NORTH HAVEN ISLAND
FIND OUT HOW TO GET TO NORTH HAVEN, WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, AND WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU'RE HERE
If you're visiting North Haven island, there are a number of activities and attractions you will not want to miss. No matter the season, North Haven is vibrant place, full of interesting things to do.
If you're staying at Nebo Lodge, you will want to start there. Nebo Lodge is not only an inn, but a restaurant, bar, and hub of island activity. If you're here on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, ask about Barn Suppers and Sea Farm Suppers, all located a few miles down the road at Turner Farm. Bikes are available to rent at Nebo Lodge, or inn guests can easily walk to many other island attractions. Visitors and locals alike can be found at Calderwood Hall, a local foods market and excellent family-style pizza restaurant and bar, also located downtown. Cooper's Landing, also downtown North Haven, is a great place to grab a tasty lunch or ice cream cone during the daytime in the summer. Pair a pint of excellent North Haven Brewing Co. beer with any of these food options and you'll be a happy camper.
Visitors can't miss Waterman's Community Center, which is literally next to the Maine State Ferry parking lot, and is also a hub of activity spring, summer, fall and winter on North Haven. If you're looking for a cup of coffee or food, an art exhibit, a movie, play, or summer activities for young people, this is the place to be! Hoping for a souvenir? Stop by Fox Island Printworks, located downtown behind Brown's Boatyard, or the North Haven Gift Shop, across the street from the Post Office and Library. Directly under the North Haven Gift Shop, find Hopkins Wharf Gallery, which shows works by artists who live on or are connected with North Haven island. If you would like to try the freshest oysters around, follow the signs to North Have Oyster Co on Middle Road and purchase them from the source!
On your way out of town, you'll notice the North Haven Historical Society (right before the North Haven Community School on your right). Stop in, as there are always interesting historical pieces on display, and it's a great way to learn about the history and culture of the North Haven. You may be interested in visiting any number of the island's farms as well: Turner Farm (with Farm Stands open seasonally), Sheep Meadow Farm, Foggy Meadows Farm, and Cider Hill Farm are all great farms to visit.
Beyond all of these local attractions are the views and scenery which bring many of us here in the first place. Walk, bike, drive, or sail with Blue Yonder Sail Charters one or many of our parks, beaches, and scenic vistas while you're here...try Mullins Head, Tar Tank Beach, Ames Knob and Burnt Island to name a few. Visit the North Haven Conservation Partners in Waterman's Community Center for more information about great outdoor spots to visit on the island. For more on North Haven parks and scenery, visit our Parks and Beaches page.