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Searsport is Maine's second largest port and has a rich seafaring history. Located in south central Maine, between Belfast and Bucksport, Searsport makes an ideal base for exploring the many antiques shops and flea markets along Highway 1, which has earned this city the title of "Maine's Antiques Capital." Many of the old sea captain's homes in Searsport are now bed & breakfasts, some of them with beautiful views of the bay and river, and furnished with period antiques. You will find family dining in Searsport, as well as upscale restaurants that serve such delicious entrees as Maine lobster, pepper-glazed pork tenderloin or horseradish-crusted salmon. Searsport is also home to the Penobscot Marine Museum, with a total of nine historical and five modern buildings that house exhibits, an outstanding collection of marine art and models of famous ships. You'll find plenty to do outdoors, as well, in Searsport. Nearby Moose Point State Park has hiking and biking trails. And, Searsport is an easy day trip to Acadia National Park and whale watching, deep-sea fishing, balloon flights over Penobscot Bay, and ferry trips to Islesboro, Vinylhaven or Isle au Haut.

Surrounding areas: Stockton Springs, Maine (4.9 mi), Belfast, Maine (5.1 mi), Castine, Maine (7.6 mi), Northport, Maine (8.6 mi), Bucksport, Maine (10.0 mi), Islesboro, Maine (10.4 mi), Orland, Maine (11.8 mi)

Searsport Vacation Rentals




Searsport Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME (207) 548-2405
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME4.9 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME4.9 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME4.9 mi.(207) 338-4030
Best Western Jed Prouty Inn64 MainBucksport, ME10.4 mi.(207) 464-3113
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME13.1 mi.(207) 236-3870
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME18.6 mi.(207) 236-0500
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME18.7 mi.(207) 236-6800
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME18.7 mi.(207) 236-8478
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME19.0 mi.(207) 236-6060
Best Western White House Inn155 Littlefield AveBangor, ME22.1 mi.(207) 862-3737
Super 8 Motel462 Odlin RdBangor, ME23.1 mi.(207) 945-5681
Holiday Inn404 Odlin RdBangor, ME23.3 mi.(207) 947-0101
Motel 61100 Hammond StBangor, ME23.3 mi.(207) 947-6921
Ramada Inn Bangor375 Odlin RdBangor, ME23.4 mi.(207) 947-6961
Howard Johnson336 Odlin RdBangor, ME23.6 mi.(207) 942-5251
Best Inn570 Main StBangor, ME23.7 mi.(207) 942-0566
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Banger300 Odlin RdBangor, ME23.7 mi.(207) 990-0001
Days Inn250 Odlin RdBangor, ME23.8 mi.(207) 942-8272
Cozy Inn440 Wilson StBrewer, ME23.9 mi.(207) 989-0084
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME24.3 mi.(800) 341-1650
The Charles Inn20 Broad StBangor, ME24.7 mi.(207) 992-2820
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton308 Godfrey BlvdBangor, ME25.0 mi.(207) 947-6721
Comfort Inn130 High StEllsworth, ME25.4 mi.(207) 667-1345
Holiday Inn-ellsworth-acadia NTL Park215 High StEllsworth, ME25.5 mi.(207) 667-9341
Colonial Travelodge321 High StEllsworth, ME25.6 mi.(207) 667-5548
Colony Motel649 N Main StBrewer, ME25.7 mi.(207) 989-6275
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME26.0 mi.(207) 594-2131
Hampton Inn10 Bangor Mall BlvdBangor, ME27.4 mi.(207) 990-4400
Bangor Motor Inn701 Hogan RdBangor, ME27.6 mi.(207) 947-0355
Comfort Inn Bangor750 Hogan RdBangor, ME27.7 mi.(207) 942-7899
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME29.3 mi.(207) 594-6644
 
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME24.8 mi.(207) 594-4209

Searsport Weather & Climate

The Central Coast of Maine, near Penobscot Bay, has a mild climate with an average annual snowfall of 59 inches and average annual rainfall of 48 inches. Generally summers are mild with temperatures rarely going above 80 degrees. Expect cool weather on most summer nights, especially along the coast where sea breezes can feel quite cool. The humidity level is usually of no consequence due to the mild temperatures. Winters in Maine are cold but not frigid. Snow melts frequently along the coast - winter enthusiasts will find more snow on the ground for longer periods of time inland. Ice storms are regular in winter and early spring, and rain is frequent in every month. Fog is common during Jun, Jul and Aug.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 10°F 4.06 in. 38°F
February 33°F 12°F 3.01 in. 36°F
March 42°F 22°F 4.38 in. 38°F
April 52°F 32°F 4.45 in. 43°F
May 64°F 42°F 4.18 in. 49°F
June 73°F 51°F 3.88 in. 55°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.20 in. 59°F
August 77°F 55°F 3.01 in. 62°F
September 69°F 48°F 4.10 in. 57°F
October 58°F 38°F 4.33 in. 54°F
November 46°F 30°F 4.74 in. 52°F
December 35°F 17°F 4.31 in. 44°F

Searsport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bangor International airport (BGR) located about 24 miles north of Searsport in Bangor, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 27 miles east of Searsport in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located roughly 28 miles southwest of Searsport in Rockland, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 37 miles west of Searsport in Waterville, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located about 44 miles west of Searsport in Augusta, Maine, and finally the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 73 miles west of Searsport in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine.

Searsport Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME27.1 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME100.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME 
Castine Golf ClubCastineME7.3 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME8.6 mi.
Country View Golf ClubBrooksME11.8 mi.
Bucksport Golf ClubBucksportME12.6 mi.
Hampden Country ClubHampdenME19.9 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME20.6 mi.
Island Country ClubSunsetME20.9 mi.
Pine Hill Golf ClubBrewerME22.1 mi.
Lucerne Hills Golf ClubEast HoldenME23.1 mi.
White Birches Country ClubEllsworthME23.2 mi.
Felt Brook Golf CenterHoldenME23.6 mi.
Bangor Municipal Golf CourseBangorME23.7 mi.
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training CenterBangorME25.3 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME26.0 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf CourseEllsworthME27.6 mi.
Lakeview Golf CourseBurnhamME29.4 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME18.7 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME69.9 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME76.6 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME80.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME88.1 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME91.7 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME92.5 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME93.1 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH114.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Moose Point State ParkME2.2 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME5.3 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME13.5 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME21.7 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME26.2 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME31.0 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME32.2 mi. 
 
Museums
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME26.3 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME38.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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