Summer Island Getaway on North Haven, ME
A romantic New England inn and dose of outdoor adventure.
An hour’s ferry ride from Rockland, this tiny Penobscot Bay island has long been a vacation spot for everyone from actor Oliver Platt, novelist Susan Minot, and artist Eric Hopkins to various members of the Bush clan. It’s the perfect romantic getaway—one with a touch of adventure for hikers, cyclists, and water babies alike. You can bike the island’s 30 miles of trails, kayak Mill River, and more.
1 Watermanâ€™s Community Center
This is the central gathering spot, where townspeople and vacationers alike meet over games of ping pong, blueberry muffins from the cafÃ©, or just a cozy chat; summer nights are always filled with concerts, lectures, and plays.
2 North Island Museum
The museum, which opens for the season in July, recounts the islandâ€™s evolution from a Native American territory to the lobster-fishing town it is today.
3 Fox I Printworks
In the market for a souvenir? This new shop sells quirky hand-silk-screened T-shirts emblazoned with lighthouses, foxes, kale, tractors, and other fun designs.
4 Sail the Tammy Norie
Local captain Joel Rowland will take you on a half- or full-day sail aboard the Tammy Norie, a 42-foot wooden sloop that was originally built in 1964.