- TripBuzz found 90 things to do with kids in or near Ellsworth, Maine, including 80 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bangor and Castine.
- From Eastward Bowling Lanes to Pinniped Kayak, the Ellsworth area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Amusement Parks (All Ages), Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- The city of Ellsworth calls Hancock County, Maine home. The under 100 square miles are lightly populated, with a population of less than 8,000. Ellsworth was considered the fastest growing city in Main for the ten years between 2000 and 2010. With a variety of museums and a theatre on the National Register of Historic Places, the history of the city stays alive.
The Merryspring Horticultural Nature Park is a leisure park that features an herb garden, a gazebo titled 'The Hexagon', and a greenhouse. The park offers guided nature walks, bug safaris, and weekend workshops.
Camden-Rockport Historical Society maintains the Conway Homestead Museum, which is comprised of an eighteenth century house, nineteenth century barn, a blacksmith shop and a maple sugar house. It also contains the Cramer Museum which exhibits artifacts, memorabilia and archives.
Landscaped with shrubs and fountains, Golfer's Crossing Mini Golf offers a challenging miniature golf course for children. The course is outdoors and features several obstacles like water and elevation challenges.
A unique statue in its own right, the Andre the Seal Statue is dedicated to a seal which was saved by a local fisherman, becoming a sort of local mascot. The marble statue was unveiled by Andre himself, 8 years before he died in 1986.
The Rockport Marine Park is situated directly on the harbor waterfront. Guests are able to enjoy activities like canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, hiking, picnicking, walking paths, and general lounging on the beach.
Bald Mountain, part of the Maine Birding Trail, has two paths to the summit where hikers often see spruce grouse, gray jay, boreal chickadees, and blackpoll warblers. From the summit, hikers can see Rangeley Lake, Cupsuptic Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Saddleback Mountain, Elephant Mountain, and Mount Washingt…
Opened to the view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Camden Snow Bowl offers plenty of entertaining opportunities no matter the season, which include: hiking, sports courts, swimming and fishing during the warm season, ski slopes, ice-skating and a 400 foot-long toboggan chute during the cold season.