Where to eat in Bucksport
Bucksport House of Pizza
MacLeod's Restaurant & Pub
Ming's Garden Chinese Restaurant
Seabreeze Pizza & Sub Dining
What to see in BucksportAlamo Theatre/Northeast Historic Film
Come visit the Alamo Theatre at 85 Main Street and enjoy current Hollywood movies on weekends, during school vacations, and all summer. You'll also find special events throughout the year including art films, live theater, concerts, and our world famous Summer Symposium. Or, rent the theater for your own private function.
Affordable ticket and concessions prices — and Dolby Sound — make the Alamo a great place to beat the heat or just come for fun. And, we drizzle real butter on our popcorn!
You won't want to miss Northeast Historic Film — a nationally recognized film archive of historic New England footage housed at the Alamo Theatre. Check out oldfilm.org for more information.
Buck Cemetery & the Foot on the Stone
View the tombstone of Bucksport's Founder Jonathan Buck — and the famous boot image that is purported to reappear on the tombstone every time it's been removed. Located at Main Street at intersection of Route 1 and 15.
Buck Memorial Library
This unique architectural structure houses the town library. Open Monday - Friday 10 am — 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - noon. Story hour: Wednesday at 10:30 am & Saturday at 10 am. Main Street, Bucksport.
Bucksport Golf Club
Ranked as one of Maine's best, Bucksport Golf Club is a beautiful and well-maintained nine-hole course with a wide-open layout and spectacular views of hills and valleys. We also offer a driving range, two chipping greens, cart rentals and storage.
Bucksport Harbor Tours
Take our narrated river tour on Lil' Toot and enjoy a spectacular view of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox, go back in time to find out about the ill-fated Penobscot Expedition, ship-building, ice-harvesting, and Bangor's role as the largest lumber port in the world — and watch for seals, osprey, and bald eagles! Day and evening cruises. Call (207) 469-7498 for information or to check on weather conditions.
Bucksport Waterfront Walk
Stroll this one-mile, scenic brick walkway from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge to Sprague Point and enjoy fantastic views of the harbor and Fort Knox. Historical markers, docking, picnic tables, gazebo, and restroom. Located right outside the Fort Knox Inn.
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
The nation's oldest salmon fish hatchery offers a visitor center that's open daily from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, from 8 am — 5 pm. A public boat launch and lakeside picnic area with restroom is open from 6 am to sunset. Located off Route 1 in nearby E. Orland. Call 207-469-2803 for more information.
Fort Knox was named after Major General Henry Knox, America's first Secretary of War and Commander of Artillery during the American Revolution. Workers quarried granite used to construct the fort from Mt. Waldo, about five mile upriver. Don't miss the hot shot furnaces that heated cannonballs so hot they set ships on fire and the Rodman cannon, which took 12 men to load. Fort Knox is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to sunset, from May 1 to November 1. Guided tours are available daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Fort Point Lighthouse
Explore the lighthouse and enjoy the picnic area and fishing along the beautiful Penobscot Bay. Located off Route 1 in Stockton Springs.
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge is a 2,120 feet (646 m)-long cable-stayed bridge and one of two bridges in the U.S. constructed to use a cradle system that carries the strands within the stays from bridge deck to bridge deck. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge observation tower rises 420' above sea level and provides breathtaking views of the Penobscot River Valley from three decks. The Observatory is open 7 days from May 1 through Oct 31. (207) 469-6553 for more information.
Port Harbor Marina
Port Harbor Marina is located adjacent to the Fort Knox Inn, has 50 slips and can accommodate boats up to 90 feet long. Every dock has water and electricity (either 30 or 50 amp) with 80-foot openings between runs for plenty of maneuvering room. It's a great place to stop on your trip up the Maine Coast! Boat rentals available too.
Rufus Googan Park
Enjoy a view of the Penobscot River from a park bench in this tiny, but beautifully maintained flower garden, lush with Maine vegetation and just feet from the Fort Knox Inn.
Places to Go...and things to do
Bangor, Maine is hopping with culture, cuisine and entertainment and at only 14 miles away from Fort Knox Park Inn, it's definitely worth the jaunt. Enjoy a theater performance at Bangor's historic Penobscot Theatre or, during fair weather seasons, check out one of the Bangor Waterfront Concerts. In August each year Bangor becomes a destination for the great American Folk Festival — a FREE (donations suggested) three-day music festival that is NOT to be missed! Feeling lucky? Give your hand a chance at Hollywood Casino Bangor which is now a full service casino with table games from blackjack to craps! Or go just to enjoy their buffet & live entertainment! Hungry? From Thai, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese (even Pakistani), Irish Pubs, great beer (and more beer), pizza, bagles (great lunch fair & baked goods here, too!), to baked goods — if you want to eat it, chances are Bangor has it. Check out this thorough listing of Bangor restaurants & eateries. With so many options we'd happily suggest our favorites during your stay with us. BTW...have you ever seen Bangor's massive Paul Bunyan statue? It's definitely a great photo-op!
