Lone Pine and Crow’s Nest Cottages are peacefully situated in a natural coastal setting in Brooksville, Maine. They are centrally located to Blue Hill, Sedgwick, Deer Isle, Stonington, Castine, and Brooklin. You’ll find farmers' markets, fresh caught lobster, seafood specialty restaurants, galleries, nature preserves, live performances and more events than could be seen in a day. There is plenty to do….if you care to adventure from your comfortable retreat.
- Eggemoggin Country Store [ no web site ] is a short drive (or hike) away (groceries, morning coffee and baked goods, newspapers, gasoline, beverages, etc.)
- Bucks Harbor Market is a 10 minute drive for groceries, deli, morning baked goods, coffee and a great local place to hang out.
Restaurants and Take-outs
- Trade Winds Market has a good selection of most food items. National brands, fish, lobster, meats, produce and lots of organic and specialty items.
- Blue Hill Co-op is the local place to buy all natural and organic foods. There is a bakery that makes baked goods, prepares sandwiches and take out items as well as soup and fresh coffee daily. It is a hangout for locals who are looking for a quick bite and healthy fare.
- Bucks Harbor Market is a local hangout place...well, there are a few tables indoors and one or two on the porch. It is a good place to get breakfast, coffee, and baked goods. The market has enough of a selection of items to get your through a delightful day in Maine. Next door is Buck's Restaurant . . . fine dining. Drinks & Nightlife
Organic and Local Fresh Produce
- Marlintini's Grill offers a fun and lively atmosphere. not only are they a bar, but also a restaurant. There are several televisions that air sporting events, as well as friendly wait-staff and bartenders.
- Deep Water Brewing Company
- El El Frijoles is a Mexican style restaurant a short drive (or hike) away.
- Fish Net is a casual take-out restaurant. Open during the warmer months of the year. Seafood, burgers, ice cream are its specialties. Live Lobster can be purchased here too.
- Bagaduce Lunch is a classic Maine take-out restaurant. Some say it has the best lobster rolls around. There are picnic tables outdoors with views of the Bagaduce River.
- Perry’s Lobster Shack is right on the oceanfront, a classic old-fashioned seafood/lobster shack for a summer meal. Drive down this out of the way road on Newbury Neck and see the Downeast as it is. NICE!
- The Harbor House is a quiet little spot in downtown Blue Hill. Small, intimate with fresh brewed coffee and breakfasts to order in the morning. Lunches some days too.
- Arborvine fine Dining....cozy, colonial feel interior. The food is really good. This is a dress up, fancy place to go. It would be in the memorable category.
- Finn’s Irish Pub has a great, relaxed atmosphere, wide selection of beers on tap. And, great food. It's not over the top expensive and is always busy. Live music on a frequent although not nightly basis. Ellsworth, about 35 min. drive from here.
On the Water Activities
- Four Season Farm is a nationwide known organic farm whose owners were part of the original "back to the landers" movement in this area.
- Farmer’s Markets occur in the nearby towns on alternating days of the week. Brooksville’s is on Tuesday mornings.
Nearby Nature Preserves
Culture and the Arts
- The Activity Shop has super nice folks who rent kayaks, bikes and canoes. Call ahead and reserve. They will deliver and pick up so you don't have to worry about that.
- Castine Kayak Adventures is a very cool place to hire a guided kayak tour of the nearby coastal area.
- Isle au Haut Boat Services/The Mailboat will take you and your bicyles to Isle au Haut. You can get off at the dock that serves the portion of the island that is owned by Acadia National Park or get off at the public dock in town (what town? it's a tiny berg). The Mailboat does not take cars but the island has paved and gravel roads. It's worth a day trip for the sightseeing adventure and the vintage cars you might see.
- Island Explorer Buses are free to tourists in and around Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor. It's a great way to sight see and avoid the traffic. There are pick-up spots in Ellsworth.