- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Southwest Harbor, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Specialty Museums, Gardens and Food Shops.
- From Beech Cliff Loop to Perpendicular Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southwest Harbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Ellsworth and Castine.
Visitors can view photography of Maine landscape by Terrell S. Lester at Lester Terrell's Gallery. Lester devoted himself to photography full time in 1985 and his work can be found in museum, galleries, and private collections across the United States.
The Deer Isle Artist Association is an organization comprised of artists of all skill levels, ranging from professional to beginner. The group strives to promote the arts in the local community by providing scholarships to artistic high school graduates.
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.
Located on a scenic waterfront location, Stonington Village is a peaceful and intimate fishing village community. Visitors to the village commonly enjoy stopping in the art galleries, eating at the local restaurants, or relaxing on the harbor.