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Montville & Beyond - A Guide to the Surrounding Area

Updated: Feb 26

Really immerse yourself in the Midcoast like this cute puppy!

We love the Midcoast– in addition to our saunas, we have so many things to do/see/eat/imbibe in these hills. Here are some of our favorite things to bookend a sauna session at our Montville Saunas! 

Places to Walk

Sheepscot Headwaters Preserve – From Montville, access the Sheepscot Headwaters trail network, managed by Midcoast Conservancy. Whitten Hill is a sauna staff favorite. Trails of all lengths and levels abound. 

Georges River Land Trust – Nearby Frye Mountain supports over 8 miles of trail for a longer hike. 

Hills to Sea – this 40+ mile trail transects the area connecting Belfast to Unity (road crossings allow for numerous access points and hike lengths). 

Haystack Mountain Trail - Short loop trail with a children's book trail that changes seasonally.

Head of Tide Preserve - Two options for easy short loops

Belfast Rail Trail - Walk from Belfast Harbor along the Passagassawakeag River.

Places to Eat and Drink (be sure to check hours before heading out!)

John’s Ice Cream – (Liberty) Head west on route 3 for a sweet treat at this midcoast favorite. Homemade flavors, with some dairy-free options. 

Pottle’s Restaurant and Pub (Liberty) Cozy down-home comfort food

Dos Gatos Gastropub – (Belfast) New on the street in Belfast, for tacos and margaritas. 

Fon’s Kitchen – (Belfast) Unique space with good Thai food and local beers. 

Long Grain – (Camden) locavore Asian food

Satori – (Belfast) Japanese, sushi, cocktails

Sunrise Bagel - (Waterville) Bagels & sandwiches

Taste of India/Jewel of India - (Waterville) Traditional, spiced-to-order Indian fare is offered by this casual eatery with vegetarian options.

Iraqi Kabab Market - (Waterville) All you need to do is read a couple of google reviews and your mouth will be watering.

Lincolnville General Store - (Lincolnville) Great selection of made to order sandwiches, hot food to-go, and groceries.

Hope General Store - (Hope) A little bit of everything here - pizza, sandwiches, snacks, and groceries.

Ports of Italy - (Rockport) Classic Italian fare.

Seafolk Coffee - (Rockport) Specialty coffee, pastries, and toast.

Chase's Daily - (Belfast) Eatery and market serving mostly produce from their own farm.

Lana-Xang Cafe - (Belfast) A menu featuring traditional Laotian & Thai dishes in a relaxed setting with with outdoor tables.

Places for Music

Marshall Wharf Brewing – (Belfast) Classic, beloved waterfront beer garden on Belfast Bay, and a sound stage supporting bands year-round. 

Lake St. George Brewing – (Liberty) Just down the road from Lake St. George State Park, with a shaded beer garden and live music during the summer. 

The Crosby Center – (Belfast) Belfast concert venue and event space, with lodging on-site. 

Places for Shopping 

The Belfast Food Co-op – (Belfast) One-stop for local, bulk, and otherwise crunchy foods and products. Deli and cafe forthcoming! 

Liberty Tool – (Liberty) Within these walls, a vast collection of antique and pre-loved tools and fixtures; even if you don’t need anything, it’s a curio shop for the ages. 

Liberty Graphics - (Liberty) Outlet store with piles of quality Maine-printed T-shirts, long-sleeved tees, kid’s, infant’s, men’s, and women’s garments at discount prices.

Community Market – (Unity) For hardware and garden/home goods, bakery items, and produce, this Amish-run store is a one-stop shop.

Boxcar Books – (Thorndike) A surprise gem in Thorndike; check ahead as hours are limited in this cozy space. 

 United Farmers Market — (Belfast, 9-2 on Saturdays).

We hope you enjoy all our community has to offer! Enjoy and see you soon.

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