.

Travel to Ellsworth, Maine

The nearest international airport to holiday rentals in Ellsworth, Maine is Bangor International (BGR) Airport. It handles both domestic and international flights and is about 32 miles away. The best way to reach Ellsworth from the airport is by hiring a car and driving along the US-1A which takes about 45 minutes. Portland International (PWM) Jetport is about 143 miles away and Logan International (BOS) Airport in Boston is approximately 249 miles away.

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