Visiting the Area
Visiting BAR HARBOR and ACADIA NATIONAL PARK (18 miles away) on MOUNT DESERT ISLAND? Perhaps the BLUE HILL PENINSULA (30 minute drive) or SCHOODIC POINT (45 minute drive)? The Eagle’s Lodge Motel in Ellsworth serves as a central hub for vacationers and business travelers visiting Hancock County and Downeast Maine’s scenic attractions.
We are situated near the intersection of U. S. Routes 1 & 3 across from Birdsacre Sanctuary. Birdsacre Sanctuary offers 200 acres of protected wilderness and walking trails located right in the heart of the Beckwith Hill Business District!
City of Ellsworth
A great shopping experience awaits you in the City of Ellsworth with a diverse selection of shops. Our vibrant Downtown is just a mile away and features art galleries, antique stores, museums, a performing arts center, fine jewelry artisans, and clothing boutiques, a farmers’ market as well as book and toy stores. Don’t miss these local favorites including a specialty store for the chef in all of us, and several unusual gift shops.
The Ellsworth area boasts some great choices for seasonal and year-round dining options. From an authentic Maine seafood dinner to a taste of Sri Lankin cuisine, our area has a robust food scene. Check out some of our favorite places to recommend in Ellsworth.
Locally Owned Eats
Locally Owned Eats
Airline Brewing Co.
Fogtown Brewing Company
Franklin Street Cafe & Bakery
Jordan’s Snack Bar
Josie’s Country Store & Cafe
Manny’s Greek Grill
Siam Sky 2
Steamy Buddha Cafe
Union River Lobster Pot
Things to Do
Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Birdsacre, is a wonderful place for a stroll. The Great Maine Lumberjack Show or Wild Acadia Fun Park are sure to be a hit with the kids! Scenic Flights of Acadia, The Abbe Museum, Seal Cove Auto Museum and the Woodlawn Museum (also known as The Colonel Black Mansion) are located within a few miles. Our area also offers whale watching trips and sightseeing cruises. Maybe bike and kayak rentals or multi-use trails are more your style. You could check out a microbrewery and vineyards or opt for scenic train and trolley rides. So many things to do and see while visiting our beautiful area!
The Top 10s
- The Top 10 Things to do in Acadia National Park
- The Top 10 Things to do in Maine
- The Top 10 Things to do with kids in Acadia National Park
Allow our front desk staff to suggest some of our favorite destinations to you! We can recommend several day tours which spotlight different landmarks and seascapes from lighthouses to reversing falls to a bridge observatory. We encourage you to visit the following links to make your time visiting Ellsworth and the Hancock County area more enjoyable:
- THE ABBE MUSEUM
- ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
- ASTICOU AZALEA GARDEN
- DOWNEAST & ACADIA REGIONAL TOURISM
- DOWN EAST FAMILY YMCA
- DOWNEAST SCENIC RAILWAY
- DOWN EAST SUNRISE TRAIL
- ELLSWORTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
- FORT KNOX & PENOBSCOT NARROWS BRIDGE OBSERVATORY
- FRENCHMAN’S BAY CONSERVANCY
- FRIENDS OF ACADIA
- GRAND AUDITORIUM
Be sure to visit the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce website for even more great ideas and area maps.