Attractions in Stockton Springs
Located about three miles off U.S. Route 1 in Stockton Springs, Fort Point State Park occupies a long peninsula with panoramic views of the Penobscot River, Stockton Harbor, and Penobscot Bay. On its 120 acres, the park features more than a mile of rocky shore, a tidal sandbar, and diverse habitat for various plants and animals. Opened in 1974, the park also includes Fort Pownall State Historic Site and the Fort Point Light Station. With waterfront picnic sites and charcoal grills, a pier, floats for fishing and boating, and access to a scenic bicycling loop, Fort Point State Park is a popular destination.
The Fort Point Light, or Fort Point Light Station, is in Fort Point State Park in Stockton Springs. This light station has served as an active aid to navigation since 1835. The present lighthouse dates to 1857. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The light station consists of a lighthouse with an integrated keeper’s house, barn, oil house, and bell house.
Sears Island is located off the coast of Searsport at the top of Penobscot Bay. The island is the largest undeveloped, uninhabited, causeway-accessible island on the United States’ eastern coast. Sears Island is a great place to explore, with sandy beaches, plenty of skipping rocks, extensive walking trails, and a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Bar Harbor is about an hour car ride east, and both Camden and Bangor are about a half-hour south and north, respectively. Sears Island also offers spectacular views of Cape Jellison and Stockton Harbor.
Sandy Point Beach
Sandy Point is located on the Penobscot River, across from Verona Island. The 100-acre preserve protects the sand and gravel Sandy Point Beach for public use. You can swim, picnic and sunbathe at this pocket beach, which is tucked between rocky headlands. You can also enjoy windsurfing on this wide stretch of river. If you’re hoping to explore Stockton Harbor and Midcoast Maine, this quiet beach does not disappoint!
The Stockton Springs Library offers free library membership and is located on Main Street in Stockton Springs, ME. The library is staffed by an army of local volunteers who are quick to offer help where they are able. The library hosts many wonderful events throughout the year and a summer reading program for children. Also housed in the building is the Stockton Springs Historical Society. For more information, call (207) 567-4147.
Exploring Stockton Springs and Midcoast Maine is an adventure in and of itself. There are many places to eat and shop in the surrounding towns of Searsport, Belfast, and Bucksport. We invite you to check Trip Advisor for more personalized suggestions.