Milbridge is located on Narraguagus Bay and is the heart of wild blueberry country. The town is home to Jasper Wyman & Son, the nation’s leading grower, packer and marketer of wild blueberries. You can fish or picnic in Riverside Park, and you can view a rustic railroad bridge, cable pool and rapids from the Narraguagus River Dam. The town was once known for shipbuilding and today you can learn about times past at the Milbridge Historical Society Museum.
Things to Do in Milbridge
For caught-that-day fresh seafood, stop by Chipman’s Wharf, run by the Chipman brothers who are both lobster fishermen. Hop on a lobster boat for a scenic cruise to see lighthouses, puffins, whales and more with Robertson Sea Tours. The Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite among birders and hikers. The trails go through blueberry barrens and salt marshes and along the shore for a variety of beautiful views. Odds ‘n Ends is a charming shop with local art, tasty treats and used goods. For some of the best fruit wines in the country and Maine-made rum, don’t miss Bartlett Maine Estate Winery in nearby Gouldsboro, off of Route 1, or the Catherine Hill Winery in Cherryfield for grape and fruit small-batch wines.
From May to September, the Milbridge Farmers’ Market is the place to get locally grown fruits and veggies, as well as fiber arts.
During summer months enjoy the Summer Concert Series on the outdoor stage at the Milbridge Theater.
Where to Stay in Milbridge
If you enjoy camping in the salt breeze, be sure to check out McClellan Park, situated by the bay with 10 acres. The cozy rooms at the Red Barn Motel offer views of the Narraguagus River. In nearby Harrington, the Ocean Spray Cottages offer year-round comfort in six cottages. In Cherryfield, enjoy delightful accommodations in an 18th century home at the Englishman’s Bed & Breakfast.
Restaurants in Milbridge
To enjoy some tasty Mexican fare, visit the popular Vasquez Mexican Takeout on Main Street; for a little something of everything, the Milbridge House doesn’t disappoint. 44 North is another great spot to enjoy lunch or dinner.