Top Ten (reasons to stay an extra day in the Bath Area)
10. Self-guided architectural tours in historic Bath and the peninsula (walking and driving).
9. Oh, to go to the sea! Sail and fishing charters on the peninsula. Day trips for whale watching. Explore Monhegan Island by foot. Jet boat trips to Augusta.
8. Shopping at Reny's (over-runs and seconds from "Famous maker catalog"),
ten antique shops, and numerous specialty shops in Bath's quaint downtown.
7. The Arts come alive at The Chocolate Church Arts Center (Bath) and the Maine State Music Theater at Bowdoin College (Brunswick).
6. Fine dining at Mae's Cafe, Robinhood Free Meetinghouse, or The Starfish Grill. Casual dining at J.R. Maxwell, The Osprey, Sarah's Café, Beale Street Grille, or the Front Street Deli. Dine on the water at the Kennebec Tavern, Mary Ellenz, or Water's Edge. Fun eats at Fat Boy's (old time carhops). Lobster in the rough at the Lobster Co. at Five Islands.
5. Commune with nature at the Morse Mountain Preserve. An easy two mile walk through salt marshes, up Morse Mountain (what a view!) and down to secluded Seawall Beach. More than 70 bird species nest in this protected area.
4. L.L. Bean and the outlet stores of Freeport are only 30 miles away
(distance is relative in Maine)
3. Long relaxing walks on the two best beaches in Maine: Popham Beach State
Park and Reid State Park. Also Ft. Popham (Civil War) and Ft. Baldwin (W.W.II) on the peninsula.
2. "Fill your sails with History" at The Maine Maritime Museum & Shipyard. Visit some of the 20 museums and Historical Societies, including the Chamberlain House (hero of Gettysburg), the Stowe House (here Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin), and the Musical Wonder house (Wiscasset).
1. The Fairhaven Inn. The perfect place to escape to or travel from.
Andrew Omo: owner and chef of Fairhaven
Ive been a chef from the time I could first hold a spoon. I come from a family of four brothers and no sisters, to my mothers dismay. We all learned to cook from our mother and grandmother. Many hours spent with my grandmother after school making cookies from a cookbook she gave me cemented a passion for food, cooking and the companionship of the kitchen in me. I spent my teenage years cooking at beach snack shacks and summer camps. After high school I decided that a degree in geology was the path my life should take. In order to cover my expenses I took a job as a dishwasher-prep cook for a local four diamond restaurant. As happens so often fate intervened, a busy night, an injured sous-chef, and an ambitious dishwasher, the rest is history as they say. The passion was re-awakened in me, I have since held sous chef positions for The Osprey restaurant and The Robinhood Free Meetinghouse and chef positions for the Broad Arrow Tavern at the Harraseeket Inn and Kristinas café and Bakery. Lifes priorities had forced me to lay down my knives in order to focus on my children, again fate intervened. The Fairhaven Inn has allowed me to share my passion with my children, many mornings you can find them working beside me preparing breakfast for our lucky guests.