From the Town Manager…
I would like to welcome all of you to the Town of Searsport. If you are considering a Maine vacation, I encourage you to think about visiting one of our lovely bed and breakfasts. Many of them are elegant converted sea captain’s homes. If the bed and breakfast scene doesn’t suit you, we have two very nice motels in town. All of our lodgings are very comfortable with a number of modern amenities. If you’re a camper, we have one of the finest oceanfront camping facilities on the east coast at Searsport Shores Campground. As a visitor to Searsport you will be surrounded by our rich nautical history. We are proud to be the home of both the Penobscot Marine Museum and the Searsport Historical Society Museum. We have a wonderful, picturesque, golf course only two miles from the center of town. A visit would not be complete without a walk on the shores of Sears Island – one of the largest undeveloped islands on the east coast. See people down on the beach striper fishing and clamming, go ahead and join in. Searsport is strategically located within reasonable driving distances to Bar Harbor, Bangor, Camden, Rockland and our state capital in Augusta. Belfast, Stockton Springs, Fort Point Light House, The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox are just some of the attractions only minutes away.
If you are contemplating moving your business, Searsport is very friendly to businesses large and small. We currently participate in the Mid-Coast Pine Tree Economic Zone and have a very active Economic Development Committee. The town is participating in Tax Increment Financing packages for businesses. Searsport has the fastest growing deepwater port in New England. Port service, rail service and Rte 1 access give Searsport a definite advantage for business and industry. Maine people have a great reputation as being hard working and honest. Our quality of life and sense of place makes Maine and Searsport an excellent choice for business. We have developed a Business Planning Guide which you can download from this site or stop by the Town Office… we are always very interested in talking with you about your future plans.
Welcome to a Very Special Town !
As our guest, please enjoy our eight miles of peaceful mid-coast Maine scenery, easily accessible along US Route 1.
campgrounds. You will feel a very special welcome as you visit Searsport’s shops, galleries, marine museum, flea markets and, of course,
the many antique shops and helicopter charter.
Please come and enjoy our friendly Searsport hospitality and participate in some of our annual events, be sure to check our Facebook Page for the lastest information:
- April – Earth Day Celebration
- May – Memorial Day Parade
- July – The 4th Celebration with Parade, craft & food fairs, activities and fireworks
- October – Fling Into Fall Celebration
- December – Victorian Christmas
In addition to Searsport Town events, the Penobscot Marine Museum has a full slate of events planned for children and adults.
Searsport is also a host for Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Races take place from June through August at various locations along the coast. Recently, the Searsport race has been in mid-July, but be sure to check our News & Events page or Facebook Page for the 2011 schedule.
Searsport Shores Campground hosts seasonal events open to the public, as well as an annual Fiber College – Always the First Weekend after Labor Day.
No doubt that summer is fantastic in the midcoast and Searsport is conveniently located so you can enjoy a wealth of events within a stone’s throw of Searsport… Just a small sampling include
Rockland’s Lobster Festival, Camden’s Windjammer Days, Belfast’s Celtic Celebration, Bucksport’s Bay Festival, Bangor’s American Music Festival -
there are events and activities for everyone.
Let’s not forget our four season climate… Spring offers budding trees, blooming flowers and fresh maple syrup, Fall is filled with the vibrant changing colors of our abundant hardwood trees and the best time to enjoy fresh apple cider, Winter offers snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing at Sears Island and many of the area parks, with downhill skiing nearby at the Camden Snowbowl and Herman Mountain. Many of the Carriage Paths at Acadia National Park are also open for crosscountry skiing or snowshoeing.
So be our guest – come, stay and relax and enjoy this coastal Maine treasure we call Searsport!