Located on an island accessible by car from the mainland, Georgetown is a popular destination boasting more than 82 miles of shoreline. Your search for vacation rentals in Georgetown, Maine covers a span of picturesque New England villages between the Sheepscot and Kennebec rivers on the Gulf of Maine. Home to little more than 1,000 residents, Georgetown has strong natural appeal due to its thriving ecology. Abundant, diverse wildlife are drawn to the marshes, coves, beaches, and harbors. Bird watchers and photographers will find this area especially rewarding.
Top spots for birding include Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary and Reid State Park. The 119-acre sanctuary offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails through landscapes of spruce, fir, pine, and oak trees, a wildflower meadow and a salt marsh, along the shores of Robinhood Cove. Playing host to Sheepscot Bay (on the Atlantic Ocean) and the Little River, Reid State Park offers the unique option of exploring both active and calm waters. The 766-acre park features three beaches, nature trails, and picnic areas.
Combine cuisine with scene at Five Villages and Robinhood Cove. A working harbor where fishermen unload their catches, Five Villages offers the freshest seafood options around, and an equally impressive view to dine by. Robinhood Cove is home to the Anchor Bar & Grill (formerly the Osprey Restaurant). Enjoy marina views of sailboats and powerboats, accompanied by inspired, fresh seafood dishes.
Georgetown is the nearest town to Seguin Island, and the Seguin Island Lighthouse, located 2.5 miles off the Kennebec River. Built in 1857, the lighthouse is accompanied by a keeper's house, a boathouse and a tramway once used to transport supplies. The island is accessible via the Seguin Island Ferry from Fort Popham, but it makes for a striking backdrop to photos taken from Georgetown.
No visit is complete without a visit to Georgetown Pottery, offering hand-painted porcelain pottery by local artisans since 1972. Original items range from jewelry to furniture, and more - all featuring Maine and nautical themes.