The October issue of Maine Magazine features an in-depth look at Port Clyde, an idyllic small town located at the tip of the Saint George Peninsula. Port Clyde is home to a working waterfront and is also an artist’s haven, attracting three generations of Wyeths along with others throughout the years. Read more to find out why this small town is a destination worth visiting in “Sea Art, Port Clyde”.
Things to do in and around Port Clyde
The seasonal Port Clyde Art Gallery is open from June to mid-September. The artists’ cooperative showcases local art in a funky red barn.
For a different perspective, sign up for Linda Bean’s Wyeths by Water tour. An expert guide navigates the local waters on an authentic lobster boat while highlighting scenery, like the Olson House, that inspired famous Wyeth paintings such as Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World.
Eight Bells, the home and studio for N.C. and Andrew Wyeth is also in Port Clyde.
Take home lobster from Off the Dock Lobsters, where the lobster is as fresh and local as it gets.
Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum is a scenic attraction with a light tower and historic keeper’s house. The museum features an interesting collection of memorabilia and photographs relevant to the peninsula’s rich history.
Explore the Drift Inn Beach at low tide.
On a rainy day, visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Family friendly fun for all ages with special auctions throughout the year.
Exceptional properties available near Port Clyde:
8 Hupper Island, Saint George
This classic coastal property on the shore of Hupper Island, a five-minute boat ride from Port Clyde, features spectacular views of Port Clyde Harbor. The year-round, three-to-four-bedroom main house has a seasonal guest cottage and was completely renovated in harmony with the surrounding environment. The landscape highlights expertly built stone walls, lawn, intimate perennial gardens and patio areas; and an integrated stone hot tub has spectacular views of the harbor. The property has 2± acres of land with 300± feet of shorefront, including a private sand beach and a deep-water dock with float system for convenient access.
Crazy Point Lane, Saint George
Overlooking the islands of Muscongus Bay at the entrance to the St. George River, this property offers a private 1.6± acre peninsula with 1,170’± of shorefront. The energy efficient house is beautifully landscaped and the peninsula’s natural setting is enhanced by paths wandering among old-growth apple trees to pebble and sandy beaches. The views open up-river north to the Camden Hills and the islands of Muscongus Bay to the south.
Ram Island, Saint George
Located a stone’s throw from the mainland in Wheeler Bay, a picturesque working harbor on the St. George Peninsula, Ram Island is a 5± acre retreat offering complete privacy and wonderful views. A very attractive four-bedroom residence consists of four buildings clustered around a beautifully landscaped central courtyard connected by boardwalk and stone paths. The island has been beautifully developed and impeccably maintained and includes lovely woods, picnic areas, and fine walking trails. Approximately 1700± feet of accessible shorefront is composed of sand and pebble beaches and granite ledge. A sheltered, tidal dock provides a convenient landing in any weather and the property includes a deeded right-of-way for parking, summer boat storage, and dock access only 800 feet away on the mainland.
Turkey Point, Saint George
This spectacular 58± acre property is accessed by a long private drive, which gives total privacy. Turkey Point offers over 1,500± feet of water frontage, including a deep-water dock, 500± feet of sand beach, plus a small private island, accessible by foot at low tide. The residence was built in the late 1970s by the previous owner and includes two spacious bedroom suites, plus an attached guest house with a bedroom, full kitchen, and living room. Stunning water views are enjoyed from most rooms with access to oversized decks and the private grounds include walking paths along the water’s edge and stone walls throughout the property.