Located on the eastern shore of Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is a summer favorite for tourists. The bustling town has something for everyone, including great shopping, dining, tours, art galleries, and movies. A gravel path meanders along the shoreline between magnificent inns and the great Atlantic Ocean, offering walkers beautiful views of the harbor and visiting cruise ships.
The gateway to Downeast Maine, Ellsworth offers a blend of upscale gift stores, trendy retail shops, and bargain mall outlets, making it a shopping mecca. Visit the Woodlawn Museum for a taste of history, or head to Birdsacre for a quiet afternoon communing with nature.
Acadia National Park
The only national park in New England, Acadia offers 44 miles of beautiful coastline, 50 miles of scenic carriage trails — ten-foot-wide paths are great for walking and biking — and 120 miles of hiking and biking trails. Sign up for nature tours, watch a film about the park, or browse the many maps and books available — all at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center.
Then, drive the scenic Park Loop Road and view Frenchman Bay, Cadillac Mountain — at 1,530 feet, the highest point on the US Atlantic seaboard — Jordan Pond and Jordan Pond Restaurant, and Thunder Hole — a small cavern that spouts water as high as 40 feet with a thunderous roar when the ocean waves rush in. You'll also want to visit Sand Beach, the only saltwater beach in the park.
Mount Desert Island Lakes
Canoe and kayak the island's beautiful lakes — Long Pond, the largest; Seal Cove Pond; Echo Lake; Eagle Lake; and Jordan Pond. Visit Bass Harbor Marsh at high tide and watch for herons, owls, beavers, and deer.
Sail with real lobstermen and as they haul their catch — and get up close and personal with a sea urchin or starfish while you're at it. Watch the whales, spot a seal, look for puffins, tour Maine's famous lighthouses, or just take a nature cruise. You'll find a wide variety of boat trips on privately owned boats and dinner cruises and whale watches provided by a variety of touring companies.
Wander through 10,000 years of Native American history, art, and archeology as exhibits and programs provide interesting information about the native people of Maine today. The museum shop features high-quality handcrafted gifts.
Diver Ed's Dive-in Theater
Diver Ed collects all sorts of critters from the bottom of the sea. You'll get to touch starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and whatever else he finds! Have a great time and learn a lot too.
Atlantic Brewing Company
Discover how Bar Harbor's local beers, wines, and sodas are made — and get a taste between 10 and 5 every day. Free tours at 2, 3, and 4 pm daily.
Mount Desert Oceanarium & Lobster Hatchery
Take a fascinating tour of a salt marsh and a working lobster hatchery — and get an up-close view of lobster moms and their babies!
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, 18-hole Kebo Valley consistently ranks among America's best public golf courses.
Acadia Repertory Theatre
Enjoy live professional theater — comedies, dramas, mysteries, and children's productions. Located on Mount Desert Island.
Wendell Gilley Museum
Come see the work of world-renowned bird carver Wendell Gilley, a Southwest Harbor native. Workshops also available.
Bar Harbor Historical Society
Experience "Old Bar Harbor" though memorabilia, maps, antique clothing, and pictures.
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Tour the largest cold water marine research facility in the eastern United States.
Bar Harbor Whale Museum
Visit the only museum dedicated to the study and understanding of Gulf of Maine whales and seals.
Penobscot Marine Museum
The Penobscot Marine Museum celebrates and preserves the culture of the Penobscot Bay Region through special events, exhibits, collections, and educational programs.
Go back in time with a ride in a horse-drawn carriage along the famous carriage trails built by John D. Rockefeller in the early 1900's. Daily tours within Acadia National Park.
Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Timber Tina Scheer's exciting show pits two lumberjack teams against each other for log rolling,
speed climbing, and ax throwing contests. It's fun, funny, and action-packed. Located in Trenton.
Lamoine State Park
Just north of Mount Desert Island, peaceful 55-acre of Lamoine State Park provides beautiful views of Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain. Picnic at the park's long pebble beach or kayak along the shore and catch a glimpse of starfish and periwinkles in the sparkling water.
More things to do and where to do them
Family fun park
Lobster boat rides
Whale watching tours
The CAT ferry offers service to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Three hour trip each way. Leaves from Bar Harbor.
Cranberry Cove ferry offers service to the Cranberry Isles. Leaves from Southwest Harbor.
Swan's Island ferry offers ferry service to and from Swan's Island.
Bar Harbor ferry offers views of lighthouses, mountains, fishing villages, mansions, and lobstermen hauling their traps as you from travel between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor.
The Fort Knox Inn offers this list as a resource only and does not recommend or guarantee any particular service or company.