- The list below includes 75 free or cheap things to do in or near Ellsworth, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Specialty Museums.
- From Woodlawn to Stanwood Homestead Museum & Bird Sanctuary, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ellsworth and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Bangor, Castine and Southwest Harbor.
Customers of the Rooster Brother Coffee Roasters in Main Street has talked about drinking the finest coffee at competitive rates. They also serve homemade pastries and cookies, sandwiches and breads, and more. Their seats offer a good videw of the river.
Downeast Scenic Railroad shows mostly scenic images of the forest during the trip. While on board, some history of the attraction is given along the way through a recording. Some train enthusiasts have found this well worth their time.
The Telephone Museum is an interactive museum featuring working telephone switchboards, switching systems, and telephones. From hand-crank magneto phones to manual switch boards, visitors are encouraged to get their hands on the equipment and explore the history of the telephone.