The City of Westbrook is just outside of Portland and is considered part of Greater Portland. The Presumpscot River is the heart of the city – and great for canoeing and kayaking or fishing.
Things to Do in Westbrook
Westbrook is a designated Main Street Community with many local shops, including the Dana Warp Mill which houses several studios and businesses. For a city, Westbrook offers quite an abundance of nature walks. The Mill Brook Preserve has a 5-mile trail system in 130 acres of quiet forest and boasts one of the largest alewife migrations each spring. If you visit in May or June, you can see these little fish as they head upstream to spawn in Maine’s many lakes. A stroll along the pet-friendly Westbrook River Walk takes you along the Presumpscot River, historic mill buildings and a waterfall in the heart of the city. Smiling Hill Farm is always a fun place to enjoy petting farm animals, enjoying an ice cream or participating in seasonal activities. Hit the links at Sunset Ridge Golf Links for a charming 9-hole course. Catch a concert at Waterfront Concerts’ newest venue at Rock Row.
Where to Stay in Westbrook
Relax in comfort in a Victorian-era bed and breakfast at The Elms, along the Presumpscot River. In nearby South Portland and Portland, there are numerous lodging options – everything from affordable motels to high-end harborside hotels.
Restaurants in Westbrook
For a treat, visit Black Dinah Chocolatiers for handmade chocolates made with local, fresh ingredients, or get a tour at Haven’s Candies, which has been making salt water taffy, chocolates and other treats since 1915. Hankering for a cold pint? Check out the tasting room at Mast Landing Brewing Company. A gastro pub, The Frog and Turtle is a popular spot for happy hour and they often have live local music as well. For Hawaiian poke in Maine, look no further than the Big Fin Poke restaurant! Casa Novello serves classic Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. More than a restaurant, 33 Elmwood offers family fun with a variety of outdoor activities.