Swan Island - Richmond
Begin the day in Richmond at Annabella's Bakery and Café.
Pack a picnic lunch and water.
Board the five-minute ferry ride across the Kennebec River to Swan Island. Explore this historic island at the head of Merrymeeting Bay. Day hikers, campers, and birders are all welcome. There are 7+ miles of trails. The entire island is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The day use fee is $8.00 per person. There are four scheduled ferries each day, BUT RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE by calling 207-547-5322.
Walk up the hill and treat yourself to a yummy ice cream from Main Street Dairy Treat. Perfect afternoon treat!
Check in for the evening at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell.
Ride or walk the Kennebec River Rail Trail, a six-mile trail from Augusta to Gardiner.
Meander through Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead.
Grab a brew at Liberal Cup Public House and Brewery, a 7-barrel brewpub.