Points of Interest

The Mid-coast is rife with points of interest.

Looking easterly across the cove from Point of View is the Olson House, the homestead of Christina Olson and her brother Alvaro. They and their land were often painted and immortalized by Andrew Wyeth. Betsy Wyeth, Andrew’s wife, described the Olson house as “looming up like a weathered ship stranded on a hilltop.”

Five minutes from the house is A.S. Fales & Sons, a general store and historic landmark in Cushing (and the country). It is comforting to know that minutes up the street are conveniences like groceries, daily meal specials, gasoline and motor oil.

Minutes away are the towns of Thomaston, Rockland, Rockport and Camden.

Thomaston is home to Lyman-Morse, a custom boat builder and marine repair facility. The streets of the town are lined with charming historic sea captain’s homes. Montpelier, the stunning replica of General Henry Knox’s mansion, operates as a museum.

Rockland, an industrial town, built on lime in its prime, is home to the Farnsworth Art Museum and many outstanding galleries, shops and restaurants. First Friday gallery openings, lecture series, live feeds of the Metropolitan Opera season at the revitalized Strand theater are a few of the offerings available.

Rockport, a quiet harbor town between Rockland and Camden, is home to Bay Chamber Concerts, Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Maine Media.

Camden, “where the mountains meet the sea”, is a genteel gem with a beautiful harbor filled with schooners, yachts and utility boats. A lively main street offers fine shops and a bountiful farmer’s market. It has as its back drop Mt. Battie. You can drive or climb to the top for a panoramic view of the harbor, or hike the many trails of Camden Hills State Park.

Your explorations can be as broad and deep as the surrounding sea. Coastal Maine has much to offer and one of its richest heritages is the sea. Kayak, sail and explore at your leisure. Venture up the many tidal rivers or investigate one of the many lakes. Ice fish in the winter, sea kayak or sail in the summer. This property offers as much solitude as you like and yet is surrounded with as much activity as you care to pursue.