This friendly community is actually composed of an area that runs along a ten-mile peninsula that reaches out into a Bay. With over 150 miles of shoreline, Harpswell has an economic base, which is founded on the fishing industry, and tourism that attracts visitors who enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing. Many consider the area to be a sailor's paradise. The area is a fantastic combination of land and water.
There are an abundance of choices for today's visitor including bed and breakfasts, inns, and spectacular historic homes. The traveler can choose from a variety of dining options, as well. There are many scenic sites and historic buildings and if you so desire you can take to the ocean waters aboard a rented fishing boat or take a charter cruise.
Fall is an excellent time to visit, when the surrounding landscape comes alive with all the colors of the season. The community is full of history, fishing traditions, and great historic sites that can be enjoyed in any season.