Wild Blueberry Land/ Heritage Center
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Agricultural Wild Blueberry Heritage Center and Virtual Museum
Wild Blueberry land is all things wild blueberry, pies, jams ice cream, and gifts
Our Heritage Center shares the history of the special geology, the local native tribal contributions, the food science, the agricultural history and the new health benefits.
DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism
DownEast Acadia, True Maine Experience life at the easternmost edge of a wild and scenic coast, where clear waters sparkle and salt air rejuvenates the soul.
Set against a backdrop of spectacular natural beauty, DownEast Acadia is rich in history and the arts, and is alive with attractions and events all year long.
However you choose to explore our region––by car or kayak, hiking trail or scenic byway––it will be a True Maine experience.
– Discover the 24 lighthouses that dot our rocky shoreline
– Cruise on a windjammer; take a puffin or whale-watching tour
– Hike or bike along coastal trails; explore by snowmobile or ATV
– Enjoy world-class seafood at lobster pounds, fine restaurants and local eateries
– Learn about our maritime past in museums and historic homes
– Join seasonal celebrations of food, music and local culture
– Experience community life along four scenic byways
Whether you yearn for the peaceful sound of waves lapping the shore, a lively outdoor adventure, or a seasonal festival, DownEast & Acadia is an experience you’ll want to repeat time and again.
This is True Maine.
Built between 1818 and 1820 for Judge Thomas Ruggles, the Ruggles house is a particularly lovely example of Adamesque style Federal period architecture and is remarkable for its location as well as its survival. Renowned for its flying staircase and intricate woodwork, which is especially abundant in the west parlor, the house was home to three generations of the Ruggles family. Through the diligence of Ruggles descendants and others, the building was restored and opened for tours in 1950. Presented as if the family were still in residence, over half of the collection is original Ruggles family furnishings and belongings.
Recent additions to the display space include a collection of antique tools and household implements and an historic herb garden.
Open for guided tours Monday-Saturday from 10-4 and Sundays 12-4 from mid-June through mid-October. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.
Washington County Council of Governments
The Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) is dedicated to advancing the cultural, economic, and environmental health of Washington County communities. We help communities plan for their future by providing technical assistance, and helping secure the resources necessary to implement their goals. We also help develop and promote cultural/heritage tourism and recreational/natural assets in both bWashington and Hancock County, including the Downeast Sunrise Trail, the Down East Fisheries Trail, the Black Woods and Bold Coast Scenic Byways, the Maine Ice Age Trail, and, most recently, the Bold Coast Scenic Bikeway.
Catherine Hill Winery
Located downeast Maine, Catherine Hill is a micro winery producing just 500 cases of wine each year. We use only the finest grapes and berries to produce a wide variety of hand crafted, non industrial, premium wines. Sample complex barrel aged reds, crisp aromatic whites, intensely flavored berry wines, learn about our wine production, and get to know the folks behind the wine making, all in the setting of our intimate tasting room.
Lynch Hill Farms, Inc
Lynch Hill Farms is located in Harrington, a small village on the coast of Maine, where the Hammond family owns and operates a farm that has been in existence for over thirty years. Parents Robert and Helene were raised in Downeast Maine and brought up their family of five on the farm, instilling in them a strong work ethic. The family has blossomed over the years and there are now twenty-three of them! Four of the five kids still live in Downeast Maine and work on the farm, along with many of the grandchildren who range from ages five to twenty-five.
The family farm grows a little bit of everything from America’s three native fruits- blueberries, cranberries, and grapes- to shiitake mushrooms and garden vegetables. They also create beautiful balsam products with locally and sustainably harvested balsam fir and pine that are available locally or can be shipped anywhere in the US through the holiday seasons. (Cranberries are also able to be shipped anywhere in the US in October and November.)
Come visit Lynch Hill Farms, open seasonally July through December, and you are sure to meet one or more of the Hammonds! (Tours available by request.